Wednesday, June 27, 2012

mom and me...

here we are at our favorite bar b q spot in colorado springs, rudy's.  what a difference two weeks can make.  now the roads are closed and area evacuated due to wild fires.  mom came to help me with preparations for new store opening and as usual, worked me right under the table.  we had a great opening day as highways were still open.  we decided to take a little break after the weekend to rest up while we could after hiway 24 was shut down.  we've had good time shopping, gambling (just a little) and trying out different restaurants in cripple creek.  tomorrow it's time to take her back to the airport.  thankfully roads are still open to it, we'll just have to take the long way around.  i've had to promise her this is the last business venture.  i really think i can keep the promise...this one about did me in!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

window washing...

just 9 days away from the opening of the junk posse.  my sis is washing windows that haven't been cleaned in nearly 10 years.  it will be a race to the finish line to be ready, but i think we'll make it

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

tommy junkers strike again...

another fine piece of junk was waiting at the door of marigold mercantile this morning.  i didn't have to wonder about where it came from for too long though.  the 'donor' stopped in to see if i truly wanted it and of course i gave him a resounding yes!  it even came complete with a hole in the bottom for drainage, making it a perfect planting vessel.  it will join a host of other rusty buckets and tubs over at the junk posse that are waiting to be planted with flowers.  they will thrive in the big west facing windows and welcome junk lovers one and all!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

the count down is on...

after weeks of deliberating what to do about the walls in the junk posse, i decided the old wallpaper had to come off, it was just too filthy to clean up.  at first i was planning on just repainting the walls, but as i was tearing off paper and discovering the different beautiful prints from over 100 years, a new plan formed in my head.  i was really lovin' how it looked with just random patches of the differnt papers showing!  and it will be much less time consuming not to have to completely remove it all. 

as i looked down the 75' length of the building and all the paper to tear off, another plan formed in my head.  let's just call it the 'tom sawyer' plan.  i sent out invitations to a long list of people to come to my stripper party.  not feeling so confident as to whether that would draw much interest at my age, i included promises of pizza, beverage and a huge chocolate caked baked by our local bakery.

instructions also included to bring a scraper, wear grubbies...and to keep them on at all times!