Friday, March 30, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
These are my plates in the kitchen. Our original 1940 cabinets aren't deep enough for modern dishes, so an old bookshelf does the trick for now. I love the rainbow effect of all the plates and bowls. Totally my pallet of colors all mixed together.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
Something that is done is my small collection of egg cups that I love but that I can never quite display right. They are so small that they get lost on the mantle or in the china hutch. The vintage pair I bought when Nathan and I first started dating or had gotten married - I can't remember which,, but I loved that he had a pipe and that she had pearls. So like us then. Especially me. That was during my big Doris Day phase.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
This week I had/have the following to get done: An install project (that's what these pics are from,) one major 3-Room presentation, one new job meeting, a girl's night, prep for another new job, design a participants guide for a Women's Retreat at church this weekend, finish a custom Banner order for the shop, go to therapy and maintain all the normal life stuff like making lunches and taking showers. What was it that Anne Lamott's* friend said? That the 2 best prayers she knows are "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you" ? This week nothing could be more true. Praise the Lord and Pass the Coffee!
*Just saw on Amazon that good ole Annie has a new book coming out. Be still my heart!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Anyway, for about 18 months I appeared on Good Morning Arkansas attempting to woo the audience with my cleverness. Haha. Also, back then my business name was The Comfy Home, and I had a website were I posted the crafts and tips I came up with, along with some other stuff. It was a small site, very limited in scope and free- which over time meant more and more "ads" from the host. I was convinced I was on the road to being the next Martha.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
We could smell them from the back of the car all the way home. Miles kept saying: "I hungy. I need a strawberry now." He finally got one... and about a 1/2 dozen more.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Most afternoons around 4 O'clock you find me in one of my only acts of true domesticity. Cleaning the kitchen. For some reason I have developed this love of cleaning the kitchen every afternoon. I turn on Gilmore Girls or Oprah, tie on an apron and go to town. It seems to be what centers me and separates evening from day; work from home. I don't like to do it any other time. In fact I flee from it, but something about that bewitching hour of 4PM gets me every time.
So tonight, after the cleaning was done, Miles, Mom and I retired to the front stoop to visit and play and smell the good cookin' coming from the direction of the backyard. Also, I drank my yummy Cosmo that Sweetie made me upon request.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Anyway, even though I live in NLR, my little shoppe space that I rent is in Hillcrest at The Shoppes on Woodlawn. The first time I ever went in this old house-turned-shoppe I knew it was the place for me and my stuff. Of course being in Hillcrest the rent is high -even for my little closet space - but so far it has been worth it, and has stretched me creatively and helped me break in to another market. I hope someday to graduate into a bigger room, but that is on the The Wait and See list for now. Jeanetta shares this little corner cubby with me, and I think we have struck a great mix of vintage and handmade items. Eventually I would like to venture to Market and buy some new things as well, but right now I think "where would I put it anyway?"
Last night was Shop-n-Sip and I managed to get all our Spring and Easter stuff up just in time. I must say I think it looked lovely and I felt very blessed to be in such a charming space that was brimming with happy shoppers.