Friday, April 30, 2010

Vintage Nest Of Door County Show at Viva!

Have you missed me? I thought so.
All kidding aside, the Vintage Nest of Door County Show is coming up May 7th, 8th and 9th
and we've been busy bees collecting and creating to put another, yet very different sale and show for you.
"Into the Garden" is the name of our show and the shop will be absolutley filled with vintage garden finds, and a special nod to Mother's Day.
Something different for us this year are the vintage items we will have planted up with blooms to last all summer long.
Want to treat your Mom or yourself? Come up for the day, and we'll tell you some of our favorite places to have a splendid breakfast or lunch.
Hope to see you all here... I hope to post a bit more before the show... "hope".

Friday, April 16, 2010

April Showers Bring New Arrivals

73 degrees yesterday and 48 today. Ahhh, springtime in Door County.
At least we have new items arriving to distract us from the weather.

Many of you know Kris Bengener who used to own Rugged Basics in Ephraim, she is now using her artistic skills, bringing us lovely necklaces. All kinds of metals and vintage items put onto lovely chains.

I found this vintage quilt. It's actually square, so I think it was actually made to be a table topper.

Score. For whatever reason this winter, I have been coming across white ironstone at great prices. Plates and wide rimmed soup bowls are only going for 5.00. I like to share when I've gotten a good deal.

This mug is not a repro. Neat!

I found this great old chair that only has the burlap left on it. Surrounded with Pine Cone Hill matelasses. Check out the ruffles on the table cloth.

Another wonderful "Kris" original.

Found a fantastic Underwood typewriter.

I wish I hadn't forgotten to rotate this card. We got some wonderful new cards in from Tokyo Milk.... this one says
"He's all that AND and bag of chips......"

Aren't we all?
I'll sure be glad to see you all again in the County.
The sooner the better!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Junkin' around... hit and miss!

This past Sunday, John and I decided to hit the road and go to the Shawano Flea Market.
Hmmm.... not what I had hoped for although I did find a few items.
So we decided to take the back roads.

We passed this shop out in the middle of nowhere and I told John to just keep on going. It looked a little sketchy to me.
John assured me that he would defend my honor and protect me if there were any boogie monsters inside.
This beauty is up for sale. I LOVE old trucks like this. My granddad had a similar one and I remember standing up in the seat next to him sucking on a lollipop and one arm swung over his shoulder. We would surely get in big trouble today!
And here are the big scary monsters that hosted us.
Charming and chatty as could be. He gave me a nice deal on my purchases and had a real sense of retailers sticking together and helping each other out during these times.
The Old Plow Shop in Bonduel...
you might not want to ask his wife about the 1,000 assorted elephant figurines he got a great deal on for 1,200.00.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Candles Just In Time For Mother's Day

Fresh into the shop are some gorgeous candles. Lovely packaging and the scents are incredible!
If you're looking for a sweet thing to give your Mother, or someone who has been a Mother to you, these are perfect.

The scents range from English Carden, Lime Basil and Mandarine Orange, Crushed Rosemary and Cinnamon, Italian Cashemere (which I did not know has a fragrance:)) and others.

We also have the darling little bird's nests with robin eggs that would be great to decorate a package or set out in a sweet vignette in your home.
Candles are 14.00 8 oz.
20.00 14 0z

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Capri PJ's From Pine Cone Hill


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Fresh as Spring Air!

The new Classic Capri Pj's are on their way. Light combed cotton in summery colors.

Don't forget that for a 10.00 fee we can ship these anywhere in the US!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Viva's Hosting the Vintage Nest of Door County!

I am thrilled to tell you that Viva will be hosting the second Vintage Nest of Door County Show!
If you weren't able to get to the sale in February, you are in for a treat.
This is called an "Ocassional Sale".

This is a very creative sale where display is as important as what it for sale.

You will find all kinds of vintage treasures and handmade items that you just won't see anywhere else.

Viva will also be loaded to the gills with fresh vintage treasures as well as new Pine Cone Hill, Heart's Desire clothing and lots of other wonderfinds from out market trip to Dallas.

Don't hesitate to call with questions!