Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas & Thank you Oshkosh!!!

Today is the very last day my shop will be open & quite honestly it is pretty quiet downtown. I am closing up at noon .. heading home to bake cookies with my kiddos & make a few last minute gifts!

I just want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of my Oshkosh customers & customers from all over that have traveled to see me! I am excited for the big move.. & honestly you all made it possible by continuing to support my small business! I appreciate every single person who has walked thru my door the last 4 years! Oshkosh you have been pretty darn good to me.. a girl from a small town in Wisconsin with no local connections starting from scratch, living out my dream! ;)

I also had to plug my friend Courtney of Tizzy Dee... who is pretty amazing herself! She dropped off a few new headbands yesterday & I had to keep this one after trying it on! ;) She will have lots of new goodies at the new shop!

Here is what is waiting for me in Appleton. I start moving next week.. there is lots of painting to be done.. a sign to go up & lots of new inventory! I will be blogging regulary to share the experience of course! The opening date is scheduled for
Jan. 16th. but is not set in stone yet so stay tuned!

I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas & Happy New year! I will see you in downtown Appleton soon!!!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!! xoxo!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tis' the season to sparkle!

This is the last week my shop will be open in Oshkosh! I have been working like crazy on new inventory for my new shop as well as the planning & designing of the new space. I just approved my sign for the new shop & OMG I can NOT wait to show you guys! It is HUGE!! We are putting a big sign in galvanized metal on the building & then vinyl on the windows! It looks so good!

I am opening the shop up tomorrow (Wednesday) because it is the last week to shop at my Oshkosh store & Christmas is 4 days away! YIKES!

Keep in mind New Years is right around the corner & I think Christmas as well as New years is the perfect reason to sparkle!

My glitter star headbands & hair pins would be perfect for the holidays!

I have these pretties listed on etsy as well.. the link to my shop is on the right hand side!

I also just recently listed the large glitter star as well!

Shop hours this week are Wed. 11-5, Thur. 11-5, Fri. 11-6 & Sat. 10-3 (Our last day open is Christmas eve. I am hoping to open the new downtown Appleton shop Jan. 16th but that will be determined! ;) Stay tuned!!

(& incase you have not heard we are moving to 227 E. College ave. downtown Appleton, 2 doors down from Harmony cafe!)

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Christmas wishlist....

I thought it would be fun to share a few of the things on my Christmas wish list!

I love the infinity scarves by BailyBelle like this one with snaps! (ok confession I own this one.. but I would love another!!) I also sell some of Vanessa's scarves at my shop if you would like to pick one up as a gift!

I don't know what it is about this skirt from Urban Outfitters but I have been drooling over it for awhile now! ;)

& I think Santa may have gotten this sweet lil' bird ornament for me from one of my favorite artists Skunkboy Creatures! I own many of Katie's creatures & they are just adorable!

I have been collecting mushroom ornaments for a few years now to hopefully have my tree look like this one someday, I could always use a few more!

I own this cd & I love the kitschy vintage vibe! I really want it on vinyl so I can listen to it on my Grandpop's vintage record player (which I inherited last year!)

I am open at my shop today from 11-6 & 10-2 tomorrow! There are only 5 business/shopping days left at the Oshkosh store! I have lots of great handmade affordable gifts! We have gift certificates as well in any dollar amount!

Happy Holidays!! xoxo!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New shop inspiration... via pinterest!

I have been sooo busy planning out my move in the next few weeks! I really want the new shop to be PERFECT! :)

Here are a few things I have found for my new shop inspiration via Pinterest! I am soooo excited.. the anticipation is killing me!!!

I am working with Art City signs on wrapping the back of some old book shelves that I have with a vintage inspired wallpaper print to look something like this..

I am hoping to have some fun banners like this throughout the shop. My interior colors of the shop will be pale pink on the walls, mustard & olive accents!

