Thursday, January 29, 2009

Refresh Your Home With a Touch of Spring

For those of you that don't know. I own and operate a gift shop as well as working part time in another gift shop. Yes, I get to play with fun things all day long. :-) I'm often told I have the best job in the world. Most days I would have to agree.. lol I've had a few emails requesting some pictures of the new Spring merchandise. So, how about a virtual shopping trip today?
I've been busy moving every display in the shop. Getting in new merchandise and trying to get it displayed. There's still lots coming in so you'll have another chance to take a peak at a later time.. But for now... here we go.
As you enter you'll find a table with a bouquet of green grasses banked with candlesticks on one side and a great glass dome on the other side. See even carpet balls here. :-) Some of the finer designers call these orbs. I think I still prefer calling them carpet balls. lol
Most everyone loves candles and I'm no exception. You can also see the great lights with the sleeves you can change out for the seasons. The bottom shelves house candle warmers for those of you that have small children and don't want to worry about flames. Slip your candle into the warmer and let it do the work for you.

The perfect sign for all of us.. Follow your Heart....

A table full of white for those of you who love the shabby chic look.

Isn't the white ceramic urn gorgeous? In front you'll find the metal urn. I think a great compliment for each other.

The metal pitcher is for decorative use only, sure wouldn't want to drink anything out of it. Isn't the white metal rooster just the cutest little thing? (You can click on the picture for a close up of the darling lamp and it's bling).

A set of 3 heavy metal candle holders. Don't you love the scroll work on them?
You can see here I chose to put a leaf ball on one of them to shake things up a bit. :-)
Another display of goodies..Ahhhhhh something for the rooster lovers. A close up of the rooster. Don't you love his colors and attitude? He's painted on a wooden tray . A multi-function tray. You could hang him or put him in a wonderful plate holder. I think he would make quite a statement in any one's home.
And for those bunnies lovers. :-)
Laugh blocks to help you remember to laugh each day. Wouldn't they be great in a baby's nursery?
How about an Italian urn full of forsythia and some whimsical foliage? You can even throw in some Pansy's for good measure.
Apothecary jars are the most wonderful things I've run across in along time. Great decorative basics for any room. I chose to fill these with eggs. But I can see a birds nest as well as many other things. What do you see inside yours?
Mr. Grasshopper is out of a series of bunnies I've decided to carry this year. Isn't he great? Doesn't necessarily say Easter.. to me, right now it says
Spring. :-)
Mrs. Purpee' is all decked out in her finest. I wonder where she might be going? Wouldn't this look great in a bookshelf or on a kitchen counter? I love the saying.
This cute little couple is Mr. and Mrs. Petal.
Can you guess what this little cutie is?
Here's a little closer shot.. do you have it figured out yet?
Yes.. you have it.. Place card holders! Wouldn't they be darling on a tablescape? I'm sure in the future you'll see some of them on one of my tablescapes. :-)
I hope you aren't too exhausted or bored. And I hope you found a bit of inspiration from your shopping trip today. I hope you enjoyed yourself today as much as I enjoyed having you... hugs ~lynne~


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, ;)
I just loved everything! The whole entire shoppe looks so fresh and inviting.
I have to tell you my favorite item is the leaf ball.
That and the little stand that it's sitting on.
It is the prettiest thing I've seen in a long time.

Very nice post!
~Melissa :)

My hubby hung the topper for me tonight in the kitchen! It looks great!
I'll take a picture and email it to you if that's okay. :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynn,
I loved this little shopping trip, how fun! I will take the white rooster, the little pots placeholders, and the rooster tray! Thanks for sharing, help's the winter blues. Cindy

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

I have dibs on the place card holders! :-) Thanks for a great shopping trip, Lynne...always love a trip to your darling shop! Susan

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Lynne I did the happy dance all over your shop..all your spring is just beautiful girl..great choice in all your are the queen of ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Four Paws and Co said...

