Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thank you

A great big Thank You
to everyone who came out both Friday evening, and Saturday for our Remembrance of Christmas Open House. We hope that you found inspiration and maybe a treasure to two to take home with you. We love our Customers and hope you enjoyed our little Soiree.

Here are just a few of the lovely displays that were there to inspire you.

I'm so amazed by the wonderful talent that is all under 1 roof at Winnie & Tulula's

There is a lot still available, so come on by Wed-Sat 10-6

We hope that everyone has a great Christmas Season

Thursday, November 26, 2009

'Twas the Night Before The Christmas

Open House at Winnie and Tulula's, when all through the store

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Penguin;

(source: here)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

One of the guest vendors that will be here.

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The vendors had all their wares ready to go,

While visions of spiced eggnog danced in their heads;

And Gloria in her white outfit was ready for the crowd,

Just as she had just settled down for a quick rest,

Charrise ran out of the back room and there arose such a clatter,

that Gloria sprang from her pretty decorated bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window they flew like a flash

They tore open the paper that had covered the windows and threw up the sash (to see the crowd that had gathered outside),

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow (could this be true in Texas~oh play along it's just a story)

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below (which were customers anxiously waiting to get inside),

When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,

But miniature birds decorated by Peg and John, and eight tiny reindeer displayed by Charrise,

With a little old driver (I hope you don't think I'm referring to anyone at the store), so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick (or Cat Daddy dressed like Santa or Elvis if you'd like).

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Debbie! now Donna!, now Theresa!, Peg and Lillie!

On, Ethel! on Liz! on Rhonda, on Margo and Mindy and Daphne and Amy and Liz and Fran and Tina and Donna and Barbara and Pat and Caroline and Kathy and Linda (all the W&T crew)!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all (we have to get ready for opening day)!"

Now don't miss our Christmas Event!  We'll be looking for you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Guest Vendors

Blogged by Mindy

Guest vendors are the icing on the cake. The bacon on the burger. The egg in the nog. They are what makes something good, even better.

The Remembrance of Christmas Open House at Winnie & Tulula's is going to be Oh, So Good. But, what's making it even better are the guest vendors. The Queen Mother of Winnie & Tulula's and The Sweet Pea Collection, Gloria, has outdone herself. She has invited some amazing guest vendors, two couples in fact, to our event this Friday and Saturday. Wait til you see what magic these teams are stirring up. Pixie dust is flying. Doves are in the air. Glitter is, well, glittering.Linda and Ludmil of Willow Nest have agreed to share their magic with us. Their creative creations will be the talk of the town. I did a word search for "Willow Nest" on flickr. Here are the resulting photos if you would like to peruse. They all, indeed, appear to be our L&L.

Wanna know who the other magic couple is? You may know them as Jon and Peg. Or maybe you know them as French Vanilla. Ooo la la. I saw them when I first walked into the store Sunday, but I had never met them. Didn't know who they were. I kept walking by the window and then, in short order, I saw the birth of beauty. I saw the look of "French Vanilla". I immediately figured out who they were and introduced myself. I searched for them in flickr and had no luck. So, check out this post by Patina Green. They know good when they see it! And TOT with Time-Worn Interiors had this to say about French Vanilla. See? Did you look?

Can you see what all the excitement is about with these guest vendors? Are you convinced it will be worth your drive yet? What more do you need?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dear Santa

I’ve been really good this year (sorta kinda)

Please stop by the Winnie & Tulula’s & Sweet Pea’s Open House

Nov 27 4 til 9 (grab a glass of wine while you’re there) & Nov 28 10 til 6

119 E Tyler…Athens, Tx 903.677.6868

They have EVERYTHING I want for Christmas….Here is my very short list

Sweet Peas….Bedding…Candles….Christmas Botanicals

Blue Tree….the coolest vintage red fire truck

Virgin Saints & Sinners….Tees….and Petticoats…for my Christmas Parties

Ruff….the coolest rusty junk ever

Garden Antqs…ironstone…ironstone…ironstone

Simply Cottage….Hand painted China Cabinet ..perfect for my ironstone

Primitiques……amazing selection of vintage decanters….way way cool

Monochromatic Home…Vintage You (Santa) with your Reindeer….almost your size too!!!

Curious Goods… Neck Junke….jewelry (will probbbly be in the Neiman’s Catalog next year. it’s that amazing)

Talking Trash….the most…amazing. glittery silver mantle…I have the perfect spot for it

Daphne Nicole….Vintage Tapestry One of a Kind Bags…you pick Mr S C..’cause I love them all…

Junk Palace…..Christmas Trees…Christmas Trees…Christmas Trees….(and Christmas Trees)

Remains to be Seen.. omg everything that glitters & sparkles.. which is the whole booth

Note to self Santa…bring extra sleigh

Caroline Blackburn…coolest cowboy stuff…you pick for me S. C.

