Friday, July 23, 2010

To be a queen...

What is it to be a queen of your domain...to rule over your subjects with caring and appreciation for all they bring to your world...
perhaps...

The crown...the crown of Iowa...heehee...sure looks like a crown.
You know, in this biz of antiquing and blogging, things can get a little overwhelming at times.
The mad rush to always be scoping for inventory, keeping up with styles and current trends,
we all feel the stress at times.
But trying to keep it in perspective so it doesn't wear you down or send you to bankruptcy, is quite a juggling act and I know you know what I'm talkin' about!

This is a close-up of my crown...
the Nu-way Weaner...befitting, don't you think...
First to explain to all you city folk, this apparatus was attached to a cows udder to wean the calf off her milk. Whenever the calf tries to suckle, they would bump into the metal band which pushes a sharp barb into the udder, thus making the cow back away from the calf...
genius!!!

Thus...the queen of my realm is using this tried and true method to slow down in her world, when I get too involved in the rat race, I'm gonna put on my crown and back away from the labor of it all...thus my new lil' shop slash garage, which they will start building soon. The guys were two months out in all the projects they had to do for others, but my project will soon be on their schedule...I'll try and stop by to catch their progress on my way to Sisters'...
I'm excited, how 'bout you...

weighing in on the scales of things...
...and a progress report on the new location for the Candle Shed...
WOWZA!!!
Word of mouth is finally taking hold and the Shed is getting back it's old steam...
refills are flying in the door, as people are thinking ahead to Christmas...
I know, I know...but...
it is what it is...
Piper and I were discussing this the other day, we are seeing a whole different clientele than we had in the downtown location...
and almost everyone comments on the parking...
IT'S THERE!!!
We have it, a whole parking lot free of meter maids!!!
Of course all of our former patrons are finding us and every day is a new day of discovery, as Piper gets her Mojo back and candles are flying out the door, just like back in the day...!

They can whine all they want about the economy they want to, but Americans are resilient, especially in the Midwest where people are ultra-conservative(cheap)...
and proud of it!
We see a trend forming...staying closer to home, choosing wisely of the amount of dept one wants to take on...do we really need that, do our kids need to be reigned in, do we really need that big of a house...?!
People are spending again, I gauge our biz on the little people, not the corporate thugs wheeling and dealing in high stake finance(swindling),
but the little peeps, like you and me...
it's not about what you have, it's about the enjoyment of what you have, the little things that make a house a home...
move over 'the Jones'...you ain't all that!

6 comments:

Lori R. said...

I like being a lil' peep in my lil' house all smellin' good with candles and soap from Candle Shed.... I ain't going nowhere! The Midwest IS my home and I AM conservative and I LOVE recycling and being creative... AND I LOVE SEEING PL with her mojo back ♥

trash talk said...

I tell you what...stick a barb in my udder and I'd back up too! LOL
It does look like a crown and a perfect Midwest crown!
Debbie

sarayutouched said...

AMEN sista!! Very, very well said!!

So glad things are picking up at the shop!!!

Here's to the little people everywhere...

summersundays-jw said...

So glad business has picked up for the Candle Shed. We've had a good summer too -- hope it sticks around. We've heard that our part of the world has benefited from the gulf's problems and if the people waiting at Lambert's (home of throwed rolls) means anything then we definitely have benefited. It's crazy. Hope they get started on your shed soon. Have a great weekend. Jan

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I so love the way you worded that last paragraph! Beautifully spoken and so wise! Blessings!

Spadoman said...

You're one of the people who have me motivated. I'm in the strong thought thiinking stages of wanting another studio/workshop space. I gave it all up when I came to River Falls, but I feel like I want to create.... something!
I used to have workspace, once in Silver City New Mexico, wrong place, wrong time, then again in Ashland, WI. Moved away from there and I am sorry I did.
Best of luck getting it all going, in any form. Candles, soap, finding, restoring, selling and using antiques. You are an inspiration.

And thank you so very very much for your kind words over at my place. I appreciate it greatly.

Peace.