Friday, March 7, 2014

Shop Talk with Shabby Love

I wanted to do a regular series on my blog, something unique that hasn't been done before. I came up with an idea to feature small shops, that are located throughout the country. So, every Friday you can stop by and check out a new shop, and at the same time meet the owner. This week it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Melissa from SHABBY LOVE! After you finish shopping, you can click here to visit Melissa's blog.

Hello everybody! Melissa from Shabby Love here! I was so excited when Linda asked me to be apart of her new series showcasing booths and shops! I am ecstatic to be here today sharing my space with you!!
I have been a vendor at Collette's Vintage in Burton, MI for two years now! I do have a full time job, so keeping up on my booth is a fun little hobby I do on the side and I have truly enjoyed every minute of it! It gives me a reason to shop and another place besides my home to decorate! ;)
I decorate my booth very similar to how I decorate my home - whites, wood tones, metal, rustic, farmhouse. 

 My husband built this step back cupboard as a display piece and I still absolutely love it!! 

We set up this faux barn wood mantle for Christmas, but I'm not quite ready to take it down yet. It gives my booth such a great rustic touch! 



One of my favorite things about having my booth is being able to decorate for the different seasons. At home I usually only decorate for Fall and Christmas mostly because I don't have the space to store all the seasonal decor. I get to have a bit more fun here! 



My husband is even in on the action a bit with his shelf he decorates with vintage sports and bar items. We jokingly refer to his area as the Manly Side of Shabby. I think he should make a sign. :)


My booth is right between the cash register and an aisle so I purposely left both sides of my booth open. I see people constantly use it as a pass through. I'm totally fine with that as it means more traffic through my space!! 

I'm still on the hunt for two windows to finish off my little half walls.


I've been collecting woodland items for a few months now and I cannot wait to redo my booth with all the new goodies once Easter is over!!!

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my booth!! And, I hope you will come over and visit me on my blog or Facebook page anytime. I regularly share new finds, new projects, and booth updates! 
Thank you so much Linda for having me! I'm very honored to be apart of your series!! 
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  1. Yeah! So happy to see you over here, Melissa! Love, love your booth!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  2. cute stuff!! love the faux mantel!

  3. What a great new feature to add to your already wonderful blog. Melissa's booth is fabulous...and those frames!! Swoon..

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  4. so fun! love melissa and love those paint by numbers!

  5. Your booth is a darling Melissa! Well-organized with a lot of attractive items! Love the paint-by number art works and those frames!

  6. Melissa,
    Love your booth. So sweetly filled with wonderful treasures. Love all the vintage frames.

  7. Linda, What a cute vintage booth and Melissa has so many wonderful things for sale.

  8. There were so many cute finds in this space! I have to agree with Cassie - I'm lovin those paint by numbers too!

  9. love this booth! So many great finds, but what I'm really loving are the paint by numbers (hate to be a copy-cat but Cassie was right) - they are pretty wonderful!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and I will be looking forward to this each week. :-)

  11. This is a great idea Linda!

    Melissa, I love the way you have made your booth space so inviting! You've put a lot of thought into it!

  12. What a great booth space! I love how it is enclosed yet open. Such great items, too. Lots of great ideas here.

  13. I love your booth setup. I have neve seen anything like those walls in my neck of the woods. xo ChicByTab

  14. Love it all my friend. I ooohed and aweeed over it all. hugs and blessings for a fab weekend .

  15. What a fun time I had looking at your booth! You have some gorgeous items ~ love all the old white frames!
    Smiles, Bebe :)

  16. Wow, what a fun place to shop, wish I lived closer. I love the structure you built, it's so cozy without being close in. Thanks for sharing.

  17. That baby crib full of white frames is precious. Such a great creative eye.
    I love your new Friday feature!

  18. What a great idea. I'm going over to her place now :) Well, at least virtually that is!

  19. What a great idea for a series! I'll be checking in regularly for sure! This gal's style is so very similar to mine. Love it Melissa...looks so great!

  20. What a great feature idea.
    Such a great booth.

  21. Dear Melissa, I love your booth, such pretty things, specially the White stonware!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Great first series post Linda! Beautiful booth display with beautiful treasures!! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

  23. Love Melissa and her beautiful vintage style!! Great idea for a series Linda :)

  24. A girl after my own heart. I absolutely Love your booth.
    Just one problem; wish I lived closer cause I seen a couple things I really liked to have.
    Thanks for the tour of your booth. It's really Awesome

  25. What a wonderful booth...I love how Melissa uses such unique items to display and corral her great items...A very, very inviting booth!
    Love the idea of this series!

  26. I love the idea for this series and her booth is great!

  27. What a gorgeous booth Melissa has. I spied a few things I would want to scarf up! Great idea Linda to have this feature. Happy Sunday.

  28. This is a fun new series! I love looking at people's shops. Hers is very nice. I saw a lot of things I liked. I think it's cute that she has a shelf for her husband's things.

  29. Your booth is looking so pretty!
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  30. I love the idea of this post series. As a dealer myself, I'm always looking for inspiration in my own space. I saw so many things I loved . . . but my favorite was the bowl with blue blossoms and the sweet little lamb. Awesome!

  31. I love Collettes and am glad you featured Melissa's booth. TFS!


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