Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Handwriting Is On The Wall

I thought I would share a little more info I've gleaned in my studying. Did you know cliches are to be avoided at all costs...not that I would ever be guilty of beating that dead horse! Putting it into a nutshell, it's acceptable to use one as a title just not within the body. The trick is to be original in thought. Needless to say, I think I got this one licked with one hand tied behind my back! After all, this isn't rocket science, so I'll stop making a mountain out of a molehill on this subject and get down to the real nitty gritty!Talk about gritty...between taxes, Winnie & Tulula's, life and getting ready for the trip to the Mother Ship, the house has gone to wrack and ruin! I'm talking about getting down and dirty here. Take a gander at this table we bought! Ain't she a beaut? I know, I know...she's rough as a cob and may not be everybody's cup of tea, but some like carrots...others like cabbage! Cat Daddy and I happen to love cabbage. When we get through with her, she will be smooth as silk and pretty as a picture...I promise. I love the apron on her. She has a solid bottom under that top and I think we may try and hinge the top...won't that just make you flip your lid?
She's just one of the finds we will be taking this spring and at the end of the day, it's not always about what you bring to the table, but it sure does help if the table is this good!

Squirrel!!!

Before I forget, I need to dish some dirt about a contest going on in the Golden State and by that I mean California. Sue's store, Country Roads Antiques has been nominated for Best Antique Shop in Orange County. Haven't you always dreamed of being tall, blond, and tan? Here's your chance to pretend you are all those things. It's really as easy as falling off a log! Just go here and cast your vote 'cause after all...actions speak louder than words.

Let's just cut to the chase and tell it like it is. Country Roads is a wonderful collection of vendors who are more like family than business associates. Sue is one of my favorite people ever and I would do just about anything to help her and I know she would be first in line to help me if I needed it. (A friend in need is a friend indeed!) Her store is a success story of what you get when you put in long hours, work hard and treat your customers with care and respect. She lives the Golden Rule...not by words...but with actions. So, please go over and cast your vote. By doing so, you are casting a vote for every antique shop owner and the blood, sweat and tears that goes into making it successful and isn't that what so many of us dream of being...a success?
After spending my entire Saturday at W&T's I am tired to the bone so I think I'll close now and hit the hay. Remember...VOTE...pretty please?

Here's mud in your eye!

37 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

omg! So funny!! I can't even think of a come back....I got nothing!

Ain't that just the pope's pajamas! HA!

Okay, that was really bad...seriously.....

Lou Cinda ~ Out!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb, that is an awesome table and it will look great in your space at ZH, if it doesn't sell before then!

AuroraSuzette said...

More mascara running here; this time from laughing! That table will be fantastic, as it looks good now. Cabbage, carrots, love em both. Off to vote!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

That table is the bee's knees! Too cool for school!

sissie said...

Hey girl! You're hotter than a two dollar pistol!

Love your post. Can't wait to see the table redo.

Sissie

donna baker said...

Will vote and want to see that table when you're finished.

Faded Charm said...

This is my kinda table. I love it! I have one similar that I've been saving for my potting shed someday. I'm hoping someday is going to be this summer, yeah!!

Good luck with your writing.

Kathleen

Six in One Hand said...

Oh my....
I would be in sooo much trouble with all of my southern 'isms.

I'm a cabbage girl too and I love her just the way she is.
She's prettier than a speckled belly puppy dog!!

Sweet Repose said...

A solid bottom, now that's what I'm talkin' about...LOVE IT!!!

lulu redstar said...

Sweet as pie! Cute as a button! That's you! And the table is sturdy as a horse...
I hear Patsy's gonna spill the beans...
oxox
p.s will go vote, thnkx

Frippery said...

Good Golly Deb, I have been missing a lot! Your blog seems to have disappeared from my sidebar so I did not know you were back from hiatus. Got that word? Does good golly count as a cliche? You made me LOL. I am completely guilty of both of those faux pas but that's just me. DO NOT change your ways cause you are perfect just the way you are. Why mess with perfection? I am kicking myself for missing out on all your fun, but I am caught up now. I will take the bull by the horns and find out where your blog went on my sidebar. Hugs, Pam

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Hey, waddaya mean you're gonna clean her up? I think she's beautiful just like she is. :-)

Sorry, freah outta cliches, but I'm a big fan of 'em!

XO,
Anne

FILIGREE MOON said...

Heh heh! Thanks for the giggle. And that table will be fabulous with a bit of Trash magic! ~ Angela

Sue said...

