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Friday, July 29, 2011

A Rolled Canvas GiveAway from UPrinting!

Hello Friends!

I am STILLLL emptying out the trailer {about to melt it's sooo unbelievably hot here} and taking photos of all the goods!

Speaking of photos....a great company named UPrinting got a hold of me and wanted to offer my blog readers a chance to win a one piece 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print!

What is a Rolled Canvas Print?

Wellllll....you submit a photo of yours and they make it into a nifty print on Canvas!

How cool is THAT?

You can select a 2 inch border or no border at all....

1 Business day turnaround

*Free Shipping!

(offer good to US residents 18 years or older) Perfect timing don't you think?

I know you've got loads of photos. The opportunities are endless....

How about an old vintage photo of your grandparents wedding?

Your wedding?

Maternity photo?

The kids?


or something for your business?

Put your thinking caps on and I am sure you will come up with something great.

This would also make an AWESOME GIFT for someone too don't ya think?

How to enter???

Leave a comment on THIS POST for one chance....

Become a NEW FOLLOWER for another chance { let me know you did so!}......


WINNER will be drawn Tuesday August 2nd.

Canvas will be shipped no later than Aug. 31st.

(if you have won this giveaway in the last six months you are not eligible at this time...that's okay...you're good with givin somebody else a chance anyway right?)

To check out even more AMAZING PRODUCTS like business cards, invitations, stickers, rack cards and MORE visit UPrinting today!

(this giveaway is sponsored by Uprinting~ no monetary compensation was given to me to host this event.)

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Hello Friends!!

You didn't think I came home with an EMPTY trailer did you?She got the OTM initiation!!
The best part is....look at ALL THE ROOM THAT'S LEFT!!!
I only had one day to shop , so you can imagine if I would have had more time this baby would have been filled to the brim.

I bought two awesome old chippy doors and if I wouldn't have had the trailer, there would have been no way to get um. They stuck way to far out of the back of the truck (there is always to roof I suppose! :0).....been there done that right?)

Now for the off load (yep Deadliest Catch fan)!

There is so much chippy, peely goodness in here.

I can't wait to show you everything

Sooooo, guess what I am gonna be doing today!

Stay tuned for pictures.

Have a great day!

P.S. Two neat items added to my Etsy shop today!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011



Can you guess what it is??

{no scrolly peeks}

You are peeking!!

I don't blame ya....you are probably dying to know what I got myself into now.....

TA-DA!!!!! Here she is!! What you are looking at is a 20 year dream FULFILLED!!!!
Boy does it feel good! I've been smilin for the last three days!
Ever since I started my biz wayyyyyy back in 87' I have wanted a utility trailer. At the time , I had a Chevy Cavalier and well ......not alot of pull with those to say the least!
As time went on, the money always needed to go someplace else. I'd save a little and then have to reluctently put it towards a more important issue. Can I get an AMEN?! You know how it goes.
Soooooo, when I was asked to participate in the Bella Rustica Urban Barn Show in Tennessee , I knew I needed to figure out a way to FINALLY get a trailer. I have all this primo junk that I HAVE to get down there cuz it definitely wouldn't all fit in the truck.
What to do....What to do????
Enter ETSY!
I figured if I could get my Etsy shop up and running, hopefully I could earn enough to pay for one.
Totally optimistic huh?
I just had to go for it......
and say prayers.....
and be up til wee hours in the morning entering inventory.....
and say more prayers......

Well , I have to say I am beyond grateful. I was able to realize my dream of owning my own trailer because of my Etsy shop...AND MY MOST FABULOUS CUSTOMERS! You are truly the best...each and every one.
As I type this post I can look out my window and this is what I see. I have to be honest....
It makes me proud. LOTS of hard work went into it and I think that's why I am so happy.
It is all worth it.
So just think about it........you've seen all the junk I can slap on the back of the truck~ Can you just imagine what I can do with this baby!!! I get goose bumps just thinking about it. I feel like I'm runnin with the big dogs now.
This brings up a great point. The next time you are considering making a purchase on Etsy from me or any other shop, you could be helping to fulfill a dream, to help someone grow, to assist in establishing a foundation for someone who took a chance.
Just like you did with me.
Thank U!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Fell in Love at Goodwill.....

With this!Hello Friends!

Today was filled with a dentist appt.~ hair appt. and some booth foofing,

but I still managed to get in a thrift store while I had 15 minutes to kill.
And this is what I found.

Isn't she adorable? And I had the car...not the truck. This was one of those "I don't care if I rip the leather seats in the car kinda deal !" ~ This was goin home with me!

THANKFULLY I didn't have to resort to anything drastic in the parking lot while I was trying to load it up. I didn't attract an audience or anything. { Don't laugh...it's happened.}

Anyway, it's hard to tell from the picture but she sits low and has a low back. Not as tall as a regular wing back is. She's short....like me {with cuter legs!}
Her fabric has a rustic nubby texture.
It's in great shape....no saggy seat
NO stinky smells....
Not a thing to be done!

She is going to be going to Nashville for the Bella Rustica Barn Sale!
She's ecstatic!

As if that wasn't enough~ I had to run into Wal-Mart today. The thing about Wal-Mart is that one minute you're buying kidney beans and laundry detergent and then on the way to grab some hair gel you spot

Too dang cute for words!

