Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #25


Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!  This week I shared with you my updated antique booths.  I didn't do any junkin' last weekend at all!  I did visit a venue for my wedding and decided to book it for my wedding.  I'm so excited!  I have tons of ideas that I can't wait to see come to fruition.  It's going to be so much fun and the location is perfect.  Eventually I'll find the time to show you what I bought at the hoarder auction I attended nearly 2 weeks ago.


The feature from last week's party is... 
Crafy Hope


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Wedding Venue

Hey all, on Sunday I went to view a place where I was hoping would work for my upcoming wedding.  Well, as it turns out, it felt PERFECT.  So, I booked my date.  I wanted to share the perfection with you.  I also want you guys to be able to share your ideas with me.


This barn was going to be torn down, but it was rescued, transferred to the fairgrounds, and restored.
It was just finished this summer.


Front view.



Looking in the open doors towards the back door.


View from the right side from the front door.  
We will have a live band (friends of mine) set up on the left and an open bar on the right.


Aren't these chandeliers cool?


The hay loft.  I have big ideas for up here.


View of the left side from the front door.  Food will be set up on the right.  
A few tables for people to sit down will be set up on the left.


View of the same side but from the back door.


Look at the beautiful ceilings!


View of the backside of the barn.  
We will have a large white tent with sides set up right against the barn.  
This is where we will set up all the tables for people to sit at and have their dinner.


This is one side of the barn.  
We are planning to have the ceremony here with the barn as the backdrop.

Oh, remember my idea for my wedding bouquet?  Well, it's coming along.  More happy mail!

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That's all for now! Have a good week!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Booth Update

Hey all, I'm still working on cleaning up all the finds from the big ol' hoarder auction I attended a little over a week ago.  I didn't attend any sales this weekend, but I did make it to my booth to add some new items.  I know it's been quite awhile since I've shared my spaces with you.  I wish I had more time to really rearrange my spaces a little more!

Here's the older space.  It turns 1 year old on November 1st.  Click here to view what it looked like back then. It's amazing how much it has transformed in a year.  And how much stuff I've been able to pack in here!














Here's the newer booth.  November 1st marks the start of my 4th month in the extra space. Click here to see what it looked like when I first moved in.













That's it for now!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday #24 & Giveaway Winners

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Welcome to the next installment of Thrifty Things Friday!

First off, I'm sorry to everyone who reads this lil ol' blog of mine.  I've been swamped.  So much to do at the day job.  Working diligently to complete my MBA.  Buying for the booth.  Selling Christmas on Etsy and Pyrex on Instagram.  I need a break!

So, I totally forgot to announce the 2 winners of the giveaway.

and
Linda @ A La Carte

I did buy a truckload of goodies last Saturday, but with the busy schedule, I haven't had time to dig through them.  I'm hoping to get to that this weekend.  Here are a few sneak peeks.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've already seen these.






Last week I also asked for your help finding something for my upcoming wedding.
I finally got my first 4 for the project.  I hope to have more coming in the mail!


The feature from last week's party is...

Deanie's Stash


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  2. link back to the Melissa's Antiques home page or directly to this week's TTF link-up.  Feel free to grab the button above! Tell your readers where you party at!  Encourage them to join!
  3. follow my blog.  You can do that several ways: Google Reader, by email, Bloglovin', or any other platform.  I also have a Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. I like to show different content than what's on my blog on these 3 platforms.
  4. go to the source of the photo to pin it to Pinterest, so that way the original author gets the credit.
  5. note that by linking your post, you give me (Melissa's Antiques) permission to share your pictures or content on my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or other social media platforms.
  6. try to visit others who link-up to this post.  I will try to get to everyone's posts by the time for the next TTF.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

I Need YOUR Help!

Life has been busy.  I've been engaged for 3 months today.  And I haven't done a single thing for my wedding, except buy a vintage milk glass cake stand.  That was 4 days after I got engaged.  So, after much thought, the wedding will most likely take place over my fall break next October... so exactly one year from now.  That may seem like a lot of time, but I'm sure it will come and go quickly.

So, I've known from the beginning that my wedding would be 100% vintage.  When I started collecting odd bits of costume jewelry this summer, it got me thinking about how I could incorporate that into my wedding.  With a simple google search, I found the above vintage enamel floral brooch bouquet idea.  I knew I had to do this for me and my 2 bridesmaids.


After pricing brooches in local antique stores and even my local thrifts, I thought I couldn't afford to do this.  After all the bridal bouquet alone will take 50-60 brooches, while the bridesmaid ones will take 25-30.  That's anywhere from 100-120 brooches.  If they each cost me the antique prices, I'd spend over $1000 on these alone.  NOT what my thrifty self had in mind! 

So, here's where I'm enlisting your help.  I know some of you out there in blogland find these all the time in the $1-3 range!  I need you guys to pick them up for me!  I will gladly pay you real money $$ OR I'm even willing to trade for other vintage goodness.  Please send me emails (melissasantiques AT gmail DOT com) OR direct message me on Instagram (melissasantiques).  As the brooches come in, I will definitely be showcasing them here with a link back to the lovely blogger/instagrammer who helped me out.

I also thought that this would be a fun way to incorporate all my vintage-loving blogland friends in my wedding.  I'm sure I'll be including you all more as the days count down and we get closer to the big day.

Happy hunting.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all find.
Melissa