Thursday, April 2, 2009
Shaking out the Rugs...
April...hmmm...April showers bring May....that's been done...Ahh, April ~ a time of renewal and rebirth and shaking out the dirty old rugs! So on with a little of this and that... It's been a busy, busy last few weeks as I take a few minutes to look back.
Our spring open house held on March 7th was a great start for a new season at the shop! After that, things turned a corner to a nice easy pace of stuff going out, stuff coming in...reshuffling and redoing displays as sets of dishes, accent pieces, architecture, furniture and garden ware left for new homes and new old stuff appeared to replace.
Julie and I readied ourselves for a fun workshop called Simple Pleasures on the 28th. It had been a while since we had been "on stage." The darn sore throat, no voice bug got me the day before the workshop and oh, how I suffered the night before as we set up...when did concrete birdbaths get so heavy?! But loaded w/ 30 or so cough drops and lots of hot liquid in a thermos helped to get me through the day...it was really fun getting to talk about our passion and the women at this workshop were the best! Julie and I had a blast! We actually had time between workshop sessions to grab a bite to eat and talk about the future! The future has been hard for either of us to talk about lately...just one day at a time is all we can digest. And that's OK because life is just that way sometimes.
I feel a restlessness that I have felt many times before...it's time to shake things up a bit at the shop. So...new jewelry and hand-cut soaps will be making their way in very soon and maybe some other new vintage inspired case goods. I have been drooling over some fun and beautiful little inspirational books from a small company in Washington state...maybe? With the sun and the flora and fauna appearing daily, how can I not get excited for all the new that will come into our shop and lives this month!
Thanks for reading my choppy little ramblings...Brenda
ps ~ stay tuned for the date of JB's inspiration board workshop