Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
There is some life hidden in my garden. I have kale, carrots, and beets...oh my.
As cool weather crops, they do well under some plastic during the cold, winter months.
And the lake looks a little forlorn today, but not every day.
The winter months on the lake can be quite beautiful and I never tire of the view.
No matter what the season or the look, I consider my garden and the lake my backyard blessings.
And I am thankful.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Next, was a cute, little shop with a variety of vendor booths.
I could see myself set up there if I wanted to be in a shop.
Then there was this shop. This shop was for sale.
Built as a home in 1910.
The merchandise did not catch my attention, but the house did.
I started looking at it as if I was a potential buyer.
I could easily live in the back of this home which has a new addition on it.
The front had 4 to 5 rooms that could easily be used as my shop.
How great would that be?
Now this won't be happening due to the timing.
And that's okay. It's always fun to dream a little.
Friday, November 14, 2014
I'm like this sunflower. I need the sunshine in order to bloom.
Without it, I'm pretty pathetic. And it's a struggle.
But today...the sun came out!!! So I'm smiling!!!
I miss my sunflower. It was a surprise gift over the summer.
A critter dropped a seed right in the middle of my garden. Center stage.
And it flourished. Better than any that I planted myself as it stood over 7 feet high.
I have to say that I'm looking forward to nice weather again. And I will be planting more sunflowers.
So, today, I'm wishing you some sunshine and hope you flourish wherever you are planted.
Just like my sunflower.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
I've decided that doing shows aren't for everyone. And that includes me.
I used to do shows all the time.
Back in the old days. When I was young. Not so much anymore. LOL!
But because of this show...I had some shops approach me that want to carry my soap.
Wholesale. That I think I can handle.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Well, Mother Hubbard! I squealed! And then I saw more!
Good old hubby kept saying, 'We don't have the truck, anymore.'
See, this was a shop we stopped in while in TN over the weekend.
This shop was loaded with good stuff and these cupboards were all on the second floor.
And there even more cupboards down at the other end.
Most of them were in the $300-$400 range.
I could put a cupboard in every room if I had the space.
When hubby reminded me that we no longer had the truck, I told him we could always bring the utility trailer next time. (SMILE)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
...black and white, no color. It snowed.
And it was beautiful, just a different kind.
As we drove the back roads, some of the scenery just took my breath away.
(Sorry, these photos are with my cell phone.)
Once we entered VA there was not as much snow, but a mix of color with some white.
The above photo is my daughter's back yard, her barn and mountain.
She loves having her own mountain. LOL! The high point is out of view to the right.
This photo is on our way home right before we entered KY.
I love this little stretch as it is so lovely. And so peaceful with snow on the mountain tops.
It makes me want to get out of the car, take a walk, and experience the beauty .
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Well, I decided to pull them out, along with some lace that also came from an auction, to make a bunting. I'll use it to jazz up my space at the show I'll soon be doing. This is a quick pic of it. Hopefully, I'll be able to get some shots of it hanging in my space to share with you later.
I actually enjoy being creative and using what I have to make my show space special. Of course, it helps when I have a good stash of supplies and vintage items on hand.
I sewed these on the machine with large stitches in case I want to take them out at a later date.
I just might want to hang this bunting in my soaping room after the show. We'll see.
Now if I could just figure out what to do with all the other linens I have stashed away.
How about you?
Do you have your own stash?
Monday, October 6, 2014
Jane is on the left dressed in yellow and John is the one on the right in blue.
They are two of my unscented soaps that will make an appearance at a show I'll soon be doing.
Did I tell you I decided to do a show? It has been years since I've gone this route, but...
what a great way to officially start my new business.
So ready or not, on October 18,
I'll be in Glendale, KY with a mix of handcrafted, vintage, and new items available for sale.
Oh, and about Plain Jane and Just John.
Nothing ordinary about them as their names may suggest.
They are filled with the goodness of Shea butter and vitamin E.
And Plain Jane also has white kaolin clay just for us girls.
Simplicity at it's best.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I had to grab that pulley and the letterpress drawer, too.
I have piles and piles of enamelware in my basement.
Today, I started pulling it all out of boxes and washed every single piece.
My hands weren't pleased with that decision, but they felt better after an application of shea butter.
Plans for all that enamelware?
Well, it will be paired up with my handcrafted soaps and be up for sale.
Rustic and Simple. A vintage farmhouse look.
I think it will be a good fit. For me. My shop. And my buyers.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Yep...a new business adventure.
And I'm making soap. Lots of soap.
And more soap. Hundreds of bars of soap.
And I think I'm getting high on the fumes from the essential oils.
In a good way that is. :)
So I'm trying to get into a routine and find the rhythm for my day.
I'm getting there. And I'll be back on here soon.
So much more to tell.
Y'all have a wonderful weekend!!!