Glitter on noses and tinsel in kitchens.
Handwoven baskets and polka dot ribbon.
Cute paper pinwheels tied up with strings
These are a few of my crafty offerings…
Many, many apologies to Julie Andrews. And just be thankful that you couldn’t hear me singing.
Now I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but when you’re in the retail business (and when you’re a blogger), you kinda have to ignore the calendar and break out the glitter and glue gun early.
After much back and forth and talking to myself, I decided that I needed to bring a little Christmas spirit to my antique store booth. And so began a marathon crafting session that took over our kitchen for three days (we finally had a chance to use the dining room!) and involved every member of my family — kid, husband, parents and inlaws.
I feel like one of Santa’s elves — overworked and underpaid, but definitely in the Christmas spirit. And I got to eat a lot of cookies.
Here’s what I made with a little help from my family:
Pretty paper pinwheels with glitter accents
Twine wrapped candy cane ornaments
“I Spy” ornaments filled with epsom salt, beads, buttons and other little surprises. (My 6-year-old helped make these).
Sand dollar Christmas ornaments hand painted by my mom.
Glitter covered paper ornaments.
Moss-covered toopiaries in coffee cups…
…and terracotta pots.
Handmade baskets woven by my dad.
Cute handmade glass Christmas magnets in adorable tins I picked up from Pick Your Plum.
Scrap fabric rolled flower headbands and tromp l’oeil baby onesies.
Muslin and burlap gift bags, just the right size for a gift card or a jewelry box.
I also brought in some new furniture.
Like this handpainted tall table on casters.
And did a little fluffing of the booth.
And there’s still more to do.
Two of my big furniture pieces have sold — the green vanity and the cool corner chair — and the new owners will be picking them up off layaway in just a few weeks.
So, I will be busy painting replacements, namely a gorgeous secretary and a Frenchy caned shelf that I really want to keep for myself!
I’m also working on some signs and pretty banners to bring a little more Christmas to the walls.
These are busy, glittery times. But oh so much fun.
If you’re from around here, come visit my booth at Golden Antiques & Treasures in Summerfield, N.C.
You’ll definitely want to stop by for the antique mall’s Black Friday sale. Most vendors will be discounting their items, some as much as 50 percent.
I can guarantee that the atmosphere will be much more relaxes than the big box stores on Black Friday, and you’ll find unique handcrafted items, vintage pieces and valuable antiques. You may even find a cool toy or two.
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