happy birthday, my sweet holly.
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As kids, both Stu and I grew up with collectors in our family. My mom used to take me to long rides out to the country where we’d scour tiny antique shops and stay in musty bed and breakfast inns. Stu’s dad and aunt tell us stories of going down to the basement of their Brooklyn apartment searching for treasures thrown away by others. It wasn’t until I moved away and lived on my own that I grew to appreciate the places my mom used to take me and began to love something that showed its age, was perfectly time worn and once loved. I’m sure my mom thinks it is amazing how the antique outings and garage sale hunts with her have woven their way into my life now.
Since we started Three Potato Four when Holly was just two, we have so many photos of both of them on our many buying trips. It has become harder for the kids to come with us with school and life. But we sneak a trip in with them for time to time. As stressful as it may be for Stu and I making sure they don’t touch everything or break everything- they have both already come to appreciate the old things we love and sell and the unusual places we go to find them.
Today we sent our Holly and Otis off to their first day of school. So nervous and excited for both of them – they were ready and thankfully no tears were shed during goodbyes. Our summer was amazing.
Stu and I are looking forward to the more scheduled routine that the school year brings for us and the kids. With fall here, we are busy planning our Fall Barn Sale at our space in Manayunk and will announce dates and sale details soon.
Happy first day of school!
For the past two months we have been searching for a dog to adopt. After visiting a few local shelters and going through an arduous process for a dog with a rescue we finally found the dog for our family in the little town of Homer, New York.
It was a long drive but it was totally exciting for us and the kids – knowing we would be bringing home a new family member. We drove through the beautiful mountains and countryside. It was an idyllic setting. Country Acres Animal Shelter is set back on a country road in a beautiful hillside. There are chickens along the property and down the street from the shelter is a dairy farm. On our first walk with him on the shelter grounds we stopped to see the cows at the dairy farm – spotted black and white just like the cows, we decided to name him Moo Cow.
The kids are so thrilled with him. Stu and I have been watching and reading and learning tips from the dog whisperer Cesar Millan. We are trying to be good dog owners and pack leaders. So far, Moo Cow is very sweet and obedient and is really such a good fit for us.
Thank you, Country Acres Animal Shelter! We are happy to have found you and the new member to complete our family, our Moo Cow.
If you are considering adopting a dog and feel like the drive. Country Acres has some great dogs and puppies available right now for adoption.