Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dear deer

I hit a deer yesterday.

I was on my way to Rogers in the rain and fog, and a young deer (I know he was young because he was spotted) dashed out in front of me. Thwack. I stopped as soon as I could, and there was no sign of the deer and no damage to my I think I just grazed him. Maybe.

Anyway, I am now initiated into the "I hit a deer" club of Northwest Arkansas. Deer are everywhere. They are in the woods. They are downtown behind our shop. They graze in people's yards. It was just a matter of time before my car met one up close and personal.

Speaking of deer, just look what came in this week! Wonderful deer items -- even more beautiful in person than the pictures show:

More later!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Things are just not progressing as fast as I'd like. But then I've never been known to have any patience whatsoever. We did get the sconces up and most of the barnwood. And Jeff is building out the window display.

After much discussion, I think we've decided to do away with any institutional overhead lighting and just use chandeliers. I ordered a bunch a few days ago, and we're planning on converting old chandeliers into colorful works of art. So no chicken lights. Maybe.

Merchandise continues to pour in. And it's everywhere: in the basement, in closets on the first floor, and in our apartment. Witness half our bedroom:

I went to the annual Eureka Springs "Yards and Yards of Yard Sales" on Friday and picked up a few cool things. We actually got up and out at 7 A.M. (unheard of for me, but I guess I'd better get used to it.) Candlesticks, bookends, books, and this:

It has finally gotten HOT here and I'm not liking it. More later!