Fall open house pics & you thought we disappeared!

Friday, September 21, 2007

We had a week that was a flurry of pricing, detail work, moving things around, cleaning, late nights and early*early mornings! This morning as I was driving Luke to my Mother's house, there is a small stretch of the road that is very pretty. Woods on both sides, it curves slightly, the leaves are changing, well it's peaceful. (these are rural country roads, y
ou might pass a car and likely you won't) When I reached the bend in the road a thought popped into my head, we sometimes are driving along and things are going fine until we come to a bend in the road, and "things" seem to unravel. Lately "things" have been challenging, and I have questioned if the benefits outweigh the costs.
BUT, WHAT IF WE GIVE UP BEFORE THE BEND AND IF WE WOULD JUST KEEP GOING, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE & STRAIGHTEN OUT! We are so capable of thinking of the here & now and if we would look ahead there is a lot of tremendous excitings things happening AFTER THE BEND IN ROAD!
Looking up & looking out: we'll keep you posted on the exciting things that will be coming to fruition "after our bend in the road"! Happy Fall, it's officially here today.

also a little song was sung to me this morning by Darcy's children
"Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Kara
Happy Birthday to you
(yes, they did say the last three words!)
I'm 3 decades + 3 years old today!


Anonymous said...

So will you be having a booth at the fair next weekend? And if you do, will you bring your wonderful measuring pitchers? I have wanted one ever since I saw them in your shop this summer. I was there for the first time during the sidewalk days before Annie Oakley Days and I have desired one ever since. I don't know why I didn't get one while I was there. Probably because I was too busy buying other lovely things in your shop.

Anonymous said...

Your shop looks wonderful..like always! Yay for fall, I love this season. Looks like you did some rearranging, and lots & lots of hard work! I see those wreaths--haha bring back funny memories of spending time in the store! Let us know how the fair goes! Lots of love and we'll be thinking of you!
Sara and Auntie L

McMaster & Storm said...

Yes! we will bring the measuring pitchers---they have been a hit in our store! I will be posting early this week our booth number, etc. Any questions let us know!

Sara & Auntie L,
thank you for your support, & wish you could come next week. I will post lots of pics from the event!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We saw that you will be at the fair this weekend and can't wait to meet you and see your goods! We check in with your blog every so often - we have thought about taking a road trip to see your lovely store, and then, when we saw that you will be ther this weekend -YEA! We then saw you are on @ Home Vintage General's blog (we visited there this past June and LOVED it) and thought we'd say hi! Keep up the good work!!

The Blissful Home said...


The store looks AMAZING! So many delicious wonders to behold. As always, wish I could stop by THIS WEEK before it all changes. I also love the new background color for the blog. Totally works for your shop!

Can't wait to see you this weekend at the CL fair.

Talk to you soon!


Cheryl said...

SUCH a yummy store you have! I will have to check out those Cali stores you recommended! And happy late birthday! I am off to peruse more of your sweet store... :)
hugs, cheryl :)

The Blissful Home said...

Oops! Forgot to say bonne anniversaire to Kara!

melissa @ the inspired room said...


You are just a spring chicken, happy birthday! Sorry I am late in the well-wishes.

I must say I am loving your shop. I especially love the yummy colors, all those pillows and really everything is filled beautiful color!

I just bought the Seda vanilla nutmeg candle, WOW, does that ever smell good! I think I might've seen it in your photo.

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures, makes me feel like I really spent some time in your lovely shop! Something I would do in person, if I could!

Take care!


Secret Leaves said...

Kara and Darcy, your store is absolutely stunning. Your displays are perfectly gorgeous and it is apparent that your merchandise is chosen with care. I wish I lived close enough to visit. Maybe one of these days Ann and I will make the pilgrimage. We have several customers in Ohio now to justify the trip...


Jen said...

I just wanted to hi and tell you that I so enjoyed shopping at your both at the Country Living Fair on Saturday. I'm so glad to have discovered you ladies & I'm looking forward to coming by your store on one of our trips to visit family in Columbus, Oh!

Sabina said...

Amazing store - I linked over from The Cottage Nest ( a daily blog stop for me).

Sadie Olive said...

Your store is beautiful! There are at least ten things I want in those photos!

Cottage by the River said...

What beautiful pictures of your shop, I will be finding my way to your shop from Cincinnati. I was so sad I had to miss the Country Living Fair this past weekend.
Have a great week.


Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

Hello, I visited your CL Fair Booth on Friday and you were so kind to allow me to take some pictures. I have posted them on my blog along with a write-up about the CL Fair, also you wanted my etsy store information, so i will leave that as well. It was lovely to meet you and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your store, so full of life's treasures!
~Jenelle O'Malley~

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Everything looks so darling! I love it!

Shawn said...

This might be the prettiest post I've ever seen. What a beautiful shop you have.