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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
I'm crazy busy. I know, I always am saying that, like I'm busier than anyone on the planet. The sad truth is that I probably am not crazy busy, but am in desperate need of a time management twelve step... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I created a Leftovers Station as part of my tables cape themes at the event at Camas Antiques a short while back, and I have it available in my etsy shop now. We will be using these cutie-patootie leftover containers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
We fall back in the fall, which means we get an extra hour of sleep, hence gaining that precious hour. This hilarious video explains it: Happy November, everyone!
Geesh, how can it be that we are already beginning the eleventh month of twenty-seventeen? Even though I feel the year is going by to quickly for my liking, I do have to say that I love me some crisp... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Okay, you didn't make me boo anything, I was just dying to use that little pun there. (Heh heh heh.) I whipped out a fun Halloween banner last night to hang and greet the little trick or treaters tonight, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I know. I used to dread Monday, myself, but it has become one of the countless blessings I am getting to experience these days. Pretty much the entire last year of Sunday afternoons (from about 3:00 on) that I worked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I spent a short portion of my dealer-night last Thursday adding a little more of my signature look to my booth space. I am wanting it to stand out more, and for a long while I have pondered just exactly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I'm back to talking tables capes and mantle decor, but today's blogpost title could be applied to anything in life. In this case, the simple things I am referring to are the empty glass bottles doubling as candlesticks. I used... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks, Amanda! I aspire to get to your level of organizational skills with managing time!
It is so affirming to know I am not the only one! Thanks Kat, and everyone else that has commented here and on FB. :-)
He is a reminder to hang in there, and to never give up on things you are passionate about. That you can find success doing something you know and love. There are lots of stories about good ol' Colonel Sanders,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
How is it possible that I can be this busy while being "unemployed"?! While I am feeling overwhelmed with getting a virtual lasso on my time management skills, I have to admit that being able to work, and grow, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Okay, I am not sure elegant is going to be exactly the right descriptive word for this tablescape from the event at Camas Antiques...Maybe more like elegantly rustic? Rustic vintage? I'm not exactly sure. I began this table setting by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I know you were expecting that this post would be yet another one of the autumn tablescapes. (And, some of you may be relieved to see that it is not!) I don't think I've mentioned my favorite color in quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks so much, Jackie! It was a fun set up to do, and it was a challenge to photograph with all of the open space there! Thanks for continuing to read my blog! Tracey
Image the Camas Antiques Harvest Market, I mean. (I figured I have talked so much about it, that you would know what I was referring to, amIright?) We had lots of folks attend the movie at the Liberty Theater (110... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I'm getting down to the wire with my table setting plans! I will be spending most of today at Camas Antiques setting things up, and I wanted to share a preview of my last tablescape idea with you before I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Ha! Debbie V. my cutie patootie slippers are from Walmart last year! I LOVE them! They are warm, and cute, and the back is open so you just step into them. I bought a pair for one of my girlfriends that came to visit last New Years, and she is crazy for them now too! If you have a Walmart near you, go check 'em out! Tracey
Either that, or she is spending way too much time wandering the aisles at the Dollar Tree and Walmart. (And, that totally might be the case, since golf season has now ended.) Which ever it is, I am not complaining.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for commenting, Mary and Jackie! The job hunt thing is different these days for sure, and I think when you are looking at "career" type jobs,(In business, as opposed to things like retail or fast food places) it is much more challenging. I not so secretly would like to grow my etsy business and my booth to the point of being able to live on that! (What is that they say? Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life?) Jackie, I hadn't realized I had made leftovers a "thing" but I guess you are right! I may have to steal that thought for my post when I share all the details on the kit and display! LOL! Tracey