Dust off the Christmas LPs…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main, Mind Wanderings, Sale! at 3:13 am by carrie

I actually am the proud owner of some CDs made from obscure, awesome old records with songs such as “Jingle Bones” and the Partridge family singing “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”. Thank you Susan… helping to make the holiday season less dull for those in the thick of it… with needle popping and scratching, too! yay!

I’m beat. These last few weeks have been trying for this entrepreneur ;) Our 5th Christmas. Wow. Fast. I don’t have any pictures of our first Christmas, for some reason. I vaguely remember the tree in the window, but pictures? They have to be somewhere.

A third person asked me about franchising again today… my first instinct is to quizzically ask “how come?” I tend to lump owning a store into “working”. You know, a job. I guess the only difference is my coffee breaks are a bit spaced out but I still dislike my boss ;) hehe.

So, I turned in the Holiday postcard at 4:35 am the other day… fingers crossed I’ll get them on Monday or Tuesday, but no guarantees. So, I’ll make the announcement here and in some emails later on…

Click on each image to see a larger image… so you can actually read it :)

And more pictures of the store :) Here’s our mantel window… It looks great at night!
These colors are so happy!
The happy little Christmas chandelier… everyone should do this at home! As of this evening, all those ornaments have been sold! Glad I got a picture when I did!

That’s what half of the store looks like when I run out into traffic!

A blurry shot of the turquoise you-wouldn’t-normally-have-this-at-home tree!
The pink and red pig tree and friends…
Happy little snowmen made of, what looks like, old sweaters and socks!
Jennifer Murphy’s little mousey in a stocking… “There’s no coal in YOUR stocking!” Too cute!
The Nicol Sayre corner…
Pastel wonderland…

Wow, that’s a lot of stuff

Christmas 2005

I can sort of see how the holidays are getting more and more overwhelming… the above was my “main” Christmas area in 2005… a little sparce compared to the way I smash it in these days :) I couldn’t imagine it any other way, though.

I keep promising a giveaway. It keeps getting away from me, I apologize. Also, my website is all Halloween-ed out. I’ll get to changing that, too.

In the world of crafting and creating… I got the bug to make soap and bath goodies today. I haven’t wanted to make bath stuff in years… I mean, had the desire to make stuff. It was quite strange. I feel like Goldilocks and the three cosmetic companies… this one is too expensive, this one has terrible packaging and this one is just right… but they won’t email me back! So… guess I’ll whip it up myself! ;) We’ll see… so many things a-brewin’!

What are you all up to next week? Turkey? Shopping? Crafting? Rocking back and forth in a corner wishing it was still June? ;) I don’t know anyone who absolutely hates the holidays, but I know that I really wish my Arbor Day celebration idea would catch on… I rarely show up for Thanksgiving anymore and Christmas is a sleepy blur… Arbor Day… April 27th… would be perfect!! Who’s with me??!?


  1. Graycee said,

    November 18, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Love the postcard and the store looks great! You did do a ‘frogger’ on Foothill . . . brave. :-)

  2. Denise Fontaine said,

    November 18, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Looove the pink! Denise

  3. julie said,

    November 18, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    i just found your blog and i LOVE it! Beautiful!!! it made my day! i want to come in but i live in Florida. Keep posting pix! i will be checking everyday! Julie

  4. Colleen Gallagher said,

    November 19, 2007 at 10:50 am

    OMG Carrie, how can you bear to leave that place at night? Its just so beatuiful, you do such a wonderful job, and your shop pictures are always a highlight to my day!

  5. Carrie said,

    November 19, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Oh my goodness. Your store is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!~ Oh how I wish I lived near you!!!!! I’ve read almost every post! The pictures are Fantastic!!!!! I love picture filled blogs like yours! (they are hard to come by)! Keep posting! I’ll be visiting all the time! Take care!

  6. Carrie said,

    November 21, 2007 at 10:37 pm


  7. Heidi Woodruff said,

    November 28, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    I just got my postcard from you in the mail! Delightful, but even more delightful are all the pictures you’ve posted here! Lovely! I can hear the sound of the old vintage records, smell the cinnamon candles, and feel the air of Christmas…all from your blog! (Funny you mentioned making CD’s from old records, I just pulled my OLD LP’s to have a friend make my Christmas records into CD’s! They’re just too good to be forgotten, scratches included!)

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