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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dreaming. Setting Goals. Accomplishing. Smile...

For as long as I can remember... and we're talking decades here... I have dreamed of having my own little booth in an antique store somewhere... On August 1st... that dream came true... I found a spot... well...about 100 square feet... in the Blue Hills Antique Mall... and finally just told myself... "go ahead.. do it!".. and I did.

Ricky's daughter Jen, and I, painted on Saturday, July 23rd... (Jen painted the large shelving unit..it was hospital green!) and then this weekend Ricky helped me loading in the "stuff"... and then.. well... who knows... all I know is that French Lique has finally found a home... more photos to come soon! Keep watchin'...

Vintage china and depression glass... along with a few other pretties found while thrifting in south Texas... I have to admit.. it's shabby chic.. but not too shabby. ...and remember my chair from Beverly's Glory B?

Well, here she is, filled to the brim with handmade pillows. I really do love this shabby chair...

So, in case you've been wondering what I've been up to this summer down here in French Lique...

PS... my first sale occurred on Saturday... one of my sister's beautiful handmade aprons... I've always told her they'd sell like hotcakes! Thanks Lili... I love you a bunch... more fabric will be on it's way soon!

PSS... for those of you that would like to come by, Geronimo only has one main road... State Highway 123... and the Blue Hills Mall is on the main drag... come on by! Blue Hills is open every day except Wednesday 10-5, and Sunday 1-5... It's big... bring you walking shoes... and they take cash, checks and plastic!

PSSS.... Pink price tags?! Is there another color?!

35 comments:

Cindy said...

Congratulations Dixie! That is just fabulous and everything looks so fresh and pretty! Cindy

Pat said...

Congrats!! That's wonderful!!

Laura said...

Oh Miss Dixie- congratulations.

Your booth looks so pretty- I can't wait to see more photos.

Are stores in Geronimo open on Sunday afternoon??

Laura

Joy said...

I am so excited for you. I love the pink tags. Is that intentional?
You did a lovely job setting it up.

Aprons are definitely making a comeback. Take a picture of the apron. I've made a couple recently I'm starting to wear them more often.
Congratulations

Joy

MiMi said...

Awesome! I haven't been to the Crafters Mall in forever. We have one about 30 miles away, and I love to visit, the booths all have such different things and I LOVE IT!
Congratulations.
Macey

MiMi said...

OH! I just saw you're reading What the Dead Know. I wanna read that. You'll have to let me know if it's any good. :)

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations Dixie! Your space looks lovely. And I love your use of the chair, so pretty! Would love to see pictures of the aprons. Here's to your success (sorry, I'm toasting you with coffee since it's 5 am, but the thought is there lol) Hugs, Kathy.

Beth said...

Congratulations! I had a booth for awhile, and it was great fun. Your pillows are gorgeous!

Sharlotte said...

Congratulations! What fun I know you'll have. Everything looks so pretty and fresh. It would really draw my attention, I would LOVE to visit your booth! Love the pink tags!

Barbara said...

Well Lady...this is wonderful, I am so happy for you and your booth looks great. I love to see people have their dreams come true.
Now tell me where the Mall is you are at and I might just drop in one day.

Barbara

Candy said...

BEAUTI-FULL!!! Now I really can't wait to get over there. AWESOME. Wish I could have seen the apron. And the Glory B chair is perfect.

Dixie said...

Of course the pink tags were on purpose... is there another color? LOL...

The antique mall is open everyday except Wednesday.. 10-5... Sunday 1-5... ya'll come!

Angela said...

Congratulations Dixie!!! That sounds sooooo exciting!

Hugs,
Angela

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Many Congrats to you!! So, is this shop down from Glory B's? We only stopped at Bev's place when we came through.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Awesome!! Way to make your dream a reality!!

Amy

Lucy said...

Mmmmmmm....I truly wish I was in your neck of the woods. And I'd like to just follow you around to junk sales. I keep finding junk.

Willow said...

Your booth looks lovely. Congrats on it. I wished I lived nearby to visit it.

Willow

Dawn said...

