Monday, December 6, 2010

New Store Hours





New store hours are now effective for The Willow's Nest.  The shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.   What is equally as great is the addition of a book store inside The Willow's Nest!  A local book store has moved inside. The Willow's Nest is located in a vintage cottage type house on the main street in Chapel Hill.  Every room of the house is packed with great merchandise.  And now, one entire room is dedicated to books, used and new.  In fact, I need to take pictures of the entire place next time I'm there.  There is also lots of great Christmas merchandise beautifully displayed and for sale by the owner of the shop.  The phone number for the Willow's Nest is 931-364-4104.












This is the reindeer moss wreath I've been working on. 




Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Request



The hymnal wreaths have been popular this week.  We sold one at the store on Saturday, and 2 more by special orders since then.  The picture above is one I made from a 1958 hymnal.  The pages are a beautiful antiqued yellow.  This wreath was made for a customer that is giving it to her music minister brother and his family as a housewarming gift next week.  The bad news?  We're almost out of hymnal pages.   So here is where the request comes in.  We would greatly, greatly appreciate any tips on where to buy some vintage hymnals or sheet music.  If anyone reading this has some they would like to sell, please send us an email at TwoVintageSisters@yahoo.com

And, on the subject of selling.  If there are any local readers (in the Nashville area or surrounding counties) that have vintage furniture or household items they would be interested in selling we would love to hear from you.  Pam and I started our little business this summer without much (okay, any) real planning.  We've spent many Saturday mornings at estate and yard sales, and many evenings on Craigslist.  With cold winter at our door, our buying opportunities are dropping with the temperatures.   We really appreciate your interest and support!

Thanks for stopping by our blog!
Robin

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Peek In Our Store





We had open house at the antique store today. Seems like a certain color blue and silhouettes are loved by many. The blue side table we finished last weekend was only in the store 3 days before finding a home.  And the silhouette ticking pillow?  It only stayed around a few hours.  We hope to have more of the pillows by Thanksgiving weekend.





Under all these goodies is an Amish made farm table. 
 
 

The sparkling cider was incredible! Especially the cranberry.

 




















We're excited about some upcoming changes at the Willow's Nest, including expanded store hours.  For now, the store is open Thursday - Saturday 10 -  5.  Hopefully by the end of the month this will change to Monday - Saturday.  Until then, we can meet you by appointment outside the current hours.  Just email us with any questions.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Experimenting In Black And White


I just adore black and white, together or alone, and all the shades of gray in between.  I've been wanting to experiment with some ticking and images but haven't had the time.  The biggest challenge for us is too many ideas and too little time.   



This wreath has also been on my mental "to do" list.  The number "3" is metal, tied with black and white gingham ribbon.  The shutter behind the wreath is hand made by my husband.  We also have one made of cedar.

These items will be in our store for Open House this weekend.  We can take custom orders for the pillows.

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Flour Sack Towels


"Tea" Towels



We've had some requests for pictures of our new flour sack towels.    These towels are washed and dried to pre-shrink and soften them.  The designs are vintage images that have been transferred onto the towels and heat set.  These towels are made to look vintage.



















This is one of our Christmas designs.  We will add more a little later.



This is just a sample of the designs we have.  The towels are $8 each or 2 for $15.  If you have any requests for certain categories of images just email us and we will see if we can come up with something. 

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A New Silhouette Piece

This was one of our projects this week.


This piece is an offspring of a vintage dressing table we had at the flea market.   The blue is much better in person.





This is a very old nightstand.  It would also make a great side table and has great room below for a basket, books or magazines.


This piece is headed to the store in a few days.  It's hard to part with most of the things we make, but we figure it should be that way.  It means we are staying true to what we love to do.

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Open House - Please Join Us


We are hosting an open house for our booth at The Willow's Nest!  We will be there Saturday, November 13th from noon to 4 PM and would love to see you.  Refreshments will be served and all our merchandise will be 10% off during the open house.  We have added new furniture, including a beautiful antique desk and corner cabinet.  We are also working on an Amish made farm table that will be in our booth by our Open House.  There will also be lots of new floursack towels, pillows, chalkboards and more.  

Bring a friend or pass this along.  We appreciate your interest in our new business!

Chapel Hill is approximately 30 minutes or less from Franklin, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Columbia and Spring Hill.  N. Horton Pkwy is the same road known as Nolensvill Road in the Nashville/Nolensville area.

139 N. Horton Pky.
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wreaths For All Seasons

Okay, so wreaths have  been my project of choice lately.  Especially the paper kind.  I've been trying to build up a variety of items to put in our store next week.  I also like to get as much bang for my buck, and yours, as possible.  By adding a green button to this wreath, it will be easy to switch out the pumpkin ribbon with Christmas ribbon, and then something else for spring.  I think a pretty green gingham ribbon would look great on this.



This paper wreath is made from French dictionary pages. 




Okay, so this may be the first and last reindeer moss wreath offered by 2 Vintage Sisters.  I still need to buy one more pack of moss to fill in a few spots.  This one has been even more tedious than I expected.    I have some pretty green striped ribbon I'm going to add to this one as soon as it is finished. But for now, I think my rooster makes a nice wreath holder, n'est-ce pas?





I think this is my favorite.  A paper wreath made from an old hymnal.  Unfortunately I was only able to make 2 wreaths with my limited supply of music.  I will certainly be on the hunt for more old music books or sheet music. Pam and I each want one of these for our homes!  




Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Life For A School Desk



We had this desk with us at the flea market last month.  However, it was still in its original state and I don't think anyone even gave it the slightest glance.  We just didn't have time to give it a well deserved makeover until now.   I personally chiseled off the petrified gum from underneath.  What is it with gum and school desks?  Now it has been painted a nice white with a very slight gray  undertone.  The paint is the Behr line from Home Depot and is the paint and primer in one.  I actually found this on the oops table, so I can't give a specific color name.  The writing area has been transformed into a little chalkboard.



