Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Time to Give Thanks to All

Whenever I participate in a show, I feel like it is a reunion of sorts.  I get to visit and get reacquainted with some of the nicest people.  Some times I see them in other settings, but most of the time at one antique- related event or another.   I got so many hugs and well-wishes!  


So it's time to thank everyone that made it possible for me to continue doing these shows.  I have come to the conclusion and realization that I can't do this alone. 

So - lots of love and thanks to my husband, Mark.  I can't begin to list all the things he does so I can pursue this passion I seem to have for the sweet, old things I drag home.  Thankful that he still wants me to drag my old-self home, especially after I fill the garage more than the half I designated for my stuff.  His half is always getting invaded.

Elf Patty.  Elf Patty cracks the whip and makes sure I keep cranking out the stuff for you all.  There are days that I am ready to quit.  Those are the days when I'm tired, stiff, sore, sleep-deprived and did I say tired?  She keeps me laughing, motivated and helps me keep the creative juices flowing.  A person couldn't have a better elf.  We love ya Patty.  I also had the help of a couple of other elves:  Betty and Valerie.  Big hugs to you two - too!

Diane and Matt Kaser.  This couple has managed to create a wonderful venue for all of us junkers to sell our wares and for all you collectors to shop 'til you drop!  Their countryside home is the perfect setting for antiquing.  They make it a breeze for vendors to set up, they host a Friday night potluck and barbeque and have made the day of the sale much easier for our customers.  Parking, food & beverages, music, and restrooms were all top notch. 

Last, but not least, all of my friends/customers that came see me.  Your support keeps me creating. 
Your kind words fill my heart and make it sing.  Thank you.

I didn't get many pictures.  Unfortunately, the only ones I got were of my space just before the sale began.  There were so many wonderful vendors with spaces full of tempting things.  Visit their blogs for  more pictures.    Here are the few pics I took. 








Next post:  a new mascot!?! M.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Treasures in the Countryside!

Sunday evening we were invited to the Kaser's for a real, old-fashioned, country supper.  Under the old trees, in the yard, we thoroughly enjoyed the best dinner prepared by Diane's mom and Diane's husband, Matt.  The evening concluded with her mom's homemade apple cobbler, made with apples from their own trees.  The only thing that made all of this better, was enjoying it while watching a fabulous summer sunset.  Sorry, I didn't get any pictures.  You will just have to take my word for it.  It was a flashback to my childhood -- what a treat!  I tear-up just thinking about it.

Anyway, while we were there, I got a peek at all of Diane's treasures!  If her goodies are anything like what all the other vendors (16 - yes, 16 vendors!) will be bringing on Saturday to her Flea Market --- then come prepared to be dazzled by all the wonderful merchandise and bring a big truck to haul it all home! I'm not kidding.  Each year Molly Mo's Antique Flea Market just gets better and better!  DO WHATEVER it takes to come out on Saturday to this special, special event!  I can't use enough exclamation points !!!!  Click the link for details.

Here are a few more items that I will be bringing ....


weathered signs .....


some glitzy crownlets ....


and some cushy, linen pillows! ( I know - I'm over-doing the exclamation points again.)

Come early and stay late.  Have some lunch under those lovely old shade trees and relax in the countryside.  The best retail therapy you can find!  M.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Molly Mo's Sneak Peek!

This is a quick sneak peek of a few new items - hot out of my workroom!


This is a petite-sized mannequin that I fell in love with.  Her sweetheart neckline is embellished with a vintage pearls and bugle beads.   


My images aren't very good, so you will just have to come to Molly Mo's Antique Faire next Saturday and see her for yourself.  Here are a couple more new items ....


This is a crusty, rusty what-cha-ma-call-it that I added all sorts of vintage odds and ends to!  Again, it was hard to photograph and it isn't quite finished yet, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.  You gotta see it in person to appreciate its uniqueness.



A garland fit for a "Queen"!  Each tag is hung with an old garter belt supporter.  How many of you remember those days?!?  Thank goodness for pantyhose! 

This is just a sample. I've been busy finding unique items to tempt you, as well as making new creations!

You can find me near the chickens again this year!  Please come visit us and enjoy the beautiful country setting!  It's definitely worth the trip!  M.