Thursday, December 25, 2008
They had little company,
But who wants to travel
With gift bearing camel riders
Chasing a star across a desert.
Only in retrospect
Do we call them Magi.
Few others saw the star.
None but these dreamed hope.
Stars may fascinate.
But dreaming hope in starshine
Is the pastime of romantics
These were tuned-in stargazers.
Sharing a dream across a desert,
They left footprints of wise ones
In the unchanging sands of history.
Through the wilderness
Time to tune in
To the promise
As real as,
As big as,
As sure as
Time to gather our gifts
And chase the star.
-Thanks Frank for sharing with me....
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Ya gotta love those two! Calvin and his tiger are great!!! Screwy but great!!!!
Hope in all the holiday hectic insanity and running and shopping and visiting you get at least one quiet moment where you can reflect on the real meaning of the season...the celebration of the birth of our Blessed Saviour Jesus! Wow what other gift could ever compare????? Anything I could even dream up pales in comparison.
Merry Christmas my friends and I wish you all the most prosperous of New Years too!!!!And in the words of Tiny Tim- God Bless us everyone!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
New prim shadowbox by Terry. Available in two sizes and three colors while supply lasts...
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny balls but do not show love...I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals, and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love... I'm just another cook.
If I work in the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity but do not show love...it profits me nothing.
If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing the choir's cantata, but do not focus on Christ...sadly I have missed the point.
- Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
- Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
- Love is kind, though harried and tired.
- Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and linens.
- Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are there to be in the way.
- Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
- Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- Love never fails.
Video games will break, pearls will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but the gift of Love will endure.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Busy busy busy! The shop has been packed with customers and sooo much fun too! New shipments are arriving daily and the big holiday sale is just around the corner!!! Blessings are overflowing!!!!
Home has been busy, the shopping, and baking, and wrapping and decorating...wow will it ever end?????
Then to top it all off I have family in the hospital....
My aunt Mary Shank recovering from open heart surgery at CAMC that her own doctor at first said he wouldn't perform and then when he did was amazed she survived, and is doing well! God makes miracles...
and now ...
My Aunt Laura Dent, my dads sister is in ICU at Thomas in very bad shape. Her lungs are full of fluid, kidneys aren't functioning, she is severely dehydrated and full of infection running a temp of 103.
She just came down sick a couple days ago with flu like symptoms all at once and the next thing we know she is in the ER then they admit her to ICU. Last night the family was told by the doc that she might not make it through the night. She is hooked up to all kinds of equipment and sedate on a ventilator too. They still dont know exactly what she has. She made it through the night but the doctors say the next 48-72 hours is critical to her survival.
Her husband Lee is in a nursing home in final stage Alzheimer's and they only have one daughter Susan who is just worried sick and worn down from caring for both of them.
Please say a prayer for them all. God works miracles everyday and we need one here.
Love to all!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
All our holiday items shop wide will be on sale and most at 50% off!!!! There will be other items on sale as well!!!!
Stay tuned for more details unfolding in the next few days! And meanwhile get on our mailing list to get some special info that will be divulged email only. During the last sale we had a giveaway that only those on the email list knew about. Just send a request to be added to the shop mailing list and include your name and email address. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the mailing list!
You cant afford to miss that big of sale now can you???? And we have more new stuff coming every single day!!!!
We received a new shipment today of those awesome snowman head candles!!! And we then turned around and sold 11 of them today alone!! Yeah they are that cute!!! Don't miss out on them they really rock!!! They arent all the new items that will be in before Christmas either!!! Keep stopping by!
We will be closing early on Christmas eve so we can go home and enjoy the holidays with our family's! Our family exchanges gifts among ourselves on Christmas Eve at my Moms!
We will close the shop from the 25 through the 29th for a little year end break and then we will reopen on the 30th.
We will also close early on New Years Eve and be closed all Day January 1st, New Years Day.
New Years day will be a momentous day for me!!! I will turn THE BIG 50 that day, yep its my birthday and yep I'm that old!!!!
And I look for black balloons, and signs and sheets hanging from bridges that say things like NIFTY NIFTY DEBBIES FIFTY.....and other such mischievous stuff !!!
