Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Open House


(Thank you to Lavender Garden Cottage , Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen, and Stuff and Nonsense for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone!  As many of you know, my mom and I own a little shop called 'Home Sweet Home.'  This past weekend was our annual Holiday Open House.  We were VERY busy all last week turning the whole store over to Christmas, and I took TONS of pictures, so get ready!
These little mercury glass trees were a hit!  Our friend Carol added the burlap '25' to jazz them up a bit...aren't they the cutest?


In the front room where you first walk in, we went all sparkly and blingy, staying with shades of cream, white, and silver.












In all of the other rooms we went a little more rustic, with pops of green and red...









You can see in the background some of the 'recycled' necklaces that I made...I attached a coffee sack to a bulletin board, then hung the necklaces from decorative pins.



Well, I warned you that there were a lot of pictures!!  We had a wonderful turnout, and many of these items have now gone on to good homes :)
 Next, it's time to enjoy turkey and pumpkin pie!  (After that, I'll start decorating my own home-whew!)  I'm so thankful for all of you-I wish you a fabulous Thanksgiving!
I'm linking to these fun parties:   Stuff and Nonsense
                                               Primp
                                               Ivy and Elephants
                                               Farmhouse Porch
                                               Common Ground 
                                               Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
                                               Lavender Garden Cottage 

43 comments:

  1. Love the rustic room, I see some things I would want to take home. Everything is just beautiful hope you sell out:)

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  2. Just lovely displays! My favorite room is the one with the red and green touches. Thanks for sharing your great photos, Jean

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  3. This is amazing! You always have such excellent taste, these photos just took me in; I bet it smelled amazing in the store, too! And I agree with Dawn, I saw tons of things I would love to take home for myself :) Congratulations on getting such a great turnout.

    This post makes me want to come work in your shop! lol, I bet it would put me in the Christmas spirit in no time.

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

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  4. Hi Susan,
    Wow the shop looks so festive. I see many things I could relove in my house!!!! I wish I lived closer. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Kris

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  5. Oh WOW!!! There is so much to love and I can't wait to look at the pictures again to see what I missed the first time. I like how you hung the sleds on the wall. I have a couple but haven't figured out what, exactly, I want to do with them! Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  6. Ooooooh! I ADoRE your room styling! I'm especially swooning over those sledges hung as a trio on the wall - lush! Have a little break and then you can enjoy decorating your own home! Well done and Happy Thanksgiving! J9 x

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  7. Looove all of the sparkle! Definitely a bright and white holiday party!

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  8. gorgeous wonderful things!!! Makes me want to get started!!!

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  9. Adore each picture. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  10. Where is your store. Road trip.......
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  11. Just sat for a minute's rest from cleaning and click over to read your post. This was a sight for truly sore eyes, back, and hands. You have made my day with this beautiful post. Left me longing to live near enough to visit. I will be back to look again!

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  12. Looks beautiful, would love to live close enough to visit!

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  13. I saw so many items I would love to have. Inspiring!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Meredith

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  14. I see so many great items! The shop was decorated so nice with all the silver and tinsel. I'm glad you sold a lot of your items.

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  15. Holy moly can I live in your store?

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  16. Susan you shop looks beautiful! Wish you lived closer!What a fun shop! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    xx
    Anne

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  17. love it all, but your sleds on the wall, and that rusty old green chair frame are my faves...for right now anyway. =)

    blessings
    barb

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  18. So many goodies. I could have so much fun in this shop. Nice job!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  19. Love it all. Every. Single. Thing.! show us some close ups of the necklaces - I want to buy some!!

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  20. I had no interest in going out shopping this weekend. I wanted to stay away from the crowds. If your place was close to me I would stand in line to visit!

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  21. Your shop is so beautiful with all the sparkling glimmer and shine of Christmas...I see a few things in your shop that I have...and some things that I would love to have....Just wish your beautiful shop weren't so far away!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  22. Your shop looks fabulous, Susan, all dressed up for the holidays.
    Mary Alice

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  23. Would LOVE to shop there !! QUESTION: fourth picture from the bottom -- the two wooden things that look like dumbbells -- what are they ? I found one the other day at the thrift shop and picked it up for 50 cents. I knew it was old, but not real sure what it was.

    patty
    soriano471@sbcglobal.net

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  24. Thanks for visiting Every Little Birdie and becoming a follower. I'm your newest follower!! Love your shop. The Vintage Christmas items are beautiful.

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  25. Hi Susan, thank you for visiting and for following me!I'm here with you to admire beautiful things!!! I'm now your newest follower. Your shop looks like a fabulous place. I would spend hours there ... I love the wonderful pictures. From all loved the sleds on the wall.
    Happy day!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh how I would love to shop in your wonderful little shop!! It looks fabulous! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving, Gail

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  27. ths post s wonderful gtng me into christmas mood...love ur blog...

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  28. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for stopping by today and I'm happy to follow along :) Everything is so pretty here! I like those vintage sleds and the pillows are really run.

    Enjoy your day!
    leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  29. WOW! Awesome! Where to start? Everything is so beautiful! Great Christmas trees! Love the peace sign, pillows, sleds, wreaths... Love the furniture! I wish I could visit your shop! :-)

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  30. OMG I see so many pieces that I have fallen in Lust with! *Winks* I'd be so Tempted... beyond Restraint! It all looks Amazing, I could spend Hours in a Shop like yours.

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  31. It looks wonderful and I'm sure you'll have a hard time keeping it full! ~ Maureen

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  32. Susan, it all looks so great! Now, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in your home. :) Thanks for the brain-food.
    -Revi

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  33. Love love love these pics of the shop!!! Awesomeness!!!!<3

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  34. Love love love these pics of the shop!!! Awesomeness!!!!<3

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  35. What a beautiful shop. I would love to drop by at your shop when I have time. It would be a blast. I'm so excited.
    web design Australia

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  36. What a beautiful shop you have, loved all the photos and seeing all your creativeness. Also congrats on being in Romantic Homes. Awesome shop!

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  37. Love all the cozy displays...I adore primitive. We are having a big sale for Christmas, wanted to let all of my followers know....so if there is something you've had your eye on.....now is the time!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now it's countdown time.

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  38. What beautiful decorations! I love the silver and white theme. Many beautiful items to look at as well. Glad your open house was a success.

    Linda

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  39. Susan, it all looks fabulous! I can't decide which I like best, the blingy or the rustic. I love the bling and have done that look in my living room. Deep down I think rustic wins out for me. Love the sleigh collection. So happy that it all went well. I remember when I owned a business with a friend. Many hours were spend decorating it for Christmas. a big job and then you had to turn around and do it again at our own homes. Good thing we love decorating! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  40. love the silver sparkle, love the rustic look! just beautiful

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  41. Hi Susan,
    just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup today.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Wow! Love all of that silver and white. I have a little silver tree that I haven't pulled out of my basement yet. Hmmmm.....may need to go grab it after seeing yours. Love those cute burlap pillows on the sofa too. Wish I lived near you to shop there. I'm sure I would've bought something. Glad you had a good turn-out!

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