Monday, September 12, 2011


Sometimes as all of you know life gets so full that blogging is not even a consideration.  In an earlier post I mentioned that both my mother and brother were ill.  I have flown to WA state  three times in the past three months and stayed a week.  I was there for my brother's operation for esophageal cancer.  He came through the operation in great shape and will start his 2nd round of chemo soon.  My mother is now at peace and out of pain.  She was 87 and was still so full of fun and told jokes all the time  until the pain became too great.

And then, I don't know what I was thinking, but I decided to open an antique booth again.  Actually I found a little store in Greenwood. Mo that I really liked and the booth rent was reasonable.  I had so much stuff in storage from my last booth that I needed to sell or just toss.  I do thoroughly enjoy the hunt for treasures and decorating my booth.  It also has helped me to focus on fun things as well.

If you live close or are visiting the KC area please stop and visit my booth at "As Time Goes By" located at 605 Main on the south side of the street in Greenwood  The store in an old white house with a charming  front porch.  It is a great shop with a variety of vendors.  I am booth 16 or just ask for Stella's booth.

I am happy to be back and looking forward to visiting everyone.


Chatty Crone said...

I am sorry about the loss of your dear mother. And your brother's surgery.

I have missed you.

Good luck on your booth!


Thisisme. said...

Nice to see you here again, but I am so very sorry to hear that your dear mum has passed away.I pray that your brother will make a full recovery. It must have been such a worrying time for you. I agree with Chatty - good luck with your booth!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry about your mother. ((HUGS)) Glad your brother is doing okay and I will continue to pray for him. Best of luck on your new venture!

Star said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mum Stella, although 87 is a good age and if I get to that I shall feel I've done very well. My mum died at 69, which seems so young these days and because of that she missed a lot of my family's growing up stages. Prayers for your brother as he faces his next stage of treatment!
Your booth is lovely, envy, envy! I wish you much success with it. It is a great idea and will give you something nice to focus on and keep your spirits lifted.

Lona said...

So sorry for your loss and glad to hear that your brother is recovering well. We need an outlet sometimes and it seems this booth is yours. What a sweet little shop too. Welcome back.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Stella, I'm glad you are back. I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing and hope your brother continues to do well. I will keep him in my prayers. Your booth sounds like a lot of fun. Wish I could stop by.

9405018--Pat said...

Sorry for your loss. I will stop by your booth! I'm from KC thanks Pat H

Mimi said...

So very sorry to hear about your Mom, no matter what age we are, we never want to have to say a final good bye to our Mom's. I am happy to hear your brother is doing well. I agree about making those trips, on top of the cost, being absent from home is difficult on everyone and then there's the fatigue of it all. Not much rest when traveling.
I love your new home for your selling place. It is so charming and cute, I wish I lived near there. MY MOM lives outside of St. Louis so she is somewhat close!!!
That is a fun way to spend your free time!!
Glad you popped in to visit me today
hugs 2 U,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am sorry about your mom, but she is at peace now as you say. And best wishes for your brother in his recovery.

You are right that it is good to focus on the things that bring you joy .. always and especially at a time like this.

And I wish I could drop by your stall. Probably just with my good wishes, because (you know) I live in very small places. So I guess I can visit virtually and do that!

Crafting Marfa said...

Stella, I'm so sorry about your mom :-( I think its great that your brother is doing better. I will keep him and the rest of your family in my prayers.


I'd love to visit your shop too, looks like a cute place! Sorry to read about your family illness.

May the rest of your year be happy times!