Monday, May 15, 2017

Expanding Inventory at Tamaras Treasure Trove

I have been hard at work the last couple of weeks to bring a variety of new item styles in my Etsy Shop. My inventory has grown in the last few months to include 550 different home decor styles with many items having multiple quantities.


Click on this link to take you to Tamaras Treasure Trove to check out the items I offer for the shabby style enthusiasts, fans of all things cottage chic with a sprinkling of bohemian. My Etsy storefront is a place you can find the perfect gift for friends, family or a treat for yourself.









Monday, May 8, 2017

Showcase of Artisans & Upcycling Vendors "Friends" Week 4

This weeks showcase shines the spotlight on local artist and business owner Michael Smith. Michael and his wife Kellie own K & M Coffee Co. in Tallapoosa, Ga where you can find a few of his beautiful creations along with other local goodies while enjoying the best coffee in West Georgia.

Enjoy a few pieces from his collection below (bottom right is created using vintage glass insulators).

Make sure to go by K & M Coffee Co. to see these beauties in person or check out their newly opened online store on Etsy at MiKellsCreations .

The process used when creating these lamp shades begin with each piece of glass being individually wrapped and soldered together. Some of the lampshades include as many as 275 pieces of glass and can weigh in at 18lbs.

Each lamp is a one of a kind original as he creates his own patterns.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Showcase of Artisans & Upcycling Vendors "Friends" Week 3

This weeks segment showcasing vendors I have met and admired in my journey thru the fun/interesting world of antique, craft, resale malls will be located at The Checker Berry Shoppe . I choose this mall again for my week 3 spotlights since so many talented friends and fellow vendors call it home. I wanted to show some of the many bright and bold colors of spring. Jane P. and Debbie have such an eye for stunning color in their presentations I just had to share a few of their creations.


Jane P has 2 lovely booths on the main floor of The Checker Berry

I have always loved Jane P's floral Bridal Bouquets








Debbie is full of energy and has a unique variety of items sprinkled through out the mall














Monday, April 24, 2017

Showcase of Artisans & Upcycling Vendors "Friends" Week 2

This weeks showcase shines the spotlight on a local artist and good friend Debbie Thigpen. I met Debbie back when I was still getting my feet wet in the antique mall circuit. She came into a shop I was in, struck up a conversation and we have been good friends ever since.


Debbie works as a special educator in our local school system and spends her free time junking and creating. I have always told her she has a great eye for the unique and highly sought after finds. If she decides to ever quit her day job she could make a good living picking and creating her art work. Her work is reflective of farmhouse/vintage and it always amazes me when I see what she has come up with next.

Enjoy a few pieces from her collection and go by The Nest On Bradley Street to see more from her and other local artists.




Becky owner of The Nest works hard to bring her loyal customers a wonderful variety of vintage furniture, gift items while proudly promoting local artisans and products.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Showcase of Artisans & Upcycling Vendors "Friends" Week 1

The Checker Berry Shoppe located in Bowdon, Ga. right in the heart of Main Street and recognized as the oldest antique mall in the West Georgia area. This warm and friendly mall is currently the home to over 40 dealers, several have been their since opening.

I am starting a new segment featuring some of the fine dealers and the variety of items they offer.

I would like to start with 3 friends and fellow vendors that join me in making The Checker Berry Shoppe a fun and exciting place to shop.

Lovely decorated space by Teresa



Sweet little vanity by Peggy


A nice collection by Denise of Junkin Chicks

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Garden and Home Bird Hooks on Etsy

Looking for something to put a little spring in your home and or garden? Look no more...check out these cute little hooks added to the growing inventory at Tamaras Treasure Trove on Etsy


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tamaras Treasure Trove on Handmade Hunt



I periodically do a internet search for Tamaras Treasure Trove and while I find various sites either myself or some of my store items are mentioned I was pleased to run across this synopsis of my Etsy Shop. This was listed on Handmade Hunt and it summed up my progress in a nice tidy bow.