Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

January 28, 2008

Lily's New Digs!

I am loving every minute I spend in the new store space. Everything looks as thought it was meant to be there, and though it meant displacing our office and all the attendant distress that required, it has all bee worth it.

At right is a view from the courtyard side of the store, with my french art deco desk and the huge Ray Turner canvas of a pierrot looking down over the store. The victorian jewelry case is in the foreground, and farther back the "ribbon wall" is once again in place with the antique and vintage findings and chain in front of it. The new work area is not shown, but I am excited about the huge square table and the people we will fit around it for classes.

Janis Logsdon will be teachnig several classes and Dede Warren will be our instructor for a wonderful art journal class entitled, "In the Company of Women." I can hardly wait. I am planning the open house, which I hope to have soon, but most likely after the office is settled in its new space. And speaking of that, I must get back to work. Monday is my in-the-office day exclusively, and I have much to attend to...


Merci-Notes said...

I have come via Dede Warren. If I lived in Southern California I would be the first one signed up for her class!
I am not sure if this is your new location shown in the photo but it certainly is beautiful and inspirational. Your Ribbons and findings are a definite dream.
Best Wishes to your continued success!

With Kindness,

njamar said...

Mary: Thanks for your kind words. I am having a ball...wish you could come join us! If you ever need anything, email or call...I ship to all my out of state friends! Kind regards, Nancy

Debby said...

In the beginning you may have felt like a fledgling in the Great Blogisphere, but it definitely does not show. Your way of writing is captivating, the pictures are fabulous, and the shop is WONDERFUL!! I am too far away but do so envy those who can visit Fullerton, walk into the doors of Gilding's new digs, and see all the wonders for themselves. To call it simply "eye candy" would be an understatement, an "artist's vision" would be more apt. I look forward to reading more Gilding the Lily posts, and warm heartedly wish you much continued success. Debby