Friday, January 7, 2011

I wanted to start the year off with a bang, instead I'm starting it off with a cough.  I've been in bed since Sunday, and just found out today that I have pheumonia.  That's not easy for me, since I'm used to running around, multi-tasking every day.  But maybe that's why I'm in this position now.  I guess this year I need to start taking better care of me.  I am spending some wonderful down time with my cats.  My big boy, Clarence, hasn't left my side. 

Right now at the shop, we are having a huge sale.  I wanted to really clear out all the old stuff and start fresh for the spring.  One of the trends that I'm seeing, is tent and barn shows that are springing up all over the country.  In the recent issue of  Romantic Country, there was a section about this trend.  The girls at the shop and I have been talking about trying something new.  There is a core group of girls at the shop that are always coming up with new and exciting ideas.  I love being around them, they always inspire me to be better. 

So in the next few weeks my core group of shop girls and myself will be discussing the possibility of having a tent show.  We already have a name for it, "At Home with White".  This is very exciting for all of us.  Now we will be on the hunt for things just for the show.  So stay tune for more info on this upcoming show.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year to Everyone

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  It seems the older we get, the quicker time goes by.  I'm so looking forward to this coming year.  There are many exciting plans for the shop.  During the holidays, while you're shopping for family and friends, getting the house decorated, baking and still working at two full time jobs, it is hard to find time to go on buying trips for the shop.  I know it's far away, but I am always thinking about Brimfield, and how exciting and fun it is to be there.  I can't wait to start visiting my favorite shops again and going to the auction and seeing all my old friends.  

I hope this year is filled with much happiness and good health for everyone.  I send all my love and gratitude to everyone who helped to make this past year one to remember, and for a exciting year to come.  Mary Ellen