Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hi Everyone!

For those of you who don't know me or don't know me well I have been beading for over 46 years. Wow!!!! I have had so many blessings and been honored so many ways that when I sit back and think of it I get a bit emotional. The last few weeks since I have been home from CA. has been another whirl wind of beading in my life. Some wonderful things have been happening. Some I can't share yet but you will know soon. Today as I was designing some earrings I found that I needed some head pins. (Good thing I have a bead store exactly two 1/2 blocks from my house. Yes, I know I am soooooo spoiled. LOL! Now this is not your everyday bead store. No it is actually an antique store gone art. Spaces are rented out to antique dealers but a few years ago Lily rented a space to sell beads. I have posted about her in the past. It is also the place where we hold our bead meetings. It is a warm and inviting place. The owner, Joni, has decided to sell and she sold to some good friends that will keep the arts going. So I said all of that to say as I walked into the store I was introduced to the new owners. They are a lovely couple with exciting plans to increase all art in the store. As we were speaking the front case was empty. Tom smiled and asked if I wanted it. WELLLLLL OF COURSE I WANT IT. Hurraayyy. A front full case??? So I purchased my beads and headed home to get my things. By the way the name of the store is Brown Dog Antiques and inside it's LilyWater Studio and Beads. Here are the new owners, Tom and Patricia. So when you come to Florence, OR. be sure to stop in and say hello. We are right on HWY 101

Brown Dog Antiques
595 Hwy 101
Florence, Or 97439

Here is Tom and Patricia

me, Patricia, Tom and oh my new case. How fun!

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. That is just too cool. Congratulations and i wish you many sales there. What a perfect Spot.

  2. Those are great photos. There's nothing wrong with being spoiled. As long as you don't throw tantrums on the floor Nicole. Tee hee. :) Have a great rest of the week and happy beading.

  3. awesome news miss nicole!!!! you must be so excited! I wish you continued luck and well wishes for where ever life leads you. big hugs beth

  4. woo hoo! I'll definitely check it out when I get back down there again :D

  5. Congratulations! The case looks exciting as does their shop.
    BTW, you don't look old enough to have been beading for 46 years! It must have been a typo or you started while in the womb!

    Have a great day Nicole

  6. So that means you started beading when you were born right? That front case is so spoiled to have your creations displayed in it!


  7. Congrats! How exciting for you! Lots of luck!

    PS If I had a bead store 2 blocks away, I have a feeling I would be broke, LOL!

  8. How wonderful to be able to showcase your work so beautifully! I hope you sell a lot! I definitely will stop in next time I am in Florence.

  9. Your case looks fantastic, Nicole! Congrats. :)

    There is a little something for you hiding out on my blog today~

    Big hugs!

  10. A real treasure chest!:)Congrats to your new case!!!

  11. Congrats to you! That is wonderful news. I love serendipitous events like that. It just seems like it was truly meant to be! Theresa

  12. Oh Nicole, the Universe is certainly sending lots of great things your way...and I couldn't be happier for you :-D This latest news is wonderful, and I know that having this display case will bring lots of business and more opportunities your way. YAY! I'm very happy and excited for you, my friend :-))) B. -xo-

  13. The store does indeed look very cozy. I am going to admit that I am working on my computer zoom feature to get a closer look at that GORGEOUS gourd art before you!


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