Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
This guy has a funky "anthropology" look going on. Combined with the chippy blue brick, it looks good!! So my newst fling is BURLAP!! My cabinet curtains are burlap, pillows covered in burlap, and now I'm putting it on old frames!
This is one of our new vendors....her booth is called "Jess ShAbby"....and it is the perfect "Rachel Ashwell" girlie shabbiness!!! Complete with White, lace, and darling handmade lampshades.....she has rocking it out marvelously!! Janna and I are so excited to have any offical shabby dealer!
The "Log Cabin" is beautiful and ready to welcome the fall season. This will forever be one of my favorite booths!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
First picture on the left are the row houses of Philadelphia.....they are everywhere on the Art Museum side!
The picture on the right is Philly at night....it is beautiful!!
This is The Reading Terminal Station....it used to be a train terminal, but now it is used for merchants to see their goods. The Amish come on Wednesdays and sell their baked goods --- and let me just say, they have the BEST Philly Cheesecake and Pretzels!!!!! If you're ever in Philadelphia, the Reading Terminal is a must!
This is the FIRST church of America!! The lead glass in the windows is still perfect. They still have Sunday services here to this day.
Ok.....moving on to the Amish Country......
The auction was fun...even though all I bought was a set of canisters :)
That's all for now......more post to come soon. Try to stay cool.....its suppose to hit 100 here in NC this weekend......Lord help us!!!!! Even though I do work in a "mill".....I'm so glad we have AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!
May you rest in the peace of knowing that in Him, you have everything.
Monday, July 19, 2010
So yes.....I turned 21! I don't feel any different....I just like the fact that I can say "yes, I am 21" :). My parents gave me a orchid for my birthday...one that I got to go to Campbells Greenhouse in Charlotte and pick out the very one I wanted. I am treating it like its my baby!! I have wanted a orchid for the past couple of years. I don't know why, because I have no desire to have a green thumb! But I love this beautiful flower. I want to take care of it so I can wear one of the blooms in my hair on my wedding day.....one fine day. Pictures coming soon.
The last week of June, I went with my parents and younger brother and sister to PA....first Philadelphia, then the beloved Lancaster Country. The trip was everything I hoped and more! We stayed in a old farmhouse right in the heart of the Amish community.......and let me say, this home was my dream home! One day if I come across a old farmhouse that can be renovated, I will have the time of my life (I think:)!! You give me some ol'e wide plank floors and chippy paint with a barn in the yard, and you've made me a happy woman!! There was only one down side to the trip.....there was a Amish Auction going on, and guess who didn't have a truck ---- ME!!!! Renting a UHaul would have been ridiculously expensive. So I painfully watched some of the most fabulous chippy pieces ever go up for auction!!!! I do have pictures, which I will post in the next couple of days. On the other hand, it was nice not having the pressure and exhausting drive to buy. Sometimes just browsing is nice. Philadelphia was awesome. I love love love that city!! We rode the subway, which was scary and exhilarating all at the same time. As long as I kept "the taking of Pelham 123" off my mind, I was good!
This past week, I went to the Beach with a group of my closest and dearest friends. It was perfect. The weather, the house, the beach, everything. My hair lightened and I did get burnt, I learned you cannot try to hop off a golf cart when its moving, how to not wash dishes for a week, and how much I love goat milk soap (thanks Meg :)!!!!
But now I'm back. Janna at The Depot didn't think it was funny when I said I needed one more week!! Haha. I am back and ready to get back to work! I do enjoy my job so much :)
Needless to say, there hasn't been much junkin' going on. I am getting back in the grove, though. I will go shopping and change everything up. Lately I have been running into the problem of KEEPING everything I buy. The other morning I was rearranging my room at 7am and taking stuff out of my apartment to put in my booth! I go through spells like that, where I just want SIMPLICITY! That's hard to keep when you're a dealer AND work full time at a Antique Mall!! I love it, though!!
I'm sorry for the long update.....I hope it wasn't too boring. It is 11:56pm, and I am listening to Mark Mathis. I love his music.....two other guys I love to listen to, just in case you we're wondering :).....Jacob Early and Josh Baldwin!!
