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Thursday, December 29, 2011

I Feel Lost.......

Hello Friends.

I lost my camera.

There I said it. Now it's real.


I truly feel lost without it.

It must have heard me mention that I was in the market for a new one so it just up and disappeared.

What it didn't understand was that I didn't want to REPLACE it...I just wanted to add to our photography arsenal like all the big time picture takers do.

I wanted to learn a new camera with different do dads and stuff (high tech big time picture taker terms) while still being able to feel comfy with my old stand by fav.

Makes me sad. It's lost someplace between the house and the shop. I have looked everywhere so tonight I made myself fess up......

I lost it.


(crying jag could take a few minutes..........)

Now this forces me to go out on a limb with a new camera and have no safety net with my old one.

I can't wait to see how this goes.

Til then, here are some Winter Whites pics I've had stored up....

(taken with "you know who")

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sale Sale Sale!!!!!

Hello Friends!!

Pssst...............That's right!! All Christmas items are on SALE and ready and waiting!

Head on down to shop this week and take advantage of some wonderful savings!

Our Hours this week are as follows:

Tues-Friday 10-5

New Years Eve 10-3

New Years Day Closed

(this is an In store only sale and does not include candles, lights, or other everyday product items.)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Wishes To You!!

I hope that your Christmas time is spent with all that you love!

Blessings to all if you who continue to bless me with your love~ friendship and support.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Running Out of Time!

Can you believe it?

Christmas . Is. Sunday!

THIS Sunday!!!

We are all running out of TIME! Do you still have Last Minute Gifts to get?

DO you need JUST the right piece to finalize your rustic vintage Christmas decor?

WE are here to help!

Our Hours for the rest of the week are:

Thursday and Friday are 10-5.



Sunday, December 18, 2011


The cider will be hot.....

The candles will be lit.....

The carols will be playing.......

We're Open Today 12-5!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Simple. Christmas.

Merry Merry Friends!

Still stuck on the idea of

Simple Christmas decor.

Here are a few ideas that I have gathered from the web.

Enjoy!{wreath #1}

{wreath #2}

{flower pots as bells!}

{old rake as a stocking holder!}

{simple mittens}

Not much effort.....

Lots of charm.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Chippy White Christmas

Happy Holidays Friends!

When this time of year rolls around I always look forward to decorating with all my chippy white favorites. As if they didn't look great all year long~ something happens at Christmas time that makes them just shine! I figured out what it is .........


I know....AMAZING right???

I knew I had to share this revolutionary new decorating tip with the masses!!! LOL!

Seriously though....

simple Frasier sprigs tucked here and there are JUST the right touch

and let me add again........


And let me also add.....

in most cases...


And quick to do. You get beautiful results in seconds.

I did alot of tucking recently.....

Many of these pieces are ones that I have recently discovered.....

and are currently available.....

on my Etsy shop!

You may have some pieces like this sitting in the attic or garage.....

That are just waiting patiently to be jazzed up a bit with a simple sweet pine sprig!

You can go from a typical snooze fest pillow arrangement....

to adorable with just one sprig!

Fill an ole wash tub with a bunch.....

and stand back and realize that you did that in minutes!

Nothing is off limits when it comes to sprigs......

except perhaps anything that you don't want sap on....

which could be a good number of things but for the sake of decorating we sometimes improvise.....

with Fake sprigs like in this vintage mail bag!

With all that goes on this time of year~ decorating your home should be one of the fun and enjoyable things!

Don't stress ~ just think simple.

A tuck here and tuck there.....

is all it takes to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer to even the most humble pieces that you treasure!
Proudly Linking to Faded Charms White Wednesday.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Tyme at the Marketplace shop photos!

Hello Friends!

It's so hard to believe that another Candle Light Night has come and gone!


Every year as all the smiling faces wait to come inside, I get choked up.

It fills my heart with pure joy and just to see everyone revel in the Christmas Spirit makes me

so happy to be able to do what I do.

I have some random photos to share with you. Please bear with me as my camera decided to have a temper tantrum that night for what ever reason~ but I was bound and determined to get some shots.


This is the vignette that welcomed you at the back entrance of the shop.
At the end of the night, I would have loved to be able to just flop down on that old metal and say.......ahhhhhh........!

Yes....that is a 6 foot rag tree that took us F.O.R.E.V.E.R to get done. My girl Kimmie doesn't ever want to see one again! LOL! But it was sooo worth it .

This display is as soon as you come into the front entrance.

Just some chippy white yard angels under a flurry of snowflakes......

rag tree with bells.........

One of the things that customers look forward to the most at our Open House is the food. Husbands like to graze and linger........

Chippy metal card catalog.....

One of my FAVORITES.....an old red sleigh

Candle Light is not a one woman show. Not by a looooong shot!

I owe thanks and huge hugs to:

My hubby







Mt.Zion Quartet....excellent job with the music guys!!!



You all made this year THE BEST ONE YET!!!

Couldn't make it to our OPEN HOUSE? No worries......

the shop is totally re-stocked and loaded with everything you need to make your holidays happy.

Our Seasonal Hours have started!

We are now open Tues thru Saturdays 10-5