Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lambs & Ivy Boutique, My Other Home

{texture provided by me & graphics by The Graphic Fairy}

If you've been following along with me for a while, you already know I own a small boutique here in Crestline high atop the mountains of Southern California. My shop is many things to me. It's my home away from home, my art studio, my business, my job & my pride. {I am a woman entrepreneur trying to make it in an economic environment that would intimidate even the most seasoned businessman.}
Don't you love these vintage Christmas ornaments I have in the shop displayed in un-polished sterling silver serving bowls?
I decided to put all my sterling silver out un-polished this season, I'm just loving the pure shabbiness of it all!
My dear friend Lucy of 'by the hill' makes some of the most gorgeous domino pendants! Here is a small sampling of the ones I was working on today at the shop. {we had our 1st snow last night, so it was a lovely day for creating} Yes Lucy, I was proud of myself...I even got my fingertips really dirty!
The pieces below I made just for me, an altered composition book to keep all my consignee's information in & my new pocket, 2010 calender. If I'm going to be using it & looking at it everyday, I want it to be lovely & represent a piece of who I am. I want it to bring me joy, because friends...I believe to find joy in the smallest of things is simply put, the road to a happy life!
Now, I haven't completely conquered this philosophy myself, LOL, but I try everyday to appreciate the gifts in life that I do have. Oh yeah...the whole reason I wrote this post in the 1st place, how do you like the little logo I made in Photoshop for my shop 'Lambs & Ivy'? I wanted to create something in black & white just for fun & then I'll make another 1 in color's good practice for my new acquired Photoshop Super Powers!:) Have a Wonderful Sunday Friends!!!


Jamie said...

I LOVE your logo and the beautiful book and calendar you made for yourself. They are exquisite!!! I wouldn't want to write in them:) I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful Sweetie! Love, Jamie

Lucy - By the Hill said...

Very sweet logo! You surely have super powers with your Photoshop! I love the name of your shop!Would love to see some pictures of it.
Your domino pendants are beautiful! Worth the inky fingers right?
We too had a sprinkling of snow last evening. Just a bit, plenty for me! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I love it!! I like black and white almost every time to color. It's not that I have an aversion to color... but black & white allows you to wonder about so many things where as color jus tells it like it is. Beautiful.

did your little box come to you? I hope I hope. Was it shabby enough?


Unknown said...

Hi! come by my blog and see our dominoes!!
I live in Highland, it would be fun to come and visit your shop-where is it located?

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Ok girlie...I knew I could come here and get happy and inspired!!! Your place is such a beautiful place to visit...I only wish that I lived in Cali so I could visit the "real" shop! ;)
I love your've got to tell me your secret of where you find the time!!!
Happy Holidays to you~
everything vintage

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

I love everything!!! You did such a gorgeous job on that logo, I love the black and white! And that journal you made is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along for "Brag Monday"!