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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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Yeah, its just so inspiring, and FREE (as opposed to the stacks of old magazine pages I used to keep filed!) Tracey
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 LOVED..is 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.
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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
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I loved reading and appreciate all of your comments from my last post. It completely makes my week to know that anyone reads my stuff here. Really. Relationships are challenging sometimes (Often times. Men and women are very different animals.)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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In matters of the heart, just when you think you have it all figured out, you don't. I get a little weary at times, from spending so much of my time seemingly having my character built. Or maybe it's just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Guilty pleasure confession time here today. Although I don't seem to do it as often as I have in the past, or would like to, I've got a passion for entertaining, and table scapes in particular. No, that is not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I've been busy working on some foofy-fied little party animals. They'll be making their dabute in my Booth Case at Camas Antiques later tonight... ...and this weekend I'll be adding a printab;e kit for party hats and little signs in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry