Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Holiday Show and Sale

We've done it!
Another Buttermilk Cottage Holiday Show & Sale
has come and gone.
Our SIXTH one!!!
Here are some highlights...

This year's show was a visual feast and I wish I 
were a better photographer because
my pictures do not do it justice.

It takes about 3 days to completely set this show.
Once it's over, it takes about an hour
for all the vendors to pack their
things and go!

The party's over...
All done except the clean up!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

From All this Disorder...

...will come come order! 

It has been ages since I have posted
because it has been crazy busy around here 
the past couple of weeks.
My life right now is one of total disorder.

And for someone who thrives on order and routine,
it's hard for me to stay focused.
We are one week out from our Holiday Show,
our sixth one!
By this time next week,
all this disorder will have become
a gorgeous boutique for wonderful
hand made fiber items,
and a shopping "event!"

As a matter of fact, 
by this time next week,
our show will be half over,
so let's hope a lot of these things 
will no longer be here!

Borrowed models waiting to be dressed.

Believe it or not,
I started yesterday, 
doing what I call "decluttering,"
which is packing away any and all 
personal and decorative belongings.
Once the merchandise of the other vendors
begins arriving on Monday,
 there will be no space for it.

On another note, the upstairs bathroom
renovation was completed last Friday,
so I'll have a lovely redo to show you 
sometime soon.

Keep us in mind this upcoming week.
And if you are in our area, 
come visit the show!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Summer is Officially Over...

...because the calendar says so.
But, also because we've returned
from our beach vacation.

We spent a week at Hilton Head this year.
This is the view from our back deck
which overlooked a small pond.

One of the things I like about Hilton Head
is that it has so many very natural settings
and you can see so much wildlife.
One afternoon I counted eight turtles
of fairly good size.

Making eye contact with the turtles.
I swear, they would actually look at my face!

The property where we stayed was a bike ride from the beach.

The nice thing about a beach trip in September,
is the lack of crowds.

Very "Summer of '42."

This is the Lighthouse at Hilton Head,
a local landmark, but not really a
totally functioning lighthouse.

This is a favorite spot to visit when at Hilton Head,
The Greenery.
It's actually a gardening center
but has a first rate antique and gift shop on the grounds.

The staff was busily preparing displays for fall.

"Bistro 843" where we had a lovely lunch one day.

We happened upon some one's creative sand art

one evening during a walk on the beach.

Goodbye beach condo,
goodbye summer.

Home again to a full blown remodel of the upstairs bathroom.
We discovered Nancy's tub had started leaking when
spots began appearing on my bedroom ceiling below. 
The demo took place while we were away.
I'm trying to keep those serene beach scenes
in my head as I listen to the hammering, sawing, drilling
and constant coming and going of the construction crew.

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