It was a great first day! We draped white sheer glitter net everywhere to cover the back "walls"
Then we started loading the shelves. We still have much to do, but for 1 day - we already have over 600 items in our little space!
One of the services we offer will be preserving and restoring handmade doilies, dresser scarves, linens and more. So I was wondering why our grandma's had so many doilies everywhere and here's what I learned:
- they hide the dust
- someone spent hours making them
- they can cover a spot or blemish on furniture
- they can preserve surfaces
- can be used as shelf liners
- act as a barrier between food and a surface
- prevent sliding
- can be wrapped around food to keep it warm
- provide a decorative touch
- because they remind us of Grandma Moore! So we have loads of linens in our little space.
The wire dressforms are a perfect way to display the jewelry we've made:
Colleen is making these wonderful glass totems. For serving candy, snacks....or just to look pretty. Aren't they gorgeous?
We have a ways to go to get the showcase full, but I do think we have a pretty good start! See that gekko? Colleen made that out of art clay silver!
And are you ready for this? I've made 120 cards this summer! I had no idea there were that many!
Several hand-painted silk scarves and we will be adding more in the new future. What colors/designs would you like to see?
In the lower left hand corner is an antique bedside commode - it even has a porcelain chamber pot!
We had such a fun day putting this together.....and tomorrow, even more stuff is going into our space. I just love the look we have and the direction we are going in - a venue to showcase our art and make it available to others to purchase. Just so much fun!!!