Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NTT No.89...GRAND OPENING and a GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone to the GRAND OPENING of my shop...COASTAL CHARM INTERIORS!!! I'm so happy to have you here and I hope you enjoy yourself. I have been doing a lot of praying about this for some time now...asking God to show me what I should do with my life and I feel that he has put me in a wonderful place...everything is just falling in place, doors are opening up at every step I'm taking and I haven't been this happy, in a very long time. You see, I LOVE to decorate, it's my passion and this opportunity is helping put JOY into my life...THANK YOU LORD for answering my prayers. I hope to be able to share with all of you next week about an opportunity that might even open bigger doors...if this happens...I think I will have to pinch myself and wake myself up from this DREAM! My first real day for business was on Saturday (since I was in my space all day Thursday and Friday getting it all ready) and I went by on Sunday afternoon and to my surprise, I had already made my rent for a full month...are you kidding me? I had sold two chairs, a very large chalkboard, mirror and a couple of smalls...oh my...I better get some more things painted and get them in there before this BIG weekend...wish me luck. On Sunday I put up a Christmas tree, but I was so busy that I forgot to take some pics, so I will share it later this week.  First I'm going to share pics from the shop, but please be sure to stay with me, because I have the cutest Coastal Christmas ornament ever to give to one of you...info about the GIVEAWAY will be after the pics.
                                               Your coastal friend,
                                                         Linda
                                               Come on in my friends!
                                 Had to have lots of COTTON...the shoppe
                               where I'm located is called...COTTON CITY
                                         ANTIQUES in Mobile, Alabama.

                            If this church painting is still around after Christmas...I
                               might bring it home to my nest...it would look great
                                                         in my cottage!

                                                      Coastal touch!

                                  I am really pleased with how my screens and
                                drop cloth curtains turned out to define my space.

                                       I will say this...my primitive school desk
                                        is by far my favorite piece of furniture,
                                                            LOVE IT!!!!
                                       I think that it would make a wonderful
                                        sofa table or even a great foyer table.
                                              This chair...SOLD!
                                     NICE does MATTER...don't you think?


                                       My sweet great nephew Blake!
                                     I will have some of these MASON
                                      JARS picture frames in my nest!



                                             If time allows..I'm painting
                                           this piece of luggage WHITE.
                                            HUGE Chalkboard...SOLD!!!
                                           An Annie Sloan painted table.
                                               French style burlap aprons!
                                       I have two of these "cool" bread
                                        pans from a New York bakery,
                                      while I was there on Sunday, they
                                        were the big talk..so many neat
                                        ideas on how to use them that I
                                            shared with my customers.

                                   These two fun paintings from the 60's would
                                          be so perfect for a doctors office!

                                        Christmas wreath...SOLD!!!
                                Perfect for a nursery or baby shower decor!


                               
                                  Now it's time for the GIVEAWAY!!!!
With Christmas right around the corner, we are all little busy bees getting our homes all decked out with
beautiful Christmas decor. Well how about winning a darling little COASTAL ornament for your tree? Dana over at CEREUS ART has donated this DRIFTWOOD CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT for one of you to WIN!!!! Here I have some info about this goodie...this is a 4" Christmas tree that is ready for your holiday celebrations. Made with authentic driftwood collected from the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, this tree has a golden starfish at the top and a sea biscuit base. Now let's see what you need to do to enter...
1. Go over to her Etsy Shoppe...look around and come back and tell us your favorite item...3 entries
2. Follow Dana on FACEBOOK...2 entries
3. Follow Dana on TWITTER...2 entries
4. Follow Coastal Charm blog...1 entry

***5 entries ladies...GOOD LUCK to all!!***
The GIVEAWAY will end Sunday Nov. 27 at midnight and the WINNER will be announced on Monday Nov.28.
After Christmas is over...I would hang it on
a lamp...for year round enjoyment!

Linking up to these fun parties...come
on over and join me....

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****
1 Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here.

2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY projects...love seeing what y'all can make on a dime!

3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.



