She’s probably the single greatest reason I love home decorating the way I do, though I’ve likely never told her so.
Beth and I were college roommates, and being the home economics major that she was, her love for sewing and cooking was contagious enough that I wanted to ‘watch and learn’ from her then, and still do! Today I credit her with the reason I have a blog, for when I got hooked on reading hers, I decided to start my own and she was instrumental in helping me do just that by answering a dozen questions flung her way. So hats off to you this month, Beth, for inspiring me to dream big, and to achieve more than I could have ever imagined! This blog’s for you!
Two things are especially noteworthy this month for Burlap & Lace – (1) the continuation of my heritage as lived out through the remembrance of my grandmothers and (2) expansion (finally!) into a new location that I can’t wait to share with you!
My grandmothers were two very different women with two very definite and differing personalities. One sparked energy, artistic ability, and a love of the outdoors while the other was quiet, proper and very unassuming. As a young girl growing up around both women, I bounced nearly every weekend from painting with watercolors to playing games of Old Maid to hitting golf balls in the back yard to sitting quietly in a room with a china teacup perched on my lap. Featured this month at Burlap & Lace are remembrances of my wonderful grandmothers and what they have taught me.
My art work boasts of things that remind me of both women and of days gone by. Flowers were a favorite of both grandmothers and put a smile on my face as well, so you will see a lot of those this month both in the art, and in other uses and forms. There will be more of a mix of color mingled in as well, as I could not possibly limit a color scheme to either grandmother (though they both loved yellow and they both loved pink).
One grandmother knitted and crocheted, so I wanted to be sure to include these baby caps handmade by my daughter-in-law. These would be the perfect baby gifts for that special someone in your life! And making February even more special this year is that my daughter-in-law is expecting her first baby (my first grandchild!) this month as well!
In keeping with the celebration topic comes news of the expansion that I spoke of earlier. This month, I have opened my second shop located at Main Street Market Shops (next door to Gravy) in downtown Brevard. I am VERY excited about this opportunity for expansion and hope you will drop in to either Country Creations or to Main Street Market Shops to see what you may find! I have only just begun to set up at Main Street Market Shops, but let’s take a peek preview….
You can expect to see some changes there in the week ahead as I get settled in there. You know I will keep you posted!
Blessings in the journey –