Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On News Stands Now

Last month I was approached by the style editor of Savannah Magazine about my collection of vintage Christmas decorations.  To my delight they wanted to do a feature about the way I decorate for the holidays and they wanted me to style it as well.  It came out today and I got the cover!  Quite an honor.  I hope you pick up your own copy when you see it on news stands.    

Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Open House

Your are invited to celebrate the season @home Thursday, 
December 11 at 6 o'clock.  If you are on our mailing list, check your mail boxes later this week for our postcard.  There is a special discount for those of you that bring in your postcard the night of the party.  We will be serving our popular punch, homemade goodies and yummies from Back in the Day Bakery.  
See you there.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

chubby snowmen & women

I finally finished my Christmas windows and had planned to post some of my own pictures when I got an email from the talented photographer Juliet from Charleston.  She visited my shop last week and shared some pictures she had taken while here.  I was so pleased because I have the hardest time capturing good photos of the windows.  I guess that is why she is the pro. Visit her site www.julietelizabeth.com to see her work.  If you want to see the rest of the pictures she took of my shop visit www.julietelizabeth.blogspot.com 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I do

Halligan and Adam are gettin hitched.  Many of you remember Halli as one of my long time shop girls.  She broke my heart when she moved to Philly a little over a year ago to pursue a career and live near her long time bo, Adam.  I love all my girls so much it is hard to let them go and be grown ups. The news of Halli's engagement is so wonderful I wanted to share it with the world.  I am so honored that she has asked me to help her mother with some of the planning.  I got her inspiration board yesterday and it is going to be magical.  I think you can see from the picture this duo is quite creative.  
photos by Josh Goleman

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Sampler

I know I promised lots pictures when I got my new mac-daddy camera but I had no idea how much I would have to learn before I actually got pictures loaded on the laptop.  So, here is the first batch of the store for the holidays.  More to come later in the week, including pictures of my super cute chubby snowmen I made for the store window display.  

Monday, November 17, 2008

40 something

Today is my 40th birthday. Where did the time go. I don't feel 40. But what exactly is 40 supposed to feel like? I have never really been rattled by birthdays. It is just a number after all. I feel older when my child has a birthday not me.

This one... comes with a little sentimentality. I am sad to be leaving my 30s. So many good things happened in the last ten years that I worry about the next 10 not being as exciting. In my 30s I graduated from college, bought & restored an old house, opened a store, got married, expanded the store, had a child, started a magazine career, expanded the store again, made some incredible friends and loved every bit of it.

When I was in high school I would watch the tv show Thirty Something and they all seemed so old to me. They had grown up problems: relationships, kids, businesses etc. It seemed so far off and definitely not "real." It couldn't be. I thought for sure that would never be me. Well it was (is) me. I totally relate to all they were going through. I on the other hand I look back in wonder at all that was accomplished in spite of the struggle. You are no longer young enough to be excused for silly mistakes and not old enough to appreciate that, in time, you could work through it.

So to all of you 20 and 30 somethings, enjoy...and to you 40 somethings here I come.