Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don't forget to smell the roses!

These cute little glass bricks came in the other day.  They were just too cute to pass up.  But what to do with them?  They are hollow with a small opening on one side.  Looks like potential vases to us!

Hey, they worked out great as vases.  All we needed to do was add a little water and roses.  The front roses are our favorite...Double Delights.  They are very fragrant and the colors so delicate.  We are always happy to cut a bouquet of Double Delights or any of our roses before the deer get them.

As the summer days race by don't forget to smell the roses!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July is always a busy month

Which means I haven't been able to blog much at all.  Our blog has been very much on my mind but there just have not been enough hours in the day!  Here is a brief update on what has been going on at the Little Antique Mall.

Darlene brought us a beautiful bouquet from her summer garden a few days ago.  Darlene has a gorgeous garden and this photo doesn't do her flowers justice!  We learned that Bee assembled the arrangement.  Bee is so talented, too.  I just love foxglove and was so happy she included some in this wonderful arrangement.  I wish my thumb was as green as Darlene's!

While Darlene was visiting Dan and our friend Jeff were busy in the front parking lot.  We have always prided ourselves in trying to make our building as handicap accessible as possible.  Our Holmes Road entrance has a curb cut and a nice ramp from that back entrance into our main mall.  This makes it convenient for some of our friends who know about that entrance.  We modified our public restroom to be easily usable for all of our guests when we leased our building almost 13 years ago.  But our front parking lot on Highway 101 has always been a challenge.  Dan and Jeff just made a nice concrete ramp (with agates in it) from the parking lot to the sidewalk that runs in front of our building and to our main entrance.  This will make it so much easier for our customers to find and to use.  This is a picture of Dan and Aaron testing out the new ramp to make sure it is going to be functional.

The Lincoln City Visitors Convention Bureau is doing
 a special "float drop" on several weekends throughout the summer.  The float fairies will be leaving vintage Japanese glass fishing floats on our Lincoln City beaches for visitors to discover and take home.  The publication 
Oregon Coast Today featured an article on the float drop last week and included this picture of Rick holding a Japanese glass float.  I want to add that Oregon Coast Today is our favorite beach publication.  We have 7 miles of beautiful beach here so there is much to explore.

Meanwhile the Mall cat Stripes was watching the back door.  Stripes has quickly become a fixture at the Little Antique Mall.  He still won't let us pet him but I know with just a little more tuna, time and love it WILL happen.

I hope you are all having a great Summer!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

This is what I bought today

This wonderful bust came into our Mall. I couldn't resist so I purchased it and brought it home. It made my day!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011


I was walking around our Mall yesterday afternoon and was struck by the many red, white and blue items that were available.  I was drawn to so many of them. 

Some are as simple as beverage glasses.  I would most certainly use these to entertain on the 4th of July and most probably on election night as well.

I collect children's toys.  This red and blue truck with white tires would make a fine addition to my collection.

We have a lot of art by J. Hill from the Portland area.  This red, white and blue owl caught my eye yesterday.  I just had to share it on the blog.  I love 
J. Hill's art and this little patriotic owl.

And since we are at the beach "nautical" inspired objects always are popular.  What better centerpiece for your 4th of July party table then this red, white and blue boat?

It didn't occur to me until yesterday how much I love this Holiday.  The people, the beach, the food, the fireworks (sorry dogs, cats, birds, deer, etc.) and the red, white and blue.  This last photo taken of a little painting conveys a sweet message!  

Thank you for checking out my 4th of July "PS!"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Weekend

We have been very busy getting ready for the summer season and haven't had nearly enough time to blog.  We are enjoying the new blog and have some fun ideas that we are working on.  We will be sharing them soon.  In the meantime we wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!  It is a long weekend and our coastal community is bursting at the seams with visitors.  It's time to bar-b-que, enjoy some potato salad like mom used to make and get some sand on your toes.  Be safe everyone!

And Happy Birthday to the USA!