Some more shots of one of my favorite antiquing spots, Bottoms Up. I always find unique pieces when I shop here. I love the eclectic mix and especially fond of the earthy antiquities, preserved butterflies, botanical prints. I wish that I'd taken more pictures of the fourth floor. I believe that floor is my favorite. French ladders and wicker, mushrooms, and apothecary, the fascinating list goes on and on. Most impressed with the set of French ladders. Have you ever seen a ladder embellished with trim? Quite the site, I'd say! I'd really like to have one to use for photo shoots. If you've never visited Kansas City you must tour our collection of antique and specialty shops. You won't be disappointed. They're one of a kind. Your suitcase may be over loaded as you head back home!
I've been working on some new back to basics packaging. Really digging the variety of labels and papers, twine, pussy willow and simple basic no frill packaging, my favorite and yes less is always more in my little corner of the world.
Our little kitchen makeover is almost finished. We will install new flooring in the spring. I'm fond of this heart applique linen towel. Thinking I should make more for Valentine's.
Oodles of new Bittersweets fill the shop. I can't wait to show you the bounty of hand made.
Next week, Spring soap making kicks in full swing. I made some cottage aprons from this fabric. I really wanted to keep the aprons for myself, but I ordered more of the same fabric to make one to hang in my new kitchen and of course to wear. So often a pretty apron simply hangs on a hook. You must tie one on! I believe it changes the dynamics of your baking or cooking. I believe if they were to have a new cooking show on food network, they would be wise to include the chef putting on her apron before she begins. How cool would that be? A new take on an old concept, sweet...
My creative juices are flowing like a river! I love it when that happens. The stars are lined up perfect. Does not always happen like that, does it?
I dropped by a fabric store on the other side of town last weekend. One I usually don't frequent and discovered they had bolts of red and white cotton cloth! Lennis was with me when I discovered the bolt in amongst the ticking and burlap. I could hardly control my happiness and excitement. In fact, he told me later that I jumped up and down. So silly, but true. I'd been looking for this fabric at a reasonable price for years! Just think, had I not visited this particular store, I'd not discovered it. I'm going to order a few bolts from the manufacture, now that I have found a reputable supplier.
Getting excited to be back at the shop and more excited to see how my customers like the new look.
Love and Peace.
Enjoy caring and sharing days.