Just a little to tempt you from the Warehouse:
Just a little to tempt you from the Warehouse:
Just a few more days ....and we have been working fast and furious to fill the warehouse with treasures for the sale this Saturday, November 14th! So come and see from 9-4 what we have in store! We have some new additions too, we have a fabulous Southlake store that has added to our inventory, a new mini boutique featuring market sample clothing....great holiday attire and shoes, shoes, shoes galore!!! Truly we can set you up from head to toe, fill your home with treasures and mark off the holiday gift list!!! What more could you ask for...perhaps some holiday dishes or some art for your walls??? Got it, we truly have something for everyone! Here is a little sneak peek to entice you with:
keep checking back for more pictures to see what treasures you might need to come and grab from our FANTASTIC selections!!!
Wednesday was a real treat! We were joined in Grapevine by our dear friend Cindy Mayfield and her husband Stewart! Cindy is such an inspiring person, she has a fabulous blog, www.yappingcatstudio.typepad.com, is an incredible artist ( her lettering is to die for!....not to mention her birdsnests!) and she is cofounder of the one and only Texas paper arts retreat...PAPER COWGIRL! Cindy lives in the quaint little town of Waxahachie and spends her days between creating and working at the Dove's Nest on the square. When you enter the Dove's Nest, all the fabulous displays in the store have had the creative hand of Cindy in them!! The combination of Cindy B. the owner and entrepeneur and the creative hand of Cindy M., create a boutique store that will entertain you for hours! And the food there is to die for, I have never had anything there that was not just the most delish!! So to have Cindy M. join us for an afternoon in Grapevine was just the best! Cindy and Stewart had not seen our new warehouse so that was the first stop,to tour the warehouse and get a feel for what we are doing there, then we headed on down to main st. to have lunch at Farina's...
Here we are at the restaurant, Cindy, Gigi and I ....thanks Stewart for taking our pic! Stewart was not the picture kinda guy, but wish he were so you could see what a cute couple he and Cindy make! They are both so personable and fun! We even suggested that Stewart could start his own blog, called Mr. Yapping! He was not going for that though, but he should, he could tell the behind the scenes story of being married to an artist and all her adventures....and I bet he could entertain the art blog husbands for hours on end!!! Now Stewart, you really should consider this...but either way you will be Mr. Yapping to me from now on!!! We dined together on fabulous pizzas, mine had chicken, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, spinach and basil pesto, Cindy's had black olives and Italian pepperonis, Gigi had the Southwest Chicken Salad and Stewart sampled the muffaleta....it was a real toss up as to who's lunch was the best. And at the end, we all shared a piece of Chocolate Kahlua Cake served ala mode!!! Now that was the best and finished off the perfect meal! While we ate, we talked about the future plans of Paper Cowgirl ( the next one will be coming around May or June of 2010!!!) , recapped the last event and caught up on Mrs. T's progress (read down the blog to find out about Tina and continue to pray for her and her progress in her recovery from cancer!!!!!-we love you Tina and wish you could have joined us...and you will very soon my friend!!!!) After lunch we strolled down main st. and perused a few shops...where we saw the "cutest" merchandise! Gigi teased me because I said everything was so "cute"....everytime someone would show me something I would instantly say it was "so cute!", we decided I needed a new word....cute is an awful little word for an almost 6 ft tall woman to say over and over...not to mention that it is not too sophisticated! So from now on , I will try to think of a better description...maybe "how interesting, or that's incredible"...we shall see where that goes. But back to the day ...we said our goodbyes to Stewart and Cindy as they traveled on down main st to shop some more and we headed back to the warehouse to unload new goodies for our next sale! It was a marvelous afternoon spent in good company!!! Thanks Cindy and Stewart for coming to visit!
Just had to share more pictures of the Paper Cowgirl event, hoping typepad will endure while I download the pics! Here is the entire class after the Cupcake Whimsy class, everyones project turned out so well, if I do say so myself!! It was a treat to teach!!
Here is Cindy (www.cindygilstrap.typepad.com/junqueart) we had met the weekend before when she came to the Warehouse Artchix sale, the best part of the blog world is meeting people like Cindy and then getting to see and chat with them in person!!! Cindy is precious! and so is her crepe paper, go check out her blog and her etsy shop for some of that!