I promise, I promise, pictures will be up by the weekend. I'm gonna get some shut eye so I can wake up early and spend some time with my King before I head off to the Mill. I am so glad its not a "mill" anymore!!! If you haven't got to swing in The Depot, you've gotta come and see us! New stuff comes in literally everyday. With 400+ booths, you cannot see it in at once. Stop by and tell Janna and me "HI!"
With blessings and peace to you in the Father's love for you....good night everyone.
Favorite Quote from my trip........"He who laughs last thinks slowest!!!" HaHaHa
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tonight I am snuggled in a recliner, watching a dvd called “In the Footsteps of Jesus”. It is amazing what movies and songs can do to our hearts. It can stir up things in us, for the good or bad. This one thing has been going over and over in my mind...and it is changing my heart.
Picture this: Jesus is walking on a hot day down a dusty road in Jerusalem. Here comes a leper – a leper, guys. A man who is shunned from the public, deemed filthy to everyone around him, cursed by man. In his desperation,....he cries out to Jesus. Yes, he knew he could be turned away and feel the bitter rejection he has felt all of his life once again....but, what did he have to loose?!
Let me say this – I think we take this story too lightly. This man was a leper. I looked up leprosy in the dictionary, trying to understand the full meaning of it. This is a disease of the skin and the nerves...causing the skin to literally rot and the nerves to be shot with pain. Back then lepers could not be in public because the disease was so deadly and disgusting. When people spotted a leper, the covered their mouths and ran far away.
Back to the story. So here is this leper, screaming “Lord, if You are willing to help a man like me, please help me!! I know You can make me clean! Are You willing?” he cries. Jesus stops dead in His tracks......His heart oozing with compassion for this poor, pitiful man. He begins to walk toward him. The people with Jesus are terrified, but watch intently to see what in the world Jesus was doing moving toward him. Jesus gets down on His knees on the dusty ground, getting face to face with this filthy man whose skin smells rancid. He loving touches the man, looks deep into his eyes and says “I am willing! Be clean!” Just like that.....the man is healed. He came to Jesus, exposed, vulnerable, desperate, without reservation. He came ---- shame and despair, humiliation and scorn and was in return granted full healing and love forevermore!. He came to Jesus, God in human form, and fell before Him, pleading for His help. And his hearts desire was granted to him--- just like that!
This is the reality that is burning on my heart tonight: Jesus is the same today as He was way back then. He held this man in his filth and cleansed it all away......all the pain – gone.....all the hopelessness – no more....all the rejection – vanished......all the ugliness – now made beautiful. Just like that. Why?! Because the man came to Jesus just as he was. He didn't “clean up” first. He couldn't!
That is how He is with you. He doesn't want you to get yourself together and then come to Him. NO! He wants you to RUN TO HIM with tears running down your face, covered in dirt and say “God, I need YOU!”
This man Jesus is not a man Who was here years and years ago and now just sits up in heaven. He is real and tangible to anyone who will reach out and grab the hem of His rob. He is staring at you, longing for your eyes to lock with His. I'm telling you, once you look into those eyes of love, you will never be the same! His eyes look though all the hurt all the anger all the rejection all the disappointments. He can see through your mask. Dirt and grime.....He thinks you are perfect. In one second everything will change. That is how Jesus is. I pray that you will come to know the real Him today. I want to know His heart fully. I want to see the different sides of His face. I want you to, as well. I am praying that the reality of Who He is for YOU TODAY will penetrate every fiber
of your being today, whoever you are, wherever you are.
I'm sorry if I've rattled on too much! I hope this wasn't too scattered. I pray it causes you to see that you are loved and wanted by Jesus.......God Almighty. He wants you. He loves you.....just the way you are, right now.....mess and all :) Now that's something to smile about!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Oh my goodness...I cannot believe it has been a WHOLE MONTH since I have done a blog post! I know, its bad. I promise, I will try harder :).
Nothing new has been done in my booth. I might go and do a little junkin before I come in tomorrow. We shall see.
May we all come this place, in Jesus Name.