Thursday, July 16, 2009


Good Thursday evening gals! Whew! What a two day marathon. Some big pieces of furniture left the shop and there were holes and, of course, one thing led to another... I have spent two days redoing everything, including mopping the floors and the front window. Thank goodness my friend Bonnie came in today and helped do the front of the shop and the window - I was out of gas from yesterday! Tomorrow Lisa is coming to help me get everything ready for the sidewalk sale on Saturday - another busy day! Thought you might like a peek - although it is all going to change again soon. This is our summer sale area - everything is on sale! All the patriotic, garden and summer merchandise. I'm really hoping the patio set will go before we start to decorate for fall!
More sale items - garden, garden, garden!

A few fall things are starting to peek out - crows and a few sunflowers.

Our new little "living room". Sure makes the shop feel homier!

Should have had the fireplace going for you!
I set up the bed and put the drying rack, rocking chair and yarn winder in the middle. Love the old bench at the foot of the bed.
Other side of bedroom area - there's my first aid cupboard!
Love the back wall of the shop! I hung all kinds of goodies everywhere! The long table is going home with Merrie (Where the Blackbirds Sing) on Saturday.
Lots more kitchen goodies!
That's what I've been up to for two days, but it's worth it when it's over. Tonight I'm going to pick up a load from Terri, she said she has been working like crazy on more Halloween. I'm not even sure where I'm going to put more - but I'm sure I'll figure it out!!!
I've decided to have our fall switch made for July 31 and our p.j. party. It will be our fall preview and should be lots of fun! You won't believe all the handmades we are going to have!!! I know it's early, but what the heck??? Hope some of you can make it to Holly that night - but be sure to wear your p.j.'s for the discounts!
Okay, off to Terri's house I go - it feels just like Christmas every time I see what she has done!
Have a great summer evening.
Until next time...


  1. You shoppe looks wonderful Dawn, good job! Janet

  2. Hi Dawn,
    I sure love to come over to blog and drool over your shop pictures!!
    We are still trying to figure out if we are coming up your way next month. We just found out that my in-laws want to go to TN for the family reunion is we are trying to figure out if we can afford to go both places. I'll keep you posted.

  3. Looks great, as usual. I was hoping to make the sidewalk sale, but this next month, and starting this weekend, we are helping 3 of our kids move. Good Luck with the sale, and the place looks great. Carol

  4. Boy, I sure wish I could be there...hope you sell the patio set, love all the prim items you have:)

  5. Dawn,
    Good luck with your sale & I hope the weather cooperates. I am so in the mood for fall, too. I guess summer skipped us this year, LOL.

  6. Wow, Dawn! The shop looks great! I wish I could be there for the sidewalk sales but I'll be in Novi at a guild event all day and on Sunday, too.

    Have a great day today and I hope you have great sales on the SS day!

  7. What a lot of work that must be Dawn! I hope all the sale stuff goes to make it easier to get ready for Fall and the PJ party too. I sure wish it was fall already! LOL

    Have a great weekend!! hugs, Linda

  8. Hi Dawn!!!! It's been forever since I've been "blog'n"...just wanted to drop you a note & tell you what a wonderful job I think you've done on your shop!!! It looks AWESOME!! I WILL get there some day soon! Congrats on your new grand-baby! Very precious! Take care! Missie :)