Don't you just fall in love with the little "Theatres" for Halloween~ made from old boxes, covered in vintage paper with all kinds of vintage do-dads, ribbons, buttons, buckles and some things I don't even know what they are!!! I will have to post pics of the others later - they are all made locally by Mona (doesn't it stink when you can't think of someone's last name..yiyiyi)
The star and crow is another fun decoration - made by Sharon of Vintage Threads!! ( I do remember her last name...Nolan...LOL!!)
It rained off and on all day today and was actually cool outside - The store has such a "warmth" about it when the skies are grey. The walls are all stone and together with front and back porches - it makes it dark inside the store...lots of candle lights brighten corners and windowsills.....real candles flickering, giving off a cinnamony scent, help with the ambiance of making the store look like a country store of yesteryear. Baskets hanging from the ceiling, olde barrels, rug beaters and all those olde jars - can stir the imagination and you can pretend you are a storekeeper from another time !!! BUT back to reality...too much work to do to "daydream" for very long. Pricing takes so much time....maybe cause I am obsessed with price tags...or maybe I am slow.....or maybe I have too much stock.....or maybe.....I talk too much inbetween everything else. It seemed all I finished today was some pricing of items - I had pumpkins to stuff...didn't get done...pillows to stuff....didn't get done!! I did have some customers who were happy to find fall and Halloween treasures for sale - (that was good as it was a quiet week so far) !! I was getting worried customers were not in the fall mood yet! Sigh of relief!!!