Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vignettes To Inspire.... Part II


I couldn't help myself!  First go round in the store, Old Green Shutters 

Antiques in Crown Point, Indiana www.facebook.com/OldGreenShuttersAntiques

I was gasping and looking for what goodies would be coming home with me. 

Every corner held a treat and what kept drawing me in were the creative ways 

of displaying their merchandise.  Second go round, was chatting with Carey 

who was there, minding the shop, with her adorable twins, just months old. 

She openly offered suggestions on different ways to utilize vintage goods.  I 

even left with the name of a wonderful slipcover maker Carrie had used to 

sew a slipcover for her sofa!  Don't you love the personal touch?!

So, here are the rest of the photos I shot on the THIRD go round of the shop!!


I just love the faces peeking from behind the split in the original wood backing of this frame!


A garland filled with mercury ball trim and cabinet cards
Such a sweet way to add a victorian photo page to your Christmas decor
Charming, aren't they?
That says it all!!!!

22 comments:

  1. Kadee, this is not your 'run of the mill' displays stacked with new glittery Christmas ornaments.
    They've put some real thought into the items selected for sale.
    A little gem!
    Joyeux Noël
    Shane ♥

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    1. Shane... so good to hear from you! I agree with your comment! Just walking in the shop took my breath away as it wasn't typical. Lots of thought put into creating such a lovely experience for the shopper! I can't wait to return!

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  2. Such a beautiful display of Christmas WONDER! I just love this time of year! I've been traveling so much in the last couple of months & redoing the house... that my poor blog has been put on a back burner. And I haven't been visiting my friends... bit. I'm home now & I am missing my friends so I hopped over to see what you've been up to.

    I think I heard that you would be at Dall 2013 Art Camp. Is that right? I signed up a week ago. I'd love to see you there. I have had to really have a serious talk with myself about not overloading my plate but, I ADORE all these events & seeing my friends. What's on your 2013 calendar? HUGS & enjoy the holidays.
    Charlene

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Charlene! You sure have been busy... at least you had some fun being at Kim's event! Jealous I wasn't there to see all of you! I will send you an email to catch up! Miss you!!!!!

      xoxo

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  3. Hi Kadee,

    Thank you for coming by my blog and becoming a follower! I am now following you too. I love antique shopping. It is probably my very favorite thing to do. The dealers are always so friendly and ready to help. I do love that personal touch.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. I'm so excited to see you here.... thanks for dropping by! You can see we have a lot in common! It's always so fun to happen upon these shops that take the time to entice you with their wares. So inspirational! I always walk away with at least one new idea.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by! So glad you did and that now I can follow you. The store looks amazing and is definitely full of lots of inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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    1. Hi, Janet! Oh, I'm so happy you came by for a visit... and now following. Thanks so much! It will be fun to keep up with what we each discover and what we end up creating!

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  5. Hi Kadee! I wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog. You have quite a lovely blog yourself!! During my visit, I fell in love with your beautiful fabric flowers. I especially love the sewing treatment on the leaves.

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, Heather! And thanks for your sweet comments! I am discovering.. or rediscovering.. how much I love getting my sewing machine out and working on a project. Right now I am making an ornament from a felted sweater. I hope to post that.

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  6. Charmmmmmm-ing! They should sell the whole "vignette"... most people don't have all the stuff to pull things together like that ;-)
    big hugs~

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    1. Great idea! And I'm sure the shop owners would love that, too! LOL! Good to hear from you, Cheryl!

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  7. Looks like my kind of shop. So many wonderful things to see. Bet you went home with a few treasures.

    ❤Ana

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    1. Yes, my shopping addiction did spring to life while I was there... LOL! Still working on something I bought and when it's completed I most certainly will post about it!

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  8. Oh wow! This shop definitely looks like the kind of place I could get lost in. Thank you for coming along on my shopping trip and thank you for taking us along on yours. Love that old frame with the pictures peeking out from behind!!

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    1. Isn't that frame just the coolest??!! Carey, from the shop, is just so creative with displaying her wares!

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  9. How fun, I love scouring vintage boutiques, so much inspiration to be had! Thank You for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog... I really appreciate it. I am now following you too! Look forward to sharing and wishing you a fabulous Holiday Season! Xo

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    1. I'm so tickled that you dropped by! And thanks for the "follow"! It always feels good to know that others enjoy what you write about... as I do with you!

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  10. SO much wonderful eye candy! Love the idea of the faces peeking out in the framed photo...so fun! Thanks so much for stopping by my ideas house posts!

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    1. That Idea house was just amazing! I love going to those as they offer so much inspiration or just trigger thoughts you always had but just needed that extra push.

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  11. How wonderful to meet another blogger and also nice that you happened upon this fabulous shop! I need one like that in this town where I live. There are a lot of creative people here, but they're more in the field of music, or so it seems. I have searched for a shop like that and the only ones that I found were exhorbantly (sp?) expensive!
    Talk again! Cindy

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    1. That is frustrating, Cindy! I've lived in places like that and as much as you want to purchase something in these shops, you know that it is way overpriced. I found this shop by googling "antique malls" along the interstate. Any chance you might be able to do that, too? I am always up for a road trip so this system seems to work for me! Good luck in your hunt!!

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