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Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, Monday

Well, Hello Monday...
Where did the weekend go? Come back, please.

How was yours?
Mine was busy, as my mind was a whirlwind of ideas,
concerns, what if's, lists of things to be done, longer lists
of things which remain undone...

You get the idea.
But it's a new week, and with it comes a new start!

I'll continue transferring this internal dialogue to the blogosphere 
as I share beautiful images from
Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites,
now open for business in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Did I mention that my husband totaled his car?
Well, he did.
He hit a monster deer last week, and his sad little
Pontiac Vibe went to the great scrapyard in the sky.

It served him well, as she logged over 238,000 miles, though.

 Which means he we get a new car, wheeeeee!!!

Thank the good Lord above we've finally sold
our old house and are due to close in a couple of weeks.
No more double mortgages, thank you God
that we can afford another car payment now.

 Personally, I don't care what kind of car
the Mister gets to replace the old one, just so long
as he gets a deer or brush guard put on it.

His death tally already includes several deer, a buzzard,
and an already dead feral hog
lying in the middle of the road { seriously! },
so methinks that would be an essential accessory, no?

Just a quick pause to ask,
don't you think these images are positively yummy?
Nothing to do with me, it's all the Hicks-Bolton magic.

Sometimes, like this morning,
I stop and give thanks for all
the incredible friends I have acquired
through this blogging adventure.

 A wonderful morning phone call with a sweet photographer friend,
some text messages with a long distance friend and mentor,
planned visits with Carol and Co. later in the week...

All precious individuals I met through and because of
this blog. It's during those moments of weariness and
dryness in my blogging that I resolve to soldier on,
because as time consuming and difficult as it can be
at times to churn out regular blog content,
it is more than worth it, because of these amazing
contacts and friendships I have made through it.

 Today is the day I begin getting all of our tax info
in order, oh joy....I think I hear my camera calling me,
beckoning me on a diversionary field trip, instead.
Ugh, I think I'd rather have a root canal than do taxes!

 And how sweet is this, I ask you?
The genius of Carol Hicks Bolton.
I just hope some of it rubs off on me.

And you?
What does your week hold in store?

Have a beautiful one!

Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquites
301 S Lincoln
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Bliss said...

You my dear have the right attitude, and that is probably why many of us follow you. Not just for the *yummy* stuff you post.

I'd like the bin of springs please.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love the inspirations Anne~ so glad that your husband is okay and congrats on the sale of your old home!!! :)

savvycityfarmer said...

I specifically asked you to stop this now ... remember

my week ... to get stuffintheburbs completed ramped up ... I've had two pretty chubby sales just since the first day
Jan 27 ... and tons more hits than etsy ...
hhhmm ...

I adore working from home!

so glad mr t is not hurt!!! said...

Sorry to hear about your husbands accident but congrats on your new car:) I remember the first day I got my convertible. My husband took a friend for a ride in it (cause that's what guys do) and he hit a turkey. Brand new car = turkey dent. With my second convertable he drove he pulled into a parking space hitting the cement curb on the first day of having it. I looked at him, laughed and said "seriously????". He then preceded to put it into gear and again hit the I may or may not let him drive my next new car if I dare get one:) Love your new photos you are sharing today. Always a delight:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Oh My Anne ~ sure hope that Hubby was in far better shape than the Car & Deer... Sound like maybe the Man needs a Big Ole Truck! Loving the photos, one of my dreams is to hit some of the amazing spots all you fabulous bloggers I love to follow, go to~ Maybe, one day! until then, I will continue to just Hope & Smile whenever I see the wonderful photos of Vintage Treasures~ Have a wonderful week.

Anne said...

Sorry to hear about your husbands accident.Good that is was just the car and not him.Congrats on selling your home.I know how stressful that can be.Your photos of Carol Hicks Bolton Antiques are eye candy.Wish I could visit.For now I will just drool over these photos.

NanaDiana said...

I love a Monday, Anne! It gives me a freshness to start a new week and let the past one go with all its unclaimed baggage.

I am sorry about the hubby's car but glad that it happened when it did-so that your old house is not an burden that you are chained to..and a new car will be a bright start for Valentine's Day!

I love all those pictures but especially the last ones with the little doll clothes taped up. How cute is that!

I am so glad that you DO solider on and keep blogging..there are days when we all think...WHY? And then I look at all the smiles I get from blogging and know, once again, why I continue the journey. xo Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

So sorry about your husband's car! Maybe he should consider getting a REALLY big truck?! And I'm loving all of the inspirational loveliness you've been sharing these days...both yours and others!

