Thursday, February 10, 2011

etsy inspired project...and a shop update!

One of the best things I have ever done is start selling my smaller treasures on the past I have sold my painted furntiure, but in December I decided to open up a new Etsy shop...share the love and offer some of the smaller things I find. Oh my gosh, has it been a whirlwind! I cannot thank you girls enough for all of your support. It has been so much fun!

Actually...let me be honest...I am thanking you for giving me a reason to keep up my junking addiction! I was slightly afraid that since I loved to go to auctions, estate sales and yard sales so much I was going to end up as a subject on have saved me. So I thank you. And my hubs thanks you, too


When I am wrapping and labeling packages, I often wonder where they will end up...who is giving this little piece of history I found a new home. One day I decided to add a little "P.S let me know what you are going to do with these" note at the bottom of my thank you card to a customer. It was the first time I have done that, and I didn't think I would actually hear back from her.

But, Lauren from Our Hiding Place, surprised me the other day...and sent me a link to a post on her blog where she showed me what she did with the vintage envelopes she purchased from my Etsy shop.

Isn't it just so stinkin' cute??

She was inspired by something she saw in Pottery Barn's catalog...

But decided to put her own spin on it...and found my vintage envelopes...

she strung them on a little jute twine...used a few clothespins...

and she had a simple and beautiful bunting above the bed!

I love this Lauren, thanks for sharing! Hmmm...maybe I should save some of those envelopes for myself!

Take a minute to visit Lauren's blog..she is a newlywed and her and her husband are decorating their first home by the sea...and she has done some beautiful things!

I have a long list of things to add to the shop check back for an update! I am finally listing a basket with chippy aqua paint, an old wooden toolbox tote, more antique keys and bottles and maybe a piece of furniture or two! Lots of other things, but that is all my tired brain can think of at the moment!

Happy Thursday, girls!