Monday, June 18, 2012

This Is IT.

So, I'm taking a chance here at being sued by Michael Jackson's estate (This Is It) and by (don't ask me, I'm Swedish, I don't speak Swedish) 

HVÍTUR LAKKRÍS a Swedish blog.

I found her photos on Pinterest and followed them to her blog.  I'm assuming she's a she.  I changed the language to English but I'll have to go back and read.  For now I'm stealing photos.  And I have to ask for permission to post these ahead of time (oops).  I'm doing a real quick post here so I have this as a virtual file since THIS IS IT.  This is my complete fantasy home decor.  My bucket list home.
I will save so much money buying the land and house in Texas that I can afford to have her come from Sweden and go to Round Top with me and make my dream home this.
I really hope this dream gets fulfilled before the all off-white thing goes too far out of style or not as then the stuff will be less expensive.  I'll work with what I get.  I have some really good heirlooms that just need a lot of glass to go around them.

I really do have that Swedish thing going on even if it's only 1/4.  I have a pretty impressive clock collection and even one similar to the one above, standing, from...wait for it...Wal-Mart!  Yep, Janine had gotten one first (plain wood, then we painted them) then I found two, sold one, made one for a Swedish themed show house room and kept it.  The pics are on Pinterest.

Tell me the above and below pictures are not the same just one with lots of color.  The one below is a Carl Larsson painting.  I get the same feel except, as I said, the color.  

Are you kidding me?  Checked floors...
...checked floors, cool lamp, lockers...mmm.

I could just pull up a chair and live out my days with this view.  Probably pretty good from the opposite view.
Numbers on the windows-come on.

Clocks and great box.
Clock and great stuff.

Checks again.  Black. And. White.

I have now moved in in my mind.  Set up permanent household.

Last but certainly not least, check out this FENCE WITH WINDOWS BUILT IN.  

Oh, and the clothes I'll be wearing adjusted for the heat and sans the $400 tag for the first little top.  I bet I can find some folks who like to sew in Texas...
Okay, free time, I don't need any more magazines and I've found the best of Pinterest.  So the laundry will have to be done, dinner, call my mom, my sis, live life as best until I find my new local.  As per use, stay tuned and read Miz Juney until I get back.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Get 'em while they're hot!

It's been a while since I've really sat down and created something new.  I have some "wish" necklaces I make from time to time when my memory kicks in telling me that they actually sell at the shop, but I haven't made much with new ideas lately (I've been working on overdue projects on our house).  I kinda messed with my "inspiration".  I saw something on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago that was an old skate and wood shoe mold.  When I see things that I really want to be inspired by, on there, I save it in my own little place rather than repin it.  I know, cheesy (or sleazy?). 
So, I had some of the shoe molds and got me some skates and, by the time I had them together, I couldn't find where I'd put the inspiration.  So, while these aren't truly my own invention, the basics were inspired, but the actual embellishing ideas are mine.  Anyway, I like 'em but I'm pretty sure they're a little wacky for our customers out there in far Western Howard County.  We artists know why we do it, it's for us, at least for me, it's for my sanity (the bit left).
And this is just a little fixer-upper.  A dresser piece I painted and embellished.  It's hanging on a birdcage stand in my little space at The Pink Cabbage.  It takes up a lot of the room.  It's new, I gotta git it in there.  There's a journal that's waiting
to be made...just have to remember...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Funky Flea

This last Saturday was The Pink Cabbage's second biggest event of the year (our holiday open house is #1).  This was the 4th year; it just keeps getting bigger and better every year.  Not only is it fun and socially and financially successful but we also raise a nice chunk of change for The American Cancer Society.  Our shops host the event by offering people to set up as vendors in the back yard and the parking lot and large piece of land next door.  All the vendor fees to rent their space goes to ACS, we donate some from each of our shops, and we have a donation jar at the front desk.  We usually give a check for $1500-2000 every year.  I hadn't had a space during the event in a few years; not since Matt wanted to unload all of his toys and we sat right in the direct sun on a hot day but he made some money.  This year's goal was to recover at least half of our packed two-car garage.  Done!  Three pickup truck loads of stuff priced like garage sale prices (lots of dealers picked from me) went like hotcakes!  I was pretty good on my end, only bringing home yet another handsome man for my household, David, above.  He told me he needed to come home with me.  Wadayagonnado?  Couldn't be rude.

Here's our ad that went into the papers and sent out to our priceless email customer list.  Jody always does a fantastic and tireless job of promoting anything to do with our shop and this is no exception.
Just one of the many other vendors selling their wares.  I didn't take photos so I'm using the few that Jody took.
Me, advertising my Hot Girl Pearls that cool a girl off after being in the freezer for a while-they really work!  It was a little cool that day.  Someone asked me why I was wearing them on a day that was so cool...duh...cute, right?  ADVERTISING.  The day was extra fun for me because our buddy Ron came and we had lunch in lounge chairs in the sun and listened to music and chatted with folks.  He's such good company even on his worst days but this was, I think, his first public event where he didn't know people and was meeting a lot of new people without Glynnis, and he was great company.  Six months.  He's no where out of the woods but I think he's seeing between the trees finally.  
Our Jackie with her shiny new high school grad, John, who helps us with the parking each year.
Our Kim, artist and person extraordinaire.
Karen and Janet, our fab twins.
Great, mellow band, Greasy Hands-really good.
Umm...I'll know her name well soon.  She and her husband are moving into the store next to us that's been empty for a while.  WE CAN'T WAIT.  Their food was great and we miss having somewhere to have handy.  I think the customers are going to love shopping then lunching for a full, fun amusement-park-for-women experience.  A good time was had by all, woohoo!