Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A unique store, and a fabulous artist!
While I love Rachel Ashwell's "Shabby Chic" decor, I take a lot of my inspiration from the Jersey Shore. I love the bright white furniture, the soft pastels of decorative pillows, upholstery, and bedding. Serendipitously, I found a wonderful store which captures all of this...and, amazingly, features items done by one of my Etsy friends!
I found out during on-line conversations with Helga from Revival Vintage Design that she had some of her items purchased by a shop in New Jersey. Keep in mind that Helga and I are geographically as far away as we can be while still residing in the same country - she's in California, I'm in New Jersey. Also, Helga did not always live in the USA...once again proving what a small world it is! However, if that weren't enough, we discovered another connection. The shop, Point B Gallery is located in Brick, NJ, on the shore...and in my "day job" sales territory!! What are the odds!
I introduced myself to Kathy, the owner, (that's NOT her in the picture!) and told her my and Helga's story. She showed me Bella the Dog, and some of Helga's other items which she custom ordered - adorable!!
Kathy's shop is filled with beautiful items that truly capture all the most beautiful aspects of "beach chic"...check out their video
You can find both Helga (Revival Vintage Design) and Point B Gallery on Facebook. I highly recommend "like-ing" both of them. Also, since I "like" Point B on Facebook, and stopped by the store, I received a gift.
What's inside??? I'll never tell!! You'll have to visit Facebook, and then the store to find out! Make sure you get a chocolate-covered twinkie while you're there...that is unless I beat you to it & buy them all...better hurry!!
It was a real treat to meet Kathy, and to see Helga's items! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!
'Til next time...
Posted by Mona Kay Gorman at 6:22 PM