Saturday, August 16, 2008
Family photo and Gilding the Lily
These pics were taken by the most amazing photographer who happens to sub-let space in our design studio in Hermosa Beach. His name is Bo Bridges and I gotta tell ya, I usually hate looking at pictures that I happen to be in, but Bo is good. He was able to capture the whole feeling and I am especially fond of the black and white. Our family never takes photos together, so this is pretty special. Thats my handsome (muy guapo!) husband and adorable Violet. It was taken at an amazing wedding we went to in Santa Barbara and was the first time my daughter camped and stayed in a tent. Yes, we camped instead of staying in a hotel and went to a wedding. Pretty cool.
Went to the ever elusive Gilding the Lily today. I say "elusive" because I have heard of this place for quite a while, but have never been able to find it. There's no sign....But I found it (Eureka!) and I liked it. Wish I had pics, but go to gildingthelilyvintage.com to get a glimpse. She also has a blog with current updates and class scheduals. Being in the store is much better, of course. It is a very cool and hip miniature boutique with the most current vintage findings for us altered art babes like lace, millinary, all colors of german glitter, vintage jewelry findings, tons of buttons (pressed glass,celluloid, plastic, bakelite), lace and ribbon, vintage crepe paper and wall paper, books and more....all the stuff that makes us art chicks heart pitter patter. I'm not talking about your every day ephemera either. This stuff is hard to find, and she has lots of it. I spoke to Nancy, the owner, and am hoping to teach some classes on re-purposed jewelry construction, fabric books and soldered treasure charms. Stay tuned...
hugs and shimmies!