Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ooh la la...

noun: lavender
  1. a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. Lavender has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times.
    • the flowers and stalks of the lavender shrub dried and used to give a pleasant smell to clothes and bed linens.
    • dated
    • used in reference to refinement or gentility.
      "she had a certain lavender charm.

This just in from Provence, France. Gorgeous, fragrant, lovely lavender.
Oh, How I love lavender, it's beautiful color, it's clean, fresh, natural scent, it's healing properties. I have searched and searched for a supplier of quality lavender and alas I have found them.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

fun finds...

Good morning!

One of the most fun and most challenging things about having this business is finding the merchandise to fill our shop. People are always asking, "where do you get all this cool stuff"?. My answer is always the same "everywhere"! I have a long and growing list of regular stops from one end of the county to the other. I go to estate sales and auctions regularly. 

(these are a few finds from this week)

A nice size yellow tin canister with beautiful tole painting...

Can't make it all out in this picture, but it is a old bevel edged mirror in a wood frame, a gorgeous ornate gold frame and a lovely picture of what looks like to me like a young servant girl in ancient Rome.

A large wooden crate with very pretty advertising on it...
As I was sitting at an auction this week I noticed an older couple, I thought to myself that could very well be my husband and I in 30 years-lol.
 This business is a A LOT of hard work, but we enjoy it and we're in it together and for that and so many other things I am grateful.