Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm - review!

This is for Lisa (and others who have asked!) - the color in the majority of the house (excluding the dining room in the first photo below) is Thunder by Benjamin Moore.  It is a fantastic neutral and really brightens the white in your moldings/trims.  We still love it -


Well now that I've had a chance to recover a bit (and get my house back together) I wanted to share some photos with you of our event earlier this month.  My photographer and friend Melanie took several shots before the doors opened and during the pre-sale on Friday night.  I'm so glad we had that arranged ahead of time as I KNOW how I get before an event and never get to the picture taking like I should.  She was a life-saver.  So here are a few shots from the night . . .

The entrance room and checkout . . . (and me)!. . .

 Some details on the farm table including my favorite cloches on awesome chippy stands that you can't see here - both sold and I miss them already . . .


I've had this old pen and ink for a while now and I thought he could use a little whimsy (the frame he's in is museum worthy - truly beautiful). . .

The two deer mounts here were added for the show, but the really old one in the center of my window frame has been a favorite and being that he fit perfectly in the frame, I plan to keep him for a while. . 


Little details in my studio. . .

The butler's pantry dressed with lots of tarnished silver. . .

My sweet friend Gennifer enjoying her wine! . . .

Our awesome office manager Aubrey and her mother-in-law.  I can't believe after all of this time that this is the first photo I've had of her to post - geez . . . 

A reunion with my very dear friends and former JBS co-workers - Nancy, Renee and Melissa. . .


My most favorite creation of the entire show . . . an all white Made In Japan Christmas house display complete with trees, snow and flickering lights presented in an antique glass fronted bookcase top. . .

This handmade Christmas house found a new home - it was truly one-of-a-kind. .. 
A few month's ago I purchased a mid-century, hand-cranked stencil machine.  I put it to good use here, making stencil signs presented in vintage baby shoes with boxwood. . .


Amidst the hard work I must tell you how much fun this was.  After years of setting up booths with dirt floors (and uneven at that), tent backdrops and inclement weather it was so refreshing to have my own home as a setting AND to take my time with the details.  It also made me re-think, re-arrange and inject new items into my decor that I would not have done otherwise.  I imagine with each show, my day-to-day decor will continue to change!  We are already planning our 1st show of 2015 in April.  Look for that announcement soon.

Happy Thursday!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Tour. . .

I thought you all may like to take a peek at our holiday decor from last year over at Country Living online.  It's been rather fun to see changes from one year to the next - which I ALWAYS make  (mostly because inevitably I have sold something I used the year before.  Such is the life of a dealer)!

If the sun will ever come back out again in middle TN I will take photos of this years decor and post here for comparison.

In the meantime, keep watch this week for a review and photos of our first ever A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm AND teases for our new product launch for January (which I have already begun to do on Facebook and Instagram).  Lots to do this week!

Happy Monday!
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Mid Month comes early. . .

In attempt to catch Santa's sleigh before he leaves the North Pole, new additions are coming early to the Flea Market this month (and most items were straight off the shelves of our A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm event this past weekend)!  Here's a peek at what you will find tomorrow (10:00 am central time) hitting the shelves. . .

Another fabulous vintage collectible truck to carry your ornaments (or trees or tiny presents). . .


a few more of my handmade snowglobes . . .
 

wooden deer that I dressed with pom poms. . .
 

small kitchen jars, affordable and perfect for creating your own snowy scenes. . .
 
 

vintage plastic angels. . .


vintage vignettes created in ironstone cups. . .
 

vintage wrapping paper and wood veneer ornament tags. . .
 

a lovely vintage pop bottle set. . . 
 

vintage Christmas tag sets. . .
 

something to keep you warm. . .
 

and lots more!
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Monday, December 08, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

While I have decided to share a few advertising rulers in the Flea Market from time to time (in fact, there is still a listing up for a great set of 2 here), I usually hold onto them - tightly.  I love the muted colors and the typography, and someday I am going to come up with a brilliant idea for re-purposing them!  So until then, these recently found little guys will get added to my ruler jar on my studio shelf.


Stay tuned this week as I've got lots to share!  First off we are going to do our mid-month Flea Market release on Wednesday the 10th instead of the 15th this month in the hopes of getting all of the packages to you in time for the holidays!  Look for some lovely gift and decorating ideas whereas most items were pulled from our A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm show this past weekend (so I'm bringing the show to those of you who couldn't travel on-line)!  I'm also going to drop several items in the Flea Market into our Sale category that day as well.

And speaking of the event, I will be posting some fun photos and details of the weekend too.  It was so much fun and I was overwhelmed by the response.  Wow is all I can say!  We are very tired - but very humbled.

Happy Monday!!
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ticket Giveaway!!

We have a winner!  Thanks to everyone who left a comment (and for the nice notes)!

Beth Houge

You have won two tickets to tomorrow night's pre-sale.  Please email us at jennibowlin@gmail.com and let us know you are coming.

And we are officially sold out for tomorrow nights pre-sale as of earlier today.  We will be open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no entrance fee.  Please check our page on Facebook (A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm) for details on Saturday as there is a parade from 11:00 - 1:00 with Mt. Juliet Rd. being closed.  You can come before or after those times to completely avoid the issue or see our post about ways around it.  Either way- come out and shop.  We would love to see you!


We are so very close to our inaugural "A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm" - only 3 days away!

I'm posting the information again below for reference.  Follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram (jbsmercantile) as I post photos there everyday.

And the best part. . . we are very close to selling out Friday night (so get your tickets quickly by going to the events page on our website and clicking on the link), but you can snag 2 tickets just by leaving a comment here between now and Thursday 3:00 central time.  Be sure to leave your full name.

We will choose a winner at random and make the announcement here and on Facebook on Thursday evening.  It has already been quite the adventure, but the best is yet to come!



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