Friday, August 23, 2013

Shool Days

  Summer into Autumn
July & June let us frolic and play
but August brings the heat of day.
She leaves us want of slumber deep
and our hearts wishing these days to keep.
Then comes September...
 Patiently waiting beyond summer shores
with a clean crisp touch for the air outdoors,
Soon bells will ring and books will call
as school begins in the blush of fall. 

School Days:  
I want you to close your eyes 
and imagine the first day of school...
what do you see?

When I closed my eyes, 
this is the classroom I imagined
for our Vintage Garden Grammar School.

The fundamentals:

Some more challenging subjects:  


A place to sit and learn: 

 Supplies for the Classoom:
Something to make learning fun:

Lessons for getting along in the classroom:
Of course there may be a need for some discipline:

Would you feel 'Welcome' in our little classroom?

 Can you hear "School Days" playing in the background?
We can, 'cause it plays in our interactive shop window.

If you're in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shades of Grey...
and it's not what you are thinking!

According to my friend Sharon, 
this fine fella was in much need of rescue.


  I don't have any before pictures 
but Sharon told me that he was needed so much 'luv' 
that she had to flip his top over.  

It was a good decision because look at his grains...

and these knobs are perfect,
 the capture all his colors.  

(She makes the cutest tags!)

and...He's smooooth, real smooth!
You'd expect nothing less with a name like
Shades of Grey.

We will miss this fine fella.  Right now he's in the shop for $175,  

but I'm sure he won't be here long.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What the Heart Sees

Last night's Blue Moon was beautiful.  
and to my eye, 
it looked no different than any other full moon an a clear night.

But to my heart, 
it was magical.

This image is from Barefoot Five Blog...
and her blog address is just under this picture.

She shares her philosophy about a very connected life...
Personally, I think the words on this picture 
really sum up what she shares in a multitude of ways...
and I love her motto...

Finding Magic in the "ordinary" day


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Missed Opportunity Comes Round Again

Last spring a couple of lovely Junk'enistas
 threw a 'party' in my neighborhood.
They hosted their Farm & Frill Vintage Market 
at Genesis Farm just outside Enumclaw.

Well, because I was away from my blog,
 I missed the opportunity to send them a hearty welcome, 
but I'm not missing that opportunity this time.

They are returning to Genesis Farm 
with a fall 'party' on September 28th.

If you're in the area, I hope you drop by...
If you're not in the area, consider making the trip, 
the PNW is a great place to visit in the Autumn.

If you do make it to Farm & Frill, 
swing into town, stop by the shop
and show us your treasure! 

 By then the Matrons will be dressed for the
2nd Annual Witches Night Out in Enumclaw.
Another event you should plan to attend.
This year it will be on October 12th.
I'll post more as the details are finalized,
but I can tell you...
 it will be howling good time!

Friday, August 16, 2013

As I mentioned in my last post...I want to be a 'regular blogger'.
Right now, I'm happy at the relatively short period since my last post!
For those of you who've been following my story, you know I've just moved.

Well, you know I'ma gonna 'milk' that excuse for  all it's worth...
and that's my excuse tonight for letting so many days pass since my last post.  
But, it's time to get back in the proverbial saddle.
My shop is feeling void because I haven't been out finding treasure....

It's not that I'm complaining,
 because that means things have sold....
but I gotta get it in gear! 

Here are a few shots of a lovely dresser we have in the shop.
 She was one of our first window displays
(the mirror makes pictures a little tricky) 

Before we moved her out, she gave us a great 4th of July window.
Her knobs are perfect, a little lacey touch.

She has great detail.

She's very lovely...