Saturday, April 25, 2009

I've been MIA for a bit, working in my studio, freshening my shop with a new look, didn't have internet connection for over a week, eeek!! etc...
But the biggest reason for being MIA recently is......I've been preparing for the arrival of my Sweet BF Cathy Scalise, you all know her from Treasured Heirlooms~Elegance & Whimsy!!! Cathy hails from the amazing New England area, and flies to West Virginia twice a year for a week at a time to spend it with little ole me! I'm truly a lucky gal!!
I love when Cathy visits, we shop, shop, shop, eat at great restaurants, laugh, talk business, and laugh some more! She's such a refreshing change from my day to day~same old, same old!!! I always say, Cathy brings sunshine with her when she!
The first day Cathy arrived, we drove straight home from the airport to be greeted by a satellite technician.. thank goodness!! My internet has been out since last Sunday, and I was in a panic. What kind of a hostess would I have been if I couldn't provide internet service to my guest/BF!!? My internet is now fixed, phew!! And since Friday, it's been non stop shopping for us... It's rather funny to watch us..when we enter a shop filled with vintage pretties, both of us look at each other and begin to squeal!! We've traveled through tiny shops in Maryland, Va and even enjoyed browsing through the little shops in my area too~ I've taken a few pics of our fun today and couldn't wait to upload them for my post tonight... But to my dismay, none of the photos are salvageable...Boo~Hoo!! I will post pics of our shopping ventures though, I promise! We'll be out almost everyday while she visits, so I should get some great pics, fingers crossed~

In the meantime, I have to show off some of Cathy's latest creations that are featured in her shops... Aren't they stunning!!

Please stop by both of her beautiful shops, Treasured Heirlooms and Elegance & Whimsy to see many more of her gorgeous creations....Believe me, her shops are absolutely AMAZING! You won't be disappointed!


Mr Lee said...

Enjoy your blog.So kind.Good luck!
We hope that we will have the opportunity to make friends with you.
We invite you to come to our blog. You are welcome any time.

Natasha Burns said...

Have fun with Cathy! Luck you two, shopping, antiquing and spending fun girl time together!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Your blog is absolutely the most precious thing I have seen in a long time, just love the pink polka dots and your header is to die for!! Very very nice.

I am enjoying stopping by to see pretty pictures of all the things that you make and your friends. Lovely pictures. take care, Debby

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Glad you are back blogging! Your friend sure is talented, those are just incredible creations she makes.

Elyse said...


i was just reading cathy's blog and had to pop over to say hello! how much fun you both must be having!!! obviously you have lots in common! (love the fairy glen!)

right now i am picturing tea, cookies, magazines, and good chats! enjoy BFs!


Kathy said...

Sounds like so much fun, I hope you both have a wonderful time!


gail said...

Hi Michelle,,, How fun to have Cathy visiting you!!! Have a blast for me too. I love her work, so pretty! So, is yours :)
Tell Cathy not to forget bingo! I am rooting for her to get the pillow. lol
Hugs, gail

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Michelle,

What fun the two of you have had! I'm glad you are back though. I miss you when you are away. :0) And no internet connection is enough to call out the forces to rescue you immediately! LOL I would be lost with it. As always everything looks lovely !

I will make my way to see the other sites and all of their goodies.

Love & Light,

Lydia said...

Have a great time antiquing, chatting, and sharing !!!:)

Amy Sullivan said...

~Happy treasure hunting~
~sounds like so much fun~
~wish I could join you two~

~I will check out your friends bloggy soon~

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Have fun gals !! I bet you two are a blast when you are together !

Sweet Romance said...

Thank you for the follow as I'm following you now too! What a cute girlfriend story, love it♥
I look forward to your posts.....

cherry said...

Oh sounds like some serious girlfriend fun about to happen enjoy every second of it.. Thank you for stopping by and look I'm your 100 special friend ! lol
hugs, Cherry

Bradpetehoops said...

So beautiful blog! Have a nice day.

A day at the Cappuccino Café said...

Happy Birthday Michelle...

I love ya bunches,

Elyse said...

you and cathy have such similar styles. i'm sure you had such great girl time!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Michelle, What fun you had with Cathy. I can easily see how she would bring sunshine with her visit.
Looks like you had a great time shopping. What fun for two girlfriends!!! I know Cathy found some great treasures as I purchased a set of Italian plaques and love them.
Enjoyed catching up with your blog posts.
Have a wonderful day
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Where ARE you????? You are mia again.


Rosemary said...

Nice to meet you!
Have a great day!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Michelle,

Just popping in to say hello..I hope you are having a great week.


A Joyful Chaos said...

i found your blog while blog hopping and must say it is delightfully lovely. I enjoyed my visit and will be back another day.

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

I found your blog from blog hopping today :)
Thought Id say Hi!
:) Candy

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu reading your blog

Anonymous said...

I hope your being MIA is due to success in sales. I pray all is well with you and we'll see you back soon. Take care.

Family American Style. said...

Here is a great giveaway and easy rules. Ends Sunday.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful enjoyed reading it this afternoon..Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog. There is a great giveaway.

Blondie said...

Love Love Love your blog! I can't wait to see more! Kori xoxo

Lydia said...

Hi- Stop on by my Home Show this weekend!

I will not be doing Kris Kringle this as to do the home show with a lot of other holiday open houses in the area.

Cathy said...

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Yup, it is.

Please join me in my very first "Amour Valentine Swap". It's going to be easy, peezy and so much fun.

Just drop on over to my blog for the details, then send me an email if you'd like to participate. The more the merrier.



CoreyTina&boys said...

what a fun fun blog! YAY here is me

Amy Sutter said...

oh fun! I am sure you are going to make her visit so very special :-) I have added you to my favs (I used to have the razz pizazz boutique blog but not just use the Aged Vintage one!). I am also having a very french give-away...take a peak sweets!

Janee said...

Beautiful, Thank you Michelle for such sweet 'eye candy' inspiration!

Cathy said...


Feel free to leave this blog up for the next several years. It's really good free advertising! lol

Happy Easter,

xo Cathy