Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Finds and Handmade Treasures Await!


Our mid-month Flea Market will be full of great treasures including (finally) a few of my curiosity globes like this one with a found hornet's nest. . .


and this one featuring an antique celluloid elk. . .

also some mid-century finds like these deer glasses and carrier. . .


another great stamp spinner in black and gold. . .


a beautiful beaded antique tiny purse. . .


a vintage slide carousel . . .


a vintage silver trophy plate . . .

another round of vintage brass post office box doors. . .

and an instant collection of vintage paint brushes in an old beaker . . .


This is just a peek.  Be sure to catch the site tomorrow at 10:00 am to see the full release.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday. . . and we have a winner!


First of all, Elaine Plemons - you have won the Country Living Fair Atlanta early bird passes!  You left your email so I will be shooting you a note soon about how to get those.  Congratulations!

And now on to this week's "keeper" . . . my 1960's Buddy L camper.  We buy and sell a lot of old trucks.  They are so useful in so many ways - as postcard holders, plant holders, or even Christmas Trees during the holidays.  The Buddy L brand is one of the best, and one of the most collectable.  I have actually never found a truck and camper attachment to sell like this.  Once I got a hold of this one it was put into my permanent collection, and not just for its color and style, but it belonged to Jared's uncle Joe.  And that's the best reason yet!


Happy Monday!  Previews for new Flea Market finds coming tomorrow.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Giveaway!! 2 Early Bird Passes to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta!

Hey guys!  The folks at Stella have given me 2 (two) early bird, 3 day passes to giveaway to the upcoming Country Living Fair in Atlanta!  Just leave a note here is you are interested, preferably with a way to contact you, and we will choose a winner at random from these posts.  I will post the winner this coming Monday, October 13th (you can post up until then).

This is truly a destination event - you can not get through it and see everything (and eat everything!) in just one day.  We love this event and the beautiful park setting it sits in.  Looking forward to another great year!


And if you are local, you will find me here this weekend, in Franklin, TN.  Please come by and say hello - it is for a great cause! Tons of live music and some great activities for the kids on Saturday.  Right across the street from The Factory in Franklin.  Setting up our booths as we speak (we have 3)!



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Monday, October 06, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday . . .

It seems as though I keep little planters in constant rotation to hold my favorite pens.  Most recently I exchanged my yellow piggy (which ended up in the Flea Market) with this little bull - I couldn't resist him when I spotted him at one of my favorite local events.  I love, like everything else, how once upon a time such love and care was put into everything involved with gift giving - including the vessel flowers were presented in.  Much better that a generic clear vase in my humble opinion!


Happy Monday!

Oh- and local gals, come by and see us this coming weekend at Bella Rustica in Franklin.  We have a huge booth (and another smaller one that will be full of our artsy stuff).  Come shop and eat - and all for a great cause!  All gate fees (and our booth fees) go 100% to AGAPE.  Click on the link to the left to learn more.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October is coming. . .

and we are ready to greet it at JBS Mercantile with some great fall-like kits and goodies!!


This month's Papercrafting Kit is full of fall goodness with a bit of Halloween whimsy thrown in.  The exclusives this month are packed with some of my favorite vintage images in the form of Jack-O-Lantern wood veneer, a Scardy Cat stencil and owl and cat clear stamps - not to mention Lisa's lovely paper designs. . .



I'm in love with this month's Antiquarian Add On and it's huge vintage labels with pumpkin and owl images (very collectible)!  This is just a little peek. . .


The huge chalkboard letters in this month's Artisan Add On steal the show, while sequins, labels and flatbacks add the lovely details. . .


This month's Crafted Kit was designed by Leah Farquharson and is an adorable set of 3 fabric pumpkins, made with custom designed fabric by Leah herself!  You won't find this fabric available anywhere else - get them while you can!



We have lots of great items in the Flea Market this month including favorites like cameras . . .

trucks. . .

and antique books. . .


not to mention antique child's shoes. . .


a brass blade fan . . .


an adorable bisque doll swimmer with jointed arms. . .


and lot's of Halloween treats like a blow mold. . .


treat bags. . .


and even some original art by, well, me!

See you tonight at midnight!

(and by the way - I TOTALLY dropped the ball on Monday's post (I was even supposed to do a tag post that I just couldn't get to.  Traveling is really getting me overwhelmed at the moment).  Back on track next week - promise!!
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