Monday, July 16, 2018

Moving On to a Better Antique Space

Horrible things have happened at my old Antique space at Queen City Market Place.
Starting with the owner, her husband was incarcerated, there was going to be no money
to run the store, she had been lying to us, her team, all along and I chose to turn my key
in and get out of there. I want nothing to do with someone who cannot be trusted and is
in a desperate state of mind. So now my old spaces are filling up my house while I move
on to a new space.

   So last I have been shopping around for a new space and fell in love with the Staunton
Antique Mall, just a block from my old space and a little more in keeping with my look.
I move in on Thursday, so the dining room has become my prep area for the big move in
I have a few new projects that I am working on to get ready for the new space.

I had one of my vintage plastic shade to my pair of lamps rip in the move out phase. I went to
Walmart to look for new shades and found way more than I bargained for.

I found new shades, new bows and a new trim, ric- rac. So cute and not plastic.
And i found Waverly chalk Paint for my french table that I found at the thrift store.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Flowers In my Gardens

With all the rain we have had in my yard, my flowers are beautiful this summer. Some of the
flowers are from seed and some are from a bare root and there are the ones that came back from
last year. So here we go....
Salvia in my large urn with fresh herbs.
Geraniums and ivy in my urns that flank my front door.
Impatients in the plastic window boxes that I found in my garden shed.

Bachelor buttons in several colors.

Some type of purple flowers and a yellow Daisy.
Little white flowers and a Trumpet Flower,

Coreopsis and Cosmos, these guys get really big.

Queen Anne's Lace and new and old Yarrow in bath the front bed and my back bed.
Blue Bells and Hydrangea that come back each year. The Hydrangea has come with the to
the houses.

Geraniums and Day Lilies in pots on my steps.

Hollyhocks, snapdragons and existing flowers in my back garden. The rainy days are gone and
the heat is on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Shopping Spree

Last week I took a rainy morning off and went on a little shopping spree. The pictures are
not great, but you get the zest. i was on a mission for a straw summer bag. I went back to
Ross for Less to see a cute straw bag I had seen there before, it was gone. But I did find a
few cute tops on clearance.
This sheer top is so cute and at $8.95 it is a steal.

Here is the cute denim shirt, me wearing it new and after it was washed and not ironed. Really
cute sleeves, love the embroidery and tassels. And I scored a cute pair of black sandles.
 I did find the perfect straw bag that I had seen before at Target, it is very cute and made well.
I also scored some clearance jewelry at TJ Maxx, I am a girl that loves a steal. 14KT drop
earrings in a blue stone, 14kt gold hoop earrings and a pretty mint jade and clear quartz necklace
that brings reflection, grounding, and comfort.

Enough spending for now, the first is near and bills are due!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Storms

Each evening is has rained, 1/2 - 1" of a down pore each evening. Everything is so green.
Even though the heat has arrived, we get a down pour each day.

 Here are pictures of the storm rolling in. And the doves on the potting shed roof. I need a better
lens for close ups.

Monday, June 4, 2018

What I Did On My Day Off

Last week I worked on Monday, Memorial Day, for our big Bassett sale.
So, Wednesday was my day off. I went and got a pedi and a mani.
It was so relaxing, and long. The guy that did my manicure even put my shoes on me.
I went to TJ Maxx to return a pair of pants and came out with sandals for my pretty toes
and Skinnygirl undies. The undies are very comfortable, they hold you in and they are
Then I headed over to Charlottesville to pick up outdoor pillow forms for a client and spent
a little time shopping. I found a Nina Cambell boudoir pillow at Stien Mart and her latest
book on sale.
Got caught in the rain at Home Goods and World Market, but still found some birthday

Fun way to spend my day off, now back to work.