Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Getting ready for the Junk Bonanza

Each day at the shop last week was equivalent to a Christmas open house day – only better! So far this week I have been at the shop on both Monday and Tuesday rearranging and have had shoppers both days. Only two weekends left. My last day open is July 5. I have until the 14th to pack up, clean up and move on.

Then, after catching my breath for a couple of days, I have to get busy creating for the Junk Bonanza that is coming up in September. I am sharing two booths there with friends Sharon, Diane and Janell, better known as the Pfarkle Sisters.

We, along with other Women in Business, have been turning trash into treasure for years. I have sold a few things in my shop, but most of our creations have been donated and then auctioned at our annual Trash to Treasure Auction and Wine Tasting Event to raise money for breast cancer research. There are pictures of last year's auction in a previous post.


The Junk Bonanza will be our first major sale of our rescued, recycled and repurposed creations. Should be fun!!!

As you can see, I’ve been on several search and rescue missions already so I have a garage full of ‘parts’ just waiting to be repurposed into something cool. I have an assortment of chairs and chair parts, doors, shutters, spindles, galvanized cans, bowling pins, fans, wicker, iron and enough miscellaneous other stuff that my car has been parked in the driveway for a couple of months.

I am looking forward to several creative marathons where I spend quality and quantity time with my sander, drill, paint sprayer, hammer, glue, clamps, …..

Just imagine the possibilities! Mark your calendars for Sept 11 – 13. This Junk Bonanza will be awesome!

Our Trash to Treasure Auction is also coming up during Gladiolus Days in August. More on that later!

Marge, the Gran and Junker Extraordinaire!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

For the Waseca gals!

A little slide show of the shop as of Friday morning. I hope this isn't too annoying for you. It just seemed to be the best way for the Waseca gals to see what's in the shop before they drive all the way to St. Charles. Call or email me if there is something you want!

June 08 at Emma's

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Very Busy Week at the Shop!


It's been wild! A lot of smart shoppers are taking advantage of the super bargain prices. I hope to have some current pictures soon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It’s official – my shop is closing on July 5.

That’s only three more weekends. Everything but the furniture will be at least 40% off for the duration. I decided against lowering prices each consecutive week. That is just irritating for customers and it is more work for me.

All candles are buy one, get one free! (The freebie is of equal or lesser value, of course.) That includes the always popular soy candles from Milkhouse Candle Co. Quilts and throws are half price. Prices for furniture and display pieces will also be reduced. Stop in soon while the selection is best! Pictures, pictures, I need new pictures. Tomorrow???

Happy Father’s Day!
Marge -- the Granny

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The word is out!

I haven't mailed my postcards or sent an email to customers yet, but my second customer this morning had already heard that Emma's is moving on. And she wasn't a regular customer. I didn't even know who she was! Then, my sister stopped in and had heard the same at her hair dresser's shop in the neighboring town. Wow, word travels fast! So I had to move quickly too and give my landlord notice that I am leaving before they heard it through the grapevine. That was hard to do. I rent from the VFW and those men have been great landlords. I feel bad about leaving them without a renter.

Tonight I redirected my web site to this blog, so if you came from the web site, welcome!! Everything you ever wanted to know about Emma's Nook & Granny On the Go is right here!

Come visit the shop soon for the best selection and bargains!
Marge, the Gran

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Time for a sale!

By Emma, age 5
Gran says we are movin' on. She said it is time for a new chapter in her book. I didn't even know she was writing a book!

I asked Gran what happens next at the store on Whitewater Avenue, and she said, "Why, a big sale, of course!!" Well, that ought to be fun. People love sales. But most of them will be sad when the shop isn't there anymore. I'll be sad, too. I always liked to visit Gran's store. It has my name! We need to go take some new pictures before the sale starts cuz it's going to look real different when it starts getting empty! Hey, there's a doll with my name, too!!

Making the big announcement

Later this week I have to mail an announcement to my customers that Emma’s Nook & Granny is moving on. That will be hard to do. And harder yet will be talking about it to everyone. I am not looking forward to that at all. But I am excited about being On the Go. I hope my customers are excited, too!

the Gran

Monday, June 9, 2008

Moving On

In November of 2004, I opened my shop just in time for the holiday season. From the beginning, I have been open Thurs – Sat plus several Sundays throughout the year. As much as I love my shop, being tied up every weekend has been a drag. I have felt as though I was missing out on a lot of events.

