Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jazz Update and Giveaway Win...

Weekend before last was a good one for me at All That Jazz. I sold the small art deco table, the last of my ceramic picture frames and the two aqua end tables. I was worried they would be hanging around a while but just the right person came in and she snatched them up for her bedroom! I know this because my Mom and I were taking in another load and she was still there. She also snatched an aqua wall shelf out of my arms to go with her new decor. Aqua is still a really popular color for us still.

She bought this chair as well. She nearly cleaned me out of furniture! It's always good news to make a sale, but it sort of shot my whole re-fluffing plans to the moon. I had plans to use those 2 aqua tables in the middle of the booth and do a beach theme. I was slightly disappointed. Mom and I managed to pull off a beachy feel anyway. I'll share pics with you later in the week. Thank goodness we had brought another coffee table in with us or we would have been in dire straights.

(My nephew, the Man Cub)

I recently won the most fabulous of giveaways and it arrived last weekend. I thought when UPS brought the box it was my chalkpaint I ordered, but I was thrilled when I opened the box and started pulling out treasures.
Vanna from Delusions of Grandeur seriously went all out! Stop by and see her beautiful blog, she has some of the most spectacular collections and exquisite taste.

I had a helper that was just as delighted as I was, although his thrill came from the pink packing peanuts. After we pulled everything out he dove right in and played in that box for 3 days! He wanted to sleep in it. Seriously. He had a box a couple months ago from a new stove that I made a house out of and he slept in it for several days. Children do not need toys to entertain them. Just give them a cardboard box. They love it.

Yep, Man Cub won too!

Here's some of what I pulled out of the box. It was like Christmas opening everything.

This is Vanna's picture, I couldn't get a good picture of everything unwrapped and I don't have it displayed yet. There was a gray chippy basket, pretty white pitcher, beautiful linens, 2 crown statues, a rose covered journal,  a pretty egg that had some sort of coconut truffles stashed inside. They were gone within 30 minutes. I only ate half. I DID share the other half. Man they were good. Melt in your mouth good. The Man cub asked about them 2 days later and was sad to learn they were gone. NOT that he really expected them to be around still. He knows me better than that.  The basket also held a beautiful black flowered tray, a small cloth bag, a book of loveleigh decor and my favorite, a shabby aqua shelf! Yep, I hit the jackpot of giveaways! Thank you so much Vanna, you were extremely generous and I LOVE it all!

Hope you're all having a good week!

BTW~My chalkpaint FINALLY came today!
I will be in serious painting lockdown this week!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

How wonderful that you won the fabulous giveaway and I love all the goodies you got.
You will pleased to have a lot of your merchandise selling in Jazz ... That is neat.

Hope that you are having a great week

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Sares,
I'm glad you are selling furniture!
We haven't been selling large pieces and I'm hoping it will pick up.
I love the aqua end tables. I have two that have been hanging round my booth a little longer than I like. I might try your idea of the beach theme.
Love your new header too and your winnings.


Unknown said...

Lucky, lucky girl! I never win anything so I stopped entering giveaways. I'm blessed, just not lucky that way. Congrats for all your sales. Do you do this? Happy dance, "Im finally making money,shut, what do I put there now"? I do it all the time. It is a catch 22 situation, back to the drawing board without even seen the last one put together. It is starting to pick up some around here.Summer is always slow in Texas, so much to do with the kids and all the traveling takes a lot of money so I don't make as much. Maybe you get some of my traveling costumers. Let me know how the chalk paint works. Blessings,Marta.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I can't wait to see your furniture pieces painted with the new Annie Sloan paint


Anonymous said...

What beautiful little treasures you won in the giveaway....I adore those aqua tables =) Have a fabulous week! Xoxoxo

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Glad your sale went well! Those are some great goodies you received in the giveaway! Congrats!

lvroftiques said...

Who knew a box full of shipping peanuts could be so much fun?! *winks* I'm so glad your little man cub had such a good time! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the little pressies!
That must've been a good week huh? Annie Sloan paint, a giveaway basket AND you sold tons of furniture! You GO girl!! Vanna

Holly Loves Art said...

I always go gaga for aqua furniture. These are ahhhh-dorable! I would snatch them up in a second but oh where would I put them in my teeny studio? I don't have an inch to spare. :(
Hope you're great!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Congrats on winning this giveaway! That is some fun stuff you received - enjoy!

The Old Parsonage said...

Wow now that's some haul sista! What a sweet and generous giveaway - congrats!

Love the man cub story - I remember those days with our guys.


Amanda said...

Hello my dear!
So nice to hear from you this evening! Congratulations on your fabulous giveaway win! Lucky you! And nice work on all of those sales too! I know what you mean though...about the bitter sweetness of selling larger pieces! Do let us know how you like your chalk paint! Happy shopping and painting this weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

C. JoyBell C. said...

Helllloooooooooo man cccuuuuubbbbbbb!!!!!!! It's you again! And here I am again!

Sareski, I must say, that I love that turquoise furniture! Or is it blue? I think it's turquoise, I hope you agree this time (hahahahahah) I know that you and I can have our "arguments" over the true nature of colors! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

How are you, Sareski?? :) I have been thinking about mailing you a copy of my novella, for free, as a gift for my wonderful friend and her family (you do realize that I'm talking about YOU and YOUR family, right?) heheheheh! All I ask in return is that you write a review of my book on your blog, that's all! :) Love you! ♥


Desert Rose said...

you sure hit the jackpot...see you tomorrow!!!

xinex said...

Lucky you to get Vanna's goodies. COngrats, Sares. And congrats also for many lots of sale.Your store's looking great!..Christine