We have closed our doors on the second day of our second sale. Our opening days were a big success and we saw so many happy faces. What a blessing to have our building filled with smiles and laughter!
We carried packages and loaded cars. God is good.
We are spending the day going to church, resting and spending time with family. Christmas is so close and I am enjoying the season. A season of hope. A season of love. Tomorrow I must begin my Christmas shopping and the stockings need to be hung.
But for today I am going to be thankful for all I have...family, friends, love.
What a wonderful time of year.We have not forgotten the reason for the season! We are basking in the glow.
Merry Christmas dear friends.
Yesterday we opened the doors at 9am and our first customer entered at 9:01! We are blessed beyond measure. I thought I would share a few pictures before our customers joined us. It is sparkly and warm. We had a light dusting of snow which set the mood for the day.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!
We are happy and tired. Many of the times are gone and then we will begin getting ready for Christmas with my family.
Well, the shop is ready and glittering. We are anticipating a large crowd. I have had such a fun time getting it all ready. We are suppose to have a little snow and that will set the tone for the whole sale. What fun we will have the next few days. I have many more pictures to share. We are so blessed.
Well Friends, Here we are, just days away from our second sale. I have been working on the lighting and I caught a few pictures. This is the china cabinet that is painted a soft white with glitter. It is decked out in gold this time around!
My brother is making cabinets and this one is waiting on custom color!
And a small desk that is waiting on a new home!
I will be taking pictures of the entire shop tomorrow with all the lights ready to go!
Hope for large crowd with friendly faces!
Finally I can start to enjoy Christmas. I have been getting the shop ready for our new show and now getting the house ready for Christmas. I will share pictures of the entire shop this week but I thought I would share this Santa centerpiece I put together. I think it is so adorable. I am hoping and praying for many customers and nice weather for this weekend.
This morning our church started the first act of The Modern Day Scrooge. They did a very nice job. But it makes me so sad because my Dad did not like Christmas just like Scrooge so while many watch and think it is just a drama to me it is my past.
My dad did not want to spend the money or be with family and it was his least favorite time of year. My Mom was the reason I love Christmas. She overcame and created a winter wonderland in her home...and that is just what I do too.I love the sights and sounds and music of Christmas. Thank you Mom for passing that onto your children! http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-78.html
Sometimes when I take a break from all the busyness I think about the upcoming Thanksgiving.I am so thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for all their support and love.
Today I was sweeping upstairs and I thought about a Thanksgiving at our other home. The house was full of family and we were laughing and talking (and eating). Mom and Dad were at my home as well. I remember Dad going upstairs and laying on my bed all afternoon. He napped to escape. Holidays were not his thing. Mom was in the highlight of her life at the Holidays. She loved it when we were all together. She was the happiest surrounded by her family. For Dad, not at all.
I sure do miss them.
I continue to work on more displays for our upcoming sale but sometimes I just remember...and then I know that we have to make each holiday special because things change so quickly.
We will have a large Thanksgiving this year and I am thrilled for each and everyone. The boyfriends are all coming too and this will be the first time they are all here for a holiday at the same time. So much fun to come.
Today I am cleaning and trying to figure out where everyone will sit...and smiling because Mom would have loved this Thanksgiving. She is here. We use her dishes, I still have napkins that she purchased, I use her recipes........but most of all I see her in her grandchildren...their smiles, their kindness and compassion. Her love remains with each of us.
So as I work on displays, she is here. As I cook, she is here. My heart is full.
I look forward to Christmas after the sale. When I will work on Christmas gifts and Christmas cookies and the true meaning of Christmas.