September 19, 2010

A Giveaway and News

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Is anyone up for another giveaway?   Well, the kind folks at CSN are offering a lucky ‘Blue Creek Home’ reader the chance to win a $45.00 gift certificate. 

CSN Stores have 200+ websites with over a million products to choose from including the popular Corelle line of cookware and tableware. I personally love Corelle and I have some wonderful vintage pieces that I still enjoy using in the kitchen.

It’s easy to enter:

1.   Leave a message letting me know that you want to participate. 

2.   For an extra chance, leave a separate message letting me know that   you mentioned the giveaway in a post or put it on your sidebar – with a link back to THIS post.

Of course,  new followers would be wonderful but not necessary!

This giveaway will end on Sept. 30th.  The winner will be announced on Friday, October, 1st.   Good Luck!

* * * * CSN giveaways are open to the USA and Canada only * * * *

 

Okay, on to my news!!!

On October 1,  I will be opening a booth at ‘Old Bank Antiques’ located in the original Bank of Dadeville.  Built in 1935, it is a beautiful old building  that opened as an antique store on August 1, 2008.  The original floors, tile,  and hardwood are the same, as well as the windows and doors.  The vault is still in place and full of antique and collectible treasures.  The store is located just two blocks off Hwy 280 in Dadeville,  AL.

Three new rooms were recently  filled with lovely antique pieces and are now open for browsing in the back downstairs section of the building.  I believe that the upstairs area will open soon as the business continues to grow.

I will be joining dealers who have been in the antique business for many years and are well known in the Lake Martin area. 

Here is some information on a few of the other dealers:

Cheryl and Bob Daniel, owners of Maewood Plantation - Antiques at Maewood  have brought in many fine antiques and accessories.  They have the most delicious lamps made from antique bottles, baskets, Staffordshire, etc. Cheryl is also available for Interior Design Services.

In addition to his large selection of antiques and collectibles, vendor Bob Harwell custom builds farm house tables and furniture.  He has one of the largest cast iron door stop collections found anywhere. 

The Vault is occupied by Bob and Mary Rush Embry.  Bob is originally from Alexander City, AL.  He and wife, Mary Rush owned and operated an art and frame shop in Dothan, Alabama for 28 years.  Bob Embry has written eleven "How to Paint" books and has taught Tole and Decorative Painting nationwide.  Mary Rush is also a very talented asset at Old Bank Antiques. 

The vintage door project that I made for the Gorilla Glue Event?  Yep, it’s going to be a display in my booth.

 

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           The outside of the building hasn’t been changed.                              typical booth

 

I would LOVE to have you girls/guys who have stores to give me some advice.  One thing I am a little worried about is the strip of plastic lattice that is around the top of each booth.  The back walls of each booth are the original bank walls but to keep vendors from nailing into the walls, these lattice strips are to be used with S hooks to hang things. (See photo above)  Each side wall  is framed with wood with a wider strip of this lattice at the top – the bottom area is open to the booth next door.  I know that furniture serves to hide a lot of this and burlap is cheap. I just wish I could think of a ‘killer’ idea to make it look cozier especially starting out with a smaller inventory.  Actually, what I really mean is I wish someone would give me a killer idea.  I am creatively stuck on this one so I need help here!

I have been buying a lot of small things to go in the booth and my plans were to show it off.   I must have left my camera at the last junking place that I went on Saturday!  Great…they probably sold it for $1.00!!!   I got some great things, but they will have to wait!

I already had these earlier ‘finds’ on the computer.

 

This old wooden cabinet is beautiful since I stripped it.

 

A pretty piece of bark cloth fabric

 

Vintage salt and pepper shakers

 

White Wedgwood-style teapot

I am very tempted to keep this sweet thing!

 

Please join me at these parties:

 

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      Today’s Thrifty Treasures                          Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Blessings,

Rhonda

40 comments:

  1. OH, I love that teapot! I can see how it will be hard to sell some of these treasures! Congratulations on opening up your booth. I don't have any advice, but I just wanted to say good luck!

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  2. Pick me pick me! I would love to win! Congrats on your booth! How exciting! The lattice is a piece of work to contend with. You could always use empty frames to try and jazz it up some but of course I am sure customers will constantly be wanting to purchase them from you it is an idea. You could also do a cover made from the paint canvas things everybody has been buying to make curtains with. Not sure how strong the lattice is but you could always make your own boards to hang off of them and the boards can be done in burlap or linen or any beautiful fabric and then you can just hang stuff from them. Or find some old shutters. Or you could even hang fabric behind the lattice.

