Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's New This Week?

These wonderful pair of older statues on bases
It is really hard for us vintage retailers to pull together a cohesive look in between seasons. And though there is still YES Snow on the ground, (I can't believe I just said that in Central Texas) spring is blooming here at Bloom & Bee Swanky. We have a really unique and eclectic gathering of one-of-a-kind finds and I am only going to leave you with a few quick shots. We are really busy unpacking new shipments of both old and new every day and preparing for the HILL COUNTRY VINTAGE HOME AND GARDEN FAIR! Keep reading the following posts on more information on this special event.

A pair of these darling sconces

Several Vintage Lamps just arrived ALWAYS newly rewired and ready to go. The photo does not do this one justice - it is Huge!

Debi just put out this gathering of vintage gold frames today and I know they won't last long

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ac-cu'mu-la'tions HILL COUNTRY vintage home and garden fair

As mentioned below in the following post...

This is a NOT TO MISS Event being held during spring time in the fabulous Texas Hill Country. Brandy and Mickie of Ac-cu'mu-la'tions are hosting this spectacular Sale.

March 10th-11th YES YES a Wednesday and a Thursday ~ What FUN!!!

Come and Join Us the 10th Wednesday Night for shopping and wine under the stars from 4-9 pm or all day on Thursday the 11th from 10am - 4 pm.

I am honored and humbled to bee a participating vendor. The names on this list are some of the best around and the thought of them all together for one show makes me so delighted that I can't wait to bee a shopper of them myself.

Linda Parker of Fragments and Perfections
Janette Bibby of Dream On
Van Harrison Antiques
French Vanillia
Willow Nest
and lastly -

3800 Elder Hill Rd Driftwood, Texas

Directions: From Austin - 290W to Dripping Springs, turn left on RR12 go approximately 6 miles, turn left on Elder RD (CR170). Entrance is Second Gate on Left. Watch for Signs.

We are busy setting back some special things just for this show.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fabulous Shopping in the Texas Hill Country

Hill Country Vintage Home and Garden Fair

Mark Your Calendars!
March 10th and 11th
You won't want to miss this very special shopping extravaganza!

Our Second Winner Is...

Congratulations Katy!!! You just won a $25.00 gift Certificate to use at our store just for following us. Please e-mail me,, your information to me and I will mail it to you promptly. It can bee used by calling us if you see something online that interests you, at any of our upcoming shows or in our store. Thanks so much for keeping up with us. We still have a $50.00 gift certificate that we will bee giving away next week to one of our followers.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What's New this Week?

Just a few photos of what's new...

A wonderful antique wicker little bench in near perfect condition

Just a peep of this very large funky industrial yard flower made from a street sweeper by the very hands of Ludmil of Willow Nest

Love this vintage lingerie
I'm calling her our our garden gypsy

I have been saving these since last season
Very old Japan Christmas Birds but they look soooo good year round and they are flying outta here

New garden soaps and bubble bath from Tokyo Milk
These Smell scrumptious

Have you ever dug around in our drawers? - Our linen drawers that is... We have piles and piles of vintage tablecloths, napkins, pillowcases you name it ... They are always freshly cleaned and pressed and we are constantly adding new selections...

We have in hundreds and I mean hundreds of new vintage hankies in for your browsing pleasure
Just in - piles of tins with vintage buttons from the classic to very fancy

I have a very special customer whom I will bee posting on soon. For you regulars, can you guess from the clue above who it might bee?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cupid That's Me - Bessie Pease Gutmann

My wish for YOU all is to have a wonderful, restful and amazing day knowing YOU are loved by the greatest Love of All!

Friday, February 12, 2010

And the Winner Is .....

Drum Roll Please.....

Please contact me at with your name and address and we will send you a $15.00 gift certificate to use with us online, at the shop or at any of our upcoming shows.

We still have a $25.00 and $50.00 gift certificate to give away over the next 2 weeks. You still have plenty of time to start following this blog for a chance to win.
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Thursday, February 04, 2010

What's New This Week?

We are darkening it up a bit and I am loving it!

These antique legal documents are printed on Beeswax Paper

We got in some fabulous antique European Art Work and Framed Legal documents. Some are dated back to the 1700's. You must come in and see these in person.

Funky Fun Baylor Jewelry in an assortment of styles.
Come get your game on!

This wonderful old work table has tons of storage. I especially love the original glass pulls and the brass name plates for each drawer. It would make a wonderful kitchen Island!

The Journey of the Bee candles by Paddy Wax in scents like Clover, Wild Blackberry, Raw Honey and More!

Our Sterling letter charms are all back in stock along with delicate sterling chains you've been asking for. This time we added sterling bee and wing charms too. There are only a few left of the "Real Four Leaf Clover Charms"

Bowl and Pitcher SOLD

New Gauze Ruffled Table covers matching our handmade custom bedding

Jethro is decked out for the occasion with a vintage horn Playing his HEART out!

As seen in the background - we have in Real Boxwood hearts for your valentine and baskets of vintage valentine cards for you to dig through!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Our First Giveaway!!!

Very Simple

Simply sign up as follower to the BeeSwanky Blog, publicly ~ non-anonymously (so that I can see you are a follower and don't worry as I never post the followers on the blog for anyone else to see), and you will bee automatically entered to win one of three gift certificates to Bloom & Bee Swanky. One will bee given each week randomly for the next three weeks allowing plenty of time for you to start following us. If you are already a follower you are already entered! These gift certificates can bee used in store, redeemed by calling in if you see something here on our blog you are interested in or used at any of our upcoming shows. The winner will bee notified by e-mail and will also bee posted here. So what are you waiting for...?
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