Published on November 26, 2012
How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was lovely – filled with family and friends, food and drink.
(hint: don’t forget to read all the way to the end of this post!)
And I hope it did not get buried, brushed aside in favor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and the push to spend, buy, shop! Doesn’t it already seem like a long time ago, Thanksgiving?
Now, however, the holiday season is seriously here. No escaping it. Steve and I have a rule – we don’t shop for, discuss, or think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. It’s an effort…READ MORE
Published on April 24, 2011
We’re down in North Carolina, visiting my mom. I love the annual April trip, because I get a taste of full-blown spring while it’s still kind of late-March-ish at home. Down here the azaleas are already blown, and I think it hit 80 today. Sweet.
On Saturday we hit our favorite flea market in Raleigh. And it was fun.
We found some great stuff – 12 chairs, cast iron jacks, a terrific old textile mill cart, and spools from the same mill. Blenko (’cause I always buy Blenko when I’m down here – its tradition) and Dansk…READ MORE
Published on April 5, 2011
I love etsy. I just want to get that straight right up front.
I’ve loved etsy since way back before a bunch of you even heard of it. July of 2006, to be exact.
Initially I opened my etsy shop as a venue for my artwork. Didn’t know I made art, did you? That’s because I don’t anymore, at least not until my kids go to college, or something. That’s a WHOLE other blog post.
So my love affair with etsy has handmade roots. And back then, that was the only option. There was no “vintage” on etsy.
I sold…READ MORE