Tuesday, April 27, 2010




From Hewitt Drive turn Right on Panther Way and the second street to the right is Ruidoso

I can truly say I have been as busy as bees. As soon as the open house ended I have been working non stop on this sale. I haven't even checked my shop e-mail account and I hope to bee all caught up some time this weekend with a few hours to spare working on preparations for the Homestead Hico Antique show the following weekend - WHEW!

This sale is Thursday and Friday only from 9 - 5:00 - A HOUSEHOLD FULL
Including Danish Modern Furniture, A large Entertainment Center, Huge Sectional Sofa, Teacup Collection, Vintage Wedding Gown, Vintage Jewelry, Beautiful Glassware, Nice Adjustable Medical Bed and much much much more...

Monday, April 19, 2010

My First Photos From Haiti

I won't bee posting anymore the rest of the week. I just got back and am truly exhausted - an emotional exhaustion like I've never experienced. We have the Spring Open House this Friday and Saturday and there is so much to do and only 3 days to get it done.

There are hundreds of photos to sort through and we were blessed to have Karl join us, an experienced photographer from Texas Tech and I can't wait to share with you his photos as well. We never made it into the heavily destroyed areas due to security but rather focused our trip on the border towns and the orphanages, shelters and a hospital for the injured in the Dominican Republic. Words cannot describe the living conditions and I am ashamed that it took a natural disaster for me to understand it. I am truly thankful to Rotary for allowing me this opportunity to deliver wheelchairs with the International Wheelchair Foundation and the HHS Foundation. There will bee many more blogs about this truly Life Changing Experience but for now I leave with a few "happy" quick snap shots. Thank-you to my Downtown Waco Lake Brazos Rotary Club that stepped up to the plate providing the funding for many of these wheelchairs. Please comment ...

Sweet Baby Girl with a wheelchair just her size. I had a hard time letting her go ...

There are so many heroic stories to tell. You won't believe this little Angel's story!

Notice his little legs callused from crawling. Now he has the gift of mobility.

This little boy is blessed with a concrete floor and a tin roof. It is the rainy season now and thousands of families are displaced in tents or worse...

She couldn't stop touching my hair...

Wash Day

A home by the water as we crossed over the border into Haiti

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Your Invited

Featuring Special Guest Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage.
First 20 Customers through the door each day receives a FREE Gift!
We will bee closed Thursday April 22 while we twirl the store to bring you New Vignettes of Fresh Unexpected Finds! All dishes in the store will bee 25% off and we have some fabulous antique and vintage ones to choose from! Please Read on for more details!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am OFF

Well you all know I am always a little OFF, but I really am off to Haiti. I can't wait to share with you my adventures of delivering Wheelchairs with Rotary International and the Wheelchair Foundation. I will bee back just in time to work non stop getting ready for the open house. Bee Seeing You Then!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So Much To Tell ...


I have so much to tell, but as usual will just have to leave with you with bits and pieces and I Promise One Day to get you all Caught up.

First of all, You have waited Long Enough

Our Spring Open House is APRIL 23-24
Featuring our Special Guest Theresa Cano from Garden Antqs Vintage

We will have wonderful "sips and nibbles" while you shop our new vignettes FULL of Fresh Unexpected Finds. ALSO, ALL Dishes will will bee on SALE 25% OFF and the first 20 people through the door each day will receive a special Free Gift. More details to soon follow, so check back here!

I will bee out of town until just before our Open House. I have been Blessed with the opportunity to travel with members of Rotary International to Deliver wheelchairs to HAITI. Our Downtown Waco LAKE BRAZOS ROTARY CLUB helped raised money for The Wheelchair Foundation and I can't wait to share with you this hopefully Life Changing Event. I will bee doing several posts on this trip upon my return.


Becky and Beverly are having an estate sale this weekend (FRI-SAT) at 1124 Wedgewood right off Bosque in the Woodway Suburb of Waco. They have a complete household of contents including a nice collection of vintage photography equipment, Waco Memorabilia including Gildersleeve Photos of Historic Waco, Vintage Train Items and so much More...

We are conducting one Slated for April 29-30 (Thursday-Friday) in Hewitt. Photos and details will post here soon.

Here are a few shots of what's new this week. Our stock room is overflowing with goodies just waiting for their premier at the open house. For a teaser, I can't wait for you to see the giant vintage water fountain - that is all I can say about that for now. You will just have to come and see for yourself.

After you finish shopping the open house, you will have to stop by in the afternoon for a visit to Barnet's Pub right around the corner. As Promised, we will have that photo review of them soon.

On another upcoming post, I will share with you some of the most beautiful landscape that the Waco area has to offer on "MY DRIVE IN". You really won't believe how blessed I feel to live here and commute into Downtown Waco, Texas everyday until you see these photos for yourself - so please check back.

I STILL also have to update you on our Secret Bee Lady and the Holiday Jr. League Photos. They were on a computer that crashed and they are now finally on the way.

I leave you with shots of Shop Girl Amy J. The Swanky Girls Recently Celebrated her 21st birthday with a night out on the town. She is truly one of the most creative and talented young women I know and I know she will make a big impact on the Interior Design World. Of course, it is the dream of the Shop Owner to find a way to keep her at Bloom & Bee Swanky forever.

Here she is at Marbuger (Matt in the mirror). It was so refreshing to take her and experience this fabulous Antique Show though her young modern eyes for the first time! She has had a rough go of it with me. First, I take her to Atlanta Market and end up at the hospital, and this time she had to bee patient with me as I hobbled around on a broken foot. She is such a trooper. SEE...

Bee Seeing YOU!!!