Thursday, July 28, 2011

around the shop...

Though I should be focusing on fall I'm still in the summer mood!
I've added tons of new linen and garden items around the shop!
Don't you love the detailing on this chair!?!
Just added these crown table runners - sorry the little stool just sold.

I love the rose detailing and legs on this small bench!

New candles around the shop...

Linen and ruffles!!

We have a few different styles of these great bulletin boards!
New crown aprons only $16.50!!
These stakes are perfect for candles or vases!
Have a great day!
XO Traci

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vintage Inspired Wedding

Just finished decorating for a wedding and thought you would like to take a look.
The venue was a simple hall which we transformed to look so sweet!
The space took on such a warm, vintage feel. 

This hung behind the bride and groom.

The bridal party will place their paper bouquets in these empty vases - this is a great way to save money and display your gorgeous bouquets!

Guest Tables featured a burlap runner with mercury glass vases filled with paper flowers and tons of candles!

These tall candles wrapped in tea-stained doilies were scattered around the event and lined the tables.

All of the chairs were tied with  burlap!

We hung paper lanterns and swags of burlap.


One flower girl carried this cone and tossed these stamped rose petals

One flower girl will be pulled in this wagon that I painted, distressed and decorated!

Off to take some pictures of new merchandise I'm listing on Etsy...
Have a great weekend!!
XO Traci

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mary Kay Princess Ball

                                         Wondering why I haven't been at the shop all week?
 I've had a really busy week working on this fun event. 
Don't try this at home!!

Almost 8 foot tall glittered high heel...
Here are the before pics
On the stage we draped panels of pink satin fabric, filled the glittered shoe with pink flowers and made a throne for the queen (that was the surprise - one lucky woman was being crowned queen for having the most sales).
Pink tulle and lights lined the stage.
We made the chair from an old 70's wicker peacock fan-back chair! 
 Isn't it amazing what satin, velvet and tulle can do!

Each table had a satin pink tablecloth and the chairs were tied with a pink organza sash.
The centerpieces were made from hat boxes we sprayed teal and purple, a glittered high heel containing pink paper flowers, tulle, and ribbon!

The crew for the day....
Dad setting out silver chargers - he thought he was just delivering the giant high heel, heh!!
Pat Clemmons fluffing all of our pink tulle!

 The room was VERY pink and so perfect for the princess ball, even the favors were pink.

XO Traci

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Children's Fishing Derby

We are now accepting applications to participate in our 3rd annual children's fishing derby, along the canal, during the 3 french hens french country market!
 Spaces are limited so HURRY:)
Click HERE for more info!

See you August 13th at our next market!
XO Traci

Sunday, July 10, 2011

French Market

We had such an amazing day at the french market this past Saturday!  There were so many wonderful and creative vendors and there was such a variety of vendors!  The market was really, really busy and it seemed as though our customers were having an enjoyable day. 
 I managed to take a few pics...

XO Traci

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This weekend I sold at Kane County Flea Market again.  Shoppers are always shocked when they realize Mark and I set everything up in about 2 hours!  Mark and I work well together.  We don't even  speak to each other, we just do our thing and occasionally I'll move things he just set down or he'll move things I just placed - heh!  We don't have time to discuss how we are going to display and we NEVER have a plan - we just keep moving until everything is out! 
 Here are a few pictures from the market.  

XO Traci