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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gallery Walk this Saturday

I am very happy to announce that Retromantic Antiques will be doing a marathon this Saturday, December 5th. We will be at the Old Royal Inn in Mineral Point for the in-door Farmers Market just like we have been for the last few Saturdays, but this week we will stay all day and a good part of the night!

It's the last Gallery Walk of the year and it goes until 8 or 9. If you haven't ever been to Mineral Point for this event you need experience it. With all the businesses open, garland and luminaries everywhere it's Magical. There are usually carolers in costume, and roast chestnuts are sold. Most of the businesses have snacks and drinks to share and often some live music appears.

I love how this garland came out and I hope it's sentiment comes true for Saturday. It will be for sale this weekend along with lots of great Vintage pieces that will add that old fashioned feel to your holiday decorating and events.

Hope to see you Saturday.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winners and New Members of the Family

I knew it had been a while since I posted but a month??? So a few things to share.
I finally did my drawing for the winner at our Art Tour Weekend. The give away were these beautiful vintage napkins with white on white embroidery. the winner is ....Joyce Weitz. These will be on their way to you this week.

Lets see secondly I am now set up at the great historical Old Royal Inn for the Season. They are hosting the indoor farmers market/flea market until Christmas and it has been going great so far. I am going to take some pictures this week during our Holiday Gallery Evening. This always is a magical evening in Mineral Point. With all of the candles and hopefully some snow its like stepping back in time 100 years.

The next exciting thing going on is the addition of a truly entertaining but somewhat demonic kitten named Parker. Lots of pictures of her of course. We get her from a friend right before Halloween. This weekend our daughter got a 3 month old Old English Bull Dog. Lots of activity going on with 2 babies in the house. But so sweet.

Alright, that's it for now. Someday I am going to figure out how to put the correct pictures in the correct spot, but not tonight.

Have a great week everyone.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lacework Pink Hand Tufted Wool Rug - Layla Grayce

Lacework Pink Hand Tufted Wool Rug - Layla Grayce

This is it. The perfect rug for my bedrooms new design! I just found it and am in love. Now for finding the drapes.

Ok, just had to share.

love ya,


Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'm back and Retromantic Antiques takes it on the Road

Well we are back from a great vacation. Lots of fun in the sun. If you are looking for a great vacation at the beach check out the Gulf Shores. Not extremely built up and commercialized,great food and really nice people. I highly recommend it and we will be going back.

Now for the exciting news!!! Retromantic Antiques will be moving for the weekend to High Street Mineral Point. I am very excited. Jennifer at the Old Royal Inn is setting up an Antique and Flea market on the first floor of her beautiful building so we can all join into the Fall Art Tour It is a great event and I am just thrilled to be able to be involved.

The Old Royal Inn is half way up on High Street so just in the middle of it all. I start setting up Tuesday and (for a change) will take pictures of the process.

Hope you can all make it!

later, kath

Monday, October 5, 2009

Taking a Week Off

Now I'm sure my readers you are wondering off from what because I sure never get around to posting weekly here. I tell myself I will and I wish I did but I just am not there yet. Anyhoo, I am taking a week off from the job, the animals, the antiques, dishes, cleaning, reality really.

Saturday we hopped in the car bright and early, dropped off Sam at a friends,(thanks Sharon) and headed south. One uneventful night in a hotel in Nashville and then back on the road. We are now in Gulf Shores Alabama. It is warm, still dark but we have a condo over looking the ocean. It is wild this morning. The condo is great and so far so good.

There is rain in the forcast every day but I am sure it won't be every day all day.These pictures are from the resorts web site but are acurate. I found them by asking on Twitter! I love when the Universe is aligned!

My Big Guy and I needed this. He has had a very stressful time with a job he really doesn't like and I have had lots of stress (all good) at work lately. But all is on the upswing. But that is for another post.

I am off to listen to the waves.

Later, Gaters.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lots to do in Mineral Point

This is a great weekend to make the trip to Mineral Point. Not only am I having my monthly event but there is....wait for it....Historic House Tours, Cornish Fest, Taste of Mineral Point, Driftless Area Fibre Fair, and what looks to be a killer estate sale.