120 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun is that, Linda! Congratulations! I am shopping your photos! lol Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

You shop looks fabulous! I hope all continues well for you. Warm Hugs,

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I'm so happy for you Linda! Your shop looks fantastic! So great when God steps in and blesses our path. Wishing you much happiness and many sales!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Congrats on your beautiful little shop, love it and would love to come shopping, if only I lived down south! :) xoxo

Kari said...

Your shop is adorable!! I so wish I lived closer so I could come visit. :(

Brandi said...

Your shop looks great Linda! I've seen so much that I would love to have in my home! Wishing you all the best! : )

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Congratulations on your grand opening! Sounds like you're off to a great start!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Linda, I am so excited for you! Your shop looks wonderful! I saw so many great pieces there! I wish you much success!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Linda, your booth looks amazing! I'm sure you're going to be a very busy lady restocking that space! I love your style!

Thanks for the chance to win the ornament. Yes, I'm a happy follower.

Thanks too for hosting the party!

Happy Thanksgiving.
Pam

Donna said...

Linda,
You should be HAPPY and filled with JOY! Everything is so pretty and I know you have put so many hours in your area full of goods!
Now if I could only find something to make me happy again ...
Hugs,
Donna

A Vintage Green said...

Your shop is wonderful - and FULL of great furniture, collectibles, Christmas decor ... and ...
Thanks for hosting.
-Joy

sissie said...

Congratulations Linda on opening up your new space. I think that it looks fabulous. I'm not surprised that you have already sold things because I see lots of pretties that I'd like to buy. You are going to be a hit!

hugs
Sissie

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you have some amazing stuff. I love so much of it but the galvanized tool box with little wooden handle really caught my eye.

Your shop will do fabulous!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! I love your shop!!! AND how awesome to make rent so fast...only good things ahead for you my dear! I could spend hours in there drooling!
xoxoxo
*hugs*deb

Simply Beautiful Now said...

Lovely lovely store! Congrats! I can see why the chalkboard sold so quickly. I could spend all afternoon browsing in there...thanks for sharing.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your shop is fabulous, I love so many things you have there! God bless you this Thanksgiving and always. Thank you for having me and for the giveaway chance. FABBY

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linda your space is charming, fun and interesting! All the things needed to be a success! I know you are so happy it is open! I am a happy follower of your blog and think that sweet ornament would look great in my home! hugs, Linda

Toni said...

Linda - Your new shop looks great! I wish you much sucess. I am a follower and would love to win that sweet ornament.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my Cereus Art Etsy shop has such cute things. I love the little starfish santa ornaments in bathing suit and sunglasses! cute!!! hugs, Linda

CereusArt said...

Congratulations on your shop! Wishing you every good thing that life has to offer! :)

Jacky said...

I don't even know you but I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful shop, you have so many pretty things and I love the cotton sprinkled throughout. Best of luck to you.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow Linda, everything looks fabulous! great job!!

Pam said...

Linda, I am so impressed. Your space is so cute and filled with such great items. You are going to do so well there. And I love your screen door divider idea.

Kathe said...

Ack! Your shop is so stinkin' cute! I wanna come and visit and browse and buy! Good luck to you friend!

Gail said...

I'm so happy for you Linda! Your shop looks fabulous. I'm not surprise that you have already done well....I seen a lot of things I would love to have.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

DogsMom said...

congratulations on the new shop AND making rent the very first day.
I am GREEN (envious)
I love Dana's starfish creations, like this Santa http://www.etsy.com/listing/81535633/starfish-ornament-snowman-with-christmas

DogsMom said...

Of course I am following you

DogsMom said...

following Dana on Facebook now

Olive Cooper said...

Linda, the shop is wonderful. So many items appeal to me. Love all the bins and baskets. Thanks for hosting. Happy Thanksgiving ♥ Olive

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congratulations on your new booth! The pictures are so inviting...I'm sure you'll do great!

Blue Creek Home said...

OMG!! Your booth turned out A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
You truly do have a special touch - I so desperately need to redo mine.
I love all of your goodies - you really found great items for your grand opening.
Wish I could come down and shop!
Rhonda

Judy said...

Wow Linda! I see a lot of things I would love, especially that burlap pillow with writing! Tell me where the antique market is located so I'll know next time I'm down your way.

