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Pickin' the Good Life...Vintage Style, Farmhouse Decor, Homespun Simplicity, & Country Charm

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Want To Babble

I don't know how this happened.
First I was contacted. I had to answer a few questions.
Well, a lot of questions. Then I had to send a photo.
Now I want to Babble about it all.

I was named as one of the 'Top 50 Etsy Parents of 2012' at
Really? I'm in very good company and cannot even believe that I was chosen.
They said that it all began with someone nominating me. I just want to say thank you.
I'm truly honored. 

The Walt Disney Company supports Babble as a platform dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about parenting. 

Did I already say that I am truly honored?
I am.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Listed

Just listed in the shop...

The bottom rake has already found a new home...yippee! 


Friday, January 25, 2013

The Old Time Farmhouse Shop

We went pickin' last weekend and this is all we got. 
Some wood and more wood.

With the start of the new year, so is a new start with the business.
Besides our Old Time Pickers shop which is filled with rust & crust & weathered & worn decor and design, we will soon be making items with a sweet and simple farmhouse style for our new
Old Time Farmhouse shop.
It's been hard to determine what we want to make because the possibilities are endless.

We've decided to stick with what we know.
Years ago, we made a selection of country items and sold them at shows.
It was a great side business for us and we enjoyed it.
They say you should do what you love. So be it!

Grand opening is planned for March 1.
I'll keep you updated. 


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just Listed

I've been trying to get the shop restocked.
Just listed these pickin' cool pieces.

The Coca-Cola crate sold already. I like when that happens.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

M*de in Chin*

Fill in the blanks above with the letter 'a'.
You know what I'm talkin' about.
A subject that is and always has been at the forefront for me.
It's a subject I've been ranting and raving about forever.

I remember at a party some years ago, I was laughed at for my view.
My view, way back then, was that we needed to be careful.
We could all find ourselves losing jobs here in the U.S. to overseas.

And then my family was affected personally.
My hubby's company closed some years back to move their operations to Chin*.
Sigh. So you can understand my attitude with M*de in Chin*.

So imagine my surprise when we went pickin' this past weekend.
We went to a nearby town that is well known for having antique shops.
What we discovered was that the number of antiques and vintage items has dwindled down to almost nothing.

The once adorable shops that lured us in are now stocked with M*de in Chin*.
If that is what I was looking for, I'd go fight the crowds in the big department stores.
Talk about disappointment. It seems to be happening more and more.

We did find...
1. A (broken) vintage stamp holder that needs a little TLC.
2. A cute, handmade apron with a heart pocket.
3. A wooden spoon which makes me wonder its true origin even though its tag stated handmade.

I can hardly wait for the warmer weather again so we can hit the road and do some real pickin'!

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