Saturday, March 31, 2012


YEP, new shop,  new place, new name!  Mary P. and I are forming a partnership and opening a shop at 10 Douglas Ave., in a wonderful, old building in the newly renovated downtown area of Elgin, Il. (the store front with the purple, striped awning.) The shop will be called "soulful sparrow", named after the old home that Mary and I renovated last year.  We are very excited about being in on the ground floor of this artsy, downtown area.
Our shop in Century Corners will have it's doors open for the last time on Memorial Day, 2012. We plan on the "soulful sparrow"being open on or about July 4th.  So for the month of June, we will be very busy setting up shop and traveling to England for 2 weeks on a holiday/shopping trip.  We also have a website, etsy site and blog site under construction.
Updates and pictures will follow as they occur.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Am I seeing things?

I ran into Hobby Lobby today and saw a new issue of COUNTRY HOME mag.  What!!!!! Does anyone out there know anything about this?  It says that it is a collectors issue, Spring 2012.  Know what else?  There are almost no ads in it!!!! Of course I had to have it, even though it was $12.99  Haven't looked at it yet as I have been getting ready for the first Kane flea market of the season. I will take it to bed with me tonite as a reward for all my hard work today. HA!

Also, thank you for all the good wishes and prayers that were offered for my husband's recovery.  He is slowly getting better.  You all are so sweet to take the time to comment and send e-mails.  Your concern is touching.  xoxoxoxo