Monday, October 8, 2012

Vintage Schoolhouse Map and Our Grand Opening

If you have read our blog for awhile, you know that I have a love of vintage pull down school maps.  I've even made a few myself since they are usually way out of our price range.  Imagine my surprise when my hubby came home with 6 of them a couple of weeks ago that he picked up at a garage sale in the rain.  Talk about luck.  We kept 3 and the other 3 are going up for sale in our shop.  They are all absolutely gorgeous and date from the 1940's to 1960.  And their condition is amazing.  So are their colors.  One of the maps is exactly the color scheme that we have in our master bedroom/home office. 


So, of course, that's where I put it.  I don't usually include this little home office corner of our master bedroom in photos because, well, I've never been very happy with it. I mean, who wants a computer, printer and all that mess in the bedroom.  Not me.  I'd love to have a separate room for our office but this is what we have and we just try to make it work.  But I am loving the map in this space.  It's the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning which makes me happy.


These photos aren't the best because I had to take them at night.  We are working day and night practically to have our shop ready for it's grand opening this Saturday, October 13.  Wow, I can't believe that it's almost here.  :)


We are trying to make our Grand Opening Celebration really special.   I showed you this table in my dining room fall decor post that I put together using bowling alley floor remnants and plumbing pipe.  We will be giving it away during a drawing in the store Saturday. 


We will also have snacks and beverages for those that wander in.  This will be a very special day for us and we want our customers to feel special, as well.

I will be sharing photos of the store later in the week.  We aren't quite finished setting everything up so stay tuned.  And I really hope some of you will make the trip and stop in and say hi!

Have a wonderful day....
Diana

26 comments:

  1. so exciting! where is your store located?

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    1. Hi Kim! Our store is located in downtown Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Diana the maps are fantastic, what a great find! I work at a school, I think I may just go snooping in the ol' storage rooms, lol!! I actually found two old wood with metal base school chairs at a garage sale this weekend, $5 each, so lucky! So happy for you to live your dream with opening your shop, all the best to you and your husband, such a labor of love!! Good Luck coming your way from New Jersey for your Grand Opening!! I know it will be great!!

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    1. Those sound like great chairs! Thanks for stopping by Candace!

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  3. Hi Diana!

    So happy for you! And LOVE the map! What a find, lucky hubby! Sometimes the sales I don't want to get out of my car at (like in the rain!) that I end up finding the best stuff!!

    Can't wait to see pics of the shop, it is going to be AMAZING!!!

    Mary

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  4. What a great find!! I recently found an old school map of Europe. It is sort of 3D like with different areas raised and bumpy. It made a perfect focal point on a big wall behind our son's bed.

    I pray blessings over your shop and the Grand Opening. I pray it will be all that you want it to be and more.

    Blessings to you and your family. Amy

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  5. Good luck on your grand opening! Where is your store located?

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    1. Thanks Becky! Our store is located in downtown Siloam Springs, Arkansas. :)

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    2. Yay!!! That's just a couple hours drive from me! In fact, I'll be heading to Bentonville the last weekend of this month, so I may have to stop by while I'm in the area.

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  6. Oh my gosh! I LOVE that! How perfect for wall art!? My 4 year old son LOVES maps, so we put up a laminated map of the USA in his bedroom....more for him to play with than for art. But it is quite large. I think this would be great in other places in our home....and he would get a kick out of it! What a great idea! I LOVE your blog & ideas!!!

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  7. Your hubby does come across the best finds! I'm so excited that your shop will soon be opening. Wish I lived a lot closer but there are always road trips!

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  8. That is the nicest "office in the bedroom" I've seen, from the baskets to the pillow, etc! The map looks perfect.

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  9. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Brian

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  10. Six maps at a garage sale...what a find! The map looks wonderful in the office space! Good luck for the grand opening!

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  11. I plan to be there - I can't wait to look around your store!

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  12. diana, i'd LOVE to be at your open house, i just know it will be fabulous...but it's a little too far for me to make it (LOL)! i know your shop will be a big success and wish you all the luck you deserve with this new endeavour.

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  13. Love those old maps! Oh I wish I lived closer!That is going to be one cool store!
    xx
    Anne

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  14. Good luck with the grand opening, praying your new adventure is a huge success and brings you guys all kinds of blessings!! :)

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  15. Oh the best for your opening!! I hope it goes well:) Love the map to.

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  16. Where did you get the desk from? DIY?

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  17. Where did you get the desk from? DIY?

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  18. Very interesting post I like it I also tell you some Putting up a couple of shelves is one thing, but trying to do-it-yourself on your plumbing system can not only be dangerous and expensive, but could also drop you in hot water with the law! Many people are happy to do minor jobs like changing a leaky faucet but for anything else you are best to leave it in the hands of the professionals. If you do not know 100% what you are doing, do-it-yourself interference with plumbing systems can result in serious damage, expensive repair bills and potential health hazards.London Plumber

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