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Elizabeth's Contest and.... An Autumn Evening Flea Market

Hello Everyone!

I don't usually post on the weekends but I just couldn't wait to share some news!
Elizabeth Maxson,
The beloved designer, stylist, photographer,etc, etc. has given her blog
 Elizabeth House Shop
a little makeover!

Elizabeth's gorgeous new blog header!
In doing so, she has decided to do a little contest!
She wants all shop owners,  stylists, booth/flea market space owners and the likes to participate.

You've got to head over there and check it out!

I have been a huge fan of hers ever since the story that Mary Engelbriets Home Companion did on her and her shop a number of years ago!
I then had to visit her store for myself....and let's just say...She totally gets it!

She is now sharing her expertise with on this blog devoted to just that...sharing her gifts, talents and invaluable information to other business owners.
You may also know she was recently featured in Where Women Create. The amazing magazine of Jo Packham's devoted to sharing the creative spaces of artists.( And by doing so...inspires each of us.)

As you know, I am the Visual Merchandiser for Horton's of Tipton.
After returning to work after 31/2 weeks...this little challenge is just what I needed to get my creative juices to flowing again.

Did I tell you?
I am so back to work now! Getting the store ready for the Fall Season.

Speaking of the store....I  have a bit of news to share with you.
We are hosting another Flea Market Event!

This one is going to be held in the evening.
So we decided to call it:
An Autumn Evening Market.
I was really into Marché Nocturne as the name....but this is Tipton!
(Remember...we don't even have a Starbucks!)
The date has been set and preparations are underway.

So consider this your very own invitation!
An Autumn Evening Market Event
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
from 4p.m.-10p.m.
In the parking lot of our Tipton store.
Horton's of Tipton

So much excitement! I do hope you head over to Elizabeth's and get the details for her contest!
Her link once more is :
Elizabeth House Shop

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!


  1. Hey there sweet Donna! This contest of Elizabeth's is really a great idea. I'm low on steam this time of year so I'm sitting it out. Your fall event at Tipton's sounds wonderful. Anything "fall" for me is the best! My favorite time of the year. Can't wait to hear more about it!

  2. I love Elizabeth, am glad she is back. Thanks for sharing this news, and I am looking forward to your future posts leading to the big day-Horton's of Tipton! verbena cottage

  3. Good morning Donna! Your Flea market sounds wonderful...please keep us posted.
    And Elizabeth's idea is wonderful ~ love the blog, thanks for sharing the link.
    I'll be back to visit more to work!
    Have a wonderful day ~ Rebecca :-)

  4. Hi Donna,
    I will have to head over to Elizabeth's blog again and see what she is up to. Thanks for the heads up!

    Ohhhhhh your flea market sounds wonderful...I wonder...

  5. You are so brave to do another show....where do you get your energy??? does it come in a bottle?
    I didn't know Elizabeth had another blog. I followed her years ago when she had her shop too. I'll have to go check it out!
    Thanks for the linky!

  6. Donna, I love your blog! Thanks for the link, will go check it out. Wish I could come visit the market in person! So happy to find your lovely world and happy to be your newest follower!

  7. Thank you so much for such a lovely post, Donna. You are too much. I am feeling very humbled and very fortunate to have you in my circle of friendship. Your energy and creativity is amazing! Thanks for the shout out and know that your comments really, really touched me....they really did.

    Big hug,

  8. morning friend. you are so lucky to have gone to elizabeth's store when it was open. she was a huge source of inspiration for me and my store. i was blessed to meet her in texas a couple of shows ago and she is super sweet and down to earth. i hope you are planning to enter her contest, o talented one.



  9. You have a very nice blog, it looks like you accomplished a lot this summer.

  10. Hi Donna,
    How great you've tons of inspiration in Elizabeth's challenge. I know you'll come up w/many great ideas and will surely carry it through to the next event at Horton's. You know me... just can't leave well enough alone, I think it's quite refreshing Tipton doesn't have a Starbuck's (go town go! ;)
    Happy evening!

  11. Hi Donna,
    By the way!!! you TOTALLY get it too GIRL!!!
    Love it over here a place I can relate :)

  12. Hi Donna ~ Yes, Elizabeth is great. Thank you for passing on the news. Going to check out her blog now. Good Luck on your event ~ it sounds like so much fun.


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