If you’re still in the midst of trying to decorate for Valentine’s Day, I have a few easy ideas I want to share with you.
The pom pom wreath became the inspiration for my Valentine’s Day mantle last year. Everything I used on the mantle I already had on hand at home which made it super easy to bring together.
Welcome to the Something to Talk About Link Party! I swear every week the posts that are linked up keep getting better and better. I’ve been excited to get to know new bloggers and I’m equally as excited that you guys are sending me sweet messages that you feel the same way.
This week has been the culmination of weeks worth of work. It’s been nonstop painting, cleaning, hauling, tagging and searching for inventory in some of the most cobwebbed infested places you’ve ever seen. It’s been carrot dogs for dinner and loads of laundry that are still waiting for me. Having a booth space is so much work and so much fun all at the same time.
When January found me selling me out of almost every piece of painted furniture I had in the booth I knew I needed to make some changes about the way I kept the booth stocked. Since I don’t have a huge truck or trailer to go to auctions or estate sales and load up on multiple pieces of furniture at once, I asked S to build me a display unit that I could leave in my booth on a permanent basis.
After meeting a friend for lunch last Friday I had time to run into 3 stores to search for new inventory. You guys know I need several pieces of furniture but after only finding a handful of smalls lately I was getting a bit discouraged. I left empty handed in the first store. In the second I found 2 vintage suitcases and a few interesting treasures but still no furniture. Time was running out and I headed for the last store. The sale of the day was on furniture. The china hutch I found had been there for a while and with the sale it was within $5 of my budget.
I’ve spent the past few weeks shopping for new inventory items for my booth at The Pickers Market. Restocking a booth is like finding items for your home. It takes a while to capture just the right look you’re after. I found this three-drawer nightstand a few weeks ago. I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. A lot of my customers have beach cottages or live in condos. I can imagine this nightstand tucked between two iron beds covered with sun-drenched quilts.