Saturday, November 6, 2010
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Saturday, October 23, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I just ordered my fall decor for my boutique last week....nothing like good ol' procrastination. Truthfully when I went to market in January and again in June...I was disappointed to say the least. Nothing reached out and grabbed me. I was beginning to think that maybe I am just a "hard sell" and was setting my expectations way too high when....these gems made their appearance. I knew immediately they were "Oliver's worthy". These wonderful pumpkins made with genuine pumpkin stems and the most wonderful velvet you have ever seen. All shapes and sizes and dozens of colors. I cannot believe I actually said the words "I think I will skip fall this year and invest my money in everyday decor". What was I thinking? I refuse to be the reatailer that carries the same lines as everyone else in town and just cross my fingers in hopes that my displays and price tags will intice someone enough to chose my run of the mill pumpkins over my neighbors. No...I refuse! Even if it is at the 11th hour I strive to bring my customers and clients the unusual and the unique. I will be introducing my fall this weekend at The Market and truthfully am thankful I ignored those voices in my head that were ready to boycott the wonderful season we call Autumn.
Posted by Oliver's at 6:22 AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Yummy is the first word that came to mind when I found this fabulous fabric. I love all the printed burlap that is floating around out there but often wondered why someone hadn't thought to print on a more "refined" fabric. My house is not fancy by any means but I do love me some (inexpensive) dupioni silk when I can afford it. This fabric is a piece of art all on it's own. Go here to read the story. I am dreaming of the silverware fabric for my dining room. Which is your favorite?
Posted by Oliver's at 5:28 AM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I stepped out of my comfort zone and I feel a sense of calm about it all. I decided to start selling my painted furniture in my boutique and I couldn't be happier. This turquoise piece is the newest to date...everything else sold before I could photograph it. Finally spring fever has broke loose here in Oklahoma. After a successful spring open house I am finally able to take a breather and do some reordering. I ventured out and purchased some different things for the boutique like the cake stand you see in the photo and it sold within hours along with the metal perpetual calenders that are displayed in the drawer of the dresser... those went even quicker! I am always a little leery when I place an order, as one never knows what people will spend their money on... especially in these times. I was reluctant to purchase a lot of spring but I am learning to just follow my instincts and have faith that success will follow. Like my husband says "the good Lord has never let us down" and he will provide. Amen!
Posted by Oliver's at 9:25 AM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I cannot believe it has been so long since I have posted! I have come to the conclusion that I am not much of a multi-tasker but I am working on it. Too much too soon. I have been training for a half marathon and it requires so much of my time. I have let spring sneak up on me this year. My husband and I have decided it is time to plant our dream garden before it's too late into the season. I have to admit I cannot wait to get my hands in the dirt, get some mud on my boots and taste the fruits of our labor. My brother and I are doing this "together" from across the country and I am so interested to see the results as we live in different zones and he is much better at this than me. Thank goodness we have so much in common as we can sit and talk about our interests for hours and we are usually on the same brain wave without even knowing it. (kinda like the twin thing but we are 10 years apart) I wanted to share this with you, as it is my go to for all my gardening needs. Happy Spring everyone!
all photos courtesy of Hen and Hammock
Posted by Oliver's at 8:11 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Just arrived new Pickwick and Co. candles! I ordered some new scents to chase away the winter blues.
Thai Citrus- tart pink grapefruit, ginger, rose, plum, lily, lavender, white musk, green notes, and fruitwood.
Tuscan No.5- hibiscus, sapmoss, apple, black currant, natural petitgrain and galbanum, jasmine, yellow rose, cyclamen, white musk, amber, olibanum, patchouli, and Madagascar vanilla.
Portofino- fresh and modern blend of watermelon,mandarin, passion fruit, marigold, crushed leaves, water hyacinth, tuberose absolute, creme brulee, vanilla, precious woods, and patchouli
Black Pepper- black pepper, lemon, cumin, coriander, ginger, jasmine, and violet leaf, all atop a longlasting base of oakmoss, musk, amber, and patchouli.
My best seller........Honey Tobacco-a warm, comforting accord of vanilla,smoky patchouli,damask rose,geranium, orange honey, and pipe tobacco. Created for men but loved by everyone!
These candles are hand-poured of the highest quality infusions and wax foundations.
60+hour burn time.
I am in the process of presenting these candles in the home tours in Oklahoma City this year. I am the first retailer in the state and am excited to share these quality candles with everyone!
Posted by Oliver's at 8:15 AM