With this in mind, I need to tell you about my mother. She has a huge place on the lake with a guest house out back and two super-sized garages. Yes, I learned my 'save everything' ways from my parents. You just never know when we will have another depression. Have you seen the "Grapes of Wrath"? Holy cow, I watched that for a film class and now I'm even worse about throwing things out. Anyway, I digress . . . my mother wants to move back to Colorado into a nice condo or patio home. Needless to say, it will be time to scale down.
Her biggest problem is what to do with all her wonderful items she has collected or saved over the years. After 60 years of marriage, my parents have accumulated a substantial treasure trove. My daughter's idea was for grandma to open her own vintage Etsy shop. After a little coaxing, she has done just that. She is now the proud proprietor of the Azalea Attic on Etsy.
She grows azaleas all around her home at the lake in Oklahoma and Shilo thought that would be a fitting name for grandma's new venture. My mother was an Avon lady for years and she did quite well. She was in the President's Club and various other items. She was a team leader, etc. Now I think you know what is coming. She not only purchased many treasures, but she earned some super special Avon awards as well. Wow, wait until you see some of her goodies.
|Miss Albee Thimble Set|
|American Heirloom Dragonfly Bowl|
|Avon Easter Bunny Lady|
|Little Things Mean A Lot!|
|Cherished Moments Last Forever!|
Her shop is getting new items daily and I am hopeful she sells them all so she can move back to Colorado soon. We can have so much fun if she were just a little closer. She would love movie day with my friends or game night with the crowd.
Stop by her shop Azalea Attic and look through her goodies. Post her on your Facebook and give her a tweet. She even has her own twitter account @AzaleaAttic!