Friday, November 12, 2010

Thank You, Thank You,Thank you!!!

How lucky am I to have two super-stars come to our little Open House??? Lisa and Dawn drove way out here to Melrose to be at our Open House...These girls must be two of the sweetest people God ever put souls in~ I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first, I mean...they are soooo talented and I've loved their art and blogs forever!!! But.. all that nervousness vanished in about two seconds~
We went out to dinner.... afterwards, they came to our home and the shop. You can see more pictures on both of their blogs ..... and next post, I'll show you the sweet gifts they brought me...you're gonna love them~

Thank you Lisa and Dawn so much for making this time so special..
..Aren't they beautiful???

We had a really good turn out and sold a lot of things...the weather was gorgeous....
Thank you to each of you that came out
I hope you found something that "spoke" to you
~or something that will haunt you, so you'll come back.....


Linda, Earline,Marion, mom & dad, Zandra and sweet Paula.... I could not have done this without all of you.... Thank you all so much!



Shopping...



And most of all...
I want to thank my sweet David for putting up with all this, for all your help, eating sandwiches for days on end, having art supplies all over the place, listening to me complain and say I'll never do this again (knowing I will) but most of all, for being my biggest supporter and encourager. I love you (like crazy)




Enjoy Life~ Ann




30 comments:

  1. Ohhh Ann ~
    You are so precious ! I heard all about your wonderful home, shop and how kind and how much of an angel you are ~
    I literally have been trying to blow up the pictures that Lisa and Dawn have posted so I can see your decorations really giant but I can't get them big enough :)
    I told Lisa that next time she goes to your house I want to go soooo badly !!
    It looks beautiful beautiful !!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. Ann, how sweet you are! Everything I saw in the photos were beyond gorgeous, they are just stunning, your talent is endless and I am still in awe of everything you created!!!! I wished I could have been there, and if you have any dolls left, I'll take them!!! It should only take me a few days to drive there!!!!! what a beautiful home you have and what a wonderful family to have stood behind you and helped you make this sale a success!!!
    As a fellow sister in the bloggerette society, I am extremely proud of you!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B
    xoxo

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  3. To my sweet friend Ann,
    Meeting you & David & seeing The Tin Rabbit (& the rest of the compound) was a highlight of my year. Honestly. I cannot wait to come again, & this time I'll have a whole new crew along (including Lori, LOL). So tell David to go to HEB & buy some bologna, get the lace out & start sewing!!! Lisa
    PS God musta given us artists special men to put up with our mess & constant junking. David was a doll & I'm grateful to Kevin & Dennis for letting Dawn & I escape!

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  4. Oh sweet friend, our visit Friday evening was so magical...I couldn't help but cry!!! You have such a gift and not just your amazing gift of creating beautiful vignettes and gorgeous artwork but you have a spirit of kindness about you that is absolutely precious. I'm just so glad that we were able to meet you Ann!!! Here I am back at home and I'm still wondering, was it just a beautiful dream??? Your house and shop were so gorgeous I'm sure it must have been!!! much love, Dawn

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  5. Ann, what a sweet post. I hope you've had a second to rest my friend, you deserve it and I won't miss your next one. I also hope you've enjoyed the recent posts I've done and I have one more to go. Thanks for opening your home to me even when it wasn't your open house day. Love you, T

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  6. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Open House and that you were able to meet two of the sweetest ladies in Blogland in person! How fun! I saw lots of photos on Teresa's blog, Lisa's and Dawn's and they had me drooling all over my poor keyboard! So many beautiful things and so artfully displayed. You have such amazing talent, Ann!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  7. I have just been amazed by the pictures of your shop on Dawn and Lisa's blog- I've had to go back and look again and again. So much inspiration and ideas. When Lisa told me she cried when she walked in, I believe it- you are incredibly talented and so inspiring. I've put "visit The Tin Rabbit" on my bucket list.

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  8. I am so glad you had such a wonderful time and got to me these ladies. I had seen one of their blogs with photos of your shop and home and they were beautiful!
    Hugs- Tete

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  9. With all the gorgeous pictures that Lisa and Dawn had taken, I almost felt like I was there with you sweet girls. Your home and shop are just gorgeous, Ann! I love all of your creations and decorations. Everything is so inspiring and I was tempted to run into the garage right away and get all my Christmas boxes out. I wish I could have shopped at your store to add some of your magic to our living room. Well, I keep on dreaming :-).
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  10. Aw Ann what a sweet couple you and your David are!
    Hope you can both relax a bit now after all that magic making!
    Well I'm wishing very hard for a wonder to happen here so that next year I can come too and take Julia along! Maybe we have to win in the lottery or something!
    Sending you a big hug dear friend!
    xoxo~ Carola

