Monday, May 30, 2011

What I've been up to this weekend...

I love inviting you all into my sunroom;
My 80's "seen better days" sunroom.

It's my fun spot in the house,
where quilts and nic nacs and color schemes change each season.

But guess who I found out here this weekend?

(me on left, Debbie on right)

Deb and her other half, the infamous Cat Daddy,
decided to make a weekend trip up through Oklahoma,
then into Missouri in search of junk gold.
They came by the house,
then we headed out for an Italian dinner.
I haven't laughed and hugged this much for a long time!

If you don't know Debbie,
then please go visit her at Talking Trash.
They are seasoned veterans of Warrenton,
and dealers at Winnie and Tulula's in Athens, Texas.
Talent extraordinaire!!
(and kindred spirits)

The reason I didn't get to spend more time with the dynamic duo
was due to something that had been in the works for awhile.

I've had a great booth space at Spring Creek Antiques and Tea room,
in Ozark Missouri for the last three years.
But it's not an easy place to navigate
 with furniture and tubs of merchandise.

And as some of you know,
I have a little issue with my heart;
a hereditary thingy, which has been kicking up lately.
The result of which has meant letting go of that space.

So Saturday me, hubbs, and daughter #2 Alyson,
headed down to pack it up and move it out.

But as we were about to unload it all in the garage,
I just couldn't make myself let all the "stuff" come back inside.
A quick decision and we were on the road again to Relics
where I have two other spaces.

There just happened to be an available space
 on the same aisle as my other two spots,
so I grabbed it up and we hurriedly put together this new booth;
a little more girly and white.

With 30 minutes left until closing we started unpacking tubs of smalls.
Aly is great at display so she threw it all together in record time.

See the window on the dollhouse here on the upper right?
that's how I felt by 6:00 that evening.
A little "wonky"!

But, thank you Lord, it's not in the garage!!!!

love you all,
off to buy white geraniums...


  1. Would so love to be browsing your 3 booths right now! Crazy about the doll house, gate, and the silver teapot!

  2. Your new booth is just beautiful Debra... hope your little issue with your heart subsides and you are all ok... how fun to have Debbie visit you!... I always love seeing your sunroom... so warm and inviting... wishing you a safe and happy Memorial Day... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. So fabulous! Thinking of you and hoping your health issues heal quickly. . .


  4. Take care of that heart
    WOW, how lucky to move one space right into the other. Congrats.
    Hope it all goes well for you.

  5. Deb, I'm so glad it all worked out for the best! I would not want to see anything slow you down. The booth looks great. I love the gate and all those gorgeous platters. How fun you got to spend time with, Debbie. I bet that was a hoot. Take care!

  6. Beautiful space! great job all.
    Sorry your heart thing is a acting up. =(

    Sweet blessings girl

    barbara jean
    PS your sun room is gorgeous, and fun!!

  7. OMG Debra!*!*! YOU are one busy lady... Just LoVe what you've done with the additional space in the same mall!!! The white gate is suck a focal point!!! AND ~ a visit with "Talking Trash" - You're such a lucky lady!!! Do take care of yourself - we all LoVe YOU and I hope to meet you someday - maybe on our yearly St. Louis Trip???
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  8. Wonderful post and space Debra, Love all the stuff and your sunroom especially. Your lucky that spaces are doing well in you area, in CA . economy so depressed, not so well, most time you can't make rent, even with great taste and good spot. Of course we have the Vet's Stadium Swap meet and the RoseBowl so most dealers head out there, Happy Memorial Day! Hugs Marilou

  9. Hi Debra!
    Wow, you got to meet the famous duo in person.
    I can imagine all the laughs that were shared.
    What fun!

    I'm sorry to hear you had to close your booth, but it looks as though it all worked out for the best. I would love to shop there, I spy lots of goodies.


  10. Wow, that was a quick move! It must be easier having your stuff at one place, though. You are lucky there was space available! I bet you and Debbie had fun!

  11. You lucky girl....getting to meet Deb. I'd love to meet her in person someday:-)

    I don't know how you keep up so many spaces, sometimes I struggle with one.

    Hope you've enjoyed your holiday weekend.


  12. You were busy! Glad you got work done and great company! Enjoy your flowers!
    Hugs, Lisa

  13. I have had you on my mind lately! Hope your feelin' better!
    I love the new space it looks amazing! You have so many cool things!
    Several I think would be great here at my house!
    I am so glad you got to spend time with Debbie!
    She is one of favorite peeps! So funny!
    Have a blessed afternoon

  14. Hi dear Debra, so sorru to read you have heart issues,-I so hope it will soon relax, again, my sweet.
    Wonderful for you to have friends visiting,- I have read alot about Debbie and her husbond, but actually never been on the blog......
    Congratulations with the new space, -having all your booths in the same place,must be much more practical.
    I see some wonderful things there--like the white pitcher on the table-and the glass on metal foot behind--uhh you have lots of goodies,there.
    Debra I hope you are soon feeling better-
    Love and hugs,Dorthe

  15. So sorry to hear about your heart Debra, but hope all is well now. I just closed my booth today...rather freeing, but at the same time WHERE am I going to put it all?? Not in this house! The car is still loaded...may not unload it until tomorrow...or Wednesday...or...:) We did get the truck unloaded and stashed props in my potting shed. What is a girl to do?? Happy Memorial day!!