Yup Yup YUP!!! But hey I can take it......... so bring it on if you dare!!!! :)
Friday, December 5, 2008
P.S. Today's t-shirt said "Everyone Loves Brown Eyed Girls."
In the shop our blessings continue to run over and over and over...loads of wonderful people in, laughter, tears, a few hugs and sharing life, ahhh this shop is truly what dreams are made of.....I thank God for this experience every day!
Come see us in the shop soon!!!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Just been crazy blessed lately with lots of love!!! Black Friday sale and the Saturday following...completely bananas in the shop!!! This week more of the same! Shipments and shipments and new consignments and many many many customers!!!!!
Loads of new faces, and old friends shopped with us!!!
Missy Pennington won the email only drawing of a $35.00 gift certificate this weekend!
Sold three antique or vintage cabinets recently that will make someone an awesome addition to their prim or country home!!!!
Ellen V popped in in the middle of the sale madness this weekend smiling with a tray of coffee for us, what a lady!!!! What a sweet surprise!!!
Saw old school friend Vernon, childhood friends Debbie and daughters childhood friend Erika! What fun!
Met some new customers from Ohio- Janet & John and had a ball watching them shop!!! They nearly bought us out lol but they will be back!
Had a couple childhood friends from my childhood church pop in, Judy and Janie, they had heard about our shop from others and had to come in! They will be back!!!
Got a hug yesterday from Patty, one of our dearest customers, and sister in Christ! Brings tears to my eyes to think of it again!
Kathy sent me an email Jake won a spelling bee! Jake rocks! As usual!! And cant wait till Kathy and Jake pop in the shop again...I so need a Kathy & Jake fix!!!!
So many cute lil kids have been in lately and soo much new consigner stuff has come in I cant begin to fill you in on all of it in one quick blog! Snowmen, antique jewelry, candle posts, etc....
Just wanted you all to know I am alive and crazy busy ..... I mean blessed and will post more details and pictures soon!!! In the meanwhile you need to pop in and see all the beautiful holiday items in the shop!
Lots of Love!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This black cabinet with the Americana painted front is a nice sized cabinet. It along with being gorgeous will be a wonderful size for anyone's home! This prim wooden candle box is one of only two that came in. The first one sold before I could even tag it!
I would like to ask that when you say your prayers you add the following to your list:
Mary Shank- My aunt, she is the wife of Charles, (my moms brother) who was severely injured a few months back in a motorcycle accident. Mary is in the hospital with pneumonia and also just had a heart cath today. The doctor reports the damage to her heart is to great to do any surgery to correct and the family knows its only a matter of time! Mary is a christian and her faith is strong, but her children and grandchildren need prayers at this time.
Mike Elliott- Mike is a local lay minister for the Presbyterian church. He and his wife Ann have lived a long time in Eleanor and are both Christians. Mike has been in ICU in Thomas recently as his cancer has come back and is spreading. They are soon to move him to hospice. Please pray for Ann also as she isn't well. Ann and I grew up just a few doors apart and have known each other all of our lives! Their son Michael and his wife have small children and are expecting again and will need all the prayers and hugs we can spare!
Larry Angle- My sister Terry's father in law has been moved from the hospital to a long term care facility where they are doing rehab and physical therapy trying to get as much use of his left side back as possible. The family has really had a time of it and they all need your prayers.
There are several silent prayer requests I would like to ask for also...God knows what they need.
I will close tonight by wishing you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving! And I hope you too will break bread tomorrow with someone you love!
Monday, November 24, 2008
May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Isn't that the sweetest most mischievous face you have ever seen???
Yep that's us on the floor as usual. We have Elmo sitting next to us he is one of her buddies!
New toy... and it shoots a small bat mobile out so we have to keep putting it back together...over....and over....and over...lol but who could refuse that face????
Ok ok so she is a bucket head...hey her Grammy is a nut so why shouldn't some nuttiness be genetic...hmmmm????
Her daddy is working with her to develop her dunk shot I think, when she is old enough she will most probably be picked up by the Lady Mountaineers in college I am sure...then on to the Pro's!!!!
Well I hope you enjoyed this post! Emmy is the best, would have been great to have had my grand daughter before I had my kids I think...It would have been so much less work and sooo much more fun!!!!