Then, in early May, my husband had a heart attack followed by triple by-pass surgery the next day. He has made a great recovery for which I am truly thankful. But, over the course of the past few weeks, I have looked closely at our lives from every angle imaginable, re-evaluating priorities. Although not an easy decision to make, Emma’s Nook & Granny is Moving On.

It simply is the right thing to do at this time.

This doesn’t mean there will be no Emma’s Nook & Granny. It just means I am moving on to another phase – one that will find Emma’s Nook & Granny On the Go! You’ll still find me around the area involved in retail (occasional sales), decorating (home consultations) and trash to treasure projects (Junk Bonanza, Women in Business annual charity auction, etc). There just won’t be a shop on Whitewater Avenue. Just check my schedule here for all the details.

Marge, aka the Granny

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Blend of Old and New ....

All the posts from my old blog have now been moved here. Hurray! Glad to have that job behind me.

Now I am ready to start fresh with a whole new blog to correspond with my newest adventure. What's that, you ask? Stay tuned -- this will be interesting!

Marge, the Granny

POSTS FROM MY OLD BLOG....

Date: 12/18/2007
Christmas is next week and I haven't even uploaded the holiday pictures of the shop! I am sorry if you have been waiting to see Christmas at Emma's. So, without further ado, I'll get some of those pictures online.
Marge, the Gran





October Update

Date: 10/12/2007
October is flying by. It's already the 12th!! Just happens to be our 33rd wedding anniversary. What a wonderful day!

So far our 'awareness events' have been very successful and a lot of fun. A whole lot of ladies went home from the Victorian Lace Tea Room with new to them purses earlier this week. Katie Zahasky from Mayo's oncology department gave us a lot of good information, including the latest on new breast cancer treatments and options.

Woo-hoo Wednesday was fun once again. We had sugar cookies from the local bakery, each with a pink awareness ribbon for a treat. Barb Rasmussen of From the Heart Boutique provided a nice basket of goodies as a door prize. The winner was selected from the names of those who attended the Diva Purse Party the previous night and from those who came to Emma's for Woo-hoo Wednesday. Mary Babcock of St. Charles was the winner. Congrats Mary!

Yesterday, several of us went to Aspasia for our pink hair extensions. I really like mine and may have to get a red one for the upcoming holidays!

The Bosom Buddies of St. Charles have raised a couple hundred dollars so far. Not a lot of money, but our focus right now is on awareness. So if we can prompt a few women to do monthly self exams, have a checkup and get mammograms, that will be good. Until there is a cure, it is all about EARLY DETECTION. So don't delay -- make that appointment today!!
Marge

Autumn in the shop

Bosom Buddies of St. Charles

Date: 10/03/2007
Please donate to the fight to end breast cancer by going Passionately Pink for the Cure™ on Wednesday, October 10.

Join our team, the “Bosom Buddies of St. Charles,” by making a donation of $5 or more to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, then wear pink on our Passionately Pink for the Cure day to show your support and promote awareness.

Donations to our fund raising team can be made at Emma’s Nook & Granny, 939 Whitewater Ave., St. Charles. Donors will receive a Passionately Pink for the Cure pin and a personalized pink thank you in Emma’s front window.

If you prefer, you my donate online any time. Just click "Bosom Buddies of St. Charles."

Be sure to stop at Emma’s Nook & Granny to pick up your Passionately Pink for the Cure pin. Let’s see if we can cover the windows in pink to help end this disease!

Let's Change our Clothes...and the World by going
Passionately Pink for the Cure on October 10.
Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!
Marge

October Events in St. Charles

Date: 10/01/2007
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The St. Charles Women in Business, now better known as the Bosom Buddies, have a variety of events planned during the month to promote awareness of breast cancer. By doing so, we encourage routine mammograms which lead to early detection and that means a greater chance of years of survival. Events actually kick off on the last Friday of September. Join us for any or all of these events.

Friday, September 28, 2007
Fine’ Friday at GG’s Hava Java/Gatherings & Gifts 7:00-9:00 pm. Music by The Bandanas. Artist Showcase: “Pictured in Pink” and Breast Cancer Survivor Reception.

