Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thank You...

I just want to say thank you so much for all your encouragement and loving comments. I am doing well but very busy with closing the shop.  I so appreciate each and every one of you and I wish I could visit all of you, but I am working long hours and running my tail off right now. I will try to visit all of you when the dust settles but until then I will need a small blogging break but I will be back and do not plan on giving up blogging. This has been so rewarding and just so much fun. I love the friends I have made here and have no intention of disappearing.
 I am in the middle of selling off the shop and trying to get ready for the Creative Connection in September. Hopefully I will be able to close my doors to the shop in a couple of weeks and I will be able to get back to some normalcy.
I am going to leave you with some of my favorite pictures of times in the shop.

My Shop Girls... I hope they remember the fun we had together in the shop!
Blessings to all of you


  1. I'm sure you have created memories that will stay with them forever. What a magical place, but now it's on to a new chapter for you. Embrace all that you are feeling, sad and happy, and cherish the mark that you made.



  2. Hi Rebecca:
    What sweet photographs...lovely memories of days gone by. Thank you for sharing them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll look forward to your next post. Til then, be well, my friend.

  3. Sweet, sweet and more sweet...memories.

    Embrace the "now" and look forward to The Creative will be food for your spirit and the connections may be what opens up the next path for you. No matter are perfect just "being you" right where you are with your loving family. You are blessed. ♥

    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. Such beautiful girls. I love that they're exploring your cabinets and that your shop wasn't a "no touching!" type place. I am so sad I did not get to spend more time there!

  5. What wonderful pictures and memories of your times in the shop. I hope normalcy returns to your world soon. I'm lifting you in prayer.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  6. I'm sorry to see the shop close however I am with you, needing time for yourself is more important. I know I couldn't do it. I certainly enjoyed my visit to your beautiful shop and have wonderful memories of all your delightful offerings. Wishing you a lighter load for the future and a strong back for the work involved.Enjoy the beautiful life you have made.

  7. Don't worry, they will! Those are the kinds of things kids never forget! I have some of those memories from my grandmother!

  8. God be with you on your new journey. I know your faith is strong. Hugs♥olive

  9. Rebecca, dear,
    I can understand what a hard, and time consuming work yiou are in the mittle of just now.I guess both physical and psychic--and I wish you happiness and joy, with your new everyday---
    The little shop keepers are so sweet ,beautifull memories.
    Blessings, Dorthe

  10. Get some rest my dear friend! And we will talk soon...Love ya! xo..deb

  11. Looks like you will have time with those little darlings! Change is in the air!

  12. Be sure and wrap those sweet memories in extra bubble wrap for safe keeping...wouldn't want to misplace anything that precious.
    I cannot wait to see where you are led.

  13. Hi Rebecca,

    The little shop girls are so gorgeous and you must all have some wonderful memories to keep.
    Wishing you much joy and happiness with the next chapter of your life.

    Happy week

  14. Hey Girl!
    What a bunch of cuties you've got here!
    I hope this week treats you good and you continue to keep your head up.
    This is such a busy time for you...I am still praying!
    Keep drinking your vitamin water and lots of coffee.
    You will get thru and what's yet to come is going to be totally amazing!
    Have a blessed week!
    Love ya bunches,

  15. Some wonderful, fond memories for you, Rebecca. Life is really just a collection of memories and now you can move on and make some more.
    I look forward to the time that you can return with more lovely posts.Lots of love. XXXX

  16. Your shop girls are darling, amazing how they look like you! God has seasons for us all and you are just moving from one into another. I know whatever you do God will be the author of it.
    hugs and love, Rebecca, enjoy your time to relax and recharge!

  17. Such a strange, strange world we live in right now. This too shall change of that I'm certain.
    Love these pictures of your heart and your memories. Keep in touch. Craft classes at your studio perhaps?! wink, wink.


  18. Oh Rebecca they will always remember the fun they had there. Your shop girls sure were lucky to play in such an amazing place.
    One book is closing and another one even better is opening.

  19. Rebecca,
    I know I'm commenting late, but I was on vacation when you posted this.
    I can so understand your pain. I have a terrible time dealing with change. Don't like it at all. I agree with all the dear friends adivce from the other comments. Dont' deny the stages of grief, the store was a huge part of your life & selling it is a 'loss'. Your faith will keep you going, then soon you'll enter a new chapter in your life. It's kind of scary but exciting too! I see nothing but sucess for you my sweet friend. You have amazing style & loads of talent, & lots of friends. How can you lose?! Lisa

  20. Rebecca,

    I just want to say "congrats" on having the courage to move on. As a previous store owner myself and having lots of friends in the "biz" all too often, the store stays open way longer than it should and becomes a source of angst and resentment and not joy. By taking trusting God and moving forward, you leave the store and its memories in tact. Your loving hard work, long hours, and tons of friends you made through your store is no less because you made this business decision. Now your heart is free to explore and your energy is higher. I have never looked back. Owning a store was one the best and most exciting experiences I ever had. It opened so many doors for me. But had I not chose to close it, those doors that opened for me would have closed because there are only so many hours in the day and my heart was pulling me to explore other avenues that the store was not allowing me time to. So congrats on your freedom to explore those new opened doors!! Enjoy and congrats for setting such a faithful example.

    Big hug

  21. Oh Rebecca I have been in the garden and hadn't heard your news. I am sorry that such a gorgeous place as yours is closing. So many of my faves are closing here in this area as well. My sweet friend Kim, is closing her shop (Vintage Gypsy) this week too. I drove by the other day and saw the sign. And since I live thirty miles away in another town, I didn't know. She says she is anxious for a new chapter in her life.
    I know that you will continue to mine the beauty in your life...of that, I have no doubt! I can't wait to hear what all you have up your sleeve.

  22. Becky-
    It's ALL good. What He has planned for you is better than you could ever imagine...
    Hope to get to the shop before you're gone!
    I'd better start running NOW!

  23. Hi Rebecca. I'm so glad to read about your positive attitude. I've been thinking of you and praying for you since we talked. I know you know that God's plan for you is for good (Jer 29:11). If I can help with anything just give me a call or email me.

    Blessings... Polly

  24. All your blog friends are supporting you, mee too! We all think we are wonderwoman, but our missions do evolve and change and make us grow. I gave up my main biz a few years ago...kinda miss it..but not is more sane. People are what memories we take not purchases or sales. Gosh the store pieces will be a real blessing to someone.

  25. I feel your pain....closing a business is never fun... But, I know you'll find a new path that fulfills your need for creativity. :-)

    Whew...some great things here. Love ALL of it. Wish you weren't so far away.

    Warm blessings,


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