Tuesday, October 26, 2010

November Sale is Almost Here!!

The November sale is almost here - it starts next Thursday, November 4th! It is a short time between sales for us cuz the October sale was late in the month and the November one is right away. So we have all been rushing around like little elves................cuz you know this is the big CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY sale!!!!!! Don't worry - we still do Christmas in December too - but it seems all of you like to have a lot of holiday stuff really early so you can start your decorating! Most of us aren't anywhere near being set up yet so I just have a few snippets to share with you - just enough to whet your appetite! So come on, let's go take a couple peeks..........I'm so excited I want to grab you all by the arms and say come and see the beginnings!!!!!! Ok, ok, let's go look now....................

Rose already has these great long johns hanging over the desk!

Saw all of this silver in Barb's area - perfect for entertaining!
How cozy does this sofa/couch look???? The carving on it is gorgeous!

Barb also has a bunch of awesome white dishes etc - including some ironstone!!!! I'm already drooling!

Coralyn's famous mittens - they are so cozy and warm and cute - and make AWESOME holiday gifts!
Coralyn also has some gorgeous entertaining pieces in her area - was seeing some beautiful silver and crystal!

Rope, rope, rope - hmmmm, like the looks of it as is - but soooo many uses come to mind!

Do you know what this is? Can't wait for you to see it!

Know what this is??? Some great art work huh?

Some wonderful seasonal decorating items - and ideas!

And again some great seasonal items - imagine these great greens in your house!

The back wall of the front room - Rose has written "The Night Before Christmas" - it looks so awesome on the wall!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Costumes and Leaves - First day of the October Sale!!

The October sale started today - one of my very favorite sales of the year! The colors and textures and mums and pumpkins and gourds - and an entire week of GORGEOUS weather - Life just doesn't get any better. And look at the parking areas - absolutely packed!!! When we opened the doors at 9am we were just about stampeded!

One of my favorite things about the October sale is that we cover the floors with leaves - this year they were all from Barb's yard!
We have such great customers - they come in and laugh about the leaves, laugh at the thought of us cleaning it all up, don't mind the dust it involves, and crunch their way thru the shop!

I think the youngest customers love it best - the kids stop dead and their eyes get big and then they all enjoy crunching and playing in the leaves - and of course that just gives us an excuse to do the same!!

Meet Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater - our official greeter on the deck!

Rose - our fearless leader, Grand Poobah, and probably one of the best looking scarecrows I've ever seen!

My husband Mike - our official Thursday morning "shop lifter" and Rose - hmmmmmmm, do you think I should be worried!?!?

And Mike with Gail - one hot witch!!! Mike doesn't like to be photographed usually - guess it is different with a pretty gal at his side!
Cindy C - our Ma Ingalls!!!
Me - a member of Junk Hunters Anonymous!
Ima Bee - usually known as Barb!

And our witch Gail!
A shot of the deck, a great pumpkin, some wonderful cages - and a perfectly blue sky!
A look into Bonnie's area - gotta love her pumpkin paintings!
Mary Ann had these great blue bins - and her watch crow!
LOVE the colors Cindy K used in her area!
Rose's great screen - what an awesome idea huh? Her photos were all attached permanently - but a corkboard screen would work great to display family photos that you want to keep updating!
Mike's center island - the top is made from salvaged bowling alley!!
Gail's chair and a half - it was so pretty and gorgeous - and Sold!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October's Here!!!

I haven't been on here much this month - so sorry! And I have so much to share with you all - stories from customers, stories from vendors, memories, recipes (yep, you read that right - we are gonna share some of our favorite recipes with you guys!!) and old photos. BUT - we have all been sooooo busy getting stuff ready for the October sale that everything else kinda went by the wayside!! You will probably hear me say this again and again - but we all just want everything to be so spectacular for our last sales - even more spectacular than we usually are!

I am pretty sure we accomplished that this month! The shop looks amazing!!!!! There are so many things I want - actually I already got one of them!!!! Sometimes when we are setting up we will see something in someone else's area and well................Cindy and I did a trade - she had something I wanted and I had something she wanted!

But don't worry - the really good stuff is still there - so much really good stuff that I may have gone overboard on photos - but I am just so excited about it all. So, come along with me and let's get a preview (oh yeah, one thing before we look - I've already seen some things that are scheduled as next day items - things we couldn't fit in the first set up - definitely worth coming back on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!!!! Just as awesome as the stuff already there - but we only have so much room!)

The window in Barb's area - I love how the big round piece (which is the top part of a chicken brooder by the way) frames the chandelier - and that gray pumpkin?????? Ooh la la!!
A look into Gail's area - her upholstered pieces, and pillows and lampshades - she is the best!
Cindy Kulzer has this awesome sign in her area - full of bullet holes and rust! Ya gotta love it!
This is a corner in my area - don't mean to sound full of myself - but I LOVE the way my area turned out this month! The pedestal table is huge and sturdy, the fainting couch is amazing, and the trunk is covered in deer hide with great nail head work on it!
Looking into the center of my area - want you to know that those pumpkins came out of my garden!!!!
Does it get any better than great old clocks???????
The closet area of my space - yikes, I think I got carried away with photos of my area! Don't mean to be a hog you guys - just proud of my stuff this month!
Bonnie has more white than usual this month - and it looks great! She also has a great faux fireplace and her pumpkin paintings!
Cathy's area - always full of cozy, cabiny, homey items - and a stack of trunks that is to die for!
Cathy also decorated the bathroom this month - all in pinks and pastels! It is gorgeous!
Coralyn came out of her little hallway this month and took a larger spot - and did a marvelous job! She too does great pillows, and lampshades and upholstered pieces!
MaryAnn's area is so cozy! Love the smiling pumpkins!
Cindy Chapman is with us this month - and brought some incredible architectural pieces!
Another look at MaryAnn's area!
Love this little arrangement in Barb's area!
Lynn's area is FULL - and cozy and eclectic - something for every one!!!
Susan's area is very full too - and cozy and warm with rich browns, golds, leathers, and warm gray's - it is so cozy you could move right in!
Kim's area - cozy, warm, fun filled - very natural - and very FULL!!!! Make sure you look closely or you'll miss something!
This cupboard of Rose's is drop dead gorgeous - and the color is way better in person! Her whole area is full of her fun little "Rose" things!
There are so many grand pieces that I didn't get photos of - and Ted, Angela and Cindy K weren't even done yet - not to mention that I didn't take any photos of the deck and there is the most awesome table out there - and great metal and wire pieces - I always get home and realize that I missed so many things that I want you to see - so I guess you'll just have to come on down and see for yourself!!
Hey, our #99 Dinah Kumpula is having a sale at her house this week too! She lives right across from the Buffalo Nickel and will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 - 1; Thursday from 10 - 6, and Friday and Saturday from 10 til you guys stop coming! She sent me a great photo collage and I tried to get it on here but it wasn't cooperating! But you all know Dinah - she will have great stuff!