Sunday, March 21, 2010

Seize the Moment

This update about our Garden Party is a long time in coming! I apologize. It seems life gets crazy busy all at the same time. Birthdays, baseball, Cub Scouts, Garden Parties...it all comes simultaneously and I can really only focus on one thing at once. So right after our Garden Party, we got bombarded with other activities..and these pictures just hung out on my camera while I added more to them. So here goes...

this was our tea and scone table that greeted everyone upon entering the shop. Sue made a wonderful chai tea that I consumed entirely too much of and Sally made yummy scones, which again I indulged in.



This is so cool! I'm going to steal this idea for a centerpiece this Spring. Anybody else going to grow carrots in their garden this year? Carrots remind me of the Rabbit and the Hare. Remember the Rabbit thought he had to run a million miles an hour to win the race and the Hare just plugged along at his own pace. A lesson I should ponder everyday...



It didn't rain on our Garden Party, so we were able to have goodies all up and down the sidewalk.



This is our new Jail Bird House, pretty cute huh?



I stole Sally away from the shop so we could go check out the other businesses doing this Progressive Party with us. We plan these fun events, and we're always on the wrong side of the counter so we can't enjoy them from that perspective too. Well this time, we had so many helping hands at the shop, I coerced (I mean CONVINCED) her to go.

We had fun. These pictures are from Redouz at Sue's. Sue has her own shop that I'm very envious of.


And of course, many wonderful repurposed pieces as well as great vintage finds.


Everything was displayed so nicely, the photo ops were endless...



Look at these sweet mocassins sitting on the ledge, like they are frozen in time.



As you see, Sue takes after our hearts when it comes to painting furniture black, red, white...





I love this picture. The black in the background, the gleam off the canisters with the bright yellow lemons giving a punch of color.



On to Cathy's, Beyond the Garden Gate. It was so nice to see her smiling face. We're all very excited for our upcoming Vintage Gathering Flea Markets to begin out at her place. I'm just excited to see all my ever so talented 'junque girls' in one spot again!!







This was Cathy's prize for her giveaway. Purty cute!


See Sissy Sew participated in the Progressive Event too, and I'm ashamed to admit that we didn't have time to get over there. We'd told the gals helping at the shop we'd be gone an hour, and let's just say our time was well gone. I will get there to take some pictures, if you haven't been, it's a wonderful unique fabric shop in the new Battle Ground Village.

So, to leave you with this image...as I was rushing home from the baseball fields the other night to grab a pbj sandwich before heading off to Cub Scouts, I drove past our library. There was a mom who had parked in the lot and had her young daughters out, smelling the blossoms on the plum trees next to the road. That was a week ago, and that picture continues to linger in my head. So from me to you, don't pass by those chances you get to stop and smell the blossoms! Lisa :-)


7 comments:

Florence said...

Sounds like you had a great turn out and the weather was perfect. The chai sounds wonderful and scones looked great. Florence

Gail said...

Lisa,
It was so nice to meet you and Sally the other day! Your shop is just so charming, and I do wish I had bought more....like those cute little ballet toe shoes.
Are they still there? I've had fun looking at your blog as well, I'll add you to my blogroll and hopefully Mel and I can make it up to one of your flea markets!
Take care....and let me know if you two decide to come down for a visit, I can take you to all the great places!
Gail

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Ack I am SO sad I missed this. But I live an hour outside of Portland so it's not exactly a short jaunt. (And my vehicle is currently in pieces but that's a whole other story) But my brother's girlfriend lives in Battleground so I WILL get to visit your shop eventually! I'm so looking forward to it!

L~ @prim4Him said...

Hey Lisa!
So bummed I missed another of your shop events! :( Looks like another fun time, no surprise there! :)

The lil bird eggs are faaaaake, but sure look real don't they?
$5.95 for a box of 12. Email me if you want info on where to get them!

I'm actually going to make some eggs myself soon, fingers crossed that they will look that real!

xoxoL~

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