Welcome, July! Welcome, Summer!


And just like that - summer has arrived! Finally! And with it comes all the splendid summer pastimes, like parades and fireworks, fairs and festivals.  I don’t go to them myself – festivals, that is.  Well, except for my hometown’s festival, Sweet Applewood Days, held in the park across the street from the home I grew up in.  No, I prefer quiet and solitude over all the hubbub attendant at large celebrations.  Oddly enough, I do take real pleasure in thinking of all the fine folks enjoying the music, food and drink.  But give me a rocking chair on my porch, a glass of lemonade and fireflies bobbing about the garden at dusk.  That’s my favorite way to celebrate this delicious season!

"That beautiful season the Summer!  Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Early Work Mercantile Offerings

Visit my Early Work Mercantile page where I’m offering some wonderful items with a nod to red, white, and blue - including two antique samplers and the old children’s chairs you see here.

New Goods

I’ve added a few fresh Finds as well as these terrific, new “Joji” scissors from Kelmscott! Perfectly slender with a matte black finish – I absolutely love them!

 In Closing...

I’m working on a new design for August!  Until then, wave your parade flags, enjoy a glass of lemonade, and relish these blessed days of summer...

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