Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


To the lucky winners of our Holiday drawings!
Kim Boles was the winner of the
Holiday Gift Basket
Julie Davis was the winner of the
Vera Bradley tote!
Merry Christmas ladies!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Little Perspective, Lord

Every morning I open my beautiful little shop,
and enjoy my life's dream brought to life.
I rearrange, dust a little, fluff,
prepare for my day, and then
I look outside my door and grump!
Because every night, after dark,
the gentlemen who walk back and
forth from the Mission
fill the urn outside my door with
cigarette butts and trash!
Now I tell myself that I should be grateful
that at least it's in a container and I
don't have to chase garbage around the sidewalk,
but I grumble!
Wouldn't you think with all the garbage cans downtown,
just a few feet away,
that they could be respectful of other peoples property?
So when I looked up from the cash register
late Tuesday night and saw an elderly gentleman
bending over the urn,
it was all I could do not to stomp out the front door
and tell him to knock it off!
I started around the counter and hesitated,
really what good would it do?
He would just be back tomorrow!
So I finished up my work and headed for the urn
to clean it out before I left.
It was empty.
My elderly gentleman, paused at my front door,
saw the garbage in my beautiful urn
and cleaned it out for me.
The tears just started to fall as I realized
I had not done one unselfish act that day!
Not one thing.
I, who have more blessings than I can count
could not remember the last time I had done
something truly kind for a stranger.
And this gentleman, whom I imagine has known more hardship
that I will ever face, reached out in kindness to me
without any thought of getting anything in return.
Whose day do you think had more value?
My little urn has been clean every morning.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks
So much to be thankful for as we celebrate
our second holiday season at
When you open in one of the worst economic climates
in 30 years,
and you flourish!
Not just survive-flourish!
You know something special has happened!
I know without a doubt that our success
is because of our wonderful
customers who go out of their way to visit,
to shop, to encourage, and to spread the word
about our little shop!
The really are no words but,
Thank you!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Christmas is Coming!


will be closed

until Thursday at 4pm

when we will reopen to unveil our

Magical Christmas Open House

Please join us!

Preview night - Thursday 4-8pm

Friday & Saturday 10-6pm

20% off your entire purchase
store wide!

(discount does not apply to Vera Bradley, Trollbeads or
Sid Dickens)

Gift with Purchase

(1 gift per customer, while supplies last)

Start your Holiday with a little Magic


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wicked Good Sale!

A sale so good it has to be wicked!
Sunday, October 25 - Saturday, October 31
All Fall & Halloween Decor*
50% off
(*sale does not include ribbon or candles)
There's still time to decorate & accessorize your home
for Halloween!
will be closed
Sunday, November 1st until
Thursday, November 5th
When we will re-open at 4pm for our
Holiday Open House!
Preview night - Thursday 4-8pm
Friday & Saturday - 10-6pm
Start your holiday season with us
We'll help you create your magic!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wine, Women & Beads

Fall Trollbeads Trunk Show
Friday, October 16 10-6pm
Saturday, October 17 10-5pm
Sunday, October 18 noon-4pm

The new Trollbeads
have arrived at the shop!
We were already excited about the Trunk Show
but seriously,
wait until you see the new colors for Fall!

We have some great show specials lined up,
a terrific drawing
finger food
and yes, there will be wine!
Come join the fun!
Ring the shop @ 503-581-6952

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Curly Girl

We believe that hot chocolate
should be served with whipped cream,
bathtubs were built for bubbles
and wine tastes better with friends.
That flip flops go with everything,
glasses should be half-full
and that it is our responsibility
to teach peace and send love.
(so we're providing envelopes.)

You've gotta love a card company

with a mission statement like that!

New at Olivia's-Curly Girl Cards

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Emilie Sloan

Just in from Emilie Sloan
The most fabulous array of lunch totes,
market bags & carry-alls.

Emilie Sloan is the creation of Lisa Murphy, a designer out of Seattle Washington.
She created and named her company after her two daughters, Emilie & Sloan.
The bags are stylish, durable and too cute to be this practical!

The bags are made of a cotton laminate you have to feel to believe.
The fabric takes 3 months to create, and the end result is amazing!
We've re-ordered almost as soon as these bags hit the floor,
more colors and options coming soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Blow Out Sale!

It's Time for our
Summer Clearance Sale!
August 7 - 16
Store wide Savings
50% - 70%
on selected merchandise
We have fabulous savings lined up on
gifts, candles, home decor and everything in between!
We need lots of room for all the new merchandise
on it's way to the shop!
Don't miss this Sale!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


There are times when when I walk the halls at Market
that I just have to laugh!

