Stokes & Company

Antiques for a Modern Living

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I have been working overtime getting the shop in tip top form for the holidays. Most of our fall items have left. Our Christmas merchandise has been put out and displayed. Old mixed with new vintage inspired items. Lots and Lots of glitter! Hues of tarnished silver and light glitter golds adorn the entrance of the store. We moved a large old stained glass window of Jesus to the front of the store. As you walk in the door it causes an impact and makes you feel serene.

The store looks completely different. Most of our business consist of furnishings. We take old unique pieces and give them a new life with paint. They have been moving out faster then we can keep them in stock. Therefore, the store is always changing. Hunting for new pieces is always a treasure hunt filled with surprises.

I am also getting ready to do the Annual Christmas Carousel show hosted by the Abilene Junior League. it will be the first week in November. It is swiftly approaching and I am panicking. I have never participated before so I am second guessing myself at this point. Did I order enough or maybe too much? What furniture pieces will I take? I am still going over the details and the show is two weeks away!

I will keep you posted on how it goes.:) For now enjoy the photos of hard labor.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!