Come On In! (To The Treasured Home) October 25, 2012

I know some of you are more than a stones throw away, so why don’t we take the grand tour of the new shop! Let your fingers do the walking! Saturday’s the big day!

The window decal went on today and I love it!

This lovely bear, greets you, as you walk in the door! It’s painted by one of our local artists, Jean Lamour.

Harry, the headless cowboy, is also on hand to greet you!



I am tempted to take these preserved boxwood balls and the pedestal planters home with me!




I LOVE these bird houses!

The pennants are made from old school books that have been repurposed. Isn’t that cool?

This is “calendar girl”, to help children celebrate the days leading up to Christmas. “Calendar boy” is on the other side of the Bakers rack.

MMS Milk Paint, anyone??

And this is my first milk paint project!

20121025-215310.jpg…my vintage fabric pillows and Little Piggies!


I also adore my little match box mice!

…some of my painting projects.


These little elves are hanging from a bottle drying rack/light fixture!

And finally, where the thousands of happy customers will complete the sale! (Thinking positive!)

I hope you enjoyed the tour, as much as I enjoyed sharing!

Thanks for all of your sweet comments of support and good wishes that greeted me this morning. You’re the best!

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  1. Jane on October 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Rock on! It just looks fabulous Barb! Enjoy the day… xxx

  2. kim on October 26, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Barbara, what a great looking shop full of wonderful goodies. I am looking for some of those plates you have stacked. Hopefully HomeGoods will have them. I love your milk paint project. It peeled off beautifully. Congrats again on the shop.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

      Thanks so much, Kim! I could sleep for days, but I’ll save that for later!

  3. Erin on October 26, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Lovely store. You did a beautiful job!! And yes, that window decal is fabulous. Should bring in the folks. Best of luck.

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Hi Erin,
      Thanks so much! You all have been listening to me talk about this place for a while. Glad it’s finally come together! I appreciate your support!

  4. Debbie kick on October 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

    It is spectacular! You did an unbelievable job of putting your amazing store together. I think you will be happy and very successful there. Wonderful mix of interesting, different merchandise. Simply gorgeous. Best of luck to you sweet friend!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Thanks, doll! Are you home from NYC? Hope you had a blast! Let’s talk classes!

  5. Cynthia on October 26, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I wish I could shop here, this is truly fantastic. I love the topiary, the blue chest and the dishes. Beautiful


    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Thanks, Cynthia!! I wish you were closer, too! It would be so fun to have all of my talented blog friends putting on painting and crafting classes with me!

  6. Donnamae on October 26, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Oh…it’s gorgeous! Beautiful displays of beautiful items! If I were closer I would be there. You did a great job, Barbra…you should be proud…the place is gonna be packed tomorrow!! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Thanks, sweetness!
      Let’s keep thinking positive thoughts! I enjoy being there and hopefully, others will, too!

  7. Cindy@ZoeyJune on October 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

    You did it! All your hard work shows. It’s beautiful!
    Have fun Saturday!

  8. Trish on October 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

    So inviting! Love your shop. Especially love the little match box mice, piggies, and elves are adorable. It reminds me of the magical time of Christmas. I can’t wait to hear more about the peoples’ lives you will touch with your classes…

    all the best to you and The Treasured Home!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Trish, for making the gorgeous window valence for me. Your work is impeccable!

  9. Sharon on October 26, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Absolutely marvelous, wish I lived closer..

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Thank you Sharon! It’s been so fun to put together! Wish you lived closer, too!

  10. Karena on October 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Oh I wish I were closer Barbara! Can you hear the oooh’s and aaah’s? Love so much, the boxwood’s, the Scottie, the little mice!

    Art by Karena

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks, my dear! Let’s hope everyone else likes them too! Hope you and your health are good!

  11. Gale Patron on October 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Loved the floors, layout and just about everything in it! Maybe we could just move in! What a busy girl you are! I am breathless. Congratulations to you and Bob et al. Gale and Glenn
    PS I’ll take the carpet and chandelier to start!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks, sweetheart! How are things in paradise?

  12. DeeDi Bella on October 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful Job! Can’t wait to drive down from Oregon and visit your lovely shop. Is the rug for sale?

  13. Gretchen on October 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The store looks “FABULOUS”, just like it’s owner. I wish I could have been there to shop. If you haven’t sold them yet, how much are the Woodland Spode plates?

  14. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage on October 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    WOW – your shop is amazing and one I could spend hours in! Love your first milk paint piece – that color is fabulous! And those matchbox mice are the cat’s meow! Congrats and I know you’ll customers will be lining up outside your door!

  15. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on October 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Barbara…your shop is beautiful!!…Love the window…I wish you much luck and success..I just know you will be so very successful….the items look wonderful and I can imagine you having to have much will power in not taking lots of items home with you!!….I hope one day to knock on your door!!!….and I love that “iron bed”? that houses the pillows!!!….

  16. Barb @ The Everyday Home on October 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Oh Barbara how fun and how beautiful it all looks. I know you are a combination of relieved and elated that you are open. Now I can live vicariously through you and your shop. LOL I wish you nothing but the very best to you and oodles and oodles of success.

  17. Bettsi on January 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Barbara! I just discovered you via the retailer link at Miss Mustard Seed’s site. I’m local- in Citrus Heights and I am so happy to find you! I’ll try to drop by soon- you have a beautiful aesthetic- I think we are kindred spirits, for sure. All best wishes to you in this endeavor!

    • Barbara Bussey on January 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Bettsi,
      Glad to meet you! It’s all part of our DNA, eh? Thanks for the good wishes. I hope to meet you in person one day!
      Take care,

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