What’s Lorraine Up to Now?

What’s Lorraine Up to Now?

Someone asked me the other day about the folks at 44 Cherry Street, and I realized I hadn’t spoken with any of them in a while, so I gave Lorraine a call. It took a few attempts before she called me back. She is one of those people who hardly ever answers her phone...
Julie’s Dreamy Home

Julie’s Dreamy Home

Looking towards the backdoor from the entrance. A Handmade Home is not necessarily rustic or filled with objects handmade by the owner. To me, the Handmade Home is one designed by a person with a distinct sense of style. This home could belong to no one else because...
Getting Pissed Off

Getting Pissed Off

Nothing bugs me more than a whiner. I want to run screaming for the hills when someone with seemingly nothing in the world to complain about comes into the shop and starts whining. So, what am I about to do? I’m going to whine. Feel free to take off running. Cloth...
Get a Load of This!

Get a Load of This!

Sheila repaired these beaded heads from Africa Sheila Martin has what people call “A Good Eye.” She has a divvie’s ability to suss out folk art gold whether she is in an upscale shop or a down-at-the-heels Goodwill. When she finds treasure, she gets her patient...
Sheila’s House: Drop Dead Gorgeous

Sheila’s House: Drop Dead Gorgeous

Sheila and Bill’s log cabin I can’t remember how I first met Sheila Martin because she is someone I feel as if I have known forever. She Is one of those creatives who has no choice but to create all the time. She is a collector of beautiful things, some of which...
So What’s Next?

So What’s Next?

If there’s one thing computers have taught us, it’s that when the device goes haywire, you turn it off, wait a bit, and then turn it back on. Nine times out of ten, your computer glitch has disappeared. My hope is that the same technique will have worked for us flawed...