I threw it into the cart~

Not even looking at the price

and when I did...

it wasn't too bad~ $13.88.

Worth every penny I think!

Sooooo I had a pretty fun day {except the dentist which wasn't THAT bad if I had to be honest...I did have a piece of tartar come up and hit me in the eye but all's well! Good grief it felt HUGE but I actually got to see it after it landed on my dentist bib and it was a speck! Are you still reading this ? WHY? lol!)

I am excited to be linking this post up to the FABULOUS Kathleen's White Wednesday over at Faded Charm as well as Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday. For more beautiful INSPIRATION and less tartar talk...hop on over.

You will be SOOOO glad you did!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Is your porch missing something???

Hello Friends!

With yet another Sunday at the Marketplace behind me {where the temps got a tad higher than the weatherman predicted} I wanted to share with you something that has been keeping me


These little guys!

Yesterday I had a customer suggest that I do a blog post about my

"Welcome to Our Porch" pillow.

This story is great!

Read on..........

This particular customer is local {Charlotte} and I usually see her about twice a month. {The pillows had been sold out the last couple times she has been in the shop.} I knew she was heading to Michigan last month to visit friends and family. While visiting one of her friends one day they went out onto the front porch for lunch. While out there, my customer noticed this pillow on an old chair by her friends front door!

She asked her friend where she got it. The friend said,"I got it off Etsy, I kept the business card let me go get it." So off she goes to get the business card.....{MY business card} and comes back out onto the porch to give it to her friend.....{MY customer}!

Well you can just imagine the surprise and this was the conversation that ensued....

"Hey I shop there!"

"No way!!"

"Marshville is only about an hour from me!"

"Get OUT!"

"My porch NEEDS one of these pillows!"

"She has some listed in her Etsy shop now!"

"Get OUT!"

"No kiddin!"

"I'm ordering one like...NOW!"

"I'll go get my get my laptop."

And there you have it.


I loved it. Such a cool story.

So in case your porch happens to missing something...it just might be one of these!

I have them listed in my Etsy shop now and they are ready to ship.

The front is hand stenciled....

The back is an old feed sack .
Handstitched closure.

For a more detailed description head on over to my Etsy shop and take a peek!
Hope your day is filled with family and friends.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Hello Friends!

We would LUV to have you join us for this FUN event!

All of our outside vendors ALWAYS bring the best stuff....And I have the SHOP JAM PACKED as well!

{3 major truck loads worth!!!}

Mr. OTM will have the BBQ goin so COME HUNGRY!

Bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon of PRIMO junk huntin.

See You Sunday.

{any questions or need directions call 704-942-6258}

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here's a question for ya......

I'd love to know.

I'll be sharing some of my wishes too in a followup post.

Dream on............

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shabby Apple Give Away Winner!

Just so you know...you are all winners to me

BUT I could only choose one WINNER for the


(actually random generator chose)

and the lucky duck is.........


(her blog is adorable too!)

Contact me and let me know what dress you chose!


Your consolation prize is a great big hug to each of you! :0)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pssst..Just me...there's still time!!!

Just a quick reminder that there is STILL TIME to enter the

SHABBY APPLE DRESS GIVE ~ AWAY!!!!You've got one last chance to get in on a great prize!
Don't miss out!

Drawing is tomorrow {Tuesday} evening!

Good Luck friends!

{To enter~ scroll to next post to read all about it.}

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Hello friends!!!

I've got GREAT NEWS!!!

The wonderful folks over at Shabby Apple got in touch with me and offered to do this awesome

dress GIVE-AWAY!!!

Shabby Apple is an {amazing} online dress boutique selling womens dresses, casual dresses , skirts and womens apparel. They have the BEST designs and quite frankly I had a tough time deciding which dress to choose for the give-away.

So I chose three!

The winner gets to choose the one they want!!

{Good Luck on deciding that one!}

First off is the San Gabriel.....oh*those*ruffles!



Comfy grey poplin

machine washable too!

Next up is the stunning MARIPOSA GROVE!

Beautiful kelly green color

Great fit

Raw edge petals adorn the neckline.

And finally....

The Amethyst!

Rich deep plum color.....

Perfect for office or weekend get away

A faux wrap dress...stays closed!

Okay....now here's the scoop on how YOU CAN ENTER!!!

All entries will be carefully counted!

You have MANY chances to win......

First.....Leave a COMMENT on THIS POST

Second.....Become a follower of MY BLOG

(if you already are just let me know and you're in for another chance!)

Third....."Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook

Fourth...."Like" Olde Tyme Marketplace on Facebook

Fifth.....Visit Shabby Apple and let me know what item you love that you'd love to have that is not in this give-away!

Sixth....Post this give-away on YOUR BLOG!

There You have it!!

For each chance that you do take....you must let me know that you did so by commenting.



Since you are going to take a peek at their website....

take advantage of using this 10% off coupon code:


at the time of checkout!



(winner must have a U.S. shipping address)




Friday, July 1, 2011

We'll Be OPEN!

Hello Friends!

I received a bunch of calls today just checking to see what our hours are going to be this holiday weekend.


Closed Sun & Mon (regular)

If you have company in town.....bring um out!

If you are traveling to the beach....swing on in!
If you are traveling home from vacation.....stop on in!Would love to see you and be able to wish ya

Happy Fourth!!
( these pics aren't mine.....would sure love that manny!!)