Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SpringHill Pre-order starts next Monday!

Pre-Order will start next Monday, February 1st and will run to Friday, February 5th.  Some pieces are limited so get ready!

The Inspiration

Our Spring 2010 line was inspired by something very near and dear to us .... SpringHill Farm.  This property has been in my husband's family for four generations and I feel truly blessed that we are now able to raise our family here.  It is not much of an actual farm...just 3 acres nestled into suburbia...but it is truly a magical place.

This here was the old milkshed which backs onto the pond.  I always thought it looked like a little hobbits home the way it is folded in between the trees.

Here we have some of the bounty from our gardens,  Gooseberries, rasberries, currents, strawberries - yummy!  And my favourite time of the year is when my peonies erupt into flower.  The heavenly scent!

A little peek-a-boo to the pond where we spend hours in the spring and summer catching frogs during the day and watching for fireflies at dusk.
And here is the old homestead.  Although this place is a nightmare to heat I just love all the old wood and archways.

For us the below quote is so fitting: 

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it."
-- George Moore

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tammy Wahl....

is just fantastic!  I was looking for someone to photograph my spring line and was referred to her by another photographer.  What could be a better referral right?!  Well, I have not been disappointed.  Not only does, she have amazing backdrops (being that she is one of the lucky souls to live off the beach in Hawaii!), but her shots are awesome, she is conscientious, quick, friendly....I could go on and on!  You must check out her blog including the amazing photo that she did for the MJ Photo Love Contest.  Here is a little linky to her blog: http://www.tammywahl.com/blog/

And another little sneak peak of a piece she shot for our SpringHill line:

 Click on the pic to see a larger image.

I'll have a post next week on our other fabulous photographer, Julie from UpperCasePhotography!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Website and Pre-Order!

Yay! Our website is almost finished and we should have it up and running by the last week of January. That means you will be able to pre-order SpringHill as early as the end of January! I will have more details on the exact dates that we are going to run the pre-order. It will only run for one week and you will find some great savings - like dresses at approx. $40, tops and skirts at approx. $30, and bottoms at approx. $24. Wow!  We will also run the pre-order on Etsy but at slightly elevated prices to account for the fees there. 

And I couldn't do a post without including a pretty picture.  Here is another little sneak peek provided by the talented Julie Wagoner of UpperCasePhotography!

Click on the pic to enlarge.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Friday and a Chance to Win!

Happy Friday all!  I am so happy that the weekend is finally here.  Just thought I would throw in a contest to celebrate!

Join our mailing list before Saturday January 30th and you will be entered into a draw for a free piece from our SpringHill line.  The added bonus of being on our mailing list is that you always get free shipping!  The draw will be January 31st so don't be late!  You can find the sign up at the bottom of this page.

And just a little sneak peek to entice you.  This dress was shot by Tammy Wahl, and there will be more on this wonderful photographer later....

Click on the pics to enlarge.

:0) Shelley

Monday, January 11, 2010

We can learn so much from our children....

"Even though I may be small, I have a big soul and I can accomplish big things with my life."
~ Reilly, age 6 - On being teased about being one of the smallest kids in his class.

He amazes me...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

  Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year!

And just thought I'd throw in a little sneak of our SpringHill line.  The line has just been sent off to be photographed by Tammy Wahl Photography & UpperCasePhotography.  Be sure to click on the link under Amazing Photographers to check out their work.  They are so talented!  For now though you will have to make due with my poor photography, lol:

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