I bought a lamp like this somewhat that I want to add to the class room! The one I bought was for Christmas so it twinkles! I love it!!

This picture I am using for wall color inspiration.. the pale pink which I pulled from my sign will be the overall wall color with mustard & olive accents! The new shop will have lots of vintage kitsch & I think this color combo is perfect!

My husband has said he would help me add scalloped edges to a few of the vintage shelves I have bought to give them a new look! I looove this look!

Only 6 days left at my Oshkosh shop then I have to move out! Here are the shop hours..

Thursday & Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-2
Christmas eve 10-3.

I have lots of new fabric to wash for new wrap skirts & lots of new vintage to organize... inlcuding MENS!! I will have a mens section at the new shop! Hurray!

Have a great day! I have to get back to work!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wrapping up the holidays at Glitter today!!!

I will be at The Glitter Workshop today in Madison with several other talented ladies. We will have free gift wrapping, door prizes, crafts & cookies not too mention lots of handmade gifts available for everyone on your list!

10-4 today! See you there!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday everyone! Today is the last day for the 2 for $30 Fancy headband sale! The shop is open 11-6 today & 10-2 Saturday.

I also am running a few little sales.. all glass ornaments are 2 for $8. now until Christmas even & my new snowflake wax melts are 2 for $8 (reg. $5. each) They make great gifts! My personal favorite is the gingerbread! I have been melting that one each night in my little warmer & it makes my house smell sooooo yummy!

There are two of the same scent in each package.

My son Max had his Holiday concert & the kiddos were all dressed up so I took some pics of them for our Christmas cards! I looooove this one with Dexter! ;) He is getting sooo stocky!

p.s. I have decided I really REALLY need some time to work on (sewing) inventory for my new shop so I will have limited hours now until Our last day open in Oshkosh on Christmas eve!
Starting next week the shop will be open Thur. 11-6, Fri. 11-6 & Sat. 10-2

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tis' the season for handmade gift giving....

We have lots of great handmade gifts available at the shop...

Cute handmade bow ornaments & stamped wooden ornaments by Baily Belle!

Colorful coffee cozies by Tizzy Dee! They make a great gift with an empty cup & a gift certificate to your local coffee shop!

New wool blend infinity scarves by Baily Belle.. I have a few available in other colors! They are cozy warm! I looove mine!! :)

I am in love with my new mini felt hair bows! They are on the alligator style clips not bobbies. I have lots of other colors available!

& last but not least! I have lots of coasters available.. handmade by glitter workshop! I just found a huge stack of Oshkosh coasters so hurry down & get them before they are gone! ;)

I am open 11-6 today! These are just a few of the great handmade gifts we offer! We have a little something for everyone!

p.s. The fancy headband sale is good til' Friday 2/$30 & glass feather ornaments are now $5. ea or 2/$8

Have a great day!! xo!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2 for $30. Fancy headband sale!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am starting to countdown the days til' the move. I close in 17 days! That means there is only.... 15 days to shop at dainty daisies before we close our Oshkosh store & relocate to downtown Appleton!

I have decided to run a little sale today thru Friday only! 2 for $30 Fancy headbands (regularly $20.ea) Keep one for yourself & gift one! ;) This sale is only good in my brick & mortar shop!

I also have marked all of my glass feather ornaments $5 ea. or 2 for $8. They went over really well at the Craftacular so I thought I would give you guys a little deal too!

I brought lots of goodies back with me... recycled scarves, arm warmers & headbands by The Painted Daisy, more text bracelets by The Bookish life & new ornaments and the most beautiful wool infinity scarves by Baily Belle.
I will post pics soon.. I have lots of catching up to do from the weekend.

I will have some Saturday hours this week as well... I am thinking 10-2 Saturday. I am open 11-6 today! Stop on down! :)

Have a great day!! xo!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Friday.. It's almost Craftacular time (&gallery walk)!

