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)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A quick hello from Austin, Texas

hi ya'll! (when in Texas, do as the Texans do)
Sweetie and I are having a great time in Austin this week.
We are spending time with family, took a trip to Rockport to enjoy the warm Gulf waters, shopping, eating, exploring and relaxing.
We even went on a ghost tour!
But there will more about all this in other post when we get home.
I wanted you all to check out when you get a chance.
It's a great website featuring photos and links to some really great handmade things.
Blossom Shop even had a photo accepted!
As of today (August 20th) you can find the necklace "A Rose By Any Other Name" on page 8!
Its # 3299.
I hope everyone is having a great week and we'll be back on Saturday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quick post...

to let you know we are headed out to Austin, TX today.
Hoping to post from the road!
Please friend me and become a fan of Blossom Shop on
Facebook for mobile uploads of our adventures.
I am also on Twitter! Follow me!
Also a reminder that the 30% off sale continues at Blossom Shop.
Come visit the Etsy Shop
to find your bargains!
All items will ship after Aug 24th.
Happy Birthday shout outs to...
love you all

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Desert trekking

Our trip to the Pasadena Bead and Design Show started with a little adventure through the desert.
Here's how it went!
We hit the road not too early in the morning for our trek through the desert to Pasadena.
(the photos were polaroid-ized using the very cool program Poladroid! Just seemed appropriate for the desert photos.)

oooh! a cool dirt devil spout thingie! like a dirty tornado...

well that was exciting...are we there yet?


Oh! but look! the windmills... I know we are getting closer.

whoa! a dinosaur?? how long have we been driving???

and then we were there!

that did not take so long.

More to come about Pasadena soon!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Catching up

hey! remember me????
wow! things have been crazy around here.
I have been wanting to share pictures from the last 2 shows for so long.

Now is my chance!
Step into the Way Back Machine with me and let's go to the weekend of July 17th, 2009.
Renegade SF 2009......(crazy machine noises)
What a great time!
Sweetie and I stayed the weekend at the Argonaunt Hotel right across the street from the wharf area.

We got in late so it was off down the street to see what we could find...mmmmm, In 'n Out Burgers!

Thank goodness they seem to be open forever.

In the morning we gathered up the Blossom Shop goods and headed over to Fort Funston right on the water...

Blossom Shop got all set up....

and everyone was ready to sell!

Selling is hard work and we needed a treat...Yes, that is Michael Jackson's shoe, sock and pant leg was a chocolate/vanilla cupcake.And the one next to it....let's just say they called it the Crap Cake. But it was tasty!

Those tasty treats were curtesy of Cynically Delicious out of San Francisco...tasty cupcakes for sure!

The days do get long and sometimes you need a little distraction to put some life into the day...

I don't know who he is or what he is doing...but he certainly got our attention!

It was a great two days!

Looking forward to being in Renegade Chicago in September this year too!

More info to come on this later.

ok, more to blog tomorrow! night-night for now!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blossom Shop Summer Sale!!!

Woohoo! A sale!
who does not love a sale?

Come by Blossom Shop on Etsy and click
the SALE category on the right hand side of the page.
That will take you right to all the goodies that are now
30% off!

These and many more like them are waiting for you to bring them home at

a fabulous summer time price!

Happy shopping!