Friday, August 26, 2011

Flowers for You!

Hi everyone!

This is a view from right inside my store, in case you're wondering.  My store goes way back, very long with a lot of room for wonderful items!

I just wanted to check in very quickly this Friday afternoon.  I've been so busy at the store that I haven't had the time I need to update my blog.  I did want to send out some happy flower wishes for all of you though from my store.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!
xoxo, Barbara

Friday, August 19, 2011

Heads Up

Hi everyone!

I wanted to do a little post letting you know that Tracie at My Petite Maison is having a giveaway for a signed copy of Jo-Anne Coletti's magazine, The Feminine Home - Where the Heart Is.  

If you haven't heard about about it or entered, go take a look!

I entered this morning and am planning to order a copy if I don't win.  Very wishful thinking here, but why not?

From Jo-Anne Coletti's The Feminine Home 
- Where the Heart Is

I hope to show a few items from my buying trip and store next week should time allow and my customers in the store too!

Have a happy weekend!
xoxo, Barbara

Friday, July 22, 2011

An Evening with Fifi O'Neill at Uniquely Chic

Hi everyone!

Today, I am sharing photos of the wonderful book signing of Romantic Prairie Style with Fifi O'Neill at my store, Uniquely Chic Floral and Home.  

It was a beautiful event filled with lovely people that attended to see Fifi and have their books signed by the author of Romantic Prairie Style... the best selling book, I may add!

Photo Courtesy:  My Petite Maison
Here is Fifi signing Debbie's (shabbydeb) book... a book that traveled all the way from Oklahoma to this event, just so dear Fifi could sign it.  The whole group said special wishes over this traveling book of Debbie's that evening! See how much people love her and her style from all over the world!

I have to tell you what a great time I had getting the store ready for Fifi to visit with us in Healdsburg.  Just a few days before the event, I found a beautiful, very large French table with the loveliest bistro chairs with a well worn patina.  I think it was just meant to be!  Fifi is sitting at one of the French tables above, don't you love it's color and wear?

I purchased many beautiful one of a kind pieces especially to show at this event.  The special evening where people traveled near and far but most importantly, one that Fifi's Romantic Prairie Style fans wouldn't let wild horses keep them away from which means a lot to me.

 Entering the store... welcome!

One of the lovely French tables I managed to find while searching
for just the right items for the event

Of course, Fifi signing MY book... what a lovely moment with the down to earth lady we all love.

This is Marcia from Vintage French Hen
Marcia & her husband, Ed drove hours to attend.
Marcia brought a very thoughtful gift for Fifi too
(so very sweet!)

Fifi listening to a friend's story of home decor and work
involved in making home sweet home even sweeter!

 Fifi & Marcia toast and pose for the camera

Marcia, Delores and Fifi 
(Delores is from Vignette Designs), I was thrilled
that Delores could make it to this special event too,
She has a beautiful home here in Wine Country and is a regular
here at Uniquely Chic... always love chatting with her & her husband too!

We all shared our love of Fifi and her style and most of all,
Romantic Prairie Style

You notice that's me again?  So fun was this event to plan for and attend.  All the hard work was definitely worth it!

We were all so excited that we forgot to take photos of the French champagne and food that was so delicious at the event and now wish, we would have taken photos of every person that asked Fifi to sign their book... you learn things as you go!  Please Note:  All photos here courtesy of Tracie, My Petite Maison  Thank you, Tracie for taking all photos for me for this wonderful event.
It was so special meeting with Fifi and many bloggers, customers and fellow shop owners here that evening.  I especially would like to thank Catharyn Lely, Designer, for her expertise for this dream event.

Photo Courtesy: My Petite Maison
Sweet Fifi behind one of the store's beautiful plants... I LOVE this photo, it captures her personality so well, cheerful and very easy to talk to and share your love of decor with at any moment!

Hope you enjoyed being in the store along with so many of us.  It was an evening to remember and so fun to plan.  

Thank you, Fifi for being a part of our evening!

Great wishes for a fantastic weekend from me and Uniquely Chic Floral and Home!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Me and Fifi!

A quick photo for this beautiful weekend!

Me and Fifi at my store!!!  Pinch me!        Photo: My Petite Maison

I'm still enjoying the fantastic reality that Fifi was in my store this week and so many good people came out to help me with one of my dreams!

Happy weekend, whatever you do, may it shine a lot of happiness on you and yours!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Details to Come....

Such a wonderful event...  Can't wait to post a lot more but wanted to get this photo up of Fifi signing Shabbydeb's book from the event.  Debbie sent her book all the way from Oklahoma to have Fifi sign and we had friends travel hours from Northern California...

Photo Courtesy: My Petite Maison

Much more on its way soon!

Thank you to everyone that made this event possible, most of all, Fifi O'Neill!

Talk to you soon
xoxo, Barbara

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FIFI will be here tomorrow!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder....

FIFI O'Neill will be at Uniquely Chic Floral & Home tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13th.  Of course, this is all
about Romantic Prairie Style!  Fifi will be here to sign her best selling book.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and continues until 7:00 p.m.

