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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gobbling Up My Time!

I apologize for the lousy quality of the photographs in this post.
They are phone snaps -- and cell phones are not great cameras.  They are not even great phones.

Have you seen the Countdown to Thanksgiving clock on the sidebar?
Two days.  Two days!
Time to get realistic.

For the past few days I have spent more time than I anticipated prepping for
and setting up my new booth at Somerville Center Antiques.

It doesn't look as if it took a lot of time,
but son of a gun . . . it did.
The booth, partially done.
It needs more stuff.

That seriously cut into my sew drapes, recover shield back chair seats, solve the debt crisis
list of things I was going to accomplish before Turkey Day.
My annual To Be Done By Thanksgiving List.

Reality check.
The TBDBT List has morphed into the TBDBC List . . . to be done by Christmas.
The Thanksgiving List is pretty much down to: clean, cull, cook.
Projects can wait; cooking can't.
I am very happy with one thing -- the 5 x 7 lipstick red rug we put down.
I have my eye on a heavy wrought iron screen for the rear of the booth,
that I can back with fabric, and then use "S" hooks to hang things on it.
None of my mirrors or pictures is here yet -- nowhere to hang them! 

So today is a cleaning day at That Old House.
For everyone; Dion DiPoochy is at the grooming salon.
Luckily it is also raining, so it shouldn't take him long to get himself
satisfactorily filthy and smelly when he gets home.
Money well spent, eh?

And now, it's away from the computer and into the conservatory,
where I've got piles and piles of books that until Sunday lived on the white bookcase
that now is holding dishes and "smalls" (I love that term) at the booth.

Where will I put all those books?  To Be Determined!
Have a lovely, serene Tuesday, my friends.  -- Cass


  1. Hey Cass! Hope you get a lot done today. We are trying to figure out if we should pack Mama/Baby/Daddy up and go home or have everyone come here. It's about 2 hours from here. We are waiting to see what baby's bili tests are to make that determination. xo Diana

  2. 'tis the time to be "busy-crazy". Small T-Day here so not as much to do. Kinda' miss the hustle & bustle..... LOL!!
    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  3. So the curtains and chairs have been put on the TBDBC list?

    Great looking booth!

  4. Cass, please sit down and have a cuppa! I need one just reading all the things you are up to! Have a lovely Thanksgiving, I know it will not be the same for you but your memories of the times you were all together will get you through. Lots of love, AnneMarie xx

  5. Your booth is looking good. I'm glad that you are putting some things off until Christmas...we will have enough on our plates Thursday!


  6. You sounds so official using terms like "smalls". The booth is looking good. Have fun with it.

  7. I hope you make a fortune. Best Thanksgiving Wishes from My Blog to Yours. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  8. I don't know if I'm going to visit you n the next two days, so anyway have awonderful Thanksgiving Day with all your family and friends, hug Flavia

  9. Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  10. The booth is looking good. Love the little rocker.
    Good luck with your list.


  11. Cass,

    The booth looks wonderful! You will get done what needs to be done and the rest can just wait or go away. We worked all day yesterday and will hopefully finish today. I always feel that if the table is done then I can cope.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  12. Your booth looks wonderful! You have done such a great job and I know it has been hard work. I am cleaning today here at home...trying to get caught up before the big Turkey Day tomorrow!
    Wishing you and your family a sweet holiday!

  13. Good luck cleaning and good luck with your booth.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Your booth looks great! I have been to that store before! Next time I am in the area, I will swing by and check out your stuff in person! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!


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