Thursday, October 1, 2009

What a weekend...Part 2

After our shopping expedition we headed over to Gilding the Lily for their Friday night trunk show. The store was full of giddy artists perusing the beautiful items Nancy had to offer. Please make sure to pop over to her blog to see some of the sites. Holy cards, gorgeous rosaries, reliquaries and much more. There was a definite buzz in the air as customers greeted each other with hugs and shared what treasures they had found.

Here are a few photos I snapped of some of my favorite things at the Lily.

The ribbon wall...

A peek inside the glass cabinet...





Truly wonderful treasures surround you from the moment you walk in to the store. The longer you look the more you uncover. I could spend days just enjoying it all.


Saturday and Sunday Iva and I taught back to back classes with wonderful new friends. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

My Sunday Vintage Cabinet Card class. I was thrilled with the way that everyones art work turned out so different. From purple to pink to Pearl's ah-mazing creamy dreamy doll dress. Absolutely wonderful.


Marilyn (right) and Sharon. Marilyn took all 4 classes that Iva and I offered. Saturday she left early to go to a baseball game. What a trooper...she must have been exhausted by the end of the weekend!!
Some snaps from Sunday's class. The ladies all worked so hard...
Where are my Saturday ladies??? I didn't take any pictures. ;--{




I love Ancee Grandma's face in this snap...

These are the ladies from Saturday's class...sunning themselves in the front window of Gilding. Didn't they do a fantastic job sculpting?

Sweet Carol signed up for both of my classes and then her transmission died and she couldn't make it. We missed you Carol...we named her teacher's pet for the weekend (even though she wasn't there) !!


And this is the gal that made it all happen. She kept me laughing all weekend. She has never ending energy and a permanent smile on her face. She is the best! Thanks for everything Mz. Dede... p.s. I adore your pink witch !

As Iva and I headed home on Sunday night, reliving the wonderful weekend we had, I summed up the Lily as this. Gilding the Lily is a female version of Cheers!...without the bar. A place Where Everybody Knows Your Name. A place where you become a part of the Lily family as soon as you walk in the door. A place where you are met with a smile, a hug and greetings of Sisterhood. Nancy has built a real gem...I only wish it where closer.

Thanks Dede and Nancy for allowing us to be part of the Sisterhood even if only for a weekend.

To learn more about Gilding the Lily you can pick up Romantic Homes. The October issue has a wonderful 8 page article on Nancy and the store.

Note to self...take more pictures next time!

4 comments:

carole said...

Hi Colleen:
Nancy & DeDe sure do know how to have a party (I mean classes : )!!!
Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. I will meet you one day as I use to live North (San Francisco) and need no reason to come up : )
peace
artfully yours,
carole

Dede Warren said...

Thanks Colleen for your wonderful spirit, and generosity as a teacher. I have heard from several of the students, all saying how much they enjoyed the classes you and Iva taught. It was a wonderful weekend and we look forward to doing it with you again come spring!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Colleen, I was so sorry to be out of town this weekend, would have loved to meet you & Iva and take the classes. It sounds like you had a fabulous time!:)
xo Lidy

rochambeau said...

This is great! Glad Carole could be there too!

xox
Constance

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