Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sharing from Our Vacation

We took an amazing vacation last week as you could see from my previous post. I will share more pictures with you of our journey and, although I am taking these out of order, they are some of the wonderful things I saw during our stop in New Orleans.
This first picture is a view from our Hotel window. The cute little building is actually lived in. I had no idea people lived in these old buildings. Although you can't see in in the picture, the top floor is an apartment with a lovely little kitchen you can see through the window on the right.

During our stay we investigated pricing for these buildings/apartments. We saw a few for sale and, while they are old, they are not cheap.

While shopping in the French Quarter on Rue de Royal (Royal Street), we walked into a shop that had AMAZING french imports. I wanted to snap pictures of how lovely the shop was, but the owner was sitting right there and I didn't know if they would like it or not. I did however sneak a picture of these mirrors and frames. I couldn't resist. Intricate carvings and such beautiful paint colors. This was one stack I saw, but every open corner was stacked with carved mirrors, some taller than me!

This building was also their home. They occupied the third and fourth floors. This is a view from the bottom floor up the staircase. Isn't it amazing? Although, it would be a little difficult to maneuver in the dark.

If you haven't been to New Orleans French Quarter and love this type of architecture I suggest you go. Stay off Bourbon Street and you'll be away from the noise and the bars, Chartress St. and Royal Street have amazing shops full of artists, wonderful antiques (I saw a $22,000 antique clock) and beautiful furniture and architecture.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Greetings from Ft. Walton Beach, Florida!

We are having a wonderful time on our vacation. Being from Houston (Galveston beaches) we are amazed and in awe of the wonderful color of the sand and water here.

I'll post more details of our trip when I get back, but just wanted to say hello! and share a picture I took for you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Front Page Feature

This little set of rings was featured on the Front Page today. It was even chosen by Etsy admin. How exciting. While it didn't result in sales I got over 30 new hearts on this and other items and over 200 views on this item alone.

I'm running a "Weekend Deal" this weekend. Buy One Get One pair of earrings get one Half Off. or 15% off all remaining items. Just put "Weekend Deals" in notes to seller to get the discount.

Maybe that is why I didn't get any sales....they are waiting for this "Weekend Deal".

You can see my shop announcement for more details, as well as take a look at my main shop page. I retook tons of photos yesterday and I think I may have finally stubled upon something that works and that I am very happy with. (lol then admin chooses my old stuff...? hmmm)