Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday Shop Spotlight ~

 Saturday Shop Spotlight at Georgie Emerson Vintage

It's a love fest!!

In light of all the sadness that has occurred in the world lately, we are embracing the gift of LOVE here at Georgie Emerson Vintage. 

 Love one another. 
Love deeply. 
 Love freely. 
 Give love.
 It's a gift. 
We will be adding some touches of LOVE all around the shop!


 Please join me in spreading the love now and always!

~ vintage love ~


Friday, December 28, 2012

oh 2012 ~


What a year.

Ups.  Downs.

Twists.  Turns.

Lemons.  Lemonade.

Loss.  Grief.

Dreams.  Belief.

My life.

 My Mom and Dad.  I lost my Mom this year in March.  I lost my Dad six years ago.  My pain and emotions drowned me this year.  I've made it through, but not without the support of my husband and friends.  I miss them both so much, it hurts all the time.  So far it hasn't gotten any easier, but I take comfort in knowing their painful fights are over and they are flying in His grace.

I kept on keeping on.  I kept busy with my projects and decorating and my vintage journey.  The booth at the antique mall was my therapy.









 I did some crafting and decorating.  Kept busy, kept those creative juices flowing.  Made a wreath or two.

 Redecorated a little.  My laundry room/ mud room makeover really kept me busy..............

I painted and reupholstered this old bench.

 I scouted out all the perfect pieces for the space including this old sink that I LOVE!


 And eventually got the space finished up!

 Furniture makeovers are always a good diversion for me. 

And then towards the end of summer, my clouds lifted a litte bit when my husband and I called the number on a little sign in the corner of a window on a petite storefront in the historic district of our little town.  My dream of being a shop owner was dangling in front of me like a big old carrot in front of Mr. Ed.  We were told we were fifth in line to see the space.  It was unlikely we would get it.

But.  We did!  And we haven't looked back or stopped moving ever since!

 The store looked like this for the fall opening......


 And then I finally got my sign!

Our first Christmas season at the store......


I also reached what my eye doctor called "visual maturity" this year.  Umm.  Yep that was the offical medical terminology.  Glasses with bifocals that I still can't get used to.  They make me dizzy when I walk while wearing them.

So here we are at the close of a crazy year.

A year that challenged me in ways I could never have imagined.

A year in which I saw and experienced highs and lows that I never could have imagined.

A year in which I was outside my comfort zone more than I was in it.

And a year in which I might have discovered more about myself than I ever thought possible.

I'm still here, that old ticker's still ticking and this journey of mine is still trekking along.

Cheers to 2012.........

And Cheers to 2013!

Happy New Year!

~ vintage love ~


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Thursday, December 27, 2012

featured at Common Ground!

Hello there friends!  I hope you all had a very merry Christmas full of love!  I got a an extra little surprise gift today from Debra of Common Ground when she featured My Christmas Kitchen post on her Vintage Inspiration Friday post!  Made my day week YEAR!!  Thanks so much Debra!

In the meantime, it's back to reality after several days off for the holiday.  We had a snowstorm on Wednesday and couldn't open the shop, so we had an extra long holiday weekend!  I settled back in today and started packing up all the Christmas goods.  I didn't have much left, so it didn't take too long.  I decided to leave a couple of the trees up a little bit longer.  The snowstorm yesterday inspired me to create a very white snowflake laden area as you enter the shop.  Here's a few pics......

It can be difficult to figure out how to decorate this time of year.  The sparkle and glitz of Christmas comes down and things seem a little dull.  Embracing the snow and winter season is a good way to transition through January until you start mixing in the Valentine's decor {which I can't wait to do}!

Thanks again Debra for the feature on your blog!

~ vintage love ~


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

From us to you ~

~ vintage love ~


Sunday, December 23, 2012

My Christmas Family Room ~

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!  Hope you're all settled in, finished up with all the hustle and bustle and taking it easy now.  I am almost at the shopping, a little baking to do, and it's a wrap for Christmas 2012!

I thought I would share one last room in my home that I've done a little Christmas decorating in......the family room.  We decided to tuck our tree into a corner here this year because we spend all of our time here and we wanted to enjoy the tree as much as possible, especially because I got the tree up late this year!



 I filled my huge dough bowl with all vintage Shiny Brites this year.  LOVE!!


Merry Christmas friends!!

Enjoy the magic the season brings!!

~ vintage love ~