Monday, October 5, 2015
This weekend, I mixed a little girl time with the usual soccer games.
Saturday, I enjoyed watching my cinderella leave her sweats on the floor and put on a dress.
Yes, people a dress!
After all, it was homecoming.
Starbucks and a mani started our day.
Next we had to tame the mane.
My daughter has beautiful hair that doesn't perform well in rain and humidity. Just like her momma.
We went to the professional for this challenge.
And look at that smile! Braces were also removed in time for Homecoming!
I rocked her pedi and make up to complete her look.
Photos in our barn kept them dry. The weather did not cooperate,
but it didn't dampen the spirits of this squad.
This is a great group!
They enjoyed dinner out and danced the night away-in some crazy high heels.
So glad it was a success and a wonderful memory she will treasure.
Friday, October 2, 2015
This past weekend we went to the lake for our final hoorah.
I left early on Friday to go pickin' along the way. I decided to take a new path in hope of discovering some hidden gems.
I was quickly rerouted do to a detour and landed in a sweet lil town.
I popped in a few shops, picked in a gals attic and was taken to a
pumpkin farm with a small antique sale.
It was a beautiful setting with amazing out buildings and barns.
The people were so sweet and let me walk through each building.
The owner finds buildings on her trips, buys them and her husband reconstructs them on her property. Awesome!
They have a huge pumpkin farm and supply pumpkins to all the major retailers in Ohio.
They were at the Country Living Fair.
I ended up staying a few hours, met the town doctor, his wife and many lovely folks.
It wasn't what I planned to do, but I'm sure glad I did!
I am always amazed and certainly blessed at the paths my business leads me. It has opened my eyes to so much and introduced me to so many wonderful people.
Have a great day & weekend!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
When I went picking this weekend, I didn't have a specific list in mind.
I wanted what spoke to me.
And this suitcase was my favorite find! Maybe my favorite of all time!
Every luggage tag from this lady's well traveled life.
To countries that are no longer.
It's just amazing to see.
I have this in the shoppe. It's worth looking at the countries, cities and tags.
The shoppe is open:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I believe my kids have recovered from our fiasco on Sunday. I used the shoppe as my therapy. I spent the last two days restocking, restyling and bringing in some farm fresh finds.
Have a look...
This cool wood and metal lid is fabulous!
Some pumpkins for the Fall season are a must.
I enjoyed time at a pumpkin farm on my weekend excursion, so I brought some cool ones to the shoppe. They are for sale.
Maybe the handmade pumpkins are more your style. We have a great selection!
I love this secretary.
Bringing in red and warm colors, this found scale is sheer perfection!
The weather should cooperate and I'll spruce up the outside next.
Be sure to pop in, there's so much to see!
Monday, September 28, 2015
I had planned to share a great adventure with you today. I stumbled upon a rural town by accident and it turned in to a happy adventure.
However, our extra long journey home was anything but happy.
Does this look like a happy family?
This lovely photo was taken while waiting for AAA.
My car was fine and no injuries, I just locked my keys in the car while getting gas. Ugh!
I should have known things would not go well when we departed from the lake.
Two kids, 2 dogs and lots of treasures stuffed in the van.
Then 14 year old drama unfolded and I may have missed an important turn. Next thing I know we are in Bowling Green, Ohio- clearly not part of our plan.
While my daughter is a freshman, the good news is she has ruled out Bowling Green (BGSU) as an option for college. Spending an hour at a gross gas station brought some clarity to her.
It was our final trip to the lake for the year.
We enjoyed time with friends, time on the water and relaxing.
I'm documenting the good parts of the weekend,
so my girls will forgive my less than stellar mom moments.
Back with more on my pickin' adventure and fabulous finds.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I am getting this information out a bit earlier than usual. Don't think it's because I'm organized,
it's really because it's FALL and it's crafting season!
Join us for one or all of the Pinterest Parties!
Home of Maison Blanche Antique Furniture Products
Jewelry ‧ Restyled Furniture ‧ Home Decor
Custom Products ‧ Paint Workshops ‧ Handmade
15 W Main St., New Albany, OH 43054
All supplies are provided along with instruction. Parties are from 6:00-8:00 on the date shown.
Reservations are a MUST.
Oct 1 Custom Pallet Sign $35
Oct. 8 Halloween String Art $35
Oct. 15 Wood Pumpkin Set $35
Oct. 22 Wood Pumpkin Set $35
Nov. 5 XL Believe Sign $35
Kids Pinterest Party
October 10 Decorative Pumpkins $25
Restyle MY Junk
Join us for a restyle paint party. A step stool will be provided and you can customize it using Maison Blanche Paint & Products. All supplies and instruction will be provided in this 2.5 hour party! Cost: $85
October 4 12:00-2:30 - or- October 6 10:00-12:30
Wednesday & Thursday 10:00-3:00
Friday 11:00-4:00 & Saturday 10:00-4:00
We are open today and we have lots of newness throughout the shoppe!
Monday, September 21, 2015
We had a marvelous day at the Country Living Fair on Friday!
The Fair was filled with Fall beauties, amazing treasures and tons of inspiration.
Not to mention this darling truck!
It was my happy place for 8 hours.
I had the pleasure of meeting the Beekman Boys. They were on stage before me, and were super encouraging and supportive.
We had a crazy weekend in the shop. So many folks popped in from the Country Living Fair,
it was wonderful!
Now, the work begins! Getting the shoppe restyled for Wednesday!
Have a great day!