Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Window View

I LOVE my City. I couldn't imagine owning a store in any other city than in Downtown Waco Texas. Whenever I travel, most people know of Waco and have a perceived idea of what is here. I hope in the future of these blog posts to come, introduce you to MY WACO in all its glory. There is so much to see and do here.

I start simply with my view. These photos were literally taken right here from our windows within our store. Side View of the Dr. Pepper Museum
Our customer parking is located between our store and the historical Dr. Pepper Museum. More to come about this attraction on a future post "Meet our Neighbors" .

Zoom in View from our Window down the street to the Beautiful First Baptist Church of Waco

When ever I need a pick me up, I look over to the Famous Alico Building and enjoy seeing our American Flag blowing in the breeze.

Finally, this photo was taken from our front door. This is Insurors of Texas. Click on the link to see the before and after pictures of this incredible building. Maybe one day I'll share some of the before and afters of our store. No matter where I am I always try to see the beauty from the view of my windows. What is your view like?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shop Indie, Save the Brick and Mortars our Nation is Built On

Think about which three independently owned stores in your town you would sorely miss if they were gone. Would if affect the feeling and face of your town? Your local shopping is what keeps those local businesses around.

The 3/50 Project is a nationwide movement to save independently, locally owned brick and mortar stores. Indie shop owners around the country or rallying their loyal fans and customers to help support the LOCAL Economy, 3 stores at a time! Please click the above flyer and read about how YOU make a difference. If you like this idea, I encourage you to print out the flyer and pass it on.

Bloom & Bee Swanky thanks you for supporting this Indie store. The next time you are in the shop, mention that you read this post and are doing your part for this 3/50 Project. You will receive an extra special gift with your purchase!

Friday, June 19, 2009

We are Blessed Because of YOU

I wanted to thank those of you who came out and shopped with us last night for Waco's Third Thursday Event. The cupcakes were divine thanks to Laura!

My favorite part of this business is meeting my customers. I honestly can say we have the greatest people who shop here and many soon become dear friends. A few of you truly feel like family. In many of the blog posts to come, I will introduce you to our favorite people. This is Sally who visits us when she comes to Waco to take care of her family. Today she scored these fabulous pink French Chairs.

I leave you for the week with a few of my favorite photos Gena took of all new VINTAGE One-of-a-Kind Finds that just arrived !

Summer Yellow Old Rotary Phone

Vintage Parasol

Too Die For Vintage Robe

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

OPEN LATE ~ WACO'S Third Thursday Events

Beginning June 18th, and continuing every third Thursday, we will bee open until 7:00 pm for Date Night in Downtown Waco. By shopping here at Bloom & Bee Swanky, any other retailer, or dine any in restaurant in downtown Waco on the third Thursday of each month, you get TWO FREE Tickets to a see a movie at the Historic Hippodrome Theater. The first showing is Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and is proudly presented by the Waco Downtown Merchants Association and the Waco Performing Arts Company. All you have to do is bring a receipt to the Hippodrome Box Office dated June 18th for FREE Admission. If you have never visited the hippodrome, which is a spectacular treat within itself, now is your chance! For our weekday working customer, this also gives you to opportunity to stop by and visit us on your drive home. We will bee sampling our New CosmoRitas and a have a few special sales from 5:30 - 7:30 only you won't want to miss!

Our New White Washed Bedding and Chair Covers has just arrived. Stop by and bee the first to see this wonderfully ruffled line.

Swanky Time!

After years of running a business and enjoying many of your blogs, and after much encouragement, I am FINALLY jumping on the bandwagon myself. This blog will bee dedicated to all happenings of our brick and mortar store and everything in and about Downtown Waco, Texas. I promise to do my best to at the very least provide you with weekly new photos of our ever-changing ensemble of unexpected finds and I welcome your comments. For those of you who do not live in the Central Texas area and can’t make it by the store, let me know what you want to see and I will do my best to oblige. Anything featured here can bee sent to you. Now together, lets BLooM & bEE SwAnKY!