Saturday, February 11, 2012

A New Adventure.....

Hi Cute Friends!

Sorry I have been away for so long. I took an unexpected blog break.... That life! Always a fun ride!
Just normal stuff.....cold/flu stuff, sinus infection stuff, computer broke down and all my info. gone stuff, but hubby is awesome and had my pictures downloaded on a cd...

EXCEPT! I have had a new adventure in the works. To some of you it is old hat....but it is really exciting for me! I am opening a mall space in an Antique mall! Yipppeeeee! I have always wanted to own my own store and I love vintage...(I think something might have given you a clue!) Well, I have been looking around for a good fit for me and my family and have found a wonderful place to open a space! Country Roads in Old Towne Orange, CA....

I have heard nothing but good things from other vendors and shoppers about this mall and so I put my name on the waiting list after a couple of visits to check it out. Well, within a week I got an email from Sue saying there is an opening! I will be able to move in the first of March! Wahooo! But, I had very little inventory! So I have been shopping my vintage-loving butt off!

In Calif. there are not always deals to be had, costs are high here! But a friend said "You will find your secret "spot" and that will help you! I have already found an amazing find..right in my little town and the people are just my kind of people. I feel like someone upstairs is really smiling down on me...(knocking on wood here.....)

Okay, I have chatted long enough! I am just soooooooo excited!
Here are some finds that we found today.....
A tractor seat/milk jug stool made in by a midwest farmer...





It's banged up but has so much character and I figure if it doesn't sell as is, we will use the seat in another way!


Here is the darling birdcage and a beaded purse that is in new condition (but it is old)
Two charming scrapbooks...a wedding book and a music scrapbook...a souvenier italian plaque and a swirly frame.....



Here is the inside of the scrapbook:

Some sweet china.....




3 Bauer ringed mixing bowls ( My husband will have to pry these from my hands!) and a sifter with the 98cent tag on it...

This is a very bad picture of an industrial cart we got a couple of weeks ago..(taken on my phone) but you get the idea....


Well, I missed you.... Thanks for hanging in there with me! Hope your Sunday is a sunny one!


...karen....

4 comments:

Sue said...

Your stuff looks great! Can't wait for you to join our Country Roads family!

Take care,
Sue

blossoms vintage chic said...

Congratulations and welcome to Sue's incredible store and our Country Roads family. Can't wait to see your space...you're going to love it!!
Have a great week and keep shopping!!
xx
Debbie

hong kong property said...

i really like the birdcage

Sherry said...

I love all of this! Wish I lived closer! Just followed you - looking forward to seeing more :)
Sherry's Bees Nest