details . details

The day before the boutique my sister called to say that many of her friends were interested in coming but they didn’t really know what it was.  Ryan and I had a vision for what we wanted it to be, but explaining it was a little challenging.  Store? Cocktail party?  Art gallery? Craft show? None of them really fit, but it was the best we could come up with.  My cousin jokingly called it my coming out party, which ironically wasn’t too far from the truth!

So here we are : the details from the summer boutique.

And, yes, I fully recognize that there are far too many photos in this post but I just couldn’t edit anymore out.


the entrance. All the gorgeous flowers were arranged by my talented mother-in-law.



i think it looks so pretty!


The pillows were a hit. My mom is such a talented seamstress and it was fun to collaborate with her on these.







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Custom name prints : a new product I’ll be selling.  Details will come soon.



We used an old dresser as our check-out desk. It worked perfectly with its drawers in the front and chalkboard painted back.


gift tags


burp cloths


ruffle headbands


I love these little word cards. Especially the word ‘grandiloquent’. I’ve never heard of it before but it means ‘eloquent on a grand scale’. I think I’ll start using it in sentences.


And this book is great too. It teaches shorthand, an extinct form of writing but so fascinating.


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Look! I have customers!  Awfully great ones too.


My girl made a short appearance in between sleeping and crying. Poor baby. She didn’t get much mommy time this particular day and she was not the happiest girl.


My cute sister & brother-in-law were such amazing helps. Love them.

Again, thanks to everyone who made this a special event. My mom, mother-in-law, sisters, brother-in-law, aunt who came up from California, friends who drove an hour to show their support and all the sweet customers who made my day.


And my husband. To use my creativity in a tangible way is such a privilege and I am thankful to have a partner who not only supports me, but encourages me along the way.

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58 Responses to details . details

  1. Jessica February 26, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    your things are amazing! <3

  2. Jane February 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    So cool! Is this something you did from your home? Will it be a continuing event….once a season….twice a year??????

  3. Jennifer March 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I read on your blog that your goal is to inspire all of us. Well, since locating your blog (I now can’t remember how I stumbled upon it) I have been on a creative binge! You have charged those creative juices that have always run through my blood. I love everything you do. And I love how you make such beauty out of everyday, inexpensive things. Genius!

  4. Kathleen May 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I LOOOOOOVE your tutorials! I keep posting your site to my FB page because I thing everyone should love it like I do! :) Just the other morning before going to work I made the chiffon flower with the little satin bud in the middle. .. and tucked it into my hair as I left. I work in the medical industry so your bits of fluff and fun just MAKE MY DAY!

  5. Shanda Snell July 9, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I love this idea. Was this done out of your garage? How often do you do it and are sales going well? I work fulltime, but make custom flipflops and jewelry on the side. I would love to do something like this since I cant be at a retail store everyday due to my job.

  6. Joy July 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I look at this post at random times because all the pretty little things make me so happy!! I wish my entire house was filled with all your beautiful creations! It’s a good thing I live far away from you in WV- I would want to buy every adorable thing you had!

  7. Dee Titus November 19, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Emily, I am following your new floor install as we are getting ready to put ours down also. Love it and can’t wait to see it finished.

    I am interested in the aqua, lime green and printed pillow you have on your couch. It is the one on the left. these are the colors I am using in my new house and would love to know if it is still for sale. If not can I buy a piece of fabric and I can make it. Hoping you still have it. lol

    Love all your goodies.
    Dee Titus


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