Thursday, October 18, 2012


Fun at the Farm

Picking Pumpkins

Playing in the Hay

Being Silly

Playing with my shadow...

Apple Cider, Pumpkin Nut Bread & BHG

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Clover Market Oct. '12

In spite of all the craziness, we had our best show ever!  We have the greatest customers in the world.  Thanks again for all of your support and repeat business.  It's the best feeling ever.

This yellow piece sold within minutes of us setting up.

Also sold this gorgeous sideboard.  We were still setting up here, hence the shabby display.

So sad to see this gorgeous piece go.  But it went to a good home.

Now that the show is over, we are looking forward to expanding our booth at the Barn.  We have many big things in store for our booth - can't wait to get started!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

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Monday, October 15, 2012


Welcome to Lemons Part 2!  Yesterday was our last show at Clover Market.  As you all know tons and tons of work goes into making a show a success.  We had so many amazing pieces of furniture this time and loads of junque!

We were surprisingly organized this time and had the rental truck all loaded up and ready to go by Saturday afternoon.  The next morning we were up at 0'dark thirty and on our way when.the.truck.broke.down...

If you want the lowdown on why this is so ironic, go here.

A quick decision needed to be made - either bag the whole day or make the most of it and get what we could as quickly as we could into our own SUV/minivan/pick-up.  A quick transfer took place in the Wawa parking lot as the sun was starting to come up and we were all dying for coffee at this point.

We were 2 hours late setting up with only about two-thirds of our merchandise, but GOD IS GOOD!
I haven't felt so blessed in a long time.  I thanked God repeatedly for the beautiful day as I drove my MIL's minivan stuffed to capacity with totes.  I thanked Him for His mercy, for His grace, for His mighty presence in the midst of adversity.  I felt such a peace as I crossed the bridge into Philadelphia, knowing that we would be setting up late, in the middle of a crowd of shoppers.  All I could think about was how lucky I am to be doing something I love so much with people that I love.  It's the best feeling in the world.

We made the most of a difficult situation and through it all we had our best show yet.  There is still some issues to be worked out with the rental company and I won't mention who it was, but lets just say, it should be a wash when all is said and done.  I doubt we will be owing them any money for last month's incident.  They did not offer us a new truck, they didn't even offer us a ride home.  They did absolutely nothing to help us.

It's a bittersweet feeling today - knowing that we won't be doing any more shows is kinda sad, but we are so excited to be able to concentrate on our booth at the Barn.  I feel that a huge load has been lifted off of my shoulders and look forward to what God has in store for us next.

I will be sharing some great pix of the show later on this week so be sure to check back.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!

Monday, October 8, 2012

If Trunks Could Talk...

One of my favorite shows on HGTV is If Walls Could Talk.  I'm so envious of these people who restore old homes (that's MY dream!), inherit the amazing antique furniture that came with it, and then find treasures hidden in the strangest places, like a book signed by Ernest Hemingway or a whiskey bottle believed to have been used by Al Capone.  Does it get any better than that?

In my travels to estate sales, yard sales, auctions and the like, I keep a list in my head of things I would love to add to my increasingly-eclectic home, a bucket list if you will.  For example I would love to add more old walking sticks to my growing collection.  Old bread boards are a new favorite, as well as quilts.

About a month ago while out yard saling with Denise, we came across another must-have on my bucket list - a steamer trunk.  I see these all the time on Craig's List, but they go for about $150 around here and I just don't want to spend that much for something that I don't really need.  Besides, these things can be big, so you better have a place to put it.  But just like the houses on the show, antique steamer trunks tell a story.  And.I.Love.That.

It was a "Stumble-Upon" yardsale.  The kind that's not on your list, but if you stumble-upon it and it looks decent you have to stop.  Heck I don't just brake for yardsales, I do a complete 180, tires screeching, small animals running for their lives, etc.  It helps to have a car that stops on a dime.

Anyhoward, it was late in the morning and all the good worms are usually gone by then, scooped up by the earlybirds so when you see something awesome at this time of day you can usually assume that the price tag is high, hence why it is still there.  That's what I assumed when I saw this trunk and almost didn't even bother to inquire about it, knowing the disappointment that was sure to follow.  But curiosity got the best of me and I asked, "How much for the trunk?".  What happened next is a little foggy as I can only remember picking my jaw up off of the ground after hearing the words "three dollars".  The startled look on my face wasn't lost on the seller either because he then added, "what, is that too high?  Okay one dollar."  What just happened?

I collected myself, happily handed over three dollars and checked off an item on my proverbial bucket list.

Oh, and I did find the perfect spot for it.  Right next to the sofa in my Living Room.

See that blanket inside the basket?  That is actually pieces of several old picnic blankets sewed into one big one.  I snatched it up at a church rummage sale last Spring for $2 and almost sold it at my show, but at the last minute came to my senses.

I just love how this room came together - bits and pieces at a time.

And who knows, maybe someday my walls will talk...

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