Friday, January 27, 2012

Nesting at Market

I am having major computer problems and haven't been able to post the photos of the Dallas Market that I wanted to share with everyone. I had loaded these nest pics BCC.
(before computer crash)
A few months ago I bought a dozen Robin's nests from a fellow dealer in McKinney.The nests had been brought back from
a family's yard in Iowa. I tucked them all around the booth filling them with whatever fit my fancy.

I am sure you guessed they didn't last long before they went home with someone else!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dallas Market

It has been a busy few days, but we are finally ready for the Dallas Market Vintage Home show to begin.
I am worn out, but I thought I would share a little glimpse of the booth as I left it today.
I will post more pics as I have the time...
I hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Three R's of Ella

I have a new slogan.
I love to take old items meant for another age and time and turn them into something new. Give them a fresh start.
We could all use that...
Give me some old tart tins, bingo cards and some Ella-ments
and I am a happy camper.

At this plate setting I used records as plate chargers. A rusty plow spacer layered under a sweet rosepoint
cup and saucer. Shredded paper for a touch of whimsy. A wire cloche that was used onthe farm for who knows what. A runner made from player piano paper as the last touch.
This neat old cabinet needed drawer handles when I bought it. I originally tried to find enough glass
knobs, but decided to take old garden faucets and make them work. It sold the first day...
Love it!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vintage Home Market Show

Here WE GOoooo.... It is almost time for the Dallas Market Center Vintage Home Show. Am I ready?
Of course not. I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl.
I wing it. I work better under pressure.
Just get out of my way, I might run you over. Seriously, that all probably is closer to the truth than I
would wish on any other human being.

Anyhoo, I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
Come by and visit!!