This is Tracey Buxton's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Tracey Buxton's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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.
Recent Activity
Yeah, it's the story of my life, doing things last minute. Last night, (the night before the night before Thanksgiving...)I realized I had no actual game plan for my tablescape for the Thanksgiving dinner with my family that I am... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
You likey? (They're boutonnieres!) Anyway. I know. I’ve been MIA. Life has been crazy busy. (Isn’t that true for all of us?) Between trying to get all the rooms in my cottage painted, my busy season at my grown-up girl... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I don't use those, but my Mom swears by them! My method (once inside the house) is to put the piece on an old quilt. Slides like a dream. Getting this piece IN the house was the sweat equity portion, and once wedged in the hallway, they had to lift and tilt and it was a real tough job!
(Having trouble figuring out what that is a picture of, exactly?) (It's a treasure. It's shot with my iPhone, looking out the back window of my 52 pickup truck.) ... As I shared just last week, I have always struggled... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
...and I am pretty tickled about it, because it is a first for me. My craft room is now freshly painted in the same fabulous shade of clean and cozy white that I have painted the rest of my cottage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
That just might be my mantra for 2016. (I know it's only November, but working on all of these New Year's Eve hats and horns and such has me all inspired for the year to come.) So. I'm working on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Feeling extra patriotic (and oh! SO proud!) this Veteran's Day, as my son just completed his IFT (Initial Flight Training) with the Air Force. Thank you to all who serve, or have served, selflessly, so that we can sleep peacefully... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I think that's what they say, anyway. (And...if that is true, I am apparently very creative.) ... So, I am still working on this order for an etsy shopper. (I am having so much fun!) And, I making an epic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Yep, that's what we are having here in the Pacific northwest, and I am loving it. You know, crispy cold, with some alternating drizzle-drenching downpours rain. Mmm hmm, comfort food weather. There are lots of meals that make my comfort... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Mary...I found the clock faces the same way I find friend, GOOGLE! LOL! What did we all do before the techie age of the internet?? Tracey
So, in between my grown up girl job, and my house renovations, I have been madly crafting a whole slew of New Year’s Eve party items for a large etsy order.It's hats, and horns, and midnight snack bags, and oh!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Yeah, so the living room and dining room are now pristinely covered in a fresh milk-white shade of satin paint, and you would think I'd be just squealing with delight each time I enter my cottage, but...what happened was that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Mmm hmm. At least according to all of the stores I was in this past weekend, Christmas is well on it's way. Now, I love Christmas time as much as the next girl, but I am not quite ready for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Can I get an Amen? (Thank you.) As I begin the eleventh month of living in my cottage, I am at last, beginning to see real progress. Two weeks ago I had my bedroom, the guest room, and the hallway... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I have shared before that I am not a huge Halloween person, but much more of a harvest look sort of gal. That being said, I thought I'd share a bit of my specific office's Halloween display. (I didn't do... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I am taking the extra-long route on completing the many home projects with my cottage, in case you have not noticed. I think it's a combination of being a bit more...ehem..mature... with more life experiences, (I know that it's just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Number six is turning three today, (When did that happen?!)and I whipped out a cute-and-easy gift wrap job that I just had to share... Leftover fabric, my signature kraft paper wrap, and a home made tag. You likey? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I spent the afternoon Saturday starting the bigger-than-I-had-hoped project of staining my new picket fence. The sewing queen joined me, and worked tirelessly doing the detail work. By 5:00 we had a vision of what the finished project will look... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Marie- I did them in the kitchen window too, and I LOVE them there! And, Monica Duelley...the curtains came from Country Curtains (online) and I love them. I got them right after I moved it... here is the link: All of their curtains are fabulous. I bought some long ago, and they were great quality as well! Tracey