Sunday, July 19, 2009

What was I thinking???

Hello. I know that seems a bit blah for a first introduction but it seems...natural. This is my first blog. I have read them for years. Devouring every yummy detail of others delicious decorating talent. I, like many of you, have the bug. The junking bug. I was shabby before it was chic. I love vintage goodies, pink makes me swoon and lets just say anything sparkly.....ahhhh....I have almost drove up the curb looking at my engagement ring in the sun. I also have a thing for "Orphaned things"....Ugly painted furniture, broken lamps, some stuff that my hubby calls "garbage" and just some nice stuff that I find at yard sales. Last weekend, I not only got some great stuff but I also got two parakeets and three gold fish for FREE!!! These things don't really seem to be..."What was I thinking", kind of least not to me. Others close to me may have other opinions....they can write their own blog.

Now for the "What was I thinking" idea.

Because of this bug, I recently decided to take all of my vintage loverlies and orphaned decor and lease a shop - yup. I also quit my full-time job - yup. Now you are probably saying to yourselves "What was she thinking?" I know, I know. This is not the time with the economy, times are rough. Shabby Chic is not in anymore ( someone told me that), big companies are closing...I know, I know...but it was the right time for me. I didn't like my job anymore. I was making ALOT of money for my company but didn't feel like I was getting a whole lot in return. I love to paint and recreate but I didn't have the energy or, I quit. "What was I thinking?"

Anyway, what's done is done. I am now a shop owner. I thought starting a blog might be cathartic...and it seems to be. I thought I could get some great advice and support. I would love to show you some of the pretties that I find and hopefully get to meet some terrific people in the meantime.

I have some great antiques, lots of vintage goodies, hand-painted furniture, chic beauties that are not too shabby and lots more.

I hope you stop by often. I promise not to be so meladramatic. I have added a couple of pictures of the shop so far. It is far from ready to go.


  1. I think it is awesome that you followed your heart!! Have fun and show us more pics of the shop. :)

  2. Very Awesome!!! I wish you the best in your adventure!!!

  3. Congrats! and it sounds like we are in the same boat.The economy doesn't worry me much as people seem to still be buying "comfort" items.Good luck on your store and feel free to visit ours any time ~Kathy


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