{feature: No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane}

May I introduce No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane:

1. Tell us about you, your shop, and why you create. No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane is truly my online “home”. It’s a place where I come and share my inspirations, thoughts and vintage finds. I love to write about motherhood, faith, and my slight obsessions with flea markets, antique shops, Mary Poppins and shopping. It’s a large melting pot of musings, straight from my heart. Mainly I seek to make No17CTL a warm and inviting place for others to visit, by keeping it real and unique…

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2. What is the best memory/event you have from creating?
Since my shop is not a shop of homemade creations, but vintage finds, most of my favorite moments are found at the antique marts and flea markets on Fridays and Saturdays. I think my best memory in regards to shopping for items for Attic 17 is when I ventured to a garage sale and a woman was selling a vintage, turquoise blue OLIVETTI typewriter from the 1960′s for $10. My heart skipped a beat. And then I snatched it up.

3. What is your favorite item, or what is your best seller? My favorite item I ever sold was a 3 piece set of glass refrigerator PYREX. It’s not that the pieces are all that uncommon… it’s that they are so stinkin’ cute and versatile. I had over 25 inquiries on that set alone, within about 5 minutes of posting. Adorable (seen here).

4. Share something you’ve learned from creating? What I have learned most from both writing on my blog and selling vintage on Attic 17 is this: Be true to what you love. If you write what you love and sell what you love, it all matters more. It means more. It makes everything more genuine, memorable and worthwhile.

5. When you are stressed, have too much to do, or need a break, how do you relax? I go for a run. Strap on the tennis shoes, turn on the iPod and run off the stress. If that doesn’t work, I eat a cupcake.


Thanks, Rachel!

{jaw-dropping news}

Untitled-1Shriek with me?

AHHHHHHHHHHH {jumps up & down}

I’ve got SUCH exciting news for you :)

Yesterday I received an email from Rene, who writes for the Los Angeles Times, saying she featured my Gussy products/blog in her recent Daily Dish post. You can click here to see it for yourself :)

I clicked over and sure enough, there was a link to my post on the many uses for your Gussy. Rene was speaking of my zipped pouches, saying, “Got supermarket coupons? Here’s an adorable way to corral them.”

Tee he he. I’m so… so flattered/excited/surprised/_____. All great things, of course.


This is my first real press experience for Gussy. And I can’t stop smiling. And being thankful. And smiling. And giggling like a little Gussy that could sew ;) I wonder what else is in store for Gussy {raises eyebrow} ?


Know what else makes me smile? Today is my nephew Collin’s birthday — he’s 5 years old! Very much looking forward to calling him later this afternoon to wish him a happy day :)

I am noticing in this photo that we have the same chin, hah.

This concludes my excitement for the day. My excitement so far…
Come back later — I’ve got a darling shop feature to share :)


{everyday uses…}

The many uses for your Gussy:

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1. Organization:

  • for your purse, diaper bag, car
  • store coupons, cash, accessories
  • carry makeup, personal products, medicine

2. Multiple Orders:
  • custom bridal party gifts
  • baby/bridal shower game prizes
  • mommy/daughter matching sets

3. For work:
  • laptop case
  • briefcase for notes, file folders
  • tote magazines and books

4. To Share:
  • thank you notes
  • gift tags
  • I miss you…
  • I love you…

5. To Protect:
  • Smart Phone
  • iTouch
  • iPod
  • camera {analog or digital}

PS. Have you entered the BIG Gussy giveaway, posted below?

{a BIG, fun Gussy giveaway}

this giveaway is now closed!

a {sort of} surprise Gussy giveaway!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER there will be 3 prizes:

1 - $35 shop credit winner
1 – $25 shop credit winner
1 – $15 shop credit winner

to enter, please visit my shop and share your favorite Gussy item.

please be sure your email addy is on your blog or blog profile.
giveaway ends when I say so :)

{please note, shop credit cannot be used towards baby blankets or custom orders.}