THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK

THE SPICE CUPBOARD at THE CINNAMON STICK
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Sunday - 12 pm to 4 pm
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

MAKING DO.....

Don't you love this piece...an olde cobbler's bench...Tony had to remove the leather from the seat as it was all crappy and broken (but he left the olde nails in - just for looks)!!   I think it makes the bestest sofa table... 
I put an olde agate bowl in the hole and it fit perfect....so did a stoneware crock we have for sale...you could put a candle in the bowl, a plant or some water and float candles.....HEY perfect to serve up your popcorn while watching TV !!! 
The bench was made using an olde ammunition box - a bit of "pinkish" paint is still visible.  I love make-do's - my house is full of things like this.(cause that is where my heart is) !!

Just some "wool peeps" roosting on olde wooden spools..(and an olde toy block "P" is for Peep!)

9 comments:

Suzie said...

What wonderful pieces!! I LOVE the bunny pillow!

I have a confession to make that I should have shared a long time ago.

There used to be a shop similar to your here in my home area. Even the exterior is similar. .or I should say "was", because several years ago they closed due to retirement. Someone bought it, but they changed the whole atmosphere of the place, and people quit coming in, so it closed forever.

I worked outside the home during the good years of the shop, and that was my favorite place to go during my lunch time. Especially on the stressful days. The minute I crossed the threshold, and stepped into that enchanted atmosphere, scented with spicy candles & potpourri, with gentle music in the background, I would feel every one of my stresses simply falling off of me. I would browse the whole time, and yes, hardly ever left empty handed, but even in the rare times that I did, I was always treated SO special, I did take away a warm feeling with me, recharged to tackle the rest of my day.

Since I can no longer go to my "retreat", I often come to hang out at your blog. I look at your photos. .not only the main subjects, but the backgrounds too. I soak up the atmosphere, even over my computer screen. I imagine the fragrances, the sounds and I find myself relaxing. My only regret is that I can't visit in person.

But perhaps someday I will. I have a friend who lives in the Poconos, who is always after me to come and visit.

And when I do, you can be assured that I will be making a special trip to see your shop!

But in the meantime, just please continue to do what you do best, and I'll continue to veg out in front of my monitor set to your blog!

Huge Hugs!
Suzie

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh Judy, what great eye candy! Love the bench, and it WOULD make a great sofa table. Keep sharing those pictures, they are a real inspiration! Hope you have a great weekend ($$$$), Dawn

Joanne said...

Oooh love the make-do's - cool how the agate bowl fits right on in there!

ctlogcabin said...

Good Morning Miss Judy ~~
Gonna be heading your way today.
Hope the weather is good, we got
snow last night....just a dusting but geesh enough already. Have a great day, cant wait to see you,
and the store.....I need a Fix & a Hug!!
What a wonderful thing Suzie wrote
above, in and out of your shop you make us all
feel great.
Love & Hugs ~ Connie xox

Penelope's Beehive said...

I am delighted to know that you wandered upon my blog, and enjoyed your visit! I do hope that you pop by again soon.

Glory be, your shop looks so very inviting...very cozy...and stocked with so many beautiful goodies. It surely welcomes in those of us who are in desperate need of Springtime! Thank you most kindly for the wee tour.

Warmly,
Judy

moosecraft said...

That cobbler's bench is AWESOME!!!! Would really love to get out there and buy it! :-) Maybe in a month or so.... busy, busy, busy... Looks to be a great weekend weatherwise, so customers should be visiting your shop many times over this weekend!!!! Enjoy!

At Home With Amy said...

I absolutely love your cobblers bench. I have one but it is no way near as old as yours. Love all your spring touches. I can't wait for all our snow to be gone and warm weather to be here!
AMY

Cathie said...

This response is for Suzie,
What you describe is EXACTLY what happens when one walks into the Cinnamon Stick. But what really makes the store special is the Storekeeper herself, Judy. She makes everyone feel special and welcome. Although I enjoy all the goodies in her store, it is Judy that brings me back, time and time again. I hope you do make your way to her store and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed, I promise.

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

***Susie and Cathie....I am so humbled ..*Susie - I do hope to meet you one day soon. I am so glad you enjoy my simple and often silly writings....and *Cathie - true loyal customers are what encourages me to try and make The Cinnamon Stick better and better - I am just there for the ride and I never want to get off. Take care of that "fat" bunny!!!