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Monday, November 29, 2010

Dowtown Eugene Holiday Party

It's that time of year again. Our annual HOliday PaRty......blowout bash.........
you know like when the tribes would gather together in the dark of winter and drink and tell stories and make merry......Well dear reader, you are our tribe and this is your time!
Downtown comes alive with music

And drink.......

We always have a few surprise visitors.....

Everyone is decked out in their holiday finery....
and we hope a good time to be had by all....

Please Join us this Friday Dec 3rd from 5 to 8.......and remember all our downtown neighbors are celebrating too plus 5th Street has a big holiday gala and 2nd & Blair Artist's studio sale is happening as well. Bring on the merry and bright!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Fall Palettes

Here I am waxing all poetic about the fiery colors of autumn and this is what I come up with at home....
And while it may look a little drab and forlorn in the photo, there is something kind of peaceful and quiet about all these honey, and beeswax , and wood , and nut colors -

which mirror the landscape outside....

and make me feel all warm and happy inside.
Happy Thanksgiving. And blessings on your meal.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another Special Place

A Happy Birthday to my pal Ted Watson, proprietor of my all time favorite store ever Watson Kennedy. Well actually Ted has two stores and if you're up in Seattle it's worth a visit to both of these shops which are downtown within walking distance of each other.

You will not be disappointed.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Special Place

Oh yeah, it's rainin' and it's gettin' cold. :)

Time to crank up the
Which I had built into the back of my garage.

What can I say? Some people have a nice car. I have a nice sauna.
Thanks to the wonderful woodworker Sean Kelly for building this.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A few words in support of Thanksgiving......

which lately seems to get the short shrift when it comes to being out and about in the world of retail. People, have we completely forgotten what time of year it is? Has Thanksgiving become the Cinderella stepchild to Christmas? Now I'm not saying that you couldn't come into Passionflower right now and find lots of great holiday goodies......I'm just saying that......

This time of year is way too beautiful to not revel in it......candles, and the waning fiery colors of summer and the appearing of the bare branches, and gathering around a table with people you love.......

We do not give up on Thanksgiving so easily here at Passionflower.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Loving the Front Window

Dudes & dudettes, shall we have a little review of some front window displays at Passionflower?
Well yes I think we shall, else what shall I do with these collage photos I just put together?
Except stare at them endlessly.
Photo below is classic Passionflower
......this was our minimal/ botanical phase. We used variations on this window for a long run for the first six months of 2009.....Tara & Becky did the beautiful hanging of the Indian gates.

This year we've been lucky enough to have some talented artisans curating our window. Katie Swenson took the April/Easter/Spring Window seen above.......

Jill Cardinal rocked our world with her heart themed window above.....

And Barb Campell had riots of quiet color in the window for her November show last year.
We are lucky to have so many singular and talented artists in our midsts....
Come shop the store for the holidays and see more of Barb & Katie's work.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our Front Window Display at the Holidays

Happy with how these photos of last years holiday window turned out. Got lucky!

Hmmm , what shall we do with this year's window?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This is What Happens

When you're still figuring out how to work the collage part of picasa and you accidentally select a whole folder....it's like that painting game at the boardwalk when I was a child and it spins around really fast while you squirt paint out of ketchup bottles and you don't know what it's going to look like until it stops spinning. That's what the collage part of Picasa is like...kinda like that.

Like one big Passionflower whirled up into this two dimensional picture...
Kinda scary............

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Here's another collage - three images of this great bee necklace from Cara Mia at Hotcakes Designs....edgy and classic at the same time...And when I take that trip to San Francisco her store Favor on Polk Street in San Francisco is on my go to list.......

Come check out the rest of the Hotcakes Goodies at the store - loads of fun rings under $50 and bracelets too! This is jewelry for when you want to have fun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My New Obsession

For your viewing pleasure..........I've been spending way too much time putting collage photos together but also working hard on photos for the new shopping site....shoppassionflower dot com.....coming soon......so here ya go....a little preview of our jewelry cases.....

My favorite photo collage above .....

From top to bottom: Cast bronze Hermes Medallion, Gopher Jawbone Necklace, and Carved Mammoth Bone Cherub.

\ A little holiday bling.

And we haven't even made it to earrings and bracelets......