Friday, July 23, 2010

New Stuff

Have you ever gotten ready to take pictures and realize that you left the memory card in the computer at home? Please say yes! Well it happened to me today. I took my camera to work with plans to take some pictures of the new goodies I put in my booth yesterday. You guessed it... memory home...*#@^! So I resorted to my phone camera, they aren't the greatest pictures but hopefully you can stand looking at them.

I also had intentions of taking the pictures this morning before we opened that didn't work out either. By the time I got around to taking the pictures several things had sold! SupeR Happy! But that means you missed seeing the french enamel bucket I had where these two buckets sit now.

I even had to borrow the library table from the owners of Consigning Interiors because the bench I had there sold. Happy, Happy, Happy!! I have a garage full of furniture but it all needs work. Since I'm leaving Sunday for the mission trip I knew I wouldn't be able to get anything done. Now I have to just resist taking this home because I really like it.

I think I need to put something behind that bakers rack to block out the booth behind it. She has nice things but our items just seem to blend together. I've got some ideas.....

Okay, last picture hopefully you weren't bored.
Don't forget about the Blog Coupon on my side bar. To print it all you have to do is right click then click on "print picture". If your in Consigning Interiors and see me there please say hello, I would love to meet you. I'm off next week for a mission trip but I'll be back the next Monday.
Elizabeth Ann

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two Weeks...REALLY?

Has it really been two weeks since my last post? When I started this blog I knew I wouldn't post everyday, but two weeks. Cheri from Cheri's Chatter even emailed me to tell me she missed me. I think that was so sweet? She commented that she sometimes gets BLOGGERS BLOCK. I must admit that was some of it, but I have really been busy lately also. I'm still working at the church but I'm also working two days a week at Consigning Interiors and trying to keep up my booth. I'm not used to working five days a week on a regular basis anymore. I know...those of you that work full time jobs are whoo! Rightfully so! But it's wearing me out and it's messing with my creativity!!!
I've also been getting ready for another mission trip. My church will be making it's second trip to Perry County, Alabama. This year we will be holding two literacy camps each day; in Union Town in the morning and Marion in the afternoon. I've been busy coming up with plans and activities for the children to do at the camp. I must give kudos to some very special people, SCHOOL TEACHERS! My sister and another lady at my church have been invaluable when it comes to doing this. They knew immediately how to put all this together. School teachers rock! This is going to be a lot of fun. I always enjoying working and hanging out with the children and youth from our church. But I also get to be with many of their parents and other adults next week. We even plan to go to Selma and walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. We did this last year and it was very meaningful. Especially doing it with some of my African American friends. Even though they were too young to have actually marched they did have family that was part of it all.

Our Story: It begins with a name. Sowing Seeds of Hope exists because of names. It is about the names of individuals who preceded us - their stories, hard work, and vision for a new day. It is about the names we know now -- names of students, volunteers, community leaders, business owners, pastors, and teachers. And it is about the Name above all others -- in which we serve, labor, and plant our hope.

When poverty has a name and face, it becomes real to us. It is no longer just an issue of economics, control of resources, or policies. It is about relationship. Poverty is the result of broken relationships. It breeds isolation and a loss of hope. "With a child poverty rate of more than fifty percent and an unemployment level of higher than ten percent, Perry County, Alabama, is one of America's poorest counties."*
Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University

Please add us to your prayers as we read and play with the beautiful children of Union Town and Marion next week.

Elizabeth Ann

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A big THANK YOU to a new friend, a WELCOME to new friends and some NEW stuff.

First for the THANK YOU!My first blog post was on June 03, 2010 and on June 26, 2010 I got my first COMMENT...Happy.. Happy.. Joy..Joy!!!
It was like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one...well at least that is what it felt like to me. Who was the bearer of that gift...the lovely Mrs. Judy from Gracious Southern Living.

Go ahead check it out, just click HERE, I'll wait for you to come back.

Y'all she was already a customer of mine! How awesome is that???
We have been emailing back and forth and have plans to meet face to face..very soon I hope.
Judy told me she had taken some pictures of my booth....
(Yes I stole this one from her blog...please say it was OK Judy.)
and if I didn't mind she would do a post about my booth
and link it to my blog.
Oh, I don't know let me think.....are you KIDDING me!!!!
Of course I didn't mind. I was thrilled but of course I played it cool...
"Oh that would be very nice of you."
"Thank you so much."
(In actuality I'm sitting at my computer dancing in my chair.)
Here it is, the wonderful post she did about my booth and my blog. Please go on over to Judy's and check it out.
After you finish here of course.
You are in for a treat, you will also find a recipe for "Low Country Boil" some good ole' Gracious Southern Living cuisine!
If this will be your first time visiting Judy please leave a comment and tell her I sent you.
Second..the WELCOME!
If you are coming over from Judy's blog, WELCOME, please take your time and look around. Also leave me a comment and let me know you were here. Actually, WELCOME, no matter how you got here. If you're from this area and think you might be going by Consigning Interiors before the end of the month be sure to print out my Blog Coupon at the top of my side board.
It's worth 20% off anything in my booth!

