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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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(And I have found my home project mojo!) I haven't made a whole lot of progress on my new-to-me cottage because I seem to be easily sidetracked by life's little fun activities. (Little league, trips to vintage flea markets, motorcycle... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Hope you're staying cool, and enjoying the day! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have been smitten for quite a number of years with a very specific old-school champagne glass. They were most assuredly never pricey, even when they were first on the market. Made from a fairly heavy, thick glass, this coupe... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I love that quote. (Don't you?) That's how I feel when I get rolling on a creative project in my work room. (or when decorating around the house.) Like I am making magic. I'm on a little bit of a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...er..make that older people rock. (I always forget that I am getting dangerously close to sixty myself, which is old to some of you.) That cutie-patootie gal in the top photo is Helen. My Rock n' Roll Buddy and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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When we were in Spokane (Yes, it's another post about our fabulous trip. I am sure I told you that it was a spectacular girlfriend-vacation.) I told you we started off our Friday at Chaps. From there we drove the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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(The same is true for little girls.) Happy Fathers Day to my Dad, and all of the other Dad's out there. You are special people. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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....You want to be prepared. And cute, at the same time. Last Sunday's Weekly words to live by showed a photo of my newest fun find, my overnight bag. (How cute is this?!) I wanted to share where I got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Ha! To quote YOU..."It was just TO MUCH!" Laughter IS so good for the soul, and we sure did a lot if it in Spokane!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Eat more desserts. at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Yes, please. Jenny Keller, of Jenny Cookies, who is a baker-turned-cookbook-author, was at the Farm Chicks Show, signing copies of her new book. Of course, the moment I saw the cover of her delightful cookbook, it was love at first... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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As I shared a few days ago, One of my amazingly fabulous blog-readers, Kori, had sent me an email before the Farm Chicks trip, sharing all of her favorite stops in Spokane with us, and we left a day early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Well, part of what all we purchased wouldn't fit in the car, nor could the Other Tracey get parts of her pile loaded up anywhere for the plane ride home. Luckily, the couple I bought a fabulous old rusty bike... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I got the bag here: http://www.forestbound.com/products/escape-canvas-bag-2 I have to say I still feel it was over-priced, even tho' I love it. I just HAD to have it!
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You know the old saying, right? It goes like this: You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Kori- WHERE do I begin?! Your list of stops was SPOT ON! W LOVED each and every one of them! It became more exciting as the day went on, driving to the next "Kori-destination"! My favorite spot (besides Chaps) was the Sweet Frosting bakery!!! While at Chaps (and at her shop, Lucky Vintage) I tried to find the "Sweet" cup for you to send as a thank you, but they were out of them! Thanks seems so little to say, and I am grateful to live in atie where virtual friends can reach out to one another like this. You truly MADE our trip! Thank you so very much for taking the time to email me with your two cents! Tracey
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Last post about the event itself, I promise. Oodles and toodles of cute stuff, and fantastic signage on almost all of the booths. Did someone say wild animals in paper hats? A picture is worth a thousand words, as they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The Far Chicks Show, twenty-fifteen. My, oh, my. I'll get back to sharing the incredible, fabulous, better-than-either-of-us-could-have-ever-imagined day before the Farm Chicks soon, but I really want to share some pictures from the actual event today. We went to bed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Here is the list Kori (A fabulous blog reader!) shared... Roots Revival lighting Chaps Franks diner Sweet frosting blissful bake shop Rocket bakery Browns addition River front park Monroe street Paint in my hair Mel's nursery Goodwill The tin roof Green bluff ( fruit)
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We drove to Spokane yesterday just as planned, and the ride was a six hour series of laughter and chattering, with a few pit stops for gas, refreshments, and potty stops. Too. Much. Fun. Today we sprang out of our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm picking the other Tracey up at the airport later this morning, and we will be hitting the road after I bring her by to see my cottage. (Insert long squeal here!) I need her to see my cozy little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Or should I say a heavenly staircase? (In case you haven't noticed, I've been on a bit of a song-title-for-my-blog-posts kick this week.) Anyway. Would ya look at this Before and After?! Talk about inspiration. Yeah, baby. The picture on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry