Friday, December 20, 2013

Santa's Elves

That's what we have been feeling like! Our kitchen has been transformed to a packing and shipping station...


We have sent packages of pottery all over the United States and Canada these last few weeks. We met our Etsy goals for the year and plan on building on this momentum through 2014!

Our gallery is decorated for Christmas but our house is not.



We closed early last Sunday and went to the local guy selling trees, only to find out they are closed on Sunday. The week was hectic and we never got back there. Chances are there are no more trees. We will make do with my little stick of a fake tree.


As you can see it has worked just fine in the past. Even Sophie didn't seem to mind it. Jeff said he actually knows where it is in the storage room! So tonight I will take my Halloween runner off of the hutch in the kitchen, and put the stuffed dog, dressed as a  turkey, away. Then we will dig out the little tree and decorate it in all of about 15 minutes. Like the Who's in Whoville, we know Christmas will come, even without the horns and bamboozles... or a real tree.




10 comments:

  1. We did our best to get our tree there too this year, Michelle, but after several calls, a couple of drive bys, and then them not being there when they told us they would be, we finally gave up. Got a tree from some other nice, local folks... my first and last scotch pine... prickly thing

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  2. Glad you're doing well on etsy!

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  3. Hope you sell so many that you run out of bubble wrap.

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  4. our best tree find was on the side of the road in Asheboro- 10 bucks and she was ours. No more trees here and even though I miss having one- I don't miss it. The Santa's are on the mantel and that makes it okay with me.
    Merry Christmas.

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  5. oh beautiful xmas photos I love them all

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  6. Laurie, Jeff was heading to smallmart and drove by the tree place. He was happy to see they still had trees.... BUT THEY WERE CLOSED! The saturday before Christmas, don't you think they would be wanting to get rid of the last of them?

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  7. We are definitely like santa's elves, making toys and goodies for people then packing them up and sending them to new homes.

    Congratulations on a successful year. May 2014 be even better for you both.

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  8. One of the things I love about making stuff is the way it goes out into the world.
    Merry Christmas to you and Jeff!

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  9. Happy Christmas Michèle, Jeff and Sophie! I was amused by the mention of a stuffed dog dressed as a turkey... We had a dog living near us once that deserved a similar fate.... !
    Really pleased that the Etsy thing has worked well for you. All the very best for 2014.

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  10. Sophie has the look of Christmas wonder in her eyes.

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