Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My peeps

How cute is this magazine cover!?

I almost collapsed when I saw it.

Inside, they show you more "Chicks in Hats" and tell you about the woman that takes the photos. She sells her them on Etsy.  Check out her Facebook page for more ADORABLE pics.


 Spring is chick season and it is the most exciting time of the year for "crazy chicken ladies" like myself.  It's when I get to add more girls to my crew.  These are two of my chicks from last year.  Can't wait for my phlox to bloom this year!

   How cute  were my americauna chicks last year?  I only ended up keeping 2 of these little girls.

 Here's Rosy eating my flowers last summer.   Shoo girl!

 Rex is always nearby…keeping watch over his girls.

Speaking of Rex…this was his daddy.  Oh how I miss seeing this beauty strut across my back yard. 

These are my 2 new chicks from this year…Cinnamon and Charm.

Last summer, I finally got the coop I've always wanted. It wasn't finished till the end of summer, so it isn't fully decorated yet, but I plan on getting in there as soon as the weather gets nice to finish making her pretty.  My girls love vintage and pretty things….so that's what they'll get!  I'm thinking crystal chandeliers, buntings, paintings….you know, normal coop stuff!

These are their nesting boxes.  Vintage galvanized boxes from Iowa.  They love them and their hardware sign…they give me plenty of eggs to show their appreciation!

Thanks of letting my gush about my girls…I love love love my girls! Stay tuned for finished photos of the coop…hoping to have it done by summer!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Main Street Market

We are so excited to be participating in the The Urban Farmgirl's "Main Street Market" on May 10th! Mary has put together a great little vintage market right in our area. 

She chose the perfect little spot to hold a vintage market.  Check out these grounds!

 The historic Midway Village in Rockford is representative of a typical rural town at the end of the 19th century.

 Some of the 26 historical structures include a general store, a hardware store, a barbershop, a church and many others.

Vendors will be sprinkled among the Village grounds.  There will be plenty of "vintage goods and pretty things" from the over 50 handmade and vintage vendors.

Here's just a sprinkling of what we will be bringing…plenty of our "Vintage Girl" t-shirts and necklaces, clocks, scales, ironstone, silver, signs, baskets, tins, farm junk and much more!!!

Here are some pictures of when we have shared a booth with Mary.  Together we really "bring it!"

If you really want a treat, head out to Mary's shop, Urban Farmgirl in Rockford. It's filled with vintage goodness!
And to keep updated on all things Main Street Market, be sure to head over to the markets Facebook page here and "LIKE" it!
See you May 10th!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Coastal Charm

We were thrilled to be asked to be featured on Coastal Charm's blog. Linda has a great new series on little shops called "Shop Talk".  Small family run businesses need all the help they can get to be noticed.  So being featured on a beautiful, inspirational blog is sort of a big thing!  Even when our shop "friends" mention us on their blogs, it makes us so happy! So a big thank you to Linda from Coastal Charm for featuring us and all the other little shops out their! She even hosts a weekly linky party called Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.  So show her a little "Vintage Girl" love and check her blog out here... Coastal Charm

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Get out their and go find something wonderful....old, and wonderful that is! Happy junking! For all you local girls...come see us...we're open Saturday from 10-3pm.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Around the shop

We have been busy lately trying to squeeze in as many picking trips as we can.  Last week we "picked" up a little shop dog....Mr. Banks.  We also brought home other great finds too. 

Shop Girl would be thrilled if you came to see her this weekend! We will be open Friday and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.  Come see us!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February- A month full of things we LOVE

Join us all February long on Facebook as we share with you the antiques we love from our own collections.  Here's a tease….

We kicked off the month on February 2nd(cause that's how we roll) with a glimpse of Julie's clock collection.

Feb 2nd, we saw Anne's most prized possession

And today we saw Julie's impressive vase collection

So show us some love this month and "like" us on Facebook to see our other favorites all month long!
And remember…we are open this weekend Thursday-Saturday 10:00-3:00.  Come see us!!