Thursday, September 27, 2012

Makin' Stuff and Oktoberfest

Tis the Season to MAKE STUFF!!!

 We've decided that the past few weeks have been the start to the holiday season.... lots of customers are buying our handmade stuff.   We're busy makin' stuff... trying to keep up with the fall goodies... but also anticipating Christmas.

Heading out on a buying trip this week.... And then we hope to add a "Here Comes Christmas Corner" to the booth.  Just a small preview of all the Holiday Happys that are on the way!!!

One 'shout out' for some fellow crafters who are makin' cute stuff!!.... Paper Cowgirl is a fun group of ladies who do wonderful retreats and events... Their fall event "Something Wicked" is coming up October 12-13.  Check out their website for more information.

One more thing!
Are you planning on joining us for Downtown McKinney's Oktoberfest this weekend?  It will be fun... Plan on coming up, having a brat, listening to some music, and doing some shopping at our street fair... ACM Vendors will be set up outside of the mall with lots of vintage goodness.  Then come inside where the a/c will be goodness!

 (Booth 58 won't be setting up outside this year... just in our normal spot inside.. with that good a/c!)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday at the Mall

Today we will go upstairs and have our Monday in the Mezzanine
at Antique Company Mall.   Make sure you always make a trip upstairs when you are shopping ACM.  Always great deals up there!

Have you heard about Butch's fans?  What a great collection he has up there.  See the pink one? Watch your fingers!

Lilly Lane has a knack for fluffin' her booth.  It always looks great.
Melanie's booth is ready for Happy Candy Day!  She has added lots of handmade items... I loved this "Wicked" piece... Cute!

Pepper's upstairs spot is filled with great stuff.  I noticed this sled.... Perfect for a front porch decoration this winter.

Carolyn and Kent have a big area upstairs where they have lots of vintage magazines and newspapers.  You never know what you are gonna find up there.

More from Carolyn and Kent.....  This summer I stumbled across a lobster trap up here.  My nautical themed playroom couldn't live with out it!  It is perched on top of a wardrobe now and it is quite the conversation starter. 

See what I mean when I say that you have to make time to climb the stairs? 
There is sure to be a treasure waiting for you too!
Happy Monday at the Mall

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What's new?

We brought Thanksgiving into Booth 58 this weekend. 

 It seems like Thanksgiving gets the short end of the stick now a days... especially in retail world.   We are trying to make sure Booth 58 gives thanks for at least a couple weeks before the Christmas merriment begins to take place.... oh so soon...

Yep, that's right, we will be bringing Christmas in soon.  We heard our first Christmas carol on Saturday as we made a Hobby Lobby run.. Little Brother found a singing Rudolph and made sure he tried it out.... It worked - loud and clear!  (I am not ready for Christmas carols quite yet - I'm kind of funny about that - are you?)  Later, we had a crafting party and created some new goodness for the booth.  Can't wait to show you.  But not too soon!  We must remember to be thankful first!!! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday at the Mall

"M" is for Monday!
Come see a few pieces that caught my eye this weekend...

So much beautiful furniture at ACM.  Gorgeous antiques... Anyone looking for a great piece to fill a wall?
 Lots more orange and black being added everyday... Come see!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Best Places to Live...

Did you know that McKinney, TX made Money Magazine's List of America's Best Small Cities again this year?  And we moved up from #5 to #2! 

We think Downtown McKinney helps make this city even better!  Here are a few events going on in the coming months that you don't want to miss.  I copied this info from the McKinney website.  Mark your calendars. 

Visit Beth's blog at On the Square to find out about what else is going on around the square. 

Oktoberfest - Sept 28-29th
McKinney meets Bavaria on September 28 - 29, 2012! Drawing on the colorful tradition that began in Munich, Germany in 1810, the McKinney Oktoberfest will represent many things to many people. We will celebrate our diversity with a cultural event that reflects the many contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas. We will enjoy a fun, family-friendly event that will offer authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children's activities and much more.

Antique Company Mall will join in on the German fun by hosting an antique faire in the front of our building... lots of vendors will be set up outside.  Last year was great... Come see what is out there this time.
Scare on the Square - October 31st
McKinney's annual Scare on the Square has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters enjoying hayrides, treats and a safe, secure family fun Halloween event. Historic Downtown is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely, going shop to shop for goodies. Bring your little gobblins and join us for Scare on the Square!

Dickens of a Christmas - 32nd Annual
Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday, November 23- Sunday, November 25
Downtown McKinney’s premier festival, the 32nd annual Dickens of a Christmas. The event has an old fashioned, Victorian Christmas atmosphere with horse-drawn carriages, traveling carolers, visits with Santa Claus, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and activities for all ages; plus a chance to finish all that holiday shopping in one place with over 100 boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, and apparel, gift and antique shops.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Fall When...

A couple weeks of school under our belts, a cool front, football season in full swing, and pumpkin spice lattes being served at Starbucks now.... It is fall now.   I stole the post title "It's Fall When..." from Starbucks.. and this quote too...

Feeling the crunch of leaves under your feet while enjoying the sweet goodness of a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
We hear crunching leaves under our feet here in McKinney too ... but it is because all the trees have died from heat stress... But that is another story.  We are thankful it is fall on the calendar...and in the coffee shop!

A couple additions to Booth 58 this week... that make it feel like fall:

found this pic that someone posted on Starbucks' site too....

Loved the idea on the window.. "Find Your Fall Rhythm".  We are getting into the Fall Rhythm at our house... and at the Booth in Antique Company Mall.  Love Love Love it!  Now, I am off to turn my a/c really low so that I can drink a PSL!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday at the Mall

Happy Monday! Today, I want to point out a booth that always has some fun stuff....  Keep walking back through Antique Company Mall away from Booth 58.  She is located several spaces to the right.

Aren't these paper flowers wonderful?  She sold out of them last month... and now has a full new stock.

A wall of hub caps embellishes the back wall of her long booth.... Great idea for decorating a little fellow's room -right?

She always has great burlap projects - like these pillows.  You can also buy rolls of burlap ribbon from her... a popular item at ACM.
And lots of other unique one-of-a-kind goodies.  This wedding day sequence of events all framed together has always been one of my faves.

Have a wonderful week from the Booth 58 Gang!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's new?

A few of our Booth 58 "newbies" this week....
lot and lots of antlers... is it deer season yet?
new chalkboards ...made out of old cabinet doors

lots and lots of new "vintage" postcards for the fall... they are going fast!

Another Mr. 58 original - 
A couple of weeks ago, we sold 2 of Dad's cubbies in one day!  I had a ba-zillion "smalls" sitting around the booth that all needed new spots.  This time, we only put a few things in each slot!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday at the Mall

Been a busy week for us with school starting. Mom and I found time to work in the booth and add some more treasures.
For today's Monday at the Mall, we decided to walk through the downstairs of ACM and find ten things that jumped out at us.... Nothing specific... just goodies that we liked alot. It was hard to pick just ten!

We hope you liked our ten finds today! 
Happy Labor Day.
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