Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shopping, Cupcakes and Art, Oh My!

This one is going to be a long post - there is so much good stuff to share - are you ready?
We started day 2 of the Parasols and Petticoats event shopping {kicking heels up to the side}. We went to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) art gallery to shop for cool art and inspiration. I would say this is a must stop to see when you are in Savannah. So many talented artists out there - WOW!
I love different types of displays {it is hard to turn the working side of me off sometimes but I truly love what I do}. This one is of some hand crafted perfumes, soaps and candles. Olfactory heaven.

I love this mixed media cottage style art piece!
{have I ever said I am a textile junkie?, um, yes}

Then on to {swoon} The Paris Market

I love the way they mix vintage and modern pieces together. Andrea, sorry the coyote did not make it in this pic. I had the phone camera in one hand (made it to fb) and the nikon on the other (did not make it to fb). Loved all of the chandeliers!

This is the soda fountain where you can get some refreshments after a long day shop {which at the rate we were going, could have spent all day in this shop! was awesome!}. I think we all got back in the checkout line at least twice, some {cough} maybe three times. I'm just sayin'.

Neat bottles - could make for some interesting art too.

Wendy, this pic is for you. Rustic meets worldly. I love all of the different textures and eye candy in a relaxing neutral palette.

One of my faves! Ok Rachel, give me a heads up if you are bidding on one of these on ebay. Otherwise, I will be scoping out the antique vendor circuit and maybe we can trade R's and H's, te he he. This was their Tokyomilk display. Fortunately, we sell Tokyomilk in our store so I was not too tempted to purchase these goodies (just their props!)

Caldera display - love the wire number baskets on the bottom

For my stamp girls, like Tracy, I took this shot of their vintage stamps. So uber cool!

Did I mention they have two floors? Always check the basement folks - sometimes that is where the treasure is. Sherry, Elise and Robin were having a good time with us going through boxes of old photos. So many neat cabinet cards, photos and ephemera. We could have spent hours just in that 6 x 9 foot space.

Neat wood chandeliers --- Wendy, these remind me of you!

Honey, can we talk about some honey? We happened upon this neat honey store. I loved the honey stacked in the window - so pretty with light coming through.

I love their sign! Reminds me of something Tim Holtz inspired - girl, love me some Tim Holtz. If Tim Holtz met Anna Griffin, that would be something I would like. A little grundge on my brocade you know.

Nourish is a cool soap store we visited (same street as The Paris Market and Gifts From the Hive). Loved the ladies in this store and their displays.
Can I just say, I really, really, wanted this sweet chippy, shabby desk.

A place for splish splashin'

Love the natural sponges in the old Bavarian floral bowl. If you would like a pretty bowl like this for some of your bathing potions, we have some at Ms. Wendy's.

Girls, don't you just love these fizzy confections?! Bath candy I tell you!

I think my Girl Scout troop would have a fit if I did not visit the Juliette Gordon Low house. No worries, I really wanted to go. She was such an interesting, inspiring and talented person.
Check out the neat ironwork gate with the Girl Scout logo on it.

Her childhoold home - beautiful inside and out. All of the colors used in the home were true to period and inspiring as color palettes.

Later in the evening, Jenn put on the most fabulous vendor fare/bakery party at Back In The Day bakery. The evening was magical and festive.

Cuz you know I love chandeliers and sparkle

I loved all of the artwork by the talented Jenny Heid in the bakery (even the cupcakes themselves -they are artfully made)

Loved the feel of the leader board and the counter - I am just weird that way you know. Camera in hand, pics in heart, ha!

I {heart} this sign. (another Jenny Heid piece!) It truly exudes the nostalgia and coolio-ness (yes, it is a heidi word) of the shop.

These cupcakes are over the top. You can really taste the butter in the buttercream frosting. Charlene bought a few for us to nosh on over the weekend. Thank you sweet Charlene - I am glad you took care of our sugar fix!

I loved their retro foodie mobile

A good time being had by everyone!

decisions, decisions

Such pretty ladies - they are pretty from the inside out.
Thank all of you for such a wonderful, memorable, unforgettable weekend.
{kiss, kiss noises}
Thanks for hanging in this long, Sugah. I hope you enjoyed all of the eye candy I could offer.
Stay tuned for our day of crafting at the Ford Plantation.
XO's, Heidi


Debby said...

More gorgeous pics of such a beautiful weekend. I am enjoying all of this. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Meyer said...

Thank you Debby! I wanted to take pics of everything but time went by so fast.

Charlene said...

OH Sweetie it makes me miss our fun time just seeing the photos again. Soooooooo funny I called you today to say "It's Thursday afternoon... let's meet in Savannah" just when you were thinking of me. Hee Hee Great Minds/Roommates! Oh I could use a couple of those cupcakes RIGHT NOW! MISS YA GIRLFRIEND! HUGS! Charlene

Nicole Gibson-Rice said...

Heidi your pictures are gorgeous! I am so jealous that Mom and I didn't get to go to the Paris Market. I guess we'll just have to catch it next year. :D That one pic of the lights ROCKS!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Geez girl,
How did I miss the honey and soap stores? I guess it was waaaay to much excitement for this Cajun girl! ;)

You summed up everything so perfectly should be a journalist. You have the scoop on everything!!!

We got together and do this again are such a sweetie and I wish I would have had more time to spend with you girl!

SherryRoseBella said...

Love the gorgeous pictures you posted, Heidi!

Rachel said...

Great post Heidi!! I am not bidding YET on any of those letters....but I should look!!

Tracy Boyle said...

OMG! I love, love, love looking at this and how much fun you had! And the stamps! Thanks for linking me honey!!! Let's play soon. Miss you!