Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Little Christmas At The Booth

I've been working on my booth space a lot lately and I had big plans to show you everything last week, but I kept forgetting my camera. Then the waterfall buffet sold and now it looks completely different. Shucks. I know it's not good when you feel sad when furniture sells....it was such a crucial piece for this look...I'll be ok, it will just force me to be more creative! If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this music sheet wreath...I am on such a sheet music kick right now!
 Chemo really put a kink in my shopping this summer for the booth and as a result, I have hardly any vintage Christmas...so what's a girl to do? Make. Make. Make. I made everything to sell...Altered bottles, waterless snow globes, sheet music ornaments....the lamp is even transformed...I found this lamp with a chunk of wood missing. I repaired the chip, white washed it, and added a shade with braided jute twine. Here is the before:
This look was originally on the waterfall buffet, but it looks pretty good on the walnut buffet.

 Natural bottle brush trees in all sizes, I love these. I have some made into snow globes too.
 This owl figure was awful, so I decided to glitter it. It took about 3 pounds of glitter. Just kidding...but it took a lot. I didn't take a before shot, just imagine ugly.

 I used a pretty green glass vase to put pine and branches in, just like I do here at home.
 Sheet music ornaments with vintage buttons. I made these for each family member last year and made some to sell this year.
 I made a couple of wreaths yesterday too. This one is a little different, not really screaming Christmas. I love this grey ticking ribbon. This one to me, represents one of the 12 Days of Christmas...and a partridge in a pear treeeeee
 Pears and Pine

A nice traditional one with a little glitz. You guys know how much I love plaid, I know I don't have to say that anymore! :)

 Plaid and Pine

I would show you more of the booth, but really it is not any more photo ready than this. I've got a desk to move in and some more fluffing to do. I will be sure to remember my camera next time. 
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving everyone!!



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32 comments:

  1. You stuff is gorgeous! I hope your booth sales are off the charts! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  2. I love the sheet music wreath and ornaments. All of your creations are so beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Dawn

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  3. your booth looks so pretty and your wreaths are absolutely amazing-the nicest I've seen!

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  4. You have such a great knack for putting everything together. I do not. If I lived nearby I would have to shop at your booth. I hope Turkey Day is relaxing for you.

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  5. Have a blessed Happy Thanksgiving! Carol

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  6. Michelle, You are so amazing to be able to go through all your health issues and still be able to create such beautiful things. Thanks for the bottle tutotial-I will give that a try! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers often and may you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I would be at your booth every week if I lived nearby!

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  7. I Love, LOVE bottle brush trees. Where do you get yours??? The wreath made of sheet music cones reminds me of making wreaths (about 40 years ago) out of cards from the computers my hubby worked on. Back then computers were the size of a ROOM...literally!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, I am ANCIENT:):) Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

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    1. I have found them everywhere this year, even Wal-mart! Also Michael's and Lowe's.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  8. I am so bummed! I went out and bought what I needed to make the snowglobes and my largest jar wasn't large enough. I may have to go out and buy something from Sams :) What was in your large jar?
    thanks!dawn

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    1. Oh no! The largest tree fits in a restaurant size pickle jar, it's pretty big. Call some local restaurants/bistros that you might know that serve pickles and ask if you can have the jars, they usually throw them out.

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    2. Thank you for the tip. I know a deli owner. Never thought to ask as I have a large tree. But what I deep down inside want is a cloche!
      ~Gwen

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  9. Michelle, I love your creative spirit - how you turn ordinary things into such things of beauty is just amazing to me. You'll have to share an "after" picture of your booth in a few days - I'll bet it's empty! I hope you are feeling well and that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Kaille

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  10. Oh wow!! You have made so much!! I love it all! My the sheet music stuff is really me. I love to sing and pre injury could harmonize and sang in groups. I play piano for me only but it's just for my pleasure... Once again I'm inspired!! I want to try to make a wreath! I have a spot for it too!! Love all about the booth. Love those bottles and the tutorial too!! I may not have the flat bottles but I still think they'd look fab using my old instant coffee jars?? Or hmmm buy schnapps and dump it down the sink just for the bottle ??? Go to the store and try to find food in a flat glass bottle?!!!
    Simply love love love yours!! Ill improvise someway as I have every single thing but the bottle!!
    Love
    Gwen

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    1. Any and all bottles/jars would be great! Yes, you could pour the schnapps down the drain, lol!

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  11. I love all the things you are putting together for your booth! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. I have been collecting vintage owls and reselling them - however some of the uglier ones aren't moving. Now I am inspired to paint and glitter it! Thanks for the loveliness you share.

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    1. Yes Rhonda, that owl was pretty bad looking...and glitter make everything better! ;)

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  13. Your booth looks fantastic. Wish we lived closer so I could visit and shop. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. OMG! Your booth looks just gorgeous, I love all the Christmas decoration/ornaments!

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  15. Hello, I really like your decoration !! I'll be glad to follow your blog !
    Greetings from Verona, Italy

    Roberta
    La Sportina

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  16. Oh, how beautiful!!! I will be using a photo of yours on my blog...talking about snow-globes. LOVE the picture of yours here. I will give you credit, of course. If you don't prefer I use it, please let me know. Thanks so much!

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  17. I wish you would share how you make your things instead of making a photo album of them. I think this blog is to create traffic to your shop.

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Michelle