Sunday, September 14, 2008
I am totally loving tarnished silver pieces lately!I got this great tray at Junk Bonanza yesterday. While in line, I got chatting with this gal whose store had a booth there. We were talking about shops and how many are closing and how they love to get new things and change things out. I told her I used to own a flower shop....Vintage Rose..... with a great gal named Susie. I told her how we always changed things out and people would love to come and see what new things we got and how we loved to create new fresh and dried arrangements and always had special things of course for the holidays. We did the non traditional and we loved to be creative. As I was explaining about our store and the fun great original things we did like customer orders, special requests from brides like incorporating her grandmothers hanky into her bridal bouquet, using vintage items in our creations, making our own unique Christmas ornaments....she looked at me and said............was this your favorite job? She must have read on my face the love for creating and being our own boss, and being different from all the other shops. I said.....YES, that was by far my favorite job. I remember driving to Alden and I couldn't wait to get there to open up the order of fresh flowers and start creating, or doing a custom order and the customer being so happy or the brides joyful face as we walked in with her bridal bouquet. And the best part, Susie and I being so much alike...........we always love the same things. As we have said to each other many times......its hard to find someone so much alike and it was so great.We closed Vintage Rose as Susie moved to Chicago and I had some health problems at the time. I miss her and Vintage Rose and it was fun to tell someone yesterday about our great shop. As I have been thinking lately.......I have always loved to be creative. I remember our neighbor lady Marie teaching me how to crochet when I was a little girl, or my first needlepoint kit from my Grandma Wellberg. I have always love to do crafty things. Just at Easter last year, I was showing the gals my roses I created from coffee filters. My sister Dawn said.........if someone paid me $1000.00 to make roses out of coffee filters....I couldn't do it. I would pay Denise $500.00 and keep $500.00! LOL!!! Here they are.
Any way.....now........both Susie and I get our creative juices out with scrapbooking and decorating... and I can't wait til the end of October when we are going on a scrapbooking retreat and can create together again. I am also loving enhancing my photos with my new borders. Speaking of creating.......I recieved my free givaway from Sweet Six Studio......I can't wait to create with it!
Heres the rest of my goodies from the Junk Bonanza..............I got three of these pots total...they were so reasonable....I decided to get 3 to make a statement.
Also this gorgeous little boy angel....isn't he adorable.....WHEW! This is my longest post yet.........but had alot of pics to share. Now back to my garden photos and creating great borders and swirls so they are ready for the scrapbooking retreat.