A Grand Opening And The Month Ahead October 8, 2011

October is always a big month around The Treasured Home, because it’s dedicated to me and my birthday! Hold the applause…it’s a couple of weeks away, but of course, a girl has to plan!

It’s also the weekend we usually spend in San Francisco for the Navy’s Fleet Week. Mr. Wonderful and his Office Manager, Tyler…

Are down there with friends, but I’ve had a massive cold this week and have stayed put. But if you like very loud, very fast planes, flying in formation, San Francisco is the place to be!



Watching the show reminds me how proud I am of my country and it’s people who serve it.

Before heading off to another favorite city, New York, I’ve been buying and planning for my new shop, within my favorite shop, Veranda Antiques, on Palm Avenue, in Carmichael!

I’ve always loved shopping and now I’ll have a place to sell all the goodies I love, that I hope others will love enough to purchase for their own treasured homes! I’ve got my eyes “peeled” for silver, crystal, old or old looking art, small accent furniture and home accessories. My shop will open shortly after Thanksgiving, so stay tuned for the Grand Opening!

While we’re in NYC, we’ll get to see my “baby girl” play that gentle and loving sport of rugby for West Point.

20111008-095922.jpg Yes, it’s a tiny little picture I stole from her Facebook page, but she’s the one on the right that looks like she’s ready to pounce on the poor kid on the ground! Or are they on the same team? I’m clueless, as you can tell!

20111008-100237.jpg Yep, that’s my princess, the blonde in the bottom left of the shot! Just love her!

Before I part, I’ll share some more beautiful fall photos, if you haven’t seen enough yet. These can be found on www.design-dairies.com, in case you’d like to take a peek.





Now, go have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Stacy on October 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I LOVE that you have birth MONTH and not just birth DAY — life it short – might as well make the most of it!!

  2. Bette @ Ideezine on October 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I’m an October Gal as well and celebrate all month too! Funny we probably share the same date too! Lovely things coming up for you and worth sharing. Have a great weekend!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      Hello, dear Bette, and welcome! I’m officially celebrating on the 17th. How about you?

  3. Luciane at HomeBunch.com on October 10, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Barbara! That’s wonderful you celebrate yourself, my friend!

    I love my birthday and I always find a way to celebrate it. It’s wonderful we have that in common. 🙂

    Wishing you a very blessed week!


    Luciane a HomeBunch.com

    • Barbara Bussey on October 10, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Well, friends… I don’t know if I really get away with the whole month, but one little day sure isn’t enough! 🙂 thanks for the sweet comments!

  4. Debbie Kick on October 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hope you feel so much better. I can’t wait until your shop opens! I am a compulsive shopper who normally doesn’t shop after Thanksgiving, but I’ll make an exception for your shop, so close to home. Love the Betsy and plane pictures. Take care birthday queen.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you, sweetness! Thanks for being here! Wait until you see what I made today! I had a personal paper party! 🙂

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