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2007
Think PINK Mondays. Wear PINK for awareness.

Thursday, October 4, 2007
“Tea & Breast Health” & Tea Tasting at Victorian Lace Inn & Tea Room, 1:30-3:00 pm. $5. Call 507-932-4496 for reservations.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Diva Purse Party at Victorian Lace Inn, 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission is $10 and a new or gently used purse. ($5 for dessert and $5 for membership into Bosom Buddies of St. Charles, a Passionately Pink for the Cure team.) Guest speaker Katie Zahasky, Mayo Oncology Nurse Practitioner.*

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Woo-Hoo Wednesday at Emma’s Nook & Granny, 9:00 am til 8:00 pm. Join our Passionately Pink for the Cure team, "Bosom Buddies of St. Charles," by making a $5 donation or by purchasing a breast cancer awareness candle, then wear pink on October 10. Door prize courtesy of From the Heart.

Friday, October 12, 2007
Gloria’s Secret at Aspasia Salon Spa Boutique. In memory of stylist, Gloria Biehn. 5:00-8:00 pm. Pink polish, pink hair extensions, chair massages with rose water, and tee shirts. Part of the evening’s proceeds will work for the cure. For more info call 932-3966.

Saturday, October 13, 2007
“Finish Line for Bust” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run with 8:00 am registration at The White Rose Bridal and Formal Wear parking lot (the old catholic church). Cherry ribbon bagels for participants donated by Panera. 9:00 am race. Route to be determined. Cost is $15, tee shirt included. Call Laura at 507-932-Gift(4438) for more info.*

Thursday, October 18, 2007 Trash to Treasure Workshop 5:00-8:00 pm. Come help work on projects for the 2008 Trash to Treasure Auction. Sign-in at Gatherings & Gifts or Victorian Lace Inn. Door prize courtesy of From the Heart. Questions? Call 932-Gift(4438).

Saturday, October 20, 2007
Tastefully Simple with consultant Marcia Schultz at Gatherings & Gifts, 9:00 am. Proceeds donated to breast cancer research and matched by Tastefully Simple.

Saturday, October 20, 2007
Trash to Treasure Workshop at Victorian Lace Inn and Gatherings & Gifts, 9:00-noon. Door prize courtesy of From the Heart.

Sunday, October 21, 2007
Live Music by The Fabulous Baloney Skins @ Gatherings & Gifts 4:00-6:00 pm.
This group is a compilation of some of the finest musicians in the La Crosse area. A "must hear!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Stampin’ Up and Beaded Bracelet at Gatherings & Gifts, 5:00-8:00 pm.

Create a pink card for the cure. $1 per card includes a breast cancer stamp. Better yet, make two and donate one to the 2008 Trash to Treasure Auction. Stampin’ Up consultant Kathy Littlefield will provide supplies and have other cards available.*

Bead a breast cancer awareness bracelet for $5 with our jewelry designer, Marcie Mix of Marcie Jane Designs.*

Friday, October 26, 2007 Fine’ Friday at GG’s Hava Java/Gatherings & Gifts, 7:00 –9:00 pm. Music by guitarist, Greg Gall & Friends. Tip jars donated to finding the cure.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 Diva Day at the Plummer House 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. A day of relaxation, working for the cure, great demonstrations, and classes. Register by calling 507-932-Gift(4438).

* Reservations are not necessary for these events, but for planning purposes, it would help if you let us know if you plan to attend.
Marge

Front & Center!!

Date: 9/28/2007
Well, we did it. Sharon, Laura and I were on the front page of the Rochester Post Bulletin last night. Woo-hoo!!! Check out the front page article at
"Cancer survivors poke fun at a serious illness."

There's also another story, more pictures and audio interviews with each of us.
"Cancer survivors are feeling in the pink."

We have a lot of events planned in St. Charles for the upcoming breast cancer awareness month. Our goal is to have a little fun, socialize with our old and new friends, and maybe in the process, some woman will be prompted to get that mammogram she has been putting off.

And that's the whole point of all of this. Until there is a cure, early detection is so important. So we keep trying to raise awareness and raise funds. One out of eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US. So PLEASE ladies, make an appointment for yourself for that mammogram that you have been putting off for whatever reason. It could save your life.

