Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vintage Valentine Fabulous

It may seem weird for a shop owner, but I almost never buy anything for myself. Today I walked into Elsie Mae on Market in Mabank, TX, and fell in LOVE with this hand cut tin heart on a vintage cabinet door made by a total sweet "heart" Sherry Terry.

At first I thought I would put it on this shelf in my living room, but the size wasn't quite right..

So I moved it into my kitchen

And I love it there! I also thought I could tuck photos of my valentines..

(Hubby, Son, & Grandson).

Sherry cuts and grinds the vintage tin then turns them into beautiful art. Here is the inside heart, which I am bringing to the shop in Grapevine..

It will be there Monday! (Along with some smaller hearts hung on ribbon).

I HEART them! Nothing is better than handmade quality!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Italy Tuscany Flea Market Shopping Trip!

Red Shed Italy Tour 2013 <!--[if IE 8 ]><![endif] Our FIRST Group trip to Tuscany, Italy is in May! We still have a few spots left!

Red Shed Italy Tour May 3 - 12, 2013

Join us for a fabulous Red Shed Tour to Italy! This has been a long time in coming as we wanted it to be just right, an "Under the Tuscan Sun” experience, mixed with fun vintage shopping adventures, designed just for you! Here are some of the great experiences you can look forward to...
We will all be staying in the heart of Tuscany in an amazing 17th century villa, perched on a hill, nestled on a lovely olive oil estate. There are dazzling views of vineyards and villages in every direction! The villa has been lovingly restored with the highest standards of comfort and beauty. Each sleeping room is unique, spacious and includes a private bath. The villa has several large living and dining areas with fireplaces, as well as a professional kitchen. There is plenty of room to find private spaces for contemplation, or to gather to visit and laugh.
In order to enjoy the spirit of the Tuscan countryside and impart renewal and serenity, this trip will be slow paced and relaxed. Departure times will allow you to enjoy an early morning walk, or just sleep in. We promise that when you embrace this area of Tuscany, you may not want to leave! We will spend one heavenly day simply drinking in the estate while enjoying a “sip and dip” vista postcard painting class (with wine!) and later, an evening cooking class in our villa.
The flea markets in Italy will definitely be an exciting experience! Our trip is timed around the weekend that the entire city of Arezzo turns into Flea Market Heaven! Expect to find interesting and quality pieces that you would never see in the US. As always, we will have our local guides and interpreters to help you get information and the best prices! We will also be visiting several “secret” consignment and local antique shops in other cities that only locals can find!
italy tuscany flea market
Joining a Red Shed Tour means that you will be taken care of every step of the way, with the very best that Tuscany has to offer. We have found the best guides, best accommodations, and have planned the best experiences that we were able to uncover. You will have special tours of of San Gimignano, Sienna, Chianti, a full day in Florence, a half day in Rome and so much more!

Interested? Here are the details....

May 3 - 12th 2013 10 days 8 nights $3745 Double Occupancy
(Sorry, no singles rooms are available on this trip, unless you wish to pay double. If you are traveling single please let us know and we can suggest a roommate)
Included in tour price:
7 nights private villa double occupancy
1 night airport hotel double occupancy
All airport transfers from Rome and transportation within Tuscany
8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Local Italian and English speaking guide (and antiquing expert!)
(extra interpreter at the flea market)
Private contrada guide in Siena
Cultural guide and tour in Florence
Half Day Rome Tour with Driver Guides including entrance fee to Colosseum
Pre-Party, orientation and Red Shed Tours Escort
Tours and Experiences:
Arezzo Flea Market
“Secret” Consignment & antique shops
San Gimignano visit and shopping
Wine school with dinner (fun, even for non-drinkers!)
Chianti visit, Winery tour and dinner
Local Olive oil tasting with lunch
Florence Tour and free time
Rome Tour (half day)
Sip n Dip Painting class
Italian Cooking Class by a local chef
Siena “secret” contrada Palio tour
Not included:
Airfare, mandatory cancellation insurance, meals not indicated
Physical Expectations:
You must be in good physical condition to join this trip. This is not a physically challenging trip, however Tuscany is VERY hilly and most of the villages are at the top of the hills (parking is at the bottom) There will be plenty of walking uphill, walking up multiple stair cases, walking over uneven pavement and walking and standing for extended periods of time.
This is the ultimate Girl's Trip! Truly enjoyed with Moms, sisters and best friends.
For a detailed itinerary please email
To confirm your reservation, please email or call 817-310-6006 and we will send you a tour contract. Return your contract and $750 deposit to confirm your spot.
Please let us know if you are interested in future dates to Italy.
If you have a group of 10 - 12 who would like to travel together, we would be happy to arrange a tour around Your preferred dates.
Contact us if you would like us to plan a similar tour for a personal trip or a trip with your husband or a group of couples.
Visit see information on our other Woman's group trips to Paris and Provence.
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