Kat :)

Debra@CommonGround said...

wonderful photos! love the prints, but how did you get those photos of my unmentionables?! te he. You forgot to tell me about your house sale, YAY!!! Have fun picking out the new car! xoxo

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh sweet friend, if more genius rubbed off on you, you would be in another stratosphere! :-) I'm cracking up over Debra's comment up above right now. LOL! So glad your hubby is ok after that accident! My parents hit a deer last year and it completely totaled their dangerous. He definitely needs some extra protection! :-) I agree that these blogging friendships are something pretty special and we feel blessed to count you among our friends here.
Have a great week!

Polly said...

so glad he's ok! and yes the images are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh how I adore your posts...and photos...a gift you have my Dear. And this one was no exception. So sorry for your Mr's woes. And his tally...I bet the animals scatter, when they see him approach. Congrat's on the sale of your house as well. xo

Olive said...

Thankful hubs is unharmed. Deer have hit me six times, I have never hit them. Weird. If one tenth of anything you post here rubbed off on me I would be thrilled.

okcamp said...

I hear you on the taxes. I usually let them dangle until the first week of April. Then our tax lady files for an extension.

I can also relate to the deer accident. Just be thankful no one was hurt (I do feel bad for the deer), cars are meant to be replaced--some sooner than others.

Sweet pictures, they sure make me anxious for spring.

Pam Kessler said...

Glad to hear your husband is OK. I am always terrified of a deer going through my windshield and kicking me (or is that a urban myth). Love the photos of the baby clothes on the wall. Genius!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I always love reading your posts and seeing your beautiful photos. What a fun place Carol has, I loved reading your article about her.
My goodness! Your husband has had a lot of run ins with the animals. I'm glad he is always ok. He must obviously travel a road full of wildlife? I'm so glad you sold the old house so you can buy a new vehicle!
Lovely post as always.....


Curious Sofa said...

Anne, THANK YOU!!!! for taking the time to shoot and show these pictures of Carol and Tim's new business. I LOVE THIS WOMAN and also call her a friend. Even during the crazy set up to open her new shop she still took time to buy some items from my online store!

I cannot wait to see this shop in person on my way to Round Top this March. I was fortunate to see all of her stores in their heyday and will not miss this one. They never disappoint. How fortunate you are to live there. (I had no idea!)

Sarah said...

Just have to say that glad The Mr. was unharmed. Sounds like a serious hit. Have a great week.

alice said...

Anne, first I have to say each time I see you at three I smile. You were a precious child and well as a precious adult. Your wedding picture is an awwww for me too.
I love your eye when you photograph. Carol has nothing on you. You two are equally talented.
Smiles, Alice

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

So glad your husband is ok...
You continue to WOW me with your amazing photography MAGIC. STYLE, my dear...pure STYLE.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Maybe a healthy tax return could get some more photo lens ??????? That would make doin' taxes even BETTER! andrea@townandprairie

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Anne, what a fun place to visit and shop...thanks for taking us along. Thanks so much for the book suggestion. Someone else had mentioned that book and I had meant to order it, so I'm so glad you mentioned it, too. I just ordered it and can't wait to get it and start reading.
Thanks again,

The Feathered Nest said...

Gorgeous glimpses my friend....I so love that woman's taste!!! Thanks so much for continuing to share it all with us ~ and I'm so glad your hubby was OK, we've hit several deer ourselves out here in the country and it's awful! I'm so glad your other home sold Anne, that's wonderful!!! I hope you are doing so good ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Wild Oak Designs said...

Love it!! Great shots

Tricia said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house, that must be a big relief! That was good timing, since you now need a new car :) Glad to hear your Mister was okay. Car and deer collisions are fairly common around here. When I go up north to the lake I try to avoid driving at night since I'm kind of paranoid about it.

Your photos look beautiful, as always! Hugs ♥

lynn said...

Tonight I have searched the Internet to see if I can order a copy of Romantic Living magazine. The Bolton clan has been an inspiration to me for decades... I can't find it anywhere... I live in a very rural area & have not seen this mag anywhere. Do you know where I can order? email me at:
I'd appreciate it!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Thank you for posting photos of the divine, vintage goodies! Absolutely scrumptious!
Smiles ;)
Teresa in California

Alice said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear Mr. Twig totalled his car, but I'm glad he is OK. I'm also thrilled that your other home finally sold. What a relief.

