Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Shop Pics

I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving!  Anne and Mom and I, and the whole Tattered Tiques family, are so "thankful" to all you who follow us online, and for those who visit us each week at the shop!  We enjoy so much seeing you all each month and making new friends.  We have met the nicest people in the last 8 months, and have had such a blast doing it! 

And now onto business....We hope you can make it out this week for a visit, but just in case you can't, I wanted to entice you with some pictures of the shop.  We try to mix things up a bit each week, and always try to have new things out for each sale.  So take a look. 

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We still have some large Sugar Pine pinecones left.  These are great for winter!  They look good in a basket, or even attached to pretty ribbon and hung from a window or front door.

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We now have really cute mini chalk boards which are adorable on packages.

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We have filled up on zinc letters too, so now you can spell out your favorite holiday greeting.  These also would be great on gifts as an extra added touch.

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Our burlap runners are always such a hit, so we thought we'd make some wintry ones.  We have red burlap with plaid ruffles, and red burlap with green ruffles, and even all red. Take your pick, but get them quick.  We often have to send poor mom home to replenish our runner supply.

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How fab would this look on a table?  I just love it!

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I made a bunch of baker's twine bundles.  There are 10 yards on each vintage clothes pin.  Perfect for tying little packages up with!

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More gift wrapping supplies.  I loved this fabric so much, I just had to make ribbon out of it.

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This antique Queen chicken brooder would make a great kitchen island, or even a coffee table.  Anne is in love with this piece.  The front opens up to glass panels, where once you could see the little chicks through. 

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Consider this the "before" picture.  We cleaned this piece up and waxed it, and then added crystal knobs.  I guess you'll have to come up to the shop to see the "after" shot.  I love old pine furniture like this.  It shows so much history.

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We think this is another one of those cabinets that would look great in a bathroom, however, it is such a nice size and could go about anywhere.  We picked it up last week up north.  Dad actually spied it first.  He's getting good at "picking"!

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Mom got this great trunk in Eagle River too, last week. It is really cool.

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We've decked out the table with "sweet" vintage finds.  Vintage milkglass and hobnail.  They look really cute with candy canes in them. 

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Adorable. Right? 

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Missing anyone special from your nativity?  We probably have a replacement.  We have tons of old nativity characters. 

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Our cousin Dan made this sign. It would look great up on a mantel, or hung on a wall.  It's so cheery! 

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 Speaking of cherry.  This Santa plaque would be adorable on the front of a wreath.  I should know, I have one very similar that I put on my front door every year.  I just love it!

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We have swapped out the green for red cranberries in the chicken feeders.  It's a very festive look.

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These memo boards are perfect for Christmas cards and whatnots.  They are the perfect size to put behind a small grouping or vignette of favorite things.

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Our vintage sink has come in from the cold and is housing greens and our antique architectural pieces.

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The stockings are hung by the chicken coop with care, with hopes that you'll soon be there. While there,  pick up one of Anne's banners.  We have Noel, Believe, and even a glittery Christmas banner.  This is one of those things that Anne is always having to make more of each week.  We can't keep them in the store for very long. 

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These little guys are just too precious to pass up.  I had to blog about them again. They would make such a special gift for someone!

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She is so sweet!

Well, I hope I have peaked your interest enough to warrant another visit to Tattered Tiques this week.  We will also be open next week if you can't make it out this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.  Have a great weekend!

Tattered Tiques is located at 22029 N. Pepper Road, Unit 2, Lake Barrington IL. 

Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dad's Wintery Picks

Our dad recently went on a picking trip up in the Northwoods and he found some pretty cool "guy stuff" as he likes to call it.

Check out these old snowshoes.  I looked them up and I think they may be from the 1800's.  Pretty cool huh?  Mom added some greens and a fabulous bow to add the Christmas effect.

This is an old pair of wooden ski's.  Once again mom added the greens to add some Christmas charm. 


These would look so fabulous in a great room or a cabin.

  The stories this old creel could tell.  


We have bunch of these old sleds in the shop.  They are all decked out and ready for Christmas. I have one I lean on the wall outside my garage door. I throw an old pair of ice skates over it to make a cute little wintery vinette.


We still have some old chicken feeders left from our summer sales. We popped the handles off, added some peas and candles and now have a wonderful authentic centerpiece!  We have some small ones and a really long one that would look so great down the center of a long table.  

We still have plenty of Thanksgiving items out too.  Stop by this weekend and grab some holiday cheer!

Thursday, 10:00-5:00

Friday, 10:00-5:00

Saturday, 10:00-3:00


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Very Tattered Christmas

We have been very busy getting ready for the Holiday's at Tattered Tiques.  We've been crafting and creating.  I just had to share what's in the shop this week.  Take a peak, and come see for yourself. 

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We have tons of vintage ornaments....

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And lots of handmade ones....

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We even have edible ones.....

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And pretty snowballs for winter.

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Adorable folded books....

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A couple of vintage sleds....

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Paper folded wreaths made out of vintage sheet music.....

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There are Christmas banners and tons of Christmas tags and ribbon.

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Handmade Christmas pillows

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Wintery White houses...

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Handmade burlap stockings....

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French Themed tags and ribbon and mini gift card bags....

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More little goodies for the tree

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As you can see, we have been busy.  There are some really cool new furniture pieces too.  Anne and I were at an auction this weekend, and we brought lots back with us.  So come out for a visit this week.

We are open this week Nov. 10th, 11th, and 12th, hours are Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-3. Next week we're open too, Nov. 16th, 17th, 18th.  Come see us at 22029 N. Pepper Rd. Unit 2, Lake Barrington.  Hope to see you soon!