Thursday, February 4, 2010

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today is bring your blogging buddies to work day! i hope you enjoyed. i left out the best part, where we went for lunch. next time perhaps. owen would like to come i think, but he would eat everything in sight. i'm the manager, i just can't let that happen.


:)

p.s. i hope your enjoying your day where ever you are, come back and visit me anytime, i'll be here a few more hours!

30 comments:

  1. Oh Lori, what lovely things! That giraffe, and those tiny cups! Somehow I thought you were selling old furniture, but this is all so much fun to look at. Can I come back tomorrow and spend the day with you? I`ll take care of Owen and be real quiet, I promise.

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  2. I need to come back more often. I could get lost here.

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  3. I love your workplace - so much better than mine (just rows upon rows of cubicles :(

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  4. Thanks for bringing us to work with you today Lori.

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  5. I recently discovered you and very much enjoy visiting your wonderful blog. What a lovely environment for work! Also, Owen is so adorable! I can understand how you couldn't resist taking him home.
    Best wishes!

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  6. A lovely working place. I love going to curiosity shop just looking and enjoying cute, pretty and quirky little things there.

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  7. Ciao Lori!
    I love where you work, I imagined it exactly like that!

    Thank you for taking us with you, especially for the mermaid in the mirror!


    Big hugs
    Lola xx

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  8. Hey Lori,

    Ok.... so I could do some damage in your store! Everything is soooo appealing to me.....yikes!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog....btw.... I not only have a art supply problem but you can throw shoes in there also...lol!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. I would LOVE to work there, Lori! You are a lucky ducky for sure.
    I would never go home!

    Your blog is looking beautiful with your bits and pieces added.It is very comforting and welcoming....sigh

    I think I will pull up a comfy chair and have a quick cuppa with you before Haylie wakes up. Shhhh.....xx♥

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  10. Lori,
    I feel as though I was there right along with you. The shop looks delightful ... whimsical. I think it is all of the beautiful colours. Good place to spend time and I wish I could browse further. Thanks for taking us along.

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  11. Such pretty things! Is that where you work? Oh I am jealous :D. I had fun reading the post. Great pics too!

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  12. Lori, is this where you work?!? The things in the store look like so much fun! Not at all like the stuffy antique stores here in Savannah! I would love to come shop! And hang out with you! And chat! And play with Owen! Thanks for this glimpse into your world! And...you are simply gorgeous!! Love, Silke

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  13. when was the last time i've seen a smile so kind?

    lori, at first i thought this was your house and i'm saying to myself, 'oh my god, her HOUSE looks like that?' when i saw the blue bookcase with all those fab kitchen doodads, i said, 'oh my god is she even more interesting that i thought,' which i didn't think was possible.

    so i'm kind of glad this is where you work so you won't be sooooo cool that maybe i am not sufficiently cool enough to be your friend.

    not to say that i don't know your house is indeed cool too.

    (ok, stop now kj, you could go on about nothing indefinitely) (oh but just say you love that smile one more time)

    lori, your smile is great.

    :)

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  14. geli it is fun! even the old furniture, it's all wonderful. did you know i had a german couple in today and i thought why couldn't it be you? (they were charming though,so sweet)
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    rosaria, maybe you can on one of your trips south, it's a nice stop on the way down!
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    bhavana, it's probably safe to say the pay is a bit better? but i do enjoy it very much.
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    hey meagan, thanks for coming.
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    thank you nancy and welcome! i've had the most enjoyable time visiting you also, i think we have mutual friends, it's a small blog world isn't it?
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    thank you housewife, it's true, it's fun to look and sometimes bring home something you can use and love too.
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    ciao lola! ah that's great, i like that. hope your staying cozy and warm in the north of sweden. i am sure i would freeze my tail off (mermaids tail). :)
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    manon, that's ok, i could add books and handbags. oh really, i say why fight it? i'm glad you enjoyed all the vintage charm!
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    thanks natsy, i am lucky and very happy there too.
    can we wake haylie now? oooh little baby blossom (owen would adore her)!
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    lyn, i'm really glad you enjoyed, it is a lovely place to be, most of the time it doesn't feel like work, there's a lot of life in well loved items. i love vintage.
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    chaitra, it is and thank you! we have 2 shops within walking distance and i manage both, both equally charming!
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    thank you silke, i think our shops are more vintage than antique. many items are repurposed, the original green! it is fun, come and see!
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    ah kj, gee man. thank you and you could have kept talking, i love reading your comments.
    my house is not as cool that's for sure, but i'll show you when i do that couch post like you did.
    (i am glad i don't live in this 100+ year old building with no insulation or heat and holes in the roof!) fun for work though. :)

