Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Week 39... The Color of a Collection

Somebody pinch me... I'm dreaming!  I see a new collection in my future.
Yesterday was my 19th wedding anniversary with my sweet husband.  I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers and visit from his mother.  Yes the Madame is in the house for the next two weeks, visiting us here from France.  I scored some great magazines from her arrival too.   Côté Sud is one of my favorites!

Enjoy your Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

S.O.S.. and Beer Tasting

Received a fun shipment today from the Bottle Hood company out of California.  They make the coolest items out of recycled glass bottles that are reclaimed from local restaurants, bars and events.  Did you know that glass takes more than 4000 years to decompose??  Avoiding a landfill fate, local craftsmen turn the bottles into mini works of art.  Not only does this company have a conscience, they also have heart....
These limited edition tumblers are designed, bottled and brewed in honor of our Gulf Coast.  A portion of the proceeds goes to help the Gulf Shore Clean up efforts.  These bottles are truly amazing!
Also available at Gillyweed are the recycled Coca-Cola bottle necklaces on leather straps.
Glass bangles (set of 2) made from Grey Goose Vodka bottles.
Sapphire earrings made from Gin bottles.
Sapphire glass necklace made from Sky Vodka bottles.
And just for fun.. their #1 selling tumbler,  The Arrogant Bastard Ale.  Are you ready for the 2012 Oktoberfest Beer Tasting event downtown Newnan???  It'll be here before you know it.  Stroll through downtown and visit all our shops and restaurants to taste the finest in micro brewed and imported beer selections. Ticket includes a commemorative glass and a take home beer guide. October 26th, 5-9pm.  Gillyweed is selling tickets for this event.. cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Our beer selection is below... 
Well maybe not exactly a boutique beer but it was on my list of choices.. how could I resist!!!  So come by for a fun night of Jimmy Buffet tunes, free Hawaiian Lays, and a shot of Island Lime Margarita Beer.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Week 38... The Color of Passion

I did not go to one of those big universities that lives & breathes college football.  So when I moved to Georgia, it took a bit of getting used to the love that alumni have for their teams.  Especially here in the South!  I still don't have any interest in football, much to my husband's chagrin, but I can appreciate that passion that surrounds the sport.
Gillyweed participated in the Fall Art Walk last evening in downtown Newnan.  The sweet guy above was one of our many visitors.. no doubt looking for his buddy Luke. (aka sweetest shop dog employee ever).  Thanks "G" for strolling by and giving us our color this week!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Come take a walk with us... Art Walk that is

Our annual Fall Art Walk will be going on tomorrow night, Friday Sept. 21, from 5pm-8pm.  I sure hope you will venture down to Gillyweed on your stroll and come say hello to Emily and I.
 we will be featuring several artists at Gillyweed this year.  Sharon Kopko from Baubles By Eli will be displaying her newest collection.
Charlotte Scarce is no stranger to Gillyweed... we love displaying her art all around the shop.
We will also have several Encaustic pieces from Valerie Dumas and Gail Ross. 
 We have changed the store around to best display our new fall merchandise.  I'm loving these velvet pumpkins right now, $8.00 each.
 Our Halloween vignettes are always most talked about....
 New are the solar lids that fit standard mason jars.  How perfect for outdoor lighting, holiday decorating, weddings, parties, endless possibilities. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Week 37... The Color of Motivation

What a beautiful week we have had weather wise... I loved being able to keep the shop door open for the entire day!  The crisp mornings and fall like breezes inspired me to change up our front windows.
We got in these incredible wicker bird houses at the shop this week and I knew I wanted to hang a few of them in the left window with some of our feathered friends.  The chiffon peasant blouse is also a new addition to our Gillyweed collection.
The right side front window is still undergoing its' transformation and will be revealed next week.... here is a hint, I'm finally able to use all the creepy doll heads I've been collecting!  I think I may have to go out and get a pumpkin or two!!


Friday, September 7, 2012

Week 36... The Color of Crazy

It's been a crazy week I tell ya!!  The Labor Day sale was a huge success but had me scrambling all week long trying to fill some large holes in the shop.  Daily shipments of Halloween and Christmas merchandise are arriving and my family is sick of stepping over boxes.  So it was nice to get out of the house today and spend some quality time with these crazies!  How could I resist not taking pictures when they put on cute little hats for my amusement!!
Before they yell that my picture didn't get posted on this blog... it was Niki's fault for taking a blurry picture.  Took this one instead of how I was feeling this week on the inside... crazy!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

You have my permission....

You have my permission to go ahead and purchase that chandelier you saw while out junkin' today... I know it had an unsightly chain & cord and I know that chain was that awful brass color.  But it's going to be alright because you can now get beautiful chandelier covers at Gillyweed!!  Really.. it's okay!!  You have my permission!
Chandelier covers come in bleached jute and natural linen.  Turn any chandelier into a show piece instantly.  $12.95 each.