Archive for June, 2008

90 Years Old Today

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

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Today my dear little mommy turned 90 today. We celebrated with flowers, ed cake and ice cream. When she asked me how old she was, here I told her she was 90. The look on her face was of great surprise. She is so cute. I love her so much. Happy birthday to you!

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Ok, Let’s Talk the Talk

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

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While I sat in my garden this morning, pharmacy having my morning coffee, I got to thinking. Ok, let’s talk the talk. Let’s get real here. I really try to stay a possitive thinker, BUT are those gas prices putting a damper on your lifestyle!? They sure are taking the fun out of driving for me. Remember the days of getting in your car and going any place you wanted, without even giving a thought to how much gas it would take to get there and back. That was not all that long ago. For me, driving to Lancaster County, driving the back roads with my camera, or going antiquing whenever the mood struck, was something I loved doing. I took it for granted. Not any more, and now we are hearing rumors of $7. a gallon! Ok, let’s see. So, to get ready for a nice day out, I’ll fill my gas tank. WHAT!!!!!!, close to $70., give me a break! I read this morning, where someone in Europe burned his BMW in protest of paying $9. a gallon! That’s going a bit too far, but it’s probably only a matter of time before we will be being paying that too. Well, isn’t that just great. Not! Think about how this is effecting our economy. It’s pretty scarry. I have to say that when I see someone driving an older car, and they look like they are just getting by, my heart just breaks for them. How can they afford to buy gas at those prices, especially if they have a distance to drive to work! It’s terrible and I for one am angry. How did this happen! Well, I have to blame someone, so I guess I’ll blame Washington. My husband thinks we should suspend space exploration, and devote NASA to finding a way to fuel our cars here on earth, then we can return to Mars. Not a bad idea, huh?
Carole

Back Home Again

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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I got back home last evening. It wasn’t easy to leave the beach. The longer you’re there, healing the harder it is to leave. I was only away for 4 days, cialis but what a difference I saw in my garden! Everything seemed to grow by leaps and bounds.
I have lots to catch up on around here, buy cialis but today, once again, back to Honey Brook I go. We’ll be meeting with the realtor, sign the papers and up goes the sale sign. We still have a few more things to take care of, but only minor stuff. Wish you could hear those crows this morning. Oh my, there goes the woodpecker. It’s hard to believe a little bird could make that much noise!! Everyone is very busy around here. Think I better get moving too.
Happy day.
Carole

Early Attic

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

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I have a friend at the beach, tadalafil that I have known since highschool. Like me, buy viagra she married her highschool sweetheart. Actually, physician we all went to highschool together, and we still remain friends after all these years. I won’t tell you how many. LOL- Her name is Janet and she has a darling little shop in Rehoboth called Early Attic. Janet has quite a following. Seems her shop is “the place to go” when looking for the cottage look, and no wonder, she has it all.

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If you love the cottage look, you will just love her shop! You know how much I love my country look, but down at the beach, that country look just doesn’t cut it. The cottage look is what everyone loves here. It just is a nice fit at the beach.
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Lots of vintage chenile bedspreads, ironstone, blue transferware, old shutters, architectual pieces, and lots more. It’s a tiny little shop, just as sweet as it could be, and it’s right behind her house. How convenient is that!

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Janet loves to buy for her shop, so there is always something new to see.

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So, all you cottage lovers, and I know your out there, if you are ever in Rehoboth, DE., be sure and stop by. When you are coming into Rehoboth, right after you cross the canal bridge, make a right and then a left. Look for the cute yellow house on the right side of the street, and her sign “Early Attic”. Tell Janet I said hi. Speaking of Janet, I better get moving around here. I’m meeting her at the beach this morning, and after that, I’ll be heading home. I have some orders to ship and I need to photograph a few new things primitives I bought for my store yesterday.

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Happy day everyone!
Carole

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Just Relaxing at Rehoboth Beach

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

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Good morning everyone. Didn’t you just love those wonderful dolls from Christine Crocker’s new “Country Collection”, for sale and of course, cialis the make-dos too. I am very happy to announce that Christine’s new “Country Collection” will be exclusive to my American Artisan Store, drugstore so be sure to check back to find out when more will be available. As I write in my blog this morning, I am relaxing with my laptop at the beach. I came down yesterday, just to get away for a couple of days.

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It might sound crazy to some of you, but I really hate to leave my house. I miss my stuff. Weird, aren’t I? Bill had to practicly kick me out the door! Now that I am here, I’m glad. So off I go for my walk. Until next time-
Happy day everyone!

Oh, forgot to mention something. For those of you who know Tasha Tudor, it is was a sad day yesterday, to learn that she passed away at the age of 92. She led the life she loved and died in the home she enjoyed. Good for you Tasha Tudor!!

Also, today is the first day of Summer!

