Hello all! Did you think I disappeared? It’s been far too long since I’ve been here—and I’ve missed you!—but trust me when I say I haven’t been sitting around eating bonbons. 🙂
Some of you will remember when I shared how to get creative with old ornaments.
And when I got a little crazy making wreaths…
I sold a few on eBay, but they’re so fragile—and packaging/shipping costs so much—so I decided to try to find a new venue for selling them. You know… get “all in” or get out! I wanted to try once more since making these beauties brings me pure JOY—and because every wreath has a bit of a theme going on. And if you’re a regular here, you know how I LOVE themes!
The venue I chose: the Salvage Shop Holiday Market in Knoxville.
The Salvage Shop is an architectural salvage store run by Knox Heritage, premier historic preservation advocates in East Tennessee. Right up my alley!
Renaissance Man and I started thinking about how to display the wreaths. The criteria:
- not very expensive
Our solution: a barn full of reclaimed wood!
The next question: use the wood “as is”—or go back to bare wood?
“As is” won!
Then my sweet husband got busy building my display. I don’t call him Renaissance Man for nothing! And I used my Silhouette digital cutter to create a sign.
Here it is yesterday morning when we started setting up at The Salvage Shop.
Here’s how it looked all decked out in its holiday finery…
And a few close-ups for you…
If you live in the Knoxville area—or find yourself passing through beautiful East Tennessee in the next couple of weeks—why not stop by The Salvage Shop Holiday Market? You’ll see all kinds of antiques, repurposed items, and gifts from a variety of vendors. LOTS of creativity going on around there.
The Salvage Shop Holiday Market
619 N. Broadway
December 2 – 19, 2015
Wednesday through Friday: noon – 5:00
* * First Friday Party * *
December 4 (tomorrow!) from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
If you, too, find yourself running in circles during this holiday season… don’t forget to slow down and love on those around you. It’s YOU they really want for Christmas!
And if you’re in need of a little inspiration this season, check out this series from Christmas Past…
ENJOY this beautiful season. I hope to see you again soon!