Make way for Fall arrivals!

I can hardly believe summer is coming to an end!  Items are marked to move…come on in to Country Creations  Florist and get in on the fun!

 

This jam cabinet reduced to $85!  What a bargain!  Use it in a kitchen for dishes and recipe books, or in a bath for towels and toiletry items.  Or how about in the shed for gardening tools, gloves and paints?!?  The possibilities are endless!

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Dress forms are both useful as decorative pieces, or for a place to toss a jacket in an entryway.  You can take this dress form home today…it’s decorative enough to stand alone, or dress it up if you prefer!  Look for the 50’s poodle skirt coming this week…just in time for halloween (only $16 for this 2-piece set)!  Dress form reduced to $45!

 

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As the season gives way to winter, I imagine this vintage cradle (standing on end with pillow in front) on a large table at Christmas, full of holly and Christmas balls and lights.  Ummm….or perhaps nestled by a fireplace holding the yule logs would be the better setting.  It would also be a great addition to your daughter’s doll room.  Get it now, reduced to $35.  What a deal!

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Every room needs storage, so why not take home this chest and use it by a bed or in a kitchen for a coffee bar!  The uses are limitless, and the price has been reduced to just $60!

 

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Or choose this painted chest instead, in an office, by a bed, or in a laundry room to hold all those old cleaning towels.  Also priced at just  $60!

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I have several of these milk cans at my house….they are perfect for holding hiking sticks and umbrellas by the front door, or garden tools in the garden to make gardening so much easier!  Priced at $35, you will want this to end up at your home next!  It also looks lovely with a potted plant nestled inside the hole, and watering is a cinch because when the can gets full of water, simply remove the plant and dump out the water!

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With the coming of my first grandchild, I envision this window with black and white photos taped in each spot, or perhaps a finger-painted picture from that special child would mingle nicely with his or her photo?  Can be propped, or hung.  Priced at only $36!

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Are you like me….small kitchen and in need of extra work room or serving space when guests arrive?  Why not try this vintage ironing board as your solution?!?  Prop it up to hold the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing and take it down when the serving line dwindles down!  Or set it in a guest room to hold a suitcase, or a laundry room to use as a folding table!  Because is folds, extra space is readily available, and easily removed when not in use.  And it’s VINTAGE!  (and only $25)

 

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Bookshelves are often hard to find, especially wood ones that are well-constructed.  This small shelf is only $35.  Looks great in natural wood, or paint it if you prefer.

 

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And this is only the beginning!  Come in and find that still-working vintage peculator, or a crib bed spring that can be used on the wall as decoration, or hung  outside as a type of garden trellis.  Reduced to sell at just $30!  (The rust is free!)  Or how about a pepsi crate priced at only $24.95?  I have mine hung in a bathroom to hold washcloths!

Come on in before Sept. 1 and find lots of fun for your home, or gifts for friends and neighbors.  It’s never too early to begin Christmas shopping!  New inventory will arrive in September, so let’s move this out and have room for more!   Hope to see you soon, and happy shopping!

~ Connie

School days, school days…

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School days, school days – dear ‘ol golden rule days.  Reading and writing and arithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick.  You were my queen in calico; I was your bashful barefoot beau.  You wrote on my slate, “I love you so” when we were a couple of kids.

My mother used to sing the song penned above to me every year as we were starting back to school.  She made the anticipation joyful with a special shopping trip to buy the needed supplies.

In celebration of those teachers who are preparing their classrooms for their children, and for the homeschooling moms who are desperate to find something new to grab their students’ attention, I decided to usher in my own vintage memories of school days gone by to my booth this month.

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Crayons were (and still are!) a favorite of mine.  This sign is a reminder to me that we don’t have to “color in the lines” to be an artist, or to appreciate the happiness we find in design.

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Chalk boards are coming back and while I never liked the sound of the chalk against the board, I am finding great satisfaction in displaying a Bible verse to ponder on the one in our own home.

The one pictured here is made from a vintage frame found in my grandmother’s attic. She being quite the artist, it was fun to find an assortment of frames in her attic that I have now crafted into various chalkboards.  In my booth space this month are 3 that boast various frames and sizes – perfect not only for the classroom, but for the restaurant owner to display today’s special, the mom who needs an organizing board, or the business man who likes to scratch out his thoughts before his board meeting.

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I searched high and low to find the perfect vintage school desk that reminded me of my youth. This one comes complete with gum stuck to the inside of it, and I love Billy etched in and scratched out again on the inside wood….which, by the way, made this the most exciting addition to my booth this month!

You will find perched upon the desktop a metal box filled with crayons and a toy giraffe for inspiration in art class!  The Abacus rests below the chair, awaiting those days of math and higher learning.  Take a spin on the globe when geography lessons begin, and use the vintage flower frog to rest the colored crayons you were using until you can return to your artwork.

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And speaking of art work, why not use this distressed window to display those pictures your child brings home?  Or take those black and white photos you have hidden in a box or stored on your computer files and display them here.  The ideas for this vintage window are endless….and can be changed as your child grows!

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Straight from the days of my childhood come these vintage suitcases (which my grandmother used to take along on our trips to the heated swimming pool in Chattanooga, TN).  Of course they were not painted when she carried them, but to me they represented all the fun of dressing up because I knew that is just what we would do on our trips!  My grandmother, known to me as Nanny, was a hairdresser by trade so it was not unusual for her to do some pretty remarkable things with my bed-head in the mornings.  In keeping with her style, the smaller cosmetic case comes adorned with hair ribbons and clips that any young lady would enjoy using.

The larger case is the perfect holding spot for those rainy day dress up outfits.  To get you started on your collection, I have included in the booth a poodle skirt and blouse or an “I Love Lucy” housewife dress to choose from.  And did I say these items are all unbelievably priced?!?  You may want to overlook the dresses completely and go straight to the dress form in the corner.  It’s a beautiful metal-cast form that would be great to put in any room even undressed!

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Grab an umbrella on your way out the door!  These vintage finds are actually more like parasols… open them up and you will find the most exquisite designs on the inside!  Use the milk can to hold them, or instead cradle a potted geranium in its mouth!  The can will hold all the water released from the plant until you are ready to dump it out and use the can in some other fashion. For those young men in your life, the milk can is the perfect resting place for bats, skis, hiking poles or fishing rods!

The distressed side table makes the perfect addition to a bedroom or den and could easily hold clothes, sewing supplies or everything necessary for scrap-booking beginners.

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These bottles are beautiful lit or unlit….why not use them as a night light in your baby’s room, or a guest bath, or on the kitchen counter for that late night snack attack?

And the wooden sign sums up my thoughts for today’s blog…The greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of inspiration.

May you leave this site inspired to go and enjoy the journey of helping to create memories for those loved ones in your own life.

~ Connie ~