Use What You Have to Make Something Fabulous!

Since Mr. Wonderful and I started married life out broke as a joke (but weren't laughing), we had to learn to improvise to make things work. Want to see an early example of that? You do? Great!  I was gonna show it to you, anyway!   Ta da!  One day back in 1984, while I was napping, Mr. Wonderful unpacked several boxes in … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Dresser

I'm finally able to grab a moment at the shop and get a blog post written. Whew! Mr. Wonderful and I had a great time at the Farm Chicks show!  I'll be showing you what I purchased there soon. The newest piece of furniture to hit the shop is this cute little "farmhouse" style dresser. A friend of mine emailed me the above picture … [Read more...]

Oh, the Drudgeries of Shopping

When you own your own store, you have to shop a lot.  A.  LOT. I mean a lot, a lot! I mean, you might miss something out there and you have to keep the store full, right?  Of course! I've done a lot of shopping in the last few weeks.  A. LOT. It's such drudgery. A real pain. Scouring estate sales, thrift shops, garage sales, antique … [Read more...]

The Red Handled Dresser

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am hither and yon when it comes to projects.  One day, I'm working on my kitchen remodel, the next day I'm spray painting chairs or lamps, the next day I'm painting signs. Some days, I spend the entire day catching up on email.  (Which I did Monday, but am totally behind … [Read more...]

As-sign-ing Creative Tasks

As a creative type, I never know what I'll be doing next.  I may have a project sitting in my office for months, but if my creativity doesn't "tell" me to finish that project that day, then I don't.  I float to wherever my creative river takes me.  Last week, my "creative spirit" decided it wanted to make some signs.  So I obeyed it. This … [Read more...]