Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Some Day I'm Going to Have a Store!

I love old books!
I just always seem to find a treasure 
or a message meant for me!

Today, while I was pricing 
a 1949 Children's Encyclopedia,
I started to flip the pages 
and read the poems and fairy tales.

The 1913 is a library id number, 
it is also written in the back of the book!

Almost instantly I came to a page 
that caught my eye:

The Poem made me smile 
as it mirrored my thoughts exactly!

I love working in my booths, but
Some Day I'm Going to Have a Store,
with a tinky bell over the door...
And say, 
"What can I do for you today?"

Welcome to any new followers and
thank you to the original 16 who have
been my faithful few!

You have to start somewhere!

Live Authentically ~ Be the Real You!



canngil said...

Love the old illustrations in the children's books! No Walter the Farting Dog for them!
I love textures and fabrics, and would love to see what you will do with them! please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

MJ said...

Ugh had some trouble with my laptop..Im now 2nd. lol But you know this post speaks volumes to me in many ways. When you turn that OPEN sign on that door to YOUR SHOP, I will drive down to Georgia myself and be there for the ribbon cutting.

Lucky 7 Design

Ormolulu said...

Wonderful post, Martha . . . and I'm SURE you WILL have your own shop. Dream big!!

xo Debi from Bellingham, WA

Martha at Authentica said...

Canngil, Melanie and Debi, thank you all for all the well wishes! And yes Melanie...You and I will both have to celebrate each other's shops...yours in SC and mine in Ga.

Debi, If I have half the success you do, I will consider myself a great success! :) If I ever make it out to West Coast..I'm there...Ormolulu!

Ms. Canngil...stay tuned...lots of textile projects waiting in the wings!

Tricia said...

Best wishes to you! You can do it and there is a lovely network of us who are happy to help in anyway that we can :)

Unknown said...

I love that little story!! I'm glad to be one of your newest followers! :)

Martha at Authentica said...

Tricia and Marcy! Thank you both for taking the time to comment! It means more than you know! And welcome to my blog...I hope you will enjoy it...

mitchiesmom said...

I just found your delicious blog - and I absolutely love, love, love this post!!! I'm a new follower and I can't wait to keep up with what you are doing!!! Love it!!!!

Martha at Authentica said...

Mitchiesmom! Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you will enjoy my posts..I just write about what moves me!
Blessings to you!

Jean said...

Dear Martha, I was amazed to find "Someday I'm Going to Have a Store" on your website. When I was 8 in 1954, I read this poem, over and over until I had memorized it. I've always wanted a "little store". To this day, I recite this poem to anyone who will listen. I have it printed and on my desk. I will definately drive from Phoenix to Georgia to be there when you open your door..."with a tinkly bell". I'm signing up for your blog right now!

Jean from Phoenix

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Martha at Authentica said...

Dear Jean - we are kindred spirits!! You sent your note at the most opportune time! I closed all my booths in June and am now moving into a warehouse space to open a work shop and vintage wedding prop rental business.....big doubts and wondering about an actual store....and then I get your comment! Thank you for reminding why I'm doing what I'm doing! Hopefully this is the proper progression to get to that store with the tinkly bell! :) Hugs!