Saturday, October 30, 2010

The last remnants of October....

I can (and probably will) say it over and over and over again, fall is my favorite time of year.  So when the end of October comes around, it makes me a little sad.   In the shop, it's time to put away the Halloween and some of the fall stuff, to prepare for the Christmas decorations. 

I'll still have a corner or two decorated for fall and Thanksgiving, but the bittersweet beauty of all things associated with fall will soon be taken over by the more vibrant colors of Christmas, which I also love.

So, I thought I'd post just a couple more pics of the fall decorations....  Oh yeah, this wonderful early 1900's dry sink was in the window for just a day or two, but is now on lay-away, waiting to be taken home by it's new owner!

Dry sink with wooden bowls and handmade pumpkins.  The box with 8 cubbies is also gone.  I love boxes!

I love this little stool.  It's sides are covered in leather.

My little handmade pumpkin with witch's hat!

I love this table, purchased from Linda and Becky at French Hen Farm!!!  I filled up a few large canning jars with oranted putkas and I love them so much, I may need to just take a jar home.  :-)  Next time we see this table, it should be all decorated for Christmas... uh oh, there's already 2 snowmen in the pic!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Open House!

Our Christmas Open House will be Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th!    I'm working hard to get the shop decorated for Christmas.  I just hate to put away my fall decorations and put out Christmas stuff before Halloween.  I think it's sad that Thanksgiving is usually just passed over as a Holiday.  I guess it's because it's harder to commercialize, so most retailers just don't bother.  Anyway, I promise to still have some Thanksgiving decorations and vignettes even after Halloween.

For the Open House we'll definitely be serving refreshments, have some door prizes, 15% discount on ALL candles, even battery operated!

I'll try to get some pictures posted as I get the shop decorated.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amazing Primitive Artist

Well, I was just spending a few minutes browsing around "blogger" land when I happened onto someones site that was offering free goodies.  So I thought I'd sign up.  But first I poked around the site a little bit and realized that I had 'discovered' someone with a incredible talent!  You'll have to stop by Michelle Palmer's Blog and take the grand tour.  You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I love Primitives!!

Fall is my favorite time of year and I love decorating with primitives, the more rustic the better!  My house is an eclectic mix of the same sort that you see in the shop.  Most rooms have their own look, but some have a bit of everything.

Today I thought I'd take some pictures of the primtives in the shop.  I adore this old baking cupboard.   When these cupboards were first built, they were considered the epitomy of efficiency for the modern housewife.  With lots of drawers, shelves, pull-out cutting board and plenty of room to roll out pie crusts and noodles!

I have this one filled with Rose of Sharon Candles, room sprays and tarts.

And of course, my absolutely favorite, BATTERY operated candles.  No burning the house down!

This cupboard is absolutely huge.  It's actually a cupboard TOP.  Could you imagine how big it would be with it's original bottom?  It has a slightly reddish cast to the finish, which I love!

It's filled with 1824 Candles, car fresheners and beautiful Placemats and Napkins!

I'm trying to get the shop ready for our upcoming Christmas Open House.  I really don't like to put Christmas stuff out in the shop until Halloween is over.  It's always bothered me that major retail stores rush the Holidays and completely ignore Thanksgiving, which I love.  So, when the shop is finally decorated for Christmas, it will also be decorated for Thanksgiving!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Around the shop....

I figured out how to make my blog space match my web-site.  So much to learn!  I thought I'd include a few more pictures of the shop.  As you can see, I like a lot of different styles!

How can you resist tea cups, silver plate and anything architectural?


I love the shop's brick walls.   they make a perfect backdrop for just about anything.

This very pretty, early wicker table is the most wonderful color!

 I fell in love with this primitive table the moment I saw it.  It would make a great little kitchen island!

So Sweet!  This adorable little dress and stand are on consignment.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some recent pics of the shop.

Still playing around, just trying to get a feel for blogging.  Here's a couple pics of the shop.

Making the cottage look a little more "fall" like. 

Front window display with one of my home made pumpkns!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Well, here I am!

I meant to start a blog years ago, but kept putting it off.  There was always something else to do first.  But now I look around at some of my favorite shops and realize I have some catching up to do!

I have a web-site.  I've had one practically since the internet was born... ok slight exaggeration.  I could practically 'speak' html back in '98 and my friends thought I was a total computer geek.  I made my own graphics and even designed sites and graphics for friends.  But now I find myself standing toward the back of the pack in internet literacy... keeping up seems to be a full-time job.

So here I am, finally starting a blog for my shop, Uptown Antiques.  It sits right in the heart of the historic district in uptown (or downtown if you prefer) Marysville, Ohio.  The shop is a bit eclectic because I love so many styles of decorating.  There's a bit of Victorian, some shabby chic/Paris apartment, romantic country and primitives, lots of primitives.  But with every style, the one element that continues throughout the shop is a sense of femininity.  I just love being a girl!

Our family consists of me, my husband and six wonderful young men.  We have a small house in the country and try as I might to keep it feminine and clean, it always manages to slightly resemble a dorm room.  I'm sure that will change as the guys move out, but for now, my shop is my 'own little corner, in my own little room and it can be whatever I want to be."  That's a verse from a Cinderella musical when I was a little girl.

Okay, I guess that's all for now.  I'm going to try to post a few pictures of the shop and figure out how to let everyone know that I'm blogging!  Wish me luck!