Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gardens: Fairies and Giants!

 I had a lovely walk this morning.  Because I was looking for fairy gardens at my neighbors houses I found lots of fun stuff ... just no fairy gardens ...

I want to do a post sometime next week with pictures of my friends' and neighbors' fairy gardens, so if you have one, please send me a couple of photos of it, and I will include it in my fairy garden touring blog post!  Send them to  Thanks!

Above is the make over my friend Cristie has done to her garden shed, and to the left are my morning glories that have made it to the top!  I love morning glory, how about you?
 My cute neighbor RaLene, has this new bird feeder hanging from her Mulberry tree!
 ... and I found teeny tiny mushrooms in my own fairy garden yesterday!  How fun is that ... busy little fairies!

 I love how the ground cover has these tiny blooms, they are in perfect scale for my fairies to pick!

 ... and I just know you were waiting for the giants ... well here they are with my friend and walking partner Ginny posing to give you an idea of how tall they are.
Reminder:  if you have a fairy garden, please share it with me .... I am loving this fun new fad!!

I am sharing this on Jann Olson's Share Your Cup Thursday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage Antique Mall Booth Display's a Winner!

 For my junk retailing friends, I thought I would share pictures I took of Cathie's booth last week.

Cathie, a very talented display artist, moved from Treasures Antiques in Springville, where I work, to Vine Street Antiques in Murray, which is run by another former Treasures dealer, Rusty.

 I have always enjoyed Cathie's knack for displaying vintage goodies, and her new booth at Vine Street Antiques is no exception!

She has some extraordinary display pieces, like the awesome cubbies above.  No matter how she arranges it, its always a visual winner!

How fun is this lunch box turned bird house?

If you are local be sure to drop by and check out all her fun displays, you just might find something that needs to go home with you too!

Congrats on your new, and closer to home, booth space Cathie, its a real winner!!

BTW this is the same mall that houses my friend Marci's amazing steam punk goodies.  I took a few pics of her booth as well, and hope to be sharing those soon too!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Visting R House Antiques in Springville

 Are you ready to fall in love?  Well, I did last Saturday.  Stephanie, who has been a long time Treasures dealer, and also a flea.o.logy vendor, decided to go big!  She teamed up with another Stephanie, and the pair of them came up with R House!

 Every single bit of the place is impressively charming!  I loved every minute of my browsing there.
 They had found more amazing cupboards than I knew existed outside of homes in the whole state!
 ... and their fun juxtaposition of items makes it all even more charming!

 The house is a large one, on main street in Springville, and has two floors full of treasures.
 Loved the old store stock drawers on top of an old sewing machine stand, it looks perfectly industrial, don't you think?

 The perfect shabbiness of this antique buffet made my heart flutter!

And now we head upstairs!

 Another charming cupboard ... and loved this old shabby door!

 More wonderful antiques, and another adorable cupboard, this one pink with chicken wire doors .... really more of a pie safe.

 Add in a few antique beds, and the charm just doesn't seem to ever end!!
 The blue peaking through the white on this gentlemen's dresser, all but takes my breath away.
What a fabulous venue ... if you are interested in finding the prefect antique shabby treasures, this is the place for you.  (But don't for Treasures in Springville, we have some of this goodness as well!!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vintage Vendors Party Harder!

 If there is anything more fun than a large party where everyone has the same interest, I'd be hard pressed to name it ...

In the case of this party, a whole yard full of antique and vintage dealers who have come together to eat delicious food, play games and tease each other about being hoarders was apparently the perfect set up for fun.

Jenn, of  3 Daughters Vintage, and Cathie of Fleattitude fame, combined their talents for this fun event.

Jenn is the director of  the newest vintage show in Utah County at the Pleasant Grove Rec Center on October 11th. Since she has managed at this venue with Fleattitude in the past, she will have many, if not all, of those dealers returning for her debut!!

 Cathie, the proprietor of Fleattitude will be taking her show to the Salt Lake Fair Park, in Rose Park, and her first event there will be  November 15th!  Its a lovely venue, as all of you who have been to Vintage Whites there already know!

Of course Jenn and Cathie will be hosting one more Fleattitude at the Pleasant Grove Rec Center on August 9th!

Jenn, did the fun decorating, as she has the last two years for Vintage Whites when they've come to town. She is so talented, I always love to see how she puts things together in fun and unexpected ways...

... and really, what antique cement water carrying maiden doesn't deserve a few giant Poms once in a while!

 Here are a few fun vendors, some of whom do flea.o.logy regularly, and Vintage Whites, and even Farm Chicks!!

The father of the '3 dotters', does the masterful grilling while one of the a fore mentioned 3 shows off her tongue and her bright green cast!  (She's a talented dancer!)

Here Cathie looks on, while Jenn announces the festivities for the evening.

After dinner we all gathered in a circle on the grass and played 'the white elephant game' ... (its not just for Christmas anymore!) with a twist.  All items had to be at least vintage, and had to have cost the buyer less than $5 ...  The croquet set was the most 'stolen' item ... and  I love that Jaqueline, whose dress pattern is picture frames, nabbed a stack of frames!  She didn't get to keep them, however, but there were lots of laughs and the groans that always go with this particular game!

Thanks Cathie and Jenn for a great party!!