Hello, my lovelies! Well, I might have missed out on Cyber Monday, but I've been working my no-so-little buns off that past week to get the Parsimonia online vintage store back into shape, and wanted to let you know to start checking it again for regular updates of new merch.
And...AND...as a treat to my non-St. Louis shoppers, I'll be letting the new arrivals get settled online for a couple days before I put them out in the store. That way y'all get a chance to snatch it up first, which is my way of say "thanks" for being a fan even though you're far away! ;-)
The newest items will always be listed at the top, and checkout is through PayPal, so once you get to that point, it'll send you over there to finish your purchase, much like they do over at Etsy!
Right now I have approximately 30 items on there (hee-hee), but loads and loads more will start making an appearance over the next several days. So keep checking back!!
Have a great rest of your week!
Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a day of love and gratefulness! I'm sitting here at the store on Thanksgiving Eve, the doors are locked until Friday, and I'm just so, so grateful. Grateful for all the events that have happened over the past two-and-a-half years that have led me to where I am now. Grateful for the constant flow of support from family, friends and a neighborhood that has welcomed the brick-and-mortar store with open arms. Grateful for the repeat customers whose faces and lives become more familiar to me with each visit. Grateful that I am getting a chance to try out my dreams and see how they stick. And grateful that tomorrow and — thanks to my dear friend Chelsie — Friday I get to rest and commune with my family.
I hope that tomorrow (or today, if that's when you're reading this), amid all the food and fervor, we all take a moment to be grateful for the people and circumstances in our lives right now — and remember to love one another. There is a lot of good in the world and in people if we just take the time to notice it. We just need to open our eyes and our hearts.
This past August the hubs and I traveled to Omaha for our niece Nora's first birthday party, and I've finally gotten around to editing the photos to share will you all!
My sweet sister-in-law asked if I would help plan the big day, and she wanted it to have a travel theme, so we did a mix of modern prints and colors with vintage elements like old suitcases and globes, an old pull-down world map and blue Ball jars.
We also took some embroidery hoops, filled them with vintage fabric, and sewed pieces of vintage trim on them to create a hot air balloon. Then we tied some teal berry baskets from them to complete the look!
Mom and dad put their baking skills to good use and made a variety of cupcakes in lieu of one big birthday cake, and we put some hot air balloon picks in them to tie in the travel theme.
My sis-in-law also put together some super cute favor bags with inflatable globes, and her family cooked up some amazing dishes, which we happily ate with Sucre Shop utensils.
When it came time for little Nora to dig in to her first cupcake, she carefully pondered and poked it before happily offering bites to mommy and daddy.
Once everyone was hopped up on sugar, presents were opened, drinks tubs were played in, kids ran amok in the backyard, and then everyone went home with happy hearts and full tummies. :-)
Our other niece, Phoebe, had quite the cute celebration, too, just a week before! Be sure and hop over to Camille's blog and check out the fun!