Blessing Beads Have Arrived!

   Blessing beads having arrived at the shop, just in time for our biggest gift giving season.    They are hand made, in the U.S.  The small set of blessing beads are beautiful keepsakes for a new baby, baptism, birthday or special occasion.      The large set of beads can be hung on a…

Travels to Round Top

OK, friends.  I’m back and had the time of my life!    Yes, Round Top draws quite a crowd and I’m so glad we were part of it all!  I had been talking about going to this bi-annual antique shopping extravaganza, for years.  It was about time!      Five of us, (three are shop…

Milk Paint Adventures and Other News

By now, I hope you have all met Jill.  Here she is, working on our latest conquest! This vanity, that could double as a desk, if you like gazing at yourself in the mirror, has been appropriately named, Atlanta. Believe it or not, this is the vanity Mr. Wonderful’s mother, Atlanta, sat at each day.…

Inexpensive Art for Our Tahoe House

I’m always a sucker for a great deal and right now, Arron’s Art is having their one cent sale. Buy one frame and get the second frame for a penny. We love the old Tahoe look and feel. I’m striving for a very family friendly, light filled home, with pieces of Tahoe history thrown in.…

What Do You Do On Your Day Off?

Hello, dearest darling!, You might remember that palmist, Anna Esparza, was enlightening us, at last week’s Open House? Here she is, giving Patti an ear full! Well, when she looked at my hand, she said, Work, work, work! You love to work! She went on to suggest I consider a more balanced lifestyle. (I’ve also…

News from The Treasured Home

Ho, ho, ho! Debbie, Patti and I spent the day tagging Christmas ornaments for the shop. It felt like there were about 5000 of them! By the time this photo was taken, I was ready to call it a day! A bird in the hair is worth two in the bush! Yes, I love this…

My New Laughing Goat…(Happenings at the shop!)

I have a new friend at the shop! I call him “the laughing goat”, because he looks so happy. Today was my first full day, back at the shop. I leave, knowing that everyone’s in good hands, with Patti there! She sold a number of large pieces, while I was gone, so I did lots…

My kind of garage sale!

Before I get down to business, can I hear a round of applause, for the beautiful new blog header, Ann Marie designed for me this weekend? The black and white stripe reminds me of the B & W striped valence, in my actual shop window! Now, where was I? Oh, yes! Beautiful Lake Tahoe! In…

More European Treasures!

I had so much fun on my last buying trip and got such positive customer feedback, that we loaded up the “Burb” again this morning. Mr. Wonderful has three beautiful bottles tucked into the backseat, using seat belts and straps, to keep the kids in place! I told Bob it’s like having three kids in…

New at The Treasured Home

You’re talking to the one-woman furniture moving service, here at The Treasured Home. (I just returned from the chiropractor!) Mr. Wonderful was no where to be found, yesterday, as I pushed, shoved and lifted! Good thing I’m such a stud at the gym! We all know customers love to see new inventory and displays. The…

New at The Treasured Home

Well, what a difference a year makes! About this time last year, I was making 4th of July pinwheels and banners. Fortunately, I saved last year’s efforts, since I’ve been painting more than paper crafting. Youse recall that I said “Adios” to Maison Blanche a while back. This was my first project, using “Locally Grown”…