Saturday, May 9, 2009


What a busy day (and night)! Good busy though. I spent most of the day, yesterday, tweeking the shop and getting it ready for our big event. I planned on taking more pictures, but things got pretty hectic (hooray) and I honestly forgot! Wish I would have taken pictures of all the pink balloons, the band, etc. This is our new little sign out front. I still want to wrap some vine around it and add the finishing touches.
Our Kim made these window/planter boxes and I just love them!We also got two noodle boards, one natural and one black. They are such nice quality.
This was our food table before it started. (I "borrowed" Judy's chalkboard idea from The Spice Cupboard - thanks Judy.) My Ashley made all the food and it was delish! Everyone seemed to really enjoy it all - including me.
Aren't these little brownies adorable with the edible flowers? What a hit!

The highlight of the evening was when blogging buddy Terri (on the right) and Julie (on the left) came to shop. Debbie (another blogging buddy) came also, but she didn't want her picture taken! I just love these gals, they are so much fun.

And then it was over.
Thank goodness the rain held off until this morning and everyone could be out in the streets and have fun. Ashley and Abbey came to help me and then Dick showed up to help too! My son-in-law Tony lent a good hand too, he did a lot of running and leg work. Our Kim was so excited to come and then she ended up with the flu, what a disappointment. Abbey loved the music outside. She did a little dancing and made a new friend to share her blanket with.
I couldn't believe how many women were out and about. The shop was packed most of the evening. I did notice that with Michigan's economy, most of the things we sold were smaller items. These times are so uncertain and so many people have lost their jobs. I'm just proud that our little village gave these women a chance to get out, have some fun, and do a little shopping.
Time to get back to it this morning. Terri brought some new things yesterday and I have a couple new dolls in the shop. I'll take pics today to share in my next post.
Most important, I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Give yourselves a break, let the people that love you do a little pampering. Hug all of those children that made you a Mother and those little grandchildren that made you a Grandmother. Don't take this day for granted, there isn't anything more special than being a Mother.
Until a little later...


  1. 'morning's so nice to hear that your event went well and that a good time was had by all....Happy Mother's Day to you! Janet

  2. Dawn,
    I'm so glad that you were busy ~ everything looks so pretty. I love your new sign out front. What a fun night you all must have had.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Everything looked so neat. Love those brownies!!! I wish I lived closer to have come and taken part. So glad you had a good day.
    Happy Mothers Day.

  4. Hi Dawn, I'm so happy all your efforts were fruitful! It sounded like it was a huge success.
    Wish I could have been there.
    Great photo of the three of you!

  5. Thank you for such a fun time! I had a great time and I'm so glad I got to meet your Ashley! I hope you're fully recovered! Love all my goodies!!!

  6. Hi Dawn,
    I'm so happy for you that everything went so well. Sounds like everyone had a great time. Still wish I could of been there.
    Yes, I don't live that far away from Waynesville...maybe we can meet when come down this way in August.
    Happy Mother's Day!!

  7. hi dawn....happy mothers day to you too....sure wish i could of came to your town for the big night...sounds like so much fun...glad you were busy too...when will you be able to get away....i cant wait to see you again....let me know if you can get away this week....i will be at the shop some this week

  8. Oh , I have been gone out of town for a while, but wondered what happen with your ladies night out. All your food looks so yummy & the little flowers on the brownies, looks so springy, & yet so different for the customers. Glad that it was a hit & that you were busy, ( hectic is a good thing when you have a lot of customers).

  9. Hi Dawn...makes all the work worthwhile when it all comes together so beautifully and a "full house" of customers to boot (woohoo!!)...I am quite honored that you loved the slateboard idea enough to use it..thank you for that compliment!! Anxious to see more pics...Fondly, Judy