Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Whew! This has been a long few days, but I think the shop is finally in order. My sweet daughter helped me so much yesterday and then my friend Bonnie came in and helped me finish up. We moved our cash counter and it opened the front of the shop up so much! The picture above has already changed - all the white is now in the window with white picket fence and dark pieces replaced the white in the shop.
The cash counter is in a much better spot now and MUCH more organized.

The front of the shop is filled with Easter goodies and lots of gardening mixed in. I even brought in my old fountain.
Just walk past our "greenhouse" into Zanie Janie's for a cup of coffee!
I love these big stars we got at the markets. I can think of so many ways to use them!
We got grubby lights, battery candles, lamps... All kinds of new "light" items.
It seems like our handmade cats always fly out the door.
The Americana is starting to march in. These two Uncle Sams are the best!
We brought back a barn lamp to go with the house lamp we already had and lots of textiles.
I had to get one of the sock mammy dolls for me too and I might keep one of the BIG handmade trees.
More crows are also flying in - with more to come.
These rusty lampshades are the best! They are actually made from the tin roofs of actual old barns that were torn down.
Lots of smalls are scattered throughout the shop.
I wish I could have shown you more pictures tonight, but my computer is acting up. You'll just have to come into the shop and see what we brought back from our buying trip.
I am exhausted and heading for bed. I'll try to get more on tomorrow when I have a little more energy. Sleep tight!
Until next time...


  1. Oh how I do hope one day I CAN make a road trip to come to your store. Just beautiful. SO many things that I adore..Loved what you did with the cash counter. Lookin good.
    I had to click on each picture to enlarge them. Made me feel like I was right there in the store.

    You did an awesome job!

  2. Never ending but look how great everything looks when it is finally all settled in. I see lots of great items I would love to buy...(sigh) come all the good stores seem so far day !!! Judy

  3. I will get there one of these days! Until then I enjoy looking at your shop thru your blog! Have a great day!

  4. Dawn,
    Everything looks wonderful. I am going to make it there one day, too, my goal is this summer.

  5. I can't wait to get back there! Everything looks awesome!

  6. What great pictures, Dawn! I really am hoping to get back up there soon! I love all the goodies you brought back! Your store, as always, looks so pretty and inviting!

  7. I love your store! I live in the Upper Peninsula but I'm originally from Clarkston! I hope to visit your shop in May when I attend my daughter's graduation from Mich State Univ. I hope to meet you then!!!

  8. It all looks wonderful once again! You do such a great job stocking your store with such wonderful items and they are always so wonderfully displayed! Love it!

  9. looking great dawn....wish i could make it over there again....hope to see you soon in my neck of the woods...

  10. Your shop looks wonderful and I sure do wish I could come on over!!

  11. Your shop looks so inviting!! Draws me right in!!
    I love shops like this - cozy!