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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 got busy wrapping up the last of my St. Patrick's Day items for my etsy shop and my booth at Camas Antiques yesterday while doing laundry from my trip. I will finish up some wine tags tonight after work,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm heading home today with some treasured memories from four fun filled days with the band of brothers living the small town country life in Oregon. We had our adventure to the land of Chuckie Jesus, as I shared a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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.....And then plant the entire pot in the ground when your seedlings grow! I saw this clever idea on Pinterest, and thought it could be fun for the kiddos while I am staying with them. Such an easy project, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I mean, seriously, what would you call a guy who drives you down for the weekend portion of a five day visit to care for four of your grandsons (ages three through eight) and then surprises you all with an... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Oh, Lissy! Your sweet note brought a tear to my eye, and caused my heart to swell up and run over! I love to write, and share my life here on my blog, and knowing that I might inspire anyone along the way is the happiest sort of overwhelming joy, that I cannot quite put into words. Thank you ever so much! I hope you do continue to find jewels and make your home a haven of happiness, Tracey
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#wordstoliveby #loveyourlife #acottageindustrydotcom Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I don't have any color codes, as the truck was this deep midnight blue when I bought it. I will be taking more pictures of it in a couple of weeks, and can send you a few then! Tracey
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Not sure why this didn't occur to me until Kathryn pointed it out yesterday. (Thanks for the idea! I think it turned out pretty cute, but I'll let you be the judge!) Now, whether you're Irish...or not, you can give... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for all of the ideas and input, girls! Looks like the ice cream idea is in the lead! Dotti, it IS hard to part with some things! You have to remember that my house is TINY though, and so, I look at it pretty subjectively...WILL I use the item, or am I just coveting it? LOL! Tracey
I'm on it, Kathryn! Watch for it later tonight! Tracey
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on Planning ahead. at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Thank you all so much for the outpouring of ideas for my upcoming window display. I've added the idea of a picnic theme and the vintage boardwalk/beach ideas as well to my list, and I'll keep you posted as I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I had a busy weekend of thrifting, and creating new art, and booth fluffing, and football, and it flew by way. too. fast. I'm madly in love with these fabulous hand embroidered pillow shams, and they very nearly didn't make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Yesterday on my lunch break from my grown up job I ran to the GreedyWill to see what might be calling my name, and I was very happy I did. Odds and ends, mostly for my booth (yay!) other than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Yep, it's Groundhog Day. Again. (See what I did there? Referencing the holiday and the movie where the guy relives the same day of his life over and over and over again..?) I can't help but think of that old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm still not sure how it got here so fast, but I am desperately looking forward to February, with all of it's winter crispness, and ever-so-slightly growing longer days. With Valentine's day coming up in two weeks, and lots more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Eeeeeeeeee! I'm excited to share that my love for junking and all that goes with it have brought me to another new adventure. I have a new website, devoted entirely to all of the kindred spirits who love junk. Check... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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For all of the chalkboard art lovers out there....I came up with a new Valentine's treat box design last week, and I finally have it ready to go. Order them in my etsy shop, (here.) or find them in my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Pajamas and pancakes was the original birthday party theme, and pancakes evolved into donuts at some point. (Yay!) (Notice Natalie's donut pajamas...) Little number nine, Miss Natalie Rose (the youngest and second of only two grand daughters in the lineup)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Seriously. I had so much fun making these sweet little goodie boxes for Valentines Day, and then it occurred to me that they are really good for any time you want to surprise someone you love with a little treat.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Hi Audrey! My favorite pillows are feather- down/feather mix actually. I bought mine about 10 years ago at Macy's during a big white sale. Feather pillows come soft, medium, and firm. I bought a soft and a medium, and I find I still prefer the medium. They were kind of pricey, but worth the money I felt. Places like Scandia Downs have AMAZING down pillows, but...outta my price range! I do keep foam pillows at my home for guests as well, and I struggle with those for the same reasons you shared! They go flat! That's my insights into bed pillows.... Tracey
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Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. You may recall that I am bit obsessed infatuated with bed pillows, sheets, duvets, and bed making, and that carries over to any bed in my home, whether it is mine, or the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry