Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reality is Settling in

Hmmm ... where to start this blog post.  I've been so busy over the past few weeks I have had no time to do any writing or blog posts.  I've had it on my "to do" list ... that incidentally never seems to end.  So many other life details and changes have taken priority in the past few weeks I've been preoccupied.  

Within the past 3 weeks the shop has really taken shape and is looking pretty fab.  The endless pile of paperwork is done and I'm starting to feel reenergized and organized.


This is our new shop display!  I took this photo yesterday.  This new display features pink, green, black, white and a touch of Christmas.  Very pretty.  It feels energetic! 
Can I just show you one more picture?

Same sofa, with yellow, turquoise and black, from our spring display at the Summerside shop.  Proving if you use a neutral background, in this case the sofa, any look is possible.  Colours just work!  Change out your accessories for an entirely brand new look.

Today I'm going to share some random pictures of things, thoughts and events which have inspired me recently.  This sparkly table top setting at the shop is one of them.

Wine that is named Open... how absolutely perfect!  I'm liking that...

Now that we're up and running at 98 Fitzroy St we had a small open house to mark the occasion.  I was trying to decide what type of food to have and cake sounded good...

A Moving Designz cake... of course!
I did not know that you could take an image and have it placed directly onto a cake until 2 weeks ago.  I'm not sure how many bakeries offer this service.  Isn't it cool?  All I had to do was bring in my logo image, which they scan and then place onto the cake.  The local Sobeys store did this with 2 days notice.

I also noticed these mouth watering chocolate treats.... while I waited to pick up my cake.  OMG I wanted to buy one (yeah two... all) and just gorge.  Is that why they make them?  So people like me can feel guilty about even wanting one?  I fought the urge took my cake and ran away before I caved.

 Speaking of sweet things... I think these pretty little espresso cups with built in spoons would be the most perfect little dishes for serving individual desserts.  

New News!!! 


Meet Susan Rogers of Blue Mountain Entertainment.  http://www.bluemountainentertainment.ca/index.html
A local film maker I've been meeting with over the last few weeks with a very exciting idea/concept ... Excerpt from Susan's webblog below. 

"In other news, the rumours are true, I am in the very early stages of planning a new reality based Design Show with Susan Snow of Moving Designz. No more news on that yet because we have a lot to sort out but I am hoping we will get an 8 minute pilot shot in  January."...

I guess since she's putting it out there I will too! I told my sister last night who just kept giggling and repeating "are you for real?" As in Reality TV? Yes!  Maybe!

The local paper did an amazing story on my business last weekend called  "Living the Dream"

More Good Karma! 
Another really amazing thing happened last month which I've been wanting to post on... Kelly James, my fellow blogger and friend from Jax Decor http://jaxdoesdesign.blogspot.com/ just happened to stop by for a visit all the way from Ottawa to PEI.   Her and hubby took a vacay to PEI and stayed at Number One Grafton and we got to have dinner and cocktails together.   

This is Kelly's stunning purple bedroom via her website (eat your heart out Ash)  Kelly is a big fan of purple.  You must and I mean must go to her website and look at her beautiful house.  She has such a great eye and her house is to die for.  I luff her style !!! 
I'm loving purple lately too!  Purple + Shoes + Bling = Shoe Heaven 

Proof... right here, right now, my new purple shoes.  Love design and love great shoes.  
Perfect with jeans on a casual Friday :)  Shoe envy?  Kelly has it, Ashley has it ( another purple fan), Anita has it, Karrie has it and a total of 30 odd customers apparently have it too!!!

Back to more random shop images .. this gorgeous white sofa that everybody loves (including me) arrived at the shop last week.  

One more view... with those pillows... I love the whole look, especially paired with the teak storage coffee table, custom graphic pillows and white cutwork accessories.  If you follow me, you will note all my August purchases that I blogged on from the buying show are finally arriving,  yeah!

 The new bedroom display, chocolate, white and green.  Coming into winter feeling warm and fresh.  Peppermint patty anyone?

The new window display... more chocolate, pretty blues and some bling.  I love the mirrored tables.... not to mention the chrome studded chair... oh love!

Large oversized wall clocks just arrived at Moving Designz Home & Cottage

Time to be thankful to family, friends and customers for your kindness and loyalty.  The flowers, the emails, the notes, the phone calls, the drop bys, the words of encouragement, the invites, the hugs, the tears, the dinners, and the unending offers of help.  All very, very appreciated.

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it"   
Many, many thanks ...  :) 

Thanks for reading.  Have a great week!


Jen of Made By Girl said...

LOVELY shop! :))))


this free bird said...

girl you goin' be FAMOUS!!! reality tv star YAHOOO!!


qerat said...

This is a beautiful Showroom. Love the designs and all the colors you have used. Wishing you the best.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

OMG, my head is HUGE! Must be my massive brain ;-) Thanks so much for all the kind words, and for showing hubby and I such a great time when we were in C'Town :-)

Didn't we totally tell you that you need to have your own TV show?! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! What's my job again - writer, I think? ;-)

Love all your store vignettes,and of course the sexy purple shoes :-) Still can't believe you found them in Moncton!

I'm sure your new store and your TV show are going to be super-successful :-) Have I mentioned that you rock? :-)


Ideezine said...


How Grand! I send huge hugs, applauses and giggles. This is your virtual reality manifested successfully. I applaud your team, and team work that ripples outward to others.

May the blessings keep coming this is your time Susan!

Everything looks and feels wonderful. Even if the to-do lists grow items are out of your head, in your sight, and checked completed. Results are proof...everything gets done perfectly!

The people we surround ourselves with join in our growth as well as grow themselves. I follow Kelly and have had many wonderful exchanges with her as well as I have with you. This is truly what Thanksgiving is all about thanking and giving all the best. I support your vision.

Love and Blessings...Cheers!


momma j lee ♥ said...

Oh i wish your shop was in Toronto! :) It looks lovely. Congrats.

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