WDE!
Judy

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

It looks amazing. Congratulations!!! xoxo

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Great giveaway -- the starfish santas are my fave :)

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Congratulations on our booth, it is amazing. You definitely have the touch. Love the little ladder, pillow, baskets, desk etc. You did yourself proud! I wish you great success! Thanks for hosting this party!

Sue said...

Oh how fun! Sure wish there were some nice places around here that have openings- I'd so love to have a booth. Yours looks wonderful- full of pretties and fun things~ I know it takes a lot of work to get organized- glad you're making rent so fast! Best of luck in the months to come, Linda. :-) Have a happy turkey day, too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, your booth is filled with all things I love. I was taking a close look at everything. I adore the church painting. Wish I lived closer. Love the silver pitcher I saw in one of the pictures, too and of course the mounted antlers are calling my name.

andrea said...

Your booth looks adorable! The arrangemnts are very inviting and hopefully this weekend will bring you good sales! Thanks for hosting every week, andrea@townandprairie

Barbara said...

Really lovely shop...would so love to spend hours just wondering around it. Good luck with it...I am sure it will be a success for you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Linda!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So many great things you have. It would be so fun to spend some time shopping there.

Debbie refreshrestyle said...

Oh my, I see several things that I need! Did you say the shop is in Mobile? I love your space!
I would love to win the ornament! I am a follower! Thanks for hosting!
Debbie

Betsy said...

I want to come over and shop. Your space is packed full of the best eye candy!! It's no wonder you did so well your first weekend. Better get busy re-stocking!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Have fun with your cute shop I know you have all the things people are looking for

love the baby in the jar and I seen a few things I like very much for my house

Betsy said...

Thanks for the chance to win the sweet driftwood ornament. I'm already one of your followers and was also checking out Dana's Etsy shop. I really like the starfish ornament.

A Few Pennies said...

So awesome! Yes, "nice" does matter--I love that sign and all the other eye candies in your booth. Gorgeous stuff. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I saw so many items in your shop that I'd love to have. It looks fabulous and I wish you much success. I'm glad that you are happy with your new venture. Thanks for the chance to win this driftwood ornament. I checked out Dana's Etsy shop and I love those starfish santas as well as several of her gift tags.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your shop looks wonderful! I would love a chance to win the ornament, as I am a huge ocean beach fan! I already follow your blog & am joining in on your linky party for the 1st time!
Blessings,
Cindy

Blessings from Cindy said...

The driftwood ornament & the Sand dollar Ornament are my favorites!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You shop looks wonderful Linda. I love that metal tool caddy! I'll be away this week but I'm sure when I get back you will have sold a ton more!
Love that driftwood ornament!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The driftwood ornament is my favorite but I also love the shell garland. Both the scallop and the capiz.

Vicki said...

Your booth looks amazing! I love so many things. I would have a hard time deciding which get to come home with me! What a darling tree ornament. I have a friend decorating her tree at their beach condo this year. She would love this and that shell garland in her shop. Take care and good luck with the sales this weekend.

Jamie said...

Congrats on your grand opening. You are amazing. Thank you so much for hosting another fabulous party.
Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.

Scribbler said...

Good for you -- finding something you really want to do, and then just doing it! It looks like a great adventure, and I wish you success.

LDH said...

Stopping by for the first time and linking to your Nifty Thrifty Tuesday! Sweet place you have here! Looking forward to perusing your blog and visiting other participants.

Kindly, Lorraine

erin of salvagedwhimsy said...

Thanks for hosting. I love your booth space - beautiful things and great ideas.

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I love the capize shell garland.. I have always love the way they shimmer!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

I am a follower of yours! Linking up this week with some DIY snow baby faces.

Kerry Rossow said...

Nice DOES matter! I love that sign!
Thank you so much for hosting!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Teri said...

My favorite thing is the driftwood tree. We just got back from Scotland and I didn't find enough driftwood to make anything! :-{

Teri said...

And I follow your blog!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Linda,
Congrats on your new retail space. Everything looks so beautiful. Glad to hear your off to a good start. Continued success! As for the giveaway, my favorite is the sea urchin ornament.

