I have put off writing this blog for months. Fear has perched on my shoulder and anxiety has caused me to wait. This morning in my quiet time with the Lord, I clearly heard, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” Jesus IS the Way, the Truth and the Life. So what does that all have to do with Burlap & Lace?
I know that everything I do with this business, and in this life, is to bring God glory. It is because of Him, and it is for Him that I can do anything at all. Even breathe.
I wrestle with how I can make Him known through Burlap & Lace, and honestly, I don’t have that one figured out yet. But this I do know….it’s not about the “stuff”. If what I do puts a smile on someone’s face, that is enough. If something I’ve made entices a conversation with the customer, my heart is happy. I am here to serve. It’s that simple. And God has blessed me to be able to do that through Burlap & Lace.
One of the desires of my heart was to work at a Bed and Breakfast. Nearly three years ago, God granted me that desire by giving me a job at Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill in Mills River. My journey there has been a delight to my soul. But in January of this year, God began to speak to me that it was time to leave and to fulfill another dream and desire….to make Burlap & Lace into a business unto itself. So with this blog, I announce just that!
I will be opening Burlap & Lace on March 30 in a location in Pisgah Forest, just around the corner from Shabby Shack Antique Mall. And I cannot wait to share my Vintage Home Goods collection with you there!
Vintage Market Days of Asheville is just around the corner! And I have been so busy working on my creations that I have not taken time to fill you in on the goodies that weekend will hold! So let me give you a preview here if I may….
These are two of the larger pieces I will be bringing to market. And if you know me at all, my love is really in the decorating more than in the finds themselves. Nevertheless, one cannot take place without the other!
Spring is on the way! And that means fun things in store…flowers, fancy table settings, wall art for redecorating, throw pillows for fanciful beds and couches. I can’t wait to enjoy it all with you!
So stay tuned…. and put these dates on your calendar….
March 17-19: Vintage Market Days of Asheville at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher
March 30: GRAND OPENING of Burlap & Lace: 470 Asheville Hwy, Unit E – around the corner from Shabby Shack Mall and Love That Yogurt.
See you soon!