Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkins, Cornstalks and...Lightbulbs?!?

Happy October, Bella's (and Bello's)!

We finished the windows last week--yipppeeee! I think those were the longest windows KAZA has ever had (almost 2 months!). Thanks for being so patient! xox

Okay...straight to business!

First window reminds me of a scarecrow. So we will call that window....mmmm... "Autumn Garden". The "Autumn Garden" window is warmly funky. The sage distressed antique dresser is fabulous. The top is left in its original wood with a bit of wax rubbed in to soften the edges. It is topped off with a massive wicker bowl that can also be hung to display. The old french chair was reupholstered in a burlap ruffle made by an old coffee bag.

The dead tree with the black crows is an idea from a dear friend (Thanks Judy!) and so perfect for an inexpensive, spooky but not an over-the-top scary (coffins, tombstones, etc) Halloween decorating idea. On the wall, "Boo!" written on a chalkboard--made from an old dresser mirror frame! Lighting? A ball of rusted old barbed wire, of course!

The second window is quite fabulous and is my favourite! I call it "Dinner For The Dead". The light bulb chandelier has bits of moss and rosemary and the light bulbs are hung from an at various lengths on an embroidery hoop (two things I love!)-

this makes for an easy and inexpensive terrarium garden, eh? The old frames are hung and inside old pictures turned negative (Printshop lets us do this!)and it looks really spooky!

Some things in the shop that need to be mentioned:

Local Artisan, Sharon Cloud brought over her new line of parfum, lotion and soap called, "Bee". It is a soft scent with lavender & chamomile for relaxation. Neroli & Geranium-alleviate stress. Rose & Ylang-Ylang for emotional uplifting and pink grapefruit!

Bee Calm Spritzer : 13$
Bee Silk Creme: 20$
Bee Sparkly Soap: 6$

There is a very colourful piece in the shop that alot of people have been talking about. It is a piece of art, really. A functioning piece of art by Saad. Saad is an Artist from Iraq who now lives in Concord!

Very talented and sweet person --his pieces each tell a story; heartache, love, happiness, despair....he expresses his emotions through his art beautifully and we are very happy to display his art here.

Saad cabinet: 325$

Another new artisan is Abigail Joy. Her button jewelry has been making everyone smile. There is something very light about her pieces and in meeting Abigail, you would understand why. She is always smiling and happy (Joy!), but is also a strong business woman with a strong sense of what her style is. I was very impressed by this, actually. Look out for her in the future---I am very interested to see where she takes this!

Her pieces are priced:

10$ Earrings
15$ Bracelets
17,50 Necklaces

And now some great news!!
Finally, there will be another way to shop at KAZA! If you become a Facebook Fan, you can shop in KAZA's online boutique (and Facebook Fans get an automatic 10% discount!). The site shows shipping charges, but if you are local, come on by and just pick it up to save on shipping! This is our way of testing the waters in having an online boutique. So, tell your friends, ok? ;o)

That's all for now, kids---need to get back to the Christmas planning for the shop! I think this year will be extra sparkly! :o)

Ciao Bella(s)!