Thursday, January 28, 2010

IT'S COMING!! Issue #2 Of Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine!!

Oh yeah....

It's coming our way...

Want to

Or do you need some more pics to convince you?


It's gonna be another

big batch of



Shipping in a couple of weeks...

or sooner if we get them sooner.

Isn't life grand??


Great way to start a weekend, huh?


Monday, January 25, 2010

A Window Shade Project, A Book Search For A Customer, And Some New Items! WHEW!

So... long time no talk!

Well, long time no shop talk.   :)

To say it's been busy is, well

a ridiculously crazy understatement.

Life as we previously knew it (as in a few years ago)
is gone, baby, gone.

Hours spent at the shop/at my desk there are
innumerable and I think it best to start getting used to it
and realizing that it is the new "normal" and not just
"a season of busy-ness" anymore!

And you know what -- that's awesome.

I'm soooo thankful and my heart is so full and blessed by it all.
How can anyone NOT love working like this?

I'm surrounded by all things beautiful and there is always a fun, "festive" vibe
in the air -- could it get any better?

Okay -- meeting called to order now, and we have some
business to attend to!    :)


I have a customer who is desperately seeking a copy of the
Jeanne d'Arc Living book "French Atmospheres" and it is no longer available
anywhere that I can find.   We sold out of all our copies and I don't know of any
place to direct her, so I told her I would go to "my sources" our here in blog land...
If any of you purchased a copy of the hardbound book called
French Atmospheres In The Nordic Style from us (or anywhere else, for that matter)
and are willing to part with it (for a price) I just may have a buyer for it.

If you are interested in getting with my customer about selling her your copy of the book,
please email me and I will put the two of you together and between the two of you,
you can reach an agreement on price, payment, etc.

I know she will sure appreciate it and so will I,
since she pre-ordered a copy from us last year
and then we ended up NOT getting the books somehow.
So, I feel somewhat beholden to her
and would love to see this work out for all parties.

Let me know -- and I'll put you two together.

I got an email from my sweet customer, Debbie, who wanted to show me the window shade she created from one of those fabulous jute/burlap grain sack rugs.

Oh my -- it turned out as beautiful as I always thought it would!

We suggest on our site that you can certainly use the rugs/runners for way more than just
floor use and she actually DID IT!!

Look at this!!!

Is this not just

Back when I painted our kitchen, one of the first things I did was measure the
windows for possibly using the rugs as shades for the kitchen windows,
 but the windows
were bigger than the either size we carry... bummer.

Thank you SO MUCH, Debbie, for sharing your handiwork with us!!
Your window looks incredible!


Just got in these wonderfully thick, sturdy charcoal grey striped towels in and they are MY FAVORITE EVER!

They are sold individually and are the perfect kitchen towel, but they work equally well as an oversized Euro-style bistro napkin at the table.  You're gonna love them!  

These galvanized "number" stools are back in stock and their

industrial-quality good looks must be very in demand because

we already have only one left until our new supply arrives!

Below is one of the hearts made by my daughter, Olivia,
according to my specifications and she did a FABULOUS job!

ALL proceeds
from the sales of these hearts will go
directly to her "fund" to help pay for two mission trips this year --
one Ethiopia
and another trip to China!

So, these hearts will not only beautify your space, but will be a direct
blessing to her -- and in turn, those she goes to minister to this year around the world.

And again, if any of you has a copy of the
French Atmospheres book you are willing to part with,
please let me know and I'll put you in touch with Teresa -- you'll
make her a very happy lady!!    :)

Great "visiting" with you all again!!

Missed ya!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Evidence of Miracles... Remember Little Amos Who SO Needed To Come Home From Haiti???

We cannot appreciate the miracle of a sunrise

unless we have once waited in the darkness..."


Thank you ALL so much for your prayers for Aaron & Jamie Ivey to get their son Amos out of Haiti safely... 

no one could have expected the 


answer they would get...

Aaron and Jamie Ivey (and countless other adoptive parents) waited in the darkness not 

only figuratively for years, but literally all night last night 

after getting word out of the blue that their sweet Amos was

being placed on a cargo plane in Haiti was heading to Florida!

Read the following excerpt from Aaron's Twitter account 

to get the 

"rest of the story...."

(Start reading at the bottom to get it all in chronological order)

Frsh showr-new clothes-ready for ATXhomecomng  ATX airport! Hes bringing more vibe to ATX

First escalator ever. 

  1. RT @jamie_ivey In his mommas arms Tweetie

  2. First picture. The one we've waited for 2.5 yrs. Amos here in USA. Tweetie

  3. Howerton's son out. This is impossbly hard. These kids come out devastated, scared, &unfamiliar with evrythng. 1 of hardest things I've seenfrom Tweetie

  4. Nap time on the floor.Airport floor isn't as hard as it looks. Lights are bright. Wondering if Amos has slept any tonight?
    from Tweetie

  5. "it could still be hours..." latest word we got. go to bed people. It could be a while. Crazy. Frustrating. Amos is here in this building.from Tweetie

  6. Whew. 4am here. Sun up soon. We might be heading straight to Orlando airport &skipping hotel. We know nothing. Feeling out of loop.from Tweetie

  7. from TweetieTrying to pass time. Media from ABC is here. They've been here for a LONG time! No news... Red cross says stil workingfrom Tweetie

  8. Lots of people moving around here... I see people with badges... They look like they know something I don'tfrom Tweetie

  9. Sleep is overrated. Stay up with us. Grab a snack. RedCross just brought us ComfortKit snacks Tweetie

  10. We just heard they are finger-printing kids right now. I hope Amos knows his mama & papa are CLOSE!!from Tweetie

  11. Food court has become holding pen for adoptive parents. All eager & anxious. Tweetie

  12. Ok looks we have a party tonight. Looks like a bunch of late-nighters waiting up with us for Amos! Twitter rocks. No news. Waiting...from Tweetie

  13. Ok who's staying up with us to see the first pic???from Tweetie
    Still waiting. They are processing all their papers... Come on!!! Theres about 20 of us here...ready...waiting...

  14. Orlando airport Jamie is happy are all waiting in the Sanford Airport food court. Any moment now they will release the kids... What an epic moment this is.
    from Tweetie

  15. Landed in Orlando. Getting rental car & driving to Sanford, FL to meet Amos. Should be a 30 min drive.from Tweetie

  16. Praying for the rest of the kids from our group to get out of haiti tomorrow. Not ALL made it but they ARE coming soon! Pray for them now.from Tweetie

  17. We will see our boy on US soil in a few hours. Ohhh myyyyyyyyyy gosh.from Tweetie

  18. We are all crying &shaking-God just did impossible-Woodlnds to Hobby, purchsed tikts, thru security &on plane in 1hr. Thank u SW airlines!from Tweetie

  19. Oh my gosh Southwest held our plane!!!! We are on way to get Amos!!!! Thank you God. Another mountain moved!! Crying in row 20from Tweetie

  20. I will post when we have a solution for flightfrom Tweetie

  21. Anyone in Houston that has a plane that just happens to be fueled up? My son is getting in Orlando late night. Let's do this.from Tweetie

  22. Just got word that Amos is on a bus to get on a military plane right now to Orlando. No flights out tonight. We need a jet or a spaceshipfrom Tweetie