Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Whistle Stop Country Store & more...lots of pictures!

Good evening friends! Hope this post finds you all well. The weather here the last couple of days has been wonderful, just wish it could last. Hope you all had a great weekend.

I went to my fav store on Thursday for the first day of "The Holiday Open House", and oh my! It was just awesome! I have to apologize to the owner, Laurie. I was hoping to have these picture's posted sooner but things got in the way so I'm just doing it now. I'm so sorry Laurie!! So, let's get started!

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Now we will go inside.

This is Laurie, the owner along with one of her helpers.
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The Thanksgiving and Fall area:
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Ok, hopefully you all are still with me!! If so, here is what I came home with!!
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I LOVE the burlap banners. She had these intertwined in a tree...looked great!
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Chalkboard hanging shelf. I think I'm gonna hang this above our bed and write something sweet on it like "goodnight sweetheart" or something...lol!
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The store is open every Saturday if you are ever in the Omaha/Elkhorn Nebraska area. Laurie also has a blog, stop by and say hi!

Ok...phew!! Just a couple more picture's. Went to a tag sale also on Thursday that a good friend and classmate was having. Bought this big wood picture frame and the cabinet. I'll use the cabinet as a nightstand and will make a prim looking curtain to hang on it to cover what will be inside of it. Hopefully the cats will stay out of it...ha!
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Just a bit of other news...I will be starting a VERY part time job in the very near future. It will be a merchandising position in which I have prior experience in. I'm looking forward to having some extra moolah, especially with it being so close to Christmas! Do you all remember me talking about the Estate Dispersal Store? That is where I find alot of stuff! Well, the owner called me yesterday and wanted to know if I would like to help out tomorrow and Tuesday!! UUUMMMM...HELLO???? Of course I would love to help out...lol!! No brainer there...ha! It will just be ticketing items but that's ok with me! I'll get first view of everything...ha!! I guess they have gotten so much stuff in for this month's weekend that she needs help with things. I'm a go!!

Ok, that would be it friends. Sorry that this post is so long but I did warn that there were lots of pics!! I hope you all have a wonderful week. Also a big welcome to my new followers! Thanks!!

11 comments:

The Whistle Stop said...

Thanks Brenda for all the kind words & PR for the shop! It has been a long week... seems like Thursday, when I saw you at the shop was weeks ago! The open house went great and the Qwest show gave us a lot of good exposure! It's 10:00 and we just got home after loading up and then unloading all the left overs at the shop. I have my work cut out for me this week to get the shop lookin' good for Saturday. Thanks again for coming to the open house! Glad you enjoyed your time at the "SToP"! Customers leaving happy make all the hard work worthwhile!
See you soon! Have fun with the new job!
Laurie

Jody said...

Hey good luck with the new job! Loved your sharing Whistle Stop! Really cute shop!

Carmen C. said...

Your new job sounds like FUN!!! I love all the treasures there in the Whistle stop, it looks like a beautiful store!

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

What a great shop! Love your goodies!

Carmen and the Primcats

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I would love that job!
I would also love to be able to find a shop like that here in our area! no such luck!
★Linda★

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Oooo, that looks like a wonderful store and I can see why it's one of your favorites! Love all your goodies!! Have fun at your very part time job :0)
Kim

janet said...

What a great shop..Thanks for posting..

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a great shop...I see all kinds of things that I like!! You got some wonderful goodies!!
Enjoy your new job...sounds like a fun place to work!!
~Cindy~

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Pretty shop! I saw a few things I'd like to have:) Be careful what ya write on that chalkboard too *wink wink*. Congrats on your part time job gal:) does that give you first dibs on items too? LOL. That should be lots of fun.
Hugs~Carol

renee said...

Good evening Brenda!
What a fun place to be able to visit! I love the name~ Whistlestop~ reminds me of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". You found some great things too, and the place you will be working at part time, sounds like much fun! Is it like a thrift store? Those are SOME of my favorite places to find goodies!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am learning all the time!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
God Bless,
Renee

Angie Berry said...

Looks like a really neat place! It's probably a good thing I'm not close, ha! Love all the goodies you brought home, especially that snowman mold.

Congrats on your very part time job... more money to spend there, right? Lol!