Whew! I am sitting on my sofa this morning, knowing I should finish planting my bedding flowers while the weather is FINALLY behaving. But I am savoring the downtime instead. The house is quiet . . . boys to school and work and hubby off to work as well. Someone let the chickens out this […]
Perhaps the best part of the show, was visiting with the other vendors. As it was busy, we didn’t have a lot of time to go “booth hopping” but what vendors we did visit with were so warm and friendly. There seems to be kind of a “sisterhood/brotherhood” feeling with the vendors. Like we are all on an adventure together and we want each and everyone of us to have the best experience they can. Serena was the captain of this voyage and made everyone feel so welcome. She was a busy little bee, flitting around happily making the show into an amazing wonderland. She is a tiny little dynamo, probably not more than about 90 pounds dripping wet, but she has an amazing positive energy that is contagious to all who are around her. When you see her and her energy, it isn’t hard to understand why her show is such a success!
I wish I could say the following Monday, was a day of rest and recovery, but that was far from the truth. The high school friend who had hired me to paint the huge sawblade came by that morning and I needed to also run my husband to the Fire Department where he was working an extra shift and my son to both work and school . . . did I mention that BOTH our truck and my son’s first car, an old Cadillac are broke down. And my youngest son had to have lab work and a Drs. appointment . . .
And then, it was time to plunge full force into the graduation plans. My middle son Dillon, graduated this past weekend and we had a big party at our house on Saturday. Lots of time was spent cleaning and even more cooking. I should just be one of the smart moms who orders a cake and gets plates of pre-made hors d’oeuvres. But I am not! I love having good food for my friends and family and it is important to me to spend the time making a big spread for them. Our carpet is soooo old and yucky. We are saving for new floorings, but until then, it meant a quick dash to Lowes to rent a carpet cleaner. Unfortunately there is only so much we can do to this old carpet, but it did clean it up a bit.
One of the happy parts of the week was getting to finally bring home my wingback chairs from the upholsterer. I had taken them in in February to be reupholstered. I had been paying for it a bit here and there. After The Farm Chicks, I finally had the cash to bring them home. I am so happy with how they turned out. My taste is kind of a mix of farmhouse, colonial and primitive, so classic wingbacks really fit that look. I had purchased these two chairs at a garage sale for $40 for the pair. They are Pennsylvania House which is one of the best brands around. So I knew they would be worth paying for the reupholstery. Plus I loved how they are a bit oversized and have straight legs rather than the curvy legs that are a bit overdone for my farmhouse taste. The color is more of a barn red, but the photos make them look more purple. No purple in these old girls! They look great with our navy leather camelback sofa and loveseat. These were found on Craigslist shortly after we moved here two years ago. They are Thomasville and the set sells for over $5000! I purchased them for $600, so I think I got a pretty amazing deal!
Dillon’s party went great. It was terrible weather . . . tons of rain . . . but the friends and fellowship was wonderful and no one seemed to mind being a bit crowded in our little old house. When you are with people you love and care about, a little crowding just isn’t a problem. We are excited for Dillon and his future. He is very involved with music at the moment and playing with his band, What Wings Once Held. But he plans to study computer programming and I really believe he has a bright future ahead of him. We praise God for our three wonderful sons and celebrate our middle son Dillon this week!