Monday, August 2, 2010

Hot Flashes

Stick a BBQ kabob fork in me y'all...I'm done! We went this weekend and worked on the window at Winnie & Tulula's and can you say HOT! I'm not talking about all the merchandise for sale inside the shoppes ('cause that stuff is just way cool)...I'm talking about up in that window! Whew...was I ever glistening (translation: sweatin' like a rented mule), but more on that later. First, I wanted to remind y'all of the opening of the Sweet Pea Bistro on August 11. I know I have told y'all how hard Gloria (and Don) have been working to get things ready for the "soft opening", but I think it's finally starting to take it's toll on her.
Think I'm woofing y'all? Listen...you didn't hear this from me, BUT let's just say a certain person, who shall remain anonymous (Gloria), was walking and working the shoppes Saturday while carrying the phone with her (she is the epitome of professionalism after all). Let's also just say this certain anonymous person (Gloria) couldn't understand why when said phone rang, no one answered her repeated hellos. Picture if you will the customers observing this same certain anonymous person (Gloria) trying to get someone to talk to her through the stapler! (People...I cannot make this stuff up!) I'm telling ya...if the 11th doesn't come soon...she's gonna be living at the home with me and they do not allow scissors or staples here! I'm just thankful she didn't try to jiggle the trigger!
What do you mean you can't tell anything from my photos? Do you think I'm as crazy as Gloria? You'll just have to plan on coming in soon to see for yourself how wonderful it is AND if Gloria is still just as goofy...I mean tired! Heck, no telling what kind of deals you might get in her state of mind...no kidding. What's that? Oh yeah...I was telling y'all about the window Cat Daddy and I did...right? What do you think...is it amazing?

(Pay no attention to that lady behind the curtain, Dorothy.)

Still can't tell anything from my photos? Know what that means then doncha...get yourself on down to Athens to see for yourself!

For those who live out of state (and that's the only acceptable excuse for not visiting Winnie & Tulula's), I'll be posting better photos the closer we get to the opening of Sweet Pea's Bistro & Espresso Bar.
In the meantime, here's a little hint...prepare to be Texasified!

(Like that word? Gloria and I made it up! Spellcheck hates it!)

31 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'm so glad you took my suggestion and put CD in the window! Now, take him out before he has a heat stroke :) I am so loving what Gloria is doing with the bistro and can't wait to come and try it. When she sent me the message about trying to answer the phone with the stapler, I couldn't stop laughing! You are right, couldn't make this up for nothing.

Kitt said...

You are a hoot with that sense of humor of yours. Stay cool...

Theresa said...

Too Funny!!! I so wish I didn't live so far away, that sounds like the best time... so please keep the pics coming for us sorry saps who live way over here in MI.! Love the peacock feathers and pages in the pic and I'm hoping to one day really be able to visit the lady behind the curtain, she always makes me laugh! Dorothy aka Theresa

Scrappy Doo said...

Texas Heat and exhaustion= trying to reach out and touch someone with a stapler LOL!!! Poor Anonymous.
Stay cool yall and gettin all Texified is a good thing :-)

The Green Pea said...

I wish I didn't live so far away! The Bistro sounds like it is going to be a fun to eat. I will be looking for some more photos of the window display and the Bistro. Have a wonderful week. sandi

Sue said...

"Sweatin like a rented mule"! I'm still laughing, never heard that before and totally love it! The pictures are all great. I hate trying to take pictures of our window displays. They are so hard to take and not get a glare. Of course I'm not a photographer, so that may be part of it! Looking forward to more pics.

Take care, Sue

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Sounds exciting! Let's get to the Texasification!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Seeing those boots in the bathtub I can only imagine how fun it would be! Love the phone/stapler story, Gloria sounds like a hoot. Love you all down that way, stay cool, I saw you were at 105 or will be.
xo,
Debra

Olive Cooper said...

Rented mule...haha.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is hilarious!! I SO wish I could be there!! This looks MARVELOUS and your window?? LOVE IT!! Wish I could come see it in person!!

And yeah, we are working heat indexes of 107 over here!! What is up with that?? I need a break!! Or Fall or winter or something! BRUTAL!!

Keep posting gorgeous photos!!

Lou Cinda :)

Six in One Hand said...