Garbage…silver….gold…silver.. gold..s ilver…gold…make sure you slap on your shades…before entering

Whatsoever Things…Something old…something new…

Reborn Rubbish…chalkboard trays (also pick up a vintage slip that I can wear when serving)

Country Girl…only the most wonderful Mosiac Birdhouses in the universe

Ethels Treasure Chest….vintage…vintage…vintage…love it all

French Vanilla….close your eyes dear S C and just pick …I love it all….

And last but not least….my special buddy…

Willow Nest….the most wonderful handcrafted Christmas pieces ever…your choice Santa Baby..

I’d treasure any and all…




Monday, November 23, 2009

Remembrance of Christmas Friday Evening and Saturday

There will be no better place to be this Friday evening or All day Saturday than at Winnie & Tulula's

Winnie & Tulula's is closed all week, but
Starting at 4:00 Friday evening, her doors will open to reveal a Holiday Winter wonderland. $5 admission goes to charity. Food, music, and fun for all. See you there.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Open House at Winnie & Tulula's

Blogged by Mindy
Black Friday, it beckons
to Athens we'll go
White Christmas at Winnie & Tulula's
Ho Ho Ho!
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Can there be too many Ornaments
Glitter, Gold and Pixie Dust?
Silvers, Pinks and Greens
Shiny Brites are a must!
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Friday or Saturday?
Will you be there?
Egg nog and Guest Vendors
Plenty of Food to Share.2009November19_ornaments 009
The Beads and the Baubles
in Silver and Gold
Who's coming? Do tell,
before I get old.
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This poem must end
I'm getting so silly
Come see us in Athens
Don't be willy nilly!

Happy Thursday! ~Mindy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Remembrance of Christmas Event-The Friday after Thanksgiving

After you are finished with your adventure in the mall, be sure to come out to Winnie & Tulula's Remembrance of Christmas event starting at 4:00, Friday November 27th. It's gonna be very special. We have 2 guest vendors coming in just for this event. There will be food and beverages, a DJ and lots of treasures for you to find. See ya there.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dealer Spotlight-Daphne Nichole-Daphne Radke

Dealer Spotlight-Daphne Nichole by Daphne Radke

Daphne Nicole describes her style as French Flare-Western Chic

She has wonderful hand bags made with vintage trimmings

Peppered in with Rustic vintage furniture and treasures

Like this wonderful fur upholstered sofa

Her handbags would be wonderful on your Christmas list.

All the Dealers at Winnie & Tulula's are bringing in lots of treasures and Christmas items for our upcoming Christmas Open House.
See side bar for more details.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Black Friday...Junker Style

Black Friday...Junker Style

There are only 3 weeks to get ready for the newest, shiniest, biggest Christmas event ever! Gloria, Charrise and all the vendors are getting ready to give y'all an early Christmas present at Winnie and Tulula's. We are going to have a Christmas Open House the weekend after Thanksgiving and I promise you up and will be like no other open house you'll be attending!
The stores will be closed the week preceding November 27th to create some holiday magic with the big reveal on the 27th at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is running amuck gathering and creating one of a kind treasures to create sparkle sparkle galore! It promises to be something unique, the likes of which have never been seen before by human eyes. Don't come expecting soft Perry Como music and cookies. No sireebob...not for our group of elfettes! Gloria is having a deejay, food guaranteed to put 10 pounds on you, door prizes, and enough glitzy junk to send you running to find your shades. Remember, this isn't your mother's antique will be over the top...rooftop that is! I hear reindeer? Not to'll have plenty of time to go to the early bird specials at Walmart and Macy's before coming to W&T's. Look at that as just OTJ training for our store. Now keep in mind, we don't want to be on the 6 o' clock news with clips of stampeding no snatching and grabbing, please! Although, I swear up and're gonna want to snatch and grab! Did I mention local Texas wine? So instead of hanging around the house eating leftover turkey sandwiches...start making plans to! I'll be letting y'all in on more details,so stay tuned! Did I mention eggnog bar?
Gotta run now...something glittery just caught my eye!!!

blogged by Debbie of Talking Trash

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lots of News, New Dealers & Events

New Vendor

Winnie & Tulula’s welcomes our newest vendor

Donna Fussell of Reborn Rubbish


Sustainable living at it’s finest..Upcycled home d├ęcor,apparel and jewelry

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”

Our Dealers are very busy getting ready for the Winnie & Tulula's Christmas Open House.

Keep an eye on the blog for more info---soon!

Maggie of The Veranda will no longer be at Winnie & Tulula’s. We are going to miss her Creative style and fun sense of humor….BUT we are planning on seeing her every month At her spot in Canton…you can contact Maggie at her blog…

Watch the blog for details