Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whew, we made it!

Well, we survived set up for the open house & was ready for the first customers to arrive(except for a few small details that always seem to be left undone). I thought I would show you some before & after pictures. I forgot to take pics when things were really torn up but this gives you an idea of why we must close when getting ready for the Holiday Open House. It is usually hard to walk through & I always seem to break something in the process! I didn't think we would be ready but we made it & I was happy with the end result. I couldn't have done it without my trusty helper, Jan, that seems to always get the dirty work. She was in charge of the outside decorating & did a wonderful job! Then she had to clean up after me! :) Some things you can only enjoy in the pictures as they sold within the first hour today! But rest assured, there is still so much more to choose from!
This was yesterday or maybe Tuesday, the days have all ran together this week!


Probably my favorite display this year. Vintage tarnished silver pieces mixed with reproduction mercury glass & apothecary jars. It looked beautiful all lit up tonight. Plus the black & white tree! Love it!

The after picture...
I will add more photos of the open house later. Thanks to all that came out today! We had a great crowd & a great time!!!


  1. Everything looks great. Good luck with your open house!!!!

  2. Hope you had lots of sales. I think things may be picking up for us too at The Candle Shed. We were open Sunday and had quite a few maybe this Xmas will be a good one for a change!

    Hope to get down there soon!

    See ya...sharon

  3. Love the silver tray display... hope you had a successful open house! I, too, have been decorating for Christmas at the shop... a long way to go! Oh, well, I'll get there when I get there.