My friend, Pam, at Antique or Not is having a great 100th post giveaway! She is offering a $25 gift certificate from her store or website. Her store is right up the road from my work and let me tell you . . . it is awesome! Jump over to her blog at Antique or Not and get your name in the hat! Although, I hope I get it so I can do some Fall shopping! Her stuff always looks so inviting!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Well, I started the shop with the plans to be open Thurs-Sat. I work part time as a Bookkeeper for an Electrician in Indian Trail, NC. I was just informed that they need me to start working in their office on Thursdays. I am looking for an alternative so that I could still open the shop on Thursdays but it looks like, until I figure something out, I will have to change the store hours.
I will be open Fri - Sun.
I have been talking to a lady who has some great handmade decorative jewelry. She is going to be bringing some items to the shop and says she may be able to work on Thursdays in return for placing her items in the shop. This actually would work out great for both of us!
I am going to start this Thursday to help them out. Of course, it is more hours so that equals more pay but I won't get to open the shop!
I am sorry about this and hope to have something figured out pretty soon. Until then, please stop by our website, Back In The Day, to shop 24/7!
Friday, August 22, 2008
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Friday, August 15, 2008
A few weeks ago, a lady came into my store on a Saturday afternoon. She had been in before when my daughter was working so this time she was just "popping in" to see what new things I had gotten in. Her name was Flora or Ms. Flora as I call her. She was retired and loves all things primitive and country. She is from El Salvador and we instantly hit it off.
She had told her husband that he was in need of a haircut! Come to find out, she only did that because I am beside the Barber Shop in town. She thought she could pop in while he was getting a trim. She was telling me that she and her husband had just moved to North Carolina from New Jersey because their daughters had moved here. They didn't know many people and wanted to know the best places to eat, shop, and so on.
Once her husband had finished at the Barber Shop, he stopped over to get her. She invited me over to their house so that I could see how she had decorated her home in Country and Primitive goodies. I told her I would love to. She gave me directions and we made plans for me to come over after I closed the shop.
About 5:30 or so, I headed off to Ms. Flora's house. I pulled in her driveway and noticed all of the cute buckets filled with plants and a set of old rocking chairs on her porch that were the same set that my grandmother always sat in. As soon as she opened the door, she gave me a hug! She took me on a tour of her beautiful home! She kept joking that she loved Country and she wasn't even from this country! Her husband just let us do our thing - he paid no attention to us roaming all over the house! Finally, we all came to rest in the living room. We talked for hours about decorating, her life in NJ, my life in NC, . . . .
She had a stencil that read "All Because Two People Fell In Love" and she showed me where she wanted to put it in her living room. Her husband, Mr. Louie, expressed how he did not like the look of the stencil directly on the wall in the living room. We tried to think of other places she could use the stencil and left it at that. After a few hours, my own family was starting to think I was missing in action so I thought I better head home.
A few days later, I started thinking about them and how nice they were. They welcomed me into their home as if we had known each other for years. They even had joked that I was younger than their own children.
I wanted to repay them for their hospitality so I started thinking. I made Ms. Flora a stitchery for her wall . . . in her living room . . . just like she had wanted. It was the saying that meant so much to her . . . "All Because Two People Fell In Love". Except this time, it was framed, just like Mr. Louie had wanted.
She came by today to visit with me. I pulled out the stitching and gave it to her. She was so excited! She couldn't wait to get home to put that up on her wall!
I never knew when I opened the shop that I would get to meet so many amazing people! I love talking to each and every customer that comes in! There are so many stories told in that little shop! I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people in the three months that I have been open!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I gave them some cute buttoned eyes and I think they are adorable! I think I am going to make a few more (without the spools) and put them in a fall wreath. Who knows? That may be my project next week . . . lol!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Let's PAY IT FORWARD!!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Yesterday, my husband helped a friend move some tractor trailers from Charlotte to Georgetown. Each trip took about 7 hours! On top of that, both kids were gone for the weekend! Finally, I was home alone! What am I going to do! No dinner to cook . . . Nobody to clean up after . . . Nobody needing anything! WOW!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I thought about how ironic it was that the "Bless Our Home" pillow actually allowed us the opportunity to sit and chat! With the hussle and bussle of teenagers, working full time, dinner, and so on, there isn't a whole lot of time to "catch up". We had the best afternoon, sitting, stuffing and chatting! I can only hope that these pillows bring others as much joy as they brought me that afternoon!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I love the old watering can filled with the birch branches!