Thursday, August 28, 2008

sick kids...and retail therapy

Sometimes the best-laid plans...well, you know...they go pear-shaped, as my British friend Jane likes to say. I had intended to post yesterday...then first thing today...but you know, when your kid gets sick, everything else takes a back seat. It's nothing too serious - she got her immunizations yesterday and is having quite a fever in reaction to them - and she's still quite miserable. But to show you her personality - here she is, bundled up on the couch (because she's freezing), she was feeling miserable - but the minute I whipped out the camera, she whipped out her cheesy grin. Future Performers Unite!

On a different note, here's another tidbit from my vacation last week. While we were staying at Black Butte Ranch, we took a trip into the cute little Western-style town of Sisters, Oregon for some shopping and lunch. There are a lot of little antique stores, gift shops and art galleries in the town. Most of the shops have quite a country vibe to them...I appreciate bits and pieces of what they sell, but the overall style is not quite up my alley. Even though I've shopped in this town the last five summers in a row, I made a discovery this trip that made me SO happy - I discovered the cutest little shop called Wisteria Chic. They sell new and vintage items from textile designers. The owner, Debbi, has great taste! She sells a little bit of everything - really fun fabrics with a modern and whimsical flair; homemade throw pillows out of these fabrics (made by the store owner herself!) fun trims and ribbons; cute gift items, sweet aprons and all kinds of items for kids and the home. Here are a few things I picked up:

Handmade pillow cover w/ down insert, made by Debbi (owner of Wisteria Chic) - $28

raw silk pillow w/ beadwork...50% making it $14.95 - when the owner heard me trying to convince my husband, she said she'd sell it to me for $10 'cause it was the last one! Who can pass that up?

and then a few random items...The Preschooler's Busy Book which is 365 crafty ideas to keep your little ones busy, using mostly items you find around your house. And then, two large sheets of paper I'm really excited is covered with chairs (!) in light orange/pink, the other is covered with chandeliers (on the aqua background). Both have a hand-drawn look and I'm planning to either frame them, or use them to back the built-in cupboards in my dining room.

Woohoo! There's nothing like a little retail therapy - especially when you're on vacation! I highly recommend you check out Wisteria Chic next time you're in the quaint little town of Sisters, Oregon.


  1. I hope she feels better real soon!

    I have the Busy Book too. Love it!

  2. Sorry your girl isn't feeling well. Immunizations really do take it out of them. Even my 13-year old slept for a day after his this summer. She's sooo cute! I just want to pinch those cheeks.

    Love the pillows you got. Sounds like a great shop! -Julia

  3. She is the cutest little thing I have ever seen! I HATE the day after shots....! I hope she's feeling better soon! Love the pillows! Jen


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