Kim, USA said...

I like the driftwood Christmas tree. ^_^

Lynda said...

Linda - Congratulations on opening your shop. The photos look amazing! You have such a great eye for creating enticing little vignettes. Best wishes for your new adventure!

Kim, USA said...

Following Facebook!

Kim, USA said...

Following Twitter too!

Amy said...

Just wanted to drop a line to congratulate you on your shop! You have a beautiful store and I love your taste! Nicely done. I wish I'm living around your area cos I know I'll stop by your store to shop very often! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wonderful booth!! It looks huge, I would love to have a peg wall! so glad you are having fun, I can see now just how busy you have been! Congratulations!

Carol

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Oh yea! Congrats on the success of your new shop :) I love all of the cotton and I can spy quite a few items that I would love to take home :) Thanks for hosting!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

a big, fat congratulations to you! your space looks beautiful--such a great variety of goods!

what a week to celebrate thanksgiving!!

enjoy!

Cindy said...

Your shop looks amazing Linda!!! So happy your first weekend was such a great success and I hope so many more for you!!!

Becca said...

Your space looks amazing, Linda! Congratulations! I could spend a LOT of time in your fabulous space ... you're going to be super successful. Look forward to seeing more. And, thank you for hosting.

Candice said...

Congratulations on your shop!! It looks so fun!

Lori said...

You did such a fabulous job! Everything is just perfect. Oh you will so make rent each month and then some.

Happy Thanksgiving! Lori

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Thank you for hosting! Your shoppe!!!! LOVE! You know what I love about your placement? Most booths or shops arrange where it is hard to view the items. Yours stand out and are grouped so well! I cannot wait to see what your next "step" is. It has been fun watching from here! Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It seems like you are off to a great start, Linda! Much luck! Your booth looks wonderful. Thanks for hosting!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I'm so happy your first day went so well. Your shop is beautiful!
I linked up to the party but when I added the link to my blog post I got an error. I'll come back and try it later. You know I always link back! Got that internal server error, bummer.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations, your shop is fantastic. I wish you every success. Thanks for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Linda your shop looks AMAZING!! I'm so happy for you! Wish I lived closer because I see a lot of pretties that would be making their way home with me:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Martina

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow your store looks amazing! I'm sure it will be a huge success. You've got the eye for display!!! Gorgeous!

The Midwest Cottage said...

Holy cow that was a huge list of comments! I just wanted to say how beautiful your space looks. I too just took this chance. It's worth it. Congrats and good luck to you!

Curtains In My Tree said...

I looked around at the tesy shop and love the shell garland capri shell w/ teal coral

i had never seen shell garland and really like it

Janice

Lora said...

What an opportunity... you must be thrilled. Best of luck. I've enjoyed reading your blog.

Terry said...

Linda, I have experienced this same growth and feeling when opening up a booth at my local antique mall almost a year ago. I can't believe how easy it is to make the rent via sales. Now you are in the land of "filling the booth". because based on the pictures you have shown, you booth is fabulous and should get lots of traffic and attention. Keep up the good work. It's fun too.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, I am so happy everything is going well for you! Your booth looks wonderful and I know you will have so much fun with this new venture. Congrats on your first sales! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Sherry

Junky Vagabond said...

You've done a fantastic job on your booth - it's sure to bring people in to see more of what's in there! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for hosting!

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so happy for you Linda!
Your space looks fabulous! ~ wish I could shop there, I saw lots of great things!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Your shop looks great -- congratulations!

Carly said...

Congrats on your shop! It looks great! I like the mason jar with your dear baby!
Thanks for hosting another great party!
Carly

Tina said...

Your shop looks absolutely wonderful! I would love to shop in there.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love the starfish Santas and the driftwood Christmas trees. Thanks for the giveaway.

gail said...

So happy for you! Your shop looks fabulous! Wishing you the best!
gail

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Wow! Your shop is Beautiful! Would love to shop there! Did you make the wreath, I love it! Just joined your party~

Veronica said...

