Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Tour. . .

I thought you all may like to take a peek at our holiday decor from last year over at Country Living online.  It's been rather fun to see changes from one year to the next - which I ALWAYS make  (mostly because inevitably I have sold something I used the year before.  Such is the life of a dealer)!

If the sun will ever come back out again in middle TN I will take photos of this years decor and post here for comparison.

In the meantime, keep watch this week for a review and photos of our first ever A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm AND teases for our new product launch for January (which I have already begun to do on Facebook and Instagram).  Lots to do this week!

Happy Monday!
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Mid Month comes early. . .

In attempt to catch Santa's sleigh before he leaves the North Pole, new additions are coming early to the Flea Market this month (and most items were straight off the shelves of our A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm event this past weekend)!  Here's a peek at what you will find tomorrow (10:00 am central time) hitting the shelves. . .

Another fabulous vintage collectible truck to carry your ornaments (or trees or tiny presents). . .


a few more of my handmade snowglobes . . .
 

wooden deer that I dressed with pom poms. . .
 

small kitchen jars, affordable and perfect for creating your own snowy scenes. . .
 
 

vintage plastic angels. . .


vintage vignettes created in ironstone cups. . .
 

vintage wrapping paper and wood veneer ornament tags. . .
 

a lovely vintage pop bottle set. . . 
 

vintage Christmas tag sets. . .
 

something to keep you warm. . .
 

and lots more!
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Monday, December 08, 2014

The Things I Keep Monday. . .

While I have decided to share a few advertising rulers in the Flea Market from time to time (in fact, there is still a listing up for a great set of 2 here), I usually hold onto them - tightly.  I love the muted colors and the typography, and someday I am going to come up with a brilliant idea for re-purposing them!  So until then, these recently found little guys will get added to my ruler jar on my studio shelf.


Stay tuned this week as I've got lots to share!  First off we are going to do our mid-month Flea Market release on Wednesday the 10th instead of the 15th this month in the hopes of getting all of the packages to you in time for the holidays!  Look for some lovely gift and decorating ideas whereas most items were pulled from our A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm show this past weekend (so I'm bringing the show to those of you who couldn't travel on-line)!  I'm also going to drop several items in the Flea Market into our Sale category that day as well.

And speaking of the event, I will be posting some fun photos and details of the weekend too.  It was so much fun and I was overwhelmed by the response.  Wow is all I can say!  We are very tired - but very humbled.

Happy Monday!!
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ticket Giveaway!!

We have a winner!  Thanks to everyone who left a comment (and for the nice notes)!

Beth Houge

You have won two tickets to tomorrow night's pre-sale.  Please email us at jennibowlin@gmail.com and let us know you are coming.

And we are officially sold out for tomorrow nights pre-sale as of earlier today.  We will be open Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no entrance fee.  Please check our page on Facebook (A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm) for details on Saturday as there is a parade from 11:00 - 1:00 with Mt. Juliet Rd. being closed.  You can come before or after those times to completely avoid the issue or see our post about ways around it.  Either way- come out and shop.  We would love to see you!


We are so very close to our inaugural "A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm" - only 3 days away!

I'm posting the information again below for reference.  Follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram (jbsmercantile) as I post photos there everyday.

And the best part. . . we are very close to selling out Friday night (so get your tickets quickly by going to the events page on our website and clicking on the link), but you can snag 2 tickets just by leaving a comment here between now and Thursday 3:00 central time.  Be sure to leave your full name.

We will choose a winner at random and make the announcement here and on Facebook on Thursday evening.  It has already been quite the adventure, but the best is yet to come!



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Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Kits are here (well. . . almost)!

 They will be at midnight tonight (central time)!

We have so much coming to the site for December so grab a cup of coffee and read to the end. . .

Our Papercrafting Kit this month is full of cheer and lots of exclusives including my new favorite stencil of all-time (vintage ornaments!). . .




The Artisan Add-On this month also has a great exclusive (I'm a little obsessed) - vintage style ornament wood veneer tags . . .


The Antiquarian Add-On is merry and bright with lots of great vintage including rare Coke items, a Santa candy container, a honey gift box, hand beaded glass flowers and lots of Ephemera. . .


(and just look at this adorable elf ornament Doris made with her kit. . .)


This month's Crafted Kit is a lovely snowy scene presented in a canning jar (and you get enough to make 2 - one to keep and one to give)!  These come together fast - I love instant gratification!



And of course we have stocked the Flea Market with lots of holiday and gift-giving lovelies including. . .

A beautifully muted Putz house set complete with little trees and a church . . .

My best and favorite collectible truck and trailer and this lovely hand-dyed and mica frosted tree set . . .


A set of artist brushes in red and green. . .


boxes of old pen nibs with candy stripes. . .


a lovely Victorian glove box with poinsettias . . . 


triangle flower frogs. . .


this amazing lithographed wooded Christmas house with a door that opens on the side for storage or display. . .


And don't miss the introduction of our newest line of Art Cards - 8"x 10" printed cards on heavy stock featuring some of our favorite JBS designs.  Perfect for framing or sitting on a shelf or easel - 15 styles to choose from and only $3.00 each!  Find them in the Mixed Media section (they will have their own category soon) . . .


And finally - get ready for a HUGE sale (our biggest ever) on all JBS Products and Past Kits.  Many items have been further reduced as well.  Almost everything is 25% to 80% off of original retail prices.  We will no longer carry most of these items on our website after January so be sure to stock up on all of your favorites while you can.

Oh- and one more thing!  We will begin shipping this month on Monday the 8th to ensure domestic delivery before Christmas.

The holiday season is here - where's the EggNog?!?!?

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