Wednesday, June 29, 2011


It's been a long time since I've shown you anything new in the shop, guess I better get on the ball. I love the verse in this stitchery about "Grandma's Garden", it so reminds me of my own grandma of long ago. Done in an old window with a pocketful of posies.

A few "late summer" items are starting to sneak in. Love this old shovel head with the sunflower and crows for a door hanger.

A couple LONG girls dropped in for a visit. Miss Liberty has a crown, a flag and wire hair. She is all dressed up with her black Mary Jane shoes.

This old garden woman is my favorite. She has flax hair, is holding a rusty can full of flowers she picked, has garden gloves and old brown tennies.

She is sporting a flip-brim hat, and has a butterfly on her shoulder.

Her shoes got covered with moss during her walk in the woods. Either doll would be adorable hanging on your porch!

Last night Ashley, Abbey and Lucy went with me to visit Gannon. On our way back, we stopped at a market in Milford so Lucy could see the peacocks, turkeys, swans, cockatoos and parrots.

We've been telling her that parrots say "hello", so when we got there this guy came right up and said "Hello" to her! The peacocks were doing their "help, help" yell and she could hardly get enough.

Wish you could see the peacocks, they were beautiful!

Our Wednesday evening car cruises are back in full swing! I think there were way over 100 cars tonight - they were EVERYWHERE!!!

Parked double down Battle Alley, up and down Saginaw St., in a parking lot, and up and down Civic Dr. Fun to see so many people getting out to have some fun.

Remember the "Thing" by VW? This was a real cutie!

Ever been to the Woodward Dream Cruise? It should be coming up in August. If you get a chance, you should experience it at least once.

The tables, prizes and disc jockey were ready to rock! My friend Lisa (in the green shirt) has a booth at the Arcade Antiques Mall and is just a sweetie. These people work like crazy to make our car cruise nights a huge success for our little village.

My Abbey came down to the shop this evening to enjoy the festivities and music. After we left, we picked up Papa and did our own cruise with the top down on the "bug". FUN!!! Of course we had to have a sleepover when we were finished.

Got plans for the 4th? I can't wait! Dick and I are going up to the Little House from Sat night through Tues - Woo Hoo!!! I'm sure ready for a little R&R.

Until next time...


  1. Love the new pictures from the shop. Does my heart good. Better than flipping thru a magazine. Wow, another fun activity in Holly. I even have my own Holly visiting you now and she too wishes to be in a little town like yours. We talk about it all the time. Have fun with those precious grands. I sure wish Darbee Rae would spend the night here. We should have started when she was a baby. She would stay all day every day but at night she wants to be with her Mommie. Her Mommie was that way too. That's okay. You have a great time with your hubby over the holidays.

  2. The shop looks great, Dawn. Love the new girls. Another fun time in Holly with the car cruise, must be the greatest town in Mi.
    Have a great time at the little house.

  3. Dawn ... the shop looks Great !! Yes you have the Funnest Town going .... always something happening ... one day I would love to visit, till then thanks for keeping
    us updated.
    Have a Wonderful time at the "Little
    House" Relax & EnJoy. Happy 4th !!
    Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. As always Dawn everything that happens in your shop/town and your life is always so 'fun' and exciting - thanks for sharing your beautiful store with us and where you live.
    I love the old cars!


  5. Love the great pics! Must be fun to live in your town .Hugs,Jen