I enjoyed every minute of laughing and learning with these Cowgirls! The next class was taught by Joanna (www.sweetfinds.typepad.com) it was a crown class, and the end result was a classroom full of women wearing the most gorgeous crowns that they created! Think I better post this one then I will add pics of Joanna's class!
This past Saturday I had the most incredible day! It was the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat in Waxahachie, Texas! A fun filled day that was appropriately titled CAMP WHIMSY! The picture above is of the centerpiece on the classroom tables, the colors for the event were pink and aqua...my personal favs! I may have to do the event in several posts, seems typepad will only let me load about three pics before it goes on the blink. This is my fourth attempt to post on the event! If you have not attended this event, it is well worth the drive, Cindy and Tina gather a great group of gals and the day is jamm packed with creative goodness. I was fortunate to be asked to teach at this one. There were three classes and at the end of each class, the ladies earned a "badge", kinda like girl scouts! Cindy had treats that she and Joanna had created for each girl and they had a breakfast spread to start the day with these great little muffins and Joanna's homemade pumpkin bread, all that with a steamin cup of coffee and some great conversation with the other girls.....a great start to a great day!
Then it was on to the first class...Cupcake Whimsy! Here is a sneak peek at the class kit, it had all the supplies needed, canvas, vintage paper, scrapbook paper, brushes, modge podge, even a little hot pink goodie bag filled with chocolate biscotti to savour with some coffee!
Some of the ladies I knew from the last Paper Cowgirl, some were first time attendees, but all were so fun to spend the day with! We laughed, we created, we shared helpful tips....and we had a great time just makin art!
I am going to end this post and start a new one just so I do not loose it again, so stay tuned for more pics of the event and all the classes and the finished projects....incredible fun projects!!
Just in case you thought we forgot to have some bling....we have lots of bling! Fall shirts and sparkling jewels to go with them! Janelle, you are gonna die for one of those butterfly rings!! Made me think of you instantly! and...
Lamps, lamps, lamps...Gigi has a collection to light up your world!! and if it is a shade you need, we have plenty of those too! And...
Just to give you a sneak peek at all the treats that are filling the warehouse for Saturdays big event, the Fabulous Fall Sale hosted by the Warehouse Artchix! Lots of Fall and Halloween decor, if this orange wall does not wow you, what will?
Maybe this worldly Jack-O-Lantern or this vampire....or
Just about five days till the big event! Our next sale is Saturday Sept, 26th and we hope you will join us! Gigi and I are working hard to create a fun "boutique" atmosphere for you to shop! we will have original art for your walls, furniture for your home, Fall and Halloween goodies and lots of vintage treasures!!! So come and join us!
We are counting the days and counting the hours until the next Warehouse Artchix Big Event. Our next sale is Saturday, September 26th...mark your calendar and don't be late! The warehouse is all aglow in orange and black just in time for Fall, we have lots of Halloween decor and Fall treasures for your home. Come join us for a fantastic day of shopping filled with original artwork, unique home decor and of course lots of vintage treasures. I will be giving some sneek peeks to it all over the next week and a half...so stay tuned for more!!!
As many of you know, our wonderful partner in art and fellow Paper Cowgirl, Tina Wright was diagnosed this last week with cancer. Tina is one of the founding coordinators of Paper Cowgirl, a Texas Art Retreat, she is a precious woman and has created many wonderful memories for many artist in our community! Tina, our heartfelt prayers go up for you at this time. May God grant you healing and miracles as you face your diagnosis and treatment in the following days!! I ask that each and every one of you will add Tina to your prayer list both personal and at your churches....the power of prayer is an amazing thing! If you want to participate in other forms of encouragement and support for Tina, go to the Paper Cowgirl website and see what other area artist are organizing on her behalf! Also, Cindy at Yapping Cat will keep us all updated (she is in our sidebar of favorite blogs!) or tune in to Tina's own blog at www.tina-wright.blogspot.com to leave a comment of support for her!!! "The ability to pray and support one another is one of the most incredible parts of FAITH, lets join together for the sake of our friend!