I have just the perfect book for this spot.  A vintage Tasha Tudor children's stories book.



I thought this music paper wreath tied with tulle ribbon added a charming and romantic touch.  The seat of the desk has been distressed  to reflect a time worn look.



I can see this desk being used in a variety of ways, both functional and decorational.  And, being white, it is certainly versatile.

I'm linking to:

 
Missmustardseed.blogspot.com
Theshabbychiccottage.net



Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Opening For Business In Chapel Hill, TN

We are excited to announce that we will be open for business in Chapel Hill by the end of this month!  We will have a spot in The Willow's Nest Antique Store.  This place is adorable and well stocked with great pieces.  One thing important to us in finding the right place was that it be appealing in all aspects.  We've found that often antique malls and stores can be old and stuffy.  Some  places are so boring and dusty,  you don't even want to look around.  The Willow's Nest is very well displayed and full of charm as soon as you enter the door.  We are very excited to have this opportunity.

Another important factor to us in choosing the right place was location.  There were other stores equally located  to our area, but weren't appealing to us for one or more reasons.  Chapel Hill  is approximately 30 minutes or less from Franklin, Nolensville, Columbia, Murfreesboro and Spring Hill, Tennessee. 

We are currently working on some great pieces including an antique six drawer desk, antique corner cabinet, antique china hutch and oak dining table.  We will be posting pictures and more information soon.  Thanks for reading our little blog!

The Winner!

Well ladies, you had really good odds on this one! 

The winner is:




7                       Life and Other Things





Random numbers generated Oct 17 2010 at 18:26:45 by www.psychicscience.org


Email me your address and I will get this out to you right away.  Thanks!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Giveaway!

To thank everyone that has visited our booth or our blog, we are hosting a giveaway.    The winner will receive a petite burlap number "3" pillow and a flour sack dishtowel.  The pillow is approximately 10 inches square.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  If you want to become a follower of this blog, you will receive an additional entry.  Just leave a separate comment stating you are a follower.  We will leave this open until  Sunday, October 17th at 6 P.M.  Pictured are the actual items  you will receive.  Sorry, but at this time we  can only ship within the continental United States or APO boxes. 







Thanks for stopping by!

Robin

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Some Great Finds and An Update

In the two weeks since the Flea Market, we have found some great antique pieces.   This weekend we found this  wonderful rocker.  The gentleman who sold it to us thought it was probably close to 100 years old.  The seat was stuffed with straw.   It is definitely very old, but in excellent shape with a sturdy spring seat.  We also found this great old chandelier and have plans for a big makeover.





We have just started to list some of our items on Etsy.  This enables us to accept credit cards for payment through Paypal.  We plan to list some of the antique furniture this way also, but it will only be available for local pick up in the Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN areas.

We are still considering our options for future sales.  We sold so much of our merchandise at the Flea Market that we were afraid we couldn't build up adequate inventory to participate in  upcoming fall sales.   I live on a little farm and would love to have a barn sale in the spring.   So, that is one possibility.  For now, we will use Etsy and maybe Craigslist.  We will continue to add new listings to our Etsy shop and post updates of listings here.  I've changed the settings here so anyone should be able to comment on posts, even if you aren't registered.  We would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by our little blog!

Robin


Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Vintage Head For Halloween

Way back when, glass heads were popular  in home decor.  I must confess, I actually had one of these in my apartment more than 20 years ago.  Pam recently found one at a thrift store and put it in her house.  Fast forward a few weeks and my daughter shows me the new Martha Stewart magazine with Halloween items for sale.  When I saw the mummy head, I got an idea.


I borrowed Pam's head:




I remembered I had these in the closet.  I knew when I found these bandages on clearance they would be useful.







 Add a tray and throw in a few plastic spiders and you have a great Halloween display.



Monday, September 27, 2010

Words Cannot Express Our Thanks

We had the most AMAZING weekend at the Nashville Flea Market!  We met some of the most AMAZING and CUTEST people that blessed us beyond belief with their sweet and kind words.  We cannot express how much it means to us that everyone took time to stop by our booth, chat with us,  hear our story and look at our work.  This weekend was the first time we have ever gone public with our merchandise.

Over the summer we have been collecting and creating furniture and home accessories that speak to us.  The whole process was great fun  and also  great bonding time between sisters and a daughter/niece.  We really didn't have a specific goal at the time.  While we create things we love, we really didn't know if others would love them too.  Several weeks ago we decided that the Flea Market would be a good place to just get out there and see what happens.   Wow, and happen it did.  We rolled in Saturday morning and packed our space as tight as we could, with chairs on top of tables, tables on top of tables and everything else tucked in between.  By Sunday afternoon, almost every thing was gone.  

I tried to get some good pictures, but it was the Flea Market.  You'll have to try to look past the chain link fence and cars behind our booth.   Oh, and the dirt floor.







This blue dressing table and mirror was the first furniture piece to go.  I thought Pam was going to shed a tear or two.  This was her labor of love and she had gotten pretty attached to it.   But, it went to a good home.




Pam was also pretty attached to this white table.  It also went to a good home.










Two of these blue chairs went home with the most adorable couple just beginning to furnish their place.   




This blue cabinet was originally hand made as a Barbie wardrobe about 30 years ago.  It almost found a home, but in the end lost out to the white dresser with the no. "5".



This is what our booth looked like late Sunday afternoon.  The black desk was being held for someone.



We've had suggestions and invitations for future sales.  We are looking into some different options and will keep you updated on our progress.   But, many, many thanks again to EVERYONE that came to see us this weekend!