Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Leola's Fall Open House.....

It's been called to my attention several times lately that I've kind of become a slacker when it comes to my blog.  I've actually recognized that fact but it seems that every time I think I'll give it a try, life gets in the way.  We'll see if I can get through an entire post on this beautiful Tuesday morning without an interruption.

It's been a crazy summer and it has flown by.  First of all, I put my house back on the market with very little action.  It's so strange how it immediately sold before but now that I did the work to it, no one is interested.  It's hard always trying to keep everything looking just so and trying to live a normal life.....or a so-called normal life!  It's also difficult not being settled.  Oh, well, things could be so much worse....I'm really not feeling sorry for myself.

This is my current project.....harvesting and drying my sweet annie.  I have a huge crop growing in my garden.  It was difficult finding glycerin this year which is what I use to preserve it.  After checking locally, I finally had to order off Amazon.  One bottle was left from last year so enough could be processed for Leola's fall open house.  This will have to sit in this mixture for a week. 

We had a wonderful fall open house at Leola's.  The weather was perfect and the shop looked amazing.....as always....





Now I have to start thinking about Christmas because I really have nothing planned.  It comes so quickly in the retail world.  My sisters and I are taking another trip this fall to Door County, WI, and I'm hoping that I'll find both inspiration and product.  Can't wait!  Oh, and I did make a recent trip to Iowa and came back with 2 wonderful old sleds so guess that's a start.

Hope all of you have a wonderful week and with a little luck, we'll talk again soon.

5 comments:

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Jan, sorry I didn't make it to the open house, I came down the week before and asked Linda if you were ok, and/or did you sell your house. I hope you didn't think I was saying you were a slacker. LOL!! just missed seeing your posts. The shop looks wonderful, hopefully, I can get back down there soon!

Tammy Burks said...

Loved your fall open house and can't wait to see what you do for winter!!!

Tammy Thompson said...

I love the look of the shop , I could go crazy shopping in there !! I like a little shabby , but I have my crock's, dough bowl's and quilt's that will alway's be in my decorating scheme.
I've been cutting Sweet Annie also, it's everywhere. I've never used just glycerin, I put a little green dye also. The bittersweet pic, look's like our's in Ohio I've cutting.
Good luck with selling your gorgeous home :)) Whenever you post is a good day or month. Lol have a Happy Fall , Tammy

summersundays-jw said...

Thanks, Tammy Thompson, for the nice comment. I've had good luck using the glycerin & water (3 parts water to 1 part glycerin). I have sweet annie all over my back porch but I love this time of the year when I can harvest it. Thanks for reading my blog. Jan

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh how I wish I could attend your open house, the shop looks amazing... Greetings...