  16. Sounds like everything worked out the way it was supposed to Debra. Your space looks awesome. Take care of yourself.

  17. Wah wah wah wah...

    I want to be at an Italian restaurant with you and Deb!

    Pitiful Pearl Laura

  18. Oh you lucky girls! How fun that Deb and CD stopped by! She is one of my all time fav people! I know you had a great time together. Love the new space, I am search of one myself. Happy Memorial Day!


  19. HI Deb, I am equally sorry to hear about your heart but will pray. I know the God we serve is a good God and heals....I'm praying for you! I wanted to tell you I am getting white geraniums too. I love how they look when they spill out of their containers...lovely. So enjoy your blog and hope your weekend is wonderful!

  20. ooh good luck with your newest space. how nice to have them all in one place. your display is gorgeous. your daughter did a nice job on it!

  21. Good to do what's best for you. Your displays are wonderful.
    White geraniums sound great. I always get the reddest ones I can find. I should go with some white some day....

  22. Aren't they a hoot? I'm so jealous.
    Of course, I've gotten to hang with Miss Deb and Cat Daddy several times previously, but I'm WAAAAY overdue to meet up with you, my bestie.

    Love your new space!!!


  23. Wow! You were busy, busy. How much fun to have a visitor that makes you laugh.

  24. Debra this sounds like a great decision for you. I think the space looks wonderful!
    That picture of you two looks like you two cuties are having waaay too much fun in that sunroom of yours!
    Take care of yourself Debra. I am praying for you.
    hugs from here...

  25. Your new space looks wonderful!
    How fun to entertain those lucky girl!

  26. Deb & CD...they are on my bucket list "must meet one day"! And your "thrown together" booth is rest up & take care of yourself this week!


  27. Hi Debra,
    It sounds like you were busy and having fun at it! Friends always add fun and laughter, it looks like you had a blast!!

    Glad it all worked out with the move from one shop space to your other shop! keeping all your eggs in one basket will be much better for you while dealing with any health issues, I hope having to keep different spaces is much better now knowing you have to only make one trip to one location to over see and maintain shop keeping!

    That sweet metal doll house, I had one wish I still did! I have a friend who still has hers, thanking her mother for keeping it all these years, she now has in placed under her Grand Piano where everyone takes sweet notice in her cottage music room!

    Thank you for sharing, Heart and Soul!


  28. oh what fun, I would so love to meet you all!
    spaces look fantastic, friend...


  29. Love the picture of you and Debbie. CUTE~CUTE~CUTE!! ~Mandy (Hope you've been feeling well.)

  30. Aren't you two just the cutest??? :) It sounds like you have been one busy lady, Debra! Remember to take it one day at a time - and don't overdo it! We want you happy AND healthy! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  31. What a huge amount of work. Glad you had helpers. I think it looks very inviting.

  32. Hi Sweet
    your space looks fantastic! So glad it all worked out... isn't that amazing...
    I was surprised to see Deb in your porch! How fun! She is so special as you are. Wish I could have been with you all.
    I am working my fingers to the bone, but having fun.

  33. Your third booth looks wonderful! Hopefully it will help a lot to have all your space in the same store.

  34. Rebecca couldn't be more surprised than I to see me sitting in that photo. I'm still pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream!
    Love you to pieces...and the hubs is a doll!
    We had such a great time visiting (albeit way too short) and the stuff we found is amazing. Trust me...we're coming back up.

  35. I WANT it ALL! Soooooo many goodies! I don't blame you a bit for not wanting to load up the garage! Too much good stuff to be hidden:)

    Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

  36. How fun to work in a nice visit with a fellow blogger! Your new space looks adorable. You & your daughter did a great job of displaying it all so prettily. I applaud you for not taking it all home to store in the garage, but question your sanity in putting it in yet another booth! Please don't push toooo hard!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  37. I just love your stuff and always a happy ending. Good luck with the new space.

  38. Dear Debra~ I've got a favor to ask...I would like to invite you over for a visit to see a very special post I've written. I would love it if you could take a few moments to stop by.
    Thank you sweet friend,

  39. Oh you both are very lucky girls, being able to spend any time together to laugh the night away would be fabulous! I love the picture of you both, gorgeous! You made the right decision and wow you guys can whip up a beautiful space in no time. Happy WW! t. xoxoxoox

  40. You gave me a laugh ! I got a space in an antique mall so I can have a little room in my house ... it's cheaper than storage :))
    LOVE all of the things you have ... and love that you got to meet and have some fun with Deb.

  41. Sometimes things happen for a glad you found another space open. Im still working on that garage is packed to the rafters. lol

    I will definitely have to go check Debbie out, she looks like a hoot.

    Blessings as always..

    Lucky 7 Design

  42. I'm glad to hear you're thinking about your Health and giving that priority... congrats on your new space, it looks Divine, as well as having amazing Found Treasures your Art of Display is exemplary! How fun that you got to meet a Kindred Spirit from the Land Of Blog and connect in person for some special moments together... I just know you had a great time.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  43. Your new booth is beautiful, really amazing stuff. Wish I lived closer. And, I know what you mean by NOT in the garage. I couldn't park a car in mine if I tried... for 3 years now. Have a wonderful day.

  44. Hi Debra, Your new booth is gorgeous and the smalls are pretty too! And I used to have that doll house! :) I'm sure you're still busy managing 3 booths. Take care of yourself, and hope you have a great day!
    ~ Julie

  45. Debra, I could get lost in your new booth. Oh, what fun! But I know it's work, too. Take care of you!!


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