Friday, March 30, 2012

A little look around.....

Some of this and some of that has been appearing around the store.  Do you want to take a look???

 Pretty baubles.

 Several unique signs..

Some new, old things....

New, limited edition scents for spring.

 Spring touches to chase away winter (like we had one!) doldrums.

 Everyone is in the mood!

A cool side table.

I've been making time to make things...more arriving soon!

Happy spring!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yard Art.

It's that time of year when we get out to play in the dirt any chance the weather permits.  The lawn and plants and flowers and fertilizer and...yard art!!

It comes in all forms and is as American as it gets.  Sometimes the very best is the tacky, homemade paint faded concoctions that first made neighborhood covenants necessary!
Art is in the eye of the beholder.

Some of these adornments are simple, everyday items just put to another use.

I've seen these for years but I still think they are darling.  

 One of the newer (to me) crazes is to find bowling balls and toss them amongst the hostas or embellish them before tossing.

 Or do as this homeowner.  Gotta love the gusto put into this!

 Bottle trees.  Another quirky, colorful addition to the yard that may raise some eyebrows. All the more reason to have one.  We have these at the shop.  I was told these were used to trap bad spirits.  They get up in the bottles and can't find their way out.

 Now see???  What whimsy!

 How about this one????  I don't think anyone would even notice there is no grass here.

 Quintessential yard art--the whirligig.  I adore these and the more vintage, the better.

Anything that will catch the wind and make them twirl is a go.

A whirligig  over-achiever!

Perhaps you prefer the artistic route.  This one would still slow traffic.

This one would stop traffic.  A great solution if you don't want to pay to have that dead tree removed........

Old metal, folk art... 

 ..and, of course, the rusted car.  Now accepted in upscale neighborhoods everywhere. Maybe.


 It never ceases to amaze me.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Bunny Trail Starts Here..............

I have been infected with the hideous crud that is going around. I spent about $40 million dollars on over the counter remedies and I'm still not sure I'll survive.  Don't catch this.

Krystal gallantly agreed to fill in for me so, I am at home coughing and sneezing and pouting and posting.  To take my mind off the fact that I feel like total  poopoo (and so you don't have to hear all about it) let's think about sweet little bunnies and such.  Healthy little folk that aren't trying to cough up a lung..or even a pancreas.

One of the most precious things in the world.

Do you tweet?? 
 Aren't we just so modern?  I don't understand all the tweeting thing.  
This is what tweet is really about and I'll never accept Twittering about.

Now I know you are thinking you must rush in and buy this darlin'.  But I'm here to tell you that all of them have already sold.  Yep. Gone. Oh yea??!  Well, you don't feel as bad as I do.  So there.

Oh yea, and healthy (here we go again) angel vines. Lots of 'em.  Plenty of these little boogers (whoops, no  pun intended) unless you wait sixteen weeks to come in for one..... 

Of course, I found a crown on something and had to get it.  These  felted wool chicks crack me up.
Can you see the eggs they lay behind them???  Nature is amazing isn't it?

And a basket to put all your eggs in.

I outfitted Martha in new clothes recently.  It was like an omen because now I feel like a bag lady.
Only worse.  I'm going to take a nap..and whimper.
Flowers, cards & gifts should be dropped by the store..............

Friday, March 9, 2012

Reasons I Love My Job.

Maybe it was the gorgeous weather we had today and people were in the mood for yard work, but it was slow and relatively quiet sales-wise at good goods today.  Not what a proprietor wants.  Ever.  I might have been discouraged except for:

Jane, a first time visitor this afternoon.  By the time she was ready to leave we had been singing songs together that we remembered from our elementary school days.

I had two of the nicest emails (from Donna and Wanda) waiting for me when I got home.  Thanking me for being there.

Retail!  It's not for the faint of heart.