Monday, July 21, 2008

Why I LOVE my business...Show & Tell Monday


I love my job...and there are many reasons why but the best reason is the lovely customers who come in and I get to hear their stories of what is going on in their lives. Last week Julie (who's last name has escaped me so early this morning) suprised me with a jar of apricot pineapple jam she had just made and had a cute story of how she acquired the apricots. I've heard of some of the most beautiful and vintage weddings going on this summer and some fabulous vacations.

In this picture you will see a 3 pieces set of antique bedroom lights I acquired at an estate sale in Roy Saturday. I have never seen the likes of them ever...arent they darling. Its the tall crystal glass ones, not MY cherub lamps. It fascinates me that the set is complete, working and in excellent condition. One is a reading light which hangs from the headboard. I think they will come into the shop today. Things like that are a little painful for me to part with, but I just have to. Thats another reason I love my shop, bringing things in I know customers will love.
Another reason is I get to display to my hearts content...today we are painting a big wall chocolate brown and adding off white furniture with the aqua and pink pastel merchandise. Hope we can get the big antique fireplace in okay...thanks to Mr. bed of roses! I'm putting him to work the next 2 days, painting, moving stuff, hanging and boxing up stuff... He works for food.
I will share pictures when this project is done.
I am thinking of keeping the shop opened all week...still not sure yet about the 24th of July though. There will be new shipments arriving each day...one happens to be our metal CROWNS and some crown & cupcake jewelry. MORE purses & styles are on their way...maybe by Friday and we will be in faux dessert heaven come next week. Come see, and pardon our dust while we get this shop ready for the holidays!

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Brenda

I can't wait to see the chocolate wall. I know it is going to be beautiful with the aqua!

Have a fantastic week at the shop.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Brenda,

I think the bedroom lights are so antique and beautiful. I can just imagine the effect it has in the room when the lights are turn on. It must be so beautiful!

Pei Li

Beloved Creations said...

That sounds real yummy! Can't wait to see what is next.

Susan said...

Never ending in a shop...mine looks like the whirlikng dervishes did a show out there!
Susan *dutchrose*

mommasquirrel said...

What an amazing find! I bet they are beautiful when lit.
I am so glad your having such a great time decorating and stocking your business.
Hugs, xoxoxo

gail said...

Hi Brenda, I have been looking around your blog,, you have really added some great merchandise to your store. I would really love to see it some day. I love that rose ribbon! Good luck on the wall and please post some pictures of the finished product... happy creating, (()) gail

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

That's why I love my shop too...plus I get to shop and shop and shop :)

My customers are the best too and I love hearing what is happening in their lives...how blessed can we get?

(())

Patricia said...

Those lights look amazing. Anxious to see the photos of 'The Wall". I'm sure it is going to be spectacular. Make sure you make something special for Mr. Bed of Roses, lol.

Pat

Jessica said...

I need to come by! When will you get that cupcake jewelery? I REALLY want it! I have a cupcake neckalce that I love...see ya soon!

Jessica

Inka Thomas said...

Brenda,
I like the idea of the chocolate walls with the antique white and blue accents.
Inka

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Brenda, I love the vintage light set! Beautiful! Can't wait to see your wall project...
Pink hugs, Karen

Susie said...

Oh Brenda, how you tease me with your delightful shop. I sure wished it was the 'shop around the corner from me'.....nice show and tell.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Theresa said...

Brenda,
That you love what you do is a given. It just comes out through your pores. God meant for you to be a shop keeper didn't He?
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Brenda,
Your chocolate wall sounds yummy. It is really one of my favorite colors. That is why my site is in shades of chocolate. I bet it will look great with the aqua. What an amazing find those lights are too. Very pretty.
Carrie

Michelle M. May said...

Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Is it done yet? Don't I sound like a little kid??? I can hardly wait to see pictures of the chocolate wall. I know that whole display is going to be sooooo pretty!

Hugs,
Michelle