Monday, November 27, 2017

The longest Christmas Trunk Show invite ever!!!

OK, The kitchen sink is overflowing, so I’m taking a leap of faith that
#1 I can stop working long enough to be ready!
#2 My faithful friends and clients are willing!!
#3 Friday December 1st will still seem like November!!!
The last being the most likely, because time flies during this beautiful season.
So here you go…

B’s Everything But The Kitchen Sink Christmas Trunk Show
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1:00-8:00 p.m.

Show is invitation only, via GraceReclaimed, Personal Evite and of course Facebook!
If you are a friend, follower, client…you are always most welcomed and guests are great!
Please, no advance shopping requests or early arrivals, because if you know me…I’m readying until the very last minute (embarrassing grin!)
I hope to see your God Blessed faces Friday, whenever you can make it!
If you care to read on, the following is a bit more detail about how the show works and what will be different this year!
2017 has been a year of cleansing around here and this show will continue that process!   
Thinking this year’s show will be my last, maybe?!
So, most everything that will be for sale will be priced to go and include new and past items of GraceReclaimed’s or Belinda Abbott-Shaw Designs collections. 
Christmas Dressings and Gifts as well as Design Décor Art and Accessories. 
Just about everything but the kitchen sink, thus the Trunk Show theme!
Due to the nature of my Trunk Shows, as you know if you’ve attended before, it can get a bit crazy! 
So I’ll be trying something new!
We always work a bit on the honor system, but this year you can Self Check!
As usual, you gather items with price tags that you wish to buy (no hoarding please!)
You will be provided an envelope and pen to write down your items and insert your price tags. You will tally on the envelope, carry to my favorite check out friends, and they will verify and take your payment. 
And as much as I hate to ask this…you will be in charge of getting your things to your car without benefit of our wrapping and bagging.  I will have some tissue and bags on hand for your handling.  Thank you for understanding!
Don’t forget this is a Cash/Check and carry show! 
Thank you for reading and I so hope to see you for
this Catching up, Champagne Clinking, Cleansing Shopping event! 
 Christmas Peace and Gracefull Cheers, B

Monday, November 6, 2017

Hello, it's me B....

~To see the full blog, please click here~

I’ve been thinking about you guys so much and this post for a while…How do I just show up with a smile and a full heart and not apologize for the absence or intrusion, whatever shape it takes?!  An explanation would most definitely be more than anyone needs to hear, so I’m just going to say how much I’ve missed this creative blogging/journaling part of my life and how very much I pray that some of you are still out there and interested in hearing of
my life routine, forgetting, then joyfully reclaiming the wondrous gift of His Grace!

After much ado, it's hard to believe it was over a year ago, I wrote something like this….

So just in case I make it over that creative mountain, I’m planning my GraceReclaimed “Just B’s Everything but the Christmas Kitchen Sink” Trunk Show for November 12, 2016.   Pencil me in please. Snippets and sneak peeks to follow…

You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning, but you can start now and make a brand new ending!  I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So let the process begin.

A long heart draining and reflective year behind me, the beautiful season of Christmas ahead, I’m pulling up my wide calf winter boot straps and preparing to host my annual trunk show sometime in November.   It’s a very noncommittal date I know, but you know how Novembers go (smile!).   So I’ll keep you posted of course and hopefully I’ll see all of your smiling loving heart full faces soon and we can catch up!!
In His constant regardless of me Grace, B

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

And so it was Christmas....

 Yes it was.
A different kind of Christmas for sure.
So much has changed, so much missing, Mom and of course Pop, their home, his wisdom, her light, the time together as a family, his prayer, her food, the love!
And yet there was a reassuring calm and peacefulness throughout December!
Because the most important thing about Christmas
never changes...
The angels told it, the shepherds heard it, the wisemen knew it...
   For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:11-14(KJV)
Life changed for our family this year and so did focus.  As much as I wanted to share my home and love for Christmas by hosting my annual GraceReclaimed Trunk Show...
it just wasn't in my Christmas Cards!
Happy to say "Cheers" to the past year full of challenges and cheerless moments,
And gracefully saying "CHEERS" to 2017, full of His promise and constant love!
A friend suggested an Old Charlton House Christmas Tour
~ here it is if you have the time and the desire to come along~
I tried diligently to put it in video format for you,
but I'm obviously video challenged:)
So grab some coffee or a glass of wine and
put your feet up if you wish to take a look.
This might take a while:)
And if not, let me just speak this,  
May Christmas peace be with you and yours throughout the new year
and forevermore!
Emmanuel – God With Us...Always!


Beautiful magnolia leaf wreath by Bramble and Bee
a fairly new breath of fresh air and florals to Tomball!

Wings framed for Mom a few years ago....

Mom's Tree adorned with fresh Cedar from "The Shaw Farm"

My little collection of Ceramic Trees grew by 1 this year...
"Snagged" at the Texas City Goodwill, she found a home with me!
And she's gold tipped!!

Grandpa Elf...had a few surprises for the Grandbabes!
And held on to the Mistletoe when not in use.
("Mister Toe"to my sweet Sawyer)

A constant in my Christmas Decor
 Paper & Fabric Nativity made in the 1970's
YES, they are that OLD!
Thinking about doing a class on how to make them...
See contact info or comment here!
  And of course, this old guy!

My kitchen, almost finished....pecan wood island next.
~Remodel Post to Come~

Sweet gift from a dear friend, Cardinal Candle Light! 
And Non's Christmas Cookbook, so glad we made it! 


My absolute favorite gift among many underserved...
a handmade card from St. Philip!
Add one more reason for loving him so!!

And my lighted Christmas swag...
Philip was patient enough to install a mere 4 days before Christmas!  I cannot bear the thought of taking it down
just yet, forgive me neighbors!

Last but not least, the little GraceReclaimed shop...
Ready for a Trunk Show that
almost but didn't ~ might still ~ happen!

Until Next Year....Not really!
Although it is starting to feel like time is passing that fast.
Be back soon, please join me!!!!
just B (still)