For now....sit back and enjoy a quick re-cap of 2011 for Mulberry Heights Antiques!!! The fact that we've been open for 12 years today is unbelievable to me!! Oh, how we've grown! And it's only because of you, our loyal friends and customers!!! Happy New Year!!!
Anything Emily does with a church or a town scene is incredible!!
It was fun to be included in Birmingham Home and Garden's Magazine with the Top 10 Trendsetters and Tastemakers!
It was also fun to start advertising with our very own Alabama Magazine!! What a great publication!!
And we certainly have LOVED carrying Caroline Rheel's beautiful pieces of pottery...poetry in motion is what I like to call them!!! We are sad to see her moving away...but Forever grateful that we were allowed the opportunity to carry her art!
Of course, we never tire of Victoria magazine!! Having our creamware featured in a past issue was fun!
Now we get to the "heart" of the matter! ME!!!
Seriously, though....I've always wanted some "old" shutters to be able to use in the shop....
and just look at what I found! We have loved them!
We use them to hang our sconces on, etc...!!!
And then there is our Creamware that we tried to really focus on this past year!
With it's clean lines and timeless appeal you can't help but fall in love with it like we did!!!
I just have to make myself not keep it all!!
All of a sudden it was the end of summer and time for our first Sip and See that combined two of our artists that we carry! Wow!! It was a HUGE HIT!!!
We had ourselves a Party!!!!
If I do say so myself...we out did ourselves on the food for this event!!!
We wasted no time moving right along!
We were privileged to be a part of the Birmingham Home and Garden's Inspiration Home 2011!
We loved every minute of it but we especially loved getting to work with Tracery Interiors and getting to know Doug and Paige and everyone on their design team! Thank you for letting Mulberry Heights be a part of such a wonderful event in Birmingham!
Then, in late OCTOBER...it was time to start decorating the shop for Christmas! It was fun, though!!
I loved everything we carried this year for Christmas!!
And then I blinked!!! And it was time for our Christmas Open House with Emily!!! she brought cards....
And paintings galore!!!!
The hit of the show was most DEFINITELY this Hunt Scene!! It's as if it has been taken straight from the mind of Ralph Lauren himself!!! Of course I'm measuring each space in my own house to see if there is any chance of it working!!! Oh My...It's Phenomenal!!!
As if we didn't have enough to offer in the way of "Christmas Wish Lists!" We also had all of this fabulous jewelry!! I can only imagine the smiles of the wives that received either an Emyo painting or a Sennod piece of jewelry or a Leather Strap bracelet! I'm so thankful for the ones I've already heard from!!!
It makes it ALL worthwhile to know that you are a part of someone else's joy!!!
1- I started my first blog it doesnt fall far from the tree when my daughter and her husband had to move away....I thought it would be a good way to stay in touch, express my thoughts and sometimes desires, share cooking tips, etc...Little did I know they would be gone this long or that I would get to have them home at least once a month! God is good!
3- I have two grown and married children and absolutely adore their spouses! I also have the cutest almost 18 year old son ( in 16 days he will turn 18! ) that will graduate from high school this spring...and will then attend Auburn University!! I hope I can handle being an empty nester...I'm beginning to have HUGE doubts about it! He is a wonderful child! as are my other children! I'm just being emotional right now!
4- I have the most wonderful granddaughter that will turn 5 in March! Where has the time gone? I hope that when Miller graduates I will not only be able to travel more and go on buying trips galore but that I will also get to spend more time with Layton!
5- I love the beach more than anything! Well...not more than God...my Saviour! and not more than my precious husband!! But gosh...I love the beach! I hope that Jim and I can both enjoy our beach house a lot more in the next few years once we truly are empty nesters!
I know those facts were pretty random! But that's what makes life interesting, isn't it?
Thanks again to the bloggers that I am passing the Blog on Fire Award to!
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