Awe, Dixie that is so cool. I'm so proud of you! So...when does the online shop open for us ladies so far from French Lique, Texas?
Dawn

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
Oh my goodness congratulations to you.
How terribly exciting.
Looking forward to seeing all the great photos to come.
You have been busy !
Thank you for sharing this awesome moment with us.
May the lord bless your new adventure with great happiness and profits too!
I wish I lived closer .
Maybe someday I can get hubby to take a little road trip :)
Geronimo sounds like a lot of fun !!!!!!!!
Blessings to you for the rest of the week.
Big hugs and again congrats on the new adventure.
Happy Trails

Keetha Broyles said...

I wish you all the success in the world. Your booth is adorable.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Congrats on your dream coming true, Dixie. Your booth looks very inviting☺

Aimee said...

That's great! I'm so excited for you.

Thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving such sweet comments!If you get a chance, come by my blog and say hi!
Have a great week,
Aimee

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh, Dixie - we just moved our booth out of Blue Hills last Friday! Can't believe we just missed each other. We moved over to Gruene Flea Antique Mall. I love Blue Hills but it's just too far for us to maintain the booth and my partners live by the new booth. We'll be back by to see your booth and wish you all the luck in the world there - your shop looks wonderful. Stop by our blog...Bella Blues...the link is on my blog. xoxo Nancy

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Congrats Dixie!! I know the feeling. I had two spaces at a famous Antique Mall in Agoura Hills, CA! Rachel Ashwell was a frequent shopper as well as the local celebs!!! It was a lot of fun.... I lived and breathed garage saling, thrift shopping, creating and parting with my treasures! Enjoy!!!

Bill said...

Hi Dixie,
Your new booth looks great! Congratulations! I wish you great success.

I appreciate the visit and the nice comment. I hope you'll post a picture of your new, vintage silverware in its new, vintage storage chest! Do you know what pattern it is? I'll bet it's beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You'll have the cutest booth in the mall. When I clicked on your blog and saw that header, I thought it was just so charming, and then I read your post and find that it is in your booth! Congratuations, and good luck! Sounds like so much fun. Wish I could come shopping there. laurie

xinex said...

Congrats and good luck, Dixie! That will be so much fun....Christine

bj said...

I'm just about to have a hissy fit...I am so happy for you cause I know you are going to have such a great time. My mother and I always wanted a little
used furniture/crafty place..just never followed thru on it. I sure wish now that we would have.
Good, good luck down there in French Lique!! *smile

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Yeah Dixie!!! How wonderful for you. Love your blog. Hugs, Patricia

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Congratulations! Your space looks wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting me today! I have added your name to my give away...
hope you are having a happy day.
xoxo Lidy

Lavender Chick said...

Oh I would love to come by! This just might have to be my next road trip. Congratulations on finally making the plunge

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Dixie!!

I'm soooo excited for you! It's so much fun...kind of playing store, but without having to be there allll the time. My DH's and I did it a few years ago too....then we moved way to far away to commute...so we decided to empty out our little space....it turned out to be pretty good timing, I broke my leg a couple of months later and would NEVER have been able to work on it.

Wishing you blessings and TONS of sales. Your space is just adorable...oh how I wish I didn't live a gazillion miles away!

Big congratulatory hugs!
Spence

dana said...

I dream of being in an antique shop again, too, Dixie. The one I'd like to be in, near me, doesn't want "handmades" mixed with the vintage. Since I make and sell lots of seasonal items, and have always done well with them in shops, I just decided to find another spot someday. I also sell vintage finds, but I like the mix of pillows, runners and seasonal decor with them....oh well, his loss! :) I have enough sales lined up to keep me way tooooooo busy anysay......what was I thinking?
Your booth looks good---I can't believe Nancy moved out as you moved in! I had to leave one, too, a couple of years ago because it was so far away...my gas guzzling van was eating up my profits! :)
I'm looking forward to lots more pictures....have fun with your new adventure!!! Oh, and your chair looks great piled high with those pillows.
L, Dana

Junque Couture said...

Beautiful! I wish I lived close enough to visit!

~CC Catherine said...

Oh Dixie Friend, you are gonna be busy...and I'm so happy for you! I used to have a booth in an antique mall when I lived in NC and I loved it. I almost signed a contract a couple months ago and my Beloved Hubby thinks I already have too much on my plate (which I do), but I SOOOOOO want to revisit this type of love again soon. Of course, mine would most likely be about creating Distressed Furniture pieces and having items that are French and Fun.... I'll Dream on it..... :) Hope and pray yours is a TREMENDOUS success! :) ~CC Catherine