I have been a stay-at-home mom for almost 15 years. I have had a few part time jobs, but have never had to leave my kids in day care. That has always been important to me and my husband. I started the whole antique selling five years ago and that opened up a creative side to me as I am also able to make/fix up many of the treasures I sell. But until I started a blog, I really didn't get much in the way of validation for what I did. I had no annual review from a boss who told me I was doing a good job. No yearly bonus for a job well done. Now that I am putting myself out there on a regular basis, I get such wonderful feedback from people from around the world. And that is just a bonus as I never really started this blog to get "validation" (something my husband teases me about mercilessly). I just thought it would be a fun new hobby.
So thank you fellow bloggers who visit on a regular basis and also those who only stop by once in a while. Your support through comments means so much to me.
I wasn't going to do a anniversary giveaway as I just did a birthday giveaway a couple weeks ago, but since this is a special day, I will give away to one lucky winner, a vintage wallpaper package. Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name on Friday morning.
As promised, here are the cute things I bought at the Barn House sale last weekend.
My first purchase of the day was this cute vintage cart. You probably know what I'll be doing with it.
Next I got this adorable little pink cash register. Not sure why I got it, don't really need it, but hello, it's cute and it's pink. I'm sure I'll find a place for it.
I thought that was going to be it for me, but then I poked my head into the barn and found this cutie. It's going to go in my living room above the big window. It is just a smidgen too short, but I'm sure I can make it work. I'm a sucker for anything with scallops. In case you are wondering what it is, it's a wood cornice box/shelf.
Next, I spotted this adorable little shabby coffee table in Joe's booth. Right now it's on my front porch, but eventually it will be hanging out in the front room with the day bed I got. It is taking me longer than I thought to clear that room out, I blame it on all the shows I've been doing this summer as this is where my stuff ends up hanging out. But soon, maybe this fall, I will really get to working on it. Anyway, this coffee table is going to get some glass and some black and white family pictures on it.
And finally since I hadn't spent all my money and I really wanted one, I got this cute tri-folding mirror from my buddy Lynne. I love the little pieces at the top. Please ignore the mess in the reflection. That is my much talked about messy front room.
On Friday, I will be doing a post for Tiffany of Shabby Scrap's Show us your Dress Forms Party. She has over 50 entries! That's a lot of dress forms. Should be a fun time. Well, better get back to cleaning. TTFN!
*Added note: I have been doing this for a year now and I am still having trouble with my pictures and text going where they want to go rather than where I want them to go. Ugh! (ha ha)