Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will be enjoying the New Year very shortly!

My little family just got home from visiting family in Texas.
More to come about that in posts to come.

Happy New Year!!!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

and we're back!

just flew in from a great three-day weekend in California....
and boy are my arms tired.

Bazaar Bizarre SF was FANTASTIC this year.
Sweetie and I had a great time meeting new friends, seeing old friends and enjoying the show.
Can't wait until next year.

Now its time to get some sleep.

A real update tomorrow.

Night night friends!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cyber Monday is what?

Have no fear!!! Blossom Shop is here!

Blossom Shop has great prices, super deals and the cutest jewelry around!
And hey! Shipping is only $3 for your entire order.

I are working every day, like one of Santa's elves, to continue to bring you
unique and beautiful pieces.

Here's a sample of some of the new pieces on Etsy and Art Garage Sale:

And the good news is...there are even more pieces ready to be photographed and listed!

Blossom Shop will be out at First Friday Phoenix this week (December 4th)
on Roosevelt Street.
If you are in the area please come on by!

Blossom Shop will also be in San Francisco at Bazaar Bizarre at the SF County Fair Building on Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th, 12pm - 6pm.

This is a fabulous show and encourage everyone in the SF area to come and be apart of the fun.

Will there be a little Blossom in your stocking this year?


Monday, November 30, 2009

So much to be thankful for...

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving.
I sure did.
It was quiet, just the way we wanted it.

A beautiful table set for two with all the Thanksgiving
goodies to enjoy and share and be so grateful for.

The poor bird did not make this shot...he needed a bit more time in the oven.

After our amazing meal we had time to reflect upon the year we shared and the years we have ahead.
(AKA, nap time)

Its so hard to believe that December starts tomorrow!
I ask myself, "Where did the year go??"
But when I really think about it, so much has happened.
With all the ups and downs, it really has been a year to celebrate.

But the year is not over yet!
Oh no my friends, not nearly over.

This Friday (December 4th) is the last First Friday Phoenix of 2009.
Jennifer (Starving Artist Bazaar) and I (Blossom Shop) will be there with all of our wonderful goodies for your holiday shopping needs!

If you are in the Phoenix area I sure hope you come see us!
Then its off to San Francisco for Bazaar Bizarre.
Blossom Shop was there last holiday season and was THRILLED to be invited back for this year.
Last year we had a great time at the one day show...this time its 2 days!!!
Easy to find in Golden Gate Park.Here we are last year...We will be bigger and better this year.
I sure hope all my SF Bay Area friends can make it out to say hi!

Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th
from 12pm to 6pm
San Francisco County Fair Building

Looking forward to an amazing end to an amazing year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Art in the Woods..Poulsbo, WA

Hi Friends!

Tomorrow morning I am hitting the road (well...the airport) and heading up to the Seattle, WA area.
I will be participating in a 3-day self guided art tour in Poulsbo, WA called Art in the Woods.


If you are in the area please come on by!
Lots of great artists to visit.

Click the INFO! link above to get directions and to find out who else in participating.

Hope to see you there.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Big News - November 7, 2009

Once upon a time....
A boy met a girl.

They met, they talked, they got to know eachother.
A courtship began....and it was beautiful.

As time went on that courtship grew to love.
They laughed and shared and loved and learned.
A love affair began...and it was beautiful.

As time went on that love affair continued to grow.
They learned respect and compromise, trust and truth.

He proposed....and it was beautiful.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


you came for a treat but unfortunately all you get today is a trick...
the party had to be postponed on this end.
I hope you enjoy all the other parties today.

Come back tomorrow for some treats and a give away!

happy halloween!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


how you doin'?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting Ready for Halloween!

It's that time of year again...
the air is getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and the ghosts and goblins are coming out to play!
The house is starting its transformation.

I thought I would share a few pictures to get you in the mood!

The Graveyard.....

The mantle...

I am feeling spookier by the minute!

enjoy your decorating.
More to come from me later!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A fun weekend in September

wow! what a great weekend I just had.
The only problem with jam-packed fun weekends is that they pass too quickly.

Friday night Sweetie and I met up with Jen of Starving Artist Bazaar and her friend for a night out in the Botanical Garden here in Phoenix.
The night was just beautiful!

This plant is made of glass tubes and lit from inside.

The reason for the evening in the Botanical Garden?

Polka Bands....

German Food and Beer...

and Lederhosen!


