It has been awhile since I acknowledged my friends, family, readers and customers with words of appreciation.
So, here goes . . . .
I'm so grateful every hour of every day for each and every one of you. You all are the reason I get up in the morning. Well, that and the fact that I really have to pee.
Your dear time has been spent sending me e-mails with words of support and encouragement, and your purchases from my online shop or from markets that I participate in have strengthened my conviction to follow my passion of hoarding, re-working, re-purposing and restoring vintage finds. I'm honestly humbled by your kindness and generosity and somehow the words "thank you" just don't begin to cover my feelings.
Okay, are you sufficiently lubed up? Cuz, I need a favor.
Yesterday I received an e-mail from Jan and Earl, the husband and wife team of Poppytalk, a marvelous Canadian design blog that collects inspiration and is dedicated to promoting emerging design talent. They informed me that my store, The Vintage Laundry, had been nominated for a "Poppy" by my peers, customers, and readers at their Handmade Awards event, called The Poppies! My nomination is under the category of "Favourite Vintage Shop". They told me that they were posting the voting poll for my category yesterday at Poppytalk. The poll will remain open for voting for one week, effective yesterday through January 29th, 2010 at 11:59 pm. There will only be one vote allowed per computer and one vote per category. There will be two awards given for each category, The Peoples Choice Award and the Jury's Choice Award. Jan and Earl stressed that it's not intended to be a competition as much as a vehicle to bring more awareness to the vintage and handmade community.
It's an amazing gathering of artists and shops, and I am flattered to be amongst the bunch! You can find the poll at this link, and the results will be announced by February 5th. Thanks so much for your vote and your support, and have a great week!
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