Saturday, November 15, 2014

Funky Town

I've spent the last three days
movin' over to the funky side of town
 
(As Marianne @ JunknLove calls it!)
 
 
And girlfriend, once you cross those tracks
there's no lookin' back!
 
 
 
My space - B E F O R E
 
 
    My Booth - AFTER
 
 
 
BUT BETWEEN
THE BEFORE AND AFTER
 
There was a great "team effort" of work
that brought this all about
 
 
First hubby and I had to build
the space
 
 
Second, re-think it and make changes!!!
 
(Now do this over and over until you think
it looks perfect - yea right, like that
will ever happen)
 

Love my ladder
 
but not in this spot
 
(I'll find another place for it, maybe)
 

 
Close but still not right
time to make more changes
 
 
It was about here that
a lady walked into my booth
and bought the blue desk and chair
 
.....time to do the "happy dance"
and then start moving things around- AGAIN! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Things are lookin' good!
 
 
 This might be a good place to stop.....
 
FOR TODAY ANYWAY
 
JunknLove may be on the other side
of the tracks
 
B U T
 
Believe me baby, it's on the fast track!
 
Furniture has been flying out those two
front doors all week
 
THE VINTAGE NEST
HAS FOUND HER HOME!!
 

 
Every Little Birdie says
 
Many thanks to
My hubby for his expert skills in building my booth
My girlfriend, Judy, for all her hard work and help
and to David and Aaron for being my "strong man" movers
YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!
 
 
 


Friday, November 7, 2014

There's Change in the Air

I know I promised my friends & family
my next post would be about our
time in France.....
 
However, I just couldn't wait to tell
you about a change that's going on.........
 
The Vintage Nest is moving!!!!!
(again)
 
 
You know how it is, Autumn comes
and you can just feel the change in the air
 
Well, I've felt this change a comin' for a while
and now that it's here I couldn't be more EXCITED
 
 
There is a new place in town
and girlfriend it's right up my alley!
 
And I bet it is yours too!!
 
 
The Vintage Nest will be moving
into
J U N K N L O V E
the end of November
 
It's located at 1412 Juan Linn in Victoria, Texas
For those of you that are local take Laurent Street
South pass the big Laurent Antique Mall, cross over Hwy 59 and hang
a right on Juan Linn. 
 It's the shabby building on the right.
 
I absolutely love the atmosphere and energy
of this great new shop!
 
Michelle and Mariane (partners in the shop
and two awesome junkin' gals)
have done a great job putting together
such an eclectic group of vendors
and I'm proud to be one of them
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Aren't you in Junk Heaven!


 
 
Oh but wait, it gets junkier
and if you love junk you'll
know that's a good thing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is the hottest new place in town!
 
 
 
 
and I'm thrilled to be joining
all the excitement very soon....
 
That blank area in the back
is soon to be my space
Can't wait to show you how I Junk it Up!!!
 
 
Every Little Birdie says
Aren't you in the mood to go junkin' at
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Once upon a time.....

Our trip to Belgium was a bit like
being in a fairy tale

As you enter the historic city of Brugge
you are swept back to the

Golden age (12th to 15th century)

 

This romantic city of winding
canals dotted with swans,
gilded architecture, great beer,
beautiful lace, and delicious chocolate 
is a dream come true

 Great Beer
 Beautiful Lace

Delicious chocolate
 Our guide gave us the history of this ancient
city as we slowly toured the canals 
in our water taxis



He told us this fellow was
in this window everyday watching 
the boats pass by

  but not always awake



 
 and if all this beauty wasn't enough
our apartment at the House of Season's 
was equally as gorgeous!

One evening after dinner
we found a group of Italian school girls
singing in the square. It was as if
heaven had touched earth

The sound was incredible

A moment I will never forget



 Brugge at night is a fantasy land

Performers in the square



Thank you to my wonderful
English family for taking us
on this awesome trip

Every Little Birdie says


Goodbye beautiful Brugge

Next post.......France!