What can I say? I have no excuse really so here is our tree for 2009!
I wasn't going to buy a tree this year because the reality is, we're really not home the week of Christmas. I was thinking it would be good to save the money as well. Then I ended up being given the perfect size artificial tree by my MIL. So of course then I HAD to have new ornaments which ended up costing as much as a tree anyways, oh well...
I wanted something really colorful and the ornaments at Target were perfect.
The tree topper was our favorite
My Christmas table with a vintage tablecloth and miniature feather trees with ornaments. The cat just loooooooved this one. Every time I came home I would find ornaments on the floor and feathers everywhere. Guess the trees won't make it to next year.
We had so many presents under the tree this year. It was so awesome!
Of course once all the kids combined presents at mom's house it was even crazier!
We decided to open a few presents a day the two days before Christmas. Why you ask? Because we're adults and we do what we want, that's why!
This is my motto for the year. In other words, this year I'm making things happen. I feel like I have a lot going on in my life right now(hence the light-to-non-existent blogging). But it's all good things that hopefully will make my life better...
1) The bombshells has their first performance coming up at The Dallas Burlesque Festival on February 5th & 6th. Be there or be square!
2) Speaking of the festival...I will have the first ever Flights of Whimsy vendor booth, operated by my mom, the one and only, while I'm performing. As some of you may have deduced I like vintage things, especially vintage jewelry. I've got a pretty big collection going so I decided to turn this passion into a small business to share the love. I'm going to give it my best shot and see how it goes. I've been photographing everything but since I only get good light in the middle of the day for a few hours I have to wait until weekends to do it.
3) I also am working on photographing all my vintage treasures around the house to start an extension to Flights of Whimsy that I'm going to call treasure hunting (patent pending, lol). My friends have always told me I have a great eye for things and that I am a great bargain hunter. I always manage to find a needle in a vintage haystack and can have a vision for the shabbiest of items. Someone recently suggested starting up a service business of sorts for people who want vintage pieces in their home and don't know how to find it. So basically I would work with someone who is looking for say, a dresser or entry way table and would like to spend X amount of dollars. I would then work to find them a perfect piece within their budget. I would also offer an additional service to offer interior styling advice on how to style said item I found for them with other items they already own to make their homes more stylish. So I'm styling out all my pieces and photographing them to build a portfolio of sorts for my website. Does anyone know a web designer? I NEED HELP!
4) I applied a long time ago to be a stylist for for an Independent Fashion show in Dallas called The Pin Show, and I got in! This is going to be a great addition to my styling portfolio and who know who I'll meet in the process.
So that's the update in the Flights of Whimsy world. I'm movin and groovin to make things happen this year. Wish me luck and if you have any advice for me please share or send me an email. I need all the help I can get!
Last month I designed and installed my last windows in the home department before moving to accessories. Unfortunately I wasn't able to spend as much time on these windows as I usually like to and I think it shows. December was a busy month though and they still turned out relatively nice.
The first window is for the brand Artesia. It is a modern global brand which is totally my style. We wanted the window to represent an eclectic person who likes to travel so Jennifer suggested covering the walls with maps. It took a hell of a time to do it but I loved the look. Then we made up fake postcards and hung them with all our names on them. It came out very nice if I do say so!
Love the lamp in this one. It will be available in stores this spring.
The second window is for Linden Street. We have done this brand before in a big way so we wanted to show off different merchandise categories this time. We went with a holiday dinner scene with a nice tablescape. I love the glow of the Christmas tree and the whitewashed furniture this brand has. We also put the team's names on all the stockings in the front, so cute!
Now that I'm in accessories we have the windows for the month of March and I'm so excited! I already have many ideas brewing to make them look fabulous!