Bright + Pretty for the Weekend

September 7, 2012

Well, I won’t deny it…I’m wiped! I’m no stranger to pulling things together under pressure but, as I shared with Rachel in a phone chat this week, opening a store is like organizing a market on some major steroids! And it’s semi-permanent so keeping the big picture in mind makes things a whole lot trickier than a one-weekend event. And, we’re on a tight budget and an even tighter timeline at this point. So actually, even with 4 other dedicated partners,  there’s no comparison! Setting up shop is not for the faint of heart but, despite the fact that we’re all beyond exhausted, it’s all of the creative projects that we’re tackling that are keeping us going. The shop is looking gorgeous (sorry to brag!) and its pretty amazing to watch it all come together as a combination of our styles and tastes…it’s as if we’ve all been shopping with the same colour schemes in mind for months! The forecast is for heat and sunshine this weekend and odds are pretty good that I’ll be painting something or entering inventory at Spruce, although pics like these make me want to play hooky and enjoy a quiet coffee or two…

Home of Jen Ramos by Janis Nicolay

Katie’s Pencil Box

Geninne’s Art Blog

Norske Interior Blogger

DIY Quilt Light by Tamara Maynes via The Design Files

What do your plans hold for the weekend? Off to enjoy our mini heat wave or catching up around the house? Whatever your plans may be, enjoy :)





1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 09.07.12 at 1:34 am }

We’re actually due a weekend of warmth and sunshine here in London, too, so I’m hoping to soak up the final rays of summer! Have a good one and don’t work too hard, Lily!!! :)
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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 09.07.12 at 6:38 am }

so pretty :) lovely post
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3 helinda { 09.07.12 at 9:58 am }

I am so excited for you Lily and all the girls at Spruce. This will be a local hit!

4 Birch + Bird { 09.09.12 at 10:42 pm }

Thanks so much Helinda! Can’t wait to have you come by to see the new space :)

5 Sheila @sZinteriors { 09.07.12 at 4:47 pm }

You must be getting so excited, Lily! I had some painting on the agenda, and got one coat on yesterday, but the heat here is incredible. So I’m on hold – even yesterday the paint was starting to dry super quick – eeek! Good luck in this next week leading up to your opening. Have a great weekend, and I hope you get to have one little moment like in your photo!
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6 barbara@hodge:podge { 09.08.12 at 2:36 pm }

I am excited for you! I can’t WAIT to pop in and see you and the others work their magic. No doubt you will all have created a fabulous space and it will be “the” place shop!

7 Birch + Bird { 09.09.12 at 10:43 pm }

Thanks all! Hope that you all tackled some projects and got to squeeze some sunshine into your weekend :)

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