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Carole

Christine Crocker’s “Country Collection” Dolls

Friday, June 20th, 2008

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The dollies have settled in nicely and are ready to make their debut in my American Artisan Store. They have enjoyed living here for a while and now are looking forward to their new homes. These dolls are so charming. I just love them, cialis sale and I am finding it VERY difficult to let them go!

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They are wearing all antique fabric. Brown homespuns, and indigo calicos from Pennsylvania. The sweetest little bonnets ever, and they carry their own tiny strawberry emery and pincushion. Their hand sculpted faces are amazing and so full of personality.

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My pinpoppets have enjoyed having them here and will miss them as well. They have been the kindest and most considerate of house guests. Christine, you would be very proud of them.

The dolls will be for sale on my website, in the Artisan Store today. I also have 2 wonderful make-dos, also made by Christine Crocker, so be sure to look for those as well.

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This is one of them. It’s fabulous. The colors are much darker than the photo. Dark browns, trimmed with ruffle of antique black mourning silk. I love the folkie handpainted stand too, and all those little emeries are just the best.

This is the other make-do. All early brown homespun, on an old glass base. It’s as sweet as can be. I just love it! It’s so country and wonderful.

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So there you have it. Thank you, Christine, for joining all the wonderful artisans in my American Artisan store. I am thrilled to have you, and I know that my customers are so happy to see you there.
Happy day!
Carole

Done!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

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Oh my gosh!, pharmacy we are done!! With the exception of a few odds and ends, illness cleaning some windows, viagra a few things to empty out of the attic, packing TONS OF PAINTS AND SUPPLIES, WE ARE OUTTA THERE!!!! At the end of the day yesterday, as we sat on the porch, we talked about everything that we have done to this house over the last year and a half, and we are amazed at what we have accomplished. All the work we have done on this house, has really bonded us to it, and it might sound strange, but we will miss it. We even joke that we should buy it. It has been quite an experience for Bill and I, something we have never done before. When you work on a project this long, you definetly get attached to it, and I have to admit, we had no idea of what we were in for. Next week the sale sign will go up, and then we wait, but for now, the work shoes come off, and we have our life back!

I had a little extra time yesterday to drive over to one of my favorite antique shops. I hope to find some things to put in my store, but no such luck.

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The scenery is so gorgeous in this area, I have a hard time resisting taking photos.

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As I have told you before, I have been known to throw on the brakes and make a quick ubie. I have got to stop that. It’s a no no. So here are just a couple of pictures for you. My granddaughter, Emily, is coming over this morning, so I better start to get ready. Don’t forget, soon Christine Crocker dolls will arrive from her Country Collection Series.

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Happy day
Carole

Some Very Special Dolls Have Arrived!

Monday, June 16th, 2008

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Some very WONDERFUL dolls arrived on Friday. They are very shy, prostate and they tell me they don’t want to be seen just yet. Their voyage was very long, sick and they are just now getting adjusted to their new surroundings.

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They have come all the way from Deerfield Farm, in Madras, Oregon. They were especially made for my Artisan Store by a dear friend, Christine Crocker, and, as you can imagine, I am thrilled to have her here!

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Just as soon as the ladies have rested, after their long voyage, they promise that they will allow me to introduce them to you. Soon they will be available for purchase on my website. I promise you that they are worth the wait!
Happy day!
Carole

Another Week of Work, Maybe Ten Days

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

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Another week to ten days, health and we’re out of there! We’re down to the “fine tuning”, as they say. Yay!! I can’t wait to get back to talking with your about day trips, antiques, and decorating! Soon things will be back to normal. I want to go look at fabric for my Martha Washington chair. I want to get it recovered, and I’m looking forward to that. Plus, I want to putz around house, paint my bedroom. Yes, that right, I said paint. More painting to do! LOL- I want to move things around and try new ideas. I need to spend time with my girlfriends too. I never get to see them anymore. I think we should get together and go see Sex In the City. I want to spend time at the beach too. Eat out and see my beach buds too. So much to do, so little time!!!!! I have to go now. Thank you for being so loyal to my blog. Until our next visit-
Happy day
Carole

Old Fences and Gates

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

It’s so nice to be home again today. It’s much to hot to work on mother’s house. Yesterday it was close to 100, and and today it will feel much hotter, the humidity is higher, and already it feels unbearable. I worked in my garden yesterday, early, before it go too hot to be outside.

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My garden is one of my favorite places to be, and at the end of the day I enjoy sitting there with a glass of ice tea, or more likely, a glass of wine. Years ago this garden was an herb garden, and around that same time we bought our condo at the beach. I spent most of the summers at the beach, and the garden was neglected and got out of control. I had to pretty much do it over again. I lost a lot of my herbs, and now the garden is mostly filled with flowers. Next year we have decided to build another garden on the hill near the pool. We’ll plant more herbs there, along with some vegatables.
I took these photos, of different fences, in a lovely historic town in Delaware, called Odessa. It’s a very small town, with only 2 or 3 streets lined with beautiful old houses. I have to go now, but I hope you enjoy looking at all the beautiful fences.
Happy day.
Carole

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