I am so sorry for the long and unexpected absence from blogland.
Although Hubby and I and our children and grandchildren are just fine, we have suffered a terrible tragedy in our immediate extended family.
It simply has felt like we have had the breath knocked out of us and the grief that we feel for our family has been indescribable. Although we continue to grieve every day, after a period of lots of praying and crying, we finally have had to just take a deep breath and turn our grief over to God. We realize that we must get back to our daily routine and are doing our best.
Sometimes He has a way of distracting us when we need it the most. For me, this has been moving our booth, yet again, at the Rink. But what a positive change!
Heather and I are simply in love with this great structure that showcases the middle of the booth! We supplied the awnings and this is the design that the guys at the Rink built for us! Awnings on all four sides.
Here is the center piece inside.
This HUGE burlap lamp shade with a chandelier hanging from the middle.
We also love our hanging swing which will continue to display pillows and soon, a Christmas display.
Heather recently completed painting this cream colored hutch with turquoise interior. She and I found the most wonderful cream colored plates with gold detailing on the edges. It was difficult not to keep the plates for myself, I tell you! Our booth and displays are still in the process of being completed, but we are working hard to get everything in order. It’s time for us to get Christmas decor ready to sell!!
For those of you who were wondering about the decorating seminar, after our family situation, and the extra work involved with our booth, we’re sorry to say that it just won’t be possible. I must apologize for phone calls not returned and e-mails that may have gone unanswered. I just flat lost any info. or phone numbers that I had. SORRY!!
BUT……….here’s the NEW plan!!
We have had tons and tons of interest in……..
Yep……our burlap lamp shade!
SO…..we are having a make it and take it class at the Rink! Although I normally like to have classes and such before Thanksgiving, the month has really gotten away from us.
The date will be…….Saturday Dec. 4th at 10:00 A.M.
The cost will be $12.00 and you provide your own supplies necessary for making your lamp shade.
I will also be throwing in a couple of Christmas craft demos. These will NOT be make it and take it, but demos. only. However, you will hopefully get some great cost saving ideas for your Holiday decorating!
If you are interested, please e-mail me. The Rink won’t have the schedule and date until after Monday, so if you call them, they won’t know what the heck you’re talking about. :)
Supply lists will be provided for you after you sign up. So….if you are interested in making a super cute lamp shade like the one above, eating donuts and drinking coffee, and just in general having some good laughs with the girls, just let me know!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.
P.S. I would love a similar lamp shade in a pretty linen as well. So if you aren’t too “into” burlap, don’t despair, you can still make a pretty shabby chic type shade for your home!