Friday, November 2, 2012


Many thanks to all of you who checked in on us here in New Jersey.  Hurricane Sandy packed a wallop and we were miraculously spared, save for a few hours without power.  What is so miraculous? We are a mere 40 miles from the Jersey coast where the storm wreaked havoc on our beloved shore.  It is completely heartbreaking to say the least.  So many neighbors, family and friends have homes "down the shore" and what happened there in just two short days is mind boggling.

It's hard for me to sit still during normal circumstances, not to mention a Hurricane.  So I did what any crazy normal person would do - I "stormed the barn"!  Not by myself - it took me, Denise and her son Justin to do in 8 hours what we had planned all along to do in 2 full days!

Larkspur Interiors' booth at the Barn was due for an overhaul and since we reluctantly decided to give up Clover Market (for now) we are concentrating our efforts on our booth space, including adding  "Shabby Corner".

We worked until the wee hours of the morning, having a late night picnic on the floor of our space.  It's something I think none of us will ever soon forget.  But now it's done.  Weeks of preparation and hard work are now over and there's nothing left to do but enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Denise and I are looking forward to a more streamlined future, with less clutter in our garages, much to our hubbies' delites.  It's fun to think about just working on our booth without the added stress of doing a show.  It will allow both of us more time for our families, our homes and ourselves!

Thanks again for checking in and please continue to pray for those in our state who are still without power and homes.



Kimberly said...

stay safe, Kim!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Glad to hear you weren't hit badly, Kim! My sister on Long Island lost power {which she expected} and her neighbor's tree came down just missing their house. Your booth looks wonderful! I love seeing how you decorated it for Christmas, too.

Kristens Creations said...

I've been thinking about you Kim! I'm glad you were spared. I can't believe the images on T.V. How terrible!! I've been hearing there is a gas shortage too and the lines are miles long.

Your booth looks great! I'm sure you will do well over the holidays.

Take care, Kristen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So glad to hear that you, your family and homes escaped injury/damage. My heart goes out to all those in the path of the horrible storm.
Your booth looks great - I see lots of eye candy. :)
Enjoy your weekend.


So much to be Thankful for.
Your booth looks great. I'm starting to get my Christmas stuff into mine!

Joan said...

I am glad you and your family are safe. Your booth looks fabulous! Happy selling!

Sharing Shadymont said...

So glad you were spared all the devastation. It breaks my heart to see all that the folks there are going through. Your booth(s) look wonderful. I love what you've done!

Rooms by Ann said...

I happy your family is ok. I still can't beleive it. I am from Queens. Your space look great.

Carol said...

So glad you all escaped the storm. Your Christmas booth looks absolutely delightful.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Glad to hear that you are doing well after Sandy.

Your booth looks great!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

So glad to hear you're OK! Its hard to believe that the devastation is so close yet seems so far away from where I am in NY.

Melinda said...

So glad to hear that you were spared. the destruction is so
hard to look at.

Hope all continues to get better for everyone.

M :)

Calypso In The Country said...

So glad to hear you are fine, Kim. We are fine too, we have just been without power for a week! We are ok though and I was even able to get away on a previously planned girls weekend. My husband and kids held down the fort. I am heartbroken over the devastation and am so sad to hear all the stories. Stay safe and take care! - Shelley

Becca said...

So glad that you all are okay, Kim! The damage we're seeing on the news is devastating! And, on a brighter note, your space looks amazing! You and your partner did a fabulous job ... if only I lived closer!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

So glad you are doing well in Jersey!

Your booth looks great! The blue painted pieces are gorgeous!

Darlene said...

So glad you got through it OK. Love you Christmas decorations. Beautiful!

The Rusty Heart said...

Kim, so glad to hear you are ok. We are praying for everyone hit by Sandy. Your booth looks great! You guys really put a lot of work in, I know how much it takes and I am sure it will pay off! :)