Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Magical Locale: Sweet Peas Antiques and Garden

Few and far between are those shops which make your heart go pitter patter with excitement and the thrill of the hunt. Sweet Peas Antiques and Garden is the latest boutique to open with fabulous finds and fantastic vintage goodies just waiting to be discovered.
Located at 894 Holden Road, Youngsville (near Raleigh, NC), Sweet Peas is just the place to find that unique piece for either your home or a gift for a dear friend.
One of a kind quilts, chandeliers, textiles, and other smalls are simply waiting for you to come and discover them!
Tracie and Linda, the owners of Sweet Peas, are delightful to work with and give each customer attention and time... The shop is a place where you can just wander to your heart's content.
The selection is breathtaking with different styles exhibited throughout the floor. The dominant look is still the ever popular shabby chic.
Just look at this beautiful tree branch display!

So, if you live nearby (or even if you have to drive a bit, it's worth it!) be sure to take a jaunt to 894 Holden Road, Youngsville; 919 554 0535

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday

I thought this wonderful shop would be perfect for a Vintage Thingy Thursday posting. Be sure to visit the ColoradoLady for more Vintage Goodness!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sinister Delights

Dear Blogland -- What a vacation I've taken from you- Over a month... Wow! So much has been happening with the shop, Etsy, and Rubylane that I've really been on my toes. But now with fabulous fall here, I wanted to stop in for a little "chat".

My main objective is to share my delightfully spooky Halloween window. Isn't it just wonderful? It's even a little more sinister than I originally envisioned but I really think it still works. We used a variety of everyday antiques along with some magical props that set off the tone of this vignette. Weathered sculptures and busts add charm and sophistication while the crystals really add some sparkle (along with the crystal necklaces). We also used dark wood to help carry a more wicked look. So, hopefully my next post won't be a month from now- I also promise to try my best to catch up on reading everyone's writings... Ta-ta! And don't forget to visit Vintage Thingie Thursday for more vintage goodies!