Monday, July 28, 2008

McKinney pics

Here are some close-up photos of the booth in McKinney. I was looking at my other post's photos and just really didn't like them. I add items often, so drop by and see what is new!

The camera really does make it look way more pink than it really is!!

Could the booth be blushing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Flea Market

Let's go shopping!!

Do you just need a gorgeous piece of barkcloth? click here

This piece is 42" x 81". Think of all the possibilities...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Add it to my list...

About a month ago, I had a crazy idea to look for spaces at the antique malls in the area. I investigated some of the surrounding towns, dragging my dear hubby along. I mentioned I was thinking about getting a booth to my friend Eileen, and asked her if she would be interested in going " in" with me. ( Is that anything like diving into the deep end of the pool?) I told her since we both like to shop, why not have a reason to buy even more stuff! Well, she took the bait. Then we had to investigate even more and make some decisons on where we should land. So, here are some photos of our McKinney, Texas booth. We also have a smaller booth in Denton, Texas. We are trying to see which area sells better and we will probably move our things back and forth as we get a feel for each market. This booth has the Florida-Shabby Chic look. It doesn't seem to look as pink in person...It is still a work in progress, but it is getting there. I only started loading the booth last weekend and yesterday I sold an 1800's West Texas school desk.Great start! It left a big blank spot so I scrambled and added more items today. I hope this is an ongoing problem!!

The glass cloche is over a bird nest and then sitting on an old farm feeder cog. In olden days the cog would turn and release the seeds to be spaced a certain distance apart.

The two shelves on the wall are panels out of very old cabinet doors. We still have some nooks and crannies for more items. I need to get to work pricing... The mirror on the floor is reflecting the lights in the flamingo booth across from our booth. Yes, I said flamingo. It actually is cute.

My newest "Just have to have it" item - Any old scale.

We are located in The Antique Company Mall
213 E. Virginia
McKinney, Tx. 75069
Mon-Sat 10-5:30
Sun 11-5
Booth 1010C

Go up the FRONT stairs and we are the third booth on the right.

So, add this to my list of things to do before I turn fifty.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Jackson's First Birthday Party

Okay, I am breaking one of my own rules. I try not to post my family photos on my business blog, but occasionally I just can't help myself. My precious, precious grandson turned ONE recently.

My son bought this cute inflatable mini pool for Jackson and his friends to enjoy.

"Nana --- look at me!"

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Creative Inspiration

This wonderful display is in an Antique Mall in Mckinney, Texas. My hat is off to the clever person who did this! Using burlap on the walls with ribbon, tacks and paint they created this subtle but bold wall treatment. I think the roses are cut out of wallpaper and artistically placed to make the eye wonder.
This would be pretty done on a bed headboard. Very romantic...

Friday, July 4, 2008


Happy Fourth of July! Take time today to reflect on the Freedom we have in this wonderful Country. Spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Cracked Pot

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

'For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

(A sweet friend sent me this story and I just had to share...)