Good Reads for a Power Outage

We’re settling in for a night without power here at home. Me and Walter are reading Maiden’s Grave and we’re loving it! I recently got more in at the shop. Come by and grab your own copy of this locally set murder mystery written by local author Kevan Hunt. We have power at the shop…


Well, friends… I rolled my ankle yesterday when I fell down some steps and it’s sprained pretty bad. 🤦‍♀️ The good news is I had breakfast in bed this morning! 🤗 The bad news is I’m stuck here for the rest of the day and I can’t open the shop. I’ll be back open come…

Happy Labor Day

Have a flaming good Labor Day! 🔥🤣 #thisisgifted #happylaborday

Shop Dog Walter

Shop dog in training… sleeping on the job. 🤷‍♀️😆🐶 #employeeofthemonth #thisisgifted

A Sad Goodbye

This morning Parkinson’s took my sweet Grampa from us. Mom and I need a moment to reflect and grieve so we will be closed today. If you need me, Richard Jay’s “favorite oldest granddaughter” will be out in the garden smiling while she prays and remembers a wonderful man and a life well lived. ❤

That’s a Wrap!

When you leave to get lunch while I wrap your purchase, you can be damn sure I’m gonna make it pretty! 🥰 #thisisgifted #mosserglass #makeitpretty


The shop is closed today but we’ll be back to regular hours tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m trying to get some reading done with this highly distracting view from my back stoep. 🤷‍♀️🥰😉 #countrylife #thisisgifted

Busy, busy…

Today I went to a no-book book club meeting with @plainjaneantiques , finished some big product moves in the shop and got to pet the world’s sweetest rottweiler pup… But I still haven’t started my taxes. So… you know… yeah. *sigh* 😬🤦‍♀️😂 #procrastinatorsunite #taxseason #thisisgifted

I’ll Have Another Cup

Why does today feel like Monday all over again? At least there’s tea… and sassy spoons. ☕😁 #thisisgifted #youremykindofcrazy . . . Glass Mug $16.49 Notebook Set $14.00 Stamped Spoon $15.99

Spread the Love

This lovely lady, Susan came by the shop a few weeks ago. She was hoping to find a new Christy McAdams Chime to replace the one she lost three years ago when her home burned in the Butte Fire. (Yes, it takes YEARS to rebuild and replace) My heart broke as her face fell with…