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  11. You can't imagine how badly I wanted to be a stowaway on top of Lisa's car. When she called me later to say she cried when stepping into your dream world...I cried too that I didn't get to go!
    She and Dawn are a pair of beautiful, talented ladies...but so are you.
    God bless our families. How would we ever get along without them?
    Debbie

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  12. oh Ann, what a beautiful post! I'm so sad I missed all this beauty, but I WILL be there next time. Dawn, Lisa and Teresa have done such a fabulous job posting pictures of your wonderland. I have looked at all of them many times, and still drool each time. So much beauty and talent is incredible. There were so many things...Those gorgeous chair covers, the ceiling covered in emphemera, that huge finial, the pocket watches display so beautifully, the cones dripping with lace, all the ironstone, and oh my, that drop dead gorgeous mantle...your talent for creating, displaying and decorating is magnificent...God has truly blessed you awesome talent, not to mention a precious soul!
    Love you bunches,
    Sandra

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  13. Hi Ann
    I told Lisa I was sooo jealous and I never say that, I wanted to come!
    Maybe next year... I love it all! How fun it would be to hang with such talent... all 3 of you are pure inspiration.
    Can't wait for your next post
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  14. I am so envious of those who came and saw you stunning displays of objects... I have so enjoyed the posts by all... Keep the inspiration coming... It fills by eyes and my heart...

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  15. I had seen the blogs of the the two girls, and my goodness, was I drooling over their photos. You three must have had such a wonderful time together.

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  16. Dearest Ann,

    What lovely and beautiful ladies you three are!!!! I am so happy that you, Dawn and Lisa were able to meet in person! I know it was a wonderful blessing for each one of you!!! I loved all of the photos they both shared of your gorgeous home and shop!!!! I am so glad the weather was gorgeous! God is so good! Oh dear, sweet Ann! I am the one to thank YOU for having my little things in your beautiful shop!!! You are so kind, so generous, so sweet, so talented and creative! The Lord has blessed you with so many gifts and you are so precious to generously share them!!!! I love you to pieces and am always inspired by you!!!

    I love the photo of you and your sweet David! You two make a beautiful and happy couple! He is handsome and you are gorgeous!!! I can hardly wait to meet you in person…. that will be a dream come true and a wonderful blessing!!! I am so thankful to have you for my dear friend!

    I hope you are resting well after all of your hard work! I wish I could have been there to help you! Maybe next year! :) God bless you dear Ann, you are a precious, sweet soul and you are a tremendous blessing to everyone the meets you! I love you!!!!! Paula

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  17. Oops! I meant to say a tremendous blessing to everyone THAT meets you!!! I am sure you know what I meant! :) xoxox Paula

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  18. wow, looks like a great shop. I am glad you had a good day and a good turn out. Hugs Sara

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  19. It looks like you had a very successful open house, Ann! Congrats! And what fun it must'ave been to meet some fellow blog-sisters! I'm looking forward to doing that next summer. Keep up the great work, girl!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. Ann, all three of you are so lovely. And yes, you are all such wonderfully talented artists. I loved seeing all the beautiful pictures that Dawn and Lisa have shared. Your show was so full of beauty...and your home Ann...is amazing.
    I cannot wait to see more.
    hugs

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  21. Isn't LOVE grand? Love of your sweet hubby, your friends, your home, your shop, your art, your life... Oh how blessed we are sweet Ann to be given this 2nd chance to realize how Love is GRAND! You deserve it all. And I am just sick I missed coming out with Lisa & Dawn. I'm still thinking about that doll. HUGS!
    Charlene

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  22. Looks like you girls had a great time!

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  23. I know Lisa and Dawn and they are wonderful! But girl,YOU ARE THE ONE THAT IS A SUPER STAR! You are amazing, and have an amazing talent! I hope I get to come see you in Jan., please, please, please! LOl!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  24. Gosh you are so lucky to get to spend time with Lisa and Dawn because if they are as much fun in person as they are on their blogs, then I know you laughed a lot! Don't sell yourself short, girl....you are somethin else!!! Wow, I wish I could have been there to see all of your beautiful things and creations.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  25. Just found you via the Vintigintees Workshop.
    Your shop is beautiful, hope you had a wonderfull open house !
    Sharon

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  26. Hi Ann, The shop look's very nice and looks like everyone had a fun time shopping. Thank You for stopping by and sharing the photos of your shop....Julian

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  27. I loved seeing all the beautiful photos, Ann! Your home is SO lovely! How wonderful to meet blog friends in person and spend time together!

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  28. If I am ever in the area I am bringing a wad of cash! I have seen all of Lisa and Dawn's post and that is one fantastic shop you have there, so much design talent, amazing! I hope you have a rest filled weekend!

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  29. Wish I lived closer I'd have been there in a minute! Off now to see Dawn and Lisa's posts...

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  30. So sorry I missed it, Darn tires. They are all new now so maybe next time. It's wonderful to see your smiling face again in these pics. Have a great Christmas, Hope the sale was grand.
    Margo

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