Sunday, November 14, 2010


Good Sunday afternoon friends. Woo-Hoo, what a wild two days I had! I started out Friday morning tweeking the shop and doing our front window, then in the afternoon we had to get everything ready for Ladie's Nite Out. At five o'clock the crowds did come.
Ashley (Surre Cakes) baked us this Christmas Crow and it was gone so fast I didn't even get to taste it!
Our windows just glowed after dark. We even sprinkled glittery snow on the sidewalk and it was so pretty!
All of the shops throughout the town had pink balloons and there was a disc jockey playing great music. Towards the end of the evening, lots of the gals did the hustle out in the street (including Ashley and Abbey).
Janie's Window (next door) also glowed,
just like our friend Janie!
We sponsored a book signing by Wayne Brillhart, author of "Mystery At The Birdfeeder". We opened our French doors so people could visit him and buy his book from both shops. All in all, it was a very successful evening and LOTS of fun!
After it was over, we packed LOTS, loaded the trailer and Sharon and I headed for Angola, IN. We got to our motel around 12:30 and left a wake-up call for 6:20 a.m. We were both still awake at 4 a.m. When that wake-up call came, I thought I was going to die having to get out of bed. But, we did it! Then it was on to set up our booth for the Pig In The Poke show.
Our booth turned out pretty nice and we had lots of compliments, which is always rewarding.
We had the biggest booth there (thank goodness), because we took LOTS with us.
Santa was standing guard and making sure everyone had a good time.
The snowmen waited patiently for a new home.
We had lots of unusual stitcheries.

Our sweet angel watched over the crowds.
By late afternoon, we were getting a little slap-happy. (By the way, Sharon was a ball and a great sport for a booth partner!)
Isn't this just the cutest little table and chairs that she painted?
We also had an extra space that we also loaded up!
It was getting close to time to pack up and Sharon took my picture.
These washtubs are so awesome that she painted! They are reversible with Christmas on one side and fall on the other! What a great place to put your Christmas tree!
Finally it was time to pack up and have more laughs on the way home. We ran into a lot of rain, but Sharon did a great job driving with the trailer.
This morning we had to get up, take everything back to the shop so we could open by noon. Whew! I don't think I want to do two functions back to back again for a long while.
Now it's time to put on my p.j.'s, put my feet up and REST!
Until next time...


  1. I know exactly how you feel Dawn!!! I think it's taken me an entire week to recover... not really sure if I have entirely. Your things look wonderful! The snowme are so clever! Get some rest!!!

  2. WoW! You ladies need a mini vacay after all of that!
    Everything looked great and it looked like you had fun too!

    Love the snowmen!

  3. Sounds like a fun and hectic it's time to relax and breath deep. Have a beautiful week my friend. (millstonemercantile)

  4. Oh my goodness Dawn! I thought back to back shoots was work but this sounds exhausting! I hope both were very successful to the pocket book and that you get to unwind a little this week! HUGS!

  5. Oh my! Just look at that great booth! Fantastic!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  6. YOU ARE A VERY "CRAZY" STOREKEEPER!!!! Everything looked great at the show and I am very jealous of the wonderful things your downtown does - it is very special!!!

  7. Dawn, I have been attempting to leave comments on your blog, however, it never goes through. I am hoping this one does! I love your blog, I love your shop, and what a great town to reside in.If I resided closer I would be first in line to purchase all those wonderful wares you offer!

  8. Dawn ~~ Bless you Girls ... I want the name of the coffee you drink or the vitamins you take. lol The store looked Great all lit up at night what a Special Evening for the gals in your town. Your booth looked fabulous hope it was a big success.
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  9. What a whirlwind weekend you had! I am sure you're glad it's over, but it sounds like fun, too. Hope the show went well. Your booth looked so inviting!

  10. Wow!! You have lots of cute things. I guess it is time a road trip to HOLLY.