Hello! Remember me? It’s been so long since I’ve posted, I had to think of my own web address to get started! And actually, I don’t have anything of real interest to tell you but wanted to check in before you forgot me!
So, lets see, since we last talked I did the awesome Simple Goods show in Ohio – always a fun, fun time! One of my favorite events of the year. The show is in its 11th year I think and I’ve been along for the ride since the second one. The Sunday after the show I went to photograph the home of Janet and Jon Wright. I met Janet at the spring Simple Goods show earlier this year and literally after five minutes I felt I had known her my whole life. It’s the strangest and most wonderful thing, but we are just old friends. I feel more comfortable with her than with some folks I’ve know a lifetime. She is just fun, easy, smart, and amazing! She first caught my attention when I overheard her tell someone in my booth that she and her husband own a chrome plating business. I immediately interrupted and said, “Street Rods?!” and she said yes. Well you know where that lead! So on my trip to see her last week I got a grand tour of their shop, as well as a visit with all of Jon’s personal street rods. I told Janet I loved her house, but loved seeing Jon’s cars more! ha! That might have been a slight fib because it was actually a toss up! But what could be better – an incredible collection of antiques AND two 32 Ford Coupes ??? Here’s a couple peeks!
I came home for a few days so I could get our Winter issue to print. It will be arriving in your mailboxes around December 15th. Sneak Peeks coming soon!
For my Ohio, West Virginia friends – Come out and see me tomorrow, Friday Nov. 17th at Dad’s Primitive Workbench in Marietta, Ohio. Charlie Clay has invited me for a meet and great during his Christmas Open House. I’m so excited to see Charlie’s shop and his awesome customers!
Amazon is always sending me emails of links to books they think I might like. You know how that is. But sometimes, it works! So a couple months ago they told me about, “If the Creek Don’t Rise,” by Leah Weiss. I thought to myself, “Oh good, I like her style.” But as I read the description it said it was her debut novel. I was confused, because I was sure I had read her before. But I ordered the book and looked forward to reading it. That night I woke up remembering that Leah wrote a short story for A Simple Life several years ago, titled “The Tobacco Market.” WOW! How exciting to see what she has accomplished since then! And let me tell you, for my reader fans – THIS IS A MUST READ! I loved it! I savored every word and I know that Leah thoughtfully and carefully CHOSE every word! Get it today!
Well, if you’re still with me, let me give you a few more dates of some events I’m doing this year – in hopes you will come see me! I love meeting our Simple Life subscribers! On Dec. 2nd I will be at Cabin in the Woods in Bellevue, Michigan, just outside of Battle Creek. Cheryl and KC Jones are having their Christmas Open House and you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their cabin village, live music, excellent food AND wonderful antiques and folk art for sale! Can’t wait! Then, the next weekend, Dec. 8th I will be in Alliance, Ohio for Bridgewater Primitives Christmas Open House! I’m super excited about that event because we will be having our first-ever TRUNK SHOW! Yup, I’ll be bringing several items from our linen clothing line. The girls at Bridgewater, Lesa and Cindy, wear our clothing and make great models. So their customers have requested to see it in person and it will be a ton of fun! So I hope to see you at one of these events!
Stay tuned for a sneak peek of our Winter issue – VERY SOON! Now I’m off to pack for Dad’s Primitive Workbench Christmas Open House!