Friday, April 18, 2014

Newly Made Booth Display

 So Vickie, a talented dealer at Treasures, and her husband spent a couple of his days off making over her booth.  I think they did an amazing job and thought I would share.

They decorated and painted Vickie's two booths, which are across the isle from each other, to match, which gives the shopper the sense that one is walking into a lovely old room.  

Then they added antique trim along the top of the walls, which adds to the 'room' sensation.

The pano shot below give you a since of that room.  Good Job Vickie!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Family Heirlooms Come Home

So here they are ... I used these antique white boots in my Grand Touring display at the mall ... they almost sold last week, in fact they were on hold for a few days ...

Fortunately the sale fell through.  Because, also last week, a young woman name Chelsea, came in to get some knobs for a piece of furniture she was rehabbing, saw the boots, and was drawn to them.

She picked them up and found ...

Her great grandfather's name written twice on the soul of each shoe. She called her mom and told her about the perplexing find .... Mom was excited, she knew that her grandmother, who was married to Jessie Gray, had worn just such boots in her wedding picture in the 1890's.  

Yes, these boots had been purchased at a Provo Estate sale, and had likely come down through the family to an Aunt, who had sold them when she down sized to move out of state!  Yeah, the boots are back home again ... but isn't it fun that Chelsea's great grand mother wrote the name of her husband to be on the soul of her shoes?  I guess she didn't have the margin of a page of notes at school to doodle it ....

Don't you love happy ending?