Monday, June 27, 2011

Exciting News!!

Hello friends.....happy to have you visit once again.
 I was away for a few days and if I have not responded to your kind comments yet, it is only because I have been a little busy.
Want to know what I have been busy doing?????
That's right...I'm going to have a space at The Fox Den Antique Mall right around the corner from my home.
This place is fabulous, be sure to click on the link and check out all the great vendors here.
I had stopped in a couple of weeks ago to inquire about leasing a space and to get all the information.
A sweet guy named Andy let me down gently as he told me I had about 6 people ahead of me on a waiting list to get in.
I left a little disappointed, but hoping for the best.
Well Lady Luck was on my side, because not more than a week later I got a phone call asking if I was still interested...
Guess I was the only person answering her phone that day.
So I jumped in the car and drove over to check out the location of the booth space.
OK...the faux Tuscan wall was not not the perfect part, but look how close it is to the front...
See that white lampshade on the left?
That's the check out counter and the front door is just to the left of that.
I like the fact that I am not in the deep belly of this very large mall.
This is the view from my inside corner looking out to the spaces across from me.
Open and spacious with a lot of light.
The size is really just what I wanted to start out with.
Fox Den is filled to the brim with the most wonderful antique, vintage and collectible items and the vendors are so friendly.
They have already made me feel so welcomed.
I looked around and I don't think I will have too much competition with my chalk painted furniture.
I might even be the only shabby chic style booth.
No one is selling handmade couture aprons.
This was the only booth I found with some very nice white painted wood pieces.
Isn't this mirror fabulous??
So I will surround myself with all of this...
And apply a little of this...
and hopefully transform my little space
 into lovely, light and inviting shop.
I will post my shop space reveal very soon.
I can't leave without showcasing a few sweet photos from around my town.
I snapped these guys restoring an old church.

Who doesn't love an old Red Barn?
For all you visiting Barn Charmers!
Add a slight tilt and you really make my heart all a twitter.
My big rose of Sharon bush is lush with the most gorgeous blooms and all the fat bumblebees are getting drunk on it's nectar.
This is my view from my sink window in my kitchen...
thousands of blooms
I might be a little AWOL for the next few weeks..
between getting my space ready and helping my Mom in New York after a second scheduled surgery (they found another tumor) in July, I will be way at times. 
I will let you know when my space officially opens at Fox Den.

Ok...that's it for now
Until next kind and stay creative.

Showing off my barn here:


Kelly Ann said...

keep me posted...I wanna go take some pics...

Little Blue Mouse said...

Well done on getting your booth! I can't wait to see the reveal.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Alright, the spot in the antique mall is just awesome! It looks like a wonderful place to shop!

The photos from around town are beautiful! :)


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your booth all pretty'd up and put together. Congrats on getting a spot so quickly!!


The LadyBugs Garden said...

I can't wait to see it. I am so excited for you.
Sending prayers for Mom also!

missing moments said...

Congrats .. how exciting for you. Can't wait to see it when all put together!

Wanda..... said...

Wow...I feel your excitement, Janet. Your booth is going to be very popular!

Aprons and More said...

Wow!! How exciting!! I know you will have lots of fun with the booth! Can't wait to see the pics!

In the meantime, I hope everything goes well with your mom. Please let me know how it goes. I will be thinking of you both.

Katy :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you. That will be great. I will be thinking of your mom.

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Sharon said...

Oh how exciting! Congrats to you - and I'm looking forward to the photos

Sue said...

Congratulations! I wish you much success!

Atelier Conti said...

Very exciting news Janet! I wondered if you were going to start selling your beautiful furniture as presumably your own home is full by now :^>! You are the master transformer. The shop should be fun and probably fairly time consuming! Do you have to be there whenever it's open?

Gretel said...

Oh, I am torn between jubilation at your good news and sadness that your mother is going back to hospital. Will look forward to seeing you transform your booth, it will look suitably stunning, I know.

Kathryn Griffin said...

Janet! Look at you! Congratulations!! Can't wait to see your spot all nested out!!

Caroline Lovis said...

Congrats on gaining your new space. I can understand why you're excited, I'm sure you'll make a great success of it.

Anonymous said...

Janet, I wish you much success. This must be so exciting for you.
~ Suzy

TheBeasKnees said...

This sounds like an excellent combination of goods! And what a fabulous location! I will have to try to swing in on my next road trip to Lewisburg, PA. My sister and I try to do an annual meet-up there for some awesome antiquing! I'll be thinking about your Mom and saying a little prayer for her.

Kathleen Grace said...

WooHoo! Get busy girl! I can't wait to see that cute booth all filled up:>)

Annette said...

How exciting!! I wish you much success and hope you enjoy it! I'm sorry to hear about your mother. She will be in my prayers.

Bits of Fiber said...

I know exactly where to find you as this place is just around the corner from me. How exciting Janet! Praying all goes well with your mom. Hugs for you both. Cheers, chantal

Claire said...

Red barns rule Janet, love those photos........

Well done on your booth, exciting times ahead. Question answered about what you are going to do with all those slip covered chairs...........

Keeping your mum in my prayers, take care.........

Claire :}

Tweed Delights said...

Janet, you are going to have such a wonderful booth! Can't wait to see your finished 'masterpiece' :)
Thinking of you and your Mom xx

bev said...

Congratulations to you! I cant wait to see how it all comes together. Must be fun creating the space :) I absolutely love the church pic <3

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I think a "road trip" to Warrenton is in my future!


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Jill Wellington said...

I just LOVE that first red barn photo...AND the church rehab!! really awesome photos.

Anonymous said...

love the red, of course, & the fence in the background, too... great barn finds! thanks so much for joining Barn Charm =)))

Kim, USA said...

Wow congratulations!! You got it right a store should have a lot of lighting and I think your booth is shabby chic perfect! Love that curio ^_^ And of course that red barn is a cutie here too.

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Ms. Becky said...

Hi Janet, it's nice to meet you. I'm on a barn charm tour, checking out yours! it's a nice red one, never mind that it's leaning a bit. that only gives it more charm. happy Tuesday to you.

Beth said...

Beautiful barn--there's nothing quite like a red one!
Congrats on your new venture. Will lift your mom up in prayer.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the red barn!