Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Spent Saturday in the Pasadena area with girlfriends. Visited our favorite shops in South Pasadena; Marz, Rue de Mimo and Koi. Koi was having a great sale so several of us picked up a few new outfits. Ate at Jody's favorite cafe, Cafe Fiore...best bread and everything is so fresh! Headed to Pasadena to Gold Bug on Union St. I had found the store when I was in Pasadena last month and vowed to return with this group of girlfriends whom I knew would be intrigued. I don't know how to describe the store; curiousity shop, taxidermy, John Derian plates, parlor cards and objects d'art. The shop windows featured several two foot tall taxidermy beavers...wearing crowns. I bought a baby doll head with a beak, what else? Finished the day at Vroman's bookstore, a Pasadena fixture for 120 years. We were going to catch a movie but as is our usual luck with movies, it was no longer playing. I strongly suggest all these stores, a day's worth of entertainment even if you are just window shopping!
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Urban Archaeology, a company name that I created several years ago will be a new retail venture beginning with the July Carson show. The Original Rubber Stamp Convention on July 9 & 10, 2016 will feature Artists' Tables for the first time since the Queen Mary "Queenfest." Approximately 8 or 10 "artists" will have tabletop displays of handmade jewelry, cards and other original merchandise in the atrium area of the Carson Community Center in conjunction with the rubber stamp convention. I am looking forward to being a vendor again and am in the planning stages to add a very limited line of art rubber stamps to Urban Archaeology's line of one-of-a-kind paper ephemera, small antiques, vintage jewelry and more. Follow my blog for a preview of the new stamp images, convention info and vintage treasures. I'm back, baby.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I can't resist setting up vignettes for holidays and special occasions around our home. Years of setting up my rubber stamp store and convention displays have resulted in a large collection of props, some of which I cannot bear to part with. Locally, we have a store in South Pasadena, Koi, which has wonderful window displays. I would be happy to do nothing but display forever...