As promised, here are more photos from the Christmas Open House at Winnie & Tulula's. In the interest of full disclosure (and because I know y'all know I'm not that great in the photography department) I must tell you photos #1, 2, and 8 are David's. Yes, people, I am a thief, but I always warn you (don't I?) I will be stealing, I mean borrowing things. Guilty as charged officer...lock me up and throw away the key...I'm addicted to talent and the King of the cameras has plenty of it! Please take the time to go over and check out his photos. Where we arrange tablescapes, he takes them to the next level.Case in point, this is my little marble topped gypsy table with a lamp attached. Seen from a distance, it's just a pretty accent piece, but through David's lens, she becomes a mystical being evoking all kinds of imagery. See what I mean? The man is a genius and I'm so thankful Mindy has a lock on him, but is willing to share his camera and talent with us! Thanks Mindy, but thank you even more David for taking the time to capture all the glitter of the open house and allowing me to borrow your talent! Speaking of glitter, meet one half of our resident queens of the bling, Liz (Fran is the other half)! She's holding one of the rescue rabbits that were the on hand or maybe in hand, for the open house. Money was raised to help with the ongoing efforts to save these darling bunnies. You can get more information at Winnie & Tulula's if you're interested in helping out! I gotta tell ya... I would probably be such a hater of these ladies' talents...if I didn't love the two of them so much. They are two of my dearest friends and I am in awe of their skills.
Not only are they supremely gifted at the art of display, but they are also extremely generous with their advice and expertise. They have pulled this chubby lady's bee-hind out of the fire more than once, coming to my rescue when I couldn't get a plan going or helping us to get ready for Zapp. They have schlepped furniture, cleaned dirt off of stuff (and me), painted, sanded, loaded, help set me up...anything and everything. They are always there with a smile. Liz's motto is "will work for food"...not so! They work because they have the biggest hearts in the business!
Their booth got hit HARD! No wonder...take a look! I do believe they will be adding more merchandise, so be sure and hurry in to get your piece of heaven!
Before I forget, Ethel ain't no slouch either. Everybody who is anybody knows who she is. I am her number one stalker. She always comes up with the most unique finds and I have never, ever, never bought anything from her that didn't sell immediately! And again...she got hit hard, but with her stuff, there is always something that you can't live without. Trust me...I know of what I speak!
News Flash: I just got off the phone with Gloria and guess what boys and girls? Winnie and Tulula's/Sweet Peas will be open this Monday. She is going to try opening on Mondays thru Christmas for your shopping convenience. YAY!!! Another day to shop for all those unique gifts for all the special people on your list!
Now, if y'all would please all stand, her highness...the queen of all that is beautiful...the high empress of display...is now entering the room. Yes peasants (including me), I'm talking about the one and only Judy Hill!
She and Billy came by to say hello. She gave me a thumbs up...in fact...she gave everyone a two thumbs up! Do y'all have any idea how happy that made me? Judy could retire from selling and just give lessons on the art of merchandising and make a gazillion dollars doing it. Heck, I'd be first in line to sign up for classes! Just name the time and place Judy and I'll be there trying really hard to become teacher's pet!
Here's where it gets really good...now is your chance to see for yourself what she does with junque! Her Christmas open house is this Thursday starting at 10:00 am. Her home is always decked out from top to bottom with everything for sale. Give yourself plenty of time to see and be seen...you'll be going back through rooms time and again to make sure you saw all there was to see and trust me...you'll miss something every time...there's just that much!
I didn't get to go this past year, but I was there the previous year and it is wall to wall perfume. You can't even begin to imagine the crowd of women that are there! You'll just have to make plans to attend and find out for yourself what everyone is raving about!
I've included a photo of her fall show and if you'd like to see more, click here. Click here for all the 411 about location, etc. Mindy, David, and Margo also have photo sets for you to view. It takes a village to see it all!