Why are we? There are so many reasons. One is that we are not getting any younger and our bones and muscles are aching all of the time. Furniture is our thing and it's taken a huge toll on us this last year. Since Dean is our main provider, it is so important to ensure that he does not get too overloaded where it affects his performance at work. Yes, I could do more smalls, but you have to have some furniture to anchor the booth - and furniture has always been where my heart lies. At any rate, the daily hauling and moving - not to mention every weekend being committed in one way or another - has worn us down through the years. The business has been good to us, but it's definitely nothing I can retire on...and I will be working towards my future down a different, yet very familiar road.
What do I want? To start concentrating on my own home! For years, I have been shopping for others - never truly being able to justify keeping the things that I loved...believing the money I could make would serve a better purpose. I have already slowed down the hunting and buying over the last month or so, taking the time to purge and clean this house from top to almost bottom (the basement is next on the list!). I feel SO liberated and happy. Just being able to walk through our dining room without tripping over something brings a huge smile to my face!
What's next? I am finally putting the attention back on the decorating and updating that I have ignored for years - which is why I very seldom post pictures of our home on the blog. However, that is about to change!! Starting with my Christmas present this year...a NEW CAMERA! I am beyond excited!! My blogging will be stepped up and we'll see where that goes. I have lots of ideas and am so anxious to get started.....I may have to convince Dean to let me have my gift a little early this year. My list is long with home projects that I plan to share here while completing on a very tight budget.
So with that, I would like to thank all of our loyal customers that have shopped with us over the years! We may open an on-line store with our ReDesigns and Upcycles a little later, but right now, we're taking a step back, regrouping, and then see where the road for Stone Creek will lead us next.
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One of our last booths at Through the Garden Gate Antiques.... Our style has changed considerably!
See why I can't wait to get working with my new camera! :) I've been having to use my cell phone and the quality is so bad.
Our home will be filled with changes starting in the New Year. I can't wait to share the projects I have in mind!! Painting the kitchen and cabinets, updating the bathrooms, finishing the basement, bringing in a new and fresh decor, and yes....more furniture painting projects.
**No - the yard is not all that green now. :) This was taken in the summertime and it's just one of my favorites.**
Please stay tuned as I am determined to bring my blog to a new level! I am looking forward to a new and improved Simply Stone Creek!
'til next time!