Monday, June 18, 2012

House of Henry is getting ready to open...

Hello there dear hearts.. 
Another Monday has rolled around so quickly.. It just seems as though it was last Monday and I was doing a post..  

This day, though, I am not home but at our cottage.. 
I guess you could say we are here for the duration of the Summer.. 

It has certainly been sunny days since we came.. 
My Mom was telling me that it was very hot at home today.. 
It was just right here.. A nice breeze is usually blowing off of the Bay and it is so fresh and lovely... 

I am working away at my shop.. 
Trying to get it all reorganized.. This morning I felt like perhaps I had bit off more than I could chew..(Isn't that a dumb saying)  smile.. 
Anyway, I made quite a bit of headway so tonight I feel a bit better about it all.. 
I had my first biggish sale... 
There was an old antique fainting couch, a parlor chair and footstool all refinished to match and it sold before I even opened.. 

That is great as now I have room for an old prim cupboard that we picked up over the Winter... 
I will show you that later.. 

For now.... 
Here are a few quick pics that I took around the mess that I have going on there... grin... 

I'm sorry the quality of pics aren't up to normal but I was in a hurry to get back here to the cottage.. 

I was tired, dirty and hungry.. grin.. 
Terry and I worked on the herb beds and I got my feet in the dirt.. 
Just like a kid..

The bubble bath felt wonderful and we had a nice supper.. 
Nothing fancy but Terry was in the mood for meat and potatoes..

The dishes are done and now I am chatting with you sweet ladies and having my lovely cup of tea... 

And making my perpetual lists... 

A few things I have to try and make before Thursday which I hope will be an unofficial opening day are... 

1.  old mason jars filled with potpourri
2.  wrap my homemade soaps.. 
3.  bottle up and tag some foot powders..
4.. make some thyme bath bags
5.  homemade deodorants
6.  fill some old containers with herb plants
7.  do up a few teacup pincushions
8.  paint a couple of old jars with stars and crows
9.  finish a couple of dolls that are almost finished.  
10.. tag and price everything..

Oh.. forget it.. smile.. 
I just need to get opened and work away at my list while I wait for you all to show up... grin... 

Thanks for dropping by lovies..

And thank you Lord for giving me such a dear wee shop and lovely dear friends who come by when they can.. 

Oh, don't forget to let me know you were here.. 
Love love your notes.. 

Sweet sweet blessings sent to you all..


  1. Hi Faye, I do want to purchase one of your tea cup pin cushions! Can't wait to see them so I can "choose" one. xo

  2. Everything looks so wonderful, hope you have aterrific summer season!

  3. Look at all that jam!!! Hope this summer is the best of them all!

    1. You should get a list of things together entitled "When Lindsay Comes..." and I could help get those things crossed off when I get to come for a visit over the summer :)

  4. Everything looks so good. I love the different types of jellies. Have a wonderful day.


  5. I hope your shop does well. You have such lovely looking things, and I can only imagine what the jams/jellies would taste like.

  6. You sound very busy but it's worth it. I see some interesting items in your shop and the photo of the amber bottles in the window is beautiful. Have fun. I still hope to come down sometime this summer. Blessings, Pam

  7. I am so excited! So excited for the shop to open. Everything in the pics look so wonderful. I have been thinking about making something to put in my bathroom on thd dryer or on thd wall behind the washer and dryer. On the wall is probably best, then little hands won't be able to reach it. Lol! Hummmmm! Oh and you can make a TO DO list for me as well, like Lindsay mentioned, for when I come to visit this summer. If there is anything that I can do now for you just let me know. Love Ya, Char

    ps. Don't work to hard!

  8. Faye, it seems that you must have 36 hour days in Canada ~ you are able to accomplish so much in just one!! I'm sure it's all worth the effort because you have a wonderful shop that I would dearly love to see one day. A bubble bath and a cup of tea sounds heavenly after a hard day and then off to bed for a good night's sleep! Take care my friend and rest when you can!!

  9. How fun to have a shop, too bad it's too far to go for me...not quite sure where you are in Canada. I love the tea cup trivet...would buy that in a heart beat if I was there. Oh well. Have a good summer and don't work yourself too hard. Right now I'm enjoying tea from a Bugs Bunny mug. Take care and thanks for sharing! God bless!

  10. Hello Faye,
    I would come to your shop if it wasn't so far away!
    Blessings from Holland.

  11. All your hard work will pay off for sure! Wish I could drop by to help wrap soap and fill mason jars with you!


  12. Hi, Faye, I have been keeping up with your blog-how I enjoy it! Just trying to not spend so much time on the computer, but thought I would say, "Hello." :)

    I am sure I would SO enjoy your shop.


  13. It's always exciting when you open shop! I love the old bottles. Hope you sell lots of goodies this summer! Hugs to you dear Faye! I'm kinda behind posting comments here lately!

  14. Hi Faye,
    I can't wait to come visit and see you at the shop! I am so anxious to see what I can find to buy and add to my home from the House of Henry. You are so fortunate to be able to have this shop and enjoy it greatly. Enjoy St. Martins! You will see Mom and I in July on a Monday for sure. I hope you are open on Mondays. :)
    God bless.

  15. HI Faye;

    I am looking forward to visiting you (and your shop) in St Martins this summer. You mentioned awhile back that you would not be open on Sundays - what is your weekly schedule including hours?

    Your pictures of the shop look lovely.


  16. I can't wait to come and visit! Everything looks so nice.

  17. Looks like some good stuff! What is that little bag in those baskets? Is it for clothes pins? Blessings from Wisconsin.

  18. Faye, everything looks so lovely! I always enjoy reading your blog and living vicariously through you, in a quaint little cottage by the sea.


  19. Oh, how I wish I could be there for the grand opening, Faye! Do you have room to put up boarders for the night? *grin*
    Everything looks so interesting and inviting... I would love to linger over each item in your shoppe for a while, especially the dolls. :)
    By the way, I bite off more than I can chew quite often... especially if there's chocolate involved.... *ha ha*

  20. good for you! and good luck with your fun and exciting!

  21. Your shop looks so wonderful, it will be such fun for the women to come back and shop again this year! Do they know how blessed they are to have you there?!
    What a long list! Enjoy your days!
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. A cottage,a wee shop,filled with such loveliness..and that beautiful cup filled to the brim with tea...a blessed life indeed! Love that baby doll in the blue very,very sweet. Blessings dear friend

  23. Oh how I wish I could be there for the grand opening. Such beautiful things


  24. Your a star Faye THANK YOU. :-)
    Every time I see something you have for sale in your shop and email you I WANT.. take no notice of me... :-) There are so many beautiful things in there I WANT THEM ALL..
    A huge good luck to start the season :-) X X X