Monday, December 21, 2009


What a FUN day! Got up this morning and hurried around to clean house and get everything ready for our shop party this afternoon. Everyone that helps me at the shop (except Terri couldn't make it) showed up and we had a ball! Daughter Ashley (our resident baker) sprung Abbey early from school and brought our Lucy baby.
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...


  1. What a lovely day for sure! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    Merry Christmas Dawn!

  2. Dawn,
    It looks like everyone had a great time.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful time with a group of wonderful ladies!

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ~~Annie

  4. Looks like everyone had a great time!!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Looks like you all had a great time and such great gifts. How nice to have so much support for your store when needed.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  6. Thanks for sharing the's nice to put a face to the names that you always post:0
    Have a wonderful Merry Christmas!


  7. How wonderful to have your party in your new space Dawn!! I am so happy you are settled in time for Christmas!

    Wishin you and your family a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

  8. Dawn what a wonderful party!
    Merry Christmas and enjoy!

  9. Sounds &looks like a fun time was had by all. Merry Christmas to you & healthy, safe, Happy New year!