Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Two Year Blog Anniversary...

I think this blog has evolved much like the shop.  Started kind of bare bones.
I had the experience, and I had a vision, but never had my own shop.
This is the Farmer's National Bank building before Beadboard moved into it.

This is the building after we moved in.. Graphics on the windows, a tip of the hat to Beverly Hills with the awning, ( paid for by a grant from the city of Brenham,Texas) and the beautiful plants........

Blogging has helped me and the shop evolve into this, more fine tuned, from seeing all the beautiful pictures and interpretations of bloggers all over the world. This medium made me a better person, given me new friendships, and made this tiny storefront recognizable to people who have never set foot in our our shop.

A big thank you to all of my blogging friends and followers that understand I have a business to run.  And to Joni Webb of Cote de Texas,  a former customer when I worked in the city, who came in here and took pictures a couple of years ago and said "I'm blogging now".
 I said what's blogging? What's a blogger???? What the blazes is that???
I know now.  Evidently so does she.  HEHE.


  1. Congratulations! Wish i lived closer so I could visit and see some of your treasures. love your outside plants and couch. Makes me want to come inside. Blogging is wonderful and I certainly enjoy the magic it brings me too. Heres cheers to the next 2 years!

  2. Congratulations! Love your shop. Wish it was in Montgomery.
    So glad that I recently found your blog.

  3. Hi Maryanne,

    Congratulations for your two year blog anniversary!
    Your shop looks fabulous and love the transformation you have made. I would love to go and visit.
    Glad to have found your blog, and thanks for all you share.

    Happy week

  4. Happy Blog Anniversary! Your blog is inspiring and your shop looks lovely....I wish I could visit...maybe someday!

    Flora Doora

  5. Congratulations Sis!!And wish you a lot of success the following blogging years!!

  6. Maryanne,

    Happy Blog Anniversary...I'm so happy you are out there in blogland. You've refined us too.


  7. Oh Maryanne...congratulations!!! I love the story of how you discovered blogging...that Joni, she's a keeper!
    Your building is beautiful, I don't think I've ever seen the whole exterior before, what a special space!
    Wishing you many more years of happy shop keeping...and of course, blogging!
    xo J~

  8. Congratulations! You are living my dream!!! Your shop is beautiful and I'm enjoying your blog which I just discovered today through Carol's Paris Breakfast blog.

    Enjoy your success, you are an inspiration in that we can attain what we long for :o)