Lynne, you are just the best with vignette's! I agree with Melissa, love the leaf ball. Those apothecary jars are awesome! What a wonderful treat to wander in your shop. If I were a rooster collector, I could fill the car. Thank you! ♥♥♥ Diane

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fun and refreshing shopping trip! I was noticing tonight that we are beginning to have a little more day before dark which had me counting the days till spring, and planting, and flowers, and....


Dixie said...

I love all the rustic white... and those birds nests... especially the ones in the little flower pots... to die for... you've inspired me.. think I'll post a pic of my fresh flowers Ricky bought me! :) Springtime's comin'.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hey Girlfriend...

There is hope for Spring afterall...hehe!!! Your shoppe is gorgeous and I love all of your pretty Spring displays! Oh my, I see several goodies that I would like to have...hehe!

You know, I really do think that you have the best job ever...hehe!!! Oh yes, I know that it must be lots of work but I'm thinking about how much fun it would be to all of those beautiful vignettes...and you're sooooo good at it! It's all so lovely, my friend!!!

Love ya,

Kat said...

What a pretty shop. You really have some beautiful and unusual items in here. I love the metal urn and pitcher, and I spy some really nice clocks when I enlarge a couple of the photos. The laugh blocks would be perfect in a nursery, what a cute idea. Thanks for the "breath of spring", I am so ready for it! Kathy

Jewel Sauls said...

What a fun shopping trip! I love the leaf ball, the white ceramic urn and especially those placecard holders!!!! Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

Lisa (aka) French said...

HOw lucky to be able to look at all the goodies all day long;) Thanks for the trip;) Hugs French

Jessica said...

I love Mr. Grasshopper! What a charming shop~ I adore the little bird nest place card holders~ Fabulous idea! I could just live in here. :)

Big hugs~ J

Kristen said...

You do have a perfect job!

I loved going on this tour of your shop! I see lots of things I like.

"Blossom" said...

this takes me back to the days of my shop. I really miss having it outside of my home. The rooster tray is awesome.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Lynne, Wish you lived'd have one loyal customer here! You have some wonderful things! :)

Have a great weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda

Barbara Jean said...

How did I miss that you have a store??? Or maybe i just forgot. (wouldn't be the first thin i forgot.) =0)
Thank you for sharing photos of it.
It looks like a wonderful place, with lots of room to display so many things. (sometimes i wish i had more room in mine, but then sometimes I'm glad i don't and have to keep it all up and filled. (that is from a hand crafter, and vintage finds person.) =0)

FYI - I am working on my bird nest table scape. I can't believe that someone took my nest place card holder idea, especially when i just though of it 3 days ago!! =0)
(oh, it's ok. Mine is different.

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Linda said...

Thanks for the virtual shopping trip! Loved sitting in my chair and looking at all the great ideas.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love it all, but I LOVE the bunnies. I try every year to get a new bunny to add to the group. Haven't found one yet this year, but I love the ones you showed. How nice to have such a selection of goodies to select from.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love it all, but I LOVE the bunnies. I try every year to get a new bunny to add to the group. Haven't found one yet this year, but I love the ones you showed. How nice to have such a selection of goodies to select from.

Barbara Jean said...

Just got your note.
I have 2 blogs, one for the store mainly, and one for life's lessons, mainly.
I don't know why or how people are sent to either one, but if you go to the profile page, it lists the other blog.
Forgot to mention when i visited your store a few minutes ago-love the bunnies, follow your heart sign, creamy display, and well, everything!!!!

hugs and blessings,
BJ (shortening to initials, shorter).=0)

"Blossom" said...

I have been home for 10 days now with pain in my lower back. Had an MRI done last Thursday and doctor says I need steroid in the lower back. I hips hurt and the pain goes down my legs. I usually do excerises and I can come out of it. This time it didn't help.
I am going in the hospital on Monday for the injestion; thank goodness they will put me to sleep or semi-sleep with some happy juice. I hate to say " I am scared to death". Have a great week-end.

