Thursday, March 5, 2009

Candlelit Gathering to Welcome Spring

There is SO much more, just a few photos while there is time, more finds soon, some left before I got pictures...enjoy! Oh yes...it's going to be a beautiful Friday and Saturday, perfect for a trip to Thornville with family and friends, the shop looks so fresh and new, you'll enjoy every step...see you soon!!!
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Fantastic live ivy ball topiaries in clay pots! It's so wonderful to have live plants back in the shop again...it's been a long time. These classic topiaries are ready to grace the rooms of your home.
Darling pink jasmine ring topiaries, light, airy, delicate.
vintage chandelier dressed for a garden party
fresh lavender plants
vintage glider, chair and table Nantucket bike basket, my German goat cart(NFS, sorry, it's falling apart) is full of faux cabbages that are fun tucked into cupboards, urns, or the corner of benches, tuck in a scratching bunny
old leaded glass windows, architectural porch fragments, faux and real purple hyacinth
Seek & Find...do you see a pair of vintage ironstone egg cups? Velvet covered bunnies? Old egg crates? Leaded glass salvaged from a now closed Columbus restaurant?
chippy paint flatwall with crusty urns, chartreuse garden gloves, rolls of moss ribbon, string bags full of faux bulbs, willow gardener's basket (wonderful Mother's Day gift!!), wicker wrapped candle cups, old berry basket, architectural corbels

a flock of bird houses (every spring a pair of Carolina Wrens make their home in one of these in my backyard)
Gorgeous large egg wreath
more egg wreaths, medium sized
very tall green cupboard, picture taken late, lots of goodies going home with shoppers
My friend Kimberly had this cupboard looking like she raided Mr. MacGregor's garden! Customers snacked while they shopped and I didn't get this picture snapped until the evening was over.
My girlfriend Kim graciously made these wonderful cucumber sandwiches, yum!

14 comments:

Artsy Fartsy said...

I just found your blog, what a beautiful place!!! I will be back, Many Blessings, Janna

Holly said...

Such beautiful photos, and your shop sounds and looks wonderful! I wish I lived in your area!

Tara said...

Oh I wish I lived closer, I would be a regular in your store...sundays..I would be there! The photos are amazing..so sweet and welcoming! :)

Anita said...

Wow- the shop looks fantastic! You really outdid yourself there. It would have been glorious to shop with you but sniff, sniff- I'm too far away!!!!

Thanks for all the pix. I love this vicarious shopping- and so doesmy bank account .

Anita

A Lovely Thing said...

Love the lit bench on the side of the building. Gorgeous presentation of your shop!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a gorgeous shop! Ooh, I do love that green cupboard!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

With that bait and tackle sign in the window I could have gotten my "better half" in your store easily. Lordy, I wish I lived closed enough to attend your spring candlelight opening. Everything looks so "right up my alley". :)

Lisa said...

ALL I COULD SAY WHEN I SCROLLED DOWN YOUR BLOG FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME THIS MORNING WAS, "WHAT, WHAT, WHAT!!??!!"

I THINK WE'RE IDENTICAL TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH!!!

TO SAY I LOVE YOUR SHOP, WHERE ITS LOCATED,(OLD BRICK STOREFRONT), IS SO INCOMPLETE TO HOW MOVED I AM.

I'M SPEECH LESS. I THINK YOUR LIVING MY DREAM BLOG FRIEND.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

LovingPrettyThings said...

My inlaws live in Ohio (Loveland) and I will do my best to make a trip to your sweet store next time we're in town! I can't wait.

Kimba said...

What a wonderful shop! I linked to this post today because I am madly in love with the egg wreath you showed.

Kimba

http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/2009/03/spring-wreaths.html

summersundays-jw said...

Your shop looks wonderful. Love the glow at night. Hope you had a great open house. Jan

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

So beautiful.....do you ship? I love the ironstone egg cups and the egg wreath! Simply lovely.

time-worn interiors said...

The store is breath taking!!! I hope your store is doing well in all this economic down time! I would love to come there, maybe soon! Love it!
Theresa

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh MY! What an adorable shop! I so wish you were close by.....darn. :-(

Warm regards,
Spencer