OHHHH! My poor old bones!!! This has been quite a week and weekend. My friend Bonnie came and helped me last week move all the furniture in the shop to ready it for our holiday decorating. I closed the doors for Sunday and Monday and thank goodness for Terri! We WORKED into the evening on both days and I'm ready to open the doors today. Still have a little tweeking to do, but we're ready for the holidays. You couldn't even walk through the shop without tripping, but now the trees are up, the garlands are hung, the lights are glowing and the wonderful, primitive handmades are all through the shop along with some beautiful primitive antiques.
Our front window turned out better than expected. Holly has a Dickens Festival for three weekends, starting Thanksgiving weekend, and our window looks like you are looking into the dining room of Scrooge - complete with Tiny Tim's crutch. We even have the Christmas Carol dishes for sale.
In between working on the shop, we are still moving things to our new home. It is sure comfy and cozy here and I think we are really going to like it. Most of all, I think my Mom finally has peace of mind not being by herself. Our old home is still filled with lots of things and I will have to pack more, sort more and get ready for a sale there sometime soon. Sure seems like there are not enough hours in a day!
I will be posting pictures soon. You wouldn't believe this, but I think someone had sticky fingers in my shop. My camera is gone!!! I hate to think this could have happened, but it was setting out and just disappeared. My daughter is going to bring her camera to the shop and to our new house so I can at least share pictures with you. Guess I'll have to go camera shopping again soon. I feel like I lost a body part without it!!!
I talked to my friend Connie (in Tennessee) and she helped with a Christmas redo at Rebecca's Thyme in Pigion Forge on Saturday. If you ever get a chance, don't miss this great primitive shop! Connie is her "Funky Tennessee Artist" and creates unique, primitive dolls (and more).
Well gals, time to get to work, keep tweeking and open the doors!!! Have a wonderful day.
Until next time...