Friday, November 6, 2009

The season has started....

It all starts again.... We had a great opening night and the shop looked amazing. We have such a creative, hard-working bunch of women who killed themselves to totally transition the shop. The front was all twinkly & sparkly.

Judy's 15 year old g'daughter, Jordan, played beautiful Christmas music on her cello.

Here's Katie and Dulcy checking things out. They're always there to support us. They're good customers but best of all they're really good friends.

Two more good friends that came in for a visit were Debra and Mandy from

Pam has several new shirt and jacket designs and the cutest hats. I bought an arrangement to hang that she put together with fresh greens and put a red & black wool hat in the middle. It is so cute & going beside my front door. She makes the cutest bows out of old ties and vintage jewelry. She puts a pin on the back so you wear it like jewelry. She's so talented.

Tomorrow is my work day. Should be busy. It's suppose to be sunny and 72 degrees. Hope we have a busy day. The blog give-away is still open so come on in & sign up. I'll draw the winner on Mon.


Lori R. said...

I LOVE THE FRONT OF YOUR SHOP!! How cute is that and what a cute idea to spray paint a bike for a winter kinda look!!!
Hope you have a wonderful retail season....

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I had so much FUN!
Everything looked wonderful!
I want about 3 more of those HATS!!!
It was so good to see you!

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan!
Your Open House looks Amazing...You are such a Creative Spirit...I wish I could have seen it in person... Post lots of pics... I am working on mine now... I can just see a 'glimps', of it 'coming around'... It was very warm here today, like in the mid 70's... I thought I was going to 'cook', working in the greenhouse!
I want a full report, on how the weekend went!
Barb C.

Bonnie said...

OH! How I wish I could come by for a visit, your shop looks enchanting! I bet you all had a fun time setting up and getting the shop ready. I haven't visited in awhile so I've enjoyed catching up on all your posts.

Happy Sunday, Bonnie

Wish on a Whisker said...

We really enjoyed your Christmas Open House! Everything looked lovely! ~Mandy (More pictures on my blog.)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh it all looks just lovely. Wish I could come out.

icandy... said...

What a wintry, wonderland place! if I ever make it down that way, I'll be sure to stop by!!!
Happy holidays!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jan
Just popping over to say thanks for visiting me and your lovely comments.

Well your shop looks fantastic. I'm always fascinated at the wonderful antiques in the USA and just might have to come over for a visit.. although not sure how I would get it all home.. haha

I imagine you are going to get very busy now with Christmas on it's way.

Take care and I will see you again soon.. Julie

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Any friend of Debra's is a friend of mine! Hopefully I'll be headed up that way to see you soon when I pay Deb a visit. You have a lovely blog and these pics are great!
So nice to meet you!

ShabbySheep said...

So sorry I missed the Open House. Everything looks just beautiful. And I've looked at all the other girls' blogs!
Now...if we could get some snow!

Sweet Repose said...

Hope things stay busy for us all in the season ahead...I think we're all holding our breath on this one, we know the snows are comin'...the shop looks wonderful, so Christmasy. Have fun at work, I'm makin' soap all day...well not all day, must go the Salvation Army...duty calls...ha!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Jan, I am just doing a little catching up and the store looks amazing! I am glad to hear you had a good turn out. Everything looks so festive! I love that you had live cello music. Wonderful pics of a beautiful night. Congrats! ~Mindy