Yesterday I stopped at my favorite store at the Rivermarket in KC, Vintiques. It is such a fun store, it is an altered artists dream. So many bits and baubles to play with. After taking a few pictures, I saw a sign that sid I couldn't take pictures so I stopped, but here are a few.
A wall of vintage buttons,so cool.
I loved her spinner rack that was covered with old book pages.
Sadly they are closing. SO bummed, it was a great store.
US Airways lost my bag!!!! I arrived in KC at midnight on thursday, and NO BAG!!!!!!!
no toothbrush,no clothes,no panties,no MAKEUP!, and NO HAIRSPRAY!!!!!!! aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
What is a glamour girl to do?????????? I was not a happy camper, people. NOT HAPPY!!!!!!
So at 1am I'm at WalMart buying $40 worth of cheap makeup and some clothes for the next day. The airline had a nnice little "we're sorry we lost your luggage" travel kit. COmplete with a toothbrush that was falling apart,and the best part......some Woolite. Question: if I have no clothes because your airline lost my bag, how am I supposed to use the Woolite???????????? Just a thought.
Needless to say, I got my bag the next day, after spending $40 on nothing I really need anymore, AND paying $15 to US AIRWAYS to lose my bag. Did they offer to refund my money? NO. I'll be back on Southwest, next flight.
More beautiful vintage shopping pics to come, today I am going to River Market, yea!
Monday- Friday July 20th-24th from 10-2 $200. Just about all of the materials & yummy lunches included. Retreat will be held at the Alber Cottage & will be taught by Kristin, Tricia & Jessi. Primping your pad, Fashion crafting, Jewelry~making, Tie dye t~shirts, Paper-crafting, & embellished totes...are all just a part of this fun package!
Kristin,Jessi, and I are putting on the ulitmate girls camp in a few weeks. Ages 7-14. We have a daily lineup of crafts,projects, and lunches that will keep them wanting to come back everyday!
We've picked out some daily themes that include:
Primping Your Pad
Mermaid Luncheon with Seaside Crafting
Sweets Day-the sweetest projects
and more to come!
Here are a few pics of the primp your pad projects:
It will be lots of fun for everyone who comes to play with us!
Contact me or call the store for more details or signup.
I had to share my day with you. My heart was teased today. And teased hard. Some of you who know me well, know that I used to have a shop of my own-twice. I had to close them both, against my hearts wishes, but nonetheless closed. I miss them like you wouldn't believe. When I go into other people's stores and little cottage-type shops like mine was, my heart aches, aches, and aches. It really is torture. Once you have a shop of your own it becomes your baby, your child, a part of you. So anyways, on to the story... I was in Phoenix today checking out a friends new cell phone store in a great part of Phoenix, older homes and great big trees. Love it. As we were looking thru the windows the owner of the building came up and we started talking(me, being a real estate agent my interest was peaked) and she took us inside to the other suites that were available. I knew I was in DEEP TROUBLE at this point, and so did my sweetie(aka Big Daddy) that was with me. There are 2 spots available, a smaller suite and a larger industrial one with these awesome cool vintage lamps hanging from the ceiling. I didn't take too many pictures, but here are the outside pics...
The suite on the far right is the smaller one. It would be so perfect for me and the landlords are so cute and nice. This older couple that are just as sweet as can be. Tugging at my heart even more-to have a landlord that was nice and not crazy like the last one!
And to sweeten the deal, pun intended, there is this way cool bakery called "Let Them Eat Cake"! OMG! Are you kidding me?! A damn cake bakery next to a shop that could be mine!!!! Heaven, just heaven. So all day my head has been talking to my heart saying "you could make it work, you could have a store again, sure" This really is torture, I didn't go here with the intention of even considering the idea of a store again. Back and forth in my brain, aaaaahhhhhhh!!!! Anyways, I just wanted to clue you in to my dilema. I don't think I can do it, justdon't have the finds to do it. Did I mention the rent is ridiculously cheap? aaaahhhh!!!
So, on to more artsy things. (I have to distract myself, bear with me). Here is a altered art piece that I have been working on.... I found the tin sacred heart in Bisbee a few weeks ago. They are really cool. I listed this piece on Etsy, you can find it here.
