Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Free Spirit

free spirit
a person with a highly individual or unique attitude, lifestyle, or imagination; nonconformist.

2 years ago, I met a bride for the first time and after talking for a little bit, she said "you're a free spirit..." and we got a long great and the wedding was fabulous! It was the best compliment! 

Embrace it, accept it, be unique... DON'T be like the rest of them, darling! 

For as long as I can remember, my granddaddy always told me "you're one of a kind girl, you're one of a kind." At times I wanted to fit in, but now, I'm totally embracing the uniqueness of who I am. I hope you'll  do the same! 

(Found the Free Spirit Tee a few weeks ago and had to have it! Denim and lace skirt and dream catcher available in my shop. I'm not exactly model material,  so I won't be quitting my day job to pursue that avenue, but hey I wanted to show the skirt on, so you could see it better than simply hanging on a rack. There's a couple that are like this and several other one of a kind denim and lace skirts, dresses, shirts, and jackets available. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday's are for Junkin'

Thursday's are our Gone Junkin' day, aka girls day, aka shopping trip, aka business meeting (lunch at LaFinca), aka board meeting (planning out our booth spaces, junk transformations, etc), aka vintage market day and lots of fun!

Angea and I meet at our favorite little vintage market. We shop there first - Angea being the early bird, she gets a newspaper and we plan our garage and estate sale route, then we end with lunch at our favorite Mexican food restaurant. Some days there are good finds, some days it's not so good. Today, was a good day - lots of boxes and sacks in my back seat! Most of the sales were in dark barns today, since it was so cloudy and dreary, but that didn't stop us.  Ok, I will admit one dark barn was kind of weird in a creepy way and we left quickly without buying anything. That's the good thing about shopping in pairs and we vowed to never go back to that location. We both found boxes of vintage lace today, which is always exciting!

I can't pass up pretty vintage lamps, candlesticks, doilies, or silver platters
Or a very vintage flour sifter and bundt pans, or macrame or a gorgeous blush pink lace dress (so much gorgeous trim on it that will look fabulous in wedding bouquets.)
My mind is busy plotting what I will do with everything! I've got a few ideas and some things will likely show up in our Uniques and Antiques booth (exciting news coming soon about it) in Mineola. 

P.S. There's is a new batch of Gone Junkin' sleeveless shirts and distressed, bleached flannels available in my Etsy shop now! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Pink Rose and Vintage Lace Kind of Day 💝

It was a pink rose and vintage lace kind of day and oh how pretty they are! Can't you just feel soft velvety petals and smell the sweet scent? 

I had several arrangements to deliver in the area and love this mixture of spring and feminine flowers. 
I'm also loving this new Gypsy Dianthus (the hot pink cluster of flowers) that I've been able to get from our wholesalers recently. I've had dianthus in my yard for several years, but I'm tickled pink to find it as a cut flower and how awesome is it that they call it Gypsy?!? One of my sales reps said it was fitting for me! 
Also with pink roses - I've been adding some new shirts to my Etsy shop this week. There are three different white shirts with a pink rose print and stripe cross and vintage heart doily sewn to them. 
repurposed clothing with heart and cross

cross my heart
I altered this shirt by cutting off the sleeves to make it a lightweight summer top. 
repurposed clothing
I then added some lace patches and rose fringe to the back for a truly one of a kind shirt. 
upcycled clothing

Queen Anne's Lace and Roses... 💗
fresh flower bouquet

Oh, and on a ending note - 

I delivered flowers to one lady and left with two bags of blackberries! So, I made cobbler when I got home! On another stop, a friend shared some junk with me. I do love my tribe and thank y'all for being a part of it! Now, I must go sample the cobbler...