Monday, October 24, 2016

Losing my Dog and Starting a New Job

Last Wednesday I lost my job at the mattress store and was hired for a
new job that same day, this all happened in one hour. The mattress company
was sold and the existing employees were let go. This was a blessing, I hated
that job! My new job is at Ann Arden under the Roof Home furnishings in
Waynesboro, I started last week and love the job. That gave me six days off
and I spent it cleaning, organizing, and spending some quality time with Elfie,
my 11 year old Bichon Frise. I am so blessed to have those days with him because
he passed away in my arms Friday night. Here is a picture of him with my children
the day we brought home.
He was born in 2005 and had a very good life. Now that I look back at his last days, I
remember him not eating as much food or not eating at all. Sometimes he threw up if
he drank to much water and he had a few soft stools. We did take good walks but he was
sleeping a lot those past days, which I thought was normal because during the day he is
in a crate.
Friday, I left for work as usual. We had a good walk, he did his usual things in the
grass, and he ate his breakfast, all seemed fine. When I came home, he did not great
me with his usual hyper self, I took him out for a walk but he seemed disoriented, and
he came to a stop after doing his business. I carried him back to the house and put some
food out for him and he just went into his crate and starred at me with very sad eyes.
He wouldn't come out of his crate.
   Once I got him to his chair in the den, he seemed tired and I could tell something was

These pictures were taken last spring in the old house I was renting. He always
look like a puppy. So cute.

Those are the last pictures that I took of him that night, he had a seizure, threw up
blood and went limp. I was with him till he passed that night. I buried  in my Mom's
pet cemetery. I wish dogs could talk, I am not sure if he had stomach cancer or if it
was because we found out that the old house I was renting had a Carbon Monoxide leak.
I miss him so much, I keep looking for him in his chair. I have had a great loss. The good
news is that I love my new job, so if you need a sofa, come see me.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Fall Look with a Floor Move at Queen City Marketplace

I have gotten two new shipments in, some furniture, some
Halloween/Fall pieces and some Christmas. So I went in last
Sunday afternoon and started rearranging things, I didn't finish
until 12ish on Monday, it took me 4 1/2 hours. let's see the results...

 I got in some new tables, so a little arranging was needed and well worth it.

I created a garden scene with the etegere and the bird house that came in and decorated
with the ivy trees and the Columbine stems.

 I am hoping this move will promote sales, so far the large bird art work sold and the
lamp on the front table.

Can you see the fancy French wall bracket, the spider wire basket?

Love the vintage Virginia Metal Crafters wire flower frog urn, Christmas star garland,
velvet pumpkins, the Columbine flowers and mossy birdhouses.

New pretty Ikat pillows and Enlisted Auctions pretty French pottery.

And the last pictures is of a bench I bought from a vendor at The Factory Antique Mall,
I spray painted the stool gold and put a pretty Robert Allen fabric on it to create a glam
Hollywood Regency look. Pretty, right?