Poppy & Ivy … in a pickle

Anyhoo … well I started this story on Facebook but you know those pesky little tiny test boxes will hardly let you talk at all I think that’s why I hate to twitter sometimes. I have a lot more to say. So I’m doing a photo shoot tomorrow in the am and then closing Poppy & Ivy in the afternoon (late afternoon). You know Poppy & Ivy in NE Alberta … if I’ve told you once I’ve told you … well, you know. Amy is having a party mind you and said on her Facebook page that she was in a pickle and you know how I hate for anyone to be in a pickly you know so I offered to close the store because I was not even invited to the party so … long story long I’m closing her store. Wow, speaking of a run on sentence I was ouf of breath after that one. You know how I love to babysit a retail store though. I can shop and shop and shop and shop and … well then I’ll have to close I guess. So sad.

So here I am and since I’m here I figured I might as well take photos. I’ll add those when I get back home.

Xnay on the photos aye. My camera battery was low from the photo shoot in the am. I’ll borrow some from Amy’s blog which is very funny btw.

There were a few people wandering around the different shops and restaurants last night. They were piping in smells from the New Orleans restaurant next door until I was dying.

Photo time:

So photo time wasn’t happening last night. Opened my camera and no battery! But here’s a photo dedicated to my friend Rachel Adams who is missing Mardi Gras very much bad since she’s from New Orleans. Happy King Cake Rachel ….

Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!

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Let Them Eat … Well You Know … Cake

Saturday, Jan. 24 is Poppy & Ivy’s second Birthday Bash. If you know Ms. Amy Holland at all, you know there will be cake, champagne, treats and the ever popular balloon bust (you KNOW you like it!).

Holland says she is every so thankful for her customer’s commitment to supporting local in tough times and “YOU deserve a treat! We look forward to seeing you,” Amy says.

Here’s a few of her new photos of vintage at Poppy & Ivy’s on lower Fremont (1315 NE Fremont).

Love vintage patterns!

Love vintage patterns!

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Did I mention mimosas?

SHOP on!

2nd Friday Art Walk & Sidewalk Sale NE Fremont

“To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless.”
- Marsha Sinetar

Tonight is lower NE Fremont’s Art Walk and Sidewalk Sale including Poppy & Ivy, County Cork, La Bodega, Acadia and Rerun and more. Lots of local artists … shopping, wine and appetizers at the stores/restaurants all located between 7th and 14th from 5 to 9 p.m.

Speaking of Amy Holland at Poppy & Ivy on NE Fremont – she has added Violet’s Handmade Boutique featuring the “Kung Fu Bambini” line of children’s clothing. Hollands says the “store-in-a-store” kids couture clothes from size 0-3 months are “ridiculously cute.” “Her adorable baby clothing including tee’s, cloche hats, booties are made from chenille as well as other fabrics and they sell in four other countries!

We’re SO thrilled with this announcement,” Holland says. “We are two women who love vintage items and support buying handmade and local. We both have minds racing at all hours of the night … figuring how we are going to creat the NEXT big thing. What do we sew, paint, collage, embellish or find next?”

Check out the sale tonight and Violet Craft’s (yes, how could she not be a DIY’er with a name like that?) web site as well.

Check out some of the adorable outfits she has in stock.

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