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Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Fresh Start for 2016

 Back in January I decided to leave my home at Rusty Saturday and begin anew down the street at one of my favorite shops in the valley. It is called Tattered Nest Vintage Marketplace and I could not be happier that I made the move. I love being there. The reason I have not posted in soooo very long is that I have been so busy trying to keep up. It is a wonderful problem to have and I am very grateful.

 I thought I would show you some pics of the space as it has been evolving over the past month.
This antique open hutch was one of my favorite pieces I have ever had. 

 Filling it with vintage goodies was so much fun.

I hung these antique farmouse chairs on the wall and used them as shelves. You probably cant see them very well, but the bottles inside the strappy galvanized bucket are antique ceramic ale bottles from Scotland complete with marks.

I made this cool hanging shelf using an old fence panel and real books for the shelves. I thought I had a photo of the painted Ball jars holding pretty Spring daisies but I couldn't find it. :(

 I love these nesting tables, painted white with the gold design showing through.

As things sold I rearranged and added in new things. 

 I brought in fesh plants and used old pages to fill the gap between the pot and the container.

 This is the most current view of the space. 

 This armoire/dresser is so pretty in person.

 This is another of my favorite pieces. I used anaglypta wall paper for the drawer fronts.

This sage green chair is stunning. It is in like new condition and sooo comfy!

I love this chandelier. I would have kept it if I had a place for it in my home.
 This is a cool piece. The top opens up to create a nice wide serving area for food or drink!

 Okay... another one of my favs. These two shelves were made from old shutters and are perfect for a cottage or farmhouse look!

 I adore vintage mirrors. They add just right the right amount of shine and sparkle to a room.

 One more great find... This cool table. It has a wonderful shape and the legs have their original chippy patina.

Well that's it for now!!! I have more posts ready and some cool news about our family coming up soon!!!


Sandi Magle said...

It always amazes me how a change can spark up a business. I was fortunate to have three separate rooms when I had my shop---so by shuffling goodies around, everything looked fresh and new---but it does take so much time...and YOUR SHOP is beautiful. I could easily spend my month's spending money there, grins, Sandi.

Rhonda said...

How wonderful Karen! I hope to drive up and visit real soon!
My friend Heather, who moved here to the valley from Chicago, has been bitten with the vintage bug. I couldn't be more proud as I've been telling where to shop. I will send her your way!!

We need to have lunch again real soon.

Carla said...

I think you mean 2016 in the title of your post. Do you make these items or buy them, shutter shelves, mirrors, nesting tables, etc. Beautiful stuff.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Karen, your booth space is beautiful. Lots of vintage vibes going on and so many pretty things. Best of luck in your new location.


Joy Junktion said...

I'm sad that I haven't been able to get up to your new digs yet! Hoping to make the trek soon, it looks so pretty and I too, Love that shop! Looking forward to your new posts and updates! Blessings, Cindy xo

Marrianna said...

It's all so beautiful. Your new space looks delightful and perfect for you and your fantastic style. I just know this is a good move and everything will move out quickly as proved on your FB posts. Good for you.

Marlynne said...

Outstanding! A change once in awhile can be good for anyone! Congratulations!

Tamara said...

Your shop looks lovely, Karen! So many charming pieces. It sounds like you found the perfect home for your business :) I finally found a copy of Romantic Country. Congratulations on the wonderful feature! And your home is so inviting and charming.

Best Wishes for your week,

Gwen Simmons said...

Hi Karen,
This is absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job setting up your shop. Love some of your unique and creative displays, and all of the beautiful things.I would definitely be stopping by if I wasn't 2000 miles away. All the best,

BECKY said...

Love it all Karen!! If I lived there, it would be one of my favorite places for sure! You do a wonderful job of curating and styling!! Just so much to see, and such a joy for the senses!!
Have a lovely week!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Karen, I sure do know just how busy you can be with opening a new shop as I am in the middle of that right now. You have so many wonderful pieces and they are arranged so beautifully. I loved the article in Romantic Homes last month, congrats! Have an amazing day. Jo

Material Girl Quilter said...

Hi Karen,

I do love your shabby chic style - it's all beautiful!
Good luck with the new shop.

This N That said...

Your shop looks great Karen..What a lovely collection of goodies..It is obvious that you spend a lot of thought and time arranging things..Would love to be able to see your shop in person...Best of luck and welcome back..

Burlap Luxe said...

First of all I loved seeing a fellow blogger in Romantic magazine feature. It's been so long since my last visit to you and I can see all that I am missing out on... It's a wonderful feeling to tend to a shop, design and staging is so satisfying, plus that sad beauty of saying good by to pieces after the space is full and is wonderful staged.
In our retails store I always had such a problem selling the pieces of beauty I loved looking at in its perfect stage place.
If I were in your space I would snag up several pieces I see right now!

Enjoy the new shop space.


jeanniemc said...

Love it all! What a great new shop! Cannot wait to visit again!

maust5 said...

Where is your booth located at? I would love to come in!!

Bohemian said...

Congrats Karen on your new Retail Space and I'm so Happy for you finding a place you are able to begin the New Year in with Fresh Vision! As always the Vignettes you have Created with the Fabulous Merchandise is a treat for the Eyes! I'll have to make a Pilgrimage over there now... tee hee... I too have been so busy with Life that I don't get out nearly as much as I'd like to. Can't wait to hear of the News Flash you'll be Revealing about the Family! Dawn... The Bohemian

Jen said...

Hello Karen, You have been so busy and moving .Your shop is amazing, everything looks gorgeous. Beautiful unique pieces for people to buy and enjoy. I can only visit on here from Australia. You must be thrilled with your new shop.Beautifully set out.

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