Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Finally...

... got my hands on it! 

And it didn't disappoint! 

What made it even more fun... 
The Whistle Stop  is "stylin' " too!
Vintage, antique, junkin'  finds at the "SToP"...
 just like Flea Market Style! 

I love this photo {top} from Flea Market Style! 
Vintage battery jars make great vases or containers 
to show off any collection!
The photo {bottom} is a bouquet of flowers from
my garden last year... in a vintage glass battery jar!
I have a few of these that will be in the store this week! 

Love, love, love the well worn sports equipment!
The bat coat rack has been a proven seller for us. 
May have to try a few of the other projects shown here! 
I have a bushel or two of old baseballs and 
softballs ready to repurposed! 

 The magazines collection of plates on the 
               wall makes for great art!  If you want to start your 
collection we have a few plates to get you started! 

{Flea Market Style}

{The Whistle Stop}
Another love... old whisk brooms!
 Look at that collection of brooms 
 and dusters!  I'm always on the hunt for 
whisk brooms. Only one in stock right now, 
but it would make a great addition or the 
start to a wonderful collection. 

   I've always been drawn to old office items.  
I have my dad's old clipboard from his 
electrical business... no computers in those days!
 { he passed away when I was 10 so it's pretty special}
I was always playing school, office and librarian as a kid.  
I have a pile of clipboards coming to the "SToP"!

{Nancy Polacek's pillows}
I love Nancy's pillows! Aren't they fun?  
Memories are revived with these dated pillows.
 A customer bought a pillow from the "SToP"
because it was the year she and her husband got married!
I am on the hunt for more calendar towels to 
repurpose into fun pillows! 

{Flea Market Style}
{our kid's wedding reception}

Vintage weddings are so popular now! 
My son & daughter-in-law's wedding reception
was all about fun, casual and vintage! 
Right up my alley! It was so much fun to decorate!

I have a few Flea Market Style magazines for sale 
at the shop!  So many beautiful photos, decorating 
ideas and plain ol' junkin' fun stuff! 
You're going to want one! 

*Shout out to my friend Cammie
Contributor to Flea Market Style Magazine! 
Awesome job girl! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012


A few pictures of our "We're Back" open house are now on the website.
Stay warm everyone! It's mighty cold... at least here in Nebraska! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

The love...

... of an old suitcase.

What's the appeal of 
these old, utilitarian 
pieces of history?
Is it the warm colors,
the worn & tattered material,
the idea that they have 
traveled far & wide?
They are such fun 
decorating pieces, yet they 
still provide function.
They've never lost 
their usefulness.

This one is storing some of my
Whistle Stop memorabilia ready
to go in the scrapbook. 

The second one holds 
holiday crafts in progress, 
the third old pictures,
the next two old mementos.
I've thought about selling
them, but as I look at 
them I'm not sure I can.
They seem like old friends.

 A friend of mine has this great
tower of old suitcases in her home. 
Decorated so cute with the 
handmade tags. I love all the 
different shades and textures.

Maybe my stack just 
needs a few new friends.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Open Again!

... a few tidbits of info. 

We are back! 
Tomorrow the "SToP" reopens a
after our short winter's nap!
Regular store hours are extended this year!
Thursday, Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-4
Lot's to do today... temperatures keep dropping...
 Better crank the heaters at the "SToP"! 
Tryin' to get my "getter done" motor running! 
 at Andrea's Designs, Little Scandinavia, Garden Gallery,
 Red Door Accents & The Whistle Stop this Saturday!
 We'll be sure to have the treats ready!
I think I'm havin' hot cocoa too... it's going to be chilly.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rescued Furniture...

Some of these you may have seen before...
A few pieces that traveled back to our
Elkhorn store.
Ready & waiting for a new home!

original green paint school bench... 
... would be adorable on a covered porch,
entry way, mud room or under a bay window! 

the marriage of an old dresser & a new hutch top...
... great dining room piece for storage & plate display!

... this post office cubby is still available! 
... crafters storage, collectible display, office organizer!

... red & cream kitchen set
... to adorable for words! 

Now available!
... vintage pattern cupboard store display.
We thought we would hold on to this one
for  a card & jewelry display at 
the "SToP", but it just takes up too 
much room in our little store.