Did you know that we are popping up at Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall in Cape May?
It is a truly magical place to visit throughout the holiday season. Complete with an old-fashioned carousel perfect for kids from ages 1 to 92. All of the details and hours can be found here. Don’t miss the tree lighting Friday night on the grand lawn just across from the beach.
Just around the corner, past Santa’s Workshop and the Congress Hall Express train is the shopping village, poolside. I told you, magical!
That’s where you’ll find Circa Dee and Houndstooth featuring our favorite gifts for everyone on your list…plus many other fantastic shops along with a treat bar where you can pick up the hotel’s legendary hot chocolate. Yum!
I am thankful for a job I absolutely love. Buying, merchandising, potting, painting, decorating and all-around creating are tasks that I simply love to do. Shopping Brimfield…for work? Yes, please. It’s been said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Truly, I am grateful.
I’m thankful for my husband who has been by my side creating this brand. He’s done the heavy lifting, constructing and much of the behind the scenes work to make my many visions reality. Just this week he spent hours meticulously arranging minute dollhouse furniture, positioning the tiniest of dishes and details. Something I’m not sure I would’ve had the patience to complete.
I am thankful to call this community home. Cape May is a quaint seaside town lined with historic homes and filled with some of the most creative folks around. This week has been a massive behind the scenes tour as we’ve watched an entire town prepare for the big event. The Holidays In Cape May. Fresh paint, new lights, stacked firewood, grand displays, pressed linens. Pulling out all of the stops to create fantastic memories. No wonder Cape May was named one of America’s best towns for the holidays by Travel + Leisure. I’m grateful to contribute to such a special culture.
I’m certainly thankful for your support. This year we’ve taken our business to a new level. We’ve expanded and branched out to areas I dreamt about for longer than I realized. We added an entire line of garden products including live plants and American made gifts. You’ve been so encouraging. Following our journey both personally and professionally. Leaving comments across social media. Introducing yourself in person. Pinning, liking, purchasing. Thank you. It hasn’t gone unnoticed and means the world to me.
Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?
We raised an impressive $500 through the Petal Pushers fundraiser last week for our Bike MS: City to Shore team! Just a gaggle of ladies happily arranging flowers while making a difference…
I am so grateful for this community, family and friends for all of their support! We couldn’t have done it without our fearless leader and professional floral designer, Renee Tucci, the mastermind behind Petal Pushers.
We have about 6 weeks to go until the actual Bike MS: City to Shore ride and most of our riders have met or exceeded their minimum fundraising goal. You can check out our team’s progress here.
Multiple Sclerosis is a real part of our everyday life and business journey. Those things are closely intertwined therefore I choose to share personal updates such as these here. I hope to educate or empower someone by letting you in on our lifestyle.
Ryan’s MS diagnosis has shown us that life truly is a gift. MS has taught us to live for today and not put things off for ‘someday’. We’ve become more adventurous and courageous. Within reason, of course.
It has been a year since we moved to Cape May and slowed down our pace of life while eliminating some stress and ‘stuff’ along the way. A year! Already. And two years since Ryan’s diagnosis.
I’m not sure that I ever made it explicit but Ryan has officially come on board with Circa Dee. He is doing very well in this new lifestyle that we chose. It seems to agree with him. And me too. Although change can be terrifying at first, it is certainly good and not to be feared.
This month has snuck up on me and it is moving way too fast. I feel both a sense of panic and a sense of relief at this point in August. Mostly just panic though. The summer days are dwindling and there are far too many things I’d like to accomplish in the next two weeks. It has been a busy summer nonetheless but there is still time to squeeze more in and try new things. Cook new things. Explore new places. Take more pictures.
Please summer, don’t go! We’re just getting acquainted…
One of my friends dove into milk painting this week. She is an experienced furniture painter but wasn’t into the notion of mixing her paint – a common objection with milk paint that can easily be overcome. Well she decided to try new things and it has really paid off for her!
Check out this beautiful washstand done in Apron Strings.
This coffee table went from mid-century to farmhouse with Mustard Seed Yellow.
This evening is the Petal Pushers floral design workshop at The Rhoads Garden in North Wales, PA. We still have a few spots open and would love to have you if you’re local. Come early so we’re sure to have a space set for you or send an email today letting us know you’ll be attending. Try something new!
So this is happening.
It’s that time of year again. Time for our multi-family yard sale, also known as the Fab 4 Flea, where a group of my friends purge only their best stuff. The stuff you’ve been looking for. There will be furniture, dishes, games, mirrors, art, designer clothing, china, books and yes, loads of vintage that I need to unload. Everything is priced to move. And early birds are welcome!
There is a twist this year… Ryan and I will be fundraising via the sale. The proceeds from all of the merchandise we sell will go to our Bike MS: City to Shore fundraiser. You know this is a cause near and dear to us.
Our team is working to meet our fundraising goals so we can bike together this September like we did last year. Side note, if you want to join Team Recanize and ride with us in September, we’d love to have you. Sign up here. If I can do it, you can…
We hope you’ll come out and find a new treasure while supporting our cause. It is a win-win! If you are going to be in Cape May on Saturday morning and want to visit our sale, send me a message for the address or look for our ad in the Shoppe. You’ll know it when you see it!
Ok, world tour is a bit of an overstatement but to say that we’ve been on the road seems like an understatement. In the past 10 days we’ve covered about 5 states and 1000 miles tending to both business and pleasure and luckily, for us business and pleasure are often the same thing.
We made new friends along the way.
Took a few risks.
Considered the future.
And reminisced about the past.
But best of all, I spent a week with my husband celebrating our first anniversary
…while also scouting Brimfield.
There were show stoppers.
And vintage loving friends.
But its good to be home. For now anyway.
I have to get back to unloading the truck. Again. And polishing up our latest treasures so I can share them with you.