Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stocking Up

Greetings and welcome!
I'm still around, however we've been very busy stocking up for our shop!

It takes a lot of shopping, and of course that's such a chore ;)
Wouldn't you know, we find a lot of items that we just can't part with, one such beauty is this pretty vintage bowl...

It reminds me of my Grandmother.

And this gorgeous Shabby Chic dish, what delicate flowers :)

Not to be outdone by this special gift from my Hubby...

I had to go to work last Saturday so he continued the hunt. Over dinner he told me all about the treasures he found, and this was one of them.  It is a Taylor Smith and Taylor Ironstone Pitcher and Basin Bowl. The value on this piece is quite a lot, but he got an amazing deal. It's got just the right patina, crazing, and it's very large and heavy!
He did not want me to put it in the booth as we've got the right spot for it in our Guest Room. 
The community has been so supportive of our little venture, today we were offered an entire store to ourselves with incredible rent, however we're not ready for that just yet;)
The booth is coming along nicely though, and I had my first sale,  (a Shabby Chic Chair ). 
I wanted to thank a few folks who have helped me out so much in our little town, Larry, Jamie, and Sylvia, thank you so very much! And to my brother J...I appreciate your help so much, your ideas, and designs make all the difference! xxx tami
 Click here to see my 3 second craft project

Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia  
Faded Charm 
A Beach Cottage 
No Minimalist Here 
Funky Junk Interiors 
Between Naps On The Porch 
House in the Roses 


  1. This so exciting...a labor of love! Your husband is such a great shopper, too! Love the treasures you decided to keep! I wish you the best of luck!!


  2. Oh, I'm so very proud of you! Thank goodness you have such a sweet husband. And I adore that pitcher and bowl. I could not part with that.

  3. sooooo pretty.

    found you via tuesdays treasures. you might like my giveaway, and there's a little time left!



  4. Hello! I just became your 500th follower! I'm visiting from Coastal Charm. What a great shopper your husband is! My SIL just bought an ironstone pitcher and bowl at an auction that we go to on Mondays. They are both so pretty!

  5. Great finds! (Including a hubby that'll shop for you...)Stopping over from Coastal Charm-

    Rhonda @ home.made.

  6. Beautiful!!
    Now come say hello to gypsea nurse!

  7. Amazing... Your hubby found out the perfect lil treasure. I love ironstone and last week found 6 bottles at only 2$. I know, win win right!

    This is beautiful.

  8. Nice! I love what hubs found!~congrats on your first sale.

  9. Beautiful treasures Tami and I am so happy that all is going well! I love that pitcher, I would have to hold on to that too. :)
    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Your husband is doing a great job at shopping. I must have missed that you were opening a booth. Yeah on the first sale!

  11. Tami - I am so excited for you! I hope that you continue to be successful with your venture! I have a couple old bowls similar to yours that my mother gave me. They were once owned by my grandmother, too. :) Sweet, sweet memories.

    xoxo laurie

  12. Love, love all your excellent. I have seen that dinner set design, as in your bowl, over the years but cannot recall what it is called. I love the pitcher and wash basin that your husband found. It is gorgeous. I have one that was custom made 30 years ago in our guest bathroom, it is in a vintage motif and I love it. Your white is awesome! I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  13. Oh I love the pretty little bowl you found, its similar to a cup I just bought. I love your blog, I listed you on my blogroll. Thanks for your beautiful pictures you shared.
    Hugs, Dorothy

  14. It sounds like you're having lots of fun finding pretty things for your booth, Tami. Congratulations on your first sale. Your husband sure has a good eye too :)

  15. Oh what lovely finds!!! Where is your booth located? LOVE all of your stuff!!! :)


  16. Guess what?

    You say that bowl reminds you of your Grandmother?

    I think I have a HUGE set of that china that did belong to my Grandma!!!

    If it isn't identical, it is a close cousin.

    Of course, it is packed away in the storage shed so I can't go look........

    I wish I lived closer so I could come shopping....

    Give Husband a hug from me. He done good!

    AND your first sale!!! Wheeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sweet finds. Was nosy and took a tour of your blog, you are a talented lady. Love, love the pillows. Following you, Diane

  18. oooooooh! So many pretty things - I love them all!

    Beach hugs,

  19. Beautiful treasures...I tell ya these hubster are real troopers!!!


  20. Your stock is beautiful Tami, I'm sure your booth will do very well. You were one of the very first bloggers to welcome me into the blogging world and will always have a special place in my heart. I wish you every success. x Sharon

  21. Sweet finds, the Ironstone and the hubby! Congratulations on the success you have had! I can just imagine how big your success will be!

  22. I really love the lavender in that shabby chic dish. What a smart combination! Coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower!


  23. Hi lovely lady.
    Beautiful treasures!!
    I love the lavender in the shabby chic dish also.
    xxoo Diane

  24. How wonderful that your husband will go shopping for you and he obviously has good taste! Beautiful pitcher and bowl and best of luck with your shop. I hope you will drop by and enter my giveaway for a GC.

  25. How awesome that you have a retail space. I think that sounds so exciting...hoping you have tremendous sales this holiday season. Best of luck!


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