It’s CRUNCH TIME!!

I just realized that the spring show is ONE WEEK away!!!  How does it always seem to creep up like that?!?!  We’ve had practically NO dry weather for the last month, so I’ve not gotten any of my big projects done.  Hopefully today and tomorrow will stay dry enough to do some power painting.  Forgive me if posts are few and far between for the next week.

I put up a new sign in my space at Stars yesterday.  I really LIKED the old one (which I made) better, BUT, it took up a lot of valuable ‘face’ space in the very front, which I feel is better used to show PRODUCT.  So, this is the new sign I designed and ordered from VistaPrint.  It’s corrugated plastic, so I can screw it to the TOP of the fence backing, leaving more room for product.

NOW I just have to decide what to do with this old sign!  It will be easy enough to cover up the existing wording with more torn book pages.  Will probably HAVE to leave it as a sign of some sort since it has holes drilled in it for the ribbon.  I’m thinking something Paris . . .

I didn’t do a lot of work on the space yesterday.  Mostly just wanted to pull the little bit of leftover Easter stuff, and tidy up.   Filled this front vignette with white frames and bird and next things.  (this is where the Easter stuff was)

Before going in I had thought I would do this in ‘beach’ decor, but so much of the beach stuff had sold that I didn’t have enough.  So, it’s birds by default.  Gotta work on more beach stuff for the next fluff.

A lot of the bird stuff had sold as well, I just had MORE of it to begin with.

All the black and turquoise frames had sold, I guess I’ll emphasize white then!

I wonder if that ‘home’ sign would fit on top of one of those bird nest assemblages I did?!?!?

Sweet little jute bee skep I made.  You can’t really see it in this photo, but there is a little gold bee charm tied to the grubby tag.

Lots of ‘finial’ type things; big and small.

Vintage baby boy blue goods.

Vintage apothecary bottles.

Little bird collage.

The LAST birdcage!  I started out with 7 or 8; down to this last one new.  Gotta get out and do some shabby shopping soon!

Simple framed egg collages.

Several different styles of double frame egg prints.  Not enough room to spread them out, so they’re just stacked for now.

Signs.  Been working on LOTS more for the show and to stock at Stars soon.

Assorted faux finials and architectural elements.  Need to bring these down off that shelf. but I don’t know WHAT to replace them with.  Can’t put anything too small up there or it will get lost.

 

 

 

Only TWELVE shoping days left . . . here’s what’s NEW!!!

Well  goodness, look what happens when I REALLY start cleaning out the back storage area???  Look what I found:

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A DOZEN more rolls of this awesome polka dot wrapping paper!

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And I still have some of this pink and brown wire edged ribbon available for 50 cents a yard.

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Birds!

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And MORE birds.  Haven’t put these out yet, but they WILL be going out in the store.

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Blue piggy banks.  A few more pink and white ones too (just didn’t get a pic of them!)

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Lion and elephant banks.

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I got some more ‘prince’ and little boy signs done.

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Remember, we are still taking AN ADDITIONAL 20% OFF OUR ALREADY DISCOUNTED PRICES.

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Sweet baby boy Christmas ornaments.

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AND princess signs!

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More chocolate signs too!

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And I  spent half a day restocking the 80% off tables.  AND  the $1.00 table items are NOW 2/$1.00 AND an additional 20% off on top of that!  (that’s 40 cents a piece!!!)

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Yes, SERIOUSLY!  All those are pictures of stuff on the 2/$1.00 table!

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Wonderfully HUG-ABLE bears; were $9.95.  Now on the $3.00 table which makes them $2.40 with the additional 20% off.

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And some shabby tin birdhouses.

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The primitive, Americana estate sale goodies are now IN the store and 20% off.

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Lots left to choose from.

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You’ll have to DIG because it’s really PILED up!

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And there is still a bin full of dolls and one of pillows and a tray of ‘smalls’.

OTHER ADDITIONAL MARKDOWNS THROUGHOUT THE STORE:

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Shabby tin angels,   originally $7.95 >> NOW $2.00! $1.60.

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Greeting cards, originally $2.95  NOW $1.00 $.80!

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Soft sculpted beach style ornaments Now $1.00.  $.80.

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Tin star ornaments were $1.95  NOW 2/$1.00. $.40 each!

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Still have a good stock of the framed sayings.  They make a great gift!

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Lots of stationary gift sets!

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Michael found another stash of these great vintage metal utility baskets.  This is the LAST of them!

Pictures of the store 2-7-09

 

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New at Sophie’s Cottage May 2008

How cute are these little resin birds?!?!?

And pretty ceramic doves for a more shabby chic style:

And a few of the ‘carved’ wood folk art style birds still left (but going FAST!)