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Funtiques Mall Display

A Fun Mall Display

In October of 2015 a sales representative from the Battlefield Mall in Springfield Mo. came to me at Green Gallery and asked if we would be interested in a advertising experiment in the Mall.  She had been to our store in Ozark and thought that we might be a good candidate for the adventure.  I met with her at Battlefield Mall and she showed me several of the planters where we could create a display.  The planters were being used for the traditional tropical plants and mulch.

A Fun Vintage Baby Shower!

Vintage Baby Shower!!

Last Summer a Mother came to me and asked about Green Gallery being the venue for her daughters Baby Shower.  She had expressed how much her daughter loved Vintage and thought Green Gallery would be the perfect place for the gathering.  She also wanted me to decorate and come up with a take home gift for the guests.  


Every table was set with vintage linens, dishes, flower pots and decor.  
Prior to the shower I set each table to see how it would look.  This picture is minus the drinking glasses,  tableware and centerpiece plant.

Winter Blues

It is that time of year when Hunting FUN is hard.  Not only are there fewer items to choose from but the weather conditions make it difficult. 
 
 
Dispite that it is winter and searching is harder, we have been able to find some wonderful items.  So what does it take to acquire FUN in the winter??  Well that depends. 
For us it requires lots of time dedicated to a travel plan, using our day off as our hunting day, 5:00am mornings, standing in line in the snow, shoping everywhere (even places that you have not been successful and prayer.

Slim Pickins

Sometimes your best plans just don't pan out.  We decided to head to St. Louis on Saturday to hit some interesting sales only to find that all the items we wanted were already gone.  We brought the trailer thinking that we would fill it up (which cost us pushing 200.00 in gas).  Don't get me wrong we still found some items but not enough to merit dragging our trailer or the cost.  Sometimes it just works out that way.  A lot of effort and energy with little to show for it.

Squeezing In Time for Shopping

Recently we traveled to Kansas City to participate in a Family Reunion.  Of course we had to figure out how were going to squeeze in shopping for Funtiques at the same time.  We left on a Friday morning and hit every sale, shop and auction we could fit into one day.  We spent the night in KC with some family.  Saturday afternoon was the Family party.  We got up early on Sat. and spent 3 more hours hunting FUN.  It's a good thing we love shopping as much as we do.  And yes, the Family Reunion was fun too!

Funtiques Loves Moms

Fun Vintage BookThis Sunday is Mother's Day.  I hope you have awesome plans to celebrate your Mother or other special Women who have inpacted your life.  I know that the older I get the more I appreciate all my Mother has done for me.  As a mother you never stop wanting to provide help and support for your children.  Every stage of life provides us with challenges and joys.  I would love the opportunity to help you select the perfect gift for your special Mother and Friend.  Let me know how I can help!

St. Louis Buying Extravaganza

 
Fifties/mid century bedroom set
On Wednesday we had a Mid Century Dealer from out of state buy a trailer load of Funtiques Furniture and smalls.  Because we had the Ozark Antique Festival Saturday and Sunday we decided to jump into the van Thursday and see what we could find in St. Louis.  We were hopeful that we would find some great items to bring back to Funtiques and to share at the antique show.  Little did we know that we would find so much that we had to borrow my sisters garage in St. Louis to store what we could not fit into the van.

Milwaukee or Bust

Awesome sixties sectional
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Many of you admired the green velvet sectional we had for sale at Funtiques.  Before anyone could scoop up the sectional our daughter and her boyfriend who live in Milwaukee bought it.  The sofa had been our family for 15 years so it was sentimental along with totally awesome.  Therefor we scheduled a furniture delivery to Milwaukee in December so they could have it for the Holidays!
 
 
Awesome sixties sectionalAt 8:00am on Friday Dec.

On the road North

We are on the road headed to Milwaukee this week.  Our trailer is full of Funtiques that we are taking to our daughter who lives in Milwaukee.  I know we will have stories to share with you about the trip.  We are hoping to find more retro FUN on this trip to fill up the trailer.  Wish us luck. 
 
 More to come later.

Let The FUN Begin!

This blog is dedicated to telling you about our Funtiques purchasing adventures.  Kevin and I have spent over 20 years in the pursuit of crazy, wacky, retro, psycho stuff and had a blast doing it.  My goal is to include you in the FUN!
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