Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We hope you had a great Halloween and collected gobs of goodies, especially almond joys and take5’s.

Daughter #1 dressed up as an abused hurt soccer player.

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Her sister offered to jack her up, but we used make up.

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Now, Daughter #2 explored several options.

On the top of the list was Lady Gaga – I searched a million pics and not one was a wee bit appropriate.  So that got nixed.

This is what we decided:

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Bethany Hamilton – Soul Surfer.  It is such a great movie and obviously left an impact on Daughter #2.  She is very creative.

Next:

Unfortunately, they insisted on dressing up the dog.

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Our Italian pup.

Then some friends joined us for trick-or-treating.

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Gammie

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What a fun bunch!

Happy Halloween to all!

XO-

Shannon

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bye Bye Buffet

Hi All,
Hope you had a great weekend!  My friends in the NE should have electricity back after the blizzard!  That is pure craziness.
I spent a large part of my time painting, pricing and finishing some projects.  I was trying to get ahead and stock my spaces.  I will tell you all what happened tomorrow, but in the meantime I must share my buffet!
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And now:
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Oh, how I love thee.
As you can see, the buffet made it to my foyer.  I wanted a buffet forever but it was too big.
I tried to make it work, I really did!
But off to the store she went.
15 minutes later – SOLD.
Bye-bye buffet.
Happy Halloween,
XO-
Shannon
Partying here:
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
you are talking too much
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This Ain’t Your Grannie’s Antique Mall #2

Last Friday, I posted photos of vendors within Heritage Square Antique Mall, where I have two booths.  The feedback was quite positive and people were surprised to see all the great booths packed with beautiful, unique treasures.  This Antique Mall has certainly evolved.  You can see the first post here.

Anyway, I hope to start a series and introduce you all to some of the 400+ dealers at the mall.  Enjoy-

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All color coordinated.

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Retrohio/Online Ditto

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Her other booth.  Great finds and unbelievable prices!

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Ready for Halloween.

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Polly from Motley Junket.

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My space.

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More of mine.

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Come on over and score some treasures.

1865 Channingway Center Dr (Brice Rd and Livingston Ave)
Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 864-8722

Have a great weekend!

XO-

Shannon

Work in Progress

Due to this

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Freedom Champs

I have a lot of this

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I will be busy!

Have a great day!

XO-

Shannon

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spending Freeze - sorta

I have said for nearly a month that I am on a spending freeze.  Since opening space #2, filling it up and maintaining space #1, I needed to see how things went and buy accordingly.

Then I gave myself some room…if I sell X then I will shop for a few smalls.  Smalls are next to furniture, so I should have a quick tour…really I was just shopping.

The bottom line, I love the hunt.  There are always treasures to be had and I am afraid I will miss out if I do not go often.

So let me share a few smalls that I had to take home with me during my spending freeze.

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Three of these.  They will be made over.

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All silver waiting to be cleaned and polished.

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Stuff

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A pair of these.

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More silver.

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The tag says, Woolworths!

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These little dishes are so festive and paired with a dip mix would make a great gift.

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This will be so pretty with 16 candles.

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Silver pitcher (already cleaned and polished)

That was what I acquired today alone!  I know, I need to quit.  This business will end up costing us money!

Starting tomorrow, I am on a spending freeze.

Wish me luck.

XO-

Shannon

Making Progress

Hi All,

Remember my score on the buffet?

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Well, it’s not complete, but progress is being made.

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One coat.

Then I had the fine idea of glazing the top, with a black.

DO NOT DO THIS!  Glaze needs to be applied to paint that has at least a satin finish!

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Yuck!

Meanwhile, I heavily distressed the front. 

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I white washed the top, but still do not like it.

Hmmm, to be continued.

XO-

Shannon