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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
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
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
A party without cake is just a meeting. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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
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
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
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.
...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
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
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
I hope you had a Valentine's Day filled with love. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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.
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
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
via the 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