Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lily and Nancy in 'da' house!





Romantic Homes magazine has a full 8 page spread on Gilding the Lily in their Oct. issue. For those of you not familiar with GTL it's a romantic boutique located in old town Fullerton,CA filled with vintage millinery, ribbons, buttons, books, ledgers, German glass glitter, crepe paper, rubber stamps,beads, jewelry finding, pearls and oodles of odds and ends. The great thing about it is Nancy, proprietress, is constantly stocking the store with new vintage finds so that every time you go there is something you just can't live with out. She transports her clientele into a more genteel time updating her window displays in enticing vintage visuals from turn of the century wedding gowns, to beach inspired vignettes. Every holiday has a special place somewhere in her boutique that is out of the ordinary.....ALWAYS original and one of a kind.

She was kind enough to list her teachers by name for the myriad classes that lily has been offering and I am so honored to be on that list. She also mentions the positive effect blogs have had not only for her business but women in general for coming together and supporting each other whether it be in business or creativity and I couldn't agree more. Women are the glue (sometimes invisible) that hold everything in life together and in the times we have been facing as a collective, establishments like the Lily are havens for ideas, encouragement, inspiration and hope and I whole heartedly support them, especially women owned business'.

So go buy a copy! There are some other very tasty eye treats and articles to wet your creative appetite. Gilding the Lily has several for sale or you can find them at usual outlets. THANKS NANCY!!!!

10 comments:

Steph said...

Congratulations for the feature! Wish I could find this mag here!
About the tassel necklace we can do it after the Xmas madness if you want. Tell me, any time if fine with me ! ;)

Gilding the Lily said...

Rob: What a lovely post. So sorry I missed you at the store the other day...our paths almost crossed! Looking forward to your new classes at Lily, O Talented One!

Denise said...

Have never seen the magazine.. I will look and find it! Congrats!

Art4Sol said...

Will have to pick this one up. Thanks!

linnea-maria said...

Oh what a wonderful shop. There's no shops like these over here (Sweden) and millinery is almost impossible to find, though I have a few. /linnea-maria

Lilly Grace Art said...

Love your art! I feel as if I'm being transported to another romantic and beautiful world...

Riki Schumacher said...

I love Guilding the Lily, and Nancy is such a great lady! I hope to make a class there someday. And maybe I can catch a class with you in Costa Mesa one day as well, our kids are in Huntington Beach. Beautiful work Robin!

Riki Schumacher said...

I love Guilding the Lily, and Nancy is such a great lady! I hope to make a class there someday. And maybe I can catch a class with you in Costa Mesa one day as well, our kids are in Huntington Beach. Beautiful work Robin!

BellaRosa said...

I was about to order something from Gilding The Lilys' on line store when my husband needed the computer and so I went to read my new Romantic Homes magazine and as I am oohing and ahhing about the wonderful article on the store and then one better...I find out that it is not just in Ca. but in So Cal and maybe 20 min from me...made my week! :) Can't wait to get down there and see the beautiful store for myself..although I see the worried look on my husbands face as I gush :) And now to find out that they have classes there too...YES!! Rose

carole said...

Hi Robin:
Yes, The Lily is so cool!!! That is where I got to meet, fall in love and take one of your workshops!!!
I will have to pick up a copy; I did not know it was already out.
Thanks for posting about it, O Talented One, as Nanc said!!!
peace
carole