Saturday we spent the afternoon celebrating the 10th birthday of a very special girl!

Everybody was hanging out in the pool..
There were presents and pinata...and Birthday cake!
Happy Birthday Renee!
We love you girlie!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn is here!!

Hello all!

September has been a blur.

I spent 4 amazing days in Chicago and its kept me busy all month!
First on the agenda was the Renegade Craft Show.
how much fun was that???
were you there?
Tell me what who you saw and what you got!
Was so great to be in Wicker Park during a beautiful weekend.
So many people out and about shopping and enjoying the weather.
Even the dogs were out in force.
This lady was the belle of the ball in her lovely grey and pink smock.

I did not get a chance to take a pic but I got to catch up with my craft show buddies Casey and Kelly of Biggs and Featherbelle.So amazing to get to catch up with them.
Check them out for all your soap and bath needs.
Their lipbalm is da balm!
lol see what I did there?
I crack myself up!

The second two days was spent with my good buddy Jen of Starving Artist Bazaar hanging out in the Chicago Area.

We hit many thrift and antique shops where I scored many many cool pieces that will be used in new Blossom Shop creations.

The first of which are the new Hairclips!
They are fun and unique and totally vintage and totally Blossom Shop.
They are currently listed on Etsy, Art Garage Sale, PaperNStitch, and Art Fire.
Pick your favorite shopping venue and go check them out!

Good food was in abundance as well.
Chicago deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's, asian at Joy Yee, bakery goodies at Rolf's and so many other yummy places.

Big thanks to the Syfu's in Skokie for their hospitality!

Many more new pieces to make for Blossom Shop.
Gotta get ready for the holidays!

So many new ideas in my brain and in my sketch pad.
Yes, I have started to sketch my designs.
I find I dream about jewelry and think of new designs in the shower, doing laundry, vegging out in front of the tv.
The brain is getting older so I have to draw them out now.
I laugh at my drawings but the finished products are looking amazing!

Have a great day everybody!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Here Comes Renegade Chicago!

Its show time again!
This time I am gearing up to hit the windy city.

(My original hometown!)

Renegade Chicago will be September 12 + 13 from 11am – 7pm on Division St.
between Damen Ave. and Paulina St. in Wicker Park!

Click the link HERE for additional information!


Blossom Shop, ME!

and my dear friend Jen at Starving Artist Bazaar

will be sharing a booth again.

We are also bringing along our collaboration YooFoo Shop

for your shopping pleasure!

So mark your calenders and make your plans!

We want to see YOU at Renegade!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Austin, I love thee!

What an amazing vacation for me and Sweetie!
Spending time with family and friends, eating amazing food, lots of shopping and seeing wonderful sites.
Here's a little taste of our trip to Austin, Enjoy!
Oak trees lovely and so much personality.

Sweetie enjoying a cigar on the porch at sunset.

We took a one day family trip to Rockport, Texas on the Gulf Coast.

We played in the sand and the surf.

We fished off a long pier.

We saw some amazing homes.

The sky was amazing as the clouds rolled in.

What a relaxing way to spend a Sunday and Monday. I miss it already!

Back in Austin there were sites to see and shopping to do!

The first stop, Bead It! of course.

(thank you Tiffany!)

I was in heaven...pure heaven.

There were rows and rows of buttons..

Tables full of vintage lucite and plastic goodies!

Shelves full of charms...

Walls covered in stones.

I came home with lots but left some for others!


Then if was off to the South Congress area of town.

Very fun shops and restaurants in this area.

One of my favorites was Big Top Candy Shop at 1706 S. Congress Avenue.

No website but you should visit if you are in the area and you have a sweet tooth!

Much fun was had by all here!

Other stores that I love in this area are:

Parts and Labour

Uncommon Objects

Amy's Icecream

Feather's Boutique

Home Slice Pizza

Monkey See, Monkey Do


And I am sure I have not even see all great things to see in this area.

Can't wait to go back for more!


No retelling of a trip to Austin would be complete without a picture of the Capital Building!



We took a ghost tour of the Capital District as well.


This is the Driscoll Hotel, the last stop on the tour.

We did not see anything of note on the tour but at one point the batteries in my camera drained and then came back...hmmmm.

Our tour guide Maverick was a great story teller and we all had a wonderful time seeing the haunted spots in Austin.


But alas it was time to hit the road again and head back to Phoenix.

(we took a plane but I did not have any pictures of that)