Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Big Reveal

It is time to let you in on the secret .

Do you really want to know?

The new dealer is the one and only....

MR. ELLA!

Yepper, this is the man who wouldn't even get out of the car when we stopped at an antique shop while we were on our honeymoon. I vowed to myself then that I would have to teach this man to love the thrill of the hunt.

This was not an easy task though. It took almost 30 years of the Ella influence and determination to get to this point.
He is one of us now. A little scary, but fun.

About a month ago, Mr. Ella told me he wanted to have a booth downstairs at the ACM.
The only space available was a 5' x 10' booth.
Not too small, not too big. It was just right.
I helped him pick out the paint color (a muddy grayish brown) and the building of a booth began.

Framing the area with architectural pieces was like adding needed jewelry.

I will say Mr. Ella must have been paying attention to my quirky ways over the years...

The space is filled with a tasteful collection carefully selected by Mr. Ella.


Not too shabby, right?


Our shopping adventures will never be the same.




Way to go Honey!!!


13 comments:

Angela said...

Whoa, a little shopping competition!! You'd better learn to grab! He has very nice taste.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !! I am sooo smiling
about your hubby ! Maybe there
is still hope for mine who hates
junking :)

Congratulations to him !!

xoxo
Lori

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

OMG, he is so so good, you've been a good teacher. Maybe this is what you are supposed to do, teach us all what you know. Can't wait to see it in person...this Saturday!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

OMG, that is amazing! I am SO jealous of you. Your husband is taking after you and I think that is the most wonderful thing. He definitely has it going on in his booth!!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Mr. Ella.... Wow, wish my husband would get into this. He helps alot with my renovations,but not the junking process. LOVE your shabby things!! Keep up the good work! ~JUDY~

molly said...

way to go mr.ella! Just darling - would love to see it in person again! Great to see you at SPQOH last week-

d. reyné said...

I am so glad I found your blog!
This is so goregous
Hope you and hubby have a wonderful weekend!
Donna

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Reminder "Go Purple" Wednesday, October 20th....Read More on my blog,

Dianne
Kitsch n Stuff

clustres said...

Wow, what a great job he did with all this and what a great job you did influencing him! Still would love to have lunch sometime!
Pam

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

HONEY HUSH... You have got you a man.... send me some of that training down South to my husband please!! You have to be a proud women!! Janna

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

He's got an eye! I'm envious that he's interested. And how I long for the day! I've always been jealous of couples who shopped yard and estate sales together. My husband, like yours, when he'd even consent to go with me to a couple, would sit in the car. Makes for a very uncomfortable shopping trip. He'd even sit in the car at auctions! Almost had him once when we got a booth in a new and used mall. He'd started looking for tools and stuff. Then the mall closed. Pooh.

Susan S. said...

Loved your post. The scones look delish and I can not believe Mr. Ella has such a rockin' booth! Great job to both of you and how cool he's finally getting into the "booth" thing! Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston....

Curious Goods said...

This looks great! Can't wait to get over there to see you all in person ~~ or at least your goodies!