Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A few of my favorite things.....this week!

Hello old friend!  I knew my latest adventure would take me away from you, but I didn't realize how long I would be gone~  Things are going well and I'm excited to say we have sold at least one thing everyday...actually more, but I don't want to toot my own horn:)

The shop seems to change daily!  Some days it's like Christmas morning with new treasures all around while other days it's like settling into your comfy ol chair...oh the memories some of the things from the shop bring flooding back, like a welcome summer breeze!

Since I haven't had time to post much, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that are in the shop right now!

First up is this awesome little toy kitchen set!  I just love, LOVE, LOVE it!  And the fridg has actual food and even an egg tray! So cool!  I'm thinking it dates to around the 1950's.  The fridg is a little newer, but so cute too!

I know what you're thinking...a beer box?  YES! But not just any beer box!  An Anheuser Bush Centennial box from 1976!  See, I grew up in southern Illinois, where everyone is a Cards fan, the tea is sweet & accents are sweeter. Summer starts in April, front porches are wide, & words are long.  Y'all is a proper noun and Jesus comes first. Macaroni & cheese is a vegetable, & pecan pie is a staple. Chicken is fried, biscuits come with gravy, everything is darlin, and someone is always getting their heart blessed, and the beer is Bud. 

Ah...memory lane is such a nice place to visit!

Next up are the spice tins...yes you remember those!  When they were empty, grandma would clean them out and you could play with them like building blocks.  Then your brother would stomp on them and make ya cry...not such a great memory there...lol~

I love this. I love this. I love this. I LOVE THIS!  I don't know what it is about architectural & industrial elements, but I am so drawn to them.  It's almost magnetic lol~  I think this is going to find a new home in my living room...unless someone beats me to it!  PLEASE! SOMEONE BEAT ME TO IT! I'M GOING BROKE WITH ALL THESE GREAT TREASURES! LOL~

Now for the unexpected...FUDGE!  A close family friend, Steve, makes Kahlua Fudge!  It's like a little bite of serendipity every time we have samples!  Steve E's Fudge comes in several different flavors like chipolte, Pink Salted, Toasted Pecan, and several others!  If you are a fudge lover, you've gottta try this!

And one final favorite thing...that just entered the shop!  This is from Laura over at Whimsical Perspective
I love how she has taken an old favorite and made it her own!  The flowers are made from millions (not really, but in my world...MILLIONS!) of fabric circles.  She does a few tricks to them and then creates these super cute flowers.  Laura also makes hair clips & pins with these cuties available now!  Oh, and she's not just a one trick chick...seriously, check out her blog or stop by the shop for great pieces of furniture and other great items!

Alright, I could add 100's of photos here...but then you wouldn't read it...and I will be posting many more treasures in future posts! I can't wait to post them, and I hope you can't wait to read them. If you don't want to wait for the post you'll just have to stop by and see these treasures for yourself!  We will be happy to see you. <3

Until next time~

Linking to:
DebbieDoos Newbie Party
Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. Your place looks lovely! Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from Coastal Charm NTT!

  2. Love the beer box Christi, very cool. Thankd for sharing at the newbie party.

  3. Everything looks great! So glad to hear things are starting off with a bang!

  4. Hi, popped over from Nifty Thrifty Tues. I LOVE the little frige. Let's face it, I love old toys. I have a collection of tin toys and everytime I look at them they make me smile. Glad your business is doing well. I like my chicken fried, and Pecan pie is my #1 favorie dessert. Boy, my mama made a delicious one. Mines good, but not quite as yummy as hers. I'm a new follower.

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