FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Thursday, December 9, 2010

We made it!!!!

Last Saturday we celebrated our open house. It took 4 months in the making. We opened because we have to. My husband wanted me to take it easy and take one more week, I felt that if I have done that I might as well take my Christmas down, too late in my opinion. Friday night before the opening we have boxes after boxes to unpack and merchandise. We decided (my friend Denise and me) it was not humanly possible to achieved. We loaded the back of both trucks and tarp over everything.  I went to bed at 3:30 and was up by 6:30. I went to the shop and worked with my friend Krista until 9:30, when she insisted I go and changed my pajamas before people started to show up. My friend Ms Ann prepared the most amazing food to share with the costumers and everybody seemed to have a great time. I could see the pride in my family's eyes and it warmed my heart. All the sacrifices, tears, prayers, whining, waiting, everything was so worth it. After 13 years my shop is all mine. I give the glory to God for His gifts and blessings, for His favor and love for us. Thank you to my angels, you know who you are. I LOVE YOU ALL. You made it possible because of your help and support. Enjoy some pictures of some vignettes around the shop. Some already changed.























 There is so much to be done, some final details and a lot of merchandising. Today I crafted even though I should have been working. Hum... tomorrow is another day. Blessings, Marta.

9 comments:

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow!!! Your store looks fabulous! So many beautiful vintage treasures and they are so artfully displayed! Wish I lived close by so I could visit your charming shop!
Hugs,
Michelle

Shelley said...

Congratulations Marta,your shop is wonderful...love that Raggedy Ann corner :) I know it must of been a huge labor of love but,it all came together just beautifully....blessings on your Christmas season...Shelley

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful, Marta!
I knew you'd have this new shop looking every bit as beautiful as the old one. :-)'

A Cottage Muse said...

Inspiration at it's best!!

vintagesue said...

pure texas awesomeness!!! way to go marta!!!!! your new shop looks as big as the old!!! you have maxed out the space and really used all your vertical places!! it looks totally beatiful!!! i know you are proud!!!!! have fun with it this holiday!!! take care
sue

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Oh dang I wish I could have been there but don't you fret. You are on my list to visit in June when I come out to texas to visit for 2 weeks. Can't wait - so don't go selling all the good stuff.
tammy

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Congratulations on your grand opening! Your shop looks fantastic! I only wish I was back in central Texas so I could stop by. My very best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and yours...

Jamie said...

It looks beautiful! I wish I knew where you were so I could come see it in person...wanna let me in on the secret?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog - I'm a junk lover, too. Now at the age of 71 I must decide how I'm going to dispose of it all. It's never a good idea to collect so much that it becomes a burden! The baby picture behind your doll holding the "children" sign is the same print that came with my crib when my mother bought it in 1939. A blessed and happy new year to you and yours.