As I closed the doors to Burlap & Lace at the Tin Roof Antique Market on November 30, 2016, it was not without a mix of emotions. Everything in me wanted to stay through this season…a season in which I knew I was being called away. And yet I was excited that Melissa, the owner, was able to bring her own heart’s desire into my once occupied space with what she has decided to call “A Taste of the Tin”.
Upon entering the Tin, you will find just to your left a unique display of items from nearly every vendor in the store, along with some pretty nifty sitting space for those who just want to “sit a spell” and take in the sights and sounds of Christmas vintage-style, perhaps even enjoying a cup of warm cider or hot coffee while tunes of the season drift upward from the vintage stereo-turned-cooler! (Yes, even that is for sale!)
Let your eyes wander to the right as you sit and sip and you will see our newest vendor, Pam Dyson, and her bright display of calligraphy pieces. What wonderful gifts for young and old alike!Turn your head to the right and you will see uniquely crafted and re-purposed items such as the organ bar and stereo speakers turned into shelves. Across the way, feast your eyes upon some primitive Native-American displays and pieces, not to mention jewelry finds to whet your appetite. Yes, I think you are through sitting and sipping and ready to wander through the rest of the booths here…If it’s smaller treasures you seek, then you will need to walk this booth in a circle to the right, then circle back around to the left just so you don’t miss anything!And for mostly primitives, this is the place to begin your hunt! But don’t be surprised when you want to haul those finds right back out the front door and home with you!Night Own Vintage has only a few items left….better get them while they last!And for unique, one-of-a-kind items straight from the 50s and 60s, check out this space!Feasting upon antique treasures is something that must be absorbed slowly….and purposefully in order to find that special item especially suited for your home…From antique desks and sofa tables to crates of old bottles and handmade scarves, why not take a gander through this booth today?Is it vintage tools you have a hankering for? Picture frames? Silver utensil pieces or antique glassware? As you wander through the booth spaces, be sure to wander slowly so you don’t miss a single item!And then linger a bit longer at Tracy Lee’s corner where you will ooh and ah over the uniquely crafted furniture pieces. Go ahead and open the doors and drawers to see Tracy Lee’s amazing styling techniques that don’t stop with the outward appearance! Or take home a handmade designer shirt that is absolutely adorable with a pair of jeans or leggins!And….what is this?!? Piles of laundry in my own home awaiting me…remnants of a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving with my family. And antique furniture pieces awaiting my paintbrush as we begin remodeling some in our own home over the next couple of months.
So while I am taking a season to re-purpose Burlap & Lace a bit and to get my own household in order, I invite you to stop into the Tin Roof to get a taste of what’s in store for you there….and don’t let just one visit be your last. The vendors keep their booths changing weekly so you will want to visit often, sit long, and drink in not only the visual surroundings but linger over the friendships made while there. Yes, it will happen! All in a day’s shopping….