Sunday, September 9, 2012

French Shabby & Vintage Finds


No. 22
This little hen is much cuter than 
she is photogenic.   


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No. 23
These lovely watercolors are by M. Saylor



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 No. 24
Here's the perfect basket for a 
romantic picnic in the park.




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No. 25
Market Bag (front)
There is a large pocket on this side.

 No. 25 (back)
decorated with yo-yos
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No. 26
Market Bag (front) 
This one has a double pocket.

All of the marvelous graphics are from 
The Graphic Fairy 
http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ 

 No 26.  (back)

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No. 27  (front)
This one has a mix for calico prints, 
lace and fabric flowers.



 No. 27 (back)
The back of this bags has a 
nice roomy pocket.

 Thank you for stopping by.
If there is anything that you would like more information on  . . .
please Email me at:

conniehomecottage@gmail.com


I'm still working toward my dream of having my own booth someday.  If you have any helpful advice, I would be so happy if you would share it with me.   Until then I'll be making new items to add to my inventory.

You have to have a dream, before
you can have a dream come true.
Connie  :)






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17 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, thank you for stopping by our blog and following us. I've done the same with yours. Your things look great that you've made and redone. I love the French chair in the previous post. As far as a booth space, we've been in three malls previous to this one and haven't done so well, but hopefully since this mall is in one of the biggest tourist towns in Texas, we will be more successful. We already sell at the monthly Trade Days in that town and do very well. You might do some weekend shows to sell your wares if a mall doesn't open up soon. We've done great with the few shows we have done and although they're lots of work, it's fun meeting the people and getting to reach out to a different clientele.
    Keep in touch.
    Betsy of Sisters Treasures

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    1. Hi Betsy, Thank you for your encouragement and for your insight. I need to collect more inventory before I am ready to set up shop, whether in a booth at a mall or a market space. It is so good to talk with sister bloggers that are venturing out in this venue. Thank you for following I truly appreciate it.
      Have a great weekend, Connie :)

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  2. Connie, I love the little hen! And your bags are really cute. I know you are trying to build up your inventory for a booth, etc., but have you thought about selling some of your bags (and stuff that's easy to mail) through Etsy? Also, do you have an artsy-craftsy-antiquey friend who might could share a booth space with you and you split the cost? Love the french chair that you blogged about in a prior post. - Revis

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    1. Hi Revis, Boy, you have some great points and somethings that I have never thought about. You have my poor old brain a spinning. Thanks for the ideas. Connie :)

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  3. Such lovely things! The little hen is cute and I like the watercolours (very pretty!). I wish you the best of luck with getting your own booth. I agree with the last comment as well, that Etsy can be a great place to try and sell things :)
    I am your newest follower...
    Magie

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    1. Hi Magie, It is so nice to meet you and thank you so much for following my Shabby French Market blog. My husband has been asking me about Etsy, but I really do not know enough about it, to make an intelligent decision about whether it would be a good idea for me or not. I'm retired and I don't want to get so much on my plate that I feel like I'm back working again, LOL.

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  4. Your market bags are beautiful, Connie. You are doing a great job collecting inventory that complements each other. Your hat stands are still my favorites!

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    1. Thank you so much! I think that they are my favorite, too :)

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  5. Great stuff Connie ! Keep dreaming , you'll get that booth !

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  6. You really should get rid of this word verification , it is a pain ! I almost gave up trying to leave a message. Let's see how many tries this one takes .

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    1. Oh please tell me how to do that. I tried on my other blog, but I don't think it took. I'm always open to suggestions and help. Connie :)

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  7. Here is a website that will tell you how http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-turn-off-word-verification-from.html
    It's been so long since I did it I couldn't remember how , so I looked it up. Good luck ! Now if I can get through it one more time .

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    1. Thanks Sharon, wish me luck. Connie :)

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  8. Hi Connie! I too have dreamt of having a booth, but they're very pricey in the better traveled spots. Meanwhile, I have been having lots of fun with my Etsy booth. It isn't expensive and you take great photos - that's the most important thing about selling on line. Good luck!

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks for the compliment, the biggest trouble that I have with selling on Etsy, is the thought of shipping and something getting broken in transport. Also, the hassle of finding boxes and standing in line at the post office.

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  9. Thanks for being a follower of my blog~ your dream is wonderful and I love the quote - "you've got to have a dream before you can have a dream come true." Your creations and finds are so beautiful!

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