Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I did manage to find a few more of these ruffle brim hats (they will be in the shop later today)-- I absolutley love them. I have been in contact with the company to try to place a wholesale order but they are not very good at getting back to me so we'll see if I can make it happen or not-- certainly hope so! I'll also be listing a bunch of girls hats-- not sure which one is my fave-- I love them all! The girls are drooling over them and cannot pick just one either!
Today it will be above 100 degrees...again. I have been shacked up in the house or the studio whith drapes closed and a/c on all week. Feeling like a total shut in and not very inspired for fall. The weekend is supposed to be cooler-- which will be just perfect since I'll be camping at the beach with the girls-- I bet the high will be about 62 while were there. Tonight...ice cream for dinner. Because no one wants anything warm when it's 103 at 6pm!
Monday, August 23, 2010
The event is less than 4 weeks away and I have decided that I will be wearing something handmade to each event.....So the outfit countdown starts now. There is a pajama party that we'll be attending so I think I am going to start with a robe. I found a really fun pattern here and am thinking I'll do a knit and woven combo. And since I have never sewn a knit in my life, it should be an interesting process. I just did a little research on sewing tips and got a few good pointers. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how well that works. Wish me luck. And head on over to register yourself for THE Event. I know you won't regret it! Ruth and I will see you there.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday the a/c would not turn off-- We figured maybe the thermostat needed replacing so my hunky handyman hubby did that and NOPE! A/C guy is on call!
Saturday morning we wake up to a freezer full of thawed food and warm orange juice. No I am not kidding! Fortunately we have a second fridge in the garage that sustained us until the repair man could come. At least that was a rather quick but not so cheap fix. Why is it that when it rains it pours?? I guess it could have been worse-- The 6'4" 300lb Russian fridge repair man that showed up at my door on Monday after I had already cancelled the appointment could have actually made me pay the $45 fee for showing up at my door. Now that was scary! Door bell rings and I answer with a bewildered look on my face. He says :"I am here to fix flidge"--yes, flidge. I kindly tell him there must have been some sort of mix up, I had called and cancelled the appointment when I found someone who was able to come the same day. His response "Fuck. you wait while I call office. You no cancel, you pay." I'm not kidding!! He swore!!!! At my front door! Um.... pardon me giant Russian man... I'm sorry but I cancelled the appointment. I literally closed the door on him because I thought he was going to block it with his foot and demand payment. I was shaking....seriously... I ran around the house closing all the sliding glass doors and tried to rouse the 350 pounds of dog laying around--they of course could not be bothered as I didn't have time to grab lunch meat from the fridge. Not three minutes later a mean Russian woman called me from General Appliance Repair and explained to me that she gets over 150 calls a day and I should have left my name address and phone number (which by the way i did.) because she can't keep track of all the calls-- my problem why?? After I explained that I did leave that info she wanted my credit card number to bill me for the service call. Yeah, that didn't happen. We'll see if a bill shows up in the mail. And through all this-- I somehow managed to keep my cool (other than when she hung up--choice words flew then!) But overall, I was good-- For that, I should get a gold star served on a silver platter (or vintage salad plate)!!
You should get one too. A GIANT vintage brooch gold star! It's in the shop. You could dress up as the sheriff and go find that nasty repair man....
Here's hoping for a better week from here on out!
Friday, August 13, 2010
A studded skinny belt and chunky cuff bracelet dressed up my patchwork jeans and slouchy white tee yesterday. Again, another outfit that would be just another outfit with out the accessories. So Mandy and i are heading out around town today to start on her jewelry wardrobe....after we hit the club for a quick work out, steam room and light lunch.
I hope you are having a Fabulous Stylish Friday!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
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...because the shop is open! garden.house.home is waiting for you! I have more to list but am running out of time today. I intended to stay up last night and get them done but we went to the mummy exhibit yesterday and one little girls was a little freaked out when the sun set. I should have known better. Each time I thought she was in a dead sleep I tried to creep out of the bed and back down to the computer but s he woke up every time. I finally gave up and joined her -- I am her mummy after all! (so cheesy!) Anyway, I was up very early this morning trying to hustle and get them listed before a much needed hair appointment some got done, others didn't -- so is life! Things are already starting out the door and these are all one of a kind-- well at least they are one of a kind in my shop....Can't imagine I'll be stumbling on the same things over again at my favorite haunts.
Hope you are having a fab weekend!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Or maybe a little juice in one of these. How much do you love these bird glasses?
I LOVE! You know me-- and vintage-- and bird. My love! They would be equally fab at the breakfast table filled with OJ, the dinner table filled with sangrai or as a centerpiece lined up down the middle of the table with flowers in them. So versatile! Take your pick...
1. Dalia, 2. Daliah Pinky Purple, 3. Zinnias in Hobnail Vase, 4. coming out, 5. love each day stone, 6. Daliah, 7. Just playing, 8. Daliah, 9.
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Please swing by the new shop tomorrow morning to check out all the vintage treasures.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
She shows it styled in a rather bohemian fashion-- I'd love to Zoe it up a bit with some edgy shoes and either a fun cardi or a leather biker jacket (leather jackets are THE must have item this fall)
And since I was already so distracted I figured what's a little afternoon down time on polyvore-- And by little I don't really mean little.
zOe-M-G by simonehowell featuring Seven For All Mankind jeans
I hope you all had a more focused day.