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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.
Recent Activity
Thanks for commenting, Ladies! Dinahsoar- Oh my! She has SO MANY books! I have 4 of them, and one i had signed by her when I got to meet her way back at the Victoria magazine re-launch party in Dallas Texas. Love her outlook on life! Mary Scott-t hey ARE for sale! Thanks for mentioning it! Just hop on over to my etsy shop, and there you'll find them! Tracey
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Oh, yes, I did just say that. We've all got to take care of our mini-pearls, and why not do it with a style that matches our home decor? (It's what Alexandria Stoddard calls "Living a beautiful life" and it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Note to self: Not all food needs a clever tag attached to it. Okay, in hindsight, it was beyond-silly-and-very-close-to-bordering-on-OMGeeeee-how-ridiculous on the table decor scale. In my mind, (at the moment I did it) it was a cute, yet subtle pun... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I should have been working on so many other things this weekend, but last night I took a little creative break, and whipped out a friendly little sign on an old ugly suitcase to use anytime I entertain. I used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I spent a good portion of last evening down at Camas Antiques doing a major revamp. I had Ralph bring down my ginormous old vintage folding ladder, and an eight foot long piece of plywood down in his truck, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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(Yippeeeeeeee!) Am I the only one who checks my the tracking for my online purchases obsessively, and gets excited when they arrive home after work to find that a package arrived? Yesterday my big ol' box from one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Usually my crows only party at Halloween, but this year a few of them got themselves party hats and will be getting down for the 4th, and maybe Labor Day as well. (They will be hanging out in my booth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks Jackie! The summer theme is going to start off with a vintage ice cream look, and will evolve from there!
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I mean, along with the other little signs I'm making.... I'm in my happy place when I am creating, and this backyard soiree' has sent me into the heart of Traceyville, let me tell you... I can't show all of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It’s been a little while since I’ve planned any sort of shindig, and I’ve been just itching to host a girls night. I’m working hard on a new project…a new etsy shop…and it occurred to me that I could throw... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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That came up fast. We are very nearly halfway through with 2017, and summer is upon us. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is extraordinarily stunning this time of year, where everything grows, and blooms, and the sun makes an extended appearance.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I was able to squeeze out a sliver of time to plant petunias along the patio last Monday evening, and now I am watching them, anxious for them to grow and fill in. I'm planning a fun party at the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks, girls! Cindy, the map is the one I shared the Valentines Day before last, here: http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/a_cottage_industry/2016/02/a-roadtripping-themed-valentine-breakfast.html It has pins on bucket list places Ralph and I have been together! Tracey
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Showing my respect all over my yard today, and feeling thankful and proud as we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the many freedoms we enjoy today. Thankful too for those who continue to serve, so that we... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
That's a cool idea, Gayle! Thanks for sharing! Tracey
Thanks, Diana! I am pretty sure I got the light at Lowe's. Maybe Home Depot..but, pretty sure it was Lowe's!
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I do not believe I have ever shared my little cottage’s hallway before. (Or have I? I can't remember...)You see, my home is a very basic rectangle if you were to walk around it, or look at it from up... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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AndreaJane1 All I can say is WOW!!!!! Painting the brick worked a miracle!!! Thank you so much for sharing your photos!! Yes, the 2 doors on the front of the house thing is a mystery to many...I had no idea there were so many of us! lol!
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This is the last outdoor home improvement post for a while, I promise!!! During the landscape project, we had the mail box moved from out by the gate over to the driveway end of the picket fence. I wanted this... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for the kind words!! Dinahsoar, you brought a tear to my eye adn I hope you...ALL OF YOU...know how much you all mean to me! Reading my blog, with it's long lapses between posts...hanging in there with me. Thank you. Lori..ask and you shall receive! We just last night completed a partial bathroom remodel, and my home office/craft room is very nearly done as well...stay tuned! Tracey
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...and we want you to know where to enter the yard, so we now have the gate propped open with potted flowers. I have had a which-door-is-the-front-door? problem ever since I moved into my cottage, because both my front door... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry