Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New furniture getting ready for a paint job

What a find! Yesterday, I'm sitting home in my PJ's (in the middle of the afternoon), and here comes my husband up the stairs with this fabulous desk he just happened to find. Today it already has a beautiful new white paint job courtesy of Hubby again...What would I do without him. Tomorrow I will try to take it to the shop (with his help, he doesn't know this yet) so it will be there when I reopen January 2nd for my big sale. I'll post a pic as soon as the paint dries. I really love it! It might be hard for me to give it up, but I will.
Wouldn't this be charming in a little girls room as a vanity. I can picture it with a beautiful mirror above it and on top lavish perfumes sitting on a pretty tray and a dainty vintage Kleenex box by it's side. That gives me an idea of how I will set it up in the shop. I can put my new shipment of Pink Sugar on the tray and a bucket of vintage hairbrushes and hand mirrors on there too. Ooh! I'm excited to get it started. I'll let you check it out with new pics soon. Kelli

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Well, if you live in Maryland, I'm sure it's quite obvious that the shop is closed today! What a bummer! It just couldn't have waited 'til maybe Monday. It's only the busiest shopping weekend of the year. It's all good, still great stuff left so you all will have to just cram your last bit of shopping into a few less days.

Be sure to stop in and smell the greatest candles ever. They are by K.Hall and are made from soy and beeswax they burn for 100 hours with NO soot. They are seriously flying off the shelf. I started with 36 two weeks ago and I think I am sold out of 2 fragrances and only have 9 left. They really are fabulous. They make a great gift, but be sure to grab one for yourself too.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Midnight Madness

Santas little helpers all dressed in pink and all trying hard to be voted employee of the year!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just a quick message before I head over to the shop. It always seems like I am getting ready for something over there. Spent 10 hours yesterday rearranging and tiding up for this weekends Midnight madness. I am so excited. I will try to post a few pictures tonight if I get a chance. I am really proud of the window display I created along with my friend Garland who just happened across the street as I was setting it up. It's so beautiful, it looks like a winter wonderland. It's amazing how a can of spray paint can transform an ugly green tree into a beautiful snow covered work of art. It's definitely "beginning to looking a lot like Christmas".

Friday, November 20, 2009

What a crazy week. Many long hours , but worth it all with a very successful Holiday Open House. Friday night Happy Hour was so much fun, that I decided to do it again this Friday night. My friends Jill, Iris and Sueellen came out, but the best surprise (as you can see in this picture)was finding out even baby boys can be fans of The Vintage Shoppes. I have recently started to do decorating services and am really excited to start working next week for a young girl named Sophie. I have already started to put some things together and can't wait to head over to her house to see her bedroom and decide upon our palette. I'll post some pictures as the design comes along. Next I will be gearing up for a Holiday Shop that my friend Dawn is having at her house this weekend. Then Black Friday at the Shop and next Midnight Madness in Ellicott City. That is a fun night. Last year it was 23 degrees outside and the shoppers didn't care. Everyone had a great time. I'm hoping for warmer weather this year because I am considering check out outside under a tent. Yikes...What if it snows??!! That's my thoughts for now. Fill you in soon. Kelli

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Open House

I'm getting very excited! Only two days left until The Vintage Shoppes Holiday Open House that will take place all weekend long. I think it will be lots of fun especially with the kick-off Friday night , November 13th with a Happy Hour from 6-9pm. Saturday (10-6) and Sunday(11-6) look good too, the weather should be great for a shopping trip with your girlfriends down to Historic Ellicott City, MD. I've already noticed my customers stocking up on gifts for friends and family. I just got a new shipment of funny trash talk notepads and cards that have been very popular, the one that makes me laugh the most says, "I saw my mother today...Thank God she didn't see me". They are also picking out special decorations to add to their collections. From a PINK tree to a new glitter cottage or vintage style santa, there is lots to choose from. The excitment for the Holidays is in the air and the oohs and ahhs over the glitter and glitz make me smile. As usual its "Vintage Chic with a Hip and Funky twist"!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Well, I'm actually close to finishing getting my Holiday out in the shop to get ready for my Open House next weekend. I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. As soon as I set up the pink tree vignette, a customer came in and purchased the white server it was displayed on. No problem! Just replaced it with a few other pieces of furniture and set it back up.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Welcome to The Vintage Shoppes of Ellicott City, Maryland!

Welcome to the blog of The Vintage Shoppes of 8198 Main Street, Ellicott City, Maryland. Join owner and Junk Girl extraordinaire Kelli Laine Myers as she blogs about all things vintage, fab and funky in her brick-and-mortar shop in the historic district of EC, her on-line Etsy shop, and her uber-cool crafty and vintage creations.

For more about Ellicott City, visit here, and for a recent feature about The Vintage Shoppes and more, check out this review on Vintage Indie.