|cozy hot soup pic from www.salon.com|
It's January...and what a weird weather January it's been. I know most of you are like, "Yippee...no snow!" But I spent my younger years in Maine and northern Minnesota and well, I miss the snow! Most retailers have been ecstatic w/ this weather as well. But gosh...how do you have a proper Soup Saturday at the shop when it's a mild 56 degrees outside on January 7th?!
|last winter looking toward the barn|
You just do! Since I have spent the rest of my years here in Iowa, I have learned to adapt to whatever is thrown my way...it's the Midwestern attitude! So....Soup Saturday at the shop it is! We will open the shop doors at 10am w/ a whole new look for the shop! Cheese soup, potato soup and chicken soup w/ rice will be served from real cups and bowls...yummy!! Joan and I have flipped the shop to a very different look. Reds & pinks with whites & blues are mixed in the front room w/ lots of sparkly glass, tarnished and some polished (really?!) silver...lots of ironstone and white pottery and a good dose of industrial goodness round it out. The next room is fun: a whole wall as a chalkboard w/ a funky industrial map case as your coffee table. A parts bin lines one wall w/ an enchanting garden scene on the brick portion of that room. A good functional Martha Stewart meets galvanized potting area on the enclosed porch! And the upstairs...well, I can't brag about it 'til we finish it...lots of lockers, mirrors and vintage clothing and such to wet your appetite!
We are open 'til 5pm on this Saturday. There will be a good $1 bin/tub and mark-downs on lots of good stuff around the shop. I promise pictures tonight!