Monday, January 25, 2010


I don't share too much personal information here, but the Bloom & Bee Swanky family got hit hard twice today and we need your prayers. Debi's two year old gorgeous grand-daughter Shannon was terribly burned today by scalding grease. I don't know much yet, but it was severe enough for her to bee flown to Parkland Burn Center in Dallas. All I can say is Pray!

After working 4 hours on her feet at the shop today Bev and I demanded that Becky go and see a doctor. She was out of breath and just didn't look well. The doctor sent her to the hospital with Congestive Heart Failure. Matt and I are on our way to bee with her now. Please Pray!

I will keep you posted and believe where there are 2 or more are gathered... Please pass this on to everyone you know and we truly appreciate and NEED your prayers tonight!

God is SO Good! Shannon suffers from second and third degree burns but is going to bee OK! Only a few drops got on her face. Most of the damage was to her ear, shoulder and the top of her foot.

Becky is home and recovering. They both have a long recovery ahead of them and many more treatments. Now I ask that you pray for a painless and complete recovery! I am in awe at the amount of e-mails from all of you concerned and know that they are both doing well do the power of your prayers! Thank-you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Getting Ready ... SALE!

During my long absence I was fortunate enough to travel to major markets and antique shows and I can't wait to unveil all what we have found for you for Spring. In order to prepare we are cleaning up and clearing out.

75% of YES 75% off Remaining Christmas and other marked items
50 % selected Floral, Insulated Lunch Hand bags and more
30% of ALL Dwell Studio Bedding - only a few left at this price
25% off Tokyo Milk Lip Kits just in time for Valentines Day
25-40% off ALL CANDLES
50% off Bella Cucina Gourmet
Our Designer Paper Wraps/Posters Now $3.00
More Markdowns all over including Furniture

As you know, we rarely offer discounts as our prices offered are very fair and we have so many one-of-a-kind finds that never last long - so these are crazy low prices. If there is something else in the store that you have had your eye on now is the time to ask and I will help you if I can THIS WEEK ONLY through Jan 23rd.

I have tuck loads and pallets full of new products both new and old that will bee trickling in over the next 2 months and everything listed above must go to make room. The girls and I will bee cleaning out the stock room bringing every last item out and completely rearranging the store. Debi and I have big plans including a new color palette, moving our check out area and even an indoor garden area so you will want to stop in often to see what is up our sleeves.
Tunnels Connecting Two of the Buildings at the Atlanta Market connecting never ending hallways of showrooms
I had the pleasure of taking Shop Girl Amy J. with me to Atlanta for a few days. I am so glad I did though she may feel otherwise. The day after we arrived I came down with something terrible. You know that kind of sickness that hits you in the face suddenly out of nowhere leaving you non functioning. It landed me in the hospital during an historic ice storm in downtown and I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. As an interior design major she was so looking forward to her first trip to market and even though she didn't get to see much of it she never complained, not once! I have the best staff and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

As Jessica Says, "The Happy End" !

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Happy 2010

Wow - That feels so freeing just typing that. I hope you are all out to a great start of the year. Don't you just love how the feeling of a new year represents a clean slate? We are going to bee completely revamping and bringing in tons of new merchandise for Spring over the next few weeks and I will try to keep you posted here. We are all but Sold out of our Christmas items. We still have 2 Bubble Trees and everything else that is left is marked down at least 50% . I will bee attending several major markets over the next 2 weeks and can't wait to share with you the new unexpected finds I discover. For now I leave with you a few photos of what's new this week...

BOTH SOLD Ornate Antique Iron Bed and Vintage Fluted Oval Pedestal Sink in the Background

A Collection of Vintage Tole Trays Large Black Tray Sold

Lots of New Vintage Watch Faces for your Crafting Pleasure

These wonderful Old Bible Flash Cards

Several Vintage Bird Cages

Carved Stone Buda Heads

A One-of-a-kind Chandelier Floor Lamp Made All from Vintage Parts