Well late to the garden party.
Most folks have been showing their gardens
this year and I am late doing mine.
Well I dont have much of a garden,
but here goes.
These Bluebeard shrubs were the ones
we planted this Spring.
They bloom from late Spring until frost.
I love them!
My butterfly bush did not grow as big this year.
We did not have much rain this year and
it was hard for me to find time to water everything.
THe weeds managed to still grow though.
I planted these sky blue morning glory seeds
in the Spring as well.
They have grown like a weed, but no flowers yet.
Hmmm...hoping there will be flowers before frost.
Those who know me know I love bunnies!
The zinnias were so vibrant this year.
Well speaking of being late to the garden party,
it reminded me of the actual garden parties
I use to go with my mom and aunt in her
The garden club ladies hosted this yearly.
We enjoyed herbal teas, and petit sandwiches.
Some of the ladies even dressed like those
from the 1800's.
They also had ice cream socials
when the strawberries were in season.
Wish I could have really went to a garden party
or an ice cream social back then.
I have been in a funk for a bit.
It is so hard running a small business.
You put your heart and soul into it,
and even then that is not good enough.
I had a lady come in and accuse me of
She was mad that I had for sale some
When trying to explain these were not real,
just a Halloween decoration,
she huffed and puffed out of the store.
I myself am afraid of the real ones.
Bob brought one home one time and I made
him keep it in the van.
Had another lady come yesterday
that was upset I did not have the jigsaw puzzle
she wanted anymore
We carry US made White Mountain puzzles.
When I tried to explain that the company
only sells so many puzzles and then
they retire them for new ones...
her response was well why did you not purchase more?
My response was, I purchase what I can,
and I just dont know what everyone wants.
[wanted to say that I am not a mind reader]
[wanted to say well you should have bought it before]
I came home telling Bob I dont want the gift shop anymore.
I know that was just me being in a funk,
yet it is so hard to plan 12 months in advance
for Christmas and 6 month for Halloween
as to what folks will want to purchase.
It is not an easy task.
Orders have to be in that early,
otherwise no merchandise at all.
I came home and did not even want to work
on my crafts last night...which is so not me.
Well have to get back to my real job now.
Still working from home which is a good thing!
Hope you have a great week my friends!
Sorry for unloading on you.
Late To The Party Blessings To All!