First things first...is my baby not the cutest thing in her attitutued? Second, I wanted to thank all of you who left me a comment about my recent weight loss (read haircut). Y'all taking the time means a great deal to me. In fact, I almost didn't write that post because I was a little worried about how it would be received. While October is The Pink Month, it's important to remember that cancer isn't just for 31 days. Men, women and children are fighting it every day and anything we can do to help in that fight...well, we just need to get up and do it. I guess I better get off my soap box now before I trip over my own tongue! I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all of you.Remember me mentioning I was getting another space...well here is my new home away from home. I am so excited that Cat Daddy and moi are the newest vendors in Tony's wonderful antique mall, Town Square Antique Mall! It is truly a blessing to get to set up shop in this mall. Tony, Marjorie and the store have quite the reputation...but in a good way (unlike me!). The merchandise is top notch as are all the vendors. We are in some mighty fine company.
We moved in Saturday and while it's a tiny spot...it took forever! I fought these three sap buckets all day. I just never could get them to behave. They kept falling from where ever I placed them! I secretly think C.D. had trained them beforehand to aim for my head!!!
I truly believe this will be a win/win for us. We go to Bright Star Auction at least once a month and will be able to work on our booth at that time...at least that's the plan! Hopefully things will sell so well, I'll have to make a trip every week! A girl can dream, can't she?
C.D. told Tony the name really needed to be Tony's Shop since that's what everybody calls it! Like I said...a great reputation...especially for primitives! That's my secret love in case y'all didn't know. Primitives...true primitives...hold a special place in my heart. There is so much character and back stories there...you know what I mean? The worn edges, paint flaking off revealing multi-layers, knife marks, a patina that simply will not come out of a spray can...just beautiful!
To get a space set up properly takes a lot of work and merchandise...even a petite one like ours. We were able to set the first layer and will be going back this coming weekend to add more. I needed to pace how much we brought in because it was hard to judge how much space we were going to have. It actually holds quite a lot and of course...there is always upward!
This wonderful arrangement was purchased from my multi-talented friends, Liz and Fran. There is absolutely nothing those two cannot do.
The walls were already painted this mustard color so working a fall theme was a snap....thank goodness! These are the colors I'm drawn to. In case you haven't noticed, I can be a bit of a drama queen if you don't reel me in from time to time! C.D. tries...he really does!
For those of you who have never shopped this mall before, you really need to add it to your bucket list. It's on the square in Sulphur Springs...not that far! In fact, from Dallas it takes just a little over an hour to get there. Canton, as well as Tyler, is just a hop, skip, and a jump. If you're going to shop East Texas, add this to your itinerary...you can thank me later! It's not even that far from Athens and Winnie & Tulula's if you hold your mouth just right!
Speaking of W&T's...here is another shameless plug about our upcoming Christmas Open House! Please tell me you're planning on coming! I'll clean Cat Daddy up real special if I know you're going to be there and if you talk real nice to me, I'll even throw in a photo op. What would you think of him in a Santa suit? It could be arranged you know! Think of it...Ho Ho Ho...Cat Daddio!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...(rein me in y'all...keep me on track) while working, I had a surprise visitor! I KNOW!!! Patti from Delighted Heart made a special run thru to see us and I was over the moon and pickled tink to see her! We hadn't had a chance to talk in forever, what with her many activities (think wedding, new grand baby, getting the lake house ready, etc. etc.!). This is going to be another big plus to be working in Sulphur Springs...she and I will be able to sneak off and leave Cat Daddy at the auction! Ssshh! Don't tell him...I want to surprise him.
I've got to run now y'all and work on some things for the Christmas Open House, so I'll leave you with three little words......