Now - the NEW stuff
Just a couple of new goodies I added to my booth.
This is a baker's rack I found in it's Rusty/Chippy/Gloriosity state! (Yes I know Gloriosity isn't a word, heard it once and I just like it.)

I also added this great little chair, I think I will call this rustic-chic it has great curvy lines but with a little rustic/rusty iron goodness. The door/window isn't new but isn't wonderful? It has the same small panes on the bottom as it does on the top. I keep having to talk myself out of taking it back home with me.

Well thanks for hanging in there, I know this was a long post. I really appreciate you visiting and I hope you will come back often.

Elizabeth Ann

P.S. Monday I start working a few days a week at Consigning Interiors..hopefully I'll see you there

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"PEACE" White Wednesday

I'm participating in Kathleen's "White Wednesday" at Faded Charm Cottage. I've always liked the color white, especially when used in home decor. I find it calming and very relaxing.

(No there isn't a ghost in my mirror, I just smudged my self out. I was in my pajamas when I took this picture, not something you want to see!!)

Above is a vignette I created this past spring and for Easter, but I still have it up. The mirror layered on top was a thrift store find, it has an arched top and perfect amount of imperfections. The one behind it is new but bought on sale.
The picture is a garage sale find that had a brown frame and a rose colored mat. I flipped the mat over then painted and distressed the frame.
The white platter and the lamb were also thrift store finds. The PEACE and cross were gifts from dear friends.
The cloche was purchased at 50% off and the rosary was another thrift store find. The contents inside were things I had around the house and yes that is a real fern. (I think I need to paint the base white.)
My most favorite item in this vignette is the real bird's nest that I've had a couple of years. Happily it was empty when it fell out of our crape myrtle ! When I'm not using it I store it in a plastic container to protect it. Mr. E.A. thinks I'm nuts, but he's used to my nuttiness. ;-) Now head over to Faded Charm Cottage and take a look at all the other participants in White Wednesday. If you aren't already, you may just fall in love with WHITE also.

Elizabeth Ann

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I finally got into my booth to add some new
merchandise and rearrange.

Even after over a year of doing this I'm still surprised how long it takes me to get everything ready. I really agonize over pricing; Is this priced too high?- OR - Can I make anything on this? (I love doing this but honestly I want to make some money also. Don't most people?)

Merchandising or setting up displays is my favorite part. No wait, the shopping, yes the shopping for everything is really my favorite.

Ok, I do get a thrill when I walk into the booth and items are gone!!!! Especially when I just put them in the day before! Yesterday I brought in a medium size step ladder, a really cute dining/side/desk chair and a neat vintage rolling market basket. I went back today to take pictures and they were gone!


I also enjoy actually making some things.

(Thanks for indulging me with two more pictures, I hope I didn't bore you to tears.)

You have probably come to the conclusion that I do enjoying "junkin" and what goes with it. But really, my favorite part is when I'm in my booth and I get to meet the customers. So next time you're in Consigning Interiors and you see me please say Hi!

Elizabeth Ann

Camp is Done Man!

How beautiful are the feet that bring the Good News!
Whew! I survived another week at camp, this time with the Youth from my church. It was also at Mercer University in Macon Georgia and we also had the same theme "Barefoot". But the youth actually go out into the community and do mission work. My awesome group of kids worked in a community garden that helps to feed the elderly and disabled, many of them painted houses and did yard work, some helped to organize the Habitat for Humanity warehouse and some worked with children at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. We all came home with full hearts and a desire to do more.

An INCREDIBLE group of kids, I mean young men and women!

I rested for a few days, then got busy getting some "stuff" together for my booth. Here's a few pictures of some of the goodies I put in yesterday. There's much more...a really cute telephone table, a white side chair *sold*, ladders, seashells....and more.

I promise there is more than watering cans in my booth.

I ran out of time yesterday to take pictures but I'm going back this afternoon. I'll post them tonight or in the morning so check back. Or better yet, go check it out in person and don't forget your 20% off coupon that's on the side bar. Just right click on it and print!

One more thing, thank you for reading, thank you to those who have left comments, it's like Christmas when I check my blog and there is a comment. Don't get me started on how I feel when I see there are followers!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Elizabeth Ann