Happily managed to tuck in a lunch date and an hour of shopping at one of my favorite stores, Dear Lizzie today, along with one of my favorite people, Stacy!
Laura Jarman the proprietress of the store is amazingly talented. Walking into her store always takes my breath away!
And the attached bistro serves great soups, salads and sandwiches ... the sweet spinach salad was food for the gods!
I may not have mentioned that they also have wonderful 'ala frills' clothing ... Stacy 'models' a favorite gown above, while I find it easy to pose behind a butterfly mask.
What a great afternoon, so glad that Stacy was able to get away as well ... thanks for a wonderful afternoon Laura.
The only thing that came close to marring the day, is that Stacy had come ready to buy a sweet 'cake' pennant banner she had seen the last time she visited Dear Lizzie. The trouble is, there were no more ... so ... sad ... so...
I made her one at work today ... between helping our wonderful customers, that is. I have no idea what the one she had planned to get looked like, but I know she loves pink.
Stacy has an online shop called Stacysshabbyshoppe, and she makes the cutest faux cupcakes ... (along with other vintage lovelies) maybe she will use the banner across the cupboard where she stores them! That would be adorable!
Oh and thanks to Karen at Graphics Fairy for this great pink Victorian cake ... it is the perfect centerpiece.
Paper lace, sheet music, German glass glitter, letter cut outs, real lace, seam binding, pink string, ribbon, pink buttons, antique tensile and mercury glass Christmas ornaments compete for attention ... won't she be surprised?