This weekend was crazy! Or…maybe abnormal is a better term…and very full! I spent Friday afternoon on a “picking” spree (not wedgies or bogies as my husband likes to joke), but antiques. Best of all, I got to do it with my favorite Virginia pickers, Sally and her husband! It was like old times. sigh

Then, on Saturday my yard saling trek took a slightly abnormal turn southward which landed us at the Salvation Army store. A few hundred dollars and three truckloads later my husband did some mass re-arranging in the storage unit to try and get everything to fit. It’s PACKED! I couldn’t fit another piece of furniture if I tried.

It’s a good thing, too because on Sunday, I stopped by the store to get a head start on re-arranging for the Holiday Stroll (which is this Friday at 6:00 pm) and ended up selling three large pieces of furniture. By the end of the day, I just stood in the middle of the store, looking at an empty north wall thinking, “oh shoot. What am I gonna do now?”

All that to say, I have a tremendously busy week ahead of me and  a lot of furniture to get ready for our biggest night of the year (The Holiday Stroll…this Friday at 6:00 pm)!

In the meantime, as I was moving things, re-stocking wax brushes and setting up a new paint display, I was thinking about how much of a bigger variety I have to sell this year as opposed to last year (specifically, at the Holiday Stroll on Friday night)!

Paper wreaths, much like the ones we sold last year, but a better variety with vintage flair! This year, they are just $32 and the sale of each wreath is benefiting the Cornerstone Woman’s Ministry Outreach Program.

Artist and photographer, Michelle Black has a whole new line of Christmas projects that she is bringing! I haven’t seen what she is working on, but I know it’s gonna be good stuff and perfect as teacher gifts.

I’ve been spending a bit more time being crafty and pulling together “leftovers” from other projects to make Christmas decorations. This is just one of them…a broken violin, canvas painting and some free Christmas greens that were given to me turned wall art! I also have some awesome pennants that are adorned with vintage baby dresses. You’ll have to stop by to see that one!

Large burlap bows! I LOVE these! $10 each and perfect for the rustic, vintage and earthy Christmas Tree or mantle piece!

Lest you think we forgot about Thanksgiving, we still have a few fall items left!

My personal favorite are these silverware pockets! I bought 100 burlap bags, gave them to Michelle Black and asked her what she could do with them!

This was her brilliant creation. Best of all, they are machine washable!

And, if you are like me and say “I could totally do that myself,” we are selling the blank bags for just $1 each!

The printed ones are $5 each and come in a pre-packaged set of four. Such a perfect hostess gift.

There are also a couple of Thanksgiving wood art pieces left and these are just $9.

A handmade quilted wall hanging for $35! Beautiful!

And, a festive throw pillow cover. How cute would this look outside on the front porch on a chair or bench? Hand sewn and adorned with vintage pieces for $35.

By the way, did I mention that the Holiday Stroll is this Friday night, from 6:00-9:00 pm! We are soooo not ready…but, by Friday, we’ll be smokin’…guaranteed! And, I’ll have the pictures to prove it.

Last thing, stay tuned for a blog post about a project that was the most epic fail of all things I’ve ever done. Epic, I say!

I leave you pondering what it could be. Until then…