What I know, this week!

By Barbara Bussey | June 12, 2024 |

Our little get-away… Thanks to my sister, Susan, inviting all the sibs to Santa Barbara, for a wedding reception, Mr. Wonderful and I made our second road trip down the coast, in twenty five years!  What?! It was a wonderful time and most of us behaved ourselves! Thankfully, we split the drive down, in two, staying in Santa Cruz and having a memorable dinner at the Shadowbrook, in Capatola.  If you ever get to the area, we highly recommend this gem, first opened in 1947. It’s always good to get home, especially after an eight hour drive!  The amazing thing…

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When it’s hot, it’s hot!

By Barbara Bussey | June 3, 2024 |

Summer’s really here! Those of us who have called Northern California our home, for as long as I have, aren’t surprised by really hot weather! Yet, we know that when it’s hot like it’s supposed to be, today and Wednesday, shop traffic comes to a stand-still.  So, instead of playing dominos or gin rummy, at the shop,  we thought we’d try to encourage you to visit, with a small incentive! Anytime in June, when temp’s reach 100 degrees, you’ll get 10% off your purchases! It’s just our small way to say “thank you”! While the rest of us are dreaming…

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Calling all crafters!

By Barbara Bussey | May 27, 2024 |

Hello, gorgeous! Mr. Wonderful and I have been “summarizing” (I made that up) the Tahoe house, this weekend. I’m the chief cook and housekeeper, while Bob brings out the deck furniture and puts the boat in the water. The temp’s are in the mid 60’s, so it isn’t summer yet, but will be soon. Yay! Are you feeling crafty? There’s still a spot available for our Vintage Window workshop, on Saturday, June 1st, at 1:00. ($95) The delightful Debbie Smith, returns on Saturday, June 8th for our annual Birdhouse workshop from 1:00, until about 3:00. ($45) You can sign up for any of our workshops at…

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Weekend jewelry sale!

By Barbara Bussey | May 23, 2024 |

Hello Beautiful! This is just a quick note to tell you that we’re having a 20% Off Jewelry Sale, this weekend…Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We sell lots of earrings and they make a great gift or little “pick-me-up”.  Most earrings are $21.00 normally, so this weekend, they’ll be just $16.80! We’ve got lots of jewelry in stock, no matter what your taste, so take a look. _________________ While you’re at the shop, we just got our monthly delivery from your favorite clothing line!  I just saw one item, but how fun is this? Have you checked out our upcoming workshop schedule? If…

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Check out the latest workshops and new arrivals!

By Barbara Bussey | May 20, 2024 |

Hello gorgeous! I returned late Friday night, from Virginia.  This little boy is growing up way too quickly and I don’t want to miss a beat!  He’s so happy and easy to please and he looked so adorable in this hand-me-down astronaut jumpsuit!  I wish his dad was as carefree and happy.  Divorce is so hard! I pray for him all the time and need to remember that God’s at the wheel. On to the fun stuff!… Thanks to Dori, we had back-to-back Decoupaged Tennies workshops, on Saturday and Sunday and the finished projects were adorable! My favorite had to…

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Greetings from Virginia!

By Barbara Bussey | May 13, 2024 |

Hello Darling! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My Mother’s Day gift was to visit my son and grandson, in Virginia. Cheryl organized a wonderful Mother’s Day workshop on Saturday. Yes, you can apply Iron orchid Designs on canvas! Darlene found this amazing cookie recipe, that she baked up for Makers Day. Cheryl suggested it be our signature workshop cookie and baked them again for Saturday’s workshop. Hopefully you can read the recipe above. It truly is delicious!  If you love a great cookie, here you go! Dori’s back this Saturday and Sunday, teaching the ever-popular decoupaged tennis shoe…

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Storewide Mother’s Day Sale!

By Barbara Bussey | May 6, 2024 |

Hello, gorgeous! How the heck are you? Fabulous, I hope! Poor Mr.Wonderful! He had to put up with me this morning, as I was stressing over rearranging the shop! You see, Cheryl sold our vintage German beer garden table, to a lovely couple, on Sunday. Yes, I guess we are supposed to sell the furniture we have for sale!  ???? But, what about my displays?! Ha! I threw this together, for a quick fix, until another beer garden table arrives. What would I do if something truly serious came my way, I thought? Everything calmed down once I reminded myself that I…

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Free furniture painting demo, this Saturday!

By Barbara Bussey | April 29, 2024 |

Greetings, dear friend! I’m sitting at the kitchen table this beautiful Monday afternoon and am so in love with this time of year, as I look out into the back yard! The Iceberg roses are proudly showing off their first big bloom of the season.  I love this variety, because they are prolific bloomers and require little to no skill on my part, to grow.  That’s a win-win, for sure! _________________ Our annual Makers Day, this past Saturday, was so fun.  We celebrated lots of creative success, along with smiling faces! We couldn’t have done it without the help of…

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