Carol said...

I really enjoyed your virtual shopping tour! Since I haven't been able to go shopping since the ice strom hit Monday this was a real treat!

Cindy J. said...

Lynne, your shop looks beautiful, so filled with lovely things. You do have the best job in the world. Such fun to play with all of these goodies. I am really envious! Hope this finds you having the best day. Love, Cindy

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful job. It must be fun to play with beautiful things all day. Thank you for sharing.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Cindy J, thanks for swinging by today. It is a lot of fun to play with the goodies. I hope "you're" having a super day.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...


Tootsie said...

BORED???? BORED????? only someone with serious mental illness would be bored in your shop!!!!!
I don't know how you manage not to take everything home! I love it all...and have zero self control about this type of store!!!!
by the way...should you come across any crowns...let me know...I will for sure be your best royal customer!!!
have a great weekend girlie...I love when you visit my blog too!

Glenda said...

That little bird in the third picture reminds me that in the next few weeks the bluebirds will be house hunting. The males act as the scouts and then bring the females to inspect their choice and for the final approval. At least that has been my observation for the past few years.

The females are usually "setting" on the eggs before the cold weather is gone for the Winter. Last year we had two clutches of eggs laid in the bluebird house that I can see through the window over my kitchen sink. In order to raise two clutches in one season, they have to get an early start. When the males start house hunting that's my signal that Spring is nearly here.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved apothecary jars. When I was a little girl there was a tiny corner grocery store just down the street. All of the candy was behind a glass case or in tall apothecary jars. Ah...sweet memories. Your store looks wonderful.

BTW - I loved the idea in your previous post where you covered up your thermostat. Ingenious!

Sue said...

Lynne you are so sweet to stop by and offer prayer, we all could use prayer in our lives, coming from a special lady like you means alot, thanks!! Things are looking better but I have such a problem with time, ya know how it is taking care of an 18 month old, I'm a tired old lady by Friday LOL!! Chari is right, you have the best job, how I would love working in a beautiful gift shoppe!! Spring renewal is on the way, can't wait! Have a great weekend! xo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, keep us posted about your little birds.. I'll take it as a sign that spring will fast approaching here. All we have now are snowbirds and the bluejays.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Lynne- I do have 1 more of the crowns that is on the left side if you would be interested- just let me know along with your address so I can tell you total shipping costs- my email is

Wish I could come be a real shopper instead of just a virtual shopper at your places!!


Unknown said...

The store is SO wonderful....I love browsing around stores like that. Thanks for bringing it to the blog!

Anonymous said...

What a great post. I did not know you had a shop. I love it.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I must have that gorgeous rooster tray - it is simply stunning!! :)

You have such beautiful things. Thank you for sharing them with us!

I have something for you over at my blog. If you get a chance later, stop by!


Sharon said...

Loved everything so much I want to shop your store online. Can I do that and if so how? Thanks

bj said...

oh, my...what lovely things. i wish i had a ton of money so i could just buy buy buy!! ;O)
thanks so much for sharing all these pretties with us..

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Lynne, your store is fabulous/! I especially love the white things - urn, etc., and the rooster tray...and everything is displayed so beautifully. Wow! Linda

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, Bored??? I say not!! You have beautiful merchadise. I really love the rusty white stuff. I notice that I am finding myself very.. attracted to that look. But, I don't really see it as just shabby chic. That rooster tray is awesome. I wish I had someplace to put him. This was such a nice thing for you to do. Have a great night! Hugs, Terrie

xinex said...

How fun to go virtal shoping again. My favorite are the place card holders. They'll be perfect for a tablescape in the back porch. How much?..Christine

Wanda said...

Lynn, the shop is beautiful,every thing is displayed so great. I used to do the displays for an antique store, so I really appreciate your decorating eye. Very lovely I wish I could visit in person. TTFN

Anonymous said...

