Thursday, September 22, 2011

I've Got the Fever

If you are new here and don't know that I'm a retired shop owner...well get this...I've got the fever to start back at what I LOVE...selling home decor items. Okay ladies...I'm not going full power with this just yet...first I'm making some frames to sell to local shop owners and if I like how that goes...then I might just make some pillows and who knows...the next step I can see myself selling at some nearby shows. The business that I was in...was antiques/gift items and I was located in several upscale antique shops here along the gulf coast. I sold farmhouse...cottage and shabby chic style merchandise and lots and lots of vintage linens. So if I get back into the business again...I'm sure I will have the same style going on...until then...I'm just going to play around with some handmade (one of a kind) picture frames. How did all of this get started? best friend is just about to open a gift shop here in town and I offered to make her some picture frames for her shop and there you go...I caught the FEVER! Please be honest and tell what you think...that's what friends do:)
                                       Happy to have you here,
                                         Down on the farm!
                                 What a cute model I have here!
                                    We love our cotton here in the
                                              DEEP SOUTH!!!

                                        To be honest...I'm not really
                                        lovin' this just might
                                              be removed from the

                                        Now this one...I'm sooooo LOVIN'!!!
                                    The lighting is really poor here...sorry!
                                              Another cutie pie!!!!

                                             Just a start...I have so many
                                             more ideas on future ones,
                                             so stay tune there is more
                                                         to come!
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Artsy VaVa said...

I think your frames are great! You should do well selling those!

Andrea at blonde ambitions said...

Those frames are wonderful!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the clip board frame -awesome idea!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I Love your frames! Awesome idea!

Ann said...

Your frames are beautiful.

Love the one with the burlap ribbon ♥

Sheer Serendipity said...

I really like your frames, they are so unique!

Gail said...

Your frames are adorable! Love the burlap one.

Have a wonderful day,

Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling, Linda. I love the one with the cute baby!! Keep up the good work!!


Becca said...

Love your sweet frames, Linda! And, how wonderful you're going after your dreams! I've started making custom wreaths and am hopefully going after my dreams, too! Thanks for inspiring us ... you'll be very successful, I'm sure!

Lori said...

They are great, will keep you busy!

michelle said...

I love your frames Linda!! I think that they will do very well and I hope it all works out, that would be so much fun!

Donna said...

Adorable! Go for it!

Nicole said...

What a cute idea & I love the burlap ribbon! While I currently work a full time job, my dream is to own a antique shop with my mom and sisters..maybe one day.

I am a new follower to your blog and really enjoy it. I also have a new blog. I would love if you could follow me also. Thanks :)


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love them! You are so creative!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are all the sweet babies! What a great idea! ♥

Geneva said...

Very Sweet! I love the simplicity! I'm also a retired shop owner and know exactly what you're talking about... Is it something in our blood to want to dive back in? I'm thinking about an etsy shop myself...just haven't decided exactly what I want to do. Good luck with your venture... I'll follow your blog!

Honey at 2805 said...

You frames are so wonderfully creative, Linda! Congrats on your new business!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you participation!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Love the frames -- my only suggestion would be that the cross/clothespin one needs 'something' - maybe vintage jewelry or something on the clothes pin or modpodge the pin with pretty paper? You could add a small amount of stenciling or a graphic on the others? Wish I was in your shoes with a place to sell things!

Kelly said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I've never seen anything like them before which means you're on to something! I think they're very cute and cleverly put together. They truly look handmade with love. I say go for it. What do you have to lose? Any that don't sell you can always give as gifts yourself. With the holiday season coming up, you should do quite well.

Simply Sara said...

Great idea!!! Love the very first one. It's my fav!!

Vicki said...

First one is my favorite. Keep them coming!

The Tablescaper said...

Great ideas!

- The Tablescaper

Ellen said...

I wish you much success, and don't eliminate anything, there is someone out there who just might want that one thing, and sometimes it is just what abuyer may need at any given time. I love the baby one.
Happy Fall,

A Cottage Muse said...

Those are so cute and unique!
Have a great weekend!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a great idea. So glad to hear you are getting back into this. I'm trying to start an etsy and can't even come up with a name. :)

Tanya Anurag said...

These are super adorable!! I esp like the last one!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Linda! I love these especially the one with the baby photo. Best of luck in your new venture and thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Hi there! I am your newest follower. Thanks for the party. I am not sure if I am linking up right, I am new to linky parties. You can check my blog out to see if I've done it right.
Beautiful page!
Amber@ junkaholicsunanimous

gail said...

Linda--I like them all, but I love the painted one best! so sweet!
do they lean? or is there something on the back?
thanks for linking up!
ps catching you this week!

Jennifer said...

These are awesome!! Maybe if you embellished the clothespin it might work better.
Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love the frames! Good luck!

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