Saturday, September 29, 2012

Month of Blessings

It's been almost a month since Inspirations of Old opened but, it feels more like a year...time flies when you are having fun, oh, and working hard.  It is just crazy how the shop just keeps blossoming....God is Good.   I love being in downtown Collinsville!  The best part is getting to know all my neighbors and meeting new people every day.  For those of you who do not live around here or haven't made it to the shop, here are a few pics.  Collinsville is a wonderful quaint town with so many great establishments.  We even have an new Opry!!

Now that we are filling up with some awesome vendors and things are settling down a bit, I am anxious to get back to blogging.  This has been so much fun!  I am learning something new every day.  So here are the pics...I won't say after because there is much more to come:-)

Our Fall Window

The window at night

So lucky to have the talented Ms. Jahnna from Julaine's

She has some awesome chalk painted pieces!!

The Bodacious Belle's moved in!!

 And of course we have some great vintage items

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Opening ~ Saturday, September 1

Well, it has been a CraZy week to say the least but, I wanted to post an update on how the shop is coming along and some exciting news. When I decided to open Inspirations of Old I never could have imagined what God had in store.  So much has happened in the last three weeks.  God has opened so many doors and I have met some of the most wonderful people. I can say this venture is most certainly a gift from God.  I started writing a journal dating back from when I was laid off in October of 2010.  There is absolutely No Doubt in my mind God answered my prayers to lead me on His path for my life.  One day I will share my testimony with you.  But, for now I will just say, I know without a doubt I am right in the middle of His plan for my life and there is no better feeling than that!

So, to update you on our progress...

Our original opening date was to be August 15th.  However, last week a funny thing happened, I had the opportunity to purchase an entire Antique Shop which is about an hour and a half away.  So, we are in the process of packing and hauling everything to our location in Collinsville. I also realized it would probably not be good timing to open right when school was starting.  Inspirations of Old will open Saturday, September 1.  

I want to share some of the wonderful things coming to Inspirations of Old.  Here is a sample of a few of our new Vendors.

 Beautiful Hand Painted and Re~Loved items.

There is also wonderful antique finds rolling in daily.  

The shop is filling up and I can't wait to get everything moved so I can dig in and get decorating!!  I want to thank everyone again for all of their support and patience!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Check Out Our Newest Vendor....So Talented!!!!

I just can't wait until we open so everyone can see all of the adorable things Teresa has made.  She is one talented lady!!  Everything she makes is "one of a kind".  Here is a peek...

 This is my favorite!  I love the push pins she created!!

 A box for treats and a hook for leash...makes for a happy pooch!!

 The chair was missing the seat so she used an old quilt and wove it into a new one!

 For hairbands, bows and clips...adorable!

 I just love this old piece of architectural salvage!

Coming Along

Everyone has been working so hard.  The construction crew framed in and installed double doors between the front and the garage.  Such a relief...I was so worried about the utility bill...having to air condition a garage when it is 108 degrees outside.  I feel so blessed to have Dewayne, Tyler and my friends who know how much opening this shop means to me, who are helping, praying and cheering me on.  God is good!!!
 Just have to paint when they finish up...I love the old doors Dewayne picked up at Habitat

Tyler, bless his heart...removed the ugly fish border and all the glue from the women's bathroom.

He has helped me so much!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sneak Peek

Here is a peek at a few of the vintage things that have already been brought in.  It is just crazy that we have only had the keys for just over a week.  So much to be done and yet everything seems to be falling into place already.  God is good!!  I love that I live in a community where there are so many talented and passionate people and now I will get to be inspired by them every day...I'm still pinching myself! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Working Hard!!!

I'm so proud, these guys have been working so hard!!!  There were four mirrors that had to be removed from it's former gym days.  

Sanding, Sanding and more sanding to get all of the glue off.  I think he like the power tools though!!

Ok, there is just some of the mirror.  Believe it or not, they did finish and I did get it painted but I was so tired I forgot to take a picture...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Here's the Future Home of Inspirations of Old

Here it is...our new shop location.  It is a 3,100 sq ft building in Historic Downtown Collinsville, OK. We got the keys last Sunday, July 15th and we have already begun working tirelessly getting everything ready.  I cannot tell you how excited and blessed I feel!!  This is a dream come true for me and I can't wait until we are open.  I want to thank everyone for all your kind words of support and advice.  We have already had so much interest and people just stopping by to welcome us to Main Street and that means more than you know.  

We are located on the corner of 10th and Main.  

Tyler, pulling up the tape from where indoor soccer practice use to take place.  The stripes have to go!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Someday is Here

Well, it's been a while but, I am coming back with a Bang and Exciting News!!! Inspirations of Old is expanding into a storefront...3100 sq ft to be exact.  I feel so blessed that my passion is going to have a home and my "job" is going to be living my dream surrounded by all the things I love.  Who would have thought?  Just goes to show that if you keep dreaming and moving forward towards that dream anyway you can that one day, your "someday" will arrive.  

Inspirations of Old is scheduled to open in mid August.  The lease is signed but there is still a lot work to do to get ready.  I can't wait to share photos with you.  We will carry Antique's, Vintage, Country, Cottage, Industrial, Re Loved, Farmhouse, Rustic and Shabby Unique Finds.  We already have vendors sending in their pics and boy is there some great stuff.

We are located on the corner of 10th and Main in Collinsville, OK.  A perfect location with parking in the front and on the side.  There are some other great shops around us too.  If you are interested in booth space please email me and send some pics of what you have and I will send you an application.  

Pictures of the shop to come soon....


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Going Green with Color

Well, I've been unable to post for a while as I was having some technical problems with my computer or blogger...still not sure. It is fixed now and since I have been told to refrain from strenuous activity ...not a good thing for my mental state... I am definitely glad I can get back to posting. Luckily I received my March issue of House Beautiful....all about Green.  I think green is one of my favorite decorating colors. As I look around my house it is obvious that I gravitate towards green. In the pillows, curtains, linens and I can't forget the house plants...everywhere.  Green is so fresh and seems to go with almost anything.  Whether you use green on the walls, furniture or as an accent it brings the outdoors in and makes your space beautiful, cheerful and relaxing.

Grace Kelly lived here.

I am thinking of doing a green trellis paint application to my sunroom.

My guestroom comforter matches this of my favorites!!

I love how they put wallpaper on the ceiling!!