Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's been awhile, I know

No excuses.  Just nothing to blog about, really!  But since Thursday, things have been moving along.  Merchant Square has now gone onto Facebook here.  On Thursday I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Lisa at Merchants and start my own little shop, Judy B's Shabby Chic.  I just uploaded 12 photos of my booth to an album on my shop.  Check it out!

I can already tell you that this is going to be a major learning experience for me.  I am puzzled by terminology (RSS Feed, Twitter -- who cares!?), how to link things, and in general just how to get this going.  Needless to say, I am going back on Thursday to meet with Lisa again and try to make sense out of how to do certain things.  Facebook is not my thing (I feel it's a waste of my time to sit at this computer playing games and reading comments on walls for hours on end), but I have a feeling it is going to be!  I feel like I am being sucked in while screaming and digging in my heels!!!  LOL!!!

Last Friday I was lucky enough to run into James and Jill, two dealers at Merchants.  They were unloading a trailer full of old furniture.  I spied a pink dresser on that trailer and quickly brokered a deal to buy it.  Here it is:
It's shabby, but I love it!  And they also had a white dresser out there and I bought it, too.  I will show you that one later.

Recently I had come across this old composition book at an estate sale.  It was full of daily menus kept by the owner, Mrs. Richard K. Shaffer, beginning in 1942.  Something older than me!!!!  I thought you might enjoy a peak inside that book of menus from back then.
Cover of the Menu Book

Don't know if you can read this or not, but at the top of this page it is dated 1942-1943 -- still older than me!  On the right hand side at the top, on June 2 they had liver with onions and baked beans -- not my favorites!!  EEEwwww!!  I think if you click on the pictures you can enlarge them and be able to read some of the writing.
They had lots of left overs which she noted as (L-O).  Upon reading some of these menus, they were not very healthful in the eyes of food and nutrition experts today. 

Yesterday was my son's birthday.  He came down here (from North Phoenix where he lives) in the afternoon and we went furniture shopping for his apartment.  Found a really nice dining table (my gift to him for his birthday) for him at My Sister's Attic and he found the sofa (I chipped in some) he wanted at Ashley Furniture.  After our shopping spree, I treated him to dinner at Sandbar Mexican Grill in Chandler on Ray Road.  We had yummy Baja Tacos made with mahi and tasty ingredients! 

Happy Birthday, Rob!!!


Robin said...

You are such a riot Judy....I'm right there with you on the technology front. What is RSS feed anyway???? I'm on Facebook but hardly ever log in there for the same reasons you listed!! I love the pink dresser you acquired and sounds like you had a lovely time with you son. Have a great week!!


Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Judy,

I'm a blogging newbie and I want to open an etsy store but I'm cronically perplexed by it all. So your post has my name written all over it. I bought a "Blogging for Dummies" book that I put away so I could paint my office/sewing studio and now I can't remember where I put it! LOL

Oh well, all things in good time, right? I love your blog and your artwork.

Wishing us luck with technology,

Susan said...

I can relate totally with your feelings about Twitter and Facebook. Even though I joined Facebook, I never get on. Who cares what everyone is doing every minute of every day! Love, love, love that dresser.

Holly Loves Art said...

LOVE the new (old shabby) gorgeous pink and pretty dresser! It is so pretty and I'm so happy that you spotted it and snatched it up. I'd FLIP to have one like that.... but even more I'd be so happy to just have a few more feet in my art studio for something like it!
Have a great week ahead.

Paris Cowgirl said...

Judy, sounds like you had a great time. You are really getting with the computer stuff!Don't fight it, you're going places. I'll be home on Wednesday and I'll be in touch. Quick trip home, pack, sale, and gone!

Pallas said...

The pink dresser is very cute! Your shop is nice, and I enjoy peeking inside.

Rhonda said...

Judy your booth is a treasure trove, I call it my favorite booth! It was so good to meet you. I use your buttons all the time in my work.

If you can get KC Willis down here, please let me know.

CeCe said...

Hey Judy,
Just stopping by to say hello. Great dresser and love the journals --- Also know what you miss about not being there for that house. I went to the site and loved the wreath out of sheet music ! Glad you had a happy day with your son.