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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Unique Treasures


Over the weekend I went to the cottage.  Of course when I travel there, I must stop along the way, visit my favorite pickers and fill my van with treasures.

Here is a quick look at some items I spied.

 These two are working electric fireplaces, the cases are handmade and darling.  I considered one for the shoppe for the winter months.  Wouldn't it look great for the holiday season?

 This vanity is just darling!  She is begging for a restyle!  

 This wardrobe was the reason for our trip.  It is for a gal and will receive a custom makeover.

What is it?

I saw this huge piece and was immediately smitten.  I kept looking at it because I couldn't quite figure it out.  The seller was telling me he believed it was from the late 1700's.  What!

Know what it is?

Here's the back.

It did not come home with me.  I do not think it could, even if I wanted it.

But truth be told, I have no use for a Murphy Bed!  Yep, that beauty is a bed!

The shoppe is getting an overhaul today!  Can't wait to share!


Monday, July 29, 2013

From the Garden

With all the crazy weather we have experienced this summer, our garden has exploded.  This is Hubby's baby and he has taken pride in planning, tending and picking his veggies.

We had an abundance of cucumbers and of course we cannot let anything go to waste, so now we have some delicious pickles.  Two flavors - dill and bread & butter (my fave).

Hubby called in the expert - his momma - for guidance.

In addition to the pickles, he has canned a mix of hot peppers, apple sauce (in the fall) and will be making tomato sauce this week.

We have eaten a veggie every night, nearly all summer, from our garden.  It's been a rewarding experience and a tasty one too!  We have even ventured out of the usual foods and tried some new items as well.

Maybe you'll spy him at a farmers market next year!



Friday, July 26, 2013

Shop the Sale

Happy Friday!

We have two more days of the Garden Sale!
If you plant with it or in it, it's on sale!

 A pair of chicken feeders make fabulous planters!
 Add a pop of color!
 This vintage cart has many uses!
 Lots of pots, different sizes and colors in the shoppe!

Photo from Pinterest

 Several metal pots are available.

 Chicken Feeder, bench and metal bin are on sale!

We are making room for more items, arriving next Wednesday!

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SALE WEEK at The Shoppe

Pinterest photo

If you can plant in it, display it in a garden, grow seeds or flowers in it - then it's on SALE!
In the shoppe this week only!

15 W Main St.
New Albany, OH 43054

Wednesday 11-4
Thursday 11-6:30
Friday 11-4
Saturday 11-4

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Restyling the Shoppe

Happy Monday All,

By the time this posts, I will be at day 1 of swim championships.  We were supposed to get a break from the heat, but I'm still waiting.  No reprieve yet.

We had a great week at the shoppe and moved some items along to new homes.  As a result, we spent some time rearranging, restyling and even brought in some new goodies.

Here's a look at what's in progress and will be ready when we open on Wednesday at 11:00.

 This tiger oak desk/table has beautiful lines.  Paired with a shabby chair.
 Just finish, moved into place and SOLD.  Be sure to like us on FB to see the latest pieces!

 Wouldn't you like to hang out here?
 I love, love , love this chippy door!  But it's for sale in the shoppe.

I plan to work tonight, if I have any energy left after swimming.  Who knows, the shoppe could look totally different come Wednesday morning!

Quick note: 

 HOURS this week:
Wednesday 11:00 - 4:00
Thursday 11:00-6:30* (closing early)
Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 4:00

15 W Main St., New Albany, OH 43054

No blog post tomorrow, so look for updates on FB.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Farm Fresh Pickin

It's no secret, I love the picking part of the process.  I love spying a hidden gem, an abandoned barn and even roadside rescues.

When I travel to the cottage, it takes me twice as long to arrive.  I love the rural towns I travel through and am always drawn to something.




IN STORE (Night stands SOLD)






I have a few more picking trips planned.  Looking for something?  We have a book at the shoppe where you can list your wishes.  You can also email:

I love looking, picking and the thrill of the hunt!

Today & Saturday


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Starbucks Knockoff

I am not a cook, so I rarely share recipes on this little blog.  However, I am an addict.  
So I needed to find a cost effective way to feed my addiction.

Today, I bring you a little summertime recipe.

The funny thing is, I rarely drink Starbucks Coffee.  That is an old addiction that I have kicked.  
Now I have a new love.
I needed something thirst quenching and one thing lead to another and now I enjoy one daily.  However, when we were at the cottage, there was no Starbucks.


No, I made my own.
Purchased at the grocery store.  I boiled water and poured it over all 6 bags.  Let it sit for 5 minutes (or more).  Remove the tea bags, pour it in a pitcher, place in fridge.

Then I made dinner.  A few hours later...

Since I had already ordered one from the real store earlier, I used the same cup.  It has convenient measuring lines!  In went the ice, the tea (to the second line), then yummy lemonade.

If you are uber fancy, you could pour it in a shaker and make it perfectly.  I may try that tomorrow.

Now I can refill when I want without ever leaving home!  I'm sure I will save lots of money too!

You can bet it will be at the store with me today!
Open 11:00 - 8:00
15 W Main St.
New Albany, OH 43054