Hi! My name is B.Suzanne Charles. I have an English bulldog that I adore! I love all things vintage. I have a shop on ecrater (which is toally free);a site hosted by PAPPASHOP named The Shabby Boutique & am currently signing up on a variety of vintage selling sites...I'm trying to decide between MMP,Shabby Lane Shope,etc. Lots of the items I sell are vintage treaure. I'm also "trying" to add things that I've made...faux treats for display or magnets,etc. I'd love to join a blog swap or 2 (any tips would be appreciated!).
I hope to make new friends with the same interest on blogs and through my shops. I'd love to learn from them,get ideas,tips,etc.
By the way, though you may enjoy a few of these ideas to try on a day off or as inspiration for a different project. Just click on the link...if u decide to make any of the projects,send a photo along w/ notes,tips,etc. I'd love to post it!!
A few weeks ago, I ordered a few ribbons. I wanted sooo much more,but I'll order those soon. Most nof the ribbons I ordered are the 7/8" double ruffle ribbons & 3 of the new 7/8" bark ribbons. I couldn't have been happier when I received my package!!
Deb, from Just Because Ribbons,is one of the sweetest gals you will ever work with! I had so many questions and special requests before ordering & she was so patient & nice.
I'm in the process of learning how to sew. Once I saw the ribbons in person,I finally started trying to learn. I "hope" to make pillows w/ the ribbons from Deb. I can just see the pillows in my mind...of couse,they're all gorgeous!!
Even if it takes some time trying to make my pillows,I've decorated vintage spools w/ the ribbons. Everyone loves them! They're so soft.
Be sure to drop by her shop . If you can sew,you'll really be happy with anything & everything that you buy here. If you're like me,just learning to sew,etc.,you'll be so happy with everything. Not only will you be happy w/ the ribbons,you'll be very please w/ her customer service!
I've also ordered some business cards,matching stickers & gift certificates. I'll be bragging on this lady soon! Anyway... I'm going w/ the blue & brown colors. I love the way Deb's ribbons looks w/ my business cards! Thank you so much,Deb at JUST BECAUSE RIBBONS for such a great shopping experience!!! I'll be back again & again! This lady EARNS customer loyalty.
While shopping for vintage treasure in TN,I found this huge pair of vintage curtains. They're lined and are quite heavy. They have a nubby feel to them. In the selvedge,it says "VAT PRINTS",along w/ a little more that I can make out.
I'm "thinking" that they're bark cloth,but I want to be sure. SO...I'm having a contest!! The 1st person that can ID this fabric will receive a $20 gift certificate for my ETSY shop. The certificate is valid for 6 months,so you could use it while Christmas shopping (or buy a gift for yourself~you deserve it!). If holiday shopping,we offer gift wrapping,we'll ship to the giftee w/ a gift tag to let them know it's from you and much more! If you see something in my shop that you want to lay-away,you can use the gift certificate for that,too.
I really want to give this gift certificate away! I hope to hear from you guys soon.
Best wishes & best of luck,
P.S.~ If you love vintage fabric,I have some adorable feed sack fabric w/ gorgeous patterns and in really nice condition & LOTS of damask napkins,hand towels and more that I'll be adding to my shop soon!!
I'm having a sale at my ETSY shop for the readers of my blog. Receive a 25% discount off of your toal purchase (not inc. s/h) by becoming a follower of my blog. When you make your purchase(s),just add "follow blog" in the notes to seller section. Your discount will be refunded by paypal.
If you're already a follower,you can still receive the 25% discount.
For my customers,I'd love to see photos of the items you purchase from my shop. Email a photo of how you decorate w/ an item,how you upcycle it,a pic of you wearing it,etc. I'll post it on my blog,along w/ any info,tips,etc. that you'd like to include.
If you have a shop or blog of your own,send that info,too. I'd love to add that to a post! Be sure to watch for some great pics of a few of my customers & a few of the wonderful ETSY sellers I've purchased from. The ETSY community has sooo many great members. I'm happy to show them off!
I'll be adding new items today & through the week. The photos above are a few of the items I'll be adding or already have added. I'll also be having special sales for readers of my blog. Stay tuned for more savings!!
I've opened a new shop named "The Shabby Boutique". It specializes in everything vintage! It's hosted by PAPPASHOP,so if anyone can help w/ advice,tips or anything,I'd appreciate it soo much!!
I'm still figuring out how to get everything set up,but it is up & running.
If you'd like to exchange links,please feel free to let me know!!