Friday, August 24, 2012


Whew! What a crazy, busy week. Got all the furniture moved around, brought decorations up from the basement and put out loads of new goodies for our annual fall open house tomorrow and Sunday. I'm so excited to see our friends, this is just the best time of year! We will be open Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-4. We will have a shade tent out front of the shop with live music. Zanie Janie's Simply Coffee (next door) will be selling hot dogs, chips, sweet treats, hot and cold yummy drinks and her famous fresh roasted coffee. Thought I'd take you on a little tour of the shop tonight and show you what we've been up to.
Come on in, grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a little walk through the shop
Didn't have much luck with the window box this year in the heat, so some handmade posies and pumpkins are filling it until we plant our mums.
Our "black" section is filled with witches, black furniture, signs, owls, fall bottles and more.
Got another make-do settle ready to go home with someone - wish it was me. Lots of prim pillow cases, and great textiles.
Just to the right of the door are lights, scarecrows, garlands and more fall goodies.
Isn't this chalkboard adorable made from the old tray?
Come on up on the step and take a peek at the make-dos done by the Funky Tennessee Artist.
Love the rust and black textiles (runners and table squares) with the "pumpkin" cranberry box filled with handmade pumpkins.
Got another mustard dry sink and blanket crane shelf just in time for the open house.
More mustard furniture and fall goodies.
Who doesn't love burgandy/red? Take a look around.
This old green desk and chair would make a perfect statement in a screen porch.
We have several sets of "chairback" covers, they have been a hot seller. Also, what is Halloween without a ghost?
The little cabin is decked out for fall with a tobacco stick scarecrow.
A little cubby is filled with rug hooking kits, teddy bears and more.
Now come back to my favorite spot in the shop, the log cabin.
I've GOT to take a better picture of this new blanket chest. It is fabulous! Old blue, top lifts off and a shelf underneath.
Time to start lighting the fire as the weather gets cooler.
We also have a big variety of towels to choose from - all over the shop.
And last, but not least, is the beautiful, primitive, grubby new cupboard that Dick brought in today. This was a hard one to bring to the shop, I have just the place for it at home. But...always want to share the best stuff with our customers. Two more new pieces of furniture are coming in tonight and I've got to go pick up supplies for in the morning. Hope some of you can come take the tour in person, I think you'll find just the right new fall decorating necessity to take home. See you tomorrow. Until next time...


  1. Looks wonderful Dawn! Have a great Open House. Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

  2. Oh my goodness. Your shop is amazing. So wish mom and I lived closer. We would DEFINITELY be there! Hope you have a great open house!

  3. You're killing me! So many wonderful things; I'm just oooing and aaahing over every photo. I'm so sad I didn't make it to your shop and your charming town. I hope a lot of folks turn our for your open house. ~Roberta

  4. Everything looks wonderful
    Have a great open house !

  5. Oh, Dawn! Everything looks so great and inviting! If I didn't have to get Matt ready to go to WMU this weekend, I'd be there. Have a great open house!

  6. Thanks for the tour, I see so many wonderful goodies! Love the dry sink!

  7. The shppoe is looking comfy for Fall! Tak care, Janice

  8. Dawn, Your Shop is so NICE! Have fun this weekend!


  9. Oh, the store looks great~ so many fall goodies~ love fall~

  10. Yipppeee Fall Open House !!
    Dawn the shop looks Wonderful,
    so many Great Goodies !!
    Love your header pciture .. and
    the Cabin part of the Shop !!
    Have a Busy, Fun Week-End !!
    Blessings & Hugs ~~ Connie xox

  11. Dawn, I just googled my home town to Holly MI. 14 hours and 43 minutes...seriously, I need to visit that wonderful shop of your's! Have a lovely weekend, Julie.