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More from the shop re-do

Hope everyone had a great weekend! As promised, for what it’s worth, here are more pictures from the shop re-do. A few close-ups.

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Some of the shop re-do

Have you ever noticed how, if we sat on the couch watching TV and eating Bon-Bons for two solid weeks we’d never think it stole a big chunk of our time when we could have been doing something else? But if we work an unusual amount doing something out of the ordinary for the same amount of time, we’re acutely aware that that time  is gone with the wind and we’ll never get it back. We could have been doing something else — like sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating Bon-Bons. ……………… Or is it just me? I’d hate to know what Freud would have to say about that. But that’s just how I feel about the last couple of weeks. Like I could have been blogging, buying, selling, having fun. Instead, I was moving furniture (I somehow have injured my left arm/wrist, like carpal tunnel or something.) and trying to make everything purty. It’s still not complete. There are spots that need a touch up even still.

Tiffany came to my rescue and put her magic touch on the middle room. Y’all know my photographic skills, or lack of. All this looks pretty good in the pictures, but is fabulous in person.


And here, in another room is the “industrial” area.

Next post will show a few vignettes from the front room.


Bettye at Once I Saw A Dragonfly passed the One Little Sparkling Blog award on to me. I don’t have the energy to figure out how to answer the questions or single out 10 blogs of the many, many I love. I’d rather you go show Bettye the love. She’s a vintage clothing seller – really cool stuff – and a talented photographer. Not to mention a downright fun and interesting person.

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The table in question and some shop pictures

Click on the pictures to see a larger view.

Here’s a picture of the dining room table with one leaf in. Do you see why it’s so irresistible?

Dining Room Table

And the spot after it doesn’t look so bad.



Erin came up last week and did most of the work on the shop front window while I packed sold items to ship. I thought I’d NEVER get a decent picture! Trying to take a picture into the sunlight is pert near impossible without a really fancy camera. And I don’t have a fancy camera. Wouldn’t have the knowledge to use it if I did.

We (Erin) got the idea of the flying books from Anthropologie’s web site. They were at different levels, but the string is beginning to stretch.

Flying books in antique shop window


And here’s the wall next to it:

Antique Shop Vignette