Sunday, December 19, 2010

Let It Snow!!

Oh how I would love for this to happen for Christmas this year at our house!Keeping my fingers crossed...
That Mother Nature listens to my snowman!!

Let it Snow!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


It's that GLORIOUS TYME of the Year!
Please Join us for
The fun kicks off with our popular Candle Light Night Dec. 3rd 6-9!
Shop under the glow of twinkle lights and candles~
enjoy tasty treats as your browse~
sit on the big front porch and let the LIVE band serenade you with Christmas Carols~
win some prizes~
Surround yourself with all the Sights~Sounds~Scents and Spirit of the Holidays!
The Festivites continue Sat. Dec 4th & Sun Dec. 5th 10-6
Olde Tyme Marketplace
121 N. White St
Marshville, NC 28103
Conveniently located one turn off Hwy. 74 behind BB&T Bank
We kindly ask that you share a little piece of your heart this holiday by bringing a food donation for an Animal in Need. There will be a bin at the entry to place your donation.
We look forward to sharing this special event with you. The shop is BURSTING with everything you need for the Holidays!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks......

When giving Thanks this year I find myself being grateful about so many things and praying that each of you have as much if not more to be thankful for.
May Your Thanksgiving be blessed.

Monday, November 15, 2010


These pictures inspire me every tim I look at them.
I would love to grab a blanket from the stack and curl up on that old
chippy iron bed and take a snooze in the sunshine.
This time they inspired me to think about actually putting an old bed
outside of the shop for our CandleLight Night part of our Christmas Open House.
If rain isn't in the forcast I think this inspiration will become a reality!
Stay Tuned!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Work Day!

Busy as an elf today working on wreaths and sleds for The Holiday Market in Greensboro NC this coming weekend! To help get me in the spirit , I am actually listening to Christmas Music today on my cable channel~ Sounds of the Season! I use alot of vintage ice skates on my designs and I am loving the results. Promise I'll post some pics!
Guess I better get back to work!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Head on out to the shop and have fun rummaging through all the great junk that all of our vendors are bringing! This is our BIGGEST YET~ and our last one of the season!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

out the back door....

just daydreamin that this was my view out the back door.....
(photo courtesy of time life)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two more reasons to love fall....

and this!
How many pumpkins is too many??

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Front porch inspiration!

It's time to take away the geraniums that have decked out the porch all summer long and gear up FALL!! YIPPEE!! I love hauling out all the decorations, getting mums, loads of white pumpkins and you name it! This photo from Country Living got my juices flowing this morning~ I would love those twig chairs!
As I was going though all my stuff I was wondering.......when you all decorate for this time of year, do you decorate for Halloween or for Fall or Both?
Fill me in!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I recently gave our guest room a very over due make-over. You can go on over to my other blog Olde Tyme Marketplace to see the results.
The tweeking however still contines, which to me is the funnest part!
This morning I was bloggin and I looked over to my stack of feedsacks (yes they share a room) and I saw this HUGE Quaker Oats one that made me think hmmmmmmm....
that bed really does need some more pillows ......soooooo before I went to work today I put this baby together and love how it turned out!
It took like 10 minutes. You gotta love easy schmeasy projects like this!So this is how I ended up with oatmeal in the bedroom!

I really like the texture element it gives the room as well as a bold graphic that still has a subtle way about it if you know what I mean. Am I making any sense here? At all? Hello?

I am happy! Plus there is one less thing in my craft/computer/spare/storage room.
Which happens to be next on the list for a make-over of it's own.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Aren't these the neatest? I wish I would have come up with this idea because that would have meant one very important thing.......I would have the COOLEST flash cards I have ever seen! Seriously, I have never run across these type ~ EVER! I love them, How bout you? Ever see these at flea markets ? Garage Sales? Auctions? Zip~ Zero~ Nada for me.
Anyway, I love how great these look in a grouping and how easy it is to pull off.
You could take any flash card really and frame it out like this in a shadowbox style and have a great look. Group like words together, colors, even numbers.
They would look great in any roon of the house and depending on how much you paid for the cards~ this could be a cheap-o decorating success!
Let me know if you try it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Put the Seat Down!

Well in this case ya better leave it up.........

It's marketing!! LOL!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


I came across this awesome feather pillow....

made in London by charlottecasadejus and LOVED THE NEUTRAL look of our ole glory!
Such a great look! I want one!
Happy 4th!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


These photos are of my dad's tool shed up in the vineyard. When I was a little girl I used to Love to pretend that this was my store! Who knew!
I always loved how it smelled of fertilizer.
Now I love the weathered appearance it has. All chippy and faded.

Peely paint...

old original hardware....

I am linking this to White Wednesday at Faded Charm. Many more white inspirations await you over there!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My favorite Hoosier ever!

I recently came across this old Hoosier style cupboard at a flea market last month.
I immediatly fell in love with the crackly old gray/white finish......She has all her own original stuff...metal bread drawer, flour bin and sifter, roll top works, old hardware, porcelain top, metal tray inside .....but my MOST favorite part of all.......
has got to be this........flour still on the sifer knob. The stories this cupboard could tell!

How many times has this door been opened and closed to make something yummy?
She now sits in my shop for sale~flour-y knob and all!
Please go take a peek at other wonderful white goodies at Faded Charm!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Some Garden Favorites.....

I got the opportunity today to work in the garden a bit and got to thinking about some of my favorite things in the garden............concrete garden statues....
glass garden cloches......

birdbaths....not to mention all the birds!!

stacks and piles of old clay pots....

different sizes and shapes of topiaries..........

and I LOVE wire baskets! I love to store in these and to plant!
(all these photos are custosy of the web)
These are just a few of my many loves out in the garden.
What are your favorites?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rustic kitchen

I am always surfing around looking for inspiration (aka just being plain nosey)
and tonight I googled rustic kitchen and this one LEAPT off the screen!
It has so much going for it....
1. the floor
2. the CYCLES sign
3. the old wood beams
4.the ISLAND!!! OMG!!
5. everything else
Simple, rustic, beauty