If You're in the Market for great junk...You've come to the right Place!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hello friends!

Many of you have seen this button over on my side bar.

Because of this, I have been hoarding some of my BEST JUNK FINDS all summer long!

You will find me here.....

In the barn........


All that junk! Bella Rustica Nashville is going to be da bomb!

You've got to head on over to their blog to read the vendor list!

I can't believe I am going to be with all these super people.

I am excited.....



and have already started losing sleep......LOL!

(Seriously...it's part of the whole experience. If I didn't lose some sleep trying to figure out how to set up the booth...it wouldn't be the same!)

What am I taking you ask??????

Stay tuned!

Better yet....plan on coming to the show!! *wink*

Monday, August 29, 2011


Hello Friends!!!

Finally had a minute to go thru some of the photos of the BIG DAY!

It was beyond wonderful.

The weather was perfect.....

We were surrounded by family and friends.....

We danced for HOURS.......(like say maybe 10...no joke! FUN!)

There were fireworks....

The food was amazing....

The cake was beautiful.....

Everyone was smiling.......

Pure Joy!

I didn't want it to end. Ever.


Here are some pics that I hope you enjoy........

This pointed to the wedding site down by the pond....
Me and my new hubby!

The buckeye favors were a subtle nod toward my Ohio roots...but also a subtle "in your face" to my new family full of Penn State fans! {I love um all anyway!}

Buckeyes are for good luck but I still had to tell them not to throw them at the bride.

Guest book and cake table...

My brother and sister in laws house where the whole shin-dig took place.

They were sooooooo gracious in letting us take over the place. I mean the kitchen was in constant use....I don't know how many times we had to go in and out...I was always asking my BIL for something(christmas lights, blocks of wood, scissors.....)My SIL had the house spotless, the yard looked amazing. SO much went into this "simple" wedding. I can't even begin to say thanks enough.

Pointing toward the partay!!

a great little photo spot......

the centerpieces had clay tags with the words that were on our invitations...

she did.....

he did..........

gifts from our girls ~ Erin and Shawna and their guys~ Brian and Phil

they also are getting us a "mini-moon" to Folly Beach South Carolina (where we met!)

Can't wait to go!

Coconut wedding cake. Let me tell you....DELICIOUS! Erin made it and it took her two days. She worked sooooooo hard but it was worth it. I wish I had a piece right now

We also had chocolate and vanilla cupcakes!

Each daisy was hand made....

I hated cutting into it!

I have so many more photos to share. It will take me a while to get thru all them but I hope this gives you an idea of what it was like.

THANK YOU to all of you who had sent emails and left comments full of best wishes.

We appreciate each and every one!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Remember me?

Hello Friends!!!

Remember me???

Mr. OTM and I are are officially back from wedding week and

LET ME TELL YOU..........


I have tons of pictures to sort thru and share with you.

In the mean time, I thought we'd have a little fun with this guy.....Be honest....who had one of these???

(I did...lol!)

Glad to be home.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gettin Hitched!

HELLO Friends!!!

This week is pretty darn exciting! This coming Saturday on Aug. 20th I will officially become MRS. OTM !

Yep...that's right Mr.OTM (olde tyme marketplace) and I decided it was time to do it up!

So many people thought that we were married already that it has come as a shock to some...wondering who we were marrying!!! So to set the record straight....we are in fact marrying each other!! Pretty hilarious!

We can't wait!!

It is going to be a small country wedding ~ by a pond ~ on a beautiful mountain in Friendsville Pennsylvania. Russ's brother and Sister in Law have graciously offered there beautiful home to host our event.

We are getting married by the Mayor of Friendsville.

Isn't that the cutest thing? The Mayor.......of Friendsville. It sounds like something that would happen in a movie. I love it!

Anyway, planning the decor was FUN! Keeping in mind that I wanted to stay on a tight budget , and I didn't want to have to bring a U-Haul from North Carolina, I kept all my decorating simple but sweet.

