Friday, June 27, 2008

Birthday Bash Countdown Begins!

I seem to have one item "to do" per every quarter hour between now and nine am Saturday when our anniversary sale begins. The least of which is figuring out how to erect the massive tent that my friend the awesome Miro is lending us to house merchandise and the birthday cake! My heroic parents are driving from West Virginia to help with set -up, my father is a rare man that actually reads instructions so I am sure we will be fine. I hope.

I woke up to lots of "good press" this morning. We are featured in various columns in our local must-read the "Falls Church News-Press" and we got a great write-up in the FRISTFriday of Falls Church's Weekly Canvas. It's nice that the community is taking notice of us! It is very exciting.

But hopefully not half as exciting as the sale is going to be. DO stop in, if you can. Everything marked with my vendor code is 20% off or more. Lots of my folks are bringing their entire lines to exhibit in the outside Birthday Bash. And the Walnut Hills Artists have brought a lot of fresh art to show. Come have a piece of birthday cake and join the fun!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Small Blessings

After the big storm last weekend I was walking around the yard surveying the damage (see previous entry!) and saw a small miracle. A robin has built a nest in my butterfly bush (a huge wild thing, that I won't let my neighbor prune) and wonder of wonders, she and all of her babies survived the 80+ mile an hour winds intact! Pretty impressive I think.
Stifel and Capra has a new portrait patron. I neglected to ask Patty if I could post her kids' portraits but I didn't think she'd mind if I put up a shot of the pups. Deborah Conn painted this whippets in watercolor from a photograph. Aren't they handsome?

My beloved sister and webmaster has been pushing me hard to get all of the goodies in my studio/warehouse posted on the web. Thanks to her charming nudging and speedy typing and webbing skills we have added DOZENS of my vintage hats. Scarily enough there are MORE to come. But next up, a plethora of purses!

Not quite as alliterative, but fun are these kitschy lacquer bowls. They are in excellent shape and are super vibrant! I have been busy tagging new items for this Saturday's Birthday Bash. Remember all of my items will be 20% off or more to say thank you for coming out. If you haven't been recently Saturday is the day. It is supposed to be sunny, the Farmer's market is in full swing and it should be lots o' fun. Join us!
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