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Wednesday, September 5, 2012


.........a minute......what's goin's what day?! OMG  Labor Day Weekend has gone by?! Sigh. Where did Summer go?
My 'To Do List' hasn't even seen a dent made in it. With the way the weather's been around here most flowers and plants have had to fend for themselves............................................................................

My Summer Phlox at the Old Water Pump fountain has continued blooming since July, but I think it has come to an end. As has the Black-eyed Susans. The Clematis at my bike still hasn't bloomed, but it is full and green. Luckily I love Natural Gardens or Wild-flower Gardens. OK Ok some call the plants I have 'Roadsidea'...others weeds, but it is lush, green, blooming, and basically takes care of itself folks. LOL, people ask what is that striking leaf back there...that ground cover....oh what a pretty little flower...I say with a straight face , 'Red-clover mixed with Mint, Sedum, Hosta, Chemeleon Plant, Fountain Grass, Cedar, Butterfly Bush, Dandelion Greens, Woodsorrel, Ground Ivy, Sun Spurge, Thistle, Purslane, assorted Asters, Joe Pye Weed, to name a few.' You can imagine the horrified looks I get from 'true' gardeners, but hey, we are surrounded by woods, it looks so natural why fight it..incorporate it! ;)

Between running errands and appointments this Summer I have gotten some embroidery finished, but projects are still awaiting to be completed...yes...some fall inspired and...yikes...Christmasy and made some great finds at the mall.  I have yet to take pics of the progress or bad.

Now, I do have a very special...What I Did On My Summer tell you about.
During the past 3 months I have been working with the Ohio Valley Antique Mall to acquire a space in their
This is my FAV antique mall in Cincy. It is a 65,000 sq. ft. vintage and antique wonderland sprinkled
with OOAK crafts...old and new.
This pic was taken at the front desk

and there are still more vendors to the front left and right of this desk I didn't get in the shot!

Not only are there aisle and aisles with booths and booths to browse 
and over 200 cases to check out

they have a couple of small areas for themed displays using various items from assorted vendors.
These are from the Summer..they change almost weekly it seems.

Of course while shopping you do work up a hunger and they have a lovely little Cafe
with yummy sandwiches, hearty soups, scrumptious bakery goods, and refreshing beverages. Beleive it or not they have 2 eating areas filled with even more themed displays with items for sale!!! You can give your feet a break and browse vintage and antique offerings from the comfort of a chair while eating! Okay, I don't know about you, but those are two of my favorite things to do...hehe

Well, since I've showed you around the place a little, it's time to introduce you to
Brown Gingham on the Avenue
My case..#224... is located on the back wall at the end of Phoenix Avenue. I have added other creations since this pic was taken. 
I like to invite you to my little Grand Opening this weekend and kick things off with an end of Summer sale. All items are 15% OFF Fri Sept 7th-Sun Sept 9th.  Actually the whole mall is having the sale. So, if you're in the Greater Cincinnati area this coming weekend come on over. Plan a whole day or the weekend. For more info go to  Hey, let me know if you are coming by...maybe we can meet there?


ImagiMeri said...

Congratulations on your new booth. Good to hear from you again.


Ann said...

Really like the old water pump. Looks like a fantastic vintage mall.

jeanetteann said...

Wish I could be there,we don't have anything as grand here. x

LV said...

Sorry to say, in Texas summer is far from over. I wish you well on your booth. Looks like a nice place.

MommaRock said...

Howdy, I just happened by here via LV. I am glad I did! What a nice booth. We don't have booths in the mall I go to here in Calif. I sure would go more if they had booths like yours!
Take care!

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Melody!
Your case looks great! Hope you have a great grand opening!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Always exciting setting up a booth. What a huge mall you are in. Look very organized so no one gets lost while shopping. Hope you post about the mall and your booth again.

Shelley said...

Wow,that is some Mall...Congrats on your should do well...sure wish I could visit :) Blessings