Then, I made this piece too. I think I have to keep this one. I really love the pink door escuchteon. The wings are stamped on my favorite FooFaLa paper.
Well ,that's it for now. Back to dreaming............... should I , could I? to be continued, maybe? maybe not?
SO this weekend I have been here and there. First on saturday, I took this class with Minnie.
Minnie's pillow is the pink one and mine is the blue/red one. I am loving sewing. I used to a long time ago, but stopped for awhile. There are just too many pretty fabrics out there, ofr me not to sew! I love my pillow.
Me, modeling my pillow.
The adorable Minnie modeling her "Kristin" tote she made for sale. If you like this class, you can go here to see it and other classes offered at Blissful Living Studio.
I wanted to give all of you who tried to help my Smokey a few weeks back and update. She is doing well at my parents house. She didn 't want to have anything ot do with me for the last few weeks, but she is finally coming around. I don't think she hates me too much anymore. She likes to play on the stairs there, but she is doing much better. Thank you.
And this is my Dad and I today on Fathers Day. We had a fun day relaxing,eating,and swimming. I love my Dad to the moon and back. I wanted to say Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's out there, and to my friends whose daddies have passed ,I'll share my dad with you today, I know he won't mind, his heart is huge and full of love. You gals know who you are, love ya gypsy sisters.
Go to this link to purchase http://magcloud.com/browse/Issue/22177. I'll have it on the sidebar hopefully tomorrow. If the link doesn't work for you just email me and I can bill you for a copy as well. Here are a few preview pages...
This issue is my favorite so far. I've had so much fun going to all these places and I'm getting ready to got to some more in the next few weeks. I had some great help and contributions to this issue-thank you to Robin, Mike & Lesley, and My Gypsy Girl. You are all appreciated.
Follow me on my Blissful Travels! Just wait til you see whats next!
I have locked myself in my house for the last day and a half and put this baby together! This issue is my favorite so far! It is off to the publisher and I should have the link to purchase Issue No. 3 by the end of the day. It is 24 pages of parties,events,gorgeous shops, and a Resort that will knock your bobby socks off! hint, hint.....
The cover photo credit goes to Mike and Lesley of jackandcatcurio. I can't say enough how much I love this photo. I just stare at it. It is the creation of Paris Montana, which you will see her in the magazine as well. It is a little Arizona looking mixed with paris flea market. Check back with me later today for the link..
I had the craving to go to the thrift store yesterday, and boy it was a good score! I was in vintage linen heaven. If you know me, you know I am a sucker for any vintage linen. I feel like I have to rescue them from the ugly shelves of the thrift store. They are too pretty for flourescent lights and wire racks. I have a problem, I know, humor me! Here is my score.......
3 gorgeous pillowcases and an even better queen size sheet
I thought this sheet would make a so sweet skirt, Minnie?
Then, I found this sweet little nightgown, keep it? or sell it? I can't decide!!!!!!!
This one is soooooooooooo gorgeous! A beautiful tan caramel color and pretty trim. This one is a keeper.
It's just too pretty. I might alter it a bit , though. ???
So I thought I would show you a little of what my sunday has brought me......
First, my shaggy haired son needed a haircut, so we go to SportsClips in Chandler, this is what the gal did for my 13 year old son... She gives him a steam towel treatment! Must be nice to be handsome and 13 years old! He loved that and the shoulder massage he got, hated his haircut. (Note: the haircut was great, he just wants to look like a damn hippie!)
This is Michael sticking his tongue out at me for taking his picture. So rude! :)
And this is my goofy niece after we went swimming today. Yes, that is a hot dog in her mouth. I cried laughing hysterically at this picture. She is nuts!
ANd this is the bag that I put together for our Gypsy Boheme Voyage flea market trip next month. For all you gals that are signed up, this is the bag we will be making at Mary's house for our flea market shopping. you can put all your flea market finds in here.
And I am working on this assemblage piece. The cherub piece is from Italy, I got it last weekend in Ocean Beach. Ithink I want to add some more to it, not sure though.