Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Re-Invintaging A Closet

In a great log house across from Old Tyme Pottery on River Rock in Murfreesboro, some talented artists Sherri Brown  and Terry Lea opened a new store creatively named Re-Invintage. They love painting and re-inventing cool vintage furniture and finds.

Sherri asked us (Me, Mimi and Zaney) if we wanted to get involved. Maybe sell some of our cool leather journals in one of the unique spaces still available - a closet. It seemed perfect and not as much pressure in trying to fill too big of a spot for our particularly unique vision.

The gals got to working on sprucing up the closet.
They also repainted two floors of space.
A much needed lunch break.

In the meantime, we got busy making unusual sparkly stuff,

more amazing leather journals,

funky bits with game pieces and Dean Martin photos.

Who wouldn't want to buy a vintage re-purposed Brownie Camera Pencil Holder with Jerry and Sam in the first Selfie taken?

They got the name out there.

Made some more improvements.

Friends and customers came and shopped!

Zaney designed some new items.

The closet will have new stuff every couple of weeks. So, if you see it now, better grab it, because it will be gone. Vintage coat, cat art, giant pencil, wind chime.

Zaney says there will always be a Zaney Fan! But what about that YKNOT?

The rest of the store is AMAZING!

and we love our closet.

So come to Rutherford County and check out Re-Invintage, especially the closet. I'll be there usually on Wednesday afternoons if you want to chat about upcycled leather journals or art journaling or cats.

Don't think Zane gets all the credit. Mimi on a Shelf is available too.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Friends of the Linebaugh Library Annual Luncheon with Ruta Sepetys

"If you go out and take a photograph today you're sharing the truth," says Ruta Sepetys at the Friends Luncheon January 28th at the Woman's Club.
"Historical novels are important. We all have important family stories.
Take time to think about your story." RS
"In these times of difficulty, we need to see their faces. Through books,
through stories, a statistic becomes a human being." RS
"Searching for story and story comes searching for you." RS
"Readers tell you what your book is about." RS
Her books are published in 53 countries. Translators are her blessing.
This book is about courage and survival. (USA)
It's about identity. (France)
It's about Patriotism. (Spain)
It's about Compassion and Courage. (Japan)
It's about Love. (Italy)
"What is most important is the readers' interpretation." RS
"It represented how Creating Art can Save Lives." Naieva
"Thank you all for coming, our most precious commodity is our time."  RS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Book Stories: The Rhino Bookstore

We get excited when we uncover funky-interesting Used Bookstores. Ironically, we just said good-bye to Bookman/Bookwoman in Nashville, closing their doors after many years. Just as we bought our last book at Bookwoman (The Old Filth by Jane Gardam - great book by the way), my friend Mary tells us that she wants to check The Rhino Bookstore on Charlotte Pike in Nashville. Well, okay. Didn't know there was one. Turns out they've been there for fifteen years. And it was everything we love.

Cool sign and fun front door.

Coffee shop next door, and of course an Elvis sighting.

A giant Rhino in the Window!

Rhinos everywhere. Who doesn't like Rhinos?

"Does this Selfie make me look fat?"

A couch I could live on with these stuffed Rhinos.

View from the couch. And yes, I may have my feet up.

A signed Hemmingway amongst the stacks of books.

Cute children's section.

Rhinos everywhere. Okay, I may have my feet up again. Now where's my book?

Cats and books go together like Coffee and books.

Cool nooks and crannies.

Head's Up on a Great Bookstore.

To top it all off, a Grey Cat! Okay, we officially LOVE this place.

Now for some coffee and sit down to read our new books.
And Great new News - as we discussed the Old Filth at book-group, we were informed that they have another Rhino Bookstore in Nashville on Granny Pike. Okay, let's check it out. Now, where do you suppose they could find another life-size Rhino for the window?