Marge, the survuvor
5-years and counting

PS Research leads to new drugs and better treatment options, and hopefully someday soon, a cure. Until then, we need to keep our congress people funding programs for women who can't afford mammograms, and to make treatment available to all, no matter what their income is. Somewhere years ago, someone helped raise the funding that provided for the research that led to my treatment. I just want to do the same for someone else. If you want to help, go to my Bosom Buddy page and join our team. Women everywhere will be grateful.

Flood Aftermath

Date: 9/5/2007
I had an occasion to visit Rushford yesterday. This is my home town that was devastated by flooding that hit SE Minnesota on August 19. It was heartbreaking just driving through town. Hard to describe, too. So many people lost everything they own. Some houses are salvageable but will have to be stripped down to the stud walls and rebuilt from there. Others are a total loss and will be torn down. Downtown businesses are struggling to get up and running again, too. Some never will.

Homes that weren't flooded still are without usable running water, but electricity and phone service have been restored. There is a staggering amount of work to be done.

On the bright side, school opened for the year yesterday, right on time. Life goes on. People cope. Amazing.
Marge

Granny's in the paper!

Date: 9/28/2007
My granny was on the front page of the Rochester Post Bulletin last night!

It has something to do with being aware of breast cancer. I don't know what any of that means, but I know it is important to granny. And her friends, too.
Emma Grace

T 2 T Auction



Date: 9/2/2007


4th Annual Trash to Treasure Auction a Resounding Success

The sun was shining and a light breeze was blowing as guests arrived early last Friday evening for good wine, good music and fund raising for a good cause. The scene was the south lawn of the Victorian Lace Inn on Whitewater Avenue where a great crowd was gathering for the 4th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting Event. The Bandanas, better known to some as the Henry sisters (Rosie, Barb & Bev), were singing with their unique blend of harmony, and for a few hours, all present would enjoy the camaraderie of the evening while raising money to support breast cancer research.

Sharon Vreeman, proprietress of the Victorian Lace Inn and Tea Room, once again donated the use of her establishment to the St. Charles Women in Business, originators and sponsors of the event. Jan Nessler of Good Sport Liquor provided and served several varieties of wine for guests to sample. There were two dozen or so new items donated by local businesses and individuals for the silent auction that was to take place throughout the evening. And the south lawn of the inn was filled with trash to treasure creations for the live auction scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

The Trash to Treasure Charity Auction was conceived four years ago when the Women in Business wanted a way to donate to charity as a group. That year, the theme for Gladiolus Days was “Doors to the Past, Windows to the Future.” With abundant creativity and a knack for trash to treasure projects, it seemed appropriate to the women to take discarded doors and windows and give them new life. The women invited their customers and clients to do the same and the Trash to Treasure Auction was born.

The first year the auction was held after the Sunday parade. The women were pleased with the number of items donated and the funds raised, but, as one member stated, “That first year we pretty much bought each other’s projects.” But they raised enough money to cover expenses and still donate to two charities. In an effort to increase attendance and raise more money, the event was moved to Friday evening and wine tasting was added.

Knowing they personally have more time to give than money, these St. Charles business women spend countless hours preparing for the annual auction by turning trash into treasure. They recycle, repurpose, reinvent and reuse items others have discarded, turning end tables and beds into benches, windows and screens into wall art, jeans and sweaters into purses, chairs without seats and ladders with missing rungs into planters. You name it they can make something of it. They have now chosen to support breast cancer research as “their cause” by donating funds raised to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

For that reason, on that beautiful August evening, after the guests had sampled the wines and enjoyed the sounds of the Bandanas, Marge Utley, owner of Emma’s Nook & Granny, welcomed the gathered crowd on behalf of the Women in Business and made an impassioned plea for wild and outrageous bids, stating the auction wasn’t about getting something for a bargain, but rather was a fun way to make a donation to breast cancer research, noting that several women present wouldn’t be there had it not been for advances in medical research. “Bid with abandon. Bid on stuff even if you don’t want it. Just leave it here and we’ll sell it again next year,” urged Utley.

