Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How Many?

It's raining Christmas Bulbs!

I came home from work today and my awesome husband
had all 80 Christmas bulbs painted!  

Hopefully by the weekend they will all be complete,
priced & ready for the Holiday shows! 

I'll post a finished picture as soon as
they're done! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Is it...

... the Beverly Hillbillies?
... Sandford and Son?
The Whistle Stop
The weekend of our Fall show was also
the weekend for the Vencie Flea Market! 
And we couldn't let the junk pass us by so we
made several quick trips before and after opening 
the shop! We managed to fill the pick-up four times! 
Some of these "wonderfuls" have already been 
done up in Whistle Stop style and are at 
the shop ready for you to take home and love!  

... and there will be more to come! 
Y'all come back now, y'hear?.

Open Saturdays  10-4
(Oct. 30th we will be closed preparing 
for our Holiday open house!) 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It All Adds Up!

Torn tendon in my foot = a boot for 3 weeks


2x6 falls on my husbands foot = limping in pain


Bandsaw broken = time & profits dwendling

All of the above = NO TIME FOR TEARS!

'Tis the season!
to burn the midnight oil in spite of it all!

Whistle Stop's "Shopkeeper Saturdays"
open 10-4

"Deck the Holidays" Open House
 Nov. 4th, 5th & 6th

The Autumn Festival at the Qwest
Nov. 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th 

The shows must go on... 
and they will! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Marketplace Show...

Hocus Pocus...
Let the Autumn Magic begin...

... and it did at
The Whistle Stop's
Fall Marketplace Open House!

Go to our website and check out
our pictures of the show!
The sleepless nights paid off
as the shop's displays came together,
looking very much like Fall had
arrived. Everything was ready by
the strike of 10:00 on
Thursday morning!

It was great to meet fellow Blogger,
Connie from She Dreams Big & to
see Brenda again from Pine Tree Prims.
It was also great to meet Phil and Linda
from Sweet Annie's Primitives in Roca, NE.
Jolene from Weathered and Worn
Country Store of Papillion, NE and
Deb from Country Sampler, of Omaha
visited too. It is always a great complement
when other store owners take time
away from their "to do list" to visit
our little bit of a country store!

And of course I wish I could name
each and everyone of our wonderful,
tide & true customers that come to
The Whistle Stop's open houses.
Rain or shine, Spring, Summer or Fall,
year after year, they come and shop
with wonderful things to say...
... and that makes us do it
again and again and again!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Show...

... survived day one & on only 3 hours of sleep.

Thanks to all who came to the open house today.
A fellow blogger, three fellow shop owners
and many, many wonderful customers made our
first day very rewarding!

Too tired to post pic's tonight.
I'll get them up soon!
Nighty, night...

Monday, September 6, 2010

... a little bit of Autumn is brewing
in the craft room!

Now if the "Good Witch" would only
share some magic so I could
fill up the shop in just three days!!!
I am just a wee bit behind!

... and one last little treat to share from

Summer's End!