Friday, March 7, 2008

It's sneak peek week!!

I'm getting soooo excited!! My sister is flying in this morning to give me a hand with Flourishes opening. Yay!!

I promised sneak peeks today, so, sneak peeks you will get! Actually, I'll be posting pictures all week as everything starts coming together.

First is a picture of the bunnies Brenda Power is sending me. Did I not tell you her bunnies look like they just hopped off a Victorian postcard? Well, there you go!

The other two pictures are Flourishes in progress. Bill made that amazing screen out of 9 1/2 ft. tall windows. It's simply fabulous!! And, we have a new heat source. Wahooo! That's Bill's "real job". He builds custom fireplaces. He's really pretty handy to have around, that husband of mine. I wanted a fireplace that looked like it might have been original to a building of that era. We even used salvaged moulding for the mantel. It's chippy and worn.......and I love it!!

Well, it's off to the races. Mini Me (my sister) has arrived!! More tomorrow!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


gail said...

Hi Aleta, I came across your blog and I just wanted to say that I love it. Its just gorgeous. I would love to add it to my blog list so that I can vist again! I love the bunnies! My name is Gail and I make teddy bears and all kinds of other things. Nice to see you....gail at

BumbleVee said...

I get first dibs on the bed beside the fireplace.. huh? I can't just hang out and sleep?... oh.....

Brenda said...

Tbings are looking wonderful and that fireplace is fabulous!!!!!
I love the little trike at the end of the bed and what a talented man your husband is. The screen is wonderful.



Theresa said...

I LOVE every thing Aleta!!! Can I buy one of the bunnies??? They're so sweet.

Big Bear Hugs,


Nancy said...

Oh, beautiful! It is all looking so wonderful...the fireplace is so cozy...hubby does lovely work. Brenda's bunnies are adorable. Lucky you to be surrounded by so many amazing pieces.

Have a great day!

Louisa said...

Everything looks so wonderful, Aleta! I so wish I wasn't on the other side of the country or I'd be waiting at the door on opening morning. :0) I think you may have created my dream shop! Hugs and good luck!

Bear Treasures by Melanie Jayne said...

Oh Aleta, if there was a world that I could live in, it would be yours, I love love visiting your blog for all the beautiful pictures and interior stuff, simply love it and keep up the good work and more more photos please


Auntie Joy said...

Hi Aleta,
Had a little nap after the sale today and now I get to catch up on all the blogging I have missed this past week. Thanks for the kind words. I am so excited for you and your show. I will try hard to be there. (I hope you have lots of diet coke) that's what I use when time is running short and work is running long ;)