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Tracey Buxton
Camas, Washington a charmed life on a shoestring.
Interests: thrifting and yard saling, along with baking (Mostly, but not-only cupcakes!), painting vintage pieces of furniture and making my home a perfect nest.
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Mike was the bass player in my Rock n Roll Buddys band. They have been friends for decades, and he and his wife and family have been my friends for over 4 years now. He will be sorely missed by so many.
Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book closes forever. Damned cancer. Until we meet again, my friend. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
via pinterest Happy New Year, my friends! I hope your holiday season was merry and bright, and the new year brings you all your heart desires. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for sharing! Those prices are good as well! Tracey
via the It's been waaaaay to long between posts, I know. So long in fact, that I bet you were surprised to see a new one here today. Surprise! I've been meaning to share a shopping spot with you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Yeah, its just so inspiring, and FREE (as opposed to the stacks of old magazine pages I used to keep filed!) Tracey
I cannot actually remember life before Pinterest. We had an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter's home, and her tablescape was nothing short of breathtaking. A perfect mix of casual, and classy, with an autumn look and feel, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Never stop giving your best just because someone doesn't give you credit. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I'm working on some items for my booth at the Plucky Maiden's Holiday Junk Fest, and thinking about my etsy shop at the same time, and I would love to get your opinion on an idea I am going to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
First, it was the Halloween crows. Now, I'm working on some cutie-patootie doves for my New Year's Eve items for the upcoming faire. So cute. I love how well they can hold a teeny tiny message for the season, like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
The holiday season has arrived at Camas Antiques, and I couldn't help but be swept up in the glittery wonderfulness of it all, as I strolled through my most favorite vintage shop ever. Oh, the shimmery-ness of it all. Like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Hi there. It's me, Tracey. I've been gone for so long (except for my Sunday morning pop-ins for my Weekly words to live by) that I am kind of wondering if I am writing this just for me, but maybe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
After many requests, I have created a little e-kit for you to foofy up your own party crows! Not only do the hats work well for Halloween, they work anytime you're feelin' like celebrating something. A little batch of New... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I am going to jump in here....Vicki, you said, in a very spot-on way, what I was TRYING to say in my post. What I struggle with (and I think some others out there have experienced this as well, judging from some of the comments) is that when push comes to shove, it is in fact, the little things in life, the day to day minutia, that is what it's all about. Being happy...being content, and feeling secure, and yes, feeling what matters at the end of the day. It's not the holidays, and Super Bowls, but rather,it is the Saturday mornings and Tuesday nights, sitting across the table (or on the sofa) sharing your heart, and letting the other person know that you're glad you have them to come home to. Feeling like, no matter how ugly life can get OUTSIDE, coming home is where your biggest fan is, and where you feel loved, respected, and appreciated and valued. Treasured. It IS personal, as Vicki said. It DOES cut pretty darned deep when you feel like your affection is one sided. (let's remember that I seem to have a history of this in matters of the heart.) I want you all to know that I appreciate ALL of your comments, whether you see it as I do, or not. You always give me perspective with your thoughts, and I value your opinions.
Just a little sumthin' sumthin' to share a teeny tiny sneak peek at what all I am working on for the Plucky Maidens Get Hitched Bridal Fair next Sunday..... I've been a busy girl, working on the vintage and autumn/winter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry