Good morning gals. I've been away a little more than usual lately, but things have been a little hectic, to say the least, in this neck of the woods.
Last weekend we had a great turnout for our sidewalk sale and sold LOTS of our summer goodies and next Friday night (31st from 5-9) is our p.j.party/fall preview. Everyone has been working like crazy and I've got some wonderful things to surprise everyone with. This will sure be a busy week getting ready though!
As you all know, my wonderful dad had a stroke in May and is in a nursing home nearby. I try to go visit most nights after I close the shop and that leaves my mom on her own. We have made the very hard decision to move to her home (since she would NEVER move) and, at least for now, give up our wonderful old historic home. I had to get down to the fact that it's "just a house". We haven't decided if we are going to sell or rent it, but we have been SO busy getting things ready to move. We are doing a total re-do of her walkout and the contractors are starting this week. I've been helping her sort, pitch and get ready for a garage sale and then I will have to do the same thing here. I'm trying to look at the bright side, our new "apartment" is going to be prim, prim, prim and that part will be fun. I'll share pictures as we get going. There is nothing more precious than family and I have been so very lucky to have such wonderful parents. They both would always do anything they could for their family and now it's my turn to give back. I count my blessings every day that I have a husband that feels the same way. Thank you Dick! We're hoping to have this all wrapped up by the end of the summer and then get back so some kind of order in our lives. Thank you all so much for the support you have shown through this heartbreaking time.
SO, on to the fun. Our Terri has been creating like a wild woman! She has made so many wonderful things for the shop - pumpkins, witches, black cats, silouettes, ornies, make-dos, dolls... (And she has been working on Christmas in between!!!) Kari (our jewelry artist) has been working on Halloween jewelry too, it is so unique! We also have MANY wonderful dolls to offer for fall.
Before next Friday we will also have more antiques in the shop. We have been selling like crazy and have LOTS of holes to fill. Can't wait to see what it all looks like when it's done.
Thursday night Terri is going to come help me put it all out (after hours) so we're ready for Friday night. Many other Holly shops have gotten in on the action for the p.j. party. My Sweet Holly (the newest shop in town) is helping me host this event. So far the other shops that have joined in are Pigeon In The Parlour, Carrie's Delights, the new candle shop and more... Hope some of you can make it - but don't forget to wear your p.j.'s to get your discounts!
On to the shop for the afternoon. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and "Thanks Again".
Until next time...