News Update, from The Treasured Home

I’m back…two days in a row!  What gives?!

Well, I’m excited to say that half of the spaces available in the Vintage Market have been reserved, by some very talented artists and treasure hunters!  I’ll share more with you, as soon as I can, but I’ve been very pleased by the interest!

To make room for the vendors, we’ve been selling lots of furniture.  Yay!

I’ve also done some serious space planning and number crunching and decided to significantly reduce the color selection, of the Amy Howard One-Step Paints.  Having sold chalk style paints for nearly three years, I know what colors 97.4% of my customers will buy.  It’s not fusia, or lemon yellow.  It’s the warm, rich neutrals; creamy whites, greys, tans…a sage green, turquoise, aqua and a beautiful red, that everyone loves.  

Yes, that’s right!  50% off all of this beautiful paint!  While it lasts!  Now’s the time to stock up, for all your summer projects!  Have no fear!  We’ll still be here, to answer your paint questions, teach classes and do custom work.  Oh!  And don’t forget, we’ll still be stocking all 24 of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint colors!

So much paint.  So little time!

  I met a retired gentleman last week who loves to paint dogs.  Bring a photo of your pup into the shop, and he’ll do his best to recreate his or her majesty, in a framed 8×10″, for $75!

 After posting 64,000 pictures of Betsy and graduation last week, at West Point, there was one thing I didn’t share. This girl, who is Army, through and through, was not commissioned as an officer after graduation, due to her five concussions experienced while playing on the Army’s Women’s Rugby team.  It took five concussions for the Army doctors to say it was time to quit.  I of course had not been told that there were so many concussions, but she relied on the doctors, when they told her she was fit to continue playing.  She would have quit playing much earlier, had she known it would have prevented her from serving.  Now, she’s reassessing her future, given this news. I have complete faith that she’ll land on her feet, but I just hurt for her, knowing how much she wanted to be an officer.

Andrew took the “red eye” and was able to celebrate Betsy’s graduation, with us.  We’re happy to know that he’ll be heading back to college full time after serving his 4 years in the Navy.  

We, as parents, just want our kids to find what ever it is that inspires them to succeed, with a sense of pride, self worth and contentment.  We just want our little chickens to find their way.  Did my parents worry as much about me as I do about these two?  Does it really matter? Nope. 

Finally…last but not least, we’re extending our hours, mid-week, in case you’d like to stop by, on your way home from work!!  

Tuesday-Thursday: 10:30 – 6:00

Friday & Saturday: 10:30 – 4:30

Many customers have said “we’re always closed”, so here you go!  

I hope you’re having a wonderful week!


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  1. You are one busy lady and excited the Vintage Market is renting so quickly and lots of people will be grabbing the 1/2 price paints!! So sorry to hear about Betsy’s troubles, but feel so sure she will land on her feet…so driven! Happy June, Barbara!

  2. Donnamae says

    I am happy for you and the vintage market. But, so saddened by the news from Betsy. She will land back on her feet..probably stronger than ever. I know you worry…we all worry. I have no idea if my parents worried about me…but my guess…yes…it’s only natural. Enjoy your day! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey says

      Good morning, sweet Donnamae! You’re right. I’m sure all parents worry. My parents had five kids to spread the worry over, instead of just two! The world wasn’t as kid-centered as it is now. Betsy is off to a job fair today, in a new civilian outfit, so please think good thoughts for her. I hope you’re doing great! Hugs, B.

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