After months of planning to have our Holiday Boutique, it was time to roll up sleeves and get busy. Since I work in my Studio daily, I literally had to wait to the last-minute in order to clear everything out. I’ve planned all along to paint the floor, re-do the walls, get rid of the ugly lights, etc. Having this event on the calendar made it a priority….. as work and opening a new business had kept this on the back burner.
As an artist my mind is always designing and decorating the spaces around me. It’s this blessing of vision, clearly a gift from God, that keeps the wheels spinning and allows me to create. The frustration comes into play because there are not enough hours in the day to create….. and change….. and build….. and invent and seek out.
There have been so many years in my life where I tried to do it all myself. I did do it all and it didn’t work. I could have never reached the point I’m at…. which by the way….. isn’t close to where I’m going…. if I hadn’t surrendered to the fact that it’s not just getting up everyday and working your tail off!
Believe it or not…. this time last year…. I didn’t know I would be here today. I had been struggling to get out of a bad place in my life. My relationship with God was in an OK place, but I hadn’t learned to listen! (my mama would agree for sure…. LOL) Just last Thanksgiving, I didn’t have enough money to buy a turkey to feed my family. Meanwhile, I pressed forward and helped deliver turkeys and all the trimmings to families in need with Wave City Care….. quietly keeping my painful and embarrassing secret. Thank God I sold a piece of furniture that day and was able to buy groceries. Did I mention I was driving a BMW? LOL! Yes, I’ve had a lot of money…… and I’ve lost a lot of money!
I’ve learned that through my blessings, my prayers, my perseverance, my hard work, etc…… that I can’t do it all myself. Without the obvious help from the Big Man…. I could never accomplish my goals and dreams without my family, my friends and those great people I’ve been fortunate enough to have work with me at CHARTREUSE.
I used to have the mentality of “getting by”. I didn’t have the understanding that I needed to take risks and hire people I didn’t think I could afford. I had a hard time asking for help and lacked the confidence to delegate. I’m proud to say that’s no longer my way of thinking. I COULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT HELP! Take a look at the photos. I did a lot of the work…but so did a few other people. And without their help it would never have happened. (see the event photos on facebook for the latest look of the studio)
So…..THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DAY POSSIBLE! I LOVE YOU…. I APPRECIATE YOU.
This week ALL indoor/outdoor, Sunbrella pillows are 25% off! There are still several pillows left from our Summer inventory ….. so….. get a jump on next Spring and buy now at a great discount! ALSO, several indoor/outdoor pieces of furniture 25% off as well! SO MANY NEW ITEMS IN TOO!
We have so many new items in the Vault that are ready for you to have us custom paint…..or you might want to have something refinished……or you may want to take home and do it yourself! Either way, stop by and check out the new look that’s taking place in the Vault and the Studio. More photos can be found in the albums on our facebook page! Thanks, Cindy
So, I’ve been super busy with the studio, auctions, normal day to day stuff and haven’t had much time to blog the way I like. Tomorrow I promise to update you on a serious amount of info and photos of new artists items and furniture. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Thanks for all the comments and support! I’m almost caught up with my orders since the hurricane and all items should be shipped within the week! xoxo Cindy
So after spending the night getting ready for this crazy chick named Hurricane Irene….and after making piles….miles high…. After removing precious artwork and my tools…..(gotta have the tools)…. I realized that I had wanted to move some stuff around and needed to go ahead and start the improvements to the studio, office and Vault area!
So….as soon as this chick gets out of town….I’m making some changes! And since we’re not going to be able to continue on with the sale…..I’l have another one next week!
I would like to say thank you to Lorraine and her husband and son who showed up to not only secure their items…..but to help me take care of other artists things! Grace and her daughter also came by and offered help, Tim brought sand bags and Scott schlepped furniture with me while Kelsey ran around doing everything she could!
SO THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED! It’s no coincident that these people are in my life….it’s a blessing.
I GUESS I AM GOING TO ECSC TODAY…..for a minute or two…..before I evacuate! This Irene chick has brought an abundance of sick waves for the surfers and I wanna watch!
Stay safe and I’ll see ya next week! Thank you everyone! Cindy
In honor of our earthquake yesterday and Hurricane Irene…..CHARTREUSE IS HAVING A SALE! The less we have in stock when we batten down the hatches…..the better! So, tomorrow and Friday, August 25th and 26th WE ARE HAVING A HUGE SALE!
All armoires and china cabinets are 25% off; CHANDELIERS ARE 30% OFF and several items are as much as 50% off!
Industrial Chic! This old bottle sanitizer and a variety of antique bottles makes a lovely centerpiece. You could also collect as many bottles as there are openings….and use as an organizer…..for your desk, kitchen or art supplies!