Monday, October 16, 2017

Hello friends!
Well I am HOME . It really feels good too. Starting to feel finally like myself again. After the China trip and then back too Maine I have to say it was all a great ride but this home girl is so happy to be home and snuggling with the pups and getting my nose back to the grindstone and giving my shop Vintiques some much needed loving. One day last week I spent the whole day in the kitchen preparing meals for a family member who is recovering from a surgery. It felt so good. I truly do love this old farmstead. Putting the house back to some kind of order feels really good too. Trying hard to not be overwhelmed by my to do list. With all the wonderful travel it's now time to pay the piper haha!

It seems fall is upon us. Over the summer we purchased another fixer upper. It really is little more then a shell at the moment. Another tiny one/two bedroom cottage. However it has the sweetest large lots of the whole village. I hope to utilize it to show off a little of our talents in putting together a nice place to live without breaking the bank. I will also try to utilize instagram a little more with this house.

We received great news a while back that we will be installing standing seam metal roofing on this old farmhouse in November. The silver insurance lining in the storm damage that brought down my huge old trees.

The airbnb is really a blessing and kept me afloat financially with Vintiques having a slow summer.
It seems time for Vintiques to step up and the airbnb to slow down a bit. I am so very thankful for both ventures. I'd love to show you more incredible pictures from China and Maine but that will have to wait..... till I can manage blogger better.
Thank you for reading this old blog if you are!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Life please slow down!

Hello friends.
Here I am I don't know what day it is or what time? Jet lag is real. And so is this nasty cold I picked up somewhere.
Sooooo China was truly wonderful our guide was a blessing and a new friend.
Wills work went amazingly smooth and we were able to see the Great Wall part of the forbidden the center of Beijing and just amazing china itself. Upon coming home we did a whirlwind apple festival in our tiny town where the shop is. It's blazing hot and we are both sick as I mentioned. Not sure if it's the menopause, insomnia or jet lag insomnia or just plan I'm exhausted and can't sleep.
However I knew this maybe the case and scheduled in a few days of nothing this week. And Sunday I leave for Maine with my bff. She has not been with me to my secret hiding place so I am really looking forward to that and just the peacefulness of Maine.
My pup lucky is really suffering from a flea allergy it's the worst it's been in years.
But all in all life is really good and seems to be going faster and faster.
Two young cats have shown up at the doorstep right before we left. They are too sweet but won't let me touch them. What a mystery how does this even happen.
So if your reading this....thank you.
I am seriously going to try to find out about blogging better and more about the computer and how to do more. It's very good for your brain to learn new things right?
And so now I. Must go take Bella for a walk as he demands this, this time of the evening.
Good for her....great for me.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More Maine and other stuff...

Wow.... hello friends seems like I can only really blog without pictures. Maybe one day I will learn all the Ins and outs..... maybe not. So here's what's happening here. Maine was awesome. The drive there and back with doggies was in uneventful but way long. The dogs were great and good company. I was able to stay for the longest time yet. Will was able to join me by flying in and out.
 It was super relaxing. So much going on. Kelsey and I was able to take Vintiques on the road with a show in Indianapolis before I went to Maine. Seems shops in our area slow way down in the summer. But good thing is the airbnb at Hannah's creek farm is going way better than I ever thought it would!
So that has been an unexpected blessing. The workshops continue to do well only monthly though. And the big upcoming news is.... I get to go to...... china! 
Here in a couple weeks. Will is going to go for work and I get to go with him. We will be back just in time for apple fest. Then I will fly back to Maine for a short week..... then it will be shop time flat out till the new year. And that folks is what is happening here.

Maine.....and more.

So this is a great little beach close to our little cabin.

This is me! Lucky and Bella at the top of a look out,after the hike up.

Our little cabin I was trying to paint but discovered a wasp nest and had to stop.

A new little decor for the entry way. 

Tiny bedroom. Still dealing with my inability to use blogger. Ugh. So I guess that's all for now.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Well the worst of the worst..... not really but still worst has happened here on the farm......
The trees a good bit of 2 of them came crashing down.... not on the house...... while me and the doggies were huddled in the basement. Probably due to the fact everything is water logged. So much rain no chance to really dry out. You don't realize how long something is till it's down at eye level. They took out a good bit of fence. And one gate and the power line ro the house. Trapping us for just a while. Will cut some large logs and a neighbor moved some with his tractor.
It really is huge.
I'll take more pictures soon. It breaks my soul. But we will plant some more trees come fall.

This weekend promises to be a fun learning experiment. As Vintiques ( my tiny shop) is doing our first big show in Indy. Indiana landmarks treasure hunt.
I am hoping to move everything I can from the shop. And sell it to start fresh collection for fall. 
The airbnb is going well.
And hopefully next week I'll be traveling with the pups to Maine for some OCEAN time.
Well I must be off. Hope you are well where you are!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lil pink camper

A better view! From the previous post! A sweet little retreat to spend some time napping or reading!

Hope where ever you are you are having a peaceful summer so far!
Cleaning up, cleaning out....
So the last two days here in ce
ntral Indiana have really been very beautiful. I thought I really should do a task or two that I've been putting off. Before the heat returns. And I got two goals done. One there is a milk house that sits right on our front drive right in front of the barn. It was full of crap.... that's putting it nicely ..... got it all emptied and hauled off to the county dump! Yay me. Two I have a 1964 travel trailer.... yes one of those that you see all "glamped" up! It's a looker on the inside sweet as can be. But the outside well it's "original ". However over the last several years we have used it as a pool house dressing room, playhouse for the kids. And they adore it. Also storage for old pillows, blankets, books, camping gear.... and by the looks of it anything else we could cram in there! Well I got it all cleaned out too! Again yay me.

You see the last few years has been one of shop, shop, shop.... and I don't mean shopping! We've been so busy getting the shop aka business ready that lots of other things have gone undone or neglected. And when you own a vintage business you have to have somewhere to store the vintage. That would be the garage and barn. Slowly getting to those areas. And then there is the grass,weeds, fields that the never ending rain has provided us with such lush greenness!