Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Feeling a little redundant

Okay--she can run the shop, she can troubleshoot problems and she can even insinuate herself into my blog, but she cannot keep petunia baskets alive! Needless-to-say, in the grand scheme of things, a non-issue (petunias). This is my official, hats off, you're the best, thank you, thank you, thank you to Kendall. She kept the shop afloat long enough for me to rejuvenate and refresh with my family.
Below is a pic of our other sister, Nikki, and I enjoying the gift of fine wine from Kendall. Those of you who know us may wish to enlarge the picture--not to check-out the gray hair and wrinkles--check-out the label.

I'll try not to burden you with too many pics of the family, but here we are at our collective favorite place on earth--our Aunt and Uncle's (now belonging to our cousin) cabin on Nomini Creek in Mt. Holly, VA. Do I look refreshed? I felt refreshed. We go from bathing suit to PJs to bathing suit--with not outside eyes to critique the choice of bathing suits, it's a great escape! Then, a quick trip to Fairfax to see Mom, Dad and Grandmom for a few days and a late flight out of BWI to Nashville. And I'm back!

I have to tell you, though, as much as I enjoyed my respite, I experienced a true sense of joy walking through the door of Hodgepodge today. It's good to be home.

Kendall already announced some of our new arrivals, so i don't have anything new to share, but I will confirm her opinion of the new stuff. I love the flatware box--sold the last two the day they came in, so you may want to make your move quickly! The wine glass holders are finally in, too!

I'm preparing to take some permanent markdowns on some of our stuff. We need to make room (and money) for my trip to the Atlanta market in three weeks. This might be a good time to run in and check-out the bargains.

Oh yes, there is one --okay, two--pictures she left for me to show you:Love this majolica-style dinner ware.

What a great table setting. The new dinnerware is made in Portugal--refreshing, eh?

Well, thanks for reading.



Kendall said...

I tried! I tried! Those darn petunias just don't like me! The expensive hanging basket I have at home isn't doing well either - I water them, and water them - they just don't want to do it for me!

Glad you all liked that wine, and I am thrilled you had a good time! But I am ALSO glad you are home! I missed you & the kids! Welcome home!

Kate said...

Hey girl! Glad you are home. You were missed. I had about three times where I thought, "I can call Paige to ask her about.......oh no, I can't." So, now that you're back, I can't remember any of my questions, of course, but I am glad to know you are here. Also glad you got a good break and were able to enjoy it. You look gorgeous and relaxed in your pictures. Yaay!

Love you!

Jennifer said...

Glad you had such a wonderful time! I'll try to drop by this week. An extra 20% off of clearance! That's hard to beat. :~)

Jen Stewart said...

Petunias are really hard to keep alive in a heat wave when they are in the ground and rooted well . . . in a pot? in a hanging pot!?! IMPOSSIBLE! I say there was nothing Kendall could have done . . . . Petunias are the complete opposite of any plant that is considered "drought tolerant" . . . oh, and, Paige, glad you got some time away from it all!

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