It’s getting down to the wire.
I had an errand to run yesterday, so I decided to do some last minute shopping while I was out. The day away from the studio was good for me, anyway. There is still a lot to do, but sometimes I just invent more things to do when I’m in the studio!
It ended up being an amazing shopping trip. I found a few things that made my heart beat a little faster…
I really like to take pretty, styled pictures of the things I find, but we’re running out of room in the studio and work hours in the day! So, I just snapped some pictures as I unpacked and tagged my recent finds.
The video covers most of the items, but there are a few I didn’t mention in order to keep the video shorter.
I couldn’t resist this concrete statue. It looks a little bit like my Oma. Sort of a Shirley Temple era child with curls and chubby thighs.
I also found two white enamel molds, a set of delicate silver-plated napkin rings and an old glass jar.
I shared about this awesome scale, but you may have noticed the bag of wooden letters. They are kind of like Scrabble letters, but different. I thought someone might enjoy using them for decoration or a project.
I didn’t find a lot of ironstone on this trip, but I did find a couple of small, oval plates and a compote with a blue flower detail.
I really honed in on textiles during this trip. There are a couple of booths in this particular antique mall that have a lot of great linens, so I spent time digging through boxes, bins, and stacks. I was pretty excited about this linen nightgown. I’m washing it right now, but I am seriously going to try it on to see if I can pull it off as a dress or tunic. I’ll let you know how that goes!
Tomorrow I’ll be working with my mom to make a bunch of pillows and a few other last minute things. I also have quite a bit of planting to do to get all of my topiaries, herbs, and succulents market-ready. I bought these galvanized buckets for that very reason.
When I go shopping at the “last minute”, I focus on pieces that can just be tagged and sold. It’s not a time to add more work and projects to the list. A few items needed a little Hemp Oil , sanding (like the little white stool I mention in the video), or washing, but nothing that took up a lot of time.
I also look for pieces that will work well with what I already have. Not just in style, but in the way things can be displayed.
For example, that baby crib will be a great place for the grain sack rolls, the pillows we’re making, or bunches of dried lavender. The wire rack will be an amazing display for milk paint products. That wooden tote will look so sweet with a couple of plants tucked inside. I try to think of the big picture of how everything will work together and purchase things that fit with that vision.
I don’t even know fully how it will all turn out until I get there, but I have lots of ideas and I’ve learned from experience that it will all come together.
More to come – new t-shirts, Look Book Two is printed and sitting in boxes in the studio, and I’m biting my nails over the weather and hoping everything will make it down to Lucketts in one trip…