Then place a super sweet table cloth on it. I got mine at Anthro on clearance just the other day. Such a perfect fit.
In my garden, we have fresh basil and dill, along with some heirloom tomatoes. I just love a fresh tomato salad. Mix some fresh heirloom tomatoes, basil, lot of fresh mozzarella, a bit of dill and e.v.o.o. (extra virgin olive oil), then season with salt n pepper.. yum!
A garden party in an instant! So, if you are around, then pop on over, and if not, hope yours is just as lovely on a summer day in your backyard.
So far the "girls" seem to be a hit with the customers, they get to chit chat and mingle, making the customers feel at home.
So, next time you stop in, make sure you say "hello" to the new shop girls, and they'll tell you all about their day!
First, i found a wonderful birdcage holder a while back at a local yard sale. I put the birdcage aside, since i love to collect them. Then, i sprayed it white (who would have known?)...
I also found an old lampshade minus the shade part and attached it to the birdcage with a hook.
This is where you can be creative! I needed a way to hang my necklaces and bracelets in a way that made it easy for me to see all of them, and also made them look like art.
Final view of the whole piece. It is going to go in the "closet project" that i am currently working on:)
You can use a vintage lampshade without the shade for any number of things. I have another one, only larger that i have hanging over my desk and from it hangs bits and pieces of things that inspire me.
And an old birdcage holder, oh my the thoughts are endless on that one........................
I was in Cali last week and we were driving down the 101 toward Santa Barbara when BEHOLD, a pink car up ahead!
I couldn't believe my eyes, so i said to Bryan "catch up"
We did and it was just as lovely in person!
We found this antique birdcage at a wonderful antique shop in Summerland. From the late 1800's France.
I'll tell you, if i could afford it, i would have bought it on the spot and shipped it home, but $2400 was not in my vocabulary!
I am on the lookout for a lovely antique birdcage though....
I have been wanting one and fill it with Finches for the shop. I saw this at a lovely little shop in San Luis Obispo (thanks for the idea Kimberly).
And last but not least, this wonderful piece was full of my favorites, old apothecary bottles..........
french script on back
Well, i just got back into town this morning, and have been dying to get to my computer to post!
I had all intentions of taking my laptop with me on my Holiday to California, but as I was about to walk out the door last Saturday, i decided last minute to leave it. What a good idea that was, since it truly was a lovely week off!
I have so much to share, but I will start off slowly.
My friend Lola (so funny, but i have to have "Lola" inspired item in the shop) designed these new pendants just for Lola B's! I love them, she did a fantastic job, and they are so pretty in person..
Lola turns 6
and who doesn't love a homemade cake
with piped floral frosting?? If I had time, then
yes, it would be homemade, but alas, Costco to
Connor and Tyler.
In other news, I am headed off to the lovely state of California on Saturday for some much needed R&R. My hubby and I are heading to San Simeon for a whole week where my parents have a house on the beach. (thanks mom and dad!)
We will be doing some wine tasting, some shopping in the lovely town of San Luis Obispo, some relaxing and ........
putting vintage sheet music, or vintage ephemera of any
kind, adding some Paris post cards, or my favorite, birds
and nest cards.
title "Lolita", so once i found that, i knew a "Lola"
window was in the works.
and then i stamped her name and birth date in vintage
market stamps that i sell here at the shop.
letter, with some vintage papers. And of course, a green bird hook
to hang one of her lovely dresses from.
Lola's birthday is this Saturday, though we are celebrating it tomorrow evening with all of her new friends. I think this will make a lovely birthday present!