Monday, March 30, 2009

I've been Smittened!

This past weekend my husband and I took a little excursion to a quaint little suburb of Dallas named McKinney. Well let me tell you.....! I've been Smittened, Literally! Not only by one of the most aesthetically pleasing shops but the most innovative and lovely place to frequent for all you home and altered art needs! There motto is "Reuse~ Repurpose~ Refresh". While paroozing all of the goodies I was having a conversation with my McSweetles husband about Stampingtons', "Marie Antoinette Magazine" and A woman happen to overhear and we began to talk....coincidentally she and group of others who were present are currently registered to take My Crepe Paper Spun Heart class this summer at Paper CowGirl! The Fab Four were Cheryl Bass of Bassic Living , Alisa of Life Is A Beautiful Place To Be, Nina Little of Little Moment Of Peace, and Donna Garcia! These four women made me feel so special that day and I just wanted to say,Thank you from the bottom of my crepe spun heart!
Owner Karen Dawkins was the most gracious and very accommodating after all the hullabaloo we caused! When you some time, take a stroll over to her shop Located in Mckinney ,Texas 118 E. Louisiana Street and don't forget you checkbook!

These little ledger books were a must have and the mini vintage music sheet book had to come home with me as well!








I ended up with vintage die cuts, paper poesies, seam binding, German crushed glass~the yummiest colors, vintage old book pages and yes that is correct what you see in the background!Bed springs~Shh, it's a secret what I am going to do with those babies!




It all looks so yummy!!!










Have a creative and productive day!

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9 comments:

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

We are "Smitten", too, Ann-Denise! We love Smitten and had so much fun meeting you and getting to chat with you! Can't wait to get together at Paper Cowgirl and for your sure-to-be inspiring Crepe Paper class! I'm so glad I "overheard" you chatting with your husband! For once my "nosiness" led to something GREAT! :)

Alisa said...

It was great getting to meet you. It's a good thing I have a "nosey" friend. ;)

I can't wait to see what you do with the springs.

Enchantments and Giggles said...

Once, again, I wish I lived closer to you and Texas! My Easter eggs (cascarones) have arrived and they are exquisite! You work always is. Thank you so much! I am sure the recipients (my friends and family) will be thrilled with them.

the wild raspberry said...

love all your goodies....
chasity

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Wow! I, too, am smitten! You hit a gold mine with all of your must haves from that shop. Can I please hop on a plane and meet you for a girls day out topped with a fun shopping experience at that store? Checkbook? I don't think a checkbook would do. I'm afraid I would have to bring a Cashiers Check from a bank after I signed my life away on a promissory note to have the kind of funds I'd want to spend at the shop. I am so tickled for you. Can't wait to see what you make when you use some of it in your art!


JD

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Paula Clare said...

I would so LOVE to be in your class! Even your blog banner makes me drool! GORGEOUS! Sign me up for the paper cowgirl giveaway! If only Texas weren't "a whole nother country!"

terri said...

Wow, you did find the goldmine. I happened onto that sweet shop just around Christmas and had to go back 2 weeks later. And I live 6 hrs. away!! Can't wait to meet you at Paper Cowgirl and put me in for the drawing. yee haw!!

cindy said...

How funny that you all where there at the same time. I LOVE that shop. We where over there just recently and it is gorgeous! Another you might want to check out as well is Cesare Antiques (just a block over). She has an "art bar" just full of old photo's, epherman and more. It's great fun. You found some lovely things.

-c

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

WOW that is soo wonderful! Yeah you a celeb! HOw fun! I love all of your goodies and I can imagine what you will do with those bed springs~ super cute~ terrific for christmas tree toppers too!
Warmly,
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