Wow! What a fun weekend. It was great to see so many of our super customers and friends. Thanks so much for loving our store as much as we do. We went through a lot of champagne and cookies and 3 lucky customers won some prizes in our drawing.
We go to the Atlanta Market in January to buy merchandise for the year. We will update you with the trends in decorating for 2010. We don't always follow trends, but sometimes we can incorporate them in a small way to stay fresh.
We have been so blessed to have several local designers keep our store full of their unique items. Susan Medart, Knollwood Lane, keeps us supplied with her "Vintage Inspired" baby onesies, tees, and suitcases, plus aprons, cards, and ladies tees, all with a sense of humor Susan supplies. Diane Martin, Diane Martin Designs, is responsible for her fantastic frames with large bows which coordinate with beautiful papers she uses on the front of the frames. Jan and Adonna, Old Barn Rescue, create fun art from old door panels, windows, hardware, etc. adding fun quotes or words on some of the pieces. Our newest addition, Phyllis Eckoff, Iron Wings, creates one of a kind jewelry using vintage watch parts, dominoes and other interesting finds.
We are also very pleased to have a new part time employee, Aimee Gronborg, who many of you have had a chance to meet. She works full time for Barnes-Jewish during the week and has a teenage daughter and 18 month old son that keep her very busy. We wish she could work at the shop every day!! She is very smart and funny and is one of the best employees we have had. She will only be at the shop on the weekends through the holidays. Did we mention she has a super, master carpenter husband, Martin? He has crafted the "cubbie" you will see filled with Knollwood Lane baby goodies, and headboards made out of old doors. Maybe our dream of The White Rabbit Cottage Furniture Collection will actually come true!
Stay tuned as we add pictures and links to the blog.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!