Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's cold outside, but Spring at Just A Second

They seem to be saying, "Aren't we cute!", and indeed they are.

They are cheery and bright and smell so good. Tuck them anywhere - Easter baskets, vases, bowls, whatever...makes everything a bit happier.

Here they are in context at the shop, 
greeting you as you arrive.

Vintage Japan Irish Coffee Set in perfect condition
Sorry Birdhouse is SOLD

and love these pins - fabric yoyo quilt pieces buttoned up cute as can be and made into pins for your lapel, hat, purse, whatever.

We scrounge and search and discern and create, so you don't have to, helping you decorate your home or find the perfect gift.  We are so green, helping to respect the earth and your budget with previously appreciated niceties and hand crafted items by Tina Rippy. Don't forget, treats await you every Saturday, and we love company.  

Wonderful green dresser (speaking of green)
decked out in Spring finery.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

It's that time of year, time for reds and pinks, flowers and silver — all those romantic accessories that mean Valen†ine's Day. 

Yes, that's Elvis on the mantle along with kids' wedding photos and red staffordshire plates. The only thing not visible is the red toile wingback chair. May have to add that.  It was recently the subject of a facebook message exchange because it was the same print as a whole bedroom of the same pattern in a recently purchased home by one who loves simplicity.  Obviously, not a good fit. 
 Fortunately, paint works miracles.

At any rate, busy day today, so off to the store and the shop.  Valentine goodies are blooming all over the shop from hand crafted hearts by Tina to beautiful red vases, to vintage valentines mini clothes pinned (or pegged, as my English friend would say) to a ribbon clothes line, little touches that bring the
celebration home. Treats for the eyes and tummies await you at Just A Second