Friday, December 12, 2008

King Arthur Confections - It's not too late to order!

Julie Fiorino of King Arthur Confections was a BIG hit last Friday with her sample brownies, blondies and her signature Buttermilk Coconut Chocolate pie! Yum yum! It's not too late to order for holiday parties or family dinners! Call Julie directly at 703-283-5376 to get more information and pricing!

I have been busy making Christmas presents for clients so am grumpy because I can't put most of them online. Here is a beautifully textured example of how sometimes simple is best! Believe it or not this lovely fabric is from the skirt of my client's wedding gown. I think the buttons are the proverbial "cherry on top" of this pillow. One of the buttons is off the sleeve of the original gown, think Kathy will know which button it is?

I received a wonderful Waterford crystal tree topper for a wedding gift way back when. We couldn't find the box when it was time to pack it up so I put it somewhere "safe". Think I can find it now? Aah, no. So the tree is topless at the moment. This, by the way is our "little" tree. You should see the big one! Luckily for me and my vintage ornament collection, my husband loves Christmas decorating even more than I do....
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Are YOU on Santa's list?

Hard to say with this little clay figurine, I can't read his handwriting! Perhaps that is on purpose...

I got not one, but two calls today on my cel from loving husbands doing some advance shopping for their wives. Certain shoppers have caught on that we have our own parking lot (no mall), free gift wrapping (no tape) and most of our bling doesn't HAVE a size (seldomn does anyone ask, "does this necklace make my butt look big?" !). Spread the word!

With all of the bad news in the press, I was excited to see that people are entertaining this year. My hubby & I actually have "grown-up" parties to go to. Of course then there is the holiday ritual of finding a sitter...

I have spent yesterday and today unpacking, cleaning and tagging merchandise. It is amazing how long it takes to "handle" items once they are found. I have 2 HUGE cartons of things that I will be unpacking tomorrow along with my secret suitcase stash of holiday ribbon. A HUGE steal at five dollars a roll. Some of it is outdoor safe as well, so if you need that final fillip on your outdoor greenery do check it out on your next visit to Stifel & Capra.

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