Wednesday, January 6, 2010

light at the end of the tunnel

I just got the February issue of Country Living with a feature about the home my husband and I lovingly restored. It was just what I needed. A real pick me up in the middle of all the shop closing craziness, unfriendly bargain hunters and sad emails & blog comments.

I've decided that life hands you only what you can bear. I have a lot to look forward to and a lot to be thankful for.

21 comments:

blue moss said...

ohh!! i just treated myself to this magazine and haven't even looked at it yet. i am thrilled that your home is in it and can't wait to look at it.
i'm so glad that i was able to get to your store this christmas. i just love it so much and was so happy to meet you :)
i hope you are well
...off to read my magazine
michelle

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I've been meaning to email you and tell you I was THRILLED to see you smiling at me from the pages of CL. Great spread and your house is adorable. It is a wonderful pick-me up and life will be rosy again!

vintage simple said...

Dear Liz,

I couldn't believe the news when I read the post about the store closing...! But you have a great eye for design, and I am sure that you will find other ways of expressing your incredible talent... And I loved the feature of your home in Country Living...

I look forward to following you in your new ventures - it sounds like you have lots of different things lined up.

All my best,
-maria

darryl moland said...

Congrats Liz! I always like to say: "when one door closes, another opens." It's hard to wrap your head around that sometimes, but . . . you gotta. I will have to go out and buy the issue now! Can't wait to see it!

Darryl

Linda Crispell said...

I have to admit that your article was a pick-me-up for me too! I read every word and studied every photo.
You are a lovely and talented person and I am sure many wonderful adventures are right around the corner.

heidandmatt said...

Without rain there would be no rainbows!!!

VintageScraps.etsy.com said...

I loved running into your home in the magazine! I "know" her :) It's a gorgeous home.
I had no idea your shop was closing. I had the extreme pleasure of discovering it almost 5 years ago while vacationing in Savannah, and just recently told someone to go find it when they were down there :( I had hoped to even be carried in your shop one day! Too sad.
Hang in there during the gray days!
Meg

red ticking said...

i am so sorry to hear about your store closing.. i am a small business owner so i definitely sympatize... i will run and pick up a copy and find your lovely home... and chin up... things will be ok... x pam

THE BLISSFUL said...

Loved the feature in CL, Liz. Such a neat home, not to mention an adorable son and husband!

As far as your creativity, talent, and professional grace go...I assure you that closing the shop is only the beginning!!! :)

amanda said...

I just received the magazine in the mail. Decided a good ol' subscription gift to myself would be a good christmas present. Well I had no idea you would be in it but I stumbled on your blog about a year back and loved what I saw. I read the article in the magazine and thought you looked familiar. It wasn't until I spotted your name again near the back of the magazine and recognized vintagegeneral.com that I made the link. Fantastic article. And I'm sorry to here that you closed your store. I know everything will work out perfectly for you, your husband, and adorable son. :)

amanda said...

I just received the magazine in the mail. Decided a good ol' subscription gift to myself would be a good christmas present. Well I had no idea you would be in it but I stumbled on your blog about a year back and loved what I saw. I read the article in the magazine and thought you looked familiar. It wasn't until I spotted your name again near the back of the magazine and recognized vintagegeneral.com that I made the link. Fantastic article. And I'm sorry to here that you closed your store. I know everything will work out perfectly for you, your husband, and adorable son. :)

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lifeinredshoes said...

I saw your home, it's delish. And just like the phoenix in Harry Potter, you will rise from the ashes.

Lynn :-) said...

SO SORRY to hear that you are closing!! i was so looking forward to visiting with you when i get to Savannah next month from Ohio ( i was in there February last year) - your store was a bright spot for me and will be sorely missed :( all of God's best in your next adventure, take care! i will be buying this magazine and treasuring it - you and your store were wonderful- i would like to post pictures i took of your store last year on FLICKR, but i want to be respectful and ask permission first- let me know if that ok or if you'd rather not- i won't until i hear from you. Again, take care! Lynn Gaines, American Greetings

Lauren said...

I'm so happy to have found your blog. We met in your store a couple of years ago and I absolutely love it & your style. I've been planning a trip back to Savannah but am honestly not even sure anymore if your store won't be there. It was by far one of my favorites ever.

I'm so sorry for what you're going through but see a bright future in store- you're so incredibly talented. Congratulations on the beautiful CL feature!!

Best wishes,

lauren @ pure style home

lisrobson said...

i was just in your store over the weekend in savannah and i absolutely fell in love with it. So sorry that you are closing but you really have some amazing items in there. I bought some little eggs for a baby shower that im throwing for my sister in law. I will be very excited to see the online store open for business.

Susan said...

Dear Ms. Demos,

I do realize you are very busy, but if you could find it in your heart to describe briefly how you joined the pieces together for your stair thread countertop, that would be very gracious of you.

Sincerely
Susan

billie said...

i would never pick up an issue of Country Living, but knowing that you have a great eye i think i will! looking forward to checking out your feature.

i've been living in savannah for a quite a while now and will greatly miss the store. i am looking forward to the online version and wish you the best with everything!

iamOLDLIB said...

While reading CL, your name sounded familiar and sure enough. During our travels to Savannah a handful of years ago, your store was such a highlight. I kept (and still do) saying to my husband what a great store - taking bits of vintage and mixing it with present day. I was very saddened to hear about the store closing and can not imagine the process (esp. mental) in getting to this point. I wish you well on this next stage and thanks for such inspration.
-elizabeth
ps. the CL article was great too!

homemade grits said...

loved seeing your home in my country living! my husband and i are heading to savannah for our anniversary the first weekend in march and i was hoping to visit your beautiful shop:( best of luck in all of your endeavors. i'm sure there are tons of lovely opportunities headed your way!

Kenny's Girl said...

Help!!! I just read and re-read the issue. LOVE IT!! But I am dying to know the artist of the Robin print. I love the style and would like to find more work by that artist if not that print. I am purchasing my 1st home and need to fill it with treasures and that picture feels good. Plus, my autistic son LOVES it! And anything he finds calming is a must. ;) And after the 2yrs we've had we could use the cheer.