Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Busy Week...

Whew, it has been a busy week! We have been working on a sales, leasing, conference and amenity center down in South Georgia (and oh my was it HOT down there!). I have included a few photos for you to see (they are from my phone, I'll post some better photos later).

Don't you love this mirror? I think it looks great with my favorite BCL Jenny Lind Lamps!

As always thank you Becky and Brenda for keeping things together this weekend! We received a ton of new merchandise in this week so go in and visit them. (Our A/C works well and it will be nice and cool!) HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Arrivals From Market...Already?!

It is no secret that Shawn and I are immediate gratification folks so we are so excited that we already have items arriving from the Atlanta market that we attended last week. Above are great things from one of our favorite and exclusive lines! A couple are re-orders that we quickly sold-out of: the wire mail basket and the wire garden tea-light asked so we brought them back. We ordered the metal numbers about three weeks ago and sold out the the first weekend we put them out so we brought those back too! Something new is the vintage look metal French wall signs...Parlez-vous Francais? (do you speak French?)...Nope? Neither do we. So I'll tell you what they told us they say..."Idleness is the mother of all evil". Don't you just love that?!

When we opened in our new location we brought in Archipeligo, and it seems like you love it as much as we do!

Boticario de Havana the first scent we brought in is described this way. "In the 1940's the world flocked to Havana; they came for the nightlife, but left with the secrets of the "boticarias" - the small apothecaries that dotted the side streets and specialized in natural skin care remedies made from local plant materials. Coffee bean, tobacco flower with pure essences and extracts of orange, sugar cane and sweet pineapple were used to promote beautiful, soft and healthy looking skin. Today we know these ingredients contain the alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and other agents that actively moisturize, hydrate and reduce redness associated with rough, dry skin." We originally brought in the perfume, body lotion, body wash and bath salts...they have been a big hit. The new items from this market are the candle (it's wonderful!!), shampoo, and conditioner!

Our rep gave us samples of their Milk line to try and both Shawn and I thought it was marvelous! A pure and simple additive for the bath and body dried milk solids with natural soy and oat proteins combine to gently nurture and sooth the skin. Soy Milk products are blended with proteins, amino acids and lipids- allowing for rapid hydration and cell regeneration. Oat Milk products are blended with oat grain to soothe the skin. We have the body lotion, body wash, hand wash, and the best stuff of all...the unbelievably rich bubble bath.

Table Topics have been so popular and one of the newest versions sounds great (and the timing is perfect for all of those kids getting ready to head off to college!) They can spark fun conversations that take them beyond the oh-so-boring "what's your major?" and lead them to questions that they just wouldn't think to ask on their own. They'll talk about everything from the best cheap food near campus to the best parties to the three causes they care about most. This college-life inspired set of conversation starters makes meeting new people and making new friends way more fun. But, we have to warn you, these questions might be the start of an all-nighter. Heck, you can't study ALL the time!

This is only a sampling of our new arrivals this week so please come in this weekend and check out some of our new stuff! See you soon!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


It's Market time again in Atlanta! Thanks to you for a great second quarter, we have sold a lot of things and we have made room for some more fabulous GH finds! We are searching for some great new things for you. This is always one of our favorite shows and this one has exceeded our expectations. Not only have several of our regular vendors had some fantastic new items but we have already ordered three new lines that we are very excited to bring to Blue Ridge.

How about two new scents of potpourri? You will love the new candle line from Paddywax and some great new holidays items from Caldrea, Votivo and Cucina. We are so thrilled that there are new books from Ralph Kylloe (two new titles) and Bunny Williams. Great new jewelry pieces from Lenny & Eva, Waxing Poetic, Pure Sanctuary and Four Seasons. I've only scratched the surface...Stay tuned for more details. Have a great weekend go in and see Becky and Brenda!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

Sometimes I forget how much I love Blue Ridge! Years ago when we bought our place up here I told Shawn that I'd never take our beautiful long range mountain view for granted...Well I think I may have to some degree. Recently, we worked on a project in South Georgia, I have also been busy in Atlanta so I really haven't been up here for a few weeks. I have to tell you when I arrived this evening it just felt so good to be here and I took a look at our view and thought to myself, wow I have really missed my mountain home.

I'm also pretty patriotic, and with all of our concerns I still consider myself so fortunate to be be an American, living in this wonderful country of ours. I think Fourth of July in our north Georgia town is a really fun and special time. Americana at it's best.

Get up early Saturday and go downtown to our wonderful Blue Ridge Farmers Market in the park, oh the local goodies that you will find!! Then head over to L&L Beanery Cafe and have their delicious breakfast Casserole! By now it should be close to 10AM and time for the Annual Fourth of July Parade so head over to the park near East Main. This year the bands are awesome so ENJOY!! Go into Love Dogs & Cats Too and see Larry and Ricki and pick up some treats for that lucky cat or dog. Pop into the Little Shop and stock up on those wonderful Hallmark cards. If you haven't been in the new location of The Multitude Gallery just next door, you will be stunned at how beautiful and spacious it is. David has some beautiful new items! Now you need to make your way over to see us at Gatewood Hall. Come in and say hi and check out some of our new arrivals...Now you can go visit Just Judy, Kristina Lee's and the Gnarley Bear. I bet you will be getting hungry so now you can go visit Pat and Polina at the fabulous Blue Ridge Brewery (I am sooo craving their summer gazpacho and house burger!!) for some great lunch and a glass of wine or special beer. When you are finished you will be primed to head over to see Sarah at Out of the Blue...Oh the wonderful things to try and buy...(not just my favorite girl that Sarah, but one of my favorite shops!!) How about some delicious fudge from Three Sisters Fudge, just across the street from Sarah's. You still need to go see Bradley and Candel at Fezziwig's and make your way into ssShiney Baubles for that special piece of "bling". There is still just so much to do in our beautiful downtown Blue Ridge we've only scratched the surface.

Tonight don't miss the fireworks over Lake Blue Ridge! Have a great and safe Fourth of July!! See you downtown!

Below are some photos of our recent model project we completed in South Georgia!