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  3. Congratulations on your booth! I know it is going to be wonderful!

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  4. Great giveaway! Thanks!

    How exciting about your booth!

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  5. Hi Rhonda, What a small world it is! My husband grew up in Dadeville and my MIL still lives there. We make the trip to visit her several times a year. I will definitely tell her to check out your booth and I'll also drop by next time we are there. Maybe you and I can get together too. I would love to meet you!

    I got so excited I almost forgot about the giveaway. Sounds great..please enter me.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  6. Adorable finds, I saw the same cute salt and pepper shakers this weekend! Almost got 'em for mom, a chicken collector. Stopped myself because one only needs SO MANY salt and pepper shakers...

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  7. So much gorgeousness!! Congrats about your booth. I'm new to your blog,but it's wonderful and I'm going to become a follower.
    Please include me in your generous giveaway
    Thanks
    ~Sharon~
    lunrei@yahoo.com

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  8. Congrats on your new adventure! I know you are so excited and I, for one, can't wait to see pics of your soon to be fabulous booth! That fabric is out of this world gorgeous! I'm sure you'll make some beautiful pillows out of it? Or tablecloth or runner? Love love love that fabric!
    PS I'd be thrilled to win your contest!

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  9. congrats on opening your new booth! How excited you must be! thanks for the chance to win your giveaway

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  10. Oh you are going to have so much fun with your booth!! It has been a great time having a booth - meeting new friends while I work there is one of the many benefits!! Shopping other's booths is another- though it sure cuts into the profits!
    I would love to have my name added to your giveaway!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  11. How very wonderful! What fun to have your own booth...I'll bet you are just bursting with excitement. I think I would have a hard time parting with that teapot! Please~ Add my name to the list...Hug-Diana

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  12. Looks like I need to go on a little road trip!!

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  13. This is so GREAT!! I will have to come down and shop!! Your booth will be gorgeous! Can't wait see it...

    Lou Cinda :)

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  14. Rhonda,
    Congrats on your new booth...I'm sure you will love it...I always had fun with mine. Love the barkcloth!!! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Posting your giveaway on my sidebar!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Congratulations! I'm sure you will do well & fit right in. Unfortunately, I couldn't see all the pics you have posted ):

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  17. Hello Rhonda,

    Congratulations on your booth! How exciting! I know you will do great and that you will have fun! I absolutely love the teapot! I would not blame you at all for keeping it because I know I sure would! I am also loving the bark cloth fabric!

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

    If you get a chance today, stop by.

    Have a beautiful day!

    ~ Tracy

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  18. I would love to be entered in this giveaway!
    I love your blog and am going to add your to my favorites on Etsy!

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  19. Rhonda, I'd love to be included in the gift card opportunity. Thank you.
    Thanks for sharing about your booth. All the best for a successful show. ~ Sarah

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  20. Congrats on opening a booth. I think burlap or a painter's dropcloth should do the trick to make the place seem a little more inviting.

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  21. Oh,Please count me in on this giveaway.If I were the winner I would buy some Christmas gifts for my son
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  22. Best of luck - I wish I had a brilliant idea to give you. I'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful. I really like the treasures you've showed us, especially the bark cloth.

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  23. Yeah,count me in.I would love to win the csn giveaway. Thanks. I am a follower too
    truthhole@gmail.com

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  24. Love love love CSN stores please count me in!!
    I would love to put the winnings towards a new area rug for my living room

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  25. Have fun at the booth! Thanks for the giveaway!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  26. Congrats to you on your new endeavor. Anne
    I follow you and love your CSN giveaway. Anne

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  27. I will post a button for your giveaway and link it back to you! Anne

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  28. Congrats on the booth. What fun that will be. What about using bifold shutter? You could hang thing from them as well. Would love to win!

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  29. Awesome giveaway! I love CSN Stores!
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I mentioned this giveaway on the left sidebar of my blog here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I'd love to be entered--I could use some new sauce pans!

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  32. I blogged here:

    http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2010/09/more-giveaways-this-week.html

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  33. I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity! I need some new kitchen things. Congrats on your new Project!
    ~Ellie

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  34. I announced your giveaway on my right sidebar. Your button links straight to this post. See it here:
    http://lemonandrose.blogspot.com/

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  35. I'd love to participate.

    matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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  36. Of course I want to participate! Thanks for being so generous with the giveaway!
    Your little dogs are SO cute! :)
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  37. I listed your giveaway on my blog
    http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/p/win-cool-stuff.html
    HobartsMama {at} aol.com

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