I thought you might like to see the items that I used for my inspiration!

I will be taking plenty o' photos of the real deal ...don't you worry your pretty little heads bout that!

Let's take the stroll down Inspiration Lane

(Not to be confused with Inspiration Point....remember? on Happy Days? hahaha!!)

Okay...here we go...birds....cloches....moss....eggs.....
cash.....didn't want to spend a boatload of it so this was the REAL inspiration in what I did!

weathered wood....

Burlap ribbon.....

old wire baskets......

twigs and hearts.....not necessarily together...but you'll see what I mean later....*promise*

Beth Quinn Jewerly...*sigh*

white flowers.....

burlap by the yard......

feed sack pillows........

nest and eggs.....

more birds.....


vintage blue mason jars!

So there you have it! I will be so excited to share with you all the photos and how it all came together. If the vision in my head even comes close...it will be wonderful!

Just to have Russ, my family, my new family and friends all together is plenty.

What a day it will be!

Stay tuned.....

Friday, August 12, 2011

Come join us for Sunday at the Marketplace THIS SUNDAY Aug. 14th 11-5!

RAIN or SHINE ...We'd love to see you on Sunday!

The SHOP IS PACKED with all that new stuff from my last buying trip!The vendors always have the BEST Stuff!!

Interested in being a vendor?

Space is available and August set up is FREE!

Call me to reserve your spot!

See you Sunday!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm dreaming of White Pumpkins.....

If you aren't ready for fall yet heres a warning~ you just landed smack dab in the middle of a blog post from someone who is WAYYYYY more than Ready.

I can understand if you want click off and come back another day.

In like a month maybe.

For those who are stickin it out with me~ I ask the question......

How soon is too soon to be wishing you see white pumpkins for sale?

White pumpkins for sale generally means cooler temps and THAT my friends can't come soon enough. I long to wake up in the morning and feel that "crisp" in the air.

I'm ready for sweatshirts......

I'm ready to decorate with my multitude of white pumpkins while wearing a sweatshirt!

Sooooooooooo ready.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Shop Displays!

Hello Friends!

How was your day? Mine was a tad nuts.

My first stop was to go get a new fan for the computer. The thing sounded like a plane taking off. I assumed that wasn't good~ so I took the old one out ( with some help from Mr.OTM) and aahhhhhhh......it's so nice to sit here a type this post without it sounding like I'm at the airport!

The rest of the day was just typical crazy. Mondays are my "running around like a lunatic" day trying to cram all the necessary day to day stuff into one day. You know...bank, post office, grocery shopping.........you get the picture. Usually I don't work at the shop on Mondays but I wanted to get in there today because I've got a LOT of work to do!

Old habits die hard and I found myself unloading the trailer into the truck , then taking the stuff out of the truck into the shop. Finally a light bulb went off and I came up with the brilliant idea to



So that's what we did on Saturday. We got it all unloaded and the stuff was just sitting willy nilly all over the place. So I went in today so I could get some displays done because THIS WEEKEND is SUNDAY at the MARKETPLACE and I want ALL THE NEW JUNK OUT AND PRICED!

So here's a little sneak peek of some of the displays that we have goin on! Please limit your drive up transactions to 3 minutes. I don't want to have to tell you again.

New SUPER vintage wagon...PERFECT PAINT COLORS!!
Think Christmas.
(I can't believe I just said that either.)

This is kind of our Last Hurrah to Summer!
Fall stuff goes out in a couple weeks.

Tall~ chippy~ white~ wire~ birdcage

Tall~ chippy~white~wood~plant stand

Tall~chippy~white ~plate rack

If this basket isn't there when you get there, it may have just found it's way back into the trunk of my car.

So there your little peek of what's going on.

Still have a FULL COUNTER of stuff to price and get out~ but it WILL GET DONE FOR THE WEEKEND!