Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Alphabet Soup

I just got these AWESOME antique brass letters! I have spent maybe too much time seeing what I can spell. I kept a handful for myself, and the rest I left for you! It was hard, I wanted to keep them all :) It would be so neat to hang your families initials on a table top Christmas tree, tie them to packages, sit them on a shelf, the possibilities are endless.
Have fun with them!

Edited- will not be open, Special Shopping Day Thursday!

I'm sorry, but I will have to change my plans for the day. I will not be open, but will be available, so if you would like to come by, just give me a ring at 402-310-7355. Have a great day!

I will be open for a special shopping day tomorrow, Thursday, December 16th. Come see all the fantastic items I just brought in, like this amazing early folk art cabin that is made of dried corn stalks. I have never seen anything like it! You can also enjoy all the discounts on Christmas decor and gifts. Hours tomorrow will be 1:00-6:00. Hope to see you!

Monday, December 13, 2010

CHRISTmas sale and New Winter Hours!

Lots going on at Nelly's Nest. First, Nearly all Christmas Decor is 20% off. This includes garlands, ornaments, decor, & folk art! Please stop in this week during my new Winter hours, Wednesday or Friday 12:30-5:00 or Saturday 10:00-5:00. I have so much going on right now so the hours are limited, HOWEVER, please don't hesitate to call ANYTIME if you would like to stop by! I can be reached at 402-310-7355. One thing I am excited for is the Cabin Fever antique show and sale. Please stop by my booth at the Lancaster Event Center January 8-9.

Christmas Gathering Photos...

So sorry, I haven't posted lately, lots going on :) Thought you might like to see photos of the recent Christmas Gathering. It really was so much fun! Hot apple cider, treats, treasures, Christmas decor, lights, and friends :) Thank you so much to all that attended. If you missed it, no worries, I still have lots of Christmas left and have been busy shopping for some fantastic antiques to add to the shop. If you have questions on the availability of any item pictured, please email me at or call me at 402-310-7355. ENJOY!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Gearing up for the Christmas Gathering

I have been busy gearing up for the Christmas Gathering. Now that we have had our first snow, I am really in the mood for Christmas and Winter decor! I have been unpacking the many boxes of decor and decorating the shop! It is starting to shape up. Lots of fantastic primitive pieces as well. Friday November 19th 5:00-9:00 and Saturday November 20th 10:00-5:00.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This week is the LAST chance for some incredible fall decor at 50% off! What's left of the fall decor is now 50% off and all crocks are still 20% off. However, this will only last through Saturday, November 13th. Then it is getting packed away till next year. I will be closed November 16-18th in anticipation of the Christmas Gathering! It begins Friday, November 19th at 5:00 pm. I will post more details next week, so check back!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Check out this great giveaway!

Check out the giveaway for this great Santa here:

Sweet Annie's Christmas Open House...won't want to miss it!

Join Phil and Linda Cochran at their quaint bed and breakfast for their annual Christmas Open House. The main floor of the B&B is home to their antique shop, Sweet Annie's. There will be, as always, a wide selection of fantastic colonial primitive antiques and Christmas decor. Refreshments will be served. Bring a friend, there is plenty to go around!

WHEN: Saturday, November 6th 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

WHERE: Roca, NE main street (can't miss it, it's the cute stone 2 story building)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some more great sale items!

There are some great items in the shop that are now on sale. Here are just a few of them...

Windsor Bench was $175 now $125

Possum Belly, has 2 bread boards & a great primitive look.

was $225 now $185

Little Green Table, SUPER cute!

was $85 now $45!

Stop in and see the rest! There are A LOT of things on sale, gearing up for the Christmas Gathering! The store will be completely revamped!

Firkin Fun

I love firkins, but I don't seem to have a lot of them at once. I like to make stacks, but when I only have one or two in the shop, I get creative. I often mix firkins with cheese boxes. They stack wonderfully and are an affordable alternative. Here I stacked a cheese box, firkin, and a berry tote.

Great Prim Cabinet

I really LOVE this cabinet. It is darling from the outside with a tin mustard door, and when you open it, it does not disappoint! I thought it may be a dye cabinet, but the drawers threw me. Another dealer I showed it to thought it could have been a railroad cabinet of some sort. Whatever it is, it is fabulous! I think it would be the perfect storage for scrapbookers, sewers, office supplies, or even a great little side table by a chair. It really is perfect.

