I thought it would be fun to take everyone thru my redecorating projects over the next few months. I decided that it’s time to spend some time on my home and I’m inviting everyone else to join in. The first project I’m going to tackle is my hallway closet that I’ve re-done to be a display case for my treasures that I’ve neglected for years. I’ll begin posting before & after pictures shortly. I welcome all your comments as I go thru this decorating process. Wendy
Sometimes, just sometimes, you get the sudden urge to find more treasures even though you have SO MANY you could fill two houses with. But . . . . I woke up this morning with daughter gone for the day, two boys fairly self sufficient, husband at work and me feeling like playing hookey from work. So, the story begins. . . .
I felt like I couldn’t go too far in case of an emergency, so I scavenged the local antique malls. I hardly ever go locally because I swear I never find anything. But today, VOILA – not much but I love everything I bought today. I think the two vintage 1978 perfume bottles are so gorgeous! I just love the graphics of the roses on the bottles. I think I’ll probably list the vintage enamel pin – I’ve never found one so pretty. The other rhinestone pins will probably stay with me and be used for embellishment on a sachet or tote.
The stunning vintage chintz sewing box will become a part of my collection – one of my great weaknesses.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend – Many blessings and many fun times with family, working on your house or just lazing around. Big hugs – Wendy
On the way home from work, I stopped at a sale. . . I didn’t find much, but what I did find I’m just in LOVE with. How pretty in this vintage handpainted and mirrored tissue box? I also found a vintage roses apron, strawberry vintage tablecloth, some pretty little flowers and a set of sweet painted baskets. I’m thinking I may keep the baskets for myself for Christmas. So pretty with pink pointsettias, huh?
Talk to you soon ~ Wendy
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to show you all my workspace. I know it’s nothing grand and I’ve yet to decorate the outside, but it’s where I work. Since these pictures, I’ve added a 10 foot countertop on the other side of all the fabrics. Sometimes, I think it’s fun to see people’s work spaces. I’ll post more pictures once I “shabby chic” up the outside of the building! Big hugs to all ~ Wendy
Whew – this year. . . . I just don’t know how to even explain it. My husband and I are in that in-between place where we’re just preparing to put our kids into college and yet facing taking care of our parents. Tough. Without going into all the soap operaish details, this year has not been the most calm year we’ve ever enjoyed. O.k. – enough whining and on to all the good things . . . . .
I’m so thrilled to get back to my website and adding products. It’s like creating items is my release from all the pressures of my “real” work, my family pressures (sorry guys – I love you!). I just find a wonderful joy in creating something, knowing that it will go to someone who appreciates it. Items are being added daily now to my website, and I think they are some of the most wonderful creations I’ve ever made. Please take a peek as I’m now offering free shipping as part of www.ShabbyLaneShops.com Christmas in July promotion. My website is located at www.BerryLane.com. Drop me a note and let me know what you think.
To all of you who have tagged me, I apologize for not responding. I will try better in the future. . . I appreciate you all! Big hugs and I hope to check back in soon. Lots of love, Wendy
Good Saturday Morning to you all! I’m up nice and early, the sun is shining and it’s actually above 30 degrees. What else could you ask for? Just wanted to do a short little post and tell you new items are being added at BerryLane.com daily now. I’ve got a free shipping promotion until the end of March, so take a peek and see if there’s a treasure you can’t live without!!!
Also, this morning on http://www.Etsy.com you will find everything TULIP from the Cottage Style Street Team. Just type in CSST in the search box and see beautiful tulips in every form. If you’d like to leave us a post on our promotion thread, just go to forums, type CSST in the search box and join us. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!