Sunday, November 28, 2010

Vintage Holiday Market Pictures

Viva hosted the Vintage Nest Holiday Market over the weekend, and boy did we have a ball.
This time of year is hard to draw a crowd to the county, but we were
so happy and surprised at the turn out and can't thank you all enough for coming and supporting our vintage show.
As you know my camera went kaput, and these photos are when things were really picked over, but you get the idea.
I will have more photos soon.... let's just say vintage coats were all the rage at this show!
Who knew?!Like Walmart, we had a store greeter. She didn't actually say much, but her skates were envied by all.

The great thing about owning the store is that I got to poke through everyone's things after they had left. I found this box and saw a bit of tinsel sticking out. I couldn't resist putting it together Saturday night. Just look at it!
Mint condition and all parts, plus extras.

One of the fabulous vintage coats.

It's just like Katie not to miss a detail. This was on the back side of a big display, yet she even wrapped the candles in bits of sheet music!
Love this idea!!! A stripped lamp shade holding a bowl full of goodies.
Heck you could serve out of this!
(it was full of goodies earlier in the day)

Small Town Vintage always takes a new twist on hand made.
What a wonderful gift for a cook.

Picked over... but you get the idea.

Carol always has great jewelry at her shows. This display reminded me of getting ready for an evening out on the town.

Two of my favorite locals even stopped by to model some of the vintage coats we had.

I'll post more soon, but again cannot begin to express my gratitude for all of you that came.
Retail has been so hard the last few years.
I knew we had to start thinking outside the box, not only to find a way to make money to pay bills, but also to entice and inspire our customers.
While the money is so important to keep us going, so is the creative side of this biz.

I wish you could witness the after hours, the planning and plotting, the concerns and discussions.

Katie and Carol eat and sleep ideas. What will customers want to see, how will it be different this time but still have my signature look, and what new ideas can we introduce to make you think about your own home with a fresh perspective?

Look through your attic, basement and closet to see what you've put aside that could be used to put a new twist on your own style.

Sweet dreams.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Market This Weekend!

Can you believe we opened the store straight up 10:00 yesterday... In a Haystack and Small Town Vintage made Viva look like a dream!
Vintage coats were being tried on right and left.
Grab the camera... battery dead... charger at home.
Darn it!
I will try to post some pictures at some point tomorrow, but let me tell you it's stunning.

We still have cupcakes and cookies and plenty of vintage and new holiday shopping.
Today and tomorrow, don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vintage Holiday Market This Weekend

Are you ready for this week?
I have kids coming home and lots of cooking to do. Do you?
We'll eat way to much good food, tell stories on each other and laugh a lot.
Then, probably get on each others nerves and someone's cranky radar will
start to rise. But that's okay. I read on someone's blog the other day that "it's not Thanksgiving until someone cries".
Love that.
Real life.
But then guess what?!?
The Vintage Nest is coming to Viva!
Sweet vintage goodness.
I spent today clearing the two front areas so that Small Town Vintage and
In a Hay Stack could display their wares for you to....

Be ready to find the most creative and wonderful finds in all of Door County.

Come and see us, and enjoy music and nibbles as you shop for decorations
for your home and gifts for your "dearests".
(rumor has it that coconut cream cheese cupcakes are on their way!)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Come and join in the merriment!

Friday, November 19, 2010

We Have a Winner!!

I am thrilled to announce that
Diane from
Passionate For White
is the winner of our
Winter Wishes
(I wish you all could have won).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Kickin' Around Town

Went kicking around town yesterday and popped into a couple
of resale shops. Hadn't really planned on finding anything, but did
come away with a few goodies.
This cook book is huge!
The graphics on the front are richer than they appear in
this photo.

Some interesting silver. Double click to enlarge.
A really lovely woman is on the ends. I've never seen this pattern before... have you?
Three real hob nail goblets and some vintage fringe that will find its way to a project.

Some old game cards. I'd say they are 6x8 in size.
Really heavy stock. Would be good for a scrapper.
Let's call it ephemera, shall we?!

Not bad for running in between errands.
Someone once told me that real hob nail is sharp
on it's points.
Have you ever heard this?
These are sharp, so I'm calling them the real deal!

Winner Will Be Drawn Tommorrow! Still Time To Participate.

Here's one last look at our Winter Wish Angel. If you want to enter into the drawing, just leave a comment, become a

follower or link you blog to mine.

Winner will be drawn tomorrow at noon!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Foof, Fluff and Another Peak at the Prize

I've removed the sideways pictures, and then realized they are on my computer
at work!
Just call me a ditz.
That's okay, I'm just about to post some new things... went junking today!
Anyway, below are some sweet pictures of the shop.

Love these little birds.

Just a few pics from the retro area.
The Santa bubble lamp is new. He's adorable.
Check out the roller skates, complete with traveling
case and key.

We re-ordered these little felted slippers.
Too cute.

I found a great stash of these vintage mugs.
They say "Egg Nog" on the other side.

Lumps of cole abound.
I don't know why they just "showed up" here, like
someone's trying to tell me something.
Now go and enter the giveaway!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My First Giveaway!

Since changing sites, I thought I'd do something a little exciting!
I've never done a give away, but when I opened the box that contained this gem, I really
wanted to share.
She is a "Winter Wish" darling that is sparkle, paper mache and other sweet things
tucked in. Under her skirt is a dear peaking out. She is about 18 inches tall and 8 inches wide.
The sweetest face with a crown of stars.
Click on the picture for a closer look.
There are three ways to win.
  1. Leave a comment.
  2. Become a follower.
  3. Link my blog to yours.
I will randomly select the winner Friday, November 19th.
Hope you win!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vintage Nest of Door County Holiday Show

sure can.
The Vintage Nest will be bringing you plenty of holiday treasures very soon!
Mark your calendars for November 26th, 27th and 28th for the finest
vintage shopping around.

More to come...