Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rug in the Kitchen?

I've been thinking about switching out the rug in our kitchen. We have this beautiful rug in a back sun room that rarely gets used anymore that I think will do the trick. Then I got to thinking is it normal to have a rug in your kitchen? So I googled it, and found this gorgeous modern kitchen with an awesome persian carpet, and immediately felt better about my decision.
Come to think of it, this kitchen is almost exactly like ours in space and layout, aside from the placement of the fridge and stove. I'm really into the exposed shelves, too. Especially since we're habitual door leaver-openers in my family.
Left is a picture of our existing, boring rug. It gets the job done, but takes a beating since the back door is really the only door we use. The previous owner didn't even leave us a key to the front door! Back door it is. To the right is a picture of the sun room rug. It's much prettier and I think it'll spice up the monotonous shades of brown in the kitchen.
How bout you? Do you use area rugs in your kitchen? Feel free to send pictures of inspiration.
We have a number a new 5 x 8 wool rugs in the shop, perfect for high traffic areas.

I've mentioned to some of you that we have a booth at Miller's Antique Mall in Verona. If you haven't checked it out yet, it's a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Here are some recent pics of the booth. Right now all the vendors are having sales of 10-30% off. And on Sat. April 28th each vendor will choose something for a Chinese Auction, where you'll get tickets to try and win your favorite items for free. All you have to do is show up! 

Enjoy an extra 15% off our booth

Awesome Oak Farm Table $350
Set of Vintage Chairs $125

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dirty Fellowship

A family at our church recently moved out to a mini farm and a huge group of us decided to go out and do a service day for them. Their dream is to have a farm that can provide food for other people in need. We wanted to come behind them and support them in this. There's something profound about working in the dirt outside in the fresh air with other people. It was really quite bonding and rewarding.
I bring all this up because I don't want to lose sight of why I began this business in the first place- to serve as a resource to help others. I want this business to be a blessing to my customers, to my community, and beyond, to other nations.
Saturday April 28th there's a 6th Annual Homewood/East End Clean-Up. This was started by a kid 6 yrs ago that clearly had a vision and desire to serve his community. We're going to help him do that. If you'd like to be a part of it, too, we’ll begin at Rapha Ministries Church, 6942 Upland Street, Pgh. 15208  at 8:30. Supplies will be provided. Let me know if you need more info.
Lots of mulching, seeding, and building a fence
One-armed Scott managed to build a chicken coop

We wrangled some trees! 


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