Sometimes the design just doesn't fit my shop

but I can picture it elsewhere .

Other times I wonder if somebody
had one cocktail too many!

My picture does not do this piece justice.
It is actually very funky and fun.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New from Sid Dickens

One of the first things on my list
was to check out the new tiles from Sid Dickens.

These are the new tiles for 2009.
The colors are wonderful and the images are beautiful!

By far my favorite!
The new tiles ship in August,
if you would like to pre-order just ring the shop.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The South Rocks!

Not only are the people of Georgia
the friendliest, sweetest & most polite people ever,
they can cook!

To say I have been eating my way through Atlanta
would be an understatement !

Fried Green Tomatoes! Not a fan!

Lots and lots of alcohol!
Wish you were here!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

To The Temps!

We decided to start at the temporary booths today.
Apparently all of Atlanta had the same idea!

13 full floors with hundreds of temporary vendors.

This is inside building 1.
I am on the ground floor looking up!

Picture the State Fair with stuff
you actually want to look at!
I found the most fabulous
winter coats I have ever seen!
Lots of beautiful jewelry, holiday decor
& home accents.
It would be a shorter list
if I told you what I didn't see!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Atlanta Gift Show

It's time for Market!
Time to finish the last of the buying
for Christmas, Fall & Holiday.
Time to make plans for Valentines,
Spring & Mother's Day.
It's time for Atlanta!

AmericasMart in Atlanta
is the biggest wholesale gift show in the USA.
3 buildings with a total of 66 floors.
Over 7 million square feet of showrooms!

I'll do my best to blog every day
about the latest trends, colors and highlights!
Photography is strictly forbidden!
(really, can't they see where this is going?)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Independence Day!

will be closed
Saturday, July 4th &
Sunday, July 5th
Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Love this!

New in our baby dept.
I am just crazy about these!
A kit to make a sterling silver pendant
of your baby's fingerprint.
Perfect for a new Mom,
or Grandmother!
The kit comes with everything you need to make a
perfect impression. Then mail it directly to the company.
They create a sterling pendant, perfect for a necklace
or bracelet.
They will also include your baby's initials
or birth date on the back.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day

will be closed
Sunday, June 21st
as we celebrate both Father's Day
my husbands birthday!

Enjoy the day with your father!

(that's my Dad on the left with his finger in his ear!)

Love you Papa

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sweet Feet!

When you find the perfect combination of style and function you just want to share it!
Combine a pair of our new Oka b sandals
(so cute & comfortable you won't want to wear anything else this summer!)
and a fabulous Spa Pedi from Harvey Loveall and you're set!
So we're giving this fabulous combo away!
Stop by the shop and submit your entry for
1 pair of Oka b's
(in your choice of style and color)
and a heavenly Spa Pedi
from Harvey Loveall
Winner to be drawn June 15th
need not be present to win

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Objects of My Affection!

Everyone has a weakness!
And mine is Lamps!
(And little accent tables, baby shoes,
Diet Pepsi & Triscuits
but that's another post!)
So as you might expect, the shop is filled
with beautiful lamps!

And most likely,

my shop will always be filled

with fabulous little lamps.....

and baby shoes, Diet Pepsi & Triscuits!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday
and we have more fabulous ideas
than we can possibly fit in one post,
so here are a few of our favorites!
Start mom a bracelet she'll adore forever!
Tell her how much you love her one bead at a time
Buy a decorative clasp & one bead and receive
a free bracelet
(a $36.00 value!)
A book of Love Poems

Is Mom dreaming of a trip to France?
City Walks of Paris will take her there!

Sid Dickens Memory Blocks
These are addictive, so beware!

A fresh, flirty bottle of Tokyo Milk Perfume!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Favorite Bracelet!

The Trollbeads Trunk show was a big hit! Nine girls started new bracelets and the rest of us added new beads to our existing bracelets.
Trollbeads added some beautiful new Spring beads to the collection!

The hardest part was choosing!

But of all the new bracelets started
I must say my favorite was Hana's!
Hana is my youngest granddaughter
and she can just steal your heart away.
You never get it back!

Hana had been wanting to start a bracelet for a long time
and Saturday her mom said yes!

I know what you're thinking, a bracelet about Grandma!
Dream on!

Hana chose her beads very carefully,
there was no dithering or indecision with my girl!
She knew exactly what she wanted.

Here is what she chose:
The heart bead for God's love.
The lighthouse, because Jesus is the light of the World.
The rainbow, for God's promise.
The red prism bead for Jesus blood
(to show God's love she explained)
The fish, for Jonah and the Whale.
This will always be my favorite bracelet.