Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vintage Nest Show This Weekend!

It's here!
Friday evening from 5 to 8, and Saturday 10 to 5.We're busy little bees right now putting on the final touches.
Hope to see you there!
10038 Hwy 57
Sister Bay

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Life at Home...

As a shop owner, and sometimes more interesting to people, a year round resident in Door County, I get a lot of questions about what my house looks like, what do I do in my spare time, and is it hard to live here year round with it being such a seasonal spot.

I can't say that I'm all that private as an individual, but I don't really feel the need to put my stuff out there, you know just to show off.

Sometimes I have to admit that it irks me a bit when people find it hard to believe anyone could possibly live here year round, but I won't go there today.

One day last summer, I decided to share what my life really is like outside of work. My husband, John agreed to follow me around after work one day and take some simple pictures of what it's like to just be me.

Enjoy. Simple summer fun.

Getting ready to do some gardening.
Picking sweet blossoms to brighten the house and store.

Tending to the animals.

I always make time for friends, it's so important to stay grounded that way.

There's a dance in the barn tonight.

We love to make special hats for the dances.

I adore cooking.

Just put me in the kitchen and I can work some serious magic.

Of cousre, we grow our own food. All organic, and we plan our daily menu's as to what's ripe in the garden.

I'm so thankful for good friends who help tweak my outfit when I feel like I have nothing in my closet worth wearing.


Actually, that's Robin of Magnolia Pearl and I dream of floating around my neck of the woods in anything she makes... the Pig, the bank, post office, the Bowl... you name it I wouldn't care.

I have noticed she does wholesale accounts. For some reason I have a feeling her clothing could be on the high end side.

Any one want me to check into it and wear it with me?

Just let me know.

Then go see it all at

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Vintage Nest Show On The Way to Viva!

We had the best of intentions when we committed to a show in Feb. but just couldn't pull it off.
Now it's all we can think about!
On Friday April 29th we will open from 5pm until 8pm, then again Saturday from 10 to 5pm.Special guests, In a Haystack and Small Town Vintage will be sharing all things vintage and handmade for your shopping pleasure.
As for eating, Sarah from Flour Girl Patissier be joining us with her homemade French Macaroons for you to nibble on.

Mark you calendars!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

An Early, or was it Late Gift... I'm Not To Proud To Beg

I was perusing blog land when I noticed a new post by Altered Ever After.
Candyce and Jill had a fabulous booth at our Vintage Market, they have been featured in numerous magazines and are about the cutest and sweetest Mother daughter duo I've seen.
Candyce had posted pictures of some of her new Valentine works, and mentioned that they needed a good home.
I'll take one! (Sure I said it more than once).
I thought she was joking.
Look what arrived the other day!No details are left out, even in shipping.

Shredded paper and all, what? A paper umbrella, what is coming?

A Valentine Darling. Vintage spool, little trinkets and hearts.

A good home has been found!

It's hard to really see the details with the lack of a great camera, but I love the old safety pin, the little tag that says "hugs", all a top a vintage building block.
Thanks, Candyce... you made my day!

To find where Jill and Candyce are showing, click here.