Merchandising Obsession…

Posted in Fun Stuff, Main, sidenotes at 6:01 pm by carrie

When I find a display I like, I obsess on it and keep adding to it until I think it’s perfect… then something sells and I start all over again. I’m a tad odd, nice to meet you :)

Like many of you, I’m sure you purchase things you feel you can use “at another time”. I have several rooms full of these sorts of things. Including assorted paper lanterns. I had 4 in primary colors. While they were pretty alone, they needed something. So I dragged out my remnant box o’ ribbon and started embellishing the heck out of the lanterns.
It’s a tad hard to see, but I hung the 4 lanterns in my candy/cupcake/garden party section. I glued stripey grosgrain ribbon around the middles of the lanterns then tied all sorts of fun ribbon, including curly ribbon, to the bottoms. It really gave it a fun look :) I also ran out last week and got tons more candy. A ten year old child made the comment… “those twirly rainbow lolli-pops are really good!” to which I replied… “I don’t care how they taste, really… I just love the way they make the display look!”
See, obsessed.
Colorful spirals of pure sugar… it’s a good thing…

I got some fun new things from Cupcakes and Cartwheels (Two’s Company). Cupcake tealights…
and an apron that says “gnome is where the heart is”. I got these because of Alicia. She wants to erect an army of little garden gnomes, facing out, on her front lawn. North Carolina, you have been warned.
Oh, and I got two more art boards done… “party cakes” with glitter icing on the cake…
And “Real Lemon Flavor” where the “Real” is red glitter… I think it’s sort of snazzy :)

I got the boxes out for the giveaway… be on the lookout, winners! And YOU could be the next winner, you just have to keep checking back ;)

Last but certainly not least, Sue brought up some charm bracelets… aren’t they awesome???

“Paris” Bracelet

“Mother’s Day” Bracelet

“Easter” Bracelet

And I thought I would share my “power lunch” from the other day. The Star Cafe in Montrose has added Diane Salads to the menu… get one! They are awesome!!!

Yay! It’s almost Friday!!! And we are going on our adventure to Las Vegas soon!!!!


  1. Colleen said,

    March 29, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Gosh those pictures!!! I am coming to live in your store, don’t mind me, just step over me LOL The lanterns look fab with the ribbons, and wowzers, the bracelets! You have a great talent for displays, Carrie!

  2. Holly said,

    March 29, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    The lanterns!
    The candy!
    The ribbons!
    Oh my!

    But most of all … the cupcake tealights! My goodness, they are devastatingly charming.

    Your store is pure eye candy. ;)

  3. Bejeweled said,

    March 30, 2007 at 9:10 am

    All that festive color! And such super cute things! Wish I lived closer so I could come and visit your store. Love what you did with the lanterns!

  4. LisaOceandreamer said,

    March 30, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    That’s it I need to get to SoCal so I can shop at your store! What a joy to be able to do all these displays, vignettes, eye candy.
    There’s going to be another ONE World-ONE HeART in June for Summer Solstice – I haven’t announced it yet. I hope you will take part again!
    Happy Spring!

  5. Frankie Kins said,

    March 30, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    The shop looks great, Carrie! I am lovin’ those charm bracelets….way too cute!

  6. Wendy Updegraff said,

    April 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Hey Carrie-I am interested in buying the Paris bracelet, if you haven’t sold it yet, can you let me know pricing and such? My email is updycrafts@yahoo.com. Thanks!!!

  7. Graycee said,

    April 1, 2007 at 5:26 pm


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