Lynne this is wonderful.I hope you make million dollars.I of vcourse love the rooster tray.And the buunie.Is that a picture ?It is lovely,,,Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. Lynne. Wonderful post. I love the displays. You did a great job. I hope you have a great weekend sweetie! :-)

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful shop -it would be fun to spend time there.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my! It is a good thing I don't know where your store is and I am pretty sure I don't live close by. I could easily blow by budget. Loved the cyber shopping trip - exhausted NO, and ready to go again.

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for sharing all of the Spring stuff with us!! Enjoyed the tour even though I'm just not through with winter yet. It's my favorite season. I know - I'm weird. Sally

9405018--Pat said...

Hey Lynne, I just loved everything.....My favorite is the leaf ball and stand. The whole entire shop looks wonderful...thanks for sharing....Pat

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Wow.... I had no idea!!! What a lovely post and shop.. just lovley !!! Have a great weekend, talk to you soon, xoxoxo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!

What beautiful things! It all looks so refreshing and springy, just what we all need about now!!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hello Pat my friend, thanks for a visit to the shop.. via cyber land.. lol.. I'm glad you like a few of the changes.. talk soon girl.. have a good w/k..
hugs ~lynne~

Envoy-ette said...

Am I too late for dibs on the rooster! Did Sheila already swipe it? LOL!

Belinda said...

Hi Lynne! Oh my goodness! Talk about a treasure trove full of enticing treasures around every corner! I love it ALL, needless to say, and wish I could see the shop in real life. But since we can't all be there in person, this little virtual shopping spree was the next best thing...a real treat. I'm very partial to all of those bunnies, and the white pieces, but gosh, really and truly, its all beautiful. And you have such talent for putting together lovely vignettes. I can't wait to see the place card holders make their debut on Tablescape Tuesday (or is it Thursday now?!) :-)

Lady Katherine said...

I love your shop! I see tons, to buy! I know its hard work, I use to have a florist and gifts. Rooster is great, I love all the candle sticks!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Lynne ~ Oh yes you do have the best job in the world!! I envy you! :) I want that leaf ball and especially that Rooster Tray...oh, he's gorgeous! and I love the apothecary jars filled with all their little bits. So, so pretty! ~ Laurie

Kathy said...

Oh Lynnne it is all inspiring, you do have a wonderful job. I'll take the Apothecary jars, the urns, the pitchers and the laugh blocks please :-), look forward to seeing more from your shoppe, hugs, Kathy.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Oh I missed the shopping trip! I love the metal candle holders... and I really want a couple apothecary jars (don't have any yet)...and I know you have st aside a cloche for me (don't have one of those yet either).... but I need :)

I could spend lots of time and $$ ...sigh... trying to be good (after the holidays)...

Thanks for taking me on your tour...THAT I can afford!


Kathysue said...

Hi Lynne the shop is looking great it was fun browsing and seeing the touches of Eater and Spring.I do love bunnies real or have been a busy lady,don't work to hard.Kathysue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathysue, my friend, thanks so much for visiting. I'm glad you liked the sneak peak into the shop. I hope all is well with you and yours..have a super Sunday.. hugs ~lynne~

Diana LaMarre said...

What a fun trip through your wonderful vignettes. I love apothecary jars, but I don't have any. Mr. Rooster is indeed full of attitude.

I didn't know orbs were called carpet balls. I learned something from tnis post. I love when that happens. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne
Oh what beautiful things you have in your store. Its lovely. I would love to be browsing through there in person.
Now how is it you work part-time in another gift store?
The apocathy jars are so pretty with the balls in them...and everything is set up so cozy...
I made a bunny..well a few bunnies but one in particular I lengthened his feet like the one you have in the picture. I'll have to post on my Emily and Andy. *s*.

Its been such a nice visit.
come by and see me again too.