I LOVE the table and I know I will love it even more when you & Cat Daddy are finished with her! And "thank you" for mentioning that all of us at Country Roads are looking for votes. You went above and beyong and it's appreciated.
Take care, Sue

delighted heart said...

Am i going to go vote for Sue? You betcha! Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?

Malisa said...

So you are telling me that snakes don't travel in pairs and storms don't follow the river? WHAT??? You know what is cliche...folks telling other folks how to write! Girl, you take that country sense of humor and go to town! You make your own rules and show em how to skin a rabbit! Thanks for promoting our friend, Sue...she is one of a kind, a thing of beauty, a diamond in the rough, a force to be reckoned with and the cat's meow! Vote for Sue...she will put a chicken in every pot!

Wizard of Was said...

Deb,
Of course I'm off to cast my vote for Sue at Countryroads...she does have the best store ever! In fact the "girls" and I are planning a trip there next week...Always a pleasure to shop there! Thanks for the heads-up! BTW...love that table!
Gale

Queenplinker said...

Good afternoon to ya!
I had to go back to BH and look for the apron, because when you first mentioned checking them out..I got stuck on their blog looking at all the cute farm animals. Lovely apron, very nice choice of fabric!

I love your table because it's evident someone else has loved it for years!

I like my cabbage with vinegar.
Have a sassy day :0)
Lynea

red.neck chic said...

I am laughing so hard... I don't even have a cliche for that. LOLOLOLOL So many reasons I love you!!!

AND the table!!! I like cabbage - mainly raw! heehee

Have a good one!!!
xoxo
robelyn

Dar said...

Mercy Child, You flip me over. Love the chat ya got goin' on. As for that table, girl, I'd take that home and loveit up in a heartbeat. Hubby would think I'd gone plum crazy once again. you have a great week now. I have to go Vote.
God Bless U

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

That was as good as good gets. I pity the fool who tries to say anything different. The table rocks my world in a big way. Can't wait to watch the magic at Zapp again. You and Cat Daddy sure know how to wave the magic wand and show us what you've got. I am soo not good at this. Thanks for the memories! (I'm bad at this actually) ~Mindy

Six divided by two..... said...

How did you know cabbage was my fav??? I love her just the way she is... Ps I never received the gown I won. I hope my crazy neighbors did not get it..

vintagelaundress said...

Love it - and the table is great, too! I'm heading over to vote now!

xoxo,
LeAnn

Auntie Joy said...

I seriously have a thing for cliches, they always make me laugh and then I wonder who the heck thought that one up? Thanks for the laugh!
JOY!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Ha ha, you crazy girl, one post on the Bible Study I had so many mixed metaphors I almost had a give-away for anyone that could name them all. I just couldn't resist. I had fun with it. I don't know if anyone else caught on.
I'm going to go vote for Sue!
Oh, Debbie, "stickles" is glitter glue in a really fine line. makes us old girls who can't see well feel like we can still be artists! LOL
hugs,
Debra

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hey Deb,

I like cabbage, too! Can't wait to see it all gussied up! I bet you'll get it done SLICK AS A WHISTLE! Thanks for stopping by my post on Pink Saturday-those buttons are to die for, aren't they?

Take care,
Judy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love cliches!! you outdid yourself you clever girl with this right as rain blog post today. LOL...just had to "follow the crowd"!

And love that table! It's delicious.

Susie Q said...

What a great table! And let me guess...you've seen "Up" also...yep, hubby uses that one for me instead of the Simpson's Donuts.....oh well.

Tracey said...

Well I'm quite certain that table will be even more fabulous when you get done with it!!!

Hope your week is going good Debbie!

:) T

unique unique design said...

Debbie, you are "a laugh a minute" and definitely "march to the beat of your own drum"!!
Funny funny post!
marcie

Anita said...

Who says cliches don't work? I think your book might have to disprove that theory!

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Deb,

I love the table...I'm sure it will be FAB U LOUS when you get done!

Lisa

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That's a great table, Debbie.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love that table Debbie. I'd use a cliche, but I think you used them all up and the well's gone dry! Off to visit Sue. Happy day, Debbie and thanks for your comments about my dad.
xo~Tracie

RustyClover said...

ive got a thousand questions for you, but, my husband is yelling squirrel!!!hard to focus when that lovly chippy table is talking to you! ~Katy

Janet said...

that table is gonna be great when you get in there with a little elbow grease! me, i like it the way it is! i'd probably hose it down and call it a day!

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Deb, you really are one of a kind! You seriously crack me up. Maybe I can talk Amy into coming to the blog party. It would be sure a hoot to meet you. Ya sure, ya betcha!