Monday, January 30, 2012


Good evening my friends. Just returned from a little R&R at The Little House in northern Michigan and we're feeling much revived and ready to get on with our week.
We got this wonderful OLD glass-front cupboard in the other day and I WISH I had a place for it. I could just see my Hall tavern scene dishes inside. Oh well, I'm sure it will go to a very lucky homeowner soon.

How about this child's bench (on the floor)? It is over 8' long and so unusual. I've never seen one quite like it. I could just see it hung on a wall in a high-ceiling room for a coolest shelf!

Last Friday night was so much fun! Our Abbey was one of the orphans in the play "Annie". She was one of the youngest performers and the only one picked from her elementary school for the high school play. (SO, a grandma has a right to brag, right?) Jessica has become a big part of Ashley's family too and she played Annette the maid. They were both adorable.

Proud Ashley with both girls. She was in all of her high school musicals and choir and she cried as she watched her one little daughter perform with the same group of teachers.
Our Women's Superbowl Party is shaping up for Sunday. I just got word that a big shipment of dolls will be here from The Funky Tennessee Artist. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Be sure to come see them, because I'm sure they will fly out of the shop. From 1-3 p.m., Suzanne will be at the shop with her beautiful hooked rug samples signing gals up for the upcoming hooking class. I can't wait for that either - I'm going to take it too. From 3-5 we will have free "lip conditioning" and giveaways from Mary Kay. There will be lots of specials throughout the shop and a door prize drawing too. Come have some treats with us and, most importantly, some Superbowl fun!
Until next time...


  1. Dawn, Abby is so cute, and yes you just brag all you want. Us Grandma's and Nana's know just how proud you must be. Funny, I just did a post and Darbee Rae and I watched Annie yesterday afternoon. The first time for Darbee Rae. It was one of her Mommy's favorite movies when she was little. Love the new items in the shop. Sure wish I was close enough for the rug hooking class. I want to learn to do that so badly. Glad you got away . Can't wait to see the new dolls. Take pictures before they go to their new homes. Have a great week.

  2. Love the new items! Darbee Rae just watched Annie for the first time on Sunday with Nana and Papa and it is now her new favorite movie. How neat! Abby looks so pretty!

  3. Dawn, We are the right group to Brag to ... so Brag away We Love Our Kids & Grands to pieces.
    What an honor to be picked out of all the kids in her school Abbey looks Adorable.
    The new Items are Wonderful I'm sure they wont last long. Sounds like another Fun Event you have planned for Super Bowl Sunday ... good thing you got some rest. :-)
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  4. Ooooh, do I wish I had a place for that cabinet, as well. Very pretty! Congrats on Abbey's performance!

  5. Congratulations to Abbey! You ladies certainly know how to throw a Super Bowl party! Dawn, thank you so much for e-mailing me with the information on the blanket-crane. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful winter day. Hugs, Julie.