About a month and a half ago I took the plunge and rented a small space at a popular local Antiques shop. I was absolutely scared to death.
It was that whole ‘Little fish in a BIG pond’ thing. I was afraid I wouldn’t fit in, people would think my work was crap and on and on. Big Daddy says, ad nauseum, ‘When are you going to develop some confidence???’
The short answer is I don’t know. In my chosen profession I’m as cocked-sure of myself as anyone you’ll ever meet. In this new adventure, not so much. What I do know is that I LOVE my tiny little shop!
And so far, so good down at Sweeten Creek Antiques.
For the past six weeks I’ve been collecting things for my shop with one goal in mind. Christmas! I spent all of Friday afternoon dolling up my shop for my very favorite time of the year.
I’m going to warn y’all now. This post is picture heavy! Like, you might wanna go get a lawn chair and a beer kinda picture heavy!
I found this little antique child’s toy chest back in the Summer. I will do a complete post on it’s makeover later on in the week. It made the perfect place to display all the pillows I made.
I found this cute little Santa first, and built the rest around him. He was really hard to part with!
I’ve had a love affair with Transferware for some time now. I actually collect the black. I love any color at Christmas, but the red works the best. I found this little creamer and sugar bowl (minus the lid) at a thrift store and thought they would be so sweet filled with greenery. These cypress clippings are from our yard. The best part about cypress is it will hold its color for 2 to 3 weeks and doesn’t shed!
Not everything I brought in for Christmas is for sale. I wanted my shop to look warm and festive, but without spending a lot of money. So, I decided to make a Christmas bunting with red and green card stock.
The pack of holiday card stock at Michaels was $4.99 and I had a 40% coupon plus an extra 20% one also so it makes a big impact for just a few bucks. I printed the letters out from a tutorial you can find here:
This magnolia, pine and hawthorn arrangement is in an old red and white enamel pot I found at my Goodwill.
And of course I had to have a tree.
The weekend after Thanksgiving over 40 venders at Sweeten Creek Antiques will be participating in big sale. My shop will have 15% off everything. If you are local come and check it out!
Have a great week,
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