Monday, May 31, 2010

Retro Music Monday

Starting this week in 1962 Ray Charles with I Can't Stop Loving You spent 5 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.



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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday


All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz

Shadow Shot Sunday with Hey Harriet.

p.s. This ice cream is AWESOME!

Speaking of chocolate....a package arrived for me shortly before we left for Brimfield.



It contained a wonderful selection of items...including TimTams. Mmm TimTams...I gobbled up those chocolaty delights straight away. They provided just the fortification I need to get packed up for the show.

The package also contained two books that were right up my alley! I have been thoroughly enjoying Big Things and Australian Quirk and look forward to visiting some of the spectacles contained in them when I make my way to the land down under. Hopefully soon;)





The big banana and Luna Park are a couple of my favorites!

Tracy's amazingly generous package also contained an assortment of cool postcards as well as some Rosella jam (tasty) and Vegemite (I was taught if you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all;).

I was so thrilled to have won Tracy's giveaway and just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH one more time. Thanks Tracy...you're the best!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mid Century Home Decor

I was out treasure hunting this morning and at my last stop I found something so fun...I wanted to share it.



It's the Sherwin-Williams Paint and Color Style Guide from 1951. The pictures in it are fabulous!

I will be putting the book in my shop for sale later today...but not before I photograph every page! I think it's so cool...I want to share it with anyone interested in mid century home decor.

Here is a start with some quick pictures of the exteriors.









I'll be sharing more from the book in a series of Friday posts over the next 6 - 7 weeks. Next Friday....living rooms!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Retro Music Monday

Bobby Lewis with Tossin' And Turnin' spent 7 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts in the summer of 1961.



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ENJOY:D

Friday, May 21, 2010

Brimfield and Shadows...

Brimfield was CRAZY!

Due to some unexpected circumstances I ended up alone in our booth for much of the show. For better or worse I missed out on most of the large scale chaos and settled in for our own little slice of insanity.

The week started out rainy...







One of the most pleasant surprises for me were the many international shoppers who were buying in bulk for shops overseas. This chair was one of the items going to Apostrophe in Belgium.





I was thrilled to meet Martin and Will a father and son team from the UK with a shop in London that looks incredible! The shop is called The Old Cinema and I look forward to visiting it some day soon.




Martin and Will come to Brimfield twice a year and fill a container to ship across the pond. Once they've hunted down all their treasures, they use this truck to gather their haul back to their container.



We were quite pleased to be able to pack off a rather nice sized collection of things with them...including the large pile of wooden folding chairs you see in the back of the truck.



Many thanks to Martin and Will! We look forward to seeing you both again in May 2011!!

We also sold a nice little lot of things to the more local Vermont Country Store...Many thanks to them as well!!

I'm not sure what I was expecting of Brimfield...but it turned out to be a wonderful "wholesale" experience.


The only shopping I was able to fit in was at my neighbors booth...


...Lisa Price of VintageGoodies...fun stuff!!

At some point during the week it turned beautifully sunny and of course I couldn't help but notice all the lovely shadows and think of Shadow Shot Sunday and home...

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