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Our Little Boutique at Frisco Mercantile!

Just like new adventure, I had moments of happiness, nervousness, apprehension, excitement, fear and encouragement for my booth that I leased in October at Frisco Mercantile! This little passion of a shop (booth #711) is turning into a variety of things for me! Here is a good news: I have collaborated with so many vendor friends for most of my projects but I have never per se partnered with anyone and this booth brought a beautiful person in my business and circle of friends! Zeynep from Nuvelties Home Decor and Furniture joined in the venture in the vintage booth. I love her work – follow her on Instagram here to see her latest creations. She has beautifully hand-painted furniture, wall art, wooden signs and many other creative projects. We have so much in common. Like me she loves thrifting, flea shopping, hunting and repurposing. I am immensely enjoying her presence, input and we share a joy that can only be known to people who find a good artistic partner in a creative crime! We have been decorating and tending to our little shop together! We have changed it so much because originally I was planning it to be a tea partyish theme but we both decided we needed to convert it to more holiday theme and can go back to the pink blush and all girlie stuff in spring! Just in time for Valentine, bridal showers, engagement seasons and of course garden parties! So while we added tinches of holiday magic, you will find hints of a European style flea market Parisian boutique. We carry lot of curiosities – among them are vintage dishes, rare silverware, shabby frames, charming teacups, pretty teapots to little big furniture and home-made decor to add warmth to your home. Here are some of the snaps from few days ago.

This beautiful china hutch above is restored and painted by Zeynep. If you are local, you have to come look at it. It is just so great for displaying vintage china or French décor. It is also a very functional piece with a generous storage for pretty chinaware setup as well as for stacking pieces at the bottom. It is a piece that will bring a vintage statement to a modern home, fit well in vintage décor and ensue a charm in the place. I love mixing styles this for sure will do that to your dining area in a stylish way!

Last month I made these pumpkins for pink and white themed thanksgiving -you must have seen it on social media! They became immediate favorites and we sold quite a few online as well as on the booth and now left with half a dozen. Contact me if you want these! The materials are chiffon, silk, some cotton and lots of embellishments that will bring a very calming feel to your winters!

Holidays bring concerts, performances and appreciating people who mean to us, our kids, students, and teachers. As we go to attend or are invited to attend concerts, we always wonder what to bring to the performance to encourage and acknowledge the musicians! I had some primitive music books that were acquired during a thrifting adventure. I couldn’t use them last year but this year I made these ahead of time. So soon as you are back from the Thanksgiving rush you guys can place order for these musical gifts – symbolic, themed, hand made and very affordable! They are available in our booth at Frisco Mercantile and Facebook Marketplace for PPU (Coit and Eldorado) in Frisco.

Zeynep and I are already planning for spring booth ideas – so while you can come and shop for your holiday gifts and decor at the #711, stay tuned for our upcoming tea party theme – tea cups, classic vintage fabric buntings, tea trolleys, blush chairs, cages with flowers, pretty pretty linen and what not!!

About Author

Hi and welcome to my blog!

My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

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