Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Loving My Booth!

I've had a booth for 2 months now and I just love it!
Sales slowed down when school let out but hopefully vacationers will be new shoppers!

This dish drainer sold right away so I had to hurry and get a different one down there!  
I love selling vintage memories.
 

I've upcycled and made a few items to add to the booth.
They haven't sold but that's okay because they make my booth look pretty and cute.
I hope you're having a great summer!
Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Three Cheers For The Red White and Blue!

Oh, don't worry!  My new booth isn't keeping me from crafting!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Booth Pics

Hello blog friendies!
I still haven't filled my booth all the way cuz stuff is flying off the shelves!
I kind of wish I could have blocked it off till it was full and then had a big reveal but oh well!  

I love "fluffing" my booth!
The timing is so right for me on this.
I believe in chasing your dreams but I also believe in perfect timing.

One of my fears in showing you pics is that you'll see something you gave me!
There was a day when I thought I'd remember where all my treasures came from but honestly, there are some things that I have *NO* memory acquiring!  So if you see something you gave me, just know I appreciated it at the time.  

Thanks for coming by and remember that I'm on fb now, too!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Moving Day One

I started moving into my new booth space yesterday!  It looks so much better in person. It's going to take practice to get the lighting right in my pics.  I had so much fun!  It was "smalls and walls" day.  Remember I said it's just half a booth?  Below is a "before" pic which includes the previous vendor's stuff and my neighbor's half.


Quite the contrast- right?  

I'll be bringing in more merch in the following days and decorating more so stay tuned!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Movin' On Up!

My little space at the antique mall has done so well!  I've already made a good profit and the month isn't even over!  My back is also doing so well that I'm very encouraged-

 SO encouraged that I'm moving up to a bigger space!  I'm so excited that I hardly slept last night!

I had planned for a booth for years but then gave up because of my health issues so this is like a resurrection dream come true.
Instead of a large bookcase, I'll have a 10x5 FT space with one very high wall.  It's sort of half a booth.
I can start moving in close to the end of the month.
It might not be quite full at first but I'll get it that way and I want it to be very colorful and cute!


Rest assured I'll be posting pics!

Fear of rejection has been my life long "curse" so this is a HUGE step for me!
Any tips from buyers or sellers are welcome!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Yo Yo Rag Garlands!

 I'm making garlands with teeny yo yos and rag strips tied between!  Isn't this one cute?  I made one for my booth but made one to sell online, too.  If this one sells, I'll string up another!  This one is done up in primary colors with mostly vintage fabrics and is 5 FT long.  I plan on making some with larger yo yos also.

Hope you all had a good Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

More Pics Of My Mall Space

If you missed my last post, I'm a dealer at my antique mall now!
It took me a while to accept the fact that my back won't let me handle/sell large items but now I'm completely content with my medium and smalls!
I love my little space- it's right by the side emergency exit door so I can park there and haul my items right in!
I hung items on the side of my case in hopes of catching the eye of passers by.  
See my # 10?  
I hope to add more special touches in the coming days.
I'm just getting over a cold and sinus infection so I was limited in what I could do.
Did you hear I made a sale my first hours of being open.  Yay!
This is my first time to "work" outside the home since the 90s so it's a big step for me but a FUN step!
Wish me luck!

Holly

Friday, May 1, 2015

Space # 10

I started filling my space at the antique mall today!  
I made my first sale before I was even 1/2 finished!
Ask for more pics if you want to see more!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Display Case #10!

Guess what?!  I've rented a very large book case for display/selling at my antique mall!  These are some of the cute price tags I made for it!

I've planned on having a booth for years but have finally had to let that plan go because of my back challenges.

I want my case to be cute and pretty but will also want to fit as much on it as possible. It will be a fun challenge for me!  I load everything on my shelves May 1rst.
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Treasure Hunting Day!

Last Saturday, I  was (finally) bitten by the treasure hunting bug again.  (I go through phases.)
I drove 2 towns over to the WSU mom's weekend sale...  (A big adventure for me!)

I found lots of smalls and this recipe box was my fav.
 It's just like the one my mom had.
I've been waiting for years to find one locally.

This round canister from the 50s is so unique!  
After the moms sale, I hit lots of other shops there and here at home!  I was on a roll!

It was raining so I sat in my van at a park and had a little picnic.

These cups are now in my forest chic bedroom holding jewelry and junk.

Finally found some red Lustoware canisters.
The lettering has seen better days!

When I first saw this cherry fabric I thought it was a tablecloth but it turned out to be just enough fabric to drape over my large living room window!  (Only 5 bucks!)

Yup, I know it's not even- yet.  

It was a fun day of treasure hunting and now I'm broke so I better get back to crafting!  Ha-ha!
Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Here's an Easter hug for you from my latest bunny!
Isn't she precious?

This bunny went to Donna's Lavender Nest.

I like to learn something new every winter and this winter I learned how to make pom poms!  I'm so glad I did!  (Pricing info at end of post for new visitors)

I hope you all have a wonderful day full of love!

Decorative poseable bunnies!  $40.00- free shipping. 
61 handmade yo yos in each. 
Your choice of colors and heads.
Comment for more info if interested!

Friday, April 3, 2015

For You

Here!  I picked some flowers for you!