Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cross Stitched Christmas Ornaments

Happy Saturday Peeps !!!

I have been very busy of late downsizing my personal collections of over 30 years, and trying to liquidate the inventory at my Children's Boutique.

But, had to sneak in a little stitching time too. I plan on participating in a local Holiday Marketplace in the month of November.

I have always found at Festivals that if you can keep your price points low, between $5 and $20, that you have a much more successful sale.  People are always looking for that unique gift item that they do not have to spend a lot on.

So this year I am going to concentrate on making cross stitched ornaments, and sachets.  Maybe even a few small tooth fairy and decorative pillows.

Since I have such an extensive stash of vintage lace, I will be making some really sweet and simple Angel ornaments too.  I will post pix when I have them in the works, and try to do a little instructional post.  They are just the simplest and cutest little thing ever, and of course you could use new lace to trim them with.

Who knows what else I might come up with  to sell between now and the Festival date!!!

Now off to stitch some more.  Then to start sewing my little ornaments into mini pillow with ribbon hangers.  Then trim them up with bows, bells, faux greenery, etc.

Have a Blessed Weekend.
Hugs 2 U,  Carol

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage White Hankies

I have been collecting vintage linens, lace, buttons, dishes (especially with pink roses) and various other antiques for more than 30 years.  It has come time to downsize !!! 

Keep and eye on my Ebay and Etsy store.  You might just find something that you can give a new home.

I just listed these four lovely old drawn  thread hankies on Ebay.  Just a small dent in my collection !!!  LOL

The weather her in North Georgia is starting to cool down just a bit.  Can't wait for that first day of Crip Fall Morning air.

I need to start getting my Fall decorating items out of storage for my store.  Fall fashions have already arrived and Christmas fashions should be her in about 2 weeks.

Retail merchants really do rush the season don't we?  I can remember when you never saw any Christmas merchandise in the stores until after Thanksgiving.

Have a wonderful rest of the week !!!

Hugs, Carol

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall Basket Swap

Fall Basket Swap presented by Michele at Something Special.

Stop by to visit Michele and get on board for the Fall Intrigues Basket Swap she is sponsoring.

Can't wait for the crisp cool days of Fall  !!!!

Hugs and have a wonderful week,