So, this blog has been a lot of things for me over the years.
I started it so that I could keep track of my thoughts and stories.
I came here to write and be creative.
Being creative here, lead to more creativity.
I started my first small business, Lillie Bee.
That lead to a love for photography, which I was able to document here too.
Those photos gave way to my next small business, Little Birds Photography.
All the while, I was coming here to talk about my work and share my stories about being a mom and wife and friend.
But mostly stories about being a mom.
Then, I became a mom for the third time and...
Life got hard.
Three children three and under.
That was a doozy of a year.
But I survived.
More importantly, so did my kids.
They also grew.
Soon they were in school and sports and had OPINIONS of their own.
Life got crazy.
And because I thrive in the midst of crazy...
I became a mom again.
4 in 7 years.
By that point I was a pro at doing 'crazy'.
And just as I started to settle into my "new crazy" I got that itch.
The one where my brain and hands needed to do more that change diapers and fold laundry.
I need that in my life.
It fuels me.
And gives me a break from diaper duty.
Here I am.
Years later, and i'm still coming to this ole'blog to share stories and pictures, and now i'm here to share my newest gig...
This Friday I hope to open my doors.
I don't actually have a 'door'.
It's a booth...
But you know what I mean.
I am opening a booth in the shops @ RVA Antiques here in Richmond.
This idea has been on the back burner for a while, but it just hasn't been the right time.
To tell you the truth, I'm not convinced that THIS is the "right time" either, but sometimes you just got to LEAP!
I've been estate sale-ing and auction bidding, thrift store hopping and salvage yard scavenging to find the most unique pieces and parts to fill AUGUSTINE AVENUE with.
Everything in my booth are pieces that I love and would put in my own home.
They are old pieces that I've refinished and reworked so that they can serve a new purpose.
As a young and busy wife and mother, I want to fill my home with meaningful pieces, but they HAVE TO serve a purpose.
I don't have the time or space or money for things that are not useful and purposeful.
So with a love for pieces that have some history to them, I've tried to pick and create pieces to inspire your home and work for your lifestyle.
<< an old dresser put on caster wheels and used as a bar cart>>
<< a pie safe used to store toys and diapers>>
I've heard a million times people tell me that they love antiques, but have no idea what to do with them!
By starting AUGUSTINE AVENUE I hope to help you do just that.
I hope to be able to fill your home with timeless pieces and to give you the inspiration for how to display or use them.
My hope is to have pictures and variations of each piece so that you can be inspired and make them work in your home.
My hope is to make you think outside the box and the big retail stores.
Do your children know what a pie safe is?
And its not b/c I'm some Cake Boss...
It's where they can find their favorite stories and the babies diapers.
So there you have it.
The official announcement.
Check back soon for pictures of my inventory and updates about my booth!