Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage look, French canvas bags have arrived; FINALLY!

Today we finally received the vintage-look canvas purses and messenger bags that we've been waiting so patiently for.
Aujourd'hui, que nous avons enfin reçu les sacs à main toile Vintage et les sacs de messager, que nous avons attendu patiemment à arriver.
(that last bit is French, I didn't translate so forgive me if it's la wrongo)
These beautifully crafted purses have that vintage feel that go as well with lace and linen as they do with jeans and sneakers. They each have their own unique character, nubs, discoloration and old stitches from their original purpose and are lined with a very pretty striped cotton. The large purse measues about 18" by 16" without strap. The smaller version is about 17" by 12", again not counting the strap.
The messenger bags measure about  12" by 13" for the small version and "14" by 13" for the large.

Friday, July 20, 2012


I know we still have several weeks of hot, dry summer ahead of us. It's supposed to be 107 here in Fort Worth tomorrow. But before we know it, it will be fall again. It shouldn't get over 100 then! Just kidding. I hope. There are sunflowers growing like crazy on the south side of my house. I have never watered them but they are glorious in spite of their neglect; or maybe because of it?

The butterflies and bees and certain tiny birds are having the times of their lives. Granted the butterflies and bees don't have a lengthy lifespan but they really don't seem depressed about it and they don't have anything better to do than to hang around my sunflowers.I love to make cuttings of them (the flowers not the critters) and place them around my house and in the shop but I always leave plenty for the birds and bugs and so they will re-seed. No worries about that usually, because they can be very invasive.
 The top flower is the bracelet and the bottom one is a brooch. It would be perfect on clothing, a straw purse or great floppy hat.

 We carry many beautiful flower pins in our shop created by a local artisan and friend. Her handwork is amazing. She brought these wonderful silk sunflowers just this morning. I will take orders for them by phone or email if you'd like one. The smaller is a bracelet and the larger flower pin are $42 each.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Same flower, different view

This view shows how vibrantly red the flowers were. They looked like velvet.

I had to share this picture

This is a close-up of an amarillis given to me by my friend Tamra Novak at Christmas. It grew and grew and finally bloomed when it was about 2 1/2 feet tall. It wound it's way up through my Meyer lemon tree that was blooming as well.

Pearl the vase lady

This is the little lady vase that we have in our shop. Everyone wants to buy her but she lives here with us. Isn't she pretty? She is now available as a mousepad for only $12.00! I'm hoping to have her printed to frame as well. If you would like to have one for your very own, they are available at the shop of course but on our website, too.
I am equally excited because I finally figured out how to put a picture in my posting! Up til now I've either posted or put up a picture. Maybe now I'm officially a blogger? We shall see.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring is springing

I feel like I am coming out of hibernation. The sun is shining (some days) and I just want to go out and plant things and clean my house and wash my windows and organize everything. But then I realize that it's still me and it ain't gonna happen. Not all at once anyway. It will probably take until next winter to get those things accomplished. But won't it feel good when I do?!
My wonderful friends and customers are starting to come by and I'm so happy to see that everyone wintered well and it's always fun to catch up on the things they've seen and done during all this nasty winter weather we've had.

I believe there are wonderful things in store for all of us and spring just starts the ball rolling! Mom and I are so grateful that we are able to visit with all of you. What other business could you be in that would be as fun as what we do? Thanks everybody and HAPPY SPRING!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dallas Gift Market

Going to market for me is like buying bras. It is a necessary evil. I guess it's fun as far as looking for ideas and of course hanging out with mom. The best part is people watching for me! You never know who or what you might see. Apparel market is even better for that. Anyway, we will look for wonderful things for the shop. I'll let you know what we find.
It's rainy and nasty out and we have to drive in Dallas traffic, but you are worth it. Stay tuned for the results.