Let’s see what’s going on!

By Barbara Bussey | June 9, 2021 |

Hello, gorgeous! I’m writing this, on our way to the Reno airport, to pick up our new daughter-in-law, Nina. She’s made the very long flight across the country, to spend some family time with us, at Lake Tahoe.  (No, I’m not driving! Haha!) My son stayed behind, to attend a best friend’s bachelor party. Then, later this evening, we’ll make a return trek to the airport, to pick up Betsy, her fiancé, Landi and her daughter and friend. In no time at all, we’ll have a house full.  Just what we always wanted! _________ Feeling creative? Back at the shop,…

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See what’s new, this week!

By Barbara Bussey | June 2, 2021 |

Hello again! How’s life treating you?  Staying cool, I hope!  Is it even possible, when Mother Nature decides to throw us a heat wave? I’ve got to tell you that I’m beyond thrilled that you supported my very first Weekend Workshop, taught by a guest instructor, Lynne Brundage, from Ellen J. Goods!  I know you’ll love her! We have just one spot left, I believe. for the workshop.  So, if you’ve been sitting on the fence about the class, now’s the time to hop off and REGISTER! JULY 24th and 25th, 3 projects, 2 days, all inclusive! Plus, (drum roll, please…)…

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News from the Shop!

By Barbara Bussey | May 26, 2021 |

Hello again!, Can you believe this is Memorial Day weekend?  I’m still looking for Easter eggs! What plans do you have up your sleeve? Not being a fan of crowds, I’d stay home, if I were you. But, Betsy and her beau are coming out to the lake, in less than two weeks and we need to transition from winter to summer, up there, in a hurry. The boat needs to get into the water. I have flowers to plant and cookies to make…wine to buy! Oh my! My adorable new D.I.L. will be joining us as well!  Andrew will…

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Have you taken our Embellished Pot class?

By Barbara Bussey | May 24, 2021 |

Hello again! The Embellished Pot class has been on our workshop calendar, practically since we became retailers for Iron Orchid Designs! It’s been one of our most popular classes! You’ll have tons of mould at your finger tips, to choose from.  A while back, we upgraded the terra cotta pot, to a straight sided pot, that everyone seems to love! Just like most of our classes, everything’s included! You’ll learn to make lots of beautiful moulds and how to apply a decor transfer to your painted pot. It’s a great chance to catch up with a good friend.  You’re always…

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See What’s New at the Shop this Week!

By Barbara Bussey | May 19, 2021 |

Hello, Sweetness! I hope life is being very good to you this week!  The weather is certainly delightful! Best time of the year! Except for maybe Fall and Christmas and… We had an unboxing party, today at the shop!  Tregae, our fearless leader, Darlene, Leticia and I puttered around the shop, most of the day, unpacking, steaming, pricing and arranging.  I can’t speak for them, but for me, it is such a sweet group of women, that it doesn’t seem like work, most days.  That’s a nice zone to be in.  Thank you, God! Well, after our first week’s amazing…

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Lots Going On!

By Barbara Bussey | May 13, 2021 |

Hello Gorgeous! How’s your week going?  Really well, I hope! I’m at that place, where I’m sure I’d get ‘rear-ended’ if I happened to come to an abrupt stop.  Know the feeling? Uh-huh! Thought so! Tregae and I welcomed our latest Shop Sister to the gang today.  Patti has graciously agreed to tackle our behind-the-scenes inventory challenges.  I told Patti that if it was fun or easy, that we would have done it by now.  So, here we are…nearly 9 years in…and we’re finally there!  Welcome, Patti! ______ I found a mirror on FB Marketplace, this week.  The beveled mirror…

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Our Sale Continues Through Mother’s Day!

By Barbara Bussey | May 5, 2021 |

Hello, gorgeous! Looking back at the last week makes me think I should have amended my “mother/son/daughter contract” long ago!  I should have made it abundantly clear that neither of them could move more than thirty miles from home! What was I thinking?  Or, not thinking! These two little love birds, Andrew and Nina, are looking forward to having children and I’m not going to miss any of that.  Someone may have to peel me off the wall, after the  all day flying extravaganzas, (where you lose 3 hours, upon arrival, as an extra bonus!), but I’ll be there! Do…

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Mother’s Day Sale Starts Now!

By Barbara Bussey | April 28, 2021 |

Hello Gorgeous! I hope you’re doing well!  Gotten your vaccines?  Hope so!  For me, it’’s just a bit of extra insurance.  Certainly a personal decision! Yes, it’s almost May!  Incredible!  Who’s in charge, anyway?  Must be a Mom, who gets things done, takes charge and gets results! Same goes for the mentors in our lives.  The women who took an active role in our welfare, offered support, advice and gave us the “atta-girls” when we needed them.  How’d we get so lucky?! Hallmark may have played a large roll in growing the holiday, bigger than it ever needed to be…but…

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