Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You're Invited To Llano

First, I want to thank you all so much for your sweet comments and prayers for my husband.  It was appreciated more than you'll ever know.  It was a quick funeral and it was good to see family that we hadn't seen in a while.  For those that don't know, his parents had separated when Cruz was little and they were no longer together.  Losing them both within 6 months was hard on his family.  Thank you again for your prayers.

Second, I'm not sure what was going on with blogger, it deleted comments I had posted before I left.  Oh my, they screwed up with their maintenance issues, I sure hope they realize what they did.  I had to repost comments as blogger wouldn't let me repost them.  Anyways, moving on.

Lastly, I'm ready to reveal the surprise I've been alluding to, so here goes...

We've taken a space at Binky La Faye's shop in Llano Texas.  I am so excited to be in her shop.  After we returned from our trip to the valley, we decided to go ahead and go the other direction and move into her shop.  We received such a warm welcome and Glenda that was working there just made us feel right at home, even already kidding with Cruz and both Binky and Ron came in on their day off to welcome us.  It just feels like this is a really good move for us. We are really excited about our newest adventure and I so hope if you are in the area you'll stop and check us out. 

When we visited Binky's shop back in April (you can read about it HERE and HERE), I just loved the welcoming feel of this place and of course it was full of wonderful treasures too.  Just the kind I like.  I didn't even hesitate considering a space in her shop.  I started off setting my booth up with a "June Wedding" theme:

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The wedding dress has a long train on it and is just so pretty.  There's a stack of bibles and a camera and of course suitcases with a change of clothes, vintage of course, and I know you can't see it very well but there's an awesome Motel sign in the back.  The brides headdress is actually a child's costume skirt that someone had stapled handmade flowers to, probably worn for Halloween.  I just loved that it looked like a veil when I put it on her head, really unusual, but pretty.  The groom had a football ribbon, which is sort of like something maybe more you'd see for a prom, but he "won" his bride.  Good story don't you think.  Of course the bridesmaid, not be in the spotlight, has her mink stole, hat, and sunglasses ready for the event.  Complete with her white dancing shoes (or boots if you will).  There are binoculars so that you can see the guests from afar.  I know I have a wild imigination.

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This shelf was fun to put together and was Leftover's Inspired
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Here's another view.

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I tried to bring a variety of it all, from gardening to frames, suitcases, gloves, mannequins, a mixture of things.

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In this last picture, there are 4 sets of old golf bags.  Wouldn't they look cute on a door with all kinds of greenery in them.

Here's more of Binky's shop:

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Be sure and visit Binky's blog too.  Click on her name above for the link.

I'm linking up with Kathleen for her White Wednesday posts.  Please stop over her blog to see all the other participants.  It's good to be back home from a long weekend.  Hope you all have a great week.


  1. Oh my goodness, I think I would go crazy in that shop! Good luck with your new venture, hope it is a positive and fruitful experience for you :) Your items are quite lovely too.

  2. This is almost too much of a good thing!!!
    Wow, you and Binky together = AMAZING!!!

    Can't wait to see the shop!


  3. I am so excited for you!! Llano is such a cool little town, and right on the way to so many places in Central Texas---I am sure there is lots of traffic, and I just KNOW they stop and shop!

  4. I love your new space! Even though Llano is far from home, I go this way sometimes when I travel to Roundtop. Maybe this fall I will see your space, you always inspire me! Angie

  5. Congrats on your new space T.! I love that shelf of things, but it all looks darling! Happy WW!

  6. T, it looks great (as always). Soooo wish I wasn't 1500 miles away! XOX and good luck on the new venue!

  7. What a lovely post. Such beautiful displays.
    barbara jean

  8. I will never tire of seeing photos of your displays Theresa. They are so inspiring to me and of coarse it helps that we love the same things. You just have a knack for taking the ordinary and making it look spectacular! Wishing you luck in your new store.

    Thanks for supporting my blog for so long now and I'm glad I've had the opportunity to get to know you....if only in cyberspace:-)


  9. Congrats on the new space. Love the imagined wedding story, so clever and sweet. I'm sure they'll all just love you there.

  10. Loving it.
    Binky is such a doggone cute name. It's almost as much fun to say as Cat Daddy!
    P.S. Still thinking of you and Cruz.

  11. Your space is so YOU, Theresa! Gorgeous with such an artistic touch to it. I love the idea of the golf bags on the door and the cute wedding theme vignette! Happy WW t. xoxoxo

  12. T. .. It looks wonderful .. so happy for you.. what a great opportunity .. your styles just kind of fold together .. what a nice looking shop that place is .. have never been there .. but have always heard good things about it .. congrats on the move ..
    love ya'

  13. I love the way things are displayed. Great job. Wish you were closer. Even though you aren't, you give great ideas and inspiration. I have to check on you all the time. Debi

  14. Yay! So glad you're all moved in! Everything looks beautiful, of course! I just know you are going to have an amazing time. You're a great fit! I owe you (and Cruz) Cooper's... (and remind him that we have a standing date at Blanco Cafe!)


  15. gorgeous!
    love the colours
    take care,

  16. I wish you the best in Llano. Don't forget to come visit us in McKinney though!

  17. Wow, what a great booth, so many different items, something for everyone that shops!


  18. We are glad to see you're back to blogging. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you.

    PS-blogspot deleted all kinds of postings and comments. Some type of glitch. Our posting dissapeared from Thrusday to late friday. Then it came back 3x!
    The Loft

  19. Hi, this is my first comment from my very own blog. Usually I post comments when I am signed in as "The Loft on 2nd" ( I write the Loft blog for the owner).
    I want to let you know how much you have been in my thoughts this past week. I wish you and your family peace, faith and wellness.
    Your blog is inspiring. I love it! thanks!

  20. I love Llano.....thanks for sharing such awesome pics!
    Cathy aka GGJ

  21. Wow...you are off to a great start, it all looks fabulous!

    Good luck and have lots of fun!

  22. CONGRATS T! This shop is perfect for you. How far is that drive for you? And will you be leaving the mall in McKinney? I'm SO excited for you and your space looks wonderful! I'll makemy way to Llano ASAP!

  23. Me thinks I will soon need to make a road trip to Llano!

    I am still trying to get caught up. I could barely keep my head above water BEFORE I took off for a month. Oh, well.

    I am wishing you a splendid day!

  24. Beautiful...just beautiful. I wish I could shop at your space.Good luck and wishing you much success. Sea witch

  25. Congrats Theresa! Your space looks beautiful as does that shop! It's been a long time since I took a road trip to Llano.....may have to change that! Wishing you much success in your new venture!

  26. Good luck with your new venture! Can't wait to see the shop!

    Silver MLM

  27. Hey girl! Your booth looks amazing! I love your wedding theme! Best of luck in your new venture hope it pays off big! Binky's shop is adorable! Peg said she went there and bought a few small things!

  28. We stopped by Saturday to check it out! Wow! What a great little shop. Much talent here. Teresa, your booth looks great. Andy purchased a few things. Next time you come, give us a call and we'll grab a bite to eat! Susan & Andy


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