Welcome Back to the Treasured Home! May 4, 2020

Dear Friends of The Treasured Home,

I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing spring day!

I normally have no problem getting my message out to you, but I’m struggling with this one.  I guess I’ll just get right to it.

I never opened the shop expecting to make a lot of money.  In fact, you may have heard me refer to the shop as my non-profit!  

Yet, I have benefited in so many other ways!  I’ve made wonderful friends and had a blast teaching workshops and shopping for things I hope you’ll love!

These last two months have been challenging for all of us.  I’m not a rule breaker, but I’ve decided I can’t afford to pay credit card bills with our savings any longer. So, I’m going to re-open.  I know there will be some of you who disagree with my decision, but we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

I will be reopening, this Wednesday afternoon at noon, just in time for Mother’s Day shopping and for you to pick up your Craft Kits.  I am asking you to be flexible, as we find our new normal.  Hours will fluctuate for a bit, but not for long.

I was happy to have a great response to our live sales, Friday and Saturday.  Rather than create an appointment book for scheduled pick ups, I hope this will work for you.

This Week, we’ll be open Wednesday, May 6, through Saturday, May 11th, from noon until 4.  

I’m making up a plan as I write this, but let’s try this:

  •  Only 4 customers at a time in the shop.  Please knock, when you arrive.


  •  Hand sanitizer will be available when you enter and at the sales counter. I’ll place more around the shop.


  •  We’ll respectfully keep our distance.


  •  You’re welcome to wear masks and gloves, if it makes you more comfortable.  I won’t be wearing a mask, so if that makes you uncomfortable, we’ll need to go to plan B.


  •  You will be asked to enter your own credit card into the processor, like you do at other shops.


  • We won’t  come to work if we aren’t in A+ health.  We ask you to shop, only if you are in good health as well.


Well, that about sums it up.  I can’t thank you enough for your patronage and support!

                   I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling face soon!

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  1. Peggy Beaudoin on May 4, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Wonderful news! I will be stopping by to pick up some more paint and maybe some stencils too!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Sounds great, Peggy! Bless you!

  2. Susan Jackson on May 4, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks for the great news Barbara! See you at 12 on Wednesday! I need an IOD for my project. I finished the painting today.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      Very speedy, Susan! Bet it looks great! Sending virtual kisses!

  3. Cathy Lane on May 5, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Dear Barbara,

    WONDERFUL NEWS!! Great idea, we have missed you and I think you are handling the reopen just fine. Makes perfect sense to us! And perfect timing before Mother’s Day. Let’s lget back to some kind of normal, in safe stages. Will make it buy to see what cool new stuff you have. So glad you are there and opening up!!!! Makes our week!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      So appreciative of your long time support! 😊

  4. Toni Zirkle on May 5, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I’m very happy you are opening and it sounds very safely. I’m sure you will be seeing me soon!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      I appreciate your support, Toni!

  5. Wendy York on May 5, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Yay!! This is wonderful. I was so afraid when I began to read this that you were going to say you had to close up shop. I think all your measures are perfect and reasonable. I hope you more than make up for the last two months going forward. 😍

    • Tamara Sax Sogard on May 5, 2020 at 8:41 am

      YaY!! I’m so happy to hear this and so excited you are going to re-open your beautiful store!! All your steps to keep everyone safe seem perfectly reasonable and appropriate to me so I will AGREE to AGREE with you!! Will be stopping by to support in the near future….Best of Luck to you Barbara!!

      • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:40 pm

        Thanks! Tamara, for being so agreeable! 😜

  6. EllenTrujillo on May 5, 2020 at 8:29 am

    I also was afraid you were going to close. So happy you are not!! Love your plan!! Wish I was in Sacramento so I could shop!! We are home in Corona del Mar. When we do get up there, you will be my first visit, as always ( except the market). Take care. Sell alot!!!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks, Ellen! Fingers crossed!

  7. Erin B. on May 5, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Yay Barbara!!!
    This is great news! I have so missed my retail therapy from you. I will see you this week!
    Here’s to moving forward.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Bless you, Erin! 😍

  8. Marsha Hannon on May 5, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I’m so glad you are re-opening your beautiful shop! We all need to visit every small business in our area, and yours is one of the best!
    Thank you!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Sounds like a great plan! Thanks, Marsha!

  9. Janet Bachelor on May 5, 2020 at 9:23 am

    So glad you are not closing! Things will start ramping up and back to normal in no time.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks for your encouraging words, Janet!

