Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Aunt Daisy's and more....

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days. Had some problems with Blogger freezing up, and I’ve been trying to play with the camera settings to soften the lighting, but no luck. No matter what I do, or what setting I use, I either have a harsh light or a blur. Oh, well! And, I’ve been getting home from work later than usual, now that the summer is over, and we’re back to the insane Big City traffic again. There are some benefits to living in the Big City, but driving around is not one of them – it took me over an hour to get home last night and I was just beat.
So. I know my bud Linda is just waiting with baited breath to hear about my trip to Aunt Daisy’s. The day was a little less than I had hoped, because we had a major storm here on Friday. Stacy had taken the day off to go, and we did, but she wasn’t feeling well, and I hate driving in the rain. The good news is that we figured out how to get there and back quicker from Philly, so it wasn’t too too bad, but we couldn’t enjoy the ‘beautiful Fall day” I was hoping for. That being said, Aunt Daisy’s is always a treat, regardless of the weather.
I had to be very conservative this time around, but, trust me, I could have had a ‘one of these, one of those’ days. Their shop is just too fabulous, and we spent quite a while just walking around and taking it all in. I did get this, which was very reasonably priced, and what I have been looking for for ages with no luck. And we slobbered over their 2 big adorable dogs who are just like people and greet you at the door.
I also bought this textile, just because I love the warm colors and the texture.

We also stopped in to see Judy Doyle at Cinnamon Sticks (of course!!) – she is such a doll and the shop looks adorable with all of her Halloween goodies out. Bought a few small things, like a new seed bag and a few battery grunge candles.
We had a late lunch and came home because the weather was so bad, but it was sure worth it, and now looking forward to taking another trip up there around the holidays.
I mentioned that I had a wild Labor Day week decluttering and moving around the living room (again!). I think that this time, I found the right combo. The living room is much bigger and roomier this way, and feels much more welcoming. And I mentioned that I had totally decluttered the office/den, and while I don’t use it too much because of my laptop (living room more comfortable) it is finished and I love how it turned out. And I added some fall goodies, so I’m finished the big stuff for a while. It was a huge job.
(The little red sock is a cat toy!)

We are enjoying some great Fall temps here most days, so what a delight to turn off the a/c and open the windows! Rainy again today, but the weekend should be beautiful.
I’ve been enjoying your blogs and all of your great Fall arrangements – I read them all even if I don’t always comment! And, of course, thanks to all of my peeps for joining my blog and checking out what I do with my little apartment!
Have a great day, all! I’m off to work!


  1. You have some very nice finds. Love that blue color in your home!

  2. Hi Terry!
    Don't you hate traffic...that is one of the reasons I wouldn't go back to my old job because of traffic, just to old for it anymore!
    Your livingroom does look bigger that way, really looks nice and prim.
    Love what you bought on your shopping trip!

  3. It looks fabulous....Good Job. I sure wish there were neat stores up here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I make alot of my stuff and my husband makes alot of the furniture. But we do have thrift stores so that is always a great way to find things.
    Weather here has been fab since we had a very wet summer...I guess someone was feeling sorry for us and has blessed us with all this hot weather in September....Look forward to more of your tweeks...You go Girl.

  4. Terry,
    Everything looks great!!
    Glad you had a nice time and found some goodies even if the weather wasn't so nice.

  5. I am so glad to Hear that all your test came back normal!!!!
    Everything is looking good! I have been doing alot of purging at my house too....gotta make room for something new!


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