Come on check us all out and support our great historic town.


Friday, September 18, 2009

My first Polyvore ensom...

This could definitely become addictive. VERY fun and gives me ideas for new accessorization of my own wardrobe. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fall is creeping into Retromantic. We are busily (and frantically) if truth be known, working to set up some great new looks for you all. Black and White is a big look, and a little Vintage back to school...Pics to come soon. Grab a friend or two and come on to Mineral Point and Retromantic Antiques this Saturday for some history and fun shopping.

Edited to add pictures. It is just beginning but so far I am liking it. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I love Tara Frey's new book

So I had to share my glee. I have added a banner to my blog of MY photography and even did the same for my web site. Now I am not saying the photography is that great but I am feeling very proud of myself for doing it and I owe it all to Tara and her great new book!

Now next I need to read about simple html and try a couple of other things she writes about, and I'm only half way through the book! Yah!

You know when you really want to do something, research it, try to figure it out and it just doesn't happen? I end feeling so frustrated, dumb, and even old. So today I am feeling smart and even a little younger! Wow all from a book about blogging. So I hope you like my new banner and check out Tara's blog and book.


Edited to add. So I just tried to link to her widget about the book and couldn't do it....back to k

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Open House

New set ups, new looks, new ideas for your home. It's time for my July Open House. I will be open for Antiques and a chat this Saturday July 18th, 10-5. Here's a sneak peak. See you Soon. kath

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Self Sabotage

So I just realized that once again I am my own worst enemy....What would you say (for that matter) what would I say, to a part time shop owner that is off the beaten path, is only open once a month, does limited advertising, and when does, advertises her address and telephone number (along with the seasons calendar)HANG IN THERE,I'M ALMOST DONE RAMBLING but doesn't have the house numbers on her house and either doesn't check her phone on the weekends or has a dead battery????WTF. Sorry. But this just all hit me and I am so dumb founded and mad at myself I could scream!?!?!?

So I am starting now with the house numbers and the phone. Sorry for any and all of you who either tried to find me or call. I just got my head out of my you know what and am here to sell the cutest damn Antiques and Vintage in this part of the country!

Next Event is July 11th. There will be house numbers, a phone that is working and answered, and really great new Cottage, Frenchie, and Shabby, goodies for your house or for a really unique gift. See you then.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Won!

Just found out I won the monthly Blog drawing at The French Cupboard! Here's a pic of my winnings. Aren't they great??? They are also the great people behind LolliShops

This is a place to sell on line, get the word out about your web site, or shop, It's also a link to LOTS of great Blogs, plus so much more. Check them out and the goodies that will soon be mine. Gotta love it when such a together team not only gives us such great eye candy but treats too!

I want to thank all of you for stopping by at my last open house. The next one will be July 18th. Looking forward to meeting more of you and keeping in touch with old pals.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Americana at Retromantic Antiques

It's been so long since I posted! Where did the time go? Oh that's,day job, an acre of garden to develop and maintain...Any hoo....

I love this time of year and the ideas it brings up. The shop looks great and a Picnic at Grandma's is my main theme.
I think everyone right now wants a safe haven and what could be safer then Grandma's? Real or the Grandma of our dreams and imaginations.
Check out the pictures of fun Americana. Lots of pics this time. I happened on an auction that had great fruit dishes, so perfect for my Grandma theme and so cute for your country or cottage kitchen, or summer entertaining.

Retromantic Antiques will be open this Saturday 10-5. Just look for the sign in the front yard.
The Garden Tour is also happening in Mineral Point this Saturday; so come to one of the Coolest Towns in America, Stop by Retromantic Antiques, then relax by touring some lovely spots around town and near by country side.

See you Saturday, kath

Monday, May 4, 2009

Retromantic Antiques Calendar

Here it is,
the calendar for the new season at RETROMANTIC ANTIQUES.

The first open house of the season was a great success! Lots new faces and new looks I hope all of you loved. I've included some pictures.

I am working on some new ideas and projects for the May opening that I hope you'll love or will stir your creative juices.

Mark your calendars and I hope to see you then. kath