Thursday, October 28, 2010


The economic downturn has effected everyone,
especially small businesses.  

Take a moment to think of three stores you would miss if they disappeared, then remember to return there.
We have become so rooted in thinking about the essentials that we have forgotten about the little gift store on the corner whose owner remembers our name.

The 3/50 Project supports independent, locally owned businesses by inspiring consumer loyalty to the storefronts that directly fund their communities.

Fifty comes from the idea that if even half the employed population spent a mere $50 per month in locally owned retail stores, those purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue.

Sixty-eight dollars remains in a community╩╝s economy for every $100 spent in locally owned stores. $43 per one hundred remains local when spent in national chains; little or no revenue results from online purchases.

Please stop in your favorite
hometown stores. 
They would love to see you.
While you are there please pick up a little
something that makes you smile.
That's what keeps them around, after all.

Pick 3. Spend $50. Save your local economy.

For more information check out their site

Monday, October 25, 2010

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. —-Alexander Graham Bell

This week I found out that the antique store I have been renting a booth from is closing.   The closing is almost a year to the day that I started there.  I have enjoyed every moment of the experience.  I have made new friends with several of the women who rent booths, as well as the two wonderful ladies that own the store.   I wish the best to each of them....

This door may be closing....
Patiently waiting for my open door
Can't wait to see what wonderful opportunities it brings.   

Friday, October 1, 2010

Antique Booth

Antique glass bird bookends, owl, blue vase,
small urn perfect for a candle.

French Garden Crown

Small writing desk with beautiful glass knobs

Several pieces of furniture, shabby chic dresser,
solid oak antique church pew, desk and
small dresser with glass pulls

Solid wood vintage doll house

Lots of new items in for Fall.