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Thursday, October 16, 2014

A New Shop Opening

Hi everyone!
I would like to announce the opening of my NEW SHOP.
SHABBY CHIC, PRAIRIE, COTTAGE, and RUSTIC wares for you and your home.
I am planning to have it up and running November 1, 2014.
The shop will be filled with lots of vintage goodies and some handmade items as well.
Some of the things you will find there are vintage clothing like these:
Some for wearing and some for display.
Decorative Items
 Useful Items
 Crafting Supplies
 Handmade Gifts

These are just a few examples of the many handpicked and handmade items that will be available.
My goal is to keep the shop filled with interesting, reclaimed, vintage items at affordable prices.
I want folks to be able to have that Shabby Chic or Prairie Style look that you see in all the magazines, without having to spend a ton of money. 

Items listed in the shop will be featured HERE at, where you can view more photos of the items you find interesting and also gather ideas for using them in your own home.

A huge THANK YOU to all of my readers and followers.
Please take a moment to stop in at and follow along for a chance to win a pretty lavender sachet. A winner will be chosen on November 1st. I hope you will join me there.

May you find peace in your day!
Karen Ann

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Roses and Pink Ironstone

I'd never seen a tie dyed rose before.

 Found it in our local grocery store's floral dept.
 Pink ironstone.
 Love this pink ceramic spoon!

 Love these tiny pink roses too!

 So lovely!
Have a pleasant, peaceful day!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pastel Vases

Found this sweet pink ice bucket at the thrift store yesterday.
 It's chipped, but I still love it.
 I mean how often do you see a big pink ice bucket?
 Perfect for the last of my pink hydrangeas.
 No point leaving them outdoors to freeze.
 So pretty.
 This vase looks good even without flowers.
 One of my favorite colors.
Thanks for looking.
Take care.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Flea Market Finds

 I love Flea Markets in the Fall. We start out early Sunday morning when the air is crisp and cool. Armed with coffee and our picker bags, we're out the door by 7a.m.
 The grass is still wet with dew as we make our way through the field, where row after row of cars are already parked. This is our favorite thing to do on the 3rd Sunday of each month from May thru October.

It didn't take long for me to find a few things that I just couldn't live without.

 The flea markets here in Pennsylvania will be coming to a close soon.
I'll miss the thrill of the hunt over the long winter months.

Thanks for stopping in!
Karen Ann

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Heavens To Betsy

What a funny saying.
Heavens to Betsy
It doesn't have anything to do with anything.
Just like these onions.
The last of my onions from the garden.
 A little Blooming Kale.
 Not sure what this is.
 I just love these Hydrangeas.
 Sweet Pink Hydrangeas.
 A cluster.
 Clean up of trees downed in summer storms.
 Under the Mulberry Tree.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Trip To Yarnick's Farm Market

Every Fall, Mother and I make a trip to Yarnick's Farm Market.
 We love the giant chicken.
We picked out some beautiful apples and a few other goodies as well.
 Like a raspberry pie that was absolutely awesome.
I love the herb and lettuce greenhouse room.

We are always delighted to see the goats that graze along the edge of the road on our way there.
It's a fun little tradition that Mother and I have, to visit certain special places together each Fall.
It makes me happy to see Mother smiling.

Happy Fall