Tuesday, December 7, 2010

stuff those stockings with jewelry!

 { Knot Bead Bracelets ~ $9.00 }
  { Statement Emerald Necklace ~ $30.00 }
{ Polished Tagua Bracelets ~ $24.00 }
{ Fresh Water Pearl Earrings ~ $33.50 }
{ Bold Bead Cuffs ~ $10.50 }
{ Braided Cuffs ~ $10.50 }
{ Hand Painted Wood Bangles by Marion Grizer }
{ Sea Glass Jewelry by Meg Carter}
{ Preppy Bracelets ~ $33.00 }
{ Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Hoops by Stephanie Webb}

All the jewelry pictured above is available at Not Too Shabby. Please call (843.497.1180) or e-mail us at NotTooShabbyStyle@yahoo.com with questions or orders.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

we ♥ handmade

Every chance we get, we buy locally and U.S. made products. And we really LOVE handmade products! These amazing crocheted hats have been a huge hit at our little shop. It is a huge honor to meet such wonderfully talented people and to be able to help promote their wares. Please continue to support your locally-owned boutiques and artists! We REALLY appreciate it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

be still my entrepreneurial heart


Breckenridge, Colorado
We just got back from a quick trip to gorgeous Colorado. It's a little brown this time of year, but still full of beautiful scenery. Colorado is a state that really values their locally owned shops & I love that! Especially in a time where big box stores seem to be taking over. If only I could afford to open up a second location, I might choose one of these great spots. Boulder deserves a huge mention...their downtown consists of around 80% locally owned shops and restaurants. Bravo Boulder! And Breckenridge's main street shops were mostly located in old historical Victorian homes. Colorado you rock! 
Black Hawk (lower) and Central City


Georgetown, Colorado


Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder, Colorado

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FarmHouse Fresh

Inspired by the wonderful treat Whoopie Pies, this whipped shea cream smells like white velvet cream and moist layer cake! Made with supple butters and Vitamin E packed Jojoba and Soybean oils, it can help even the dryest skin.

Not only a great moisturizer, but it comes packaged in this gorgeous glass cruet! It will leave you soft and smelling like warm sweet cream.
Seen in nearly every magazine on the stands, this wonderful product seals in moisture and brings color back to your tired tootsies! And the smell is heavenly...warm cinnamon, sweet cloves and honey. Yum!
One of their newest and fastest selling products, One Fine Day will cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Gentle enough to use daily and is 98.5% natural!

All these products can be found at Not Too Shabby, e-mail (NotTooShabbyStyle@yahoo.com) or call us at 843.497.1180.
photos via FarmHouse Fresh

Monday, October 11, 2010

EASY BREEZY BEACHY

Wouldn't it be cute to have a little writing desk like this in between two twin beds! It would be perfect in a guest room for writing those vacation postcards (hopefully people still do that). Really cute!
photo via Coastal Living

Sunday, October 3, 2010

SUNSET AT SUNSET

A few photos from a show we attended at Sunset Beach, NC, this weekend! We love doing these types of shows and would like to do more...so please let us know if there are any we should consider. It was a great opportunity for us to be in front of a lot of people and a fantastic way to find new customers!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

reclaimed wood artwork


"I Love You Much" Art Print,  26" x 26" ~ contact us for more information


Thursday, September 23, 2010

crisp fall evenings

Hayrides, picking apples at the orchard, pumpkin laced desserts, cool evening walks, harvest time, and warm, rich scents...all come to mind when Fall rolls around. Can't you just picture yourself curled up with one of these Dash & Albert throws, sitting around a bonfire, drinking apple cider (of course). What's even better is that they make great beach blankets as well. We have a great mix of colors coming in next week! And oh yah, they are only $58.00!
photo via Dash & Albert


Thursday, September 16, 2010

halloween inspiration




My favorite holiday of the year is fast approaching! Love, love, love Halloween! Let me introduce you to yet another legendary boutique in Kansas City...The Curious Sofa. Its owner, Debbie Dusenberry, is known throughout the retail world for her unique and unorthodox retail displays. I am in awe of her creativity and love what she does for Halloween especially!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

i have fallen in retail love

I thought I had died and gone to retail heaven! I finally got to visit the legendary Nell Hill's store in Kansas City last month during my trip home. I have run across this store and its owner, Mary Carol Garrity, countless times online and in magazines but had never gotten the opportunity to stop in. Wow! The Briarcliff location (second location in Atchison, Kansas) is two stories of retail goodness and if it weren't for our kiddos tagging along, I'm pretty sure I could have wandered around for hours.

Mary Carol not only owns Nell Hill's--as well as Garrity's (an antique store in Atchison)--she has also published a few books on interior design and created a wholesale line called Mary Carol Home Collection. AND she does seasonal open houses at her historic home in Atchison as well. My Mom (who by the way passed down her love of shopping gene to me) is attending her fall open house as I type and I can NOT wait to hear all about it!



photos via the Nell Hill's website

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a barn store?


There is a fascinating thing going on in the West (Texas & Oregon mainly) and that is the "barn sale". This idea has intrigued me like no other. If I ever (God forbid!) close my little store, I'm moving to the country and finding myself a cute little barn to set up shop in!
From what I have gathered, these barn sales are held a few times throughout the year. They may house goods from one vendor or many. The highly unique inventory consists of various merchandise: architectural salvage, antiques, vintage frames, chandeliers, upholstered pieces, linens, collectibles, and a ton more.
Two of the biggies I have discovered are Tarte and Barn House, both located in Oregon. These barns can hold a candle to any store as far as I'm concerned...they are beautifully merchandised and far exceed the creativity of the average store.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

dainty little gems






We have discovered something during these trying times in retail. And that is, while women may hold off on buying a new wardrobe, they are continually discovering ways to create new looks with accessories and jewelry. We could not pass this jewelry line up and we are sure you won't be able to either! Did we mention that all the pieces we ordered are under $50.00? Coming soon!

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