The prim dolls are completely handmade by a folk artist out of Nebraska City, Paula Conner. They are so prim and wonderful. They are also available at my shop. Paula makes such great things, I can't wait to get her Christmas and Winter goods in for the Christmas Gathering on November 19th and 20th!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Gathering Sneak Peek

I have been busy today preparing for the upcoming Christmas Gathering. I also placed a large order for more yummy candles, tarts, potpourri, bowl fillers, and room sprays. I even added two new scents and votives! These pictures really are just a sneak peek, there is so much fun Christmas and Winter decor. So mark your calendars for November 19th and 20th. (Invites will go out in about a week) I can't wait to see all of you, it is going to be so much fun!
Mercury Glass Santa (he can also be used as a tree topper) & wreath ornaments.

HUGE sugar cones, they are fabulous!

Proof that I have boxes full waiting to be unpacked!

One of my favorite things in the shop...

is this pine bin. It is so versatile. It would be great for firewood, a hamper, or even to hide the trash can. It is at the shop now, and I just love it!

I also just love these garden stakes. Of course they are great in the summer time for your garden or potted plants, but just think of the possibilities. Wouldn't they be wonderful to light the snow lined walkway to your front door, or stuck in a large pot with a cedar tree by the front door? I love them year round!

Giveaway Goodies

Here's what the lucky winners have won! A bag of yummy rosehips, some primitive washcloths, and a wreath ornament. ENJOY ladies! I will have another giveaway when the blog reaches 100 followers!
Pass the word!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Winners of the Giveaway are.......(drumroll please)

Linda and Michelle! Linda and Michelle both posted on the "First Giveaway" post. Ladies, PLEASE email me at with your contact info. I can not email you to tell you that you won, because your blogger profile isn't enabled. I would love to get your goodies to you. You can also stop in the shop anytime this week. I am open M-W-F 12:30-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00. I will post photos tomorrow of the goodies they won. Sarah from All Roads Lead Home and Mindy from Raymond Homestead will also be receiving a goodie bag for featuring Nelly's Nest on their blog. Thank you ladies, your support means the world to me!

Thank you to all that entered! Check back often, this was the first of many giveaways!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great new blog to follow!

Today I met Sarah and her daughter Emily when they came into the shop. Sarah has a fantastic blog, that I know you will enjoy. Check it out...
She snapped some great photos in the shop today! ENJOY!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday October 23rd...last day of sale!

Tomorrow, Saturday October 23rd is the last day of my sale on cabinets, crocks, tables, and desks. I also still have some Fall decor, this is now 20% off. Stop in tomorrow! Tomorrow is also the last day to enter the giveaway by following the blog and leaving a comment!
GOOD LUCK to all that enter!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Store will be closed Monday and Wednesday

I will be closed on Monday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 20th. Please stop in Friday and Saturday! Remember to enter the giveaway by following this blog and leaving a comment on any post. The more followers, the more prizes I will give away. Remind your friends!

Monday, October 11, 2010

First Giveaway!

Ok folks, get entered to win a free candle or bag of rosehips...your choice! First, follow the blog (if you haven't already), then leave a comment. You can leave a comment on any post. All comments will be entered to win! The amount of prizes given, depends on the amount of followers and comments. So make sure all your friends know about the giveaway!

Tables, & Crocks, & Cabinets....OH MY!

Sometimes I find myself buying a plethera of one thing, simply because I love that particular thing. Right now I have a lot of tables, crocks, and small cabinets. So I am offering 15% off all of these things! This includes ANY table, crock jugs, bowls, canning crocks, salt glaze crocks, & any cabinet with a door! Some of these things will be marked WAY down, but all of it will be at least 15% off. I also have marked down many other items as well! This sale will not last forever, just until I clear out some space, so hurry in! I have also two car loads of new things in, and my car is BIG :) I will be open normal business hours this week, M-W-F 12:30-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00. I am also available by appointment at 402-310-7355. Please don't hesitate to call! However, next week I will be closed Monday the 18th and Wednesday the 20th. I will be in Minneapolis celebrating Scout's sixth birthday! American Girl Doll here we come! (I can't believe she is six!)

Thanks for a Great Harvest Gathering

Well, Nelly's Nest first Harvest Gathering was a complete success. Thank you to all my vendors that participated. The work was well worth it, and I can not wait for Spring when I do it all again! That's right, I am planning on doing two vendor shows a year. The next one will take place in the Spring. We had some wonderful vendors that brought fantastic things. One of the most popular items was the concrete pumpkins handcrafted by Annette Morgan of Green Horse Company. Local folk artist, Paula Conner, also brought some fantastic hand mades. Her hand mades are always available in the shop, but it was a special treat to have her join us. We had vendors from Lincoln, Ceresco, Beatrice, Nebraska City, Wahoo, Grand Island, and Mound City, MO. Such a great bunch of people! I hope you enjoy the photos of the show.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harvest Gathering Fall Antique Show

You won't want to miss the Harvest Gathering Fall Show on Saturday, October 2nd. The fun starts at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. I have 10 dealers joining me & they are bringing some wonderful things! I have also been buying & have some great new things in the shop. The garage is full & I have gotten more fall decor! Poverty Hills will be there with their wonderful specialty pumpkins and gourds, and my friend Annette will be bringing her wonderful handmade concrete pumpkins, barb wire pumpkins, and primitives! She also grows beautiful sunflowers!