Happy Friday everyone!! I have been busy getting ready for the Seventh annual holiday Craftacular in Madison at the East side club organized by my good friend Naomi of glitter workshop! I love this show, sooo many amazing crafters & many of them I am lucky enough to call my friends! If you can make it you should come & check it out!

Here is the info. .....

It is also my last gallery walk open in Oshkosh. My shop is moving to 227 E. College ave. in January! ;) I am sooo excited.. but this gallery walk will be bittersweet for me! I have always loved the vibe of gallery walks! It's something Oshkosh has done right & is just amazing!!
I hope you can make it out. I will have cookies & treats for the holidays! My husband is running the show until I can get back from Madison!Please be kind.. he is new to running the shop! ;) The shop will be open 6-9pm tomorrow.. and I will have some Saturday hours until we close. My last day open on Market st. will be Dec. 24th

I hope to see you this weekend either at the Craftacular or gallery walk!
Happy Friday!!

Shop hours are 11-6 today!! xo!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Merry making....

I have been working on lots of new holiday goodies.. as I like to say "merry making"! ;)

Here are few new holiday items in my shop..

New vintage inspired snow globes/shakers.. & the cutest vintage Owl salt shaker (the pepper is missing)

Lots of new accessories.. here are a few of the hair pins available. They make great stocking stuffers & most are under $5.

a cute vintage Santa & Mrs. Claus s&p set...

& this adorable 2 piecs red knit sweater, skirt set! I love the vintage Owl necklace & apron both under $20.00 ea.!

I have lots of great vintage & handmade gifts at the shop right now, many are one of a kind! Shop hours are 11-5 today!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Fancy headbands!!

Tis' the season for sparkly, fun, holiday headbands! Here are a few of my new limited edition holiday headbands!

Pretty silver bows.. I have a few left in black & just got it in gold!

Pretty in pink...

This headband sold out but I did reorder a few more pieces so I did make a limited amount. I also have this headband available in gold & burgundy.. It is perfect for the holidays!

Pretty gold, glittery feather headband. This one is one of my favorites to date!

I do have a few more styles available! I have been listing a few here & there on my etsy shop as well!

Have a great day! My shop is open 11-6 today! xo!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Seventh annual holiday Craftacular & gallery walk this Saturday!!!

This Saturday is the Seventh annual holiday Craftacular in Madison! I am sooo excited!! I love this show! :) Come & see me as well as over 50 vendors from all over!

& this Saturday is my very last gallery walk open as a shop! I just realized this the other day or I would have planned something big!
My shop will be open as my husband will be working the shop (while I am at the Craftacular)...please be patient as he is new to running the shop & doing me a huge favor! ;)
I am hoping to be back from Madison by 7pm so until then he will have the shop open 6-9pm. I will have cookies & snacks to celebrate the holidays!

My very last day of business at 219 Market st. Oshkosh will be Dec. 24th as I have to move out of my shop the next week! I will then be in my new space (downtown Appleton) early January with hopes to open mid January early February!

Thank you to everyone who came out & shopped this past weekend.. man was it busy! :) Yay! p.s. Karin Reeves was the winner of my black Friday giveaway. I sent you an email Karin!

My shop is open 11-6 today! xo!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small business Saturday!

Today is small business Saturday! Please shop local & support your locally owned businesses! I don't think anyone is really happy with the economy right now & one way to change that is to spend your money at Mom & Pop shops! We are tax payers, We have kids in our schools, we own homes & most of all we spend the money we make in our community, all of those things make our economy grow!

Locally owned businesses don't have corporate offices to deal with, we are it, we go out of our way to give you excellent customer service & most of the time we know your name & want to build a relationship.. not just take your money!
I know I feel sooo lucky to have a growing business in a tough economy! I am sooo thankful for all of my customers wether you have been in my shop 100 times or just once! :)

Thank you all for supporting small businesses like mine! My shop is open 10-3 today!! Have a great day! xo!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vintage Friday..What I am wearing!

