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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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I was down at my booth last night working on changing things up a bit, and wanted to share a peek..... For those of you in the area, Camas Days are this Friday and Saturday (as well as First Friday!)... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have been wanting to share photos from the small window display at Camas Antiques all month, but with everything that has been going on, time got away from me.Last night was what we call "Dealer Night" at the shop,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...and in this case, it was for a surprise double sixtieth birthday party! My daughter's in-laws (as well as being my friends) both hit the big six-oh recently, just a month apart, and that called for a party of epic... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I am now the proud owner of two new pair of specks, and I am pretty tickled about them. I rushed to get my eye balls examined as soon as I was laid off from my grown up girl job,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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As promised, here are the cutie patootie party favors I created for the Ladies who junk party I hosted Wednesday night. Part of what makes a gathering fun are all of the little details, and for me, a great party... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It's been a crazy week and a half, and I was busy last night working assembly-line style on some of the cutest little party favors I have ever created, if I do say so myself. I showed you the boxes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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**Before I start today's post, I wanted to say thanks so much for all of the lovely comments from yesterday. I'll be keeping you all posted as my new adventure unfolds!** ..... So, he's not my Dad, and truth be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Or boring. Never. There's a reason I call it my not-so-ordinary life. What's that quote? Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all? (I think maybe Helen Keller said that....?) I've been incredibly busy the last week or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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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