Friday, October 29, 2010
I have been to Peddlers twice this week taking in Christmas treasures and marking down the bit of Fall decorations that are left. The open house is 4:00 PM, Friday, November the 12th. Shari (Homespun and Primitives) will be bringing in hand made items next week. I can't wait to see all that she brings. I am really looking forward to the open house. The Fall one was such fun but nothing can compare to the magic of Christmas. I have gone to these open houses for years before I moved into a booth there and I love them. I see some of the same women every year and even though we don't know each others name we recognize that primitive spirit within each other and the love of the holidays. Tammy, as did Sherry the owner before her, do a wonderful job of making the shop look like an old time wonderland of simpler days. Mark your calendars now and if you are not to far away, have a girl's night out and join the fun.
Do you love Christmas open houses, Christmas church bazaars? Isn't it fun to get out and see all that creativity women have to share? I don't have to buy a single thing to bask in the glow of it all:)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Surely I am not the only one feeling the tug of Christmas just as I am beginning to enjoy Fall and knowing that 60 days from today it will be the day AFTER Christmas.
Most of you know I have booths in 4 antique and craft malls which keeps me hopping. Today I went to two of them and marked all the Fall/Halloween stuff way down and started putting Christmas in. Gee, I am not in the mood. Surely not everyone has had enough of Fall yet, bought every permanent (not fake) pumpkin, scarecrow, etc. already, have you? The Christmas music was playing and I am trying to think Christmas and make it pretty but really I would rather think orange a couple more weeks but the shop owners say it is time. So I am digging out Jim Shore, Hallmark, Handmade and you name it Christmas goodies, sequestering Fall into a tiny corner for another week at the shops and letting the show go on.
Please check out my other blog "Spiritual Inspiration" for more about being caught between two worlds:)
Thank you for stopping by to visit. Are you already thinking Christmas??
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I took a few pictures around the house today. I'm not sure they are good enough to share....it is really hard to get a good picture inside so my admiration has increased for you all that do it so well.
I decided less is more and took a bunch more of my stuff to the antique malls to sell so my decorations have definitely been simplified.
Thanks for coming to visit. I appreciate you leaving me a comment or question so that I know you are really out there:)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I went to my first antique show many years ago and last night I thought about an interesting woman I met there. She had set up an eclectic booth full of treasures but what fascinated me the most (other than her beauty, her tailored and perfected clothing and the scent of liquor on her breath mingling with her designer perfume) was her showcase full of 14K gold and Sterling earrings.
As people sometimes do with me, she started telling me some of her life story (and I was intrigued) and it made me comfortable enough to ask her why she was selling so many really good earrings. Her answer was succinct, "I finally realized that I only have two ears so one pair of signature gold and one of silver should be enough".
I have been working on simplifying my life for several years now and I still have tons of work to do in that area (and trust me, plenty other areas as well). I still think getting rid of some earrings is a good place for any of us to begin.
Thank you for taking the time to come visit me today. I appreciate any comment you leave or question you ask.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This evening I just wanted a good cry. No particular reason, I could just feel the tears behind my eyelids and I wanted to let them fly. And the strangest feeling came over me.....I longed to talk with someone I have never met....Picket. Do you know her? Know her Blog? It seems to be gone. I want to reread every post. I need to laugh as I read her funny stories and I need to weep as she encourages me to be more than I am, just by sharing the stories of her and her family.
Can you help me find her? I won't stalk her or intrude in any way. But isn't there someway I can read her old posts and in doing just that hear her voice and her advice again?
Thanks, you know what I'm talking about if you ever read her stories and heard her laughter and tears in the words she typed.