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Saturday, September 20, 2014

What I Love About Being a Vendor

There are many things I love about being
a vendor in a local flea market.

One being this,
other vendors make great friends.

Meet Sue at #3 Antiques.

The idea for the name was inspired.
She said, "#3 because my daughters and me make three."

Sue and I grew up in the same church youth group.
We have since reconnected and share some of the same loves. 

 Sue is one of my best customers.

We have the same tastes.
If we bump into each other she says, 
"When you gonna bring something new?"

She buys from me. I buy from her.
Is there any other way?

If you want something from her booth, you better grab it.
I kept going back to the bench.
I thought about it.

Will it fit?
I measure.

How can I get it home?
Mr. H has the truck.

Is it practical?
Who cares???

It's G-O-N-E!
Understood rule:  If you love it, buy it!
Don't think it about it.

#3 Antiques is my go-to place.
You know, the place that feels like home.

Sue's many hobbies include junking,
collecting, spending time with her family,
particularly the GRANDboys,
and gardening.

Sue says, "I love potting and piddling.
It is food for my soul on days 
when I just need to be."

This is Sue's go-to place.

Love the screen door!

The old sink in the shed was
salvaged from her grandmother's
house when it burned.

Her hideaway holds her collection of
vintage gardening tools, old hose nozzles,
 oil cans and enamel pans.
I love the #3 metal sign.

Much of my home is furnished
with finds from #3 Antiques.

I bought the white chest and it was too small.
 I had a yard sale and she bought it back.

That's the way we roll.

I admired these two pieces and she said,
"Here, take them."

The chest I bought from #3 Antiques a couple of years ago.
It is larger than it looks, and it's perfect. I paid $65 for it.
The most I have ever paid for anything from her booth.
The table under the window was made from a vintage baby bed.

I bought a white vanity and painted it gray.
She bought a gray chest from me and painted it white.

Where did these two came from?
So that was the bump(s) under the rug!
I'll take these, please.

What do I love about being a vendor?

Other Vendors!

Other vendors make great friends.
Other vendors make great customers.
Other vendors make business better.
Other vendors do not compete.  WE compliment.

Drop by and visit #3 Antiques at Hidden Treasures.
Open Thursday-Saturday


Friday, September 19, 2014

Restoration Hardware Baby Bedding

I'm little behind on the go-to places.

I honestly had not heard of Restoration Hardware 
until I started blogging.

I had never SEEN Restoration Hardware 
until a magazine arrived in my daughter's mailbox.

Love, love, love

This is a baby crib ruffle.
Oh so sweet!
I want a white one for the pink room.

The fabric for the bumper pad is similar.

Did you know that bumper pads are no longer recommended?
If proven not safe, why continue to sell???

Is this not precious! 
Uh, I'm in shabby chic heaven!

Out of this world, beautiful!

Prices are out of this world too!

The catalog showed a RH child's table
like a wooden spool.

Cost??? $449!  Can you believe???

I think I'll go to Uncle Junks and find one,
sand and paint and voila!

Picking Tomorrow,


Bye baby Bunting
Daddy's gone a'hunting, 
To catch a baby rabbit skin
To wrap the Baby Bunting in.

This was in a Mother Goose book
that I read to my children.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Adding a Little Color to My Fall

Today I added a little color to my Fall.

I picked up the place mats at Dollar General.

They were more than flea market price, 
but less than Walmart, and the quality 
was very nice.

I couldn't find matching napkins 
but I found two tans and two fall greens.
They were 25 cents each. 

She said, "Just take 'em."

I work with small space.
The centerpiece is a compote and a pumpkin
between two small pumpkins on ironstone. 

I added a pop of color to the ordinarily white vignette.
Ugh..the flowers.

I paid $2 for the lantern.
I have since pulled the silk flowers.
I just can't handle fake in any form or fashion.

I added some burlap and an 
embellishment to a $1 candle. I made two.
I will use these to add some fall to my booth.  

I hung a fall canvas.  
This is the look from the den.
Ughhh. I really need to paint.

Maybe that will be the next project.

Can you tell what I did today?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Learned I Learned on the Road

I returned late last evening 
from visiting my children in Nashville.

I was able to go with Christy for her
appointment with the doctor and ultrasound.

Is there any doubt that she is PERFECT???

What a sigh of relief and thanksgiving,
when we saw the beating of that little heart.
My heart expanded and beat a little faster
(as my Daddy would say.)

This trip was not without a lesson.
Sometimes God has to SHOW me what 
He wants to TELL me. 

My children know that I have no sense of direction!

I made a wrong turn.
Short way of saying, I took the wrong exit,
went 30 minutes out of the way
and got lost. 

I turned around.
Nothing looked familiar.
Exit again.
The exit would have been fine, 
but I went in the wrong direction.

Wrong TURN.
Wrong exit.
Wrong TURN
Wrong direction.

I called my daughter in law, no answer.
I called my daughter, no answer.
I called my husband, no answer. 

I stopped and asked someone, 
(no my husband would never do that!)
He said, "Take that road."
I do.
Nothing looks familiar.
I almost turn around again.

I called my son in law.
He has the map, GOOGLE!
"You're heading in the right direction.
Just keep going."

In my travels, I have always been one 
exit away from my destination.
In fear, I would stop or turn around.

My fears kept me from going all the way.
I turned too many times short of my destination, 
A six-hour drive, turned into an 7 1/2 hour-drive.

When we think it's taking forever to get there,
we sometimes stop short of our destination.
We go 'round and around that mountain.

What I learned:
1.  When you realize you're going the wrong way, turn around.
2.  When nothing looks familiar and
you know you are on the right road, keeping going.
God may be stretching your faith.
3.  Ask for directions. Sometimes our family in Christ can help.
When they can't, they will lead us to someone WHO can.
4.  Find a map.  Our map is God's Word 
It will always lead us in the right direction.
5.  Don't let fear keep you from moving forward.
6.  Stay on the road.  Don't stop short of your destiny.
Persevere and don't give up!