Dear Linda. I would like to wish you all the best and may it just grow beyond your wildest dreams! Wonderful to have prayers answered!! May there be many many more blessings for you.

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds.

PS; Everything looks perfectly charming!!

Miss Kitty said...

Congratulations, Linda! Your space looks awesome...so many great items! Are you going to the Auburn/Alabama game this weekend? War Eagle anyway!

Cottage and Broome said...

Your shops looks wonderful, I wish I could come and shop! Thanks for hosting again this week, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Laura

Sylvia said...

Hi Linda, I missed Thrifty Tuesday but I wanted to let you know that your booth looks wonderful with lots of eye candy! I love that 3 tiered corner shelf and I am so glad you made first months rent!!! It's so exciting to rent space and from what I can see you will be a huge success.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Sylvia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm wishing you all the best and much success! I looked Dana's etsy store! WOW! All of the things I love! Especially the shell garland made out of scallops...my favorite shell! Thanks! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower! Happy Thanksgiving to you! ♥

Mimi said...

Oh - this is so exciting! Your shop is wonderful. Congratulations! Please keep us posted how it goes. It's my dream to have one some day :)
Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving
Mimi

Gracie's Cottage said...

Wow Linda...it looks just beautiful! I especially love that white bench against the wall.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan

Pamela said...

Linda what a fabulous shop!!! I just love where you are located and I wish you the best of luck!! Wish I were near! I would be a regular!;)

Laurie said...

Your shop looks amazing -- great job! You are very talented. I wish you much success!

Audrey said...

I want to shop your Shop ... I see so much that I want. LOVE it all. I am a new follower. New to blogging and having so much fun. Hope you will stop by Timeless Treasures. Blessings Audrey Z.

Mimi said...

Congratulations on opening your own shop! I pray it's hugely successful. You have some wonderful pieces. I especially like the footed tray and the "because nice matters" sign.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love the driftwood ornament. The etsy shop is so cute, and I also love the starfish ornaments.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I followed Dana's blog.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I am already a follower of Coastal Charm....

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh Linda, your shop looks wonderful! I would love to shop at Coastal Charm at Cotton City Antiques!!
I'm so excited for you! I am a follower!

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore her starfish ornaments, the jingle bell garland and the shell garland! She has so many cute things!

Marydon said...

Linda, Congrats on your lovely shop & decor for it. You have done a wonderful job setting up. Many best wishes & success for you.

Hope your holiday celebration was filled with many joys.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Linda, Congrats on your space! Everything is lovely. Love your vignettes.
~ Julie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Goodness Linda!! Your shop looks FABULOUS!! It is the booth that would draw me in and I would stay for days! I'm not kidding! I saw so many things I wanted!! My favorite? That gate!! I want it!!!

You will be a huge success...of this I am SURE!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kansas Amy said...

I like the beach theme santa starfish, the santa starfish and the Ispy cards at your etsy store.

I am also your newest follower.

Love your booth, wish I was closer to check it out in person!!

rush said...

congratulations on the opening of your store. i would love to come in and look around.

hilary said...

your space looks amazing!!!! wish i lived closer! : )

Bohemian said...

Your Space is fabulous, no wonder you're doing so well, I see so many things I adore in there!!!

And what a great Giveaway... as it turns out my fav Ornament was the Driftwood Tree... followed by the Sea Urchin Ornament... I just Love all of the Treasures that the Sea offers up.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

So love your space, your decorating style. You have something you can be very proud of. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best, keep the creative ideas coming.

Danielle said...

I've been working around the corner from your shop for years and one of my students suggested I check it out....LOVE YOUR BOOTH!! I'll be seeing you often :))))

Babs said...

Linda, Oh!Wow! Your shop looks fabulous! You have such a great look and variety of merchandise. I'm sitting here "shopping" and wishing I lived closer to you. Sorry I'm late commenting on your post. LOVE the cotton bolls.
Hugs,
Babs

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I'm obviously a bit late in the comments here, but oh well. :)
We both started our ventures about the same time! I think I opened just a couple weeks after you. I know what you mean about happiness and answers to prayer. I am so happy for you and I hope you have so much fun and blessings from this. Your space is adorable.

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