I probably will not have a chance to post until after the event.  Hope to see you there!!!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fifi will be here in ONE week!

A quick post as we're getting the very last minute beautiful bits, pieces and lovely details at the store here... so exciting!

Yes... it's only ONE week until Fifi arrives here in Healdsburg!!

I'm looking forward to welcoming each and every one to the signing of Romantic Prairie Style by none other than Fifi O'Neill!

The signing starts at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th and runs through 7:00 p.m.  Thank you, Kerrie for asking about the book, Romantic Prairie Style... yes, we'll have books available for purchase at the event that you can ask beautiful Fifi to sign!

Also, it is fine for readers to bring their books already purchased and ask Fifi to sign as well.  The point here is to JUST HAVE TONS of FUN with each other and share in our love of the Romantic Prairie Lifestyle created by Fifi!!!

Photo Courtesy:  Mark Lohman

What fun we'll all share meeting with Fifi!

Photo Courtesy:  Mark Lohman

See you next Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.!!!

French champagne and savories will be served amongst great conversation and your most welcomed company too...
Can hardly wait!

And thank you every one for getting the word out about this glorious event with Fifi.  I look forward to meeting each and every ONE of you!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shopping Antiques by the Bay

I was so happy to go to the Sunday event, Antiques by the Bay last Sunday.  I want to share some photos with you of my trip.

I needed a day away from the shop after working a very large wedding during that week.  The flowers turned out beautifully for the wedding, if I say so myself, but I just needed a little bit of time to recharge myself and get out and move around outside hunting for great finds.  Very lucky for me, my friend, Tracie at My Petite Maison was planning to go and I was able to go along with her and her husband who kindly watched our flea market carts the whole time we were there and put ALL our goods in the car.  We didn't have to watch our loot, just walk or run on and find more treasures!

The whole blog issue is new to me, so please be patient with me.  I think for now, I'm just going to post a few photos so you can see some great booths.  I enjoy looking at photos myself, rather than read tons of text and hope you feel the same!  So, here we go:  Alameda, Antiques by the Bay, an event not to be missed!

I loved this old blue door and the iron piece.   This dealer had so much coral around their booth, huge pieces of it everywhere, it was really beautiful.

A pretty dresser and more coral and lots of shells.

I couldn't decide about this chandelier, whether to bring it back or not. 
It was huge and this photo really doesn't do it justice.
It had a wonderful patina to it and the price wasn't bad at all.  Can you tell,
I'm still thinking about it?

Another chandelier, another dealer.  I loved this one too... so many choices!

I found many things at this booth.  One of my many favorites, there were two great dealers together,
I love it when that happens and the booths just flow together.

A great piece, came home with me!

This statue was a hit and the color of the shutters.  Beautiful set-up for sure and one I will look for again.  I think this booth was one of mine and Tracie's favorites too.

This little chair and the laundry hamper (on wheels) at the bottom caught my eye.  I brought many
things home from this friendly lady, Irma of Simply I. Molina.  She's a Healdsburg resident too, so good to see familiar faces at this event!

Vintage oil painting of Paris, one of the first items we came upon.  It called from across the parking area.

Loved this old frame, caught our eye too from across another row and had to run over and see their goods.
Don't you love this idea, beautiful frame with chicken wire?  Going to try in the store.  Loved their booth, it was beautiful!

All kinds of ribbons and trims to suit any taste!

Photo Courtesy:  My Petite Maison
Tracie took these photos of me looking for goods. Beautiful items at this booth too.  So many choices!  It was such a beautiful day, not too hot.  Sweaters in the morning and then warmed up.  Perfect in every way.  Look at these huge French flags and beautiful Jesus statue.

Photo Courtesy:  My Petite Maison

And here, right before we left... car all packed and ready to go.  So many great finds... Can't wait for the next show!

Photo Courtesy:  My Petite Maison

And for very last:  One of my favorite finds, this vintage, worn mirror.  It has a perfect patina and the edges are worn just perfectly.  Couldn't wait to get it home!

Thanks for taking the trip with me.  Hope to share more adventures with you soon!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Fifi O'Neill Book Signing at Uniquely Chic Floral and Home

Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill • Photos Mark Lohman
I have been wanting to make an announcement for months & months here at Uniquely Chic Floral and Home...  Can you feel the happiness?  

Please say yes!!!

From Romantic Prairie Style by Fifi O'Neill • Photo:  Mark Lohman

It's finally time and I'm thrilled!

Wonderful plans have been made for Fifi O'Neill to come to my store, Uniquely Chic Floral and Home here in Healdsburg in Wine Country.

Sweet Fifi, YOU are a doll!  Thank you, Fifi for your kindness!!!

 This is truly what happens when friends 
introduce friends...
Great things are in the works!

I will be holding an extraordinary event in which Fifi will be signing her book, the beautiful, Romantic Prairie Style come this July 13th starting at 5:00 p.m.

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 13th to meet sweet Fifi and have her sign your Romantic Prairie Style book at the store here in Healdsburg, California.

Of course, more details to come.... rest assured, much fun and laughter!

xoxo, Barbara

I know Tracie will be there and Delores too, will you?