DESIGNED BY AARON POTTS NYC
When you’re on East Station Street going west, sitting in a line of traffic at the stop sign waiting to turn on Route 59, you might have just enough time to look in the window of the shop. Earlier this afternoon I noticed a gentleman doing just that. I was on hold on a phone call and happened to glance outside and see a man waiting in traffic and simply staring at the window. I tried to wave at him, but he was catatonic. I can completely understand why, because the window display is all doll-ed up for Valentine’s Day. The mannequins have shed their Christmas attire for red and pink skirts with tops made of cards designed by Aaron Potts NYC. The cards are of a woman dressed only in a pink ribbon tied around her shoulders and hips and titled “The Gift of Love.” They cards are made of linen paper with felt envelopes and priced at $5.95 each.
The Gift of Love
When I finally got this guy’s attention he waved and smiled and put up one finger signaling he’d be back. I can’t wait!
I loaded an iPod months ago with music from my husband’s music collection. Most of what I play in the shop is light jazz, inspirational and all around feel good music. I like to play music that doesn’t make you feel tired while listening, nor does it rush you, but sometimes you might forget it’s even playing in the background. Usually I like to fill the space with soothing music to make people feel comfortable.
I Know Where I've Been
But just a few minutes ago, I heard a song that just makes me think of the devastation of the past week, I Know Where I’ve Been sung by Queen Latifah. It’s on the Trav’lin Light CD. I have a few favorites on this CD, but this one just makes me pause… listen to that voice deep within…and maybe I’ll see that light up above showing me the way….because I know where I’ve been….there’s a road we’ve been traveling….lost so many along the way…
Hope for Haiti.
I think I’ll play it again….
I have this small area in my shop near the back with a rack that holds about 50 different large sheets of paper. They are from all over the world; India, Japan, everywhere. They’re about 30″X50″ in size and I sell them by the sheet. They range in price from about $6 a sheet to $20 a sheet. The Japanese papers are near the higher end…but they are stun-ning! Mostly I sell them to clients when they want their gifts wrapped in something very beautiful. But I have some clients that like to scrapbook with them, line books with them or they frame them and then hang them on the wall to fill a bare space in their home. But today, I heard of a new utility for them. She is creating belt buckles from them with an overlay of something clear and black leather. I can’t wait to see this belt. I have got to have one.
Fine Wrapping Paper
TT Patton Wrap