Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We are looking forward to the New Year and it's promise of all things wonderful. Sunday was the first flea market of the year, and though we froze in the wee hours of the morning, we were embraced by many of our friends who were just as cold  but just as eager to be there shopping and selling.
 As the morning warmed up and the skies cleared, some of our favorite shoppers stopped by to pay us a visit. Kathee Z. with her bigs hugs, Kimberly F. and her husband who are hysterical, (ask them how long they have been married) love the answer! Still giggling. Celebrities bustled for their finds and new friends and followers introduced themselves. So much fun!
We are busy shopping for new treasures and have found some that are going to be hard not to share with you before some of  our spring shows, but we are sure you will be thrilled when you see them. Until then................. we hope to see you soon!

Sheila and Laurie

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year's Snow

The New Year was welcomed in by father winter himself. What a great way to spend the New Year's weekend, watching the soft feathery flakes tumble to the ground. The wood burning stove warming my cottage, mulling spices simmering on the stove waifing up the most relaxing cinnamon smells imaginable. For me this was the best of welcomes to a new year. Here in California, my cottage is located at approx. 3200 ft, we may or may not get snow and when we do it only lasts for a couple of days to a week. This is my idea of being snowed in. This gave me some great time to catch up on some of my favorite blogs, email friends, and really reflect on the ideas that have been floating in my creative think tank. 

For me, there are times when so many idea's race through my mind, I wish I had the time needed to make them all happen. My idea journal is becoming a greater source of comfort and inspiration, it comforts me because I know as long as I write things down or scribble a picture I won't forget and that inspires me.It inspires me to know that on the days when I feel my least creative, I can open my journal and put myself to work making those ideas a reality.

Like diamonds waiting to be found in the glistening snow, How will you find inspiration in this New 2011 Year? Whether your inspired to do the big or small, we offer our encouragement to follow your heart and dreams.
Have a great New Year, full of all things good.