Daughter-in-law Kim makes some beautiful things for the shop and helps out on special events.
Zanie Janie (my new coffee shop neighbor) is a ball. I'm so glad she moved in next door to the shop! And of course my Abbey helps out whenever she gets the chance.
Kim's mom, Sharon, fills in on a lot of Sunday afternoons for me.
And then there's Debbie, who I couldn't have even gotten started without. She finds the best antiques, is a huge moral support and just a plain great friend and kindred spirit.
Lisa and Bonnie both jump in whenever I need help. They are always willing to work when they can, help move furniture (big job), or do whatever they can to help.
I finished up making their pillows at 3:30 a.m., but at least I got them done!
More pillows and Abbey's Christmas activity book.
Ashley and Kim both love mercury glass (and they have LOTS of my handmades), so they both got an ornament.
Debbie came early today and we exchanged our gifts and spent some time together chatting and getting things ready. I'll have to post pictures of my gifts from her. I got a big, prim Santa, some darling little grubby mittens, and the most awesome embellished jacket! Bonnie brought me a Christmas tree pin made out of buttons - so darn cute.
I kept things simple. We had chowder soup, cornbread and cake. I wanted to have time to spend with these special friends. They have all contributed in their own special way and helped make Holly Hills Primitives a success. Thank you all.
After everyone left, I went out and finished my shopping. It was the perfect evening. The snow was falling, Christmas carols were on the radio and the stores weren't even that busy! I came home and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped, but everything is done and I'm ready to enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Hope you all had a fun day too!
Until next time...