Things have been very busy around the Sullivan household recently. So busy, in fact, that I have had nary a free moment to post anything or do much visiting. In addition to coordinating a major landscape project for the front yard, I’ve been busy readying for the occasional sale I have planned for May 28 and 29 in Waynesville, Ohio. A friend of mine owns a shop down there and has graciously offered the use of her wrap-around porch for me to sell my goods. The village of Waynesville is having its Old Main Street Antiques Show that weekend, so if you’re up for a drive, by all means stop over to see me. I’ll be posting more details soon.
I started setting aside furniture and some of my accessories back in January, when I went on a cleaning frenzy. I came to the realization that my decorating style has evolved and has changed somewhat. I’ll be selling off quite a few things, including the goat cart that I bought last fall. I think I’m refining my style and taking it just a tad bit more contemporary. I will still be using traditional things and staying eclectic, but I just need a little change So, what better thing to do but have a sale to get rid of what I no longer want? I still have so much to do. I haven’t even priced anything yet. Yikes, I need to get busy- I only have nine days left to get organized and packed up. My garage is so full that I can’t even park my car in it!
In the meantime, I thought I’d show you some photos of a spring open house that I attended last month at the Morning Sun Florist Shop in Centerville. The event was held to feature the shop’s line of Juliska products. In addition to a wonderful display of Juliska, the store featured many floral and greenery displays.
Juliska is a company that “prides itself on bringing elegant European design in its extensive collections of glassware, ceramics, linens, lighting and flatware.” You can read more about the company at its website, HERE. This hutch in the shop was filled with Juliska tableware and glassware. I loved the contrast of the fresh green color against the clean white pieces.
I absolutely love these bud and flower vases. Each piece of Juliska glass is hand-blown, so no two pieces are alike. Do you see the vase in the background? I have one in the same design, only in green.
It was a gift from my god-child and niece to thank me for hosting her bridal shower. I absolutely love it!
Can you see the fluted details on the base of the vase? Ohio weather has been so dark, dreary, and rainy all week- not conducive to great photo ops!
The stopper for this flask is just SO pretty.
The shop was filled with lovely displays. These ginormous tree limbs were suspended from the ceiling and vintage bird cages were hung from them.
Out in the courtyard, this giant globe encircled a rosemary tree planted in a large concrete urn. Beautiful rose colored tulips were a delightful addition to this vignette.
Back inside the store, this cloche held small concrete books and a small trophy planted with vines and greenery.
This paper maché rooster was one of many newsprint covered animals. I saw pigs, frogs, and a host of other animals.
This all white floral display is simplicity at its best.
There was so much to see at this open house. Darla, the shop’s owner, is a talented floral designer and she offers so much inspiration. I only purchased a few plants and a couple of decorative pots that day. I hope they live because they look so pretty displayed en masse on my kitchen table. You do remember that I have a brown thumb, right? I think I’m going to have to go back into the store for a couple of wedding/shower gifts. Depending on the piece, Juliska can get a bit pricey; but I think the brides will appreciate the beauty of these pieces, don’t you?
It’s going to be another busy weekend. I’m going to the Springfield Antique Extravaganza with the husband on Friday morning . I’m going to be hunting for another demi-john and will be visiting with a couple of friends who will be exhibiting their goods. Kathy, from Sylvia’s Vintage Daughter will be there, as well as Carrie, from Junque Magnet- Adventures in Yard Sales. Hope I find what I’m looking for. If I do, you might see it in a post next week. That is, if I can get out from under the weight of my sale preparations…… Until then, have a wonderful weekend. Hope the sun makes an appearance for you- I want some nice weather here, soon!
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