Friday, December 10, 2010

Visions of Sugarplums

Hope everyone is having a splendid holiday season. All the hustle and bustle- Such fun! Christmas carols and twinkling lights set the mood for a wonderful Christmas...
Wanted to share pictures of my shop window - We finished it just in time for Open House. The colors are so vibrant. And the backdrop is gorgeous. We plan on using it for Valentine's Day as well... You know, it's just around the corner!
I've tried to keep the store stocked with authentic Christmas decorations-- This 1940's stocking is a perfect example of the treasures you'll find here at Flotsam & Jetsam.
Antique children's books line the shelves just waiting for that enthusiastic collector.
A newly found Victorian wrought iron plant stand looks great with a seasonal floral display.

Be sure to be a good little girl or boy so that Santa will bring you a gift from Flotsam & Jetsam! See you soon ...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hello Friends!

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since I've posted. Time has flown by... It's amazing how caught up we can be in our daily lives. Travel, family obligations, work- It all conspires against us bloggers... Then there's the inevitable writer's block and procrastination bug (which has often bitten me!)...

On a personal note, I do have one other excuse- I'm 19 weeks pregnant! We are so very excited about Baby Newton. Next week we find out whether it's a boy or a girl... So much to look forward to. We will soon be a family of 3!
So, onto Vintage Thingy Thursday... We've decorated for Christmas at Flotsam & Jetsam and have some wonderful antique and vintage accessories for the holidays. The colors are simply divine! The ornaments add such sparkle to the shop - I wish we could keep them out all year.
I've already sold a number of the older ornaments including several Santas and a multicolored pine cone... Really splendid treasures. But we still have beautiful leaf diecuts and 2 tinsel Santas waiting for that perfect home.

Hopefully dear friends I won't be absent this long again! I hope to see you at least once a week- Let's say that will be my goal to check in 4 times during the holiday season. And I do have one post planned for the unveiling of my Christmas window. So, ta-ta for now and see you again soon!