Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shop Refresh

It's about this time of year that I get very tired of Winter in CT but still want lots of snow in VT for skiing. At this same time, my mother often likes to do a complete "makeover" at our shop. This area is a little alcove that we thought would be perfectly framed by these beautiful new ruffled window panels. I just love the way it looks and thought I'd share a few shop photos! We are awaiting merchandise to fill the spaces in a bit more too!!

I wish I could arrange and decorate the way my mother does. I just love the way she puts things together!

A sneak peek at a few of the new bunnies I listed on my site yesterday.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back From Vacation ...

We are home ... we spent nine days in Vt skiing. The beginning of the week there wasn't much snow but Tues we got 6 inches so most of the mountain was open. I love when the trees are covered with a new dusting of snow.

We are renting a condo for the season at the base of Magic Mountain. This is the view from our window. We literally ski out the door which makes life very easy!!

Here are my two boys riding the chair ...

My almost 14 year old in his cool new gear

My younger son decided to take up snowboarding for the week. He picked it up quickly and had a great time.

We did take a few breaks to visit Manchester and Weston. The Orvis store in Manchester has a great pond area full of HUGE trout that the kids can feed.

My kids favorite place of all is the Vermont Country Store. They of course love the candy section and the vintage soda bottles (they actually sell TAB). If you have never been there, it's the most amazing place. You can pretty much find anything you have ever wanted or needed including vintage toys, old fashioned lotions & creams, clothing, housewares, everything!!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Easter Comes Early

I just had to share this photo of this sweet little bird who braved the storm to check out my gutters for a little treat (which he found).

Even with the arrival of Winter Storm Barbara, the Easter Bunny had time to make a quick trip to my house to drop off the first shipment of wonderful Easter bunnies and chicks. I just love them all (and will try not to keep each one for myself!!). I really enjoy all of the holidays but there is just something about Easter that makes it extra fun for me.

I think the pretty pastel colors, glitter, ribbons and fun trimmings make each one special. I will be listing them later this week.

I am hoping that as this storm comes through CT, Vermont will also get some. We spend all of February break in VT skiing and they really need some snow. Think snow for the northeast!!!!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Make Mine Pink Friday

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Make Mine Pink Friday
February 5th
"One of a Kind Treasures"

One of a kind treasures give you an opportunity to celebrate your own unique style. Whether you prefer fun and whimsical designs or if you go for nostalgic pieces, these exclusive finds delight us like nothing else can because nothing else is exactly like them.
I find that when we decorate our homes and sprinkle our days with one of a kind treasures we discover our own distinctive sense of style. We are creating a space that reflects our unique personalities and make room for us to explore new ideas and try new things. Our one of a kind treasures remind us that each one of us is truly one of a kind.

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