Wednesday, June 10, 2009

its all about the STUFF




we had lots to do up high today....hanging the chandeliers, and putting up the big stained glass pieces... the long one is beautiful but hard to see here...
we love locker baskets...new or old....these are nice and big.... and in different colors....




part of the country room
and our new clocks


more boxes waiting to be opened

the big truck
jon in the driveway selling a nice big buffet right off the truck.....
this was a neat one with fancy legs.. ....i think she is going to turn it into a vanity for a double vessel sink ....he got 2 other ones , now in the rough room......

our sign wall



some good old stuff...


WE GOT SO MUCH THIS WEEK....
IN NEW ..... locker baskets, wall clocks, bird clocks, fun signs, more glass ball stakes,lots of chandeliers, iron angels, wine racks, iron rabbits...the big key west parrot bar butler...hes big....new flowers and wreaths, and placemats...


IN OLD..... BIG BEAUTIFUL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS...ONe LONG ONE WITH BEVELS AND A BIG FLEUR DE LIS.... blue and white pitcher, molds, bristol glass, old windows, more buffets, shutters, nice spoon carved dresser, old doll house, nice big group of costume jewelry, lots of cheap and usable small furniture..yelloware pitcher and salt,

FROM THE CARPENTERS.... several big hall mirrors , rehabbed into hall seats.in black white and red......barnwood tables...cheap.... window cupboards, big big harvest table...with nice fat legs... peace signs, 2 small counter/islands....and some fun door thingys...



so it feels good around here, we are packed full....i got some of the christmas from last week into the half price room....

...4H........we have had several kids in lately looking for things for their recycled projects..... one looked so fun and different.......a paned window on top of a chicken crate with porchpost legs.....for a coffee table....seems like a great way to enter the wonderful world of rehabbing and creating with the used and the antique....i always give them http://www.robojunker.com/ for all kinds of recycled ideas...
i love this place ,,one day i get to hear reports about the rich and famous or the big time decorators and how they are shopping, from my dealer customers who do the big shows and the next day i hear about a creative little kid looking for a 4h project...or a country mom needing the right thing for her porch... ...funny thing is, all might be looking at and buying from us the same kind of thing....




like the mop bucket jon got......it was left for the trash pick up after an auction....we got it....it was what they call a Cadillac, it has the wringer on it and wheels..... that day it was a total reject with no value.... jon kept it for awhile and finally brought it out...we put a price on it and it sold to a big house on an expensive lake and now it has a new life ....to keep the beer cold on the deck... maybe it will be in a magazine someday if that house gets featured....

we will be a mess today...with a big load of boxes to deal with....but it should all be out and priced by the weekend.....we are dealing with 4 pallets of new stuff in 2 days, FROM 2 PLACES...that doesnt usually happen..we got half of it done yesterday.....i am always amazed to see a big 53ft truck maneuver into our dock...its as long as our parkinglot.....

5 comments:

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

I would have soooo much fun with your spending budget. Looks funner than christmas everyday at your shop, no kidding.

ann at greenoak said...

thanks brenda...!!!our customers do expect something different everytime they come....!!i could never retire...i would go broke with my spending habits ,,,
.i pass up so much neat stuff as well.... like this week a guy had piles of amature old paintings....which i find so interesting....but i already have lots and hardly any sell.....

Susan said...

OMG! What a stash!!!! I LOVE those locker baskets!!!!!!!1
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

red.neck chic said...

dangit - that truck should unload in Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great load! I love the baskets!!!



I love your blog - so I had to share my happiness with you!!! You have been tagged by me (did I mention reading your blog makes me happy? LOL) - go check it out!!!

Now...when is that truck making a delivery here?

:-) Robelyn

ann at greenoak said...

hey robelyn!!! thanks.....i would love to see your texas shows and meet you in person....
we do sell to several dealers who do the big texas shows.....so some of our stuff gets down there..im going to check out your blog.......ann