Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Harvest Gathering

Thanks to all of you that came out to my annual Harvest Gathering! It was such a beautiful day and we had a wonderful turnout!

My front porch was all decorated for fall.....I even sold the basket off my front door to one lucky costumer!

Inside I was bursting with fall garland, floral picks, candles, folk art, and my usual collection of primitives.

one of my dough bowls is a great place for folk art pumpkins!

you will be able to find concrete pumpkins and table top birdbaths by Green Horse at my shop

my garage was also open with lots of goodies!

I love these barn shutters!
They now belong to Cammie....maybe I will see them again at the Junk Bonanza!

Dawn and I taking a break!
Hold on to that money bag Dawn!!

Dawn has some awsome apothecaries in her booth!

Paula from Red Door Primitives always has wonderful folk art dolls!

Eva and Mark have lots of wonderful primitives!

Sarah and her daughter Lucy from Brown Dog Studio had lot to choose from  to make your own sterling jewlery.
Did you know Lucy has her own fan club?
She will help you customize your own necklace, or braclet.

My Neighbor Kaydra from The Goods, had her open house. Kaydra will specialize in vintage finds.

Todd  always has wonderful vintage finds and florals. Todd will soon be opening up a new antique mall here in Lincoln soooo watch for further details!

we also enjoyed food from Totally Nuts

music from

Burnt Biskits
(click on the link to listen)

Again thanks to all my vendors!

The Goods
Red Door Primitives
Cool and Collected
Totally Nuts
Burnt Biskits
Brown Dog Studio
Country Crow Primitives
Jenny Zeilenger
Christina Wright
Mary Helen
Lynn Weidel
and to all my customers!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dough Bowls

Aren't wooden dough bowls amazing?
Using dough bowls is a great way to decorate for the fall. I can never get enough of these!
They have to be one of the best investment pieces you will ever buy because you will be able to reinvent them again and again!

One of the bowls in my store currently, I have filled with potpourri and a scoop.
You can also fill it with potpourri and have a wonderful 4 wick candle in the center.

Many of the bowls show signs of use such as worm holes, distress, and metal repairs. I personally love the ones with the metal repairs!

One very hot look right now is to use old books with the covers torn off or pages from old books rolled and tied with twine.
You will see this look in many stores such as Pottery Barn.
If you want a more contemporary or industrial look, add lots of pulleys with rope
 (like you will find hanging next door at The Goods)!

You can also fill them with gourds, pumpkins, or pine cones.
This is my moms dough bowl on her kitchen table. She has filled it with angle vine, gourds, and bittersweet.

At Christmas, fill with evergreens and large mercury glass ornaments.

A duck decoy also looks right at home.

Once you have invested in your dough bowl. Make sure to care for it properly.

Use a mild soap and water to gently wipe off.
Oil your bowl with mineral oil and never use vegetable oil as it can become rancid.

Enjoy your dough bowls for many, many years!
Don't forget......
Welcome Autumn with Nelly's Nest
at my annual

Annual Harvest Gathering
Saturday, August 27th
1349 S. 33rd St
Lincoln, Nebraska

many vendors will be offering
Antiques, Primitives, Folk Art, Pumpkins, and much more! 
This year Brown Dog Studio will also be joining us offering her amazing jewelry. Snacks and lunch will be available from Totally Nuts. The shop is bursting with new finds and fall decor.
See you there!

Annual Harvest Gathering

Come join Nelly's Nest at the Annual Harvest Gathering. Saturday, August 27th 9:00-5:00.  As always many vendors will be in attendance offering a large selection of antiques, primitives, and fall decor. This year Brown Dog Studio will also be joining us offering her amazing jewelry. Snacks and lunch will be available from Totally Nuts. The shop is bursting with new finds and fall decor. See you there!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gearing up for the Harvest Gathering!

I have been busy at the shop lately, unpacking all of the goodies arriving for fall! I also have been out looking for unique finds.

The Harvest Gathering show is getting closer so please mark your calenders!
August 27th
As always my hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

until later.....