Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Magpie is Decked Out For Christmas!


I just love this time of the year!  Cool weather, family gatherings, a bowl of steaming soup with a slice of buttered bread and strolling through shops to see how they are decorated for Christmas.

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As I have shared before, I sell antiques and collectibles in two stores.  Today I will be sharing some photos from one of the stores, Magpie Antiques and All Things Inspiring.   All of us have decorated our spaces for Christmas and stocked up with beautiful holiday d├ęcor that is for sale.  Here is a little tour of the store, but it is even more fun in person.  I will keep the small talk to a minimum.


The front entry to Magpie.   Janet and Betty decorated the white tree with found metal objects.


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A cabin style corner with pine cones, deer antlers, squirrels and other fun things.

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Janet, Linda and Dan’s formal corner with antique clocks and beautiful furniture.

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Doreen’s space….

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Andrea and Jenny’s space….

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Betty’s space…

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Karen and Janet’s corner……

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Belinda’s space…..

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Lisa and Dennis’ corner……

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Ally’s space….

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Ann’s Room…..

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The next photos are from my space.  I have been busy sewing little French Grain Sack stockings and pillows to sell.  For the pillows, I used vintage hankies and Christmas tablecloths (cutters, of course).

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If ever you are in Central California, Magpie is located off of Highway 99 – north or southbound, take the Ripon MAIN Street exit.

Magpie Antiques
140 S. Walnut
Ripon, California
(209) 599-4545
Store hours:
Mon-Sat 10 AM-5:30PM
Stop by and say hello!
Wishing everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
xo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Signs and A Prayer

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Hello to y’all who have taken a moment to stop by here at SCD’s.  It has nearly been a whole month since the last post here.  My-oh-my how time has been swept right under the rug!  With the holiday season on our heals, I’ve been knee deep in holiday fluff for the past month and now can sit back a wee bit and take a deep breath.  After four weeks and three massages, my little spaces at the antique stores are done being decorated and stocked with new inventory and little bit by little bit it has all come together.  I will be sure to share some photos of the stores here in the next week.


I have been having fun making signs to sell and have shared some of them with you before, as shown in the next three pics.


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The newest signs are the Farmhouse Christmas sign that I made on an oval piece of salvaged wood and the simple Christmas sign that was made using an old cabinet door. 


For the sign below, I simply painted the door with white chalk paint, roughed up the edges and stenciled Christmas on the front panel.  My friend Becky sells the metal snowflakes and I bought a few to glue onto the sign for added interest and texture. 


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I have never kept any of my signs for myself, HOWEVER….

I took a liking to the Farmhouse Christmas sign and it looks at home on the shelf in the laundry room.  The horse door stop is a recent purchase from my friend, Jeanette.  I love the way he looks with the black on cream crocks.

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My friend, Lynn, had the bottle brush trees for sale in her wonderful space at the store.  I have been wanting some to put inside containers and these fit perfectly with the little ones on my shelf.

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My Farmhouse Christmas vignette is coming along … maybe I’ll add a few more tid bits…or maybe not.  Or maybe…or maybe not.  We’ll see what my mood leans more toward this year.  I’m beginning to lean on the less is more band wagon.

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I am also asking for prayers for my sweet friend, Judy Clark over at 20NorthOra blog.  As some of you may already know, Judy’s husband John lost his battle with cancer.  Judy pulls her strength from God and her faith and knows that John is now in the arms of Jesus and no longer suffering in his earthly body.  Prayers for peace and strength for Judy and her family…..thank you.



xxoo