Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Dry Sink....

I love it when I walk into a shop and it takes my breath away. I know it will be good when I get that feeling!! This past week, one of our vendors, Kristi Patterson, opened up her shop - The Dry Sink - in Cornelius NC on Oak Street. To say the least, her store truly is breath taking!!

The character of the building, the awesome floors, the old mixed with the modern - it was perfection. It doesn't matter where you've gotta come see her place!I don't really go to many antique malls. Its not like I'm surrounded by them though, right?! But yesterday was the day. I went and got my hair done with my Mama and little sister and then we headed to Cornelius. Above Kristi's shop is Oak Street Mill, which is beyond words! Then we checked out Bebe Gallinis,.....I can't find a word other than awesome to describe it!!!! It was a much needed afternoon of therapy for me!! Isn't it funny....I help manage 88,000 square feet of antiques, but going to look at more antiques is therapy!!!
I just know that fall is on its way.....surely to goodness! Its gotta be!! I'm ready to be able to open up the doors and windows here at The Mill! This is our first fall here at The Depot.....and I am ready for it!!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Remember you are treasured and loved by the best Father there could be! He is crazy about you and wants you to live life fully.
I came across this saying yesterday...a quote from Christopher Robin :)..
"you're braver than you believe, you're stonger than you seem, and smarter than you think!"
I love it!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Blessings from one happy lady to another!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fall Feaver at The Depot

I'm not sure about you, but I am so tired of summer!! I'm ready for fall like never before! Slowly but surely its cooling down here in the South. I'm ready for plaid, boots,cold weather, colored leaves, pumpkins, deer meat, watching the leaves fall off the trees....need I go on!? The front porch of The Depot is ready with hay, corn stalks and pumpkins thanks to Amy over at Nanbrook Farms!! All we need now is the c o l d! Lord, please send the cold!!

Up at The Depot, our vendors are gearing up for fall. Things are constantly changing here. New items come in the door literally every day. Between renting booths, monitoring the never stops around here! Janna and I are coming to grasp with that fact! Its a good thing we love what we do :-). The mill was buzzing today.....and I'm loving every minute of it with fall in the air!

I have walked around, admiring so many fabulous booths today and snapped a few pictures to share with here they are.....
This is "Dwellings by Devore". These two ladies have done a wonderful job with their booth in their Design Center! Vintage and Modern colliding.....I love it!! Check at her blog,

This guy has a funky "anthropology" look going on. Combined with the chippy blue brick, it looks good!! So my newst fling is BURLAP!! My cabinet curtains are burlap, pillows covered in burlap, and now I'm putting it on old frames!

This is one of our new vendors....her booth is called "Jess ShAbby"....and it is the perfect "Rachel Ashwell" girlie shabbiness!!! Complete with White, lace, and darling handmade lampshades.....she has rocking it out marvelously!! Janna and I are so excited to have any offical shabby dealer!

The "Log Cabin" is beautiful and ready to welcome the fall season. This will forever be one of my favorite booths!

If you haven't came by to see us, you must!! Its getting better and better with every passing week. Slowly but surely we are chipping away at the very long "to do" list that I feel will never end with our precious old mill! Come on and spend the day with us shopping or just enjoying rocking away the day on our front porch. We would love to meet you!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!
"Treasure the small things in life. For one day you will look back and see they we're the most important."