Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
I've decided that now is a good time to share pictures of the variety of windows "this old house" offers.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
there's an etsy site that's dedicated to helping artisans in Haiti, not just due to the earthquake, but 365/7/24! visit it here and see if you're moved to help--we can all find a way to contribute . . .this may be yours.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Scarves serve you well year 'round. Just in are these beautiful floral scarves in 40" squares with a great, but not overdone fringe on two sides.
Another signature offering at Hodgepodge has been vintage and new aprons. Here we have a mix of vintage-look fabrics on practical, yet pretty full aprons. Too cute!
Vintage-look fabric for half aprons, too.
Okay--another thing you can always find at Hodgepodge is vintage keys. I love the look of these key pendants--a little bling with a vintage nod.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
January is market month, too. The big gifts & home furnishings market is in Atlanta this weekend. I'm not there. I've decided I don't need to go. I'll wait until March. This one is huge with temporary vendors. But guess what? If I can't see it, I can't miss it! I've got great sales reps who come to see me regularly and keep me up-to-date on the new offerings. I do miss the continuing ed classes. I've realized, however, they (the vendors) want you to shop in January. They want you there when you're feeling your most confident--right after the thrill of the holidays and the "I am the best buyer in the history of the world" euphoria you feel having watched your inventory walk out your door in the form of Christmas gifts or decor. They want you there in January exercising a little "retail therapy" of your own. Not me, not this year. I'll wait for March. It worked last year.
What does January mean for you? Do you get a lot done? Do you tackle new projects or do you just recover from the activity of holidays?
Thanks for your indulgence~
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
They came, we played . . . we're exhausted! We just wrapped-up our annual visit with my sister, Nikki, and her family. To recap--Kendall and her family live here; Nikki and her family live in NoVa (Northern Virginia). To add to the joy of the season, however, this holiday started with my folks visiting for Christmas. Their arrival was delayed by snow in NoVa, but they got here on the 22nd and stayed for an entire week! This is huge news because it was the first Christmas I've spent with my parents in 22 years! We had a great time and wish they had stayed longer. Nikki and fam stayed until the morning of the 3rd. We stayed-up entirely too late every night--talking, dancing and throwing back a drink or two. I'm telling you it's stupid while being an absolutely fabulous time! Furthermore, I can think of at least a dozen conversations I started with my sister and never finished!
this is how we spent much of our time--eating or preparing to eat!
what a treat to see my mom at our holiday table!
Dad has been to visit, but never at Christmas!
I almost didn't post this one . . . but it's the best representation of the fun we had!