Monday, September 28, 2009


Today is a day of rest and reflection! I read an article today on the internet about a young woman who went into the hospital for a supposedly routine operation and left with all four of her extremities amputated. She fought a courageous battle and as a result is alive and rebuilding her new life. It makes me so thankful for what I have and to appreciate the moment-because we don't know what the next moment will bring to us. I hope as diversity knocks on my door- and it will-I will be as brave as this young woman!

I want to thank all of our wonderful friends and supporters who came to help make the sale at the Tarte Barn another success. Isabelle from Maison Douce was a life saver on Friday night as Donna and I were scambling to get last minute details done! She also brought cookies for the show. You can't get much better friends than that who show up without being asked to pitch in where ever needed. Betty from Sammy Girl, gave us time before and during the show. And the always be there to help you JOE from the Barn House Boys, came out and gave us Thursday and of course helped on Saturday as well. I owe him 2 margaritas for hauling the big cupboard across the field for me and smashing a BAD spider living under it! I am missing one BH boy whose name will not be mentioned in public-but he needs to know I miss him! Carrie and Katherine from Manor Bourne who set up at the flea market-also brought wonderful treats to share with our shoppers! And finally our fantastic Natalie from Sparrow who brought her to die for pumpkin, butter cream cake. Yes-I did eat my piece of cake for breakfast!! If I missed anyone-here is a BIG THANK YOU!

Bridgette Otto of the Oregonian did a wonderful article in the O section of the Oregonian, highlighting the work of Cindy, Queen of Tarte and our Barn House Boys, Joe and Jermonne. Congrats, Kudos and Hugs for the well deserved recogintion and attention to your hard work, design talents and artistic flair! We are so proud of you!!!! XO Diana and Donna


AuroraSuzette said...

I was sooo sick Saturday.I'll have to google that article. Thanks for bringing a little of the sale to me. (And gorgeous pics of my bed, btw)See you soon, I hope!!!

robinbird said...

you both teach me so much. I love being a part of this amazing 'family'!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi! I discovered your blog via 2 Chippy's and Debbie and Cat Daddy. I'm so glad I did! I've been reading your posts for hours now, I'm a fan!
Continued success,