Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blissfully in Blissness!!!!

I think I forgot  how to blog. Yikes!!! But here goes and it will be along post !! It must have been fear or the perfectionist in me or who knows what??? Why did I not post along the journey of creating Blissbee??? HMMM I guess I was afraid to jinks the magic. And it has been pure magic.  So here is the picture  unveiling and and more of the story . Our  water damaged  condo  in Santa fe  (which never felt  like home) finally  got repaired  and finished in April. Cal did all  the work traveling back and forth between Bisbee and Santa fe, working  on both the condo and the store . On his last trip  to Santa fe finalizing repairs he listed the place for sale we felt only a glimmer of hope in selling in this market BUT!!! Low and behold  while on the road  back to Bisbee the listing agent called  him and said there is an  an offer coming in!!! We were shocked !!  Of course we accepted  and  closed  last week .  By by Condo !! What  a relief!!! and what a further  message that Bisbee was  meant to be our new home . Cal and I  then  put all our efforts into the boutique  and also   moving  into a permeant rental as we had been moving every few weeks from one vacation rental to the next . . My studio was the first  to be finished in the back room of the boutique . We also found  out that not only is our boutique  the old funeral  home ( hauntings  too) but my studio is the embalming room- ya gotta  love it!!!  The main   boutique room  and bathroom followed. Soft linen, whites, tongue and grove and a hint of  pale blue cover the walls  .  In the months of April and May art work began  to flood in from all the  wonderful artist who agreed to  allow me to feature their work . Yummy!!!!! everyday has been  like  christmas as boxes arrived-  except  Cal said "YOU CAN NOT KEEP ANYTHING"!!! Anyway the opening kept getting delayed as we had NO idea how long this would  take . A super visit from Lorrie and Bruce really helped as I  was feeling a bit frozen and overwhelmed and  asking myself " Who do you think you are ? and "Can we do this"???? I really needed Lorrie  to see it all as a big adventures like this  in my life just does not seem real or possible with out her input  and  blessing. After their visit  I was able  to pull it   together and with the  permits ok-ed  and the wonderful new sign up  which was designed by Ericka it started to feel real. We still have yet to launch the web site which Sara at Sadie Olive is almost done with and it will feature all the news of  Blissbee along with this blog. Well here are images . Much love  to all of you for your support and I PLAN to stop by and say hi to you all as I have missed you and  feel very out of the loop of your lives !!!


















Hope you enjoyed the peek into our "baby" BLISSBEE I also hope some of you may be able to come for a visit we plan to launch the in store classes soon which will be listed on the calendar page of the new we site!!

34 comments:

C Pohl said...

the store looks awesome, congrat's, it is amazing how thing always work out one way or another!

would love to see the store in person, santa fe is not 2 far from colorado!

c

Hen House Studio said...

Welcome back! Oh how I've missed you. Congratulations on the new shop. With your eye for design and special touch....this business is sure to be a great success. Did you mention what city you are in?

Jan said...

Oh, I know where your Bliss is....walked right by it when we were down there last Spring. NICE!

And your photos are great...look at all the 'stuff' you have!!! The colors are soothing and your studio DIVINE!

If I have a chance to get down there next Spring, I'll pop in to say hi.

And I'm signing up for one of your A&S classes next March, so we can finally meet.

Congrats and I hope you have a great new life in Bisbee.

Hugs
Jan

John said...

I had been just thinking yesterday that you hadn´t posted for a while, and here you are. The place looks wonderful, well done to you and your hubby and I wish you both every success.

artistamyjo said...

OMG, you have been very busy.
What a truly wonderful shop and I'm sending many good wishes your way.
Nice to see you back too !
Hugs, Amy

sharon said...

OMG Julie! You must be over the moon...your place looks AMAZING! Thank you for this opportunity! I wish you all the success and happiness in the world!

Are you curious about me? said...

*CONGRATULATIONS*

I only posted a 'Hello' the other day... Welocome back. I have missed you/We have ALL missed you.

What an eye you have, you and your sweetheart Cal have done a fantastic job. The shop looks amazing, you will be opening them up across the country before long.

Best wishes Julie.

Lorie said...

Julie! Julie! Julie! I knew it was going to be wonderful, but it's even better than I dreamed! And that's just looking at the photos, I CANNOT WAIT to visit!!! I'm so so so happy that you sold the condo IN ONE DAY, unbelievable! You and Cal must be over the Blisbee moon. Love ya and miss ya xox Lorie

T.L. Holmes Williams said...

Oh I so want to visit the Biz...bee!! It looks divine, Julie!! Best wishes :D

Michelle M White said...

I must get there and see you and that cutest ever shop! Congrats!

Kathy said...

