Monday, August 16, 2010

It's nice to get away, but it's good to be home too!!

This is The Raymond House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Port Sanilac, where we stayed on most of our vacation! It is an old beautiful house restored. It has nine bedrooms!! That also includes the Inn Keepers. We had the most wonderful breakfasts!! Christy is the owner along with her husband Gary. Christy and I bonded over creating!! She has a gallery in the back of the Inn. She makes the most awesome things! She is making china plate pins, earrings, and bracelets. She cuts the plates herself and puts the jewerly parts on. Every year Sim and I go to Port Sanilac, Michigan this time of year for the annual Antique and Yard Sale around the Thumb. It is almost 200 miles long! Sim and I only make it to a couple of cities. It takes all day, and it's three days long. We like to go on Friday. The first day. I was on the hunt of course for cool vintage items. Especially sewing, black and white photos, etc. I did find quite a bit. I save up dimes all year for this, and had a yard sale of my own. I also had something new to look for!! Christy showed me everything there is to know about china!! LOL So I found a few items for her too! She said as a thank you, she is going to send me a pin!! There was a plate I fell in love with!! It was gold,orange, and black!! Just my colors!! Sim has even got in on the creative bug now!! She told him he should start making and selling with me! That's what her and her hubby do!! So, he is starting to make very prim wind chimes!! He got the coolest rusty and other type things to start making them with!! I'll show a pic when he gets one done!! After the weather gets better I'll be kicking out some items too! I am so excited about the cool things I got!! My mind is creating but my laundry and house are calling me!! Shucks! Hope everyone is staying cool. It's good to be home!! XO Fran.