I can't wait to drag..I mean bring.. Mr. M up and see it!!!

Bonnie said...

Is Katy, TX close to Winnie & Tulula's and Sweet Pea Bistro? My sister just moved there and I'd love to visit!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'd be there in a heartbeat if the 11th wasn't the day we close on our house!

I see a bathtub and a foot, so it looks like you put your bathtub gal into the store window, am I right? And what is her name again, hmmm?

Poor Gloria! But from the teensy weensy peeks you've graced us with, it looks like all the odd behavior will be worth it!

Love ya like crazy,
Me

sissie said...

Girl, I have got to see that window! You hear me! Okay, I know I have to wait until you let us outtatowners see it. I like the little sneek-peek.

hugs
Sissie

Queenplinker said...

Rented mule..HA. That'll remain in my metal nook and crannies.. too funny.lol

From what I call tell, the window looks pretty!

Have a wonderful air conditioned day!
Lynea

Cottage Rose said...

LOL;;; what a funny story,,poor Gloria talking into the stapler,,,, lol wish I could stop by,, but too far away darn it... love the photos,, from what I can see it all looks so great...

Hugs;
Alaura

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

I hear ya about the heat! The northeast has been hot as H-E-double-hockey-sticks for WEEKS! Wish I was closer to take part(y) in the festivities of a grand opening...or at the very least...to see that window!
Keep cool! **Tami

Margo said...

We need to get Gloria some help, and fast!!!!

Can't wait to see the window in person.
Margo

David said...

Can one buy full coverage insurance on a rented mule? Or only liability? Gloria is a hoot!

red.neck chic said...

I'm laughing so hard - love the picture of the lady behind the curtain! LOLOL

I'm gonna have to make a road trip I see.... Anything Texafied and I'm there. LOLOL

;-D xoxoxoxo
robelyn

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Okay you crazy girl, you've taunted me enough with your posts of W&T & everything else. I'm loading the car right now, me Cindy & Angela are heading to McKinney. I should have my nose all up in your booth by 1PM. Hope your around, would love to see you! Cat & Bella too! Lisa

Gresham Barn Sale said...

Can't wait to bring a friend for lunch and a visit soon! Hugs!! Jodi

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Now, I have been known to answer the TV remote! LOL.....Can't wait to see the upclose and personal shots of the window Debbie. Love the boots looking thru the window. :) All the best on the opening. I wish like heck I could be there. xo

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Good.
I live out of state so I AM excused.
But...it IS killing me not to see you and CD's awesome window creation! :(

Is this heat going to let up?
I'm like a bear in hibernation in the A/C!!! Someone really better be dying or dead for me to get out in this triple digit crap!!!!!

Glad to see you are having so much fun.
Send me the catalog where you order your energy from...I need some of that!!!!
Hopefully they are having a two fer one special going on right now~

Janet said...

hysterical! how long you gonna leave CD lounging in that window? i have no doubt it's FAB cuz your FAB!

the gypsy chick said...

Debbie, you always crack me!!! I can't wait to see you at the fall show!!!
-amy

GINA's BLOGGATORIUM........... said...

Hey girlie !!!
thanks for the inspect of the peacock park blog....I LOVE that sayin....
Gobsmacked... !!!!!!!! I am going to have to make some kinda product with that in it......hmmmmm I will think of something...
thanks for the luv....
CAT DADDY !!!!! (had to say it !!)

Sweet Repose said...

There's been a lotta 'rented mule' time here in Ioway too...last night there was such a bad lightning storm, it felt like someone was throwin' buckets of water at the windows with a flashlight blinkin'code...OK...ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

Good to hear from ya crazy lady!!! How's that ol' man a feelin'!!!

s

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Deb, I'm so happy for all of you! The shoppe, I'm sure is just gorgeous and will smell delish with all the yummy food too. Can't wait to visit there soon!!!
Lisa

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

You have me laughing here, Debbie! The window looks great and the lady behind the curtain too! I would love to see more photos, but do wish I was closer so I could see it in person. Funny, but reading your post, I always hear a little voice (don't think I do that with any other blogger) but you tell such a great story, uh... I mean post. You're a doll, sarcasm and all (love it!).
xo

cindy said...

That's gotta be our next, impromptu road trip! I know its amazin to see! :D

hugs,
c