Well, well, well. Look who's here and what wonderful things you've been doing since you've been away. Absolutely, gorgeous shop. Just incredible. Nice to "see" you.

Kathy

Sharon Margiotta said...

OMG!! Tell me first that you are nowhere near the fires?? Terri and I have been waiting for this announcement from you, for her to plan a trip so we can come visit you!! I put your name on a list just this morning to make contact ... wow! The store looks awesome, you sound so happy, the condo selling so quickly, .... can't wait to come visit and play!!!

Debbie Bick said...

OMG!!! so cute i really gotta come see...Miss you so much, but am very happy for you....Awesome place..you can really see you in there...good luck...

whymsicalmusings said...

This is so FABULOUS! AMAZING! STUPENDOUS! I have missed you and am so excited to see where this new venture takes you! I wish you the best in your endeavor.
XOXOXO
Becky

Renee Troy said...

Julie, after patiently waiting to see what you were up to I was thrilled to see you are up and running. Yipppppeeeee, girlfriend! You did it!

So,so wonderful! I couldn't be happier for you. The store looks absolutely amazing but I had no doubts that it wouldn't.

Thrilled you got you SFe place sold and you are on to a new home and new brilliant adventures.

I will definitely come to visit. Can't wait!
Love you...

Breathing Beside Us said...

Congrats!!! So amazing and beautiful, just like you!!!!
Love you!
Xo Deb

Paula McNamee said...

Congratulations, Julie. Your boutique looks beautiful. Someday, I hope to visit.

Nancy said...

WOWEEEE!!! Totally the "bomb"! The store is all you!! Absolutely love what I can see and can't wait to take a road trip down to check it out. So glad you decided to go with your gut. I know it will be a wildly successful venture. Best wishes for tons of fun!
XO Nancy Hunter

Elizabeth said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited for you!! I was wondering what was up but I tried not to worry as I saw your name popping up on teaching gigs all over the place. This is incredible !! I need your new mailing address- I have a special something to send to you as a good luck with the store piece!!!!! Love it all and Must figure out a way to visit!!! Where int he heck is Bissbee?????
Hugs and Huge Blessings!!!
Elizabeth

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Its so beautiful!
What a job you all have done.
I wish you great success, and joy
xx
julie

jasperandblue said...

welcome back... missed you.. Im so happy you are settling in, it's a wonderful adventure. enjoy every step. the shop looks beautiful

Tweetybirds said...

Julie - i talked to you in LasVegas at Art & Soul, was just reading my Cloth,Paper,Scissors Magazine, saw your ad in the back, rushed to my computer thinking, "how did I forget about that?" and checked out your site. I live in Tucson, but are in the White Mountains for the summer. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures and cannot wait to make a trip down there! Welcome to Arizona and good luck. I can't wait to see the store in person. YIPPEE SKIPPE! A new place to for inspiration!

Diane Duda said...

Wow! It looks amazing and I am so happy for you! What a dream come true. I wish you nothing but bliss!
xo
di

starseasons said...

Oh, How wonderful. I live in Prescott AZ, and my sister will be visiting from Michigan in September. We'll be coming down to see your wonderful shop.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Julie!!! However did I MISS this post!!!! Such good news and such awesome eye candy!!! Fabulous!!! Welcome back and all the best with your "new life"!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Denise S. said...

I love every picture you have shared here with us. It all looks wonderful. I am so happy for you and Cal. Isn't it just amazing what good can happen in just a few months. I wish you nothing but happiness and success Julie.

jone hallmark said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Long time coming and exactly what you needed!

It looks perfect!!!!

So happy for you and Cal and I am so glad that I checked today - as I have been off and on since February (!!!!!!) Welcome back and oh Happy Day!

xoxo

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Beautiful Julie. Maybe very soon we must make a trip down to see your shop in person and meet you. You really made that space look magical. How is it going? Love seeing my things in there too.
xo

Maija said...

OMG!!! I am so excited to read your news!!! I'm now living in Colorado and life is good! We both have been through so much this last 1-2 years...thank you for your support and love.
I am so happy for you!!!

Jan said...
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Jan said...

Yea! I was worried about you. I had a feeling this is why you had not blogged. The store looks fabulous! When can I come and take classes? Will you be hosting other artists classes?

jasperandblue said...

So glad your are back... yay you were missed. I'm so happy everything went well. Bisbee was definitely meant to be. good luck with your new adventure

Carla Sonheim said...

Your store is just beautiful, Julie!

I hope you are well!!

The Backporch Artessa said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! You have outdone yourself!!! How did you get into my dreams and make it a reality???

Girlfriend I am so proud of you and Cal, and KNOW this is going to be an Awesome awesome AWESOME opportunity for you!

When your online shop is ready let me know and I'll publicize it all over the place!!! I am so happy for you!!!