Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Preparations for the new Venture!

Here are a few of the items we've been wo
rking on for our section in the
antique shop! Above, vases from the $1 Store that have been fancified.

I also made a paper wreath a couple weeks ago. I have seen these all over the

blogs and thought I would give it a go. It was pretty easy, just tedious and used
up copious amounts of glue gun glue. I will make more though, I loved the
way it
turned out.

Re-vamped vintage bottles...

more bottles...

and another bottle!

A birdhouse from Michael's $1 section I made over.

The ever popular tags! We're going to try to sell there and see how it goes.

They seem to be popular right now, we'll see if ours are.

A round pillow made from a vintage doily and chenille bedspread. This is the

one thing in the bunch I didn't make, I CAN'T sew! My Auntie made this and
it's a favorite of mine! Go Auntie!

Little boxes from Michaels. These are lots of fun to do too.

So that's just some of what I've been up to. Plus shopping to get some display

pieces for our booth. We hit the jackpot yesterday! Now all we have to do is
more crafting, painting, labeling, inventory, washing up, packing up. Yep we've
got lots to keep us busy. We should be done in no time, right? RIGHT?
March 20th or BUST BABY!

We're so EXCITED!

I'll make sure to take before and after pictures for you when we put
it all together. In the meantime, I've given me-self a blog makeover.
I felt the need for COLOR. I will be around to visit you all again soon
and I am hoping to get back to posting more. I've missed you all!


Deb said...

I love your header...and all your treasures are beautiful...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Best of luck with your plans!!!

Oh yes I notice the blog change.

I did love the softness of the lovely last one. Loved it madly.

But if you felt you needed color, it is your blog. Yes it is.


Lee Laurie said...

We've missed you too! Good Luck on your new adventure! It's all so pretty. I like your new blog look too. It looks so Springy!

Lee Laurie

Lisa said...

Lovely creations! I do so love it all! How exciting for you all. The blog looks lovely!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Your header and background are wonderful - great bright colors.

All your goodies look awesome! You've really cooked up some beautiful treasures. It all takes a lot of work to get ready, doesn't it? But what fun you ladies will all have!

Blessings on your new venture...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

stefanie said...

just gorgeous!!!! good luck!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks beautiful sares! I think you will do quite well....Have fun! Hugs, Jennifer

Mama H said...

I LOVE the wreath! Really really love it. Nice job. Everything is so cute, so creative. You guys have to be having so much fun. Also, love the new headers. Spring is so close!

sissie said...

I'm so excited for you. It takes a great deal of work to put a booth together. I like all the items that you have created. I'm sure you are going to be a real success.


Rebecca said...

Hello Ms. Sares..

Girly...you have got it going on! You are something else.

I've been missing you! Happiness is sure to follow you on this wonderful new ride in life.

Love to you~Rebecca

Debby said...

Ah sweetie,
Everything looks so beautiful! I was wondering where you were.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

GREAT JOB, Sares!! I bet your house is one big bizarre - I love it! Can't wait to see more pics ~ ♥

xinex said...

Your creations are all so adorable. Good luck on your new venture....Christine

Cora said...

Get your craft on girl!!! You have been a busy little bee! Looking good and I know you are so excited. I remember the excitement of my first sell on Etsy! Awesome!!

Love your new look with the bicycle pix!

Good luck!

Pony Girl said...

I love what you featured! You guys are doing an amazing job! Wish I was there to work w/you. I need to get busy! As soon as I'm done dogsitting, I've got one week to get my stuff together! SO excited!! It's happenin', hotstuff! :) xo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

I love the new look to your blog.
Also all the beautiful things in your shop are lovely ~ you have been busy.
I hope that it goes well for you.

Enjoy your week

Jacqueline said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray! Alls looking pretty. The ladies should love your booth. Encourage the shop owner to have mens night out! Tip of the day...smile!

Anonymous said...

I knew i would love all of the things you would make - and i do! So many clever ideas. March 20th? Yikes! you can do it...

Dusty Devoe said...

Love your new header! It am with you wanting some color in my life right now!!! Your pictures turned out great. I love the little treasures you left me in the craft room tonight. March 20th is not that far away, and we have a zillion things left to do!!! We will do IT!!! HUGS!

Paint Girl said...

I love your vases! Those are so cool. I wish I could be as creative as you, I didn't get that creative gene that runs in the family!!

Bearly Sane said...

Wow! You have been busy crafting Sares. Love the bottle and vase makeovers!
You've hit the nail on the head ... yes crafting is lots of fun.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...you have been a busy bee!! Love all of your treasures, especially the bottles..fabulous!
Your crocheted creations are so pretty! The wreath is great and good for all seasons!!
Best Wishes for a successful journey with your new venture...you go girl!!
I am in love with your banner photo and the whole look of your Springy world!
Enjoy your day creating!
Hugs, xOxO Nerina

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Sares~
I love the new background make over and I LOVE the photo in your header. It's perfect and cheery...just in time for Spring!

You have been busy creating...oh those will be so cute in your NEW shop!!!

On the night of the 19th, I'll kneel down on the side of my bed and pray that everyone in your shop's little town will be broke on the evening of the 20th because they will have gone and bought out everything in your space!!! :)

Fun Fun!!!

Claudia said...

I love the new look of the blog, Sares! Cheery and springy! Your creations for the shop are just wonderful...I am so excited for you!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sares: I always get a big smile on my face when I see I have a comment from you. So, you are going into business? Good for you! By the examples you have shown, I am positive you will do great. I will pray that God blesses every thing you hand touches. You are the dearest and the best. Martha

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Everything is amazingly gorgeous! I love the vases, the button birdhouse, the mini boxes, the tags. Well, I guess I love everything! LOL Wonderful goodies!!! Theresa

Leone said...

Looks like you've been having a great time making all these fun things. Thanks for sharing them with us. Good luck!

Horse Dreams said...

You have really made some progress! Just think, when I come to visit you and we go antique shopping, we'll now get to visit your little boutique...how exciting!! Best of luck with your new adventure. I am so happy for you.

Micki said...

I love your creations...just beautiful, esp. the tags.

Desert Rose said...

Everything is just looking so great! Is the 20th your opening date??? I will make sure to save all the bits and peices of things that you all might be able to use in your crafting!!!

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Sares ~ What lovely creations you have for your shop! I would NEVER think of these things you gals come up with ... they are all wodnerful. May you have many successes & make a ton of money in this new venture.

Love that new header!

Have a great day.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

Pony Girl said...

Cuz I forgot to mention, I LOVE the wreath! Super cool! Did it take very long???

Cousin B said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! the things you posted so far! Can't wait to visit this little shop. Are you having a grand opening???? Be sure to let me know the date if you are ok?


You are so creative!!!!! Your bottles are beautiful. Love your birdhouses too. I have been so lazy the last few months. Haven't done anyting creative, but you have inspired me to get my bum moving.

Purvail said...

Good Morning. I gound your little boxes delightful and the birdhouse with buttons is adorable. I will have to give it a go.
Really enjoyed your blog.
I found your site this morning while broswing my daughter Gwen's blog. She talked me into doing a blog last summer. I am not as talented or creative as she ..but I try.