Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brainstorming a Vintage Name

If any of you have read much of my blog you will know that I've been dreaming of opening a brick and mortar store. I've had a few opportunities but it was never the perfect one to fit into the plans of my Maker. from FishBones1
Now I have the opportunity once again but need a name! This will be a partnership with a good pal of mine and will be located in the upstairs loft area of a current home decor store and we are looking for the perfect name! Idea's we've stormed or words anyway...attic, loft, modern relics, vintage loft, the loft, nest, nesting, renest but I feel they've all been used? or maybe I'm being hypercritical? What are your ideas, words, takes? from StreetTreasure
Do we go really out there like The Pink Elephant, classic like Modern Relics? Homey like The Swallows Nest? HELP!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rainy Afternoon/Bullfrogs

I've always had a thing for frogs and toads. Rescuing them out of our window wells so they didn't' meet a frying in the sun fate, saving them from the neighborhood baseball game, I even made a frog piggy bank in high school pottery-Oh yeah and I named my store after them! In October we moved from our home that was also home to many, many, many toads....on any given night you could count 35+ toads sitting in our driveway catching bugs.

No one was allowed to pull into the driveway after dusk, Toad Crossing by ButtermilkHollow

I combed our yard and caught toads prior to mowing...get the picture? All winter I've been worried about whether or not we'd have toads at our new house, maybe worried isn't the right word-more curious and brainstorming how to attract them.
Toad Palace by ClaySoul
Last night we had a beautiful thunderstorm and it has carried into an afternoon shower, opening my window I was super excited to hear BULLFROGS! My house is finally home (weird huh?)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pay it Forward

My family and I have been so truely blessed this year.
It may have come in an unexpected way and at an unexpected time,
it may have not been written in MY plan but HIS plan!

I am joining Jeane
from Junxtaposition
in 2011's Pay it Forward.

Here is how it works...
The first FIVE people to comment on this blog post
(don't forget to leave an email address!)
will receive a gift from me, either handmade or vintage.

In return you must FIRST write a blog post
explaining Pay it Forward 2001,
then send out a handmade (or vintage) gift to the first five visitors
who comment on your post!

Please do not pressure yourself or worry yourself about the gift, give with a joyful heart and it will be a joyful experience!

"It's not the size of the gift that matters,
but the spirit of paying it forward."

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ranger Retailer!

Its been a long 4 months since I've posted, but I'm back with some great news! I am now a retailer of Ranger Products! That means when you need anything from Distress Crackle to a Beeswax melting pot to jewelry embellishments to scrapbooking papers....I am your woman!

Ranger bring you Jim Holtz, Adirondack, Idea-ology and many many more, check them out here, and them check back in my Etsy shop and see what I have listed! (You can contact me for special orders as well!)