Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I am closing the shop for the season. If you need anything, and I am at home and available, I will be happy to
come out and open for you.  Just give me a call. or e-mail me.  If you want to order anything for Christmas, I should be able to have it ready for pick up in two weeks.  Thanks to all the friends who stopped in this summer, it was great.  God bless each of you with a wonderful winter.  See you in the spring.  Karen

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I always get excited in the spring to go to a good auction, but by the time it's over, I'm exhausted!  The fun part is unloading the truck and seeing what "treasures" are in the box you picked up for $2.00. The hard part is "lugging" everything to the truck to bring it home.  :)  Last night I hired a young man to help....that was great!  But I didn't get the one item I really wanted...double wash tubs.      

Just wanted to post a few pictures of a few of the new items.  You'll have to come visit the shop to see it all.  It's really full right now, and the glass birdfeeders are selling well.  If you're like us you're enjoying watching all the birds arriving in your backyard.  I've heard the orioles are back in force, and we had our first humming bird this week.  Grandma has enjoyed watching the birdbath...we have one robin especially that just loves it!  I was closed today,  (Thursday), but kept opening up for people that stopped in...and so far it was my busiest day this year.  I told a neighbor "Maybe I should be closed everyday...! I seem to be busier than when I'm open."  Don't take me wrong...I enjoyed it, visiting with friends is fun any day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Everyone is welcome to come to the garage sale tomorrow, April 6, 2016, from 8-5.  I think I'm finally ready to "wheel and deal" :).  Time to move a few things out to get ready for new ones.  I have several old dressers and end tables that you could do a lot with....paint, refinish, whatever you find on pinterest (ha).  There are 24 garage sales in the area tomorrow...so it should be a fun day for all.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


It's been almost a year since my last blog, and so much has happened in that time.....I didn't open last year so that I would have time to help my parents, and mother-in-law, and I'm so glad I took that time to be with them.   Since that time my father passed away the end of Sept., (miss him.) and mother-in-law moved into a small apt. in our home. So, maybe I'm crazy, but I'm getting excited about opening the shop again this summer.  I missed it.  I've been going to garage sales and auctions again and really enjoying it.  I told my husband I think this will help me keep my sanity, and his comment was, "or drive you insane." :)  It will be good to see all my friends again.  We are having a big garage/barn/porch sale on April 6, which is a Wed. (the same day that F. D. Miller feed mill has their Ladies Day), and there will be a lot of other garage sales in the same area.  I'll be getting rid of the old and making room for new things.  I like to buy things that others can fix up and be creative with, and you should be able to find quite a few bargains.  I have a lot of great decorating ideas for the shop that I picked up on a long week-end antiquing in several shops between here and Bloomington, IL, and look forward to building new displays.  Just bought a hammer at the latest auction and it will be put to good use! So, come one, come all on April 6.....(The Bird's Nest Shop will be open that day too), and then plan to  open the Shop with my regular hours the first week of May....May 3 to be exact....(2 days after our 45th anniversary...what a way to celebrate.) :)  See you all later...........