Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's a New Year

I am so glad that it is 2015. 2014 was such a chaotic year with so many things happening. My plan for 2015 is to SIMPLIFY. I've given this blog a fresh look and I plan to keep up with it much better than last year. As a beginning to simplify I have given up one of my kiosk spaces in The Depot. The really wonderful thing about it is that Cindy and Wendy will be doing this space together. It is already taking shape and looks so beautiful and full of life. It is no longer neglected. I am also giving up the space I have been sharing with Wendy at Beadlush in Charlotte. It was so difficult for me to get there and I depended on Wendy too much. She will continue this endeavor without me and do her usual fabulous job. We continue to get our home ready for living and for our business. The basement will be ready soon for Chet to move in and start to organize. We plan to build a pole barn on our property sometime this year. It will be the beginning of Bargain Basement Antiques being on site at home. And I will keep on sorting and purging all the boxes still in storage. We'll have several yard sales this spring and summer. And some items will go directly into inventory. There is just too much to keep. I'm ready and anxious for all of this to happen but it is a long and slow process. But at least it is in process. Happy New Year Everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


It is December 18. One week till Christmas. We moved into the house last Sunday. It is not nearly done and won't be for a long time. But aren't most homes a work in progress constantly? We are so excited that Justin, Jennifer, Jason, Dylan and Cole are coming for Christmas! Dylan and Cole will be in for a treat. They will be decorating the Christmas tree for us. That's after we get one this weekend. I have a spot all picked out for it. And we plan to host Christmas dinner for 11. We don't have a dining room so we'll set up the table in the living room. It will be crowded but that's ok. It's Christmas after all. Chet and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and we look forward to the New Year.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New House

Here is a look at the reason I haven't blogged in such a long time. We finally closed on our house the beginning of October. Any of you who know us know that October is one of our busiest show months. So we have had very little time to work on the house. And it needs work. We found a house that has 2 living quarters. One for us and one for my Mom. We have had to replace all the flooring, exterminate and paint her entire side. The previous renters had dogs and smoked. Not pleasant. We plan to have Mom in by the middle of November. Then we can work on getting our side ready to move in. Yes, we are still living in our travel trailer. And for the last 3 weeks it has been loaded for and from Metrolina. We are living on the property though. And it is beautiful. I am excited about 2 new things we have for the house. Both are for the kitchen. The kitchen and the master bathroom need to be remodeled but that will have to wait. But we are putting wood floors in all the bedrooms to match the floors in the living room. And there is always more and more work that you find as you go. So we plan to be in by Christmas. I sure hope so since we are hosting our kids this year. Can't wait!