Before turning the microphone over to Glenn Mueller, volunteer auctioneer for the fourth year, Utley closed with the plea, “Please, open your hearts, open your wallets and donate by bidding outrageously on our treasures. Because, really, it’s all about the cure.”

The 2 ½ hour auction that ensued was lively and boisterous, as bidders tried to outdo each other, amidst hoots and hollers of encouragement from the crowd. “Designed and donated by the Pfarkle Sisters” (a/k/a Sharon Vreeman and her sisters Diane Perry and Janell Kraut) was heard often as one item after another made by the sisters went up for bids. Numerous other treasures were created by Utley, her sister Annette Skrukrud, a new area resident, as well as Laura Kirby and her crew at Gatherings & Gifts and GG’s Hava Java. Kirby, who is well-known for turning “nothing into something,” assisted the auctioneer by keeping track of sales as she encouraged bidders, tongue in cheek, by telling them how much more they would have to pay for the items in her shop if she won the bid.

Lively bidding wars erupted over several items including a bench made from a bed and high chair with a floral arrangement. Wilma Sheely’s quart jar of pickles, an audience favorite for the fourth year, added $60.00 to the accumulating research funds.

By the time treasures were loaded into vehicles to go to new homes, darkness had fallen. Jay Palmer and Ann Lichliter, residents of St. Charles for a just a few weeks, walked to the event, having no real idea of what to expect. By evenings’ end they had purchased a few treasures and made some new friends, including Ron Utley who volunteered to deliver their purchases.

The Women in Business once again conducted a successful fund raiser for breast cancer research. The live and silent auctions, combined with various other cash donations such as Lib Lommen’s garage sale proceeds, currently stand at a little over $5,200.00, exceeding last year’s total by well over $1,700.

Look for these ambitious and generous women to sponsor another auction during Gladiolus Days next year. As more people find out about the charity auction and learn what “trash to treasure” is all about, the Women in Business hope to draw an even larger crowd and raise more money to help fund breast cancer research. As one survivor put it, “One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is way too many women. We have to help find a cure. Fast.”

If you would like to donate to breast cancer research with the St. Charles Women in Business, contact Sharon Vreeman at the Victorian Lace Inn at 1512 Whitewater Avenue or call her at 932-4496.

A huge gathering of "Befores"


Ironing board

Garden chairs

Step stool, planters

Pink vanity, lamp, chairs

Snowman window screen


Poppies

Sunflower chair
Fall screen

Shutter table

Trash to Treasure Auction

Date: 9/1/2007
Our Trash to Treasure Auction raised $5,200 this year! Wow, we (St. Charles Women in Business) have come a long way in 4 short years.

This all started four years ago when we wanted to donate to a charity as a group. Since several of us liked trash to treasure projects, we decided to recycle, reuse and repurpose some 'junk' and hold an auction to raise money. We donate our money to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

Our Trash to Treasure Auction and Wine Tasting Event, held during Gladiolus Days the last week in August, has become quite popular. Look for it again next year!
Marge, the Gran and creator of Treasure from Trash!

More Glad Days Events

Date: 8/16/2007
Here's a partial list of events scheduled throughout Gladiolus Days.
golf, men's softball and mixed volleyball tournaments
3k walk/run and Markie fun run
skate park competition (bikes & boards) and disc golf tournament
farmers' market, craft and flea market and city-wide rummage sales
chess and checkers tournament
mud bog, bucket brigade contest, kiss the pig contest
Scott Hansen Comedy Gallery
Prairie Fire Children's Theater presentation of Peter Pan
street dances, teen dance, youth talent showcase and youth bands
grand parade and last but not least
4th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting Event

Glad Days & Trash to Treasure Auction

Date: 8/9/2007
Gladiolus Days is the annual celebration held each year by the city of St. Charles. This years’ celebration is Aug 21-26 with the theme, “St. Charles … Gateway to Whitewater,” in reference to beautiful nearby Whitewater State Park.

Events during Glad Days include a 10k run, street dances, craft show and flea market and a car show, culminating with the grand parade on Sunday. But the biggest event in town is the

4th Annual Trash to Treasure Charity Auction and Wine Tasting Event sponsored by the St. Charles Women in Business. It all takes place Friday evening, August 24th pm under the big white tent on the south lawn of the Victorian Lace Inn at 1512 Whitewater Avenue, St. Charles, MN. Wine Tasting & Appetizers begin at 4:30 ($10 donation, please) with music by the Bandanas. The live auction begins at 6:00. There is also a silent auction of items donated by area individuals and businesses that runs throughout the evening.

