3/10/10

RVA Update Rescheduled


It's going to be a BIG one! Elsie is on her way to attend a wedding in Hawaii and is editing and getting things uploaded to the site like a mad woman. She'll be tweeting about it and posting on her blog the minute it goes live but is giving us an ETA of Thursday afternoon before 7pm CST. It'll be worth the wait! In the meantime, here is a little peek at another one of my pieces for the update.

I stopped by some mom and pop furniture shops on Commercial Street after dropping off the quilt kits at Elsie's house as a little treat for finally getting them finished and found a big trash bag of vintage sheets in one of them. I knew I needed a break when my first reaction was to cringe! Too many recent hours spent bent over a cutting board! If you're in town, they are at Alicia's (I think that's it) just a few blocks East of Grant and Commercial Street. They only take cash, though. The shop two doors down from it where I found my mid-century coffee and end tables had a rough looking dude manning the store and smoking. Who smokes in a furniture store?! I don't want to buy that antique Victorian couch from you now.

Thursday should be my first day to enjoy some down time with the family while Brett is on Spring Break and I am more than ready for a trip to the park barring any more thunderstorms. Tornado season, here we come!

xoxo,
Rachel

16 comments:

jari spry said...

you hard workin' mama! we're going to looooove the update i know it!
ps.. i NEED those sheets!!! if they are rachel worthy i want them!!!
xoxo.
jari

amy lapi said...

dang! we didn't make it to alicia's while we were there! i am surely meant to have those sheets.

Roxanne said...

so glad that you're able to get a break! Those sheets sound delish.

Gingiber said...

I wish We had good thrift stores in Arkansas. Apparently University of Arkansas Razorback memorabilia is that is 5 years old is considered an "antique" here.

Good luck with the update.

Meg said...

I guess the saying "good things come to those who wait" is taking on a whole new meaning this week! I guess I need to head South for some good Thrift shopping, I've picked over every flea market/thrift store in the 45 mile radius of my Missouri town! Have a wonderful day!
xoxo~Meg

AshleyAnn said...

Man I wish I could run to that store and snatch those up. Totally agree on smoking in stores...

Can't wait to see the store update.

robin said...
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robin said...

those earrings are a adorable..love the way they are displayed...so cute rachel

Tonya said...

the smoking everywhere in missouri almost killed us when we were there. tn is a non-smoking state. it's only been that way probably a couple of years but even in that short time we've all forgot how bad smoking was when people could smoke indoors anywhere. when we visited there we walked out of every store smelly and about to hack up a lung. i hope for you that they soon pass laws there. it will completely change your life in ways you can't imagine. it was odd at first to walk in a restaurant and only be asked "how many?" when you are also used to "smoking or non-smoking?" it felt like for a while they were forgetting something. it will happen someday and maybe it will be sooner rather than later. you've probably lived other places with smoking bans so you know how much better life is.

biscuit said...

i know! i can't wait for the tornado sirens, always scares the crap outta me! we don't have a basement, so i wonder where i would hide!!!

the whyte's said...

i found a little movie preview that you might want to see. has a certain pale skinned man by the name of edward in it.
its posted on my blog. :)

www.emilyaidenwhyte.blogspot.com

just in case you're bored.

-susie

ashlee said...

oh...is it worth the 4 hour drive for those sheets...

Bobbi Lewin said...

I grew up in the midwest. I remember a lot of summer days spent in the basement with our transistor radio, being really bored and wanting to go play!

Ashley Ann said...

I can't believe someone was smoking in the furniture store! As a reformed smoker myself, i know how bad that smell sticks. I hope he was the owner so he can only get in trouble with himself!

RachelDenbow said...

susie! I watched it this morning!!!

Not quite as emotionally charged as the last one but I'm sure they're saving some for later!

Ashlee,

Actually, I have had someone already asking for specific directions because they sent their husband out to find them!

I hope they are a treasure for someone!

Talia Christine said...

yay!!! I got a quilt kit like I wanted!! <3 <3