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!