happy Tuesday! Hope your weekend was wonderful! Last week I was mopey about my girlfriend moving (still am *wink*) but she came in town for a short visit, but it was great! And, I said one of the best (the best!) things about blogging is the people you meet and the friendships that you make. It is the same way with having the shoppe.
I get to meet lots of people... most of them sharing the same interests as I do. And that is awesome, because let me tell you... most of my friends and family don't really understand my obsession with old stuff and constantly moving stuff around... they are supportive, but they don't *get* it.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have gotten to meet in person a few people that you may already know through their blogs. A few weeks ago, I got to meet Susan from A Vintage Farmwife. It was a short visit (17 minutes) but I am so glad her and her husband stopped by on their way to Florida. We had a great time chatting and getting to know one another a little bit better.
Then, last week I got to meet Mary from Urban Farmgirl. Now, Mary and I have talked back and forth via email and comments and all the other social tools we have in our arsenal these days. I was thrilled to finally meet her in person. We were able to chat for quite a while on Thursday and then she came back with her Mr. on Saturday. She is so sweet! And genuine. I am glad I like her even more in person than I do off her blog.
I had so much fun!! I think they tried to leave several times while I was talking her ear off with one more thing I needed to say. What can I say? I am a chatter. I can't wait to see her again! I wish I would have been able to leave the shoppe and go junk with her. She did a little for me and my mantle has one more trophy on it now *wink*
And, I was thinking all us vintage lovers need an App for that! Like the ability to create a wishlist and send it to one another and then snap a photo and send it to the wisher. I mean, that is what she did, but it would be nice to have it all together.
I was sad to see her go, but I am pretty sure she will be back... maybe soon! Well, I bet she will wait until after tornado season is over!!
Now, you are probably wondering if my photography skills got infinitely better... or maybe you caught the watermark. Last week I also met Jenny Cruger, who is obviously an amazing photographer. We had been emailing back and forth about some furniture for me to paint and I checked out her site and loved her look. So, now she is going to do a little family photo shoot this May!
That is on my bucket list for 2012, so I am pretty excited about it. She stopped by again last Saturday and snapped a few of the shoppe.
I think she captured it beautifully.... It is exactly the look and feel I want people to take with them.
It is amazing what a different eye (and lens) can see.
I loved looking through the shots, because even though I arrange and fluff most of the shoppe, I don't know that I have seen my shoppe in the same way that Jenny did.
You can see more of the shoppe by visiting Jenny's blog.
So, thanks Susan, Mary, Jenny and all the others that have visited the shoppe in person and virtually. It is with your friendship and support that this little dream is a real live shoppe.
I will be back soon with some home photos... I moved some stuff here... and then some stuff there... and some stuff needs to move out!
bye for now!