Monday, April 18, 2011

Finally another Marketplace Monday!

Things have been so busy here--hard to explain. Dear son who loves to ride elephants in the Cambodian jungle came home --who knows for how long---an dear Daughter gave her Junior Recital for Harp performance at school. Plus we had a terrible computer virus hit the house and that has been an uphill battle to recover from- But all is well now. lol Or should I say for the time being! lol

Today's Etsy shop that I would like to acknowledge is: Lucy's Garden Shop
at and the owner shares her story-----

Art has always been a part of my life. I live in a 235 year old farmhouse and my furnishings reflect the age of my home. I love to work with wood and distress it with different finishes. The older it looks the better.

Lucy's Story

Lucy came into my life14 years ago. One warm June morning my husband had left for work and I was about to let the dogs out when from behind a flower pot a fluffy kitten scurried across the yard, through the fence and into the field. My son heard me and when he saw it was yet another cat in the yard (we rescue many) convinced me it was probably from a neighboring farm and looked pretty big to him. That night sitting on the porch with my husband I heard a kitten crying desperately. After a couple of hours we coaxed the little thing close enough for my husband to pick up. She was as small as his hand and beautiful. My love story begins here. I lost my grandfather that week and on one particularly bad day Lucy curled up on my shoulder under my hair and stayed there with me for hours giving me the comfort I needed. She took this same position with me many times until the day we lost her, 3 years ago.

Lucy loved to watch me work. She would sit wherever I was just to be a part of me. I named my shop for her and I feel her with me every time I work.

We have always brought rescue or lost animals into our lives and they have all been special but Lucy was unique, she was my heart.

We support many animal shelters, small and large, but the best support you can give is to bring a misplaced pet into a forever home.

A percentage of all of my sales from Lucy's Garden and my sister shop WickedFaerieQueen is donated and divided between several shelters we support in Lucy's name.


wickedfaerie said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shop on you lovely blog. This is very exciting for me, I have never been featured anywhere, this is quite an honor. Thank you again.


wickedfaerie said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shop on your lovely blog. I have never been featured anywhere before, this is quite an honour. Again, thank you.


basketsbyrose said...

Great feature from a talented artist. Love the story on her shop name!

Firecracker Kid said...

What a sweet read. Grabbed my heart as I'm a cat rescuer and lover too, and believe they come around in our time of need to comfort us.
I love the her handmades and repurposes. Beautiful and useful:)
Thank you Barb:)

Vicky said...

Oh, what a wonderfully heartwarming story!

wickedfaerie said...

Thanks so much for featuring me, I have never been featured anywhere before, this is quite an honour. Thanks again so much.


Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

A wonderful post on a very talented artist! Hope you have your computer woes taken care of!