Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gussie Got Mail!

It's been a happy mail week for Miss Gussie! She got an awning Saturday and her tent poles came today! Thank goodness for online shopping, because adjustable tent poles can't be found in a small town. It's kind of gloomy today, but I had to snap a picture and share her new assecories! We are making big plans for the fall (stay tuned for details) and the awning is one more thing to mark off our check list as preparations are made. 

I ordered the custom awning from Vintage Awnings by Kristi - you can find her on Facebook or she has a blog, with lots of camping tips. 

I don't think I shared all the pictures from our photoshoot a couple of weeks ago, so here's a few of Miss Gussie showing off some of the new items that are available in my shop

I would be happy to send some happy mail your way! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Rustic Wedding Bouquets and Gypsy Boho Ankle Boots

I recently added a few new and one of a kind rustic wedding bouquets to my shop. All of the bouquets pictured are currently in stock and  ready to ship (usually next business day after purchase.) 

First up is a rustic tan, chocolate brown and creamy white burlap bouquet. Vintage style hydrangea blooms are tucked among the roses, along with tufts of lace. 

burlap and lace bridal bouquet
Vintage french lace is layered over the handle of the bouquet holder. 
vintage burlap and lace wedding flowers

Rustic white camo bridal bouquet
True Timber Snowfall Camo Satin fabric flowers are the focal point of this bridal bouquet, perfect for the elegant, camo, outdoors / hunting themed wedding. The rustic, woodsy bouquet has tan and brown burlap roses, pearl accents  and  white lace. When a customer requested this snowfall camo bouquet with turquoise roses, I had to admit that I had never seen the white camouflage before.  
Camo, rustic wedding bouquet

A sola flower bouquet with jade and tan burlap roses and lace. 
sola flowers with jade / turquoise burlap roses and lace bride's bouquet
Boots and Bouquets! Along with the new bouquets, I created two pair of ankle boots with gypsy, boho boot cuffs. I repurposed black cowgirl boots into ankle boots and then added the denim and lace cuff, hand-cut leather fringe and upcycled leather belts. 
Boots and Bouquets - rustic turquoise bouquet and boot cuffs
Very vintage, shabby chic lace flowers, burlap roses and brooches create this one of a kind bouquet. A natural color scheme is perfect for your vintage inspired wedding.

burlap and lace bridal bouquet with vintage jewelry

keepsake burlap and lace wedding flowers
One of the most requested color combinations in my shop - this turquoise burlap bouquet is ready to ship, without having to wait for a custom bouquet.

turquoise burlap and lace rustic bridal bouquet
This is the first pair of ankle boots that I made from a pair of black ostrich boots. I found the boots at a sale and give them a makeover. I had a hard time deciding if I should list the boots or not, because I sort of want to keep them for myself! 

I can always recreate similar bouquets or coordinating bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres for the men, along with corsages and head bands. Of course, there may have to be some substitutions for the vintage lace and jewels. Please message me through etsy with any questions or for custom order request.  (Sometimes I don't get blog comment notifications, so please message through etsy or send a direct email to me.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Why I Drive Trucks

In three words, the reason I'll always be a pick up truck driver: FEED AND FURNITURE. 

You never know when your going to come across a truck load of furniture or some good junk! 

The last three weekends, I've hauled in a load of furniture from estate and garage sales! 
Of course there's always feed or fuel for equipment in the back of the truck, along with cows to check. The desk (above) was sitting on a couple of feed sacks!  
And this would be the reason my truck is filthy dirty - dusty back roads, pastures, and even my driveway. Every time I think about stopping at the car wash, there's always something in the back of the truck. 

This piece made it right in the house, with just a simple cleaning and found a home in the bathroom. 
So are you a pick up or car person? I've never owned a car and can't see myself driving one anytime soon.