Last week on December 11, my husband and I had the opportunity to go to a book signing at
Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma.
Marian a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed
was signing her new book
We traveled part way down the evening before and the next day hit a few shops before the book signing.
You might be asking why I would travel almost two hours to meet Marian. Well, about 3 years ago I was introduced to her blog by a friend. I have followed Marian's journey of building her business. Her story and projects were very inspiring to me. I was interested in starting my own blog but was a little overwhelmed at the thought. I wrote to her a few times and she very kindly answered back, encouraging me to go ahead and do it. She told me all I needed was a few pretty photos and a brief sentence or two, and that it would help to grow my business. So when I heard that she was coming to Ca. and not too far away from us, I was anxious to go. It was also nice to meet and visit with fellow bloggers.
Here we are together in front of a display selling her line of Milk Paint.
Michelle (owner of Summer Cottage ) & I.
Even the husbands enjoyed visiting with each other telling fish stories and sharing building tips. This is Jeff, Marian's husband and my husband, Danny.
And finally, here is Marian, signing my book. If you have not had the chance to purchase your copy, I highly recommend it. It is full of beautiful photos of Marian's home, tutorials and words of wisdom.
Thank You Gen and Michelle for hosting the book signing. Thank You Marian for all the inspiration. Thank You Maria and Kate for your blogging examples. It was so good to meet many others that night, including a few (Michelle & Maria) who are where I was a few years ago and want to start their own blogs and businesses. If I can do it, anyone can.
And Thank You Danny, my wonderful husband and business partner for the chance to work together every single day!
After almost 2 years of writing my own blog and owning our own store for a year, we are so happy to be able to be following our dream. Please visit us on our Facebook page and like us there, Follow us here on the blog and come see us at our store,
The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, Ca 95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.
Soon I will share some photos of the beautiful store Summer Cottage Antiques in Petaluma.
Terry (one of the bricoleurs)