Finally… edited for your enjoyment! ;)

Posted in business-a-go-go, Main, Mind Wanderings at 3:01 am by carrie

Ahh… candy. Once again I went a little cah-razy at a wholesale warehouse but I really love the look. The day of the party I added little labels to each jar.

The progression… First, you see Babs’ dainty little fingers getting a piece of candy…

Then she slapped on a beanie hat and mimicked some of the vintage ads you see where the kids are just koo-koo for sugar…

And another… She takes her job seriously. (Sidenote… this was ALL her idea… now I know where I get it from)

Lovely halloween Decor…

I love this little black chandelier… just adding a little Halloween ornament turned it into a statement!
I hung thick ribbons from the ceiling… it adds a “cave” element… so it feels more safe and homey. I started hanging ribbons, streamers and lanterns from the ceilings all over the shop… it really jazzes up the place and even if you don’t notice it all, you know it’s there :)
These three pumpkins are in the window and they blink in intervals. The “magic” sign is made by Bethany Lowe. (This is the last one I have! eek!)
I risked life and limb to get this shot ;) I ran out into the street, frogger style, to snap this picture. This is the outside of our window at night… hard to see since I didn’t bring a tripod and it got a bit blurry.
We have an old TV case in the window and I play vintage movies all night long. Currently showing is “It came from Outer Space!” from the early 1950’s. The scary alien ships are really pie tins hanging on strings with lights and smoke. Awesome.

Here are a few small pictures of our Christmas items. Didn’t we just put up these trees??

Wendy Addison out-did herself this year… more glittery stars, snowflakes and even Eiffel towers this year! I can’t wait to get it all unpacked!

I got SO much new jewelry….

It’s spilling over every display :)

Although the weather has been teasing us all month… I got new scarves. Let the cold begin!

Our logo, backlit by the Christmas trees! :)

I’ve got some fun new ideas on the horizon! A Violet’s frequent shopper card, a new tell-a-friend promotion and other events for the Holidays! I’m super excited!! Must get to work… and I’m putting the finishing touches on our Halloween costumes. Be afraid… be very afraid ;)

Have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Carrie W said,

    October 20, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Hello~I am in total LOVE with your blog! So fantastic! I’m glad I found it!

  2. Pearl Maple said,

    October 21, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Followed a link from Frosting & Sparkles and ever so glad it is has been great fun looking through all these fantastic photos and creative posts on your blog.

  3. deborah said,

    October 22, 2007 at 9:37 am

    so very lovely… as usual!

  4. Colleen said,

    October 24, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Carrie, once again your magical hands have created the most beautiful displays, I especially love the candy jars, and the three pumpkins display. Absolutley enchanting!!

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