Friday, February 26, 2010

my little corner...

Today for Show and Tell Friday hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home I am going to show you my little corner of The Wrentham Country Store that I have been renting since last July. Looking at these photos I really didn't have enough "stuff" at first!

Although I did have this beautiful bureau, found as is, in the trash!!!

Thank goodness it was summer so I went to lots of yard sales and flea markets to fill in the empty spaces.

I sold the beautiful bureau and replaced it with this bureau, another trash find which was in desperate need of a shabby makeover.
That one sold too! While I was at the shop the other day to freshen up my space I did take a few new photos.



Where my little corner is makes it hard to get a good whole space photo unless I get on a ladder and the shop was getting very busy so maybe next time I can get a better shot. I love the shabby look but I'm finding myself moving from so many roses and so much pink and wanting to stay with chippy dreamy whites with more natural or neutral accessories with a sporadic punch of color. I definately have booth envy when I see other blogger's spaces. I think mine is too busy and doesn't flow as well as I'd like it to. I had my husband help me put lace panels up which softened the space but I want a change. What do you think?



Mary Ellen, the shop owner, has a great shabby space and some other fabulous vignettes at the moment...


It's been a great adventure so far forming new friendships with the other shop girls and meeting the sweetest customers. I even had a few "Ta Da" moments (as I call them) when I met Jo-Anne Coletti from Vintage Rose Collection and Christine Glynn of Lucy's Lounge at Tutti Chic. I've followed their blogs among others gathering inspiration to start my own blog as well as hoping to keep my vintage treasures inspiring to others in my little corner at the Wrentham Country Store.







14 comments:

Tutti Chic said...

Oh I can't wait to get back into the shop to see all your new goodies & to see the new "shabby" section! Everything looks gorgeous! Make sure you introduce yourself at the mangiacotti barn sale! :) chris

DeborahF said...

Well Sandi, being that I am a frequent shopper of flea markets and antique stores, I can say with certainty that your booth is definitely one I would linger in for a while. If only I could be so lucky as to find great "trash" discoveries like you! Looks like a lot of fun..have a great day!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I am into whites but I still love roses and I think the more VARIETY a booth has...the more people linger.

visually whites flow but they can also get lost together and you feel like you do not need to venture in to see everything...your booth is definitely...a venture in. It is a small space with a lot to see and I would shop it for sure!

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
I think your booth is lovely and if I saw it I would definitely browse awhile! My booth is white shabby chic in the middle of all dark booths, but I love it! LOL
Blessings~

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

That is a bueatiful booth! Now where is this shop? Luv it, Have a great week Julian

Victoria said...

I cannot believe you found that gorgeous floral bureau in the trash!!! Wow,it's amazing what some people throw away!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your booth looks fantastic!
You don't want to see mine these days, it's so neglected.

Wonderful photos, I know how long it takes to put a great post like this together...thanks for sharing! :-)

Anne

Denise Marie said...

looks like a great little spot!

Ms. Bake-it said...

You have a great booth and one that I would definitely take time to visit.

~ Tracy

Chrissy said...

Well hello from Canada!! So glad you came by today....love this post,so many treasures,you would have to drag me out!!Thanks for your sweet comment! Chrissy

Nancy said...

What a pretty shop! I'd love to come and have a closer look!

Sweet Sage said...

Oh So Lovely!
Is the little wooden tote with roses still available? If so, I'd LoVe to be able to purchase it .. :)
~kim

Robyn said...

It's so pretty! What a fun endeavor you have there! I like the lace panels but perhaps panels of tight woven burlap or heavier muslin would give you a more neutral background that you are looking for! AND what wonderful trash finds...I want to go trash hunting with you!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a fabulous place! LOVE your booth. Can you please tell me the address of your shop. We may be heading to MA this weekend:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

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