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If you follow my blog, you must have known about my former classmate from college whose 28 year old son, Patrick, passed away so suddenly while asleep in bed on July 15th, 2010. It was very, very hard for the family to accept and they are still trying to cope. Patrick left behind a 3 year old daughter and a wife who was 8 months pregnant.
On Aug. 19th, his wife gave birth to a baby girl. I hear she has her daddy's eyes. It is sad to think that the baby will never get to meet her dad although I believe that her dad will always be watching over her. This is truly a miracle because the precious baby girl is giving a lot of joy and hope to the whole family. I know through her, they can begin to cope with the loss and start healing. It's a new beginning!
I am also linking with Laurie for A Few of My favorite Things at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/
and Metamorphosis Monday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
You might have heard that I opened a shop downtown where the antique shops are. It is now my favorite project.
This is how it looked like before I rented it.
Since most of the items I sell are used, I am also linking with Debbie for Garage Salen at http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
I had it painted yellow called Bee's Wax from Sherwin Williams.
I started stocking up the shelves on Tuesday and by the next day, Wednesday, I already recovered my rent money. Needless to say, I am very excited! Thanks to all the good wishes you sent my way.
The very first one to go was the kid's table and chairs. You can see on the next picture of the mosaic that it has been replaced with the kid's toy chest. I think this chest would have been gone also if I had brought it to the store sooner but I was only able to take it there this afternoon. These furniture used to be in our grandkids' room but they have overgrown them.
The big Asian jar has been sold too by an antique dealer who has a store in the next building across the street. He is picking it up this Saturday.
See the first set of china that I brought to the store to sell? The rest of the set are still at home but I took a picture of my tablescape and posted it there. I did a tablescape before taking them to the store so I can use them first, lol.
Janie, do you like the spot where I hang my cross? It's on the left wall as you go in.
There is still a lot of work to do, mostly looking around the house for more items to sell and pricing them.
The curtain used to be a tablecloth. I went to Walmart to look for a fabric but I did not see anything I like so I looked around the house for a possible one and found this tablecloth that I transformed into a curtain. The tablecloth was too long so I cut the bottom and made it into a table runner.
For Sightseeing Saturday, I will just take you a neat shopping place, that we happened to stumble upon last weekend, in Baton Rouge.
It is called Perkins Rowe. I think I will be frequenting this plaza a lot more from now on because the shops are really neat. They have one of my favorite stores, the Z Gallerie. They also have Sur La Table.
I love all the street lamps and palm trees.
I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. Thank you very much for coming and to our hostesses, thanks for faithfully hosting these fun parties every single week.