24 April 2008

Rites of Spring

I've been working on this post since the beginning of the week, trying to upload a great big batch of photos from our recent fête at the shop. Blogger has been playing games with me (must be glitchy this week), so I've finally decided to post with what I have already uploaded and fill in future posts with the extras.

So, bienvenue to Paris in the Springtime at THE BLISSFUL!


Our French Moroccan picnic on a bed awaited customers at the threshold of the shop.


Oh, how everything glowed...


Paper lanterns in the signature colors of our party were suspended everywhere from the ceiling...


Speaking of ROUND things: we caught this expectant mama in our spotty mirror and the effect was too good not to snap...


And did we mention the food?


Naturally, there were sweets in abundance...


And pretty new things for the saison to behold and buy...


In the freshest of colors. Blue--especially cobalt and indigo--have made a comeback in home decor and fashion.


While green in its various hues always feels fresh...


I love the way muted brights--yellows, bright pale blues, and tonal oranges and copper tones--look in the shop. When choosing new colors for your own space, lighting decides a lot of it for you. For instance, simply due to the way the light falls throughout our space, we can't seem to pull off pink in here to save our lives. It just doesn't translate. But blue...blue is always one of our winners. Good thing I've always been in love with that color.


Here I am (on the left) with Alexa from the hilarious blog Cleveland's a Plum. We're so glad to have her as a customer and as a compatriot in blogland. Check this lady out! And hey, all you Cleveland shoppers, we're just about an hour's drive south. Despite numerous pleas for us to open up a satellite store somewhere in the Cleveland Heights area, it just isn't going to happen anytime soon.


A few more of our finds...


Happy Spring! And don't forget that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th. Shop early for our best selection of handpicked splurges for mom. Our staff would love to help you choose just the right thing.

4 comments:

dahlias said...

Abby....the shop looks amazing...I wish I could have made the trip!

Alexa said...

yay!!!! yay!! thank you for the kind words!

although that pic makes me realize that make-up while not a requirement for shopping is a requirement for photo ops!

u haven't stop wearing the necklace and i can't wait to come back.

your store is AMAZING!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Everything looks incredible! I wish I could hop on over there and soak in the yummy goodness!

xoxo

a home far away said...

Oh my so many beautiful things! I love thos paper lanters!

Hugs from Singapore