Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our first real snow, the store is stocked etc....


I didn't get out early enough to take the pretty, still snowing, serene shot of the neighborhood.  I think most of us  (and especially the ski areas) were pretty glad to see this heavy, wet gift from Mother Nature this morning.  It is January after all.

I have to tell you, it was warm and dry at 5:30am when I managed to finish fluffing at the shop and unpack all of these:

Now before you go ape s*#t over how long I can spend tending to my baby...I do go home at the close of business hours, watch my favorite PBS show, take an ibuprofen and have a latte before I head back in to tend to the dirty work!!  And it was well worth the time--everything looks great and the store is full again after the busy holiday season.  (thank you all very much, by the way!!)

We've re-stocked, added new vendors and some exciting new merchandise.  And for those of you that have been asking:  yes, we've started getting out product for that biggest "Hallmark" holiday of the year!!!

I really like these "surprise boxes".  Like a greeting card-only better!

And then we have some random images as I wandered around in a stupor!

 I was happy about how my "necessity is the mother of invention" wall art turned out.  Fun and unexpected!

 Pretty, pretty embroidered pillows.

Our votives are restocked with some nice new scents.

I missed photographing several areas I wanted to show you.  So I guess you'll just have to stop in and see for yourself.   It is January....the retailers loneliest month!!

Take care,

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year.................

Tangerine Tango

What can we do with this???!  At first I was a bit taken aback by how vivid (read: in your face) this color is.    Sure it would be fun as a jacket (I have one this color! yippee-I'm in style!!) but do we actually decorate with it??  In 2012???

If it's toned down by neutrals I think it's very livable....

...or maybe not.  Does this poof remind you of a pumpkin??? I'd toss that part out.

oh my.  I was liking this until I really looked at the half wall for a while....but I like the floor cushion!!

 I'm a sucker for a barn door.  I wish I had somewhere to put them in my house.  So does my, really.  Maybe.

I really do like it with gray.

I'm thinking this is fun.  And we all know a bedroom should be fun!

Why do I think that "if I was single, I would so do this"....

 Wild thang.

 I do love the art with the tangerine lipstick--the right side of this picture just was attached and I didn't know how to get rid of it.  That side is a bit dorm room for me.  But I do love the huge art. And the fact that there are no "token" tangerine knick knacks to try to make things look pulled together....


OK, now the stools are fun.

Is it the orange or the gray??

 ..Maybe I could take this much.

Or this much

Honestly, this is probably about as far as Tangerine Tango will make it in my house.
And my jacket.  Slung on a chair.  How 'bout you???

Take care,