  10. Lisa Howard on May 5, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Hi Barbara,

    Oh my gosh…my heart just sank. I thought you were going to tell us your closing. 🙁 I have followed you on you on social media since early, early on. I live in Woodland and so when I get over your way I never miss a visit. I’m so looking forward to taking a class from you in the near future! I really want to learn how to do the transfers.

    – Lisa

    So happy this is good news! Lisa

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      What a sweet note, Lisa! You are so kind! Just taking it one day at a time right now!

  11. Tracye Foley on May 5, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Congratulations Barbara! I commend your courage – I certainly look forward to patronizing your shop and any other small business that has sacrificed so much to get through this unthinkable time and decides to re-open their doors as soon as they are comfortable doing so.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you, Tracye!

  12. Jayne Finkbohner on May 5, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I’m so excited to hear this. Hoping I can get by on Friday to buy paint and maybe some other wonderful Fine!
    I truly respect your wishes and can’t imagine the effects of 2 months closed and how it effects your bottom line!
    Looking forward to supporting your reopening.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      I’ll look forward to your visit. Take good care and thanks for your support. It means a lot!

  13. Jayma valentine on May 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Ive bought furniture from you and I love your store. I’m very glad you are opening up….I support you wholeheartedly with complete understanding of this new situation…..and the dumb folks who continue to make us captives in our homes. Your plan seems sound….so I’ll be there as soon as I can…as I’m busy with outside activities!! Without a mask no less

  14. Cindy Osborn on May 5, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I’m also very excited you are reopening and with a very reasonable plan. I too was afraid you might say you are closing. Yours is my favorite store. I received my Fusion paint order and was so pleased. I had just ordered on Sunday. Thank you everyone at TH!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks for your support, Cindy! Retirement is somewhere in my future, but not right now!

  15. Jayma Valentine on May 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    So glad you are doing this. I support you wholeheartedly. I’ll be over soon….been busy trying to get life back to normal…..

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, aJayma!

  16. JoAnn Markham on May 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    I total understand as well! Glad to hear you will be opening up and we all can follow rules. Glad also to hear you are not closing!! Such a hard time for all- especially small businesses!!

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks for your support! Retail is challenging enough, all by itself! Take care!

  17. Jodee Olson on May 5, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I am so happy for you! I live in Southern California so I will still shop online. I hope you do great business and someday hope to visit in person.
    And I agree with your decision, I pray more business will follow suit every where.
    Blessings to you and your family.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 5, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks for your support! So appreciated! Stay well!

  18. Rhoda Baginski on May 6, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Hello dear so happy that you are opening and that you made it through this so far. I will definitely be there to support you💞

    • Barbara Bussey on May 15, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Rhoda,
      Sorry for such a slow reply! Thanks so much for your kind words and support.
      Take care, Barbara

  19. Lydia Ramage on May 6, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Was worried you were closing. Your store is a favorite of mine and enjoy shopping and taking your classes. Will try to come by if at all possible. Your plan is a good one. Stay well and safe.

    • Barbara Bussey on May 15, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Lydia,
      Sorry for the slow reply! Thanks for your kind words and support!
      Take care, Barbara

  20. Shilo on May 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Barbara,
    Will you be opening again soon? I live in fair oaks and was hoping to purchase some paint.

    Thank you

    • Barbara Bussey on May 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Sorry for the slow reply! We’re open through May, Wed-Sat., 12-4. In June, and beyond, we’re reducing our open days to Thursday-Sunday, 11:30-4:30. We ship Paint as well.
      Take care, Barbara

  21. Terriann Rodriguez on May 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I’m so happy for your re-opening, we all need to get back to work. I live in NY and would like to support you by ordering online. I’m interested in the Fusion Mineral Paint in Midnight Blue, Fusion Ultra Grip, a couple brushes and a finishing product. You website lists the Midnight Blue as out of stock, will you be getting this in again? If so when?
    Regards, Terri

    • Barbara Bussey on May 15, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      Hello! We’ll be ordering again this weekend and Midnight Blue is coming back into stock. Thanks for your support, but it will take at least 3 weeks to get to California. Take care!

  22. Beth on May 29, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I’m so excited to hear you are opened again!
    I’ll be in to get more of the fusion paint for projects I have put off because of the lock down. I think most of us want life back to normal again. Knowing you are opened makes it feel like it is! Luv ya and see you tomorrow.

    • Barbara Bussey on June 11, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      Well, it only took me two weeks to reply! Thanks for the kind words and yes, it’s feeling great to be back in a routine! Take care, Barbara

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