Oops! Updated workshop info!

By Barbara Bussey | April 23, 2024 |

It’s shocking!… But I posted incorrect workshop information!  Let’s get this right! Workshop Update: Our Paint Your Own Piece workshop is May 4th. We currently have no sign ups and need four of you lovelies, to teach a class!  It includes everything, including our favorite brush, for your to take home…along with your completed project!.  All you have to do is show up with a suitable piece of furniture to paint.  Caution:  You will be hooked! Decoupaged Tennis Shoes The Saturday (5/18) class has plenty of openings, while the May 19th, Sunday workshop, has just one opening. If you haven’t…

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Free sunglasses, when you purchase a purse! Plus more!

By Barbara Bussey | April 22, 2024 |

Hello, gorgeous! I hope you’re doing great!  Mr.Wonderful and I watched all but the last episode tonight, of “This is Us” tonight. We love all of the characters and are sad to say “goodbye”! It isn’t often I get teary, watching television, but this one is so good! (Netflix) This week… This is your lucky day/week! We are well stocked on purses at every price point, starting at $19.99.  We also have lots of sunglasses, so bam! …  Sunglasses are free, when you buy any purse! Makers Day… Due to a recent cancellation, we have two spots for Makers Day,…

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News from the shop!

By Barbara Bussey | April 17, 2024 |

Hello, friend! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the beautiful days! Do you celebrate Mother’s Day? If you’re still lucky enough to have your mom in your life, celebrate it! My mom passed away years ago and I miss her.  I am certain she would be working at the shop, if she was still here.  I would have gotten all sorts of advice and she would have had a blast! If you are looking for a way to honor your Mom, I may have a couple of ideas. Fancy Tote Workshop, May 11th, $25.00 We try to do a…

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Spring is here and we’re ready!

By Barbara Bussey | April 8, 2024 |

Hello, darling! I’m writing to you on Monday, during what appears to be an unimpressive solar eclipse. At least here in California!  Are you in a part of the country, where it was more memorable? My sister-in-law, in Texas, had an amazing black-out! In other news, I attended a family baby shower on Saturday.  What a beautiful event and the day was gorgeous!  Two weekends in a row, to visit my sisters. 🙂 Back at the shop… I was so happy to see all of you who wanted to learn all about Iron Orchid Designs’ Paint Inlays! Now, you’re probably…

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Charcuterie board ideas and more!

By Barbara Bussey | April 2, 2024 |

Hello, darling! How was your Easter weekend?  Wonderful, I hope! I’m the middle of five “kids” and it had been way too long, since we were all in the same place at the same time!  Bob and I hosted Easter dinner to 16 and it was a wonderful gathering.  Everyone was well behaved (!) and the sun came out just as people were arriving. You may have heard that Cheryl and I are hosting a Charcuterie Demo at the house on April 19th, at 5:00 p.m. I’ll be creating a board similar to the one below and Cheryl will be…

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An Easter sale & more good news, from the shop!

By Barbara Bussey | March 25, 2024 |

Hello, darling! It’s Easter week and if you need a little bunny love, all Easter decor, is now half off at the shop! On Saturday… We hear that the Easter Bunny will be dropping by!   If you find one of the Easter Eggs, he placed around the shop, it’s worth $10.00 off, any workshop you haven’t already signed up for! (Just one per customer.) Because you asked… We’ve added a Paint Your Own Piece furniture painting workshop, on Wednesday, April 3rd, 1-3:30 ish. Currently, we have just one student signed up and if we can’t get at least three…

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Wonderful new arrivals, to check out!

By Barbara Bussey | March 21, 2024 |

Hello, beautiful! I hope you’re soaking in this beautiful weather while you can.  It’s been just gorgeous this week and the new spring leaves are sprouting everywhere!   Just in… Normally, I write this newsletter just once a week.  But I had to show you some new purses that just arrived.  I went out on a limb, ordering these very unique handbags and I hope you love them! This is an amazing bag and accessory line, designed and manufactured in the U.S., by a mother and daughter team.  I just brought in a small collection of five bags and would…

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Upcoming workshops and other great news!

By Barbara Bussey | March 18, 2024 |

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