Sunday, April 19, 2015

Long Live Lilly P!

The girls and I have been waiting for the Lilly Pulitzer Collection for Target launch since corporate made the announcement in January.

You see, coming from the east coast, we've had a love affair with this brand since we were wee little ones.

Kiki ~ age 3
Wearing my Lilly at Shotzie's Christening, 1979

Well,  the day has arrived ~ we came, we saw, and we shopped!  There was a definite strategy to our mission....divide and conquer ~ 3 Targets in under 90 minutes!










Rest assured that some returns were made so we could give other Lillyholics a shot at the spoils.

Thank you, Lilly Pulitzer and Target.  This was an amazing experience and a lot of laughs!

Have a great week!
P.S. ~ we made our returns at the El Con Target....just sayin'!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Tea To Toast Lucky 7



What better way to celebrate my SEVENTH Trunk Show, than a tea party!!  The stage was set....
pretty bone china tea cups all in a row




only the best service for my friends

passion fruit iced tea


tea pots surround a scrumptious table

cheese cake, palmieres,  and praline pecans 

truffle torte, lemon drops, and brownie bites

watching over the festivities ~ my sweetest creations of all!

The treasure chest was opened!


 I apologize ahead of time as I was amiss in getting a photo of everyone who joined me...I was having too much fun visiting!


My heart goes out to three very special people, without who's help this event would not have happened....

My sweet spouse and soulmate , who took my orders and stress "on the chin" without any grumbling!
He's the dude on the right wearing the correct hat!

My cashier queen and Birthday Girl for April ~ Kiki!

And last, but certainly one of the most integral souls of my Show.....dear sweet friend, Sandra.
Sandra meets, greets, serves, replenishes and washed up all that fine china and silver.  She has helped me with the past six shows and gives completely from her heart.  I love you, Sandra!!
AND she came bearing gifts!  These beauties!


Each attendee went home with a little extra goodie in their bag....chocolate Bee Skeps!  I had such fun making these as I knew it would be a sweet surprise...



Our Shotzie had to work and we truly missed her.  We're chatting about the Holiday Show and are looking at a Sunday in mid-October, so stay tuned!

For me, the house is back in order....the jewelry has been inventoried and tucked away, and I'm back in the Hive working on some special orders.

Be sure to click on the Boutique as it's been updated with the latest and greatest.

Thanks so much for your visit ~
Sending you sunshine and May flowers!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Paper Wonderland!



It all began quite innocently ~ I fell in love.....with Graphic45's new line, "Time To Flourish," and proceeded to fall down the rabbit hole!!
http://www.g45papers.com/time-to-flourish-category

The beginnings of a Time To Flourish 2016 calendar were born....anxiously anticipating the photos and decorative elements that will adorn these pages ~



Which gave way to a Time To Flourish Calendar Book with the very talented artist/designer, Susan Bossiere at Blue Moon Scrapbooking...






With an abundance of "scraps"leftover, Tag Cards emerged....

Now you might think I had gotten my "fill" of playing with paper, gotten back to my paper art roots, but the story isn't finished ~ yet!

Five years ago, I promised my girls that I would recreate a Gypsy Girls "Junk Drawer Advent Calendar" for them, just like mine.  They've been sooooo patient with me, so how could I put it off any longer?

I had the wonderful opportunity to work on this for 3 days during our most recent art retreat.  I'm proud to say it's finished, and they're very happy with the results....

The paper projects are being put aside for the time as I get back to my jeweler's bench.  The Spring Trunk Show is right around the corner ~ Sunday, April 12th from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
I hope to post some sneak peeks before then, if time permits.

Have a most beautiful week and a Blessed Easter and Passover!!