08.24.06

Call me sensitive…

Posted in business-a-go-go, Fun Stuff, Main, sidenotes at 5:55 pm by carrie

“you’re sensitive!”

But… with the store in disarray the way it is… I take it personally. Kind of like in E.T. that “kid friendly” movie we watched over and over when I was eight and it scared me to death (I had a t-shirt with his scary little face on it, see… I’m still scarred… hehe). Elliot and E.T. share emotions and are linked together… remember… Elliot releases the frogs. The store is feeling chaotic and it’s giving me a headache… I need to release some frogs.

That said… I think that everyone coming in here feels it, too. I get disappointed sighs that the new holiday decor isn’t up, I’ll hear them dig through a box or trip over one, I haven’t decided which is more embarrassing. The other thing… I’ve had a LOT of odd requests for things I have never seen before. And I feel like I haven’t done my homework when someone walks out of here empty-handed after scolding me that I don’t have a what-see-do or a who-see-waddle. I didn’t get the gold star AND a note may go home for the parents to sign. Bad me. Bad, bad me…

So… this be a lesson to anyone wishing to open the doors to a lovely shopping mecca… think about all the shopping-treks you have embarked upon and what you wish you could have found or what made you go “that’s clever!” I have yet to go through many of life’s milestones (50 year anniversary, grand kids, a quinceanera, retirement… just a few examples) and come up with the perfect token gift for such an occasion, but really… keep a little journal. I’ve started one. Start with… frames for every occasion. Now I’m remembering a company that had one that was a magnet frame and you bought the little words and letters to personalize it… a-HA! Must give my rep a call. He’ll laugh at me because I passed on them the first time around.

I’m totally rambling… another sign of your alien-bond/friend being surrounded by chaos.

Okay, so here’s the wallpaper up and my back drop foundation has been laid. At least that is up. I like it… I get lots of “double takes” with it where it is.
When the going gets tough, the tough goes shopping… I ran downtown on Monday and got some fun new jewelry pieces. Lots of turquoise again this season… dust it off ladies, it’s back in fashion! ha! :)
In accordance with Feng-shui reports, I have re-done parts of the store to have a better flow. Cathi Milligan exclaimed (her arms flailing) “I can feel the energy better already!” Side note… I know absolutely nothing about Feng-Shui. This is the new kid section… but just one side of it. It’s multi-faceted now :)
I’m going to start naming and theming rooms I think… perhaps this will be named “the blue room”. I feel I may have to serve cocktails if I start doing that tho… I’m not cool enough to name rooms… but I’m good at making stuff up! “This room used to be made of a rare lime-stone which was blue during the winter months when the mixing pollen of that tree over there hit the colder air… you usually see this in the Scandinavian countries so this is quite the rarity for La Crescenta”. Dry wall… it’s only dry wall.
Well, at least I cannot be accused of not having enough teapots anymore! After moving stuff around, I could have a teaparty for dozens and dozens of people.
pink and green… and a Sommer Designs apron peeking out at the bottom :)
If you didn’t already think I was nuts… I was unpacking all the Thanksgiving items and strange… I’m missing a large white ceramic male pilgrim. The female pilgrim is all alone. I decided to surround her with some friendly woodland creatures… happy little squirrels, to keep her company. Is this how they came up with Snow White?

My next post… I used one of Ina’s (Barefoot Contessa) recipes the other night and it was glorious! Nathan took pictures and evidentially, is encouraging this cooking habit. I wonder why? :)

7 Comments »

  1. Tracey said,

    August 24, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    LOVE your shop.Wish I lived close enough to stop in! Love your writing style too.
    (BTW, after that last post on dish tv post and the gap following, I feared we had lost you to tv land! So glad your back!)

  2. Tyn said,

    August 24, 2006 at 10:27 pm

    ohh… the shop looks great!!! the wallpaper came out really nice. I was thinking, maybe the boy pilgram is just hiding while the “women folk” get dinner ready. Could happen.

  3. Tyn said,

    August 24, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    p.s. LOVIN’ those helpful woodland creatures!!!

  4. Alicia said,

    August 25, 2006 at 11:29 am

    hehe, i was there when that wallpaper was one lonely strip, calling out for it’s mates.

    it looks great!

  5. brianne said,

    August 27, 2006 at 2:09 am

    I linked you on my website! Your blog isn’t linked yet, I’m going to make a special section for that on my blog soon. Your store is so cool, you carry the neatest stuff!!

  6. Babs said,

    August 27, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    I LOVE the whole gothic-a-go-go look in the All Hallow’s Eve section. And I think Pilgram Boy left Pilgram Girl because she burned the corn one too many times — and then left Cheerios on the carpet.

  7. Kristy said,

    September 1, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    I love the look of your shop!

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