Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gearing up for our Spring Sale

Sorry for the disappearing act...I'm busy getting the shop ready for our first seasonal sale of the year and I've finally figured out that if I focus on ONE thing I can actually get much accomplished. 

Watch for the dates! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Get Your Kicks....on Route 66

Well... as my dad would say.... that's a deep subject...

Well, I'm just going to come out with it. I'm offering up the new Route 66 floorcloth, Get Your Kicks, to you a little early....remember, I designed it for the Design America-Texas show in May. Well, we are NOT going.

Get Your Kicks floorcloth by Angie Nelson
Without going into a lot of personal details, I will just say that our plans have changed unexpectedly. I'm disappointed, but it's okay.

I'm happy with the way this one turned out. Like most of my recent work it's fun! Life is too short here on earth to be so serious all the time. As long as you put a floorcloth on a hard floor it will work anywhere you want to put it. I think this one would be perfect in a recreation room. I can see a juke box and a popcorn machine in there somewhere.  

Each vintage tag is from one of the 8 states on Route 66

Notice the faux cracks in the pavement...and, notice the visual texture of the pavement

I've put it up on my website and Etsy shop and it ships free in the lower 48. Can't beat that!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Now Sold Separately

I recently had a request from a good customer to separate a set of coasters so that she could have one for her desk at work. I thought this was a good idea so in the shop (Ranch Dressing Handmade and Vintage) I have been selling them individually.

Since day one I've offered customers the option of choosing which designs they wanted in their sets so this is obviously a great option!

Remember, these designs are prints of my original art, are printed with archival inks on fine art paper, applied to painted canvas rounds and sealed with 5 coats of polycrylic for protection. Of course you remembered! Too, they are cork backed for your tabletop's protection and are the perfect size for a glass or mug at 3 1/2" in diameter.

They are really a steal for $7.50 each don't you think?

For locals, they are available in the shop and as of today are now available individually, in my etsy shop as well. Shipping is only a buck for one or two. Happy Shopping!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cute Vintage Easter Paper Plate

It's Friday and time to show you some of what I've added this week. I found some cute vintage 1940's or 50's Easter paper plates. At Christmas I sold out of the Santa plates quickly and had no idea that anyone else would love them as much as I did.  These bunny plates are really cute and will make a nice addition to your antique or vintage Easter decorations.

1940-50 Easter Paper Plate - ONLY A FEW LEFT

And are you old enough to remember TV lamps? I am but I didn't realize for the longest time what I had here....

1950's Shell TV lamp - SOLD!

1950's TV shell lamp -SOLD!
I don't figure there is much of a market for them here in Randolph County, but you never know....they are still selling well on Ebay so if you are local...better come now if interested.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

According to my calendar this floorcloth should have been finished last Friday. Being sick with the flu for a week sure put a hurting on my schedule, but I'm making good time this week since this is a standard design and I already have the measurements, and templates ready. I am updating a couple of the colors, but not by much. Turquoise and red are still very classic in western design. I will add the bears this afternoon and hopefully wrap it up by tomorrow and be ready to cut and prime canvas for the next three floorcloths. To see what this floorcloth will look like click here....Hugging Bear with fringe (This one will not have fringe)

I'm starting a round floorcloth next week that should take me about two weeks to complete. It too is a standard design, but I've not done it as a round rug yet. I'm excited to start it. The colors are bold and exotic, as you can see in the color bars above. I bought paint yesterday and I just can't wait to get cracking!

I guess this makes for one of the most boring posts ever...I'm just trying to get back into the swing of posting! It's all I can do to stop for five minutes and do this. Thanks for  hanging in here with me! As I get caught back up I will do a better job keeping you updated.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Be Back Next Week

I have officially missed a week of my life. Today was the first day in 7 that I have left our house or my bedroom for that matter. Seems I caught a little bug...the flu. It was horrible!

Funny thing is, that last Friday, on Facebook, I made a joke out of swallowing a lady bug. Karma?

Anyway, I'm up and feeling much better. Made my weekly trip to the grocery store and even rearranged the living room late this afternoon.

I'll be back on track next week. See you back here then.