Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall at the Mall (Antique)

       Well, so much for posting in a day or two. I was already to get back on a regular posting schedule when my Dad ended up in the hospital. He is 92 now and it doesn’t take a lot to knock him off his feet. He was there for 5 days and came home with visiting nurses. I am the only child that lives close, so I spend a lot of time over at their place helping out with lots of things. I love my mom and dad dearly, so it is my blessing to spend time with them.

      At the Antique Mall, I have three booths now.  Fall is starting to wind down and I am hoping to get a lot of the Christmas d├ęcor in this weekend. I wanted to share some pictures of the booths as they are now before the festive decorations go in. I am not a huge fall decorator, but I did have a little in there.

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The enormous silver birdcage has sold and so has the  cape and mask hanging to the left. You can see a couple of tiny pumpkins on the dresser, but not a lot in here for fall.

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A couple of pumpkins in here and some fall throws.  It is amazing how a picture lets you look at your display from a different perspective. This booth seems awfully messy to me. Can’t wait to clean it up for  Christmas.

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This is the newest booth and it is my favorite.  The armoire and china cabinet/desk are both gorgeous. Again, very little fall, but I can’t wait to deck the halls for Christmas!

I will do my best to be back soon with some beautiful Holiday Booths.

Thanks for visiting, I would love your comments and if you have any suggestions for my booth spaces, I would love to hear them. I would not be insulted, I truly want to improve my spaces and become successful at the antique business.

Have a blessed day, be back soon.

Ann

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Turning 60- A New Chapter

 
 
 
Life has been hectic for me for the last two years, I keep thinking things will settle down and get back to normal. My husband and I sold the business we had for over 25 years in 2012. Then my parents moved to a retirement center, then our daughter sold her house and moved home for 6 months. Then we had a precious new granddaughter, then my parents moved again.  Then our daughter found another house and we needed to help her get moved. Then my husband started a new business and I get to help keep it running smoothly. During that time we rescued two more dogs and now have three crazy big dogs running the house.  My mom and I went from antique booths in one mall to three.  Whew! Craziness that will not stop. I kept thinking I would get settled and life would return to normal, but I think this is my new normal.

Last month I turned 60 and finally said, this has to change. I moved all of my stuff back into one antique mall. I do have three booths, but at least only one building. That’s a huge relief. Everyone is finally finished moving and I have decided that its time for me to take care of me.  I have a problem with feeling selfish, I have always been the one to help others, but at some point it hit me, I have to take care of myself first.

So, I decided to come back and write again. Share what I love to do, and that is create and collect. I am not only going to write on this blog, but also on another blog I started a long time ago, Stitch Daily. Be sure to check it out if you love to sew.

I know that I am not the only one who has gone through such big changes in life. I would love to hear how any of you have survived  big changes like these.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a post about something fun. In the mean time, I’ll be browsing Pinterest. It’s been my me time. Smile

Ann