Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Week's Tuesday Project

Tuesdays HiHo is closed, but I still work. Today's project has been in the works in my head for months. It was, and is, pretty exciting that so much of the project came together today. I had decided to use an old china cupboard to make a display fixture for the shop. We have jewelry arriving soon and I need a place to showcase it. The idea; upholster the back of the cupboard with panels. Making the padding a nice place to pin and display necklaces and such.

Hmmm, what color, I need boards cut, maybe use Velcro, could even make a stage like setting by draping fabric on each side of the cupboard. Need a place for Hazel the dress form. Oh, what about those old hand rails, they might work?
Last night, was the trip to the fabric store, almost successful, got the panel fabric but not the drape fabric. Then decided to look at tablecloths, shower curtains and any other option that might work. Wahla! Ralph Lauren tablecloths, not only matched Hazel and the panel fabric but felt like it would work in HiHo.
Not yet complete, but a good amount done for one day. I will be sure to post, when this new area is featuring our newest product line ;)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Add a Bookcase to Your Mix

The most requested piece of furniture here at HiHo , is a bookcase. Luckily, Saturday night I bought this great bookcase. I bought a number of other treasures too, but those will have to wait. I spent a good amount of the morning hours, making a place for the new previously loved bookcase.
Followed by unpacking a sweet collection of planters, most of them McCoy pottery. They are displayed on the shelves and featured with an assortment of local books.
Don't you just love it when things just put themselves together?
We have two other bookcases at this time for sale, a medium sized red one and a small white one. Both charming and sturdy. Stop by and take a look, adding a bookcase to your furniture mix is never a bad idea.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Signs of Spring

..hmmm, what are my signs of Spring, you know things that happen every year at this time, that remind you Winter is over.
The first is the window redo that usually without fail has me hunting for the silk forsythias and a dash of green.
There are wonderful things, like loading the truck late at night with auction purchases in a muddy parking lot, (but it is over 50 degrees.) The pooling of rain water in front of the shop and Humphrey refusing to go out in the rain. Customers in search of outdoor iron furniture, potting containers and treats for the garden.
The Middle School helps mark the coming of Spring in our house, it was Guys and Dolls this year, nothing like watching kids do their best, while singing, dancing and getting that direct look from your own child. (You were wonderful Everett) Later this week the High School musical, will surely give me that undeniable feeling that Spring break is here.(break a leg Aubrey)
The gathering of merchandise that compliments the Annual Gardiner Cupcake Festival, has begun here at HiHo. Meetings with the Main Street Gang are more frequent and productive,reviewing all the details for the day, May 8th, this year.
My favorite every day sign of Spring, is having the shop door open, being able to put almost anything outside and seeing all the other doors open in the hamlet. Life is good in the Spring!!