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  15. How I`d love to surprise you one day, Bonnie Lori, wearing shades and a huge hat, and talking with a thick German accent, haha! And then we`d roll over, giggling, on the floor with Owen, trying to be real careful not to smash those lovely glass showcases, and you`d show me every single item, and I`d help you talk with your German customers. And in the evening we`d go surfing...Then I`ll be the Little Old Lady from Pasadena, and you the mermaid of Carpinteria...
    Oh my, what joy in fantasies!

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  16. Lori, thanks so much for visiting and I very much appreciate your lovely comment!

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  17. What a wonderful place to work! Owen is so darn cute. I wish I had a puppy to love!

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  18. Delightful. And a fun idea for a post. I work from home but do have a four-legged buddy!

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  19. Lori..oh...am i glad to see all of this..you live in Carp...I used to live in Santa Barbara...MANY years ago...

    I LOVE your kitchen...looks like mine too

    My husband John is a surfer...LIVES for Rincon...

    We lived for 27 years in Cambria before moving back to our hometown SLO..

    I have a red toy poodle that I got 14 years ago...in Santa Barbara...

    we got him from a man named clinton chase..

    my poodle is named Butterscotch but we call him Buddy..

    Owen looks EXACTLY like Buddy did when he was a puppy..where did you get him?

    love wine too...and chocolate...

    whew....so glad you stopped by Farmhouse, my friend...

    this was fun

    have a great weekend...

    hope to hear from you...

    kary

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  20. i'm back...that is your shop... i thought it was your kitchen...what is it called..there was/is an antique shop in Carp my mom just loved..early american...but i can't remember the name.....

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  21. Oh, I'm back, too! Just wanted to mention how nice it is that you found Kary at Farmhouse Kitchen and you have much in common!
    Also, I noticed on her blog that you had mentioned how you love Tasha Tudor...She was an inspiration for me many many years ago when I was just started out on my own as a starving artist! I had moved to Boston and used to admire her books in the bookshops. I even wrote to her for advise and she wrote a lovely letter back that I cherish. Years later, when my husband and I had a little gallery of our work in the seacoast town we live in, we actually met the neighbors of Tasha Tudor. They had a summer home in Vermont and happened to stop in our gallery. Somehow Tasha Tudor's name came up and they told us some wonderful stories. Small world!
    Nan

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  22. geewhizz what a colourful environment you work. It sure as hell beats my boring office on the 10th floor of a grey building in downtown Johannesburg!!!

    Owen is soooooo cute and growing quickly.

    I love the heater/fireplace or whatever you call that. The kitcheny things are gorgeous
    I want to do some retail therapy there please

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  23. now geli, THAT is a fantasy i could love!
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    nan, it is my pleasure, really! i loved visiting, i'll be back ☺
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    nancy, he has brothers and sisters still in need of a good home...☺
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    katherine, lucky, i would love to work from home, someday...
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    kary, i'll send you a mail, i'm so excited to have found you too. we are neighbors!
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    nan, that is so fantastic! i love that story. i would probably frame the letter, how wonderful. thank you so much for sharing with me.
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    well janet, i think you need to put california on your list. owen is growing right before our eyes. he is a joy and pain, oh he loves to chew!

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  24. I like the new blog header :-)

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  25. Waow!! Are you an artist by any chance? This place is fantastic! I love the way it's decorated! Did you do all that??

    xXx, Joey

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  26. What lovely things and what gorgeous, bright and happy images! I love that giraffe!

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  27. Ha, it's even better than I imagined...beautiful workplace Lori, and Owen looks as if he is intent on finding some mischief...so cute !

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  28. Lori, I would spend hours looking at the details, texture, colors. I just can´t look only with my eyes, I have to touch them...

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  29. ♥ x 5 kj!
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    thank you anil, i appreciate you saying that.
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    hi joey, no honey, not me, some, but not all. it's a great creative place to be though!
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    thanks nicky, giraffes...yes, i have a problem with them. :)
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    sally, you can tell?? owen oh owen. my work is cut out for me. :)
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    mina, i am the same way, that is why i hardly buy off the internet. i need to see things, and touch them.

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xoxo lori