Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I love discovering a lovely, distinctive shop....

For months now I have been driving by this cute little house
 that someone made into a shop, 
promising myself I must stop by and explore because it looked so inviting.
I always see these beautifully merchandised shops on other blogs, 
but rarely see them around me.
While I love rooting around a crazy, junky antique store my artistic nature loves a beautifully, well thought out, merchandised shop.
 The owner, Mary Keebler, is very talented. 
Her aesthetic tends towards Belgium chic.
She is also creating  her own blog. 
When it is ready I will post it for you because I'm sure it will be lovely.

I was so excited to see this charming home and garden shop called,
If you live in the Pittsburgh area, it is South on Route 19
across from Donaldson's Crossroads.

These cigar boxes with handles could be used for so many things!

She has vintage mingled with some new items. 
She is full of creative ideas for using items and is very knowledgeable.

I love finding new places to put fun items like this
little Fleur de lis  I bought. Mary suggested it would look cute in a planter.
It does for now!
I hope to find more fun places to share with you.
Hope you enjoyed my new find.
Let me know your thoughts and tell me about your own finds.
Don't you love exploring new places?!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I never this store before! You are right, it looks so inviting. I love finding stores like this too. So inspirational.