Wednesday, August 31, 2011


"Promise me you'll always remember: 
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
--Christopher Robin to Pooh"

-A.A. Milne

Monday, August 29, 2011


i had been wanting to spruce up our living room
for awhile but just didn't feel inspired or creative.
inspiration hit on sunday.

here is how it turned out.

dining room before

dining room after.

dining room table before

dining room table after
and yes those are potatoes.
they came from our yard, my mom's and father-in-law.
they are in season and i love the shapes and colors.
why not, right?

the living room before

the mantel after

more of the living room after.

well, what do you think?
i am quite happy with it and my husband loves it to.
sometimes you just have to go with it when inspiration hits.


Sunday, August 28, 2011


saturday was filled with friends.

it may have not been what we all had hoped
from a attendance percpective
but i have to say it was filled with

one of the greatest gifts we can recieve.

THANK YOU  to all who came out and 
especially to....
Amy, Denise and Melanie
and their loving and supportive husbands and boyfriends.
with out friends we are only half of what we can be. 


Friday, August 26, 2011


I know it's only the first night 
but I just couldn't wait to show you all
what wonderful vintage finds
we had going on here at,

Carriage House Vintage Market!

These girls pulled out all the stops 
and brought it.

Denise of Junque Soiree
brought the most delightful, creative  treasures.
This women has some talent!
Everything was just perfect in her space.

 Melanie of 
All My Favorite Things
really did bring all my favorite things.
She has the cozy arbor space (she isn't so fond of the sun)
and did an amazing job turning my arbor into magic.

Then there was that Bee & Mason girl 
(that's me)
I had so much fun getting the garage turned into
something vintage (other then it's age)
and spilling out into the veggie garden.

Then there is Amy of 
Poppy & Ivy.
Sorry, I have only one picture. 
Our sweet Amy had to take a break from setting 
up to feed a couple of teenagers at home.
More tomorrow of her goodies.
As usual she had her space set up in 15 minutes.
I really don't know how she does that.
Can you say "Bewitch"?

And here we are in all of our 
Greta Garbo style.

 Tomorrow it will be more vintage
from 10-4.
So, come on by grab a cupcake 
and do some junquing with
4 gals who truly heart vintage finds.
(make that 5, my momma will be in the house too!)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sneak Peak....

i am so excited for tomorrow night.
we got the garage ready to be set up
and my sweet husband did a few repairs
and got the lawn mowed.

i thought i would tempt you 
with a little sneak peak
of some of the goodies we will have.

isn't he cute?


best deal in real estate

ready for the next big adventure.

this is just the tip of the iceberg.

look forward to seeing you all!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


only home two days and i have to tell you
i have been quite the busy bee
getting things spruced up, organized and set up
for our very first 
Carriage House Vintage Market
to celebrate our first birthday.

it has been a long list of to do's....
but i am checking things off
and seeing a shorter list to face.
my husband has been a huge help
and i have to say it would be so much more
stressful and definitely less fun with out his support.

tomorrow the real fun starts.
i get to do one of the parts
i love to do...
the set up!

i admit i am very excited
but have to admit a little nervous.
it's kind of like planning a party
and worrying no one will come
one of those deep, dark fears
from childhood.
no one will like you or even worse
no one picks you to be on their team.
i know it will be all fine but still,
there is that little nagging feeling.

what ever happens will happen
and it will be all good.
if nothing else we will have some good 
ol' fashion vintage fun.

See you all either Friday or Saturday
or even better yet both days.
bring a friend or two.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

4 days....

i'm back and raring to go.
we have 4 days until our first
Carriage House Vintage Market
to celebrate our very first birthday
and there is so much to do!

 but i'm excited and can't wait until Friday.

i came home with some new goodies
found at Gold Rush in Oronoco
and a few great little shops like Haupt Vintage
and some amazing garage sales out in the country.
i admit i left so much behind because the rule was
if it didn't fit in my suitcase it couldn't come home with me.
next time it might just need to be a truck.

i'm degressing!
back to the long laundry list of things to do.

hope to see you this weekend!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Just a little reminder of our vintage market
while i  am on holiday in the great state of 
visiting my best friend and her family 
and hopefully finding some fun flea market treasures.

till i get back next week
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Monday, August 15, 2011


 my kind of camping....


Sunday, August 14, 2011


i am off to Oronoco Gold Rush in Minnesota
next week and would love to have the freedom
to buy what ever i can't live with out but
here is the rub....
how do i get it home?

i am wondering if any of you have shipped
items you found at a flea market some where other
than home?
if so how did you get it home?

any advice is welcome.

there is such wonderful stuff to be found
in the midwest i would hate to have to leave it behind.



Saturday, August 13, 2011


do you ever look at something 
you designed and go 
i did that this morning with our flyer
for the Carriage House Vintage Market.
i  just didn't feel right about it.
so i redesigned it and came up with
three options. 

Here is the first one:

what do you think?

you are going to have to check back to see the other
two flyers. 

not only did we change the flyers but 
we have added another vendor
All My Favorite Things
and another day,
Friday, August 26th

So if you can't make it on Saturday
be sure to come by and see us on Friday.

it's going to be a fun time!

see you all soon!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011