Saturday, July 28, 2007

Metal Chairs - Oh How I Love Them!

I think I have a metal chair fetish. To me, they are the epitome of vintage. These chairs were made to last...long after they went out of style. When I see a metal chair, I think of women creating bread from scratch, canning the fruits of their gardens, clothes on the line blowing in the wind. It takes me back to a simpler time. A time when kids could play outside all day and never check-in, a time when taking a drive didn't entail taking along the DVD player or MP3 players.

Oh wait, those days also meant no dishwashers, no air conditioners on 100 degree days, no front loading washers....I think I'll sit in my metal chair and drink tea, while the clothes wash themselves.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cute, Cute, Cute!!

My sister-in-law is having the first baby girl in my family since my 14 year old daughter was born. YEAH!!!!!! I love my nephews, but it is going to be so much fun shopping for a baby girl. With this said, I HAVE to show the adorable shoes I found today. I fell in love and couldn't leave the store without them. It must be the shoe obsession I have and I wonder if it will rub off on my niece. I hope this will be the first pair of many beautiful sandals in her life.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I survived!!!! It was fun, but absolutely exhausting. By the time we made it home, my ankles were two times the size they should have been due to the 24 hours of sitting on a bus. But it was a nice trip with my daughter and we saw a lot of great things. I just need a few more days to recover.

While I was gone, I had several requests for custom designs and I can't wait to get started on those. It seems like things are picking up on the storefront and I have a few new ideas up my sleeve. I can't wait to get back to sewing and designing. My goal this next weekend is to move my sewing "studio" to another corner of my house. Right now, it is in my bedroom and I have completely taken over the room. Yesterday, I watched the Oprah Show and it was about decluttering your life. Of course, while I was watching the show, I looked around and saw suitcases, clothes, fabric and a complete mess. I knew she must have had a secret camera in my home and was talking directly to me. After staying 10 days in several hotels, it was time to organize my home and life. So that is my goal. I will post photos of my new area when I have it complete.

I also hope to get in a little vintage shopping this month. On my trip, I was in upper state New York and hoped to visit antique shops, but time didn't allow this. So, I need to get my fix and if I find anything good, I will post those pictures as well.
In the meantime, I am posting a few pictures from my trip. Happy looking.