Thursday, December 11

Birthday lunch and lots of pretty things..........

Today, I treated my good friend, Sue Kraemer, to lunch for her birthday. Her actual birthday is in October but we have both been so busy that we couldn't find time to get together. Today worked for both of us so we met at the Henderson RoadHaus, enjoyed a great lunch, and then got caught up on chit-chat. Yes, we did. One of the things we talked about was the upcoming craft show at Minnesota New Country School. It's this Saturday and we both plan to be there and see what lovely and tasty things are for sale. After that, Sue will head over to the shop "HeArt of Henderson" that she owns with Lisa VonLehe. (And so will I as I have just a teeny bit more Christmas shopping to do!) The two of them really have a knack for doing creative things and bringing creative folk together! Sue has been doing these awesome framed chalk pieces. I bought a small turquoise one that says "Happy Holidays". There is something about that color that always reminds me of when I was a kid. Could it be the turquoise and white polka dot gathered skirts that my mother made for me and my sister Judy? Yes, it probably is. Anyway..........these chalkboard greetings are just really cool!

Lisa has been making signs with vintage designs and decoupaging them to old bits of painted wood. I bought one of these for a gift for someone. Cannot tell you who.....

This little nook is filled with all sorts of goodies from wood-turned seam rippers to pottery to jewelry! There are over 40 artists/crafters who are consigning goods at the shop!!

If I had a granddaughter and she had one of those 18" dolls, I might just be tempted to buy some of these darling outfits. The little fleece footy pajamas are so cute!

Something new are these lovely gift boxes! Such a pretty way to give a gift!

And this corner of the shop is one of my favorite spots. I have bought several of Lisa's crocheted potholders and coasters. I have plans for some of the coasters.......they are going to become pincushions!

And last, but not least............something good to eat! Lisa's daughter Melanie does the Maple Syrup and the jellies. The cranberry jalapeno jelly is so good when you plop a spoonful on top of a Ritz cracker that is smothered in cream cheese. Just ask me how I know. LOL!

I am almost finished decorating our Christmas tree. I've only been working on it the last three nights. During the day, I've been wrapping up details on the church and library silent auctions. That's all done now, except for just a couple details at the library. And so on Friday, I will definitely finish the tree. I've been "on the go" so much lately so it is nice to have a whole day at home! Talked to Collette tonight and she continues to improve. Her husband Daryl is great at taking care of her and juggling his job and all the other family stuff. Life sure gets busy and sometimes totally crazy. And that's just the way it goes. 
Happy Friday!


Christine M said...

Looks like a lovely shop to visit.

Anonymous said...

Oh my!!!! That shop looks incredible!! The quality and creativity knows no bounds!!!! So glad you were able to spend time with your friend (although, if Oct. was is even more so??). Tomorrow I put up our little tree (in the bay window). I put off this decorating long enough!!!! The weather is to be very moderate so the trek to the garage storage will be much easier!!! Enjoy the rest of your preps!!! Hugs from Houston(MN)....

Judy1522 said...

That shop looks like one I would enjoy visiting. Too bad I don't live anywhere near it.

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