I have lots to tell you about!

Happy Spring! Don’t you just love this time of year?!  Everything is waking up after a long sleep.  Nature is the great optimist.  It just keeps returning, getting bigger and prettier each year.  I think someone slipped this climbing rose some secret sauce, because I can’t remember it going this crazy before with new flowers. […]

Happy April Sale! Spring is here!

Hello sweet friend, Happy April!  It feels like if I stopped running, May, June and July would slam right into me! April first, thirty-two years ago, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was with child. So, pregnancy test in hand (yes, they had those things back then!), I found out I was correct!  I then […]

Hello from Texas!

Hello Friends!, We’re here, in the heart of Texas!  Perfect weather…high 70’s!  If it stayed like this all year, there’d be no hope for California! Here I am, with my girlfriend’s little sister.  In front of the Alamo, no less!  No, we didn’t go in.  I’ll read up on it one day! We enjoyed lunch […]

News from the shop!

Hello gorgeous!   It’s St. Patty’s Day evening.  Papa and I are settling down, after a yummy crock pot, full of ye old corned beef!  Have you done the 23 and me thing? I did and I don’t believe I have any Irish blood in me.  I still love corned beef! Darlene and I spent […]

Commonly asked furniture painting questions

Greetings!, The folks at Porch.com asked me and other seasoned furniture painters, to offer their best tips for successful furniture painting. As someone who loves to give advice, to her children and furniture painters (a much more receptive audience), I was happy to chime in! You might find these tips helpful! Furniture Renovation Q&A Painting […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Town?

  Hey, friends! If you follow the creative world of Iron Orchid Designs, then you know Lynne Brundage, her husband, JR and daughter, Meghan!  Lynne is the creative force behind Ellen J. Goods, a beautiful shop in a 100 year old storefront, in Medina, New York. They sell wonderful vintage pieces that they’ve restored, beautiful […]

Sidewalk Sale Saturday!

sidewalk sale, today!! Hi there!  Thought I’d pop on this morning and remind you about our sidewalk sale,  Saturday only! We’ve been doing some much needed spring cleaning and you may just find the treasure you’ve been dreaming of! If you signed up to our IOD or Fusion Demo’s today, we can’t wait to see […]

Our Winter Sale Starts Now!

Hello friends! I hope you’re doing well, today! There’s lots going on at the shop, so grab your coffee and gather around the camp fire! Winter Sale, 20-50%! Yesterday, my trusty pricing gun and I turned the back room into our Winter Sale Headquarters! You may have heard that I have no formal training in […]

This Week at The Treasured Home!

Good morning! I’m a day late, this week. It’s Thursday evening as I sit down to say hello.  Mr. Wonderful is taking Micah on our evening stroll without me, so I get to stay inside where it’s nice and cozy and talk to you! One of my all-time favorite things to do at the shop, […]

A whole lot of painting going on!

Hello Friend! Even though it seemed like I hadn’t painted a piece of furniture in forever and a day, low and behold, I can still do it! One of our many dear customers donated this traditional antique dresser to the shop last year.  It appears to have had a few prior make-overs. Originally, I’m sure […]

Sweetheart Sale at the Shop, this Week!

Hello, friend!, I hope your week is going well!  I spent half of today, thinking it was Tuesday. Good thing Mr. Wonderful set me straight!  Maybe it was wishful thinking…that I wasn’t so behind schedule! Sweetheart Sale! You probably know about our jewelry, but if you’re new to the shop, let me fill you in! […]