Friday, June 18, 2010

All Shine and Sparkle

From floor to ceiling, Neat Old Stuff is a glittering oasis. Radiant chandeliers cast a gentle light throughout the store from their abode high above the heads of shopping customers. The delicately cut crystals have a loveliness that is so undeniably regal, regardless of the light's size and shape.

Some say that the contents of a woman's purse can reveal a lot about their character, but what about the purse itself? Varying in size, shape, color, and appeal, a lady's purse can give just as much as an impression of their character as the words they say and their manners. Do you carry a vintage leather sling, beaten from years of use and love? I'd say you are a rather relaxed sort of girl, with a special place in your heart for pretty and airy items, such as florals. Do you prefer the big bags with plenty of bling-bling? My guess is that you gravitate towards the fabulous high-heels and love to have all your essentials at the ready; you have your wallet, phone, make-up, book, lunch, movie ticket stubs, receipts from last month's grocery trip... it's all there in case you need it. Perhaps you prefer a bright colored clutch? Girl, you are loads of fun. Parties and hanging out with the girlfriends is something you can't pass up. You are always on the go, and just can't lug around too much stuff. You've got what you need for a great night, and you are ready to go.

Now, what true diva at heart can pass up a lovely pair of earrings? They have the ability to change the entire effect of an outfit, making it more glamorous with tiers of rhinestones, or adding a casual beauty with pale rose studs. Earrings frame the face, like a painting. Lovely pictures have lovely frames, and you deserve the most gorgeous of them all!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It Feels like Home.

Meet Marie.

Marie is a very busy mom, and starts off her day washing the clothes her many children manage to dirty in a such a rapid fashion.

Once the clothes have been washed, dried, and hung to dry, Marie begins the preparations for the Fettuccine dinner and Angel Food Cake dessert she and her family will enjoy.

Marie and her husband enjoy the rare time alone they have to spend together and indulge in a sweet cup of tea (bitter coffee for her spouse) while the children tidy up after their meal.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Critters at Neat Old Stuff

Looking like royalty in her elaborate cage, this bird is not afraid to flaunt her bedazzled crown.  Some say she is a plain bird, but look closer.  She is pondering the workings of her queendom.  "How do I provide for my loyal subjects while the royal coffers are low?", she mulls.  The responsibilities wear heavily upon her.  She instructs, "Let us rejoice in the changing of the season, and shed the heavy mantle of winter!" I'll agree with that.  I won't let the weight of a challenge keep me from soaring skyward.  "IT IS SPRING!  BELIEVE!" she proclaims.

I'm looking forward to the warmth of spring.  These old bones need it!  At Neat Old Stuff, we're sprucing up our nest and weathering the storms of winter passing.   We're excited to plant our secret garden of treasures.  "Secret garden," you might ask?   Yes, it's a secret garden because most of our customers keep us a secret.  Maybe, that's what makes us so special.  It's our customer's own private refuge from the harsh realities of the world around us.  You should see how customers beam when they arrive with a guest.  Oh the delight they take in revealing the wonderland of pink.  I see the envy in the guest's eyes.  As if to say "Why didn't you tell me about this place?"  I witness the glee when we open the door, followed by "How come I didn't know you were here?" and, "How long have you been here?"

Well.....THE SECRET'S OUT!  We're revealing the contents and we hope you enjoy our secret garden!   

As you well know, every garden comes with it's critters.  We have these charming rabbits that claim the Neat Old Stuff  "garden" of goodies as their own.  Perhaps we should change the sign to "Our Garden."

A delightful family of vintage elephant figurines parade the displays of Neat Old Stuff, in preparation to herald in the spring.  We love all the characters of our garden and can't wait to show you the fruits of our labor.  Stay tuned..........