Monday, August 30, 2010

New Beginnings...

With endings comes new beginnings, with sleep comes an awakening, with death comes new life... look all around and see the design that God has created. Every tree, flower and field knows this simple circle of life. The old me must die so that I might be born a new and become the creature that God has designed, I am sure the butterfly does this with much more ease than I.
And so I enter a newness of life that God has set before me and I wake each morning with new expectations of what He has for me.

Closing Vintage Living is finally done and it was more work than I had anticipated. I have a lot more work ahead of me trying to find a place for everything. (my kids have threatened to put me on "Hoarders")

My Helpers...

Last Load...

I have to thank my guys Tim for traveling and giving his weekend to break his back and especially James for working hard in the heat and giving up every weekend for the last month.

Tim my son in law and James my son

Helping me start again...

My new studio space at The Water Street Studios. I am a resident artist at the WaterStreet art gallery.   I look forward to getting to know all 30 artists here in this creative community. It will be fun putting this studio together and learning more wonderful ways to create. There are many great classes to take and one of my first classes will be welding and portrait painting! Sound fun?
The gallery is open to the public and there is many events planned this year. I am so thrilled to be a part of this and look forward to challenging my art.
Thank you, to so many people who have supported me through this transition with word and deed.
I have missed blogging and I have missed visiting all of you... I will be really busy getting ready for the Creative Connection in Mpls. on September 16 - 17 -18
I will keep you posted but I am down to the wire on this one! 


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Last Call....

Hello... no I haven't fallen off the planet, it just feels that way.
I am still closing up shop.
I have the rest of this week with regular shop hours 10 to 5 through Saturday.  I am still wheel'in and deal'in!
I have my guys coming to haul some bigger pieces to storage on Saturday. And then the following week I will be in the shop in the afternoon packing and getting ready to tear down on the 27th.
Everything is at least 50% off and I am just in the "get rid of it" mood.
I still have some nice display cabinets left and I have had quite a bit of interest in the 16 foot counter but as of today it is still available.

This was the front desk from a hotel in Manistree, Mich. built in 1800, it closed in 1850 and became the Lumber Baron Hotel until the turn and then this was put into storage. The paint on it is fabulous.

Here are some other display units that are still available...

This could be a great island in a kitchen.

The fireplace surround is wonderful and I have it  $650 less than what I paid for it.

This white case came from France, I love the iron legs.

The slanted front case is wonderful and would look great in a kitchen... maybe mine :)

Vintage Living will be officially closed by September 1.

If anyone is interested in any of these pieces please call the shop at 630-545-0115
I have had several comments on the fact that customers had heard I was closed already, so I thought I would post this to give you the real date.
Thank you so much for all your support and good wishes... I will miss you and hope to see you another time.
I have some great opportunities that have opened up and I can't wait to share them with you. I will be posting the move and what I have up my sleeve after closing.
I miss all my blogging friends and hope to be back in blogland soon, thanks so much for checking in and emailing me... you are all so appreciated.