Thursday, June 12, 2008

Iowa or bust

This is me crying, cause Barb has all my money in her pocket! Well I guess it's OK, cause I got some really great stuff! Thanks Barb! And THANK YOU Sharon of Sweet Repose, should I tell you her nick name? (Ma.....Nut) If it weren't for Sharon I would never have known about Barb at Sisters Garden and Bloom. It is one of the best shops I have ever been in. What a pleasure to shop in a store that has something you actually want to look at and BUY! Barb is a very talented, she has a good eye for what to buy and how to put it all together! Sharon's, daughters shop is great also, but like a dumb ass I did not take pictures. I was so excited when I was at Sisters I didn't know what to look at next! I loved all of Barbs ideas and will steal
some of them for myself!!! Such talent, makes me want to weep cause I can't go there every week to check it out. Although....I would be in the poor house it I lived near there!
Barb has the same affection I have for crusty, rusty, crackled, stained castoffs. If you ever get a chance to go to her store you will never be the same again. And let me tell you about Ma....Nut, she makes the most wonderful soap I have ever used, and her soy candles are to die for! The one I am burning today is called BUTT NAKED! My son wanted to know how she figured out what the smell of butt naked was like? I told him if he met her he would understand! I can't wait until I can go back to Iowa! It is officially my favorite shopping place now. The country side is amazing, I was shocked that looking at farm land for as far as the eye could see would be entertaining to me. I am so glad we were able to go there on a Junkin Safari!