Sorry I’ve been away from the blog for two whole weeks. But life has been crazy. I finally finished the last set of revisions for TFB (the friggin’ book). I’m beyond ecstatic about the final product, which is called SUMMER RENTAL, and which should be out next summer. And then I had to launch immediately into coming up with an idea for the book for summer 2012. And I did. I really love this idea and can’t wait to get started. And then I had to go down to Tybee and get The Breeze Inn ready for Boomerang Boy’s birthday celebration. He and a “few” of his closest friends gathered there this past weekend, and the good news is that there were no arrests and the place is reportedly still standing. While I was there, I stocked my booth at Seaside Sisters chockful of excellent treasures. You should go check it out, and check into The Breeze Inn. Did I mention, it’s still standing?
As soon as I got home from Tybee, it was time to take off for Lake Oconee, where some posse members celebrated our friend Shay’s double-nickel birthday. The guys golfed and the girls shopped. We had a great time junking in Greensboro and Madison, where, of course, HISSY FIT is set. I picked up the chalkware kitty for a song at an antique mall in Greensboro.
This adorable toy ironing board and iron came from the Madison Marketplace antique mall and reminded me I might need to catch up on my ironing. No maker’s mark that I can find, but I just couldn’t pass this up, or the Tom Thumb toy typewriter at the top of the page. I seem to have a thing for children’s tin toys. I’ve sold at least three Tom Thumb cash registers, a couple of tin phones, and now the above typewriter, which I’m tempted to keep, since I do make a living from typing, right?
Madison has so many cute shops, including a great vintage clothing consignment shop, where I found this cute black faille pocketbook with lucite fastener and handles. It’ll look great with the vintage black satin slips accented with rhinestone bling that I put in the booth last week. I can just picture some cute young SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) girl wearing these for a fun evening out.
And now? I must sail away, although not on this spiffy chalkware sailing ship bookend I found in Greensboro. Busy week ahead with starting proposal for the new book, and then on Saturday, I’m headed for Ohio where I’ll team up with junk buddy Barb for a trip to the Country Living Antique Fair in Columbus, followed by a junk junket all the way through Indiana and Illinois to Champaign, where I’m giving a talk for the library Sept. 30th. Hope to see some of you along the way!