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.