January 27, 2014

Step One In My New Adventure...Close my Antiques Booth

I hinted last month that I have a new adventure coming this year. I promise I will tell you about it in my next post, but first I have to say good bye to my antiques booth after almost 12 years.


I'm a pretty high energy person, but I am also really good at not stretching myself to thin.  I am so excited about this new adventure and in order to give it my all, something has to give.  So, for now I am saying good by to my booth


I loved the years I spent at Orange Tree Antiques.  Oh my gosh, I was so green when I started and learned so much over the years with the help of the owner Sherrie and the rest of the staff.  Thank you, Thank you!  


My new adventure requires that I do all sorts of upcycling and furniture transformations.......So of course I will be blogging...I love it so much.  As a matter of fact, I am busting at the seams to start blogging about this new adventure....And even more excited to take you along with me!

Happy Creating
Carol   

55 comments:

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm dying to know what you have up your sleeve!

By Neymes said...

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Debbie said...

You're closing the booth? Oh my goodness, this new adventure must be a BIG one! I'm really anxious to hear what it is.

I had the privilege of visiting your booth, and I loved it.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, can't wait to hear what your new adventure is!! How exciting!

sissie said...

Carol,
I'm so excited for you! I know it's hard giving up your booth that you've had for so many years, but I'm sure that something wonderful is waiting for you!

Hurry back and tell us.

hugs
Sissie

boopnut said...

Love the antiques booth (I saw something I really like)...but can't shop. Good luck with your new adventure!
Deb

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh my! I can't wait to hear!

Kelley said...

Just tell us how to pack and we're outta here. You're bringing the cooler, right?

Happy highways,
Kelley~

Jacqueline said...

That will be a big change but upcycling furniture is sooooo fun and a fabulous new venture! I am sure you have a lot of great ideas coming our way!

Betty Sneeringer said...

Sounds like something special just around the corner! Best wishes for your new endeavor!

Ros Crawford said...

Oooh can't wait to hear about it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure love your pretty booth and all of the treasures! Can't wait to hear all about what's next! How exciting! Sweet hugs!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Carol, the mall is going to miss you so much and all your customers will be heartsick, but they can follow you to the new adventure. I am so excited for you!! Great booth pics. Are you having a big sale to empty is a bit? or taking it to the new adventure??!!
Have lots of fun burning off that high energy. Oh I had to smile cuz I so relate!!
Hugs

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It sounds very exciting Carol!!!

Kim Gillian said...

You have a lovely booth and I am sure you hate to give it up. I know you are excited about your new adventure. Sometimes we grow and change and that's a good thing. I've started a new adventure into the soap making world and I love it.

Debbiedoos said...

What in the world do you have going on? WOW, this must be super exciting and I can't wait to hear about it.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am sure so many people will miss your booth..but good of you not to overextend yourself. Best wishes with your new venture!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This new adventure sounds so exciting Carol. Looking forward to hearing all about it. I know what you mean about being stretched to thin, we can't do it all.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

May your new adventure bring you loads of smiles.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

I've been wondering since you hinted that there was a change coming...OMG...it must be spectacular for you to close your booth (it looked fantastic in the pics by the way). On pins and needles to the announcement!!!

Marilyn said...

Best of luck in your new venture! And am glad to hear that you know your limits and want to take us along on the journey.♥♫

Cynthia said...

Carol god luck in your new venture. I can't wait to hear about the whole thing. How exciting.

Cynthia

Bente said...

I`m soo exited to hear what you are up to.

Big hug

Nora Miller said...

Whoa! Oh how exciting :0 Cannot WAIT to hear...

Sue

Savannah Granny said...

I am eager to hear and follow your new adventure. You must know...I think you rock. You can do anything. Praying for your continued success. You are special,
Love to you,
Ginger

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Twelve years is a long time so I imagine lots of wonderful memories will be traveling with you on your new adventure. How exciting for you! You will be a "polka dot" success, absolutely!!!

Amy Jo said...

Carol,

I can't believe it! I have stuff in my house I bought from you before I even knew who you were....but there is a season for everything. I can't wait to see what you have planned. I know it is going to be great.

xoxo,
Amy jo

BECKY said...

Hmmm... upcycling and renos...sounds similar to stuff I've been thinking about...can't wait to hear the details!! Whatever it is, knowing you, it will be a smashing success!!
Hugs,
Becky

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Can't wait to hear!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Guess I didn't even think about you closing your booth for your NEW ADVENTURE!!! I'm sure you will be MISSED there!
warmly,
deb

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You must have mixed emotions on closing your booth. Good luck on your new adventure! Nancy

20 North Ora said...

Carol - can't wait to hear of your new adventure!

Judy

Sheryl Red Tin Inn said...

Oh My an adventure.....Can not wait to for you to share....Looking forward to every post

Jane said...

Sounds exciting!! Can't wait to hear about it!
Jane

Donna said...

Ok Carol, you really are teasing us here! I can't wait to hear about your new venture, it sounds amazing! Wish I lived closer, as I would have loved to shop at your booth before you left!!

NanaDiana said...

You are SUCH a tease! I can't WAIT to hear what you are up to! You better get your butt in here tomorrow and tell us!!!!;>) xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I can't wait to hear all about this new adventure, Carol! It must be very exciting. I'm sorry to hear you are closing your booth though. You were the one who always had me hankering for one. : ) We always know ourselves best, so I'm sure you have made the right decision.

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Ann said...

Ah you tease us. But knowing you, your new ad-venture will be very exciting.

Heart Vintage Design said...

Looking forward to following your adventures!

Createology said...

Your new adventure has got to be over-the-moon for you to give up your fabulous booth. I am all a flutter with excitement for you dear...

Kathy said...

I can't wait to find out what you are up to what in the world you did with all that inventory.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I'm excited with you, Carol. I look forward to hear all about your new adventure.

Laurel Stephens said...

I've really enjoyed following all your posts about your antique booth. I'm really intrigued by your new adventure!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Curiosity is killing me!!
You were always an inspiration to me as far as what a Nurse can do when she retires!! LOL!!
I have always hoped that some day I could do a little of what you have been doing with your life so I wish you well my friend!! You have been such an inspiration to me and such a Role model!!!

Can't wait so don't keep us in the dark for too long!!!!

LOL!
Hugs,
Deb

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Good luck on your new adventure! I can't wait to hear/see all about it!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sounds like you have one exciting adventure coming...looking forward to hearing all about it.

Blessings,
Linda

Trisha said...

Carol, I can't to find out what you are getting into now. Whatever it is, it will be fun to journey along with you in your new adventures.
Blessings, Trisha

Donna said...

It is sad to see these chapters end, but exciting to see the beginning of new ones!

Kathy's Fistfull of Daisies said...

Oh, "Change". It can be so wonderful, yet so heart wrenching. We love you in the blogging world, and appreciate all you share with us! You inspire us more than you can ever imagine! We are with you, and wish you the very best as you step out and embrace "Change". :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Wow Carol, you really must have something fabulous going on to leave your booth. I know how much you love it! I can't wait to hear all about it! You go woman! xoxo

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Didn't think it would be long in coming ! am just delighted and happy for you and will be looking forward to your new adventures (())

Marlynne said...

Can't wait to find out about it!

Cheryl said...

Gasp... are you opening up your own store???? What a fun filled life you live :-) how very exciting!
big hugs,
Cheryl

Little Miss Maggie said...

I'm reading backwards so I already know why you are closing your space. I bet they will miss you, but I think you are making the right choice. Your new venture sounds so exciting.