Happy New Year! This is a rather random disjointed post, but I hope you'll forgive me. I've been super busy getting ready to open a second Etsy shop. I'm very excited about it and I hope you will be as well. My first shop, Elegant Farmhouse, was opened when I had a plethora of antique grain sack pillows that I made that needed an outlet for sale. I found that some of the other things I loved, such as white ironstone and zinc items, looked nice with the pillows so a shop was born. I still love all of those things and have fun hunting and gathering, but something has been missing. For years, I sold on eBay under the name French Laundry, hence my blog name, and there I had the type of things that probably speak to my heart as much as anything in my many collections...beautiful, feminine boudoir and vanity antiques, fine linens and laces, and pretty china. I haven't regularly sold on eBay in some years and I have really missed working with the pink girlie stuff. AND did I mention that I still have a huge backlog of items which were destined for eBay but have just been in a holding pattern since I gave up being a regular seller on that venue? SO, I hope to be up and running in a week or thereabouts. You all will be the first to know once that happens. The shop name is The French Laundry and the picture above and below will give you an idea of the feeling of that shop-fussier than Elegant Farmhouse, but still the same service and variety that you have come to know from me. If you love 1920's ribbon work, flapper items, and Edwardian perfumes, this is a place you will want to visit often. Let me clarify, I am NOT closing Elegant Farmhouse, just adding a second shop.
Okay, now that the shameless self promotion is done, I promised you a mini book review of the book "Inspired You", written by Blogland's own Marian Parsons, aka Miss Mustard Seed.
Well, I have only tonight and tomorrow off from work, then it is back to the grind for me. AND there is a good probability that I will be returning to work full time very soon, so I need to get moving while I have the opportunity and finish some listings for The French Laundry and restock Elegant Farmhouse. Whew! This Christmas break has certainly gone by fast! My kids have off until Monday, so they can enjoy hanging out a while longer-they love that and so do I!
I hope you all had a nice Christmas and a good New Year and that 2013 will be happy and prosperous for all of us!
Until next time,