Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Slightly Obsessed with Flower Trucks!

Okay, I admit it, I'm obsessed with flower trucks! I even have a Pinterest Board dedicated to Flower Trucks. Check it out to see some fun inspiration and garden ideas. I really wish Jeff would let me plant flowers in one of his old trucks, but I seriously doubt that's ever going to happen.

I created this turquoise truck with pink flowers as a "Goodbye January" graphic and it kinda went crazy on Facebook and then I decided it needed to be on some shirts too.

I had already started on the Rust and Romance flower trucks when I created the one of above and then we already had the red flatbed truck with flowers. Oh and then there is the Vintage Soul shirt with a vintage truck and flower!

Read more about the Rust and Romance theme and how it resonated with me on this blog post. 
Have I mentioned my daffodils and jonquils have started blooming?!? They are a couple of weeks early, but we are excited to see them.

Which Flower Truck is your favorite? 

(All the shirts are in my etsy shop now or I'll have them at the Mineola Antique Fair this weekend. The flannels and plaid shirts are all one of a kind, but I can always make more of the t shirts, if you don't see your size.) 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Rust and Romance

Recently, I saw the words Rust and Romance and they jumped off the page at me. For a long time, I've wondered what ties my wedding business and love of vintage lace, flowers, and  treasures with rusty junk, old pick up trucks, and our recycled / repurposed garden together. How do I describe my rusty creations and romantic wedding bouquets? What could a tag line for my shop be? 

I was immediately inspired to create this Rust and Romance graphic to put on shirts. It combines a rusty old turquoise truck, lace, burlap. galvanized buckets and crates of flowers, chippy peely wood background, and lights. 

I loved this picture of a navy burlap and lace bridal bouquet on one of our Farmall tractors. 
Our rusty gazebo - if you are new here, our gazebo was pulled from a trash ditch (yes, really) and we have had a blast decorating it each season with repurposed and second hand finds. The only thing purchased new is the lights and hummingbird feeder.
Shabby, Chippy, Vintage, Love
Our booth at the Mineola Antique Fair (open the second Friday and Saturday of each month.) 

vintage market booth space
Still debating on whether "Rust and Romance" should be on the shirt or not???

turquoise burlap and lace bridal bouquet
A rusty meat grinder became a garden container for this pretty succulent. 

repurposed garden containers for succulents

Rustic Romance Repurposed Clothing
 Miss Gussie - my rustic, vintage, camper trailer with all the romantic lace and shabby details.

 With my love at one of our shows...

  Well, I think Rust and Romance is just the description I was looking for! Don't ya think? 

The Rust and Romance shirts will be available soon.

Custom wedding bouquets and most clothing is available in my etsy shop or some of the items (plus so much) can be found at the Mineola Antique Fair. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Counting States

Remember those road trips as a kids and playing the license plate game? You know - family vacation, sitting in the back seat, getting bored, and asking "are we there yet?" The summer before fifth grade, we went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon and mom got her steno book out and we wrote down all the different state license plates we saw. It was something we did to pass the time travelling from East Texas to Arizona, then on to Las Vegas. I'm thinking we saw about 40 something different states, but that's been a while, so I can't confirm that total.

From time to time, I've checked my etsy sales map. It's kind of like the license plate game, as you count the states and countries. The last three states seemed to take a while. Tonight, I checked it, wanting to confirm how many countries I had shipped to (I'm working on some new brochures) and was surprised to see that it said ALL 50 STATES!!! I knew it was sitting at 49 for a while, but had missed the item that shipped to the 50th state!

As of today, we have shipped to all the United States and a total of 8 countries. When I opened my shop back in 2011, I NEVER would have thought this to be possible. I'm just a small town girl, working from our home in the country, making handmade bouquets, clothing, and other decor items. I am SOOOOO thankful for all of you who support our shop and let us be a part of all your events! We appreciate each and everyone of you!