Thanks for another installment of lovely photos and eye candy. I hope your week is a good one!

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet eye candy! Hugs and blessings, Cindy said...

Anne, I want to thank you for the virtual tours of Carol's new shop! You are doing an amazing job and so many of us thank you for sharing this amazing woman's journey. Can't wait to see more!


peg said...

Love your comment about taxes. Have said for years that I'd rather have a pap smear than work on taxes!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy your mister did not get hurt in the accident!

Can't get enough of your photos of this amazing place Anne...keep it coming!!

Oh and btw...finally found Romantic Living...your article and photos are wonderful!

Jewellers Dublin said...

Glad Mr. Twic is ok, terriable about the car. Love the post, images are divine. From Engagement Rings

Theresa said...

Oh no to the accident, yeah to not being hurt, yeah to a new vehicle, yeah to selling the other house and YEAH to affording the new vehicle:) Have a blessed day my friend, I am having a really HAPPY week! My Nephew is coming home from Afghanistan SOON... can't wait! HUGS!

marilyn said...

you're so funny. i enjoy your writing. makes me laugh.
especially about being thankful to afford a "new "note. We do have to remind ourselves many times to be thankful, with a situation like that.
As sick as i was yesterday, i managed to get my Dear to swing by BAM to grab "the" magazine.
I must say it is a great issue, but i was sorely disappointed with how short your article was. I wanted to see way more of those pics.
I mean, i was expecting a huge spread,(try not to think impure thoughts about that last comment. It just sounded good on paper. But, then again, not really.)
Okay, well......let's move on.
I'm just grateful you are generous enough to put them on your blog for us to enjoy. I hope you never run out. And, no pressure. But, i do appreciate all that you do to maintain such a beautiful blog.

vintagegirl said...

Sorry to hear about your hubbies accident. It's a good excuse for a new car though ~ I'm thinking a Hummer might be a good choice lol. Have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on selling your house and congrats to being able to get a new ride! I enjoy your're a stitch! So funny! Do you know where Carol finds all her wonderful vintage prints?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on selling your house and congrats to being able to get a new ride! I enjoy your're a stitch! So funny! Do you know where Carol finds all her wonderful vintage prints?

Connie in Hartwood said...

It sounds like your dear husband has quite the radar for running over and killing things, except for the already-dead hog. Sorry his car is history, but glad that he's okay. All of the sudden I'm picturing a Pontiac Vibe with a brush guard. :)

I could live in Carol's store. Beautiful objects everywhere you turn. Wow! It's a shame that she's in the 'wrong' Fredericksburg.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear that your hubby is ok! and yes that guard is certainly in order, sheesh! :) Goregous images and treasures, sooo pretty! thanks for sharing my dear! xoxo

Susan said...

Hi Anne,
First...I am sorry to hear about the car, glad that Mr. twig is ok. How did the deer fare?
I am SOOOOO Happy to hear you have sold the other house! Good for you...GOOD LUCK at your closing!
I love the pic of the insect board, the green bottles wrapped in basketry. the green wine bottle with the cross,
the books of birds and butterflies and pages.

You know me, honest to the point. I like some of what she has and some of it I think should be marked for the dump. but that is just me.

I checked out Magnolia Pearl...
again, some I like, some I don't. BUT, it doesn't matter as I could never afford any of it. (Not sure I would pay that kind of money for one top or skirt even if I had that kind of money though)

I can FEEL your mood lately through your words, and it is wonderful to know that you are coming back to life, and there is a bit of a spring in your step, and I know you are smiling more. That makes me completely thrilled!

We've been there with the deer as we live in the woods, sometimes they run out ahead of you in the road, and you stop, and they just stand there looking at you, and you have to wait til they move, before you can continue on your way.

There are 2 hunting lodges on our "street" and it is funny we see deer in sooo many herds, months and weeks leading up to the first week in December (Buck hunting week) and that week we do not see them...i think they are getting smart. we have noticed this "phenomenon" over the past 15 years of the 26 that we have been in this house.
I love Animals, and I think they do not get enough credit for intelligence. how are the dogs faring (your gal and the one you had to give away)??

Much love and hugs,

Bohemian said...

Your DH Hunts in a most unique way, with a car rather than a gun! *Winks* Glad he is okay though and the only casualties were the old car and the deer! *whew* Congrats on selling the Home and the delight of being able to get a new car... I will soon be car shopping myself as my old one is about ready to give up the ghost.

And thank you for more fab eye candy from Carol's amazing Shop!

Dawn... The Bohemian

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