We Women in Business are very resourceful. We have curbside shopping down to an art. We can find “potential treasures” in a $1.00 box of junk purchased at an auction. So, after hours of work turning other peoples’ cast-offs, junk and trash into something beautiful and useful, we can relax, have fun with friends and neighbors, enjoy a little wine and raise money for a most worthy cause.

Everyone has a great time at the event, even Glenn, the auctioneer. Our silent auction has seen a quart jar of pickles sell for $35. Bidding wars have erupted over items such as a garden bench and a floral arrangement in an old watering can. We hope to raise even more money this year for breast cancer research and with your help we can do it. Please come, socialize with friends and bid like you have never bid before!

Marge, the Granny and maker of Treasures from Trash!

Glad to be in Chucktown

Date: 8/4/2007
My granny says it's going to be Glad Days in Chucktown soon. I think you should be glad to be in Chucktown everyday!

Chucktown is what granny sometimes calls St. Charles -- or even Chuckyville. I like those names. St. Charles is so grownup sounding, but Chuck is what you would call your friend. And St. Charles is like that -- your friend.
Emma, age 4

More Woo-Hoo News!

Date: 8/3/2007
A couple of days ago I received a shipment of fridge magnets and small signs that are just so-ooo cute! You will either laugh out loud or get a lump in your throat reading them. For example:

"I laughed so hard the tears ran down my leg."

"So far today, God, I've been all right. I haven't been grumpy, nasty or selfish. But in a few minutes I'm going to get out of bed and from then on I'm going to need your help."

"A friend is someone who listens when you speak, laughs when you laugh and holds your hand when you cry."

These are great quality products made by a family business in Wisconsin. Pat, the artist and designer, is making me some small signs with a breast cancer awareness-related phrase that will be donated to the Trash to Treasure Auction (more on that in a different post). Awesome.

So this Woo-Hoo Wednesday, come shop, read, laugh!
Marge

Woo-Hoo Wednesday is August 8th!

Date: 7/27/2007
It has been so hot and humid here the last several days and I am soooooo ready for fall! I wasn’t going to do fall in my shop for a few more weeks, but maybe if I do it now, it will feel cooler out there. So, new merchandise debut for this Woo-Hoo Wednesday will include some really cool fall stuff. I have big round metal hand-painted wall art, several different styles and sizes of pumpkins, prints for your walls and some beauteous fall florals. But that’s not all.

The major attraction of this Woo-Hoo Wednesday is a trunk show by yarn artist Annette Skrukrud.

She (and dh Arnie) recently returned to her home state of Minnesota after spending her entire adult career as wife of one, mom of two, nanna of four and RN to many in Wisconsin. (Sick people in Eau Claire are missing her even as we speak.) Annette will show you her glorious hand-knit and knit/felted creations which include afghans, scarves, handbags, totes, chickens and sheep. Yup, that’s right, farm animals. I can write three more paragraphs about felted bags, but you really should just come and see them. Oh ya, there’s even a purple hedgehog in the barn yard!

Please come to Woo-Hoo Wednesday for good treats, great new merchandise, a fab trunk show and to welcome former cheesehead my favorite sister Annette back to the great state of Minnesota. We promise you’ll have a Woo-Hoo Wednesday!
Marge, the Granny

Too hot to move furniture

Date: 7/18/2007

A large pine hutch went off to a new home the other day, necessitating some furniture rearranging. It was too hot to be moving much furniture, but I was on a roll and did a major rearrange anyway. It's surprising what one little gran can do by herself with a hand truck and those gizzies that make furniture slide easily! And I had a nice new look in time for Crazy Days on Thursday!
Marge, the Granny


Gran's Cottage

Date: 7/12/2007

I've been busy adding to the new cottage area here in the Nook. My cottage-shabby chic area had disappeared over the course of the last year or so and it was time to bring it back. Come see the new fou-fou area with "girly stuff" in soft, soothing colors.
Marge, the Gran


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