Happy Friday! I just realized I have not done a vintage Friday post in awhile! It is also black Friday today, I am open 10-5 & if you stop in you can register to win a $25. gift certificate! :)

Here is what I am wearing...

Red & white polk a dot vintage dress from Picture day Vintage, a 50s vintage red plastic bow barrette from glitter workshop, tights new from urban outfitters & my favorite boots from Target!

Just so you know taking pictures of myself is wierd & awkward! Lol! I only got a couple out of like 30 that were postable! Haha!

Have a great day!! My shop is open 10-5 today & 10-3 tomorrow!

Please shop local & buy handmade this holiday season!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I have a lot to be thankful! Happy Thanksgiving!!! (& shop hours this week)

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! How did that happen?? I am looking forward to a day off with my family. I will be making a big turkey dinner, relaxing & watching the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special with my kiddos! We looove all of the Charlie Brown holiday specials.. I have been watching them since I was a kid & I love that my kids love them too! :)
(hence the pic below!)

Here are the shop hours for this week...
Tuesday, Wednesday 11-6, Thursday CLOSED, Friday 10-5 & Saturday 10-3

We have special Saturday hours this weekend as I know I have a few customers that will be home for Thanksgiving!

& I am going to have a special little giveaway for any customers that stop in on black Friday! You have to stop in the shop to register to win!

I just have to say I feel so lucky, I have the best customers in the WORLD!! I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love every day! I am so thankful for you all!! Thank you all for allowing me live my dreams!! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Handmade for the Holidays is TOMORROW!!!!!

Happy Friday everyone! The show is TOMORROW!!! Yay! I know I am super excited as well as the 59 other vendors & sponsors!! If you are planning on coming to the show early to get a goody bag we will not let anyone in until 10am..please let vendors in to set up & patiently wait outside or in beckets when they open the bar! The doors will open at 10am & the first 50 shoppers will get goody bags, (They will not be given to small children with parents.) Thank you all for your support! This show is going to be sooo much fun.. shop, get your photo taken with Santa, listen to live music, grab a cup of coffee or a drink at the bar in beckets! Have lots of fun! See you tomorrow!!!! xo!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

getting ready....

I have been busy getting ready for this weekend.. here are a few sneak peeks!

New headbands! (These are actually already available at my shop but will be at Handmade for the Holidays as well!)

My new snow globes (or shakers) I used lots of vintage materials & they are one of a kind! They will be at Handmade for the Holidays with me Saturday!

We stuffed the goody bags last night! They are AWESOME! Thank you to Drew, Adam & Mary at Offbeat press! The bags rock & there is lots of fun stuff in them! We only have 50 so you might want to get there early..please enter through beckets!

(I had to share a pic. of my family room last night & how massive the bags look by my vintage couch!)

My shop is open 11-5. I may have to sneak out a little early tonight, I will be at Emma Jean's boutique for a special gift making craft night! Come & make holiday hair accessories with me, handstamped ornaments with Mindy & a glass pendant with Jenna Larson!

Have a great day! xo!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just a few new things...

Just a few new things at my shop..

New arrow necklaces.. $15 ea. I love these! I only have 5 as the charms were hard to get!

I just made a new batch of mini hair bows. They make great gifts & stocking stuffers at only $3. ea.

& I just got a new shipment of eco friendly scarves by The Painted Daisy as well as more skirts!

annnnd Handmade for the Holidays is THIS WEEKEND! How did that happen?? I am sooo excited for the show this year! I have been getting in lots of fun donations for the goody bags,there are only 50 & they go fast! (This year we have custom printed bags by Off Beat press!) The show is this Saturday 10-4 at beckets city center court!

My shop is open 11-6 today! I have lots of great handmade gifts at affordable prices! We also have gift certificates available in any dollar amount & they will be good at our new Appleton location if you don't get in before the move!

Have a great day! xo!