For the past couple of weeks I've been working super hard on opening my new booth space at Serendipity Market here in Edmond, Oklahoma. It's been so much fun changing things up and I'm excited about this great new chapter in my life. Things are ever changing around here and it's been good to settle back into a normal routine now that my guy is out of school.
Everything is finished in my booth except for the laying of the wood floor. To keep the cost down we've decided to use plywood cut (and stained) into standard size boards and laid like old plank flooring. Right now the space has industrial carpeting (like a gray-blue) and that won't work for me. It's nice...just not my favorite. It's been a job getting everything ready and I have to admit I kinda miss the move-in ready space I had before. But...Serendipity is a better fit for me and I've already met wonderful ladies and really fabulous dealers. My open date is March 1st, or before, if we are ready!
Today I'm giving you a peek at the things sprawled out over my formal dining room table. I'm sparing you a glimpse at our garage. Looks like a shop all it's own!!! My space will be full and ready to go on opening day!
Lots of sweet, vintage picture frames, chicken wire baskets, hand painted roses, signs, pillows and so much more!
On Saturday, after a long afternoon of prep work, we came home so I could work on new shop tags and other vintage graphic and ephemera designs. To my horror we found my trusty (and costly) printer decided she'd printed her last copy after being filled with $100 worth of ink. I suppose she wanted to go to printer-heaven or something. UGH! Anyway...Sunday afternoon I purchased a new one and my Mr. AGPMan spent several hours installing it and then calibrating it to match my previous printer's colors. WHAT A JOB!
Do you know what this is? Remember those over-the-door accent pieces that had a large J HOOK hanging down from the scalloped edge? They were wreath holders. Well...I found one at the thrift store and decided to change it up. No wreath will hang from it~just plan on accenting one of the vintage doors in my booth with it! LOVE IT!
It's this a fabulous little tray? My mother bought it about twenty years ago and had it stripped down. It had been painted a bright green and she once had plans to refashion it for her home. When she moved last summer to her new place she gave it to me. First thing I did was repaint it. Not sure if I'll paint roses on the top or do a graphic transfer. Something sweet for sure...
I love it when I find old (or newer) mail sorters...and mirrors!
Love wire baskets filled with vintage paper shreds!
Found this wonderful vintage lap desk (the pink one) at a local sale last year...I'm keeping this one as-is!
A vintage image was manipulated and PARIS was added before being self-printed and attached to an old kitchen sign. I loved it so much I used both signs I found (ugly 1970's humor) and made them the same way!
I love this scrolly piece and I can't wait to paint roses on it with some sweet sentiment...
Here are a couple of pillows I made for my couch... I love the vintage lace and simple white cotton used for the body of the pillows and the ruffle. These pillows, or some like them, are a must for my new space!
Remember these? This is an old Home Interiors Votive Candle Holder. I love it repainted, glazed and distressed.
I still love to paint and now that my hands are healing up from my carpal tunnel surgery on 12/28 I'm looking forward to getting back to one of my first loves!
I didn't take pics of the booth transformation process. Just didn't have the energy. But I do plan on snapping a few photos as the wood flooring goes down.
Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful new week...
Love to you...