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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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...in regards to my autumn fireplace mantel, that is. A few weeks ago while thrifting, I came upon the longest old rusty metal toolbox I have ever seen, and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Well, another page has been turned on my calendar, and I am praying (hard) that October is kinder to us than the previous months of 2020 have been. I do not believe that I can get through this new month... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Summertime here in the Pacific Northwest is always a beautiful time of the year, and being home so much more due to the pandemic has allowed me to appreciate my outdoor spaces at my home even more than I usually... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh, August, please be kinder to us than the previous months of 2020. We are counting on you. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks girls!! No, I didn't ask or tell my neighbor, although I do not think she would care at all. The fact is that it is on my side and she cannot see it at all. If nothing else, I am maintaining the upkeep on the back side of the shed by adding fresh paint. (I painted the shed back light gray when we had our home painted....)
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AmIright? During the stay-at-home order I found myself doing some serious nesting, both indoors and out. My cottage was built in 1952 (I think) and at some point in time, the person that lived behind this house put up a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Happy May Day, my friends! I have been trying to publish a post to my blog most of the week, but my blog host, Typepad, hasn't been cooperating. (It wouldn't let me publish any photos....ugh.) I had the tech support... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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At the very beginning of this pandemic stay-at-home situation, we got some big news, and now that I am quite sure that the entire family and all of the friends know, I am excited to share it with you. My... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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This time of year Saturdays are for thrifting. Yard (or garage) and estate sales are where all junkers want to be come Saturday mornings, and with the stay-home mandate that isn't happening. Yes, we still have good ol' Craig and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2020 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
That is an all time favorite of mine too, Christinegowing!