Friday, November 28, 2008

It was happenin' at Sisters' today...

The signs of Christmas are everywhere at Sister's Garden, lights and word signs made by Elaine, she has a wonderful flair for calligraphy and has sold many of her signs, she is just one of Barb's right arms, she has several you know...lucky girl!
This desk really surprised me as I walked into Bloom, with a huge nest of bittersweet on top of it, it looked like a grand old piece that had been neglected and the vines had taken over...what a beautiful piece, even with it's mirror missing. The unusual style makes it unique and very desirable, it won't be here long.

I had a brilliant idea of how to display my necklaces...I had this great old door with original faux-painted finish, it came out of an old home that I once owned, so I attached braces to the bottom and several old iron hooks to hang the necklaces on and 'voila' a super display...well it was until the jewelry started selling off the new piece. Even had one woman beg me to sell her the door...sorry, it still has sentimental meaning to me...so now I'm on the search for old doors to make for the store, she wanted it to display her old hats on...hmmmm....

SOCK MONKEYS...who doesn't love 'em, somethin' about them that just takes you back to your childhood, I don't think I had one as a child, but made many sock dolls, to be sure.

Now this is a birdcage...talk about retro and this lil' birdcage has it's own mini Christmas tree...very funky and all the parts are there too.


Barb and I usually have time to talk when I come up on Fridays, but not today...it was packed and she had a steady stream of shoppers all day and they weren't just buying gifts, they were buying for themselves, which was a good sign for us. This is going to be such an uncertain year for sure, we are all holding our breath to see how we make out with the economy as it is. But at least the gas price is low, for now anyway, $1.68 in our neck o' the woods.

6 comments:

timeworninteriors said...

So glad Barb was busy today! I know she was busy at the open house! I almost have my rooms done and ready to take pics! I can't wait! Miss you!
Theothertheresa

Greyscale Territory said...

I smiled when I saw your door idea! I have many old necklaces that I used to collect! Many are long! Somehow, a jewellery box just doesn't cut it! So I have attached a wooden coat hook bar to the sides of my wardrobes and hang the necklaces from there! They are then easy to acess without all the drama of tangles!

Love these Christmas items at Sisters!

High Desert Diva said...

Your display door is great!

Love the desk and the bittersweet.

I was thrilled to buy gas for $1.85. Yippee!

Utah Grammie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue sock-monkey! I'm like you- I don;t remember having one - but in my second childhood, I'd love one now..
Great shots!
Colleen

Steph said...

Sock Monkeys! My grandmother made them, but I never got one -- always wanted one though.

Okay, that's going on my wish list. I want a sock monkey!

Anita said...

I loved the sock monkey tree upstairs at Bloom. I collect sock monkeys- old ones of course- but I loved the brightly colored ones with the magnet hands all over. I didn't bring one home, but may get one when I pass through on the 12th...I'm heading to Gilbert to JB Knacker for some tin....And some things for Barb...
Anita