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Tracey Buxton
Camas, Washington
...living 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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Where does the time go? This Sunday we spring forward an hour, and less than four weeks after that, Easter will be here. I thought I'd share some of the items in my ETSY shop with you today. I used... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks! It's GREAT to be "back"! I have missed my writing so, and now that I have begun posting and taking more photos (with a blog post in mind) it is like it's pouring out of me. It feels so good, and I cannot put into words how touchedI am that I still have readers! You are all such a huge BLESSING to me!
Ohmygosh! I LOVE that! So cute! (And so perfectly put!) Tracey
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I can't help myself when it comes to dishes and serving pieces. I shared in my post about my less is more in my bathroom post the other day that my one weakness is table top items. I adore vintage... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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A party without cake is just a meeting. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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A couple of week's ago I attended my daughter's MOPs group and taught a cupcake decorating class. I shared how to make simple spiral posies and coordinating teeny tiny leaves on both average sized, and baby cupcakes. It was a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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My picture is lousy, and if I get time later today I will take another, and edit my post. I wanted to share a little sign I whipped up last Monday for a potluck luncheon we threw for a couple... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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For a small home, my cottage has pretty decent storage space, I think. This being said, when you have less space, you learn how to pare certain items down, and that is where it can get tricky. For example, you... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Have you seen the Disney movie, Up? (A delightful movie, especially if you get to watch it in 3D!) Grand-babe number seven loves balloons so much that his Mama decided to focus on them by doing an "Up" theme for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks! It's actually an old wash basin! I bought it a few years ago to use for icing up beverages on the patio, and decided to now use it in the room it was intended for.
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...but first, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being here, checking in to see if there is a post on my poor neglected little cottage blog, and thank you doubly for all of the comments full of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have a new home address. Actually, it's not all that new really, because I made my move before Christmas. I meant to tell you sooner, truly I did. It's just that I couldn't quite find my words each time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh, dearie me. You are so thoughtful, and kind to post this comment, Ann! Life has been so busy, and crazy of late, but I miss writing TERRIBLY and I am going to be back...soon! Very, VERY soon! I promise! Tracey
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I hope you had a Valentine's Day filled with love. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The difference between winning and losing is most often...not quitting. Walt Disney Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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.
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Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book closes forever. Damned cancer. Until we meet again, my friend. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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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
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via the http://www.thefeatherednest.blogspot.com 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