The show is at my shop. 1349 S 33rd St. Lincon, NE

Roca Show Update!

Thank you to all of my customers that came out to support me and all the other dealers at Sweet Annies Roca show. It was such a great time! Here are a few pictures of my booth. I was so busy in the morning that I forgot to snap some before my space got a little crazy. Oh well, there are still some great photos.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I love decorating for the fall! I just got a truckload of great things from a flea market yesterday, including this mustard cupboard! I just LOVE it! I have also gotten some great fall decor, with more coming soon. I have put out some bittersweet garland & rusty pumpkins. I am going to be carrying a new line of potpourri. It is so yummy and pretty! Stop in and see me this week.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Day at the Auction

I think the picture says it all! I came back with some fantastic finds, and they have all found homes in the shop garage for now. Come by and check them out!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Friday Only Antique Sale!!!

I'm a little late posting this, I forgot (oops) Friday, August 27th 9-5! MAJOR SALE! Lots of great primitives, antiques, vintage, & smalls have been marked way down to make room! Plus the shop will be open with some great new finds!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shop will be closed this weekend...

Sorry folks, but the shop will be closed Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th. I will be attending the Minneapolis Market getting all of the Fall and Christmas decor for the shop. I can't wait! Visit next week to see all the Fall decor!

Monday, August 2, 2010

25% OFF Lots of Things

I have gotten so many things lately, and the shop is bursting at the seems! I am offering 25% off SELECT ITEMS! Come in and look for a ribbon tied to the tag. There are A LOT of things on sale both in the shop and out back in the garage. Remember our hours are M-W-F 12:30-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00. The sale will END Wednesday August 11th, so hurry in!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beverly Hillbilly

Yesterday I visited one of my favorite places, Howie's. I came home with this truckload. This picture is proof that Howie has truly earned his nickname, The Master Roper! All of this will be in the shop today, with the exception of an amazing apothecary cabinet and pegged top table. Both have found a cozy spot in my house :) I will post pictures of them soon.

For the shop I picked up a cute little green what not shelf (that's it on the top of the pile). I am going to attach a wainscoting back to it. I also got lots of neat drawers, a wire basket, a couple awesome gentlemen's drawers off a dresser, a harvest table (in pieces), and breadboards. I am so excited about these great finds!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Candles

I have been running pretty low on candles, but I got more in. I even got some yummy new scents that we haven't had before. I also got some fresh batches of rosehips. The rosehips are $12/bag.
The candles prices are:
1 for $13.00
2 for $22.00
3 for $30.00
Large- $24.00

The minis last for about 100 hours, the quarts for at least 200 hours, and the large jars are about 300 hours. They burn right down to the very bottom!

Great Big Bin

Just thought I would post a better picture of the bin I keep talking about.

Real Redware

I have started to carry a few pieces of "real" redware. I say real because it is made by folk artists here in the good old US of A. I have some Ned Foltz, Wisconsin Pottery, as well as a few antique pieces. Come check it out. Make sure to check out the bottoms of the Wisconsin Pottery, sometimes if you get lucky, the artist will leave a special treat :) I also have a catalouge of additional items available from Wisconsin Pottery. You can order simple slip designs, as well as fancy slip and sgraffito.
You can preview some of the Wisconsin Pottery available for order HERE

Restocked & Rearranged

I promised a few days ago to get pictures of my favorite new items in my shop, in particular the most awesome bin! I also have gotten some great new smalls, and a wonderful cabinet FULL of drawers. I have also been really busy getting the garage open for all of my wonderful customers. Now we have an extra 700 square feet for shopping! There are so many things that deserve a place in the shop, but I am just running out of room. Now they have found a home in the garage, an equally fantastic space.

I have quite a few projects I want to get done this week. For starters, I would like to finish just one of my flour sack slip covers. I would also love to get this cute little green nightstand glued, nailed, and cleaned up. It is going to be one of my favorites when it is done! I'll keep you posted on how that little piece is coming.

Make Sure to check out our facebook page for all of the new pictures of the shop, there are lots!