Friday, August 28, 2009

Quote of the Day - By Winston Churchill

We make a Living by what we Get.
We make a Life by what we Give.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall Scarecrow & Pumpkin Pillowcase Dress

My latest offering on EBay. Sweet border print fabric of scarecrows, sunflowers and pumpkins made into a pillowcase dress with a custom matching hair bow. Fall will be here before we know it. Can't wait for that refreshing crisp weather and beautiful changing of colors on the trees.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brooke's Tummy

Moon MaMa

I just got mooned ......................

One of my very good customers just stopped by the shop, her baby is due next week. She had just come from a photo session for a 2010 calender.

The calender sales are to benefit the Athens, Georgia March of Dimes Chapter.

What do you think will be in the calender???????

12 different artists have painted 12 different pregnant tummies.

Her magnificent tummy art was done by Moon MaMa.

Isn't it just the cutest thing you have ever seen.

Thank you Brooke for sharing your special day with me.

Hope you all got as much of a kick out of being mooned as I did.

Best wishes,


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shoping at the Wholesale Apparel Mart

Hello -

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

It was really cool this morning at 6:00 p.m. when we left the house to head for downtown Atlanta, about and hours drive from Commerce, Georgia where I live. It was just 60, but it has been in the 70's every morning this week. It really felt refreshing, almost like Fall.

Back to the trip to Atlanta -
My dear sweet hubby of 38 years chauffeurs me to the Wholesale Apparel Mart twice a year to buy for my shop. (Bless him I know he is bored to death) I believe he is a keeper.

The vendors at the mart are mostly there for two shows for the Fall - Winter season and again for the Spring - Summer season.

Would you believe I went to pick out my children's fashion for Easter, Spring and Summer 2010. Of course they will not start shipping until January. Yep, you have to buy 6 to 8 months ahead in the retail clothing business.

I picked out some really cute things. Lots of brother - sister twin sets, I just couldn't resist. Of course all the baby thing are just precious, but I can't buy them all, it's really hard to choose.

The toddler sizes are always easy to pick, by the time children are that age they know when they are looking good and really can put on a show when they are all dressed up.

The older girls are the tough ones to buy for some really like to dress up in twirly little girl fashion and others like the more contemporary styles. I tend to choose more traditional styles for the store. I guess that is just the grandma in me.

Now if the economy will just pick up so all those lovely sweet things will sell. The past month has shown a little bit of a turn around at my store. I am optimistic about the Fall and next Spring. Of course, I have always viewed my cup as "Half Full not Half Empty."

We had to stop by my daughters and son-in-laws on the trip home. I haven't seen my 2 granddaughters this week, ages 8 and 12. Just had to get a hug and kiss. They are both so busy with school, sports and cheerleader activities.

Quite an exhausting trip, but since I have a chauffeur I took a nap on the way home.

Hope you come to visit again soon.

Best wishes for much BLISS in your life,

Friday, August 21, 2009

Quote for the day - Author unknown

Think deeply
Speak gently
Love much
Laugh often
Work hard
Give freely
Pray ernestly...
... and be kind

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Store Photos !

More Store Photos !

More photos !

Store Photos

Hello everyone !

I am still playing around with the settings for my blog. I haven't figured much of it out yet. Be patient, I'll eventually get the hang of it.

Here are some photos of my shop I thought you might like to see where I spend my days.

Enjoy !

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome To Cherished Treasures
My First Time To Blog
Wednesday August 19, 2009
Let me introduce myself, my name is Carol.
I am the owner of a unique speciality boutique, featuring Heirloom childen's clothing, gifts, collectables and fine antiques.
Cherished Treasures is located in Historic Downtown Commerce, GA
at 37 State Street
I have been in business at this location for 5 years, however I have been designing Heirloom childrens clothing for more than 30 years. I have also been in the antique business for more than 20 years.
My antique business mainly consists of smalls - linens, lace, fine china, crystal, silver, etc.
I have a passion for fine linens , lace, pink roses, tea party accoutraments and anything girly fru fru.
In my shop you will find a wide assortment of handmade gift items I have fashioned from vintage linens and lace. Everything from pillows, sachets, wall hangings, Christmas ornaments, fashion accessories, childrens clothing and much more.
I also sell on Ebay under the name - Vintage*Lace*Creations
On Etsy under the name - nannycarol
I hope to have a web site up and running by the end of this year, so keep watching.
I am sure you will like what I have to offer if you like Cottage Chic Decor and anything that is rosey, lacey, ruffly and dainty.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
Hope you come back often.
Best Wishes for a Lovely Day, Carol