Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A touch of Holiday Magic....

Standing outside my little shop this is what I see on Friday evenings..check out the old fashioned Ferris wheel in the background. This is Downtown Ocala durning the Holiday season. I think Cinderella would be happy here.
the famous Harry's Seafood Bar next to my shop

back view of the Square


night time window.. I did something different this year & did not put up a tree in my windows.. instead I painted my black candelabras white added those little flame lights & hung some beautiful handmade bird & holiday ornaments.







am I boring you...


How do I love thee....with every cherp...nest...egg...& every feather you pluck from me... Birds, nests, eggs always in stock.... I guess this is the place to get layed???? Just Kidding have a blog laugh!






another Verbena favorite hand embroidered belts for those with a bohemian soul..wish my waist was what is use to be....I want to wear one of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







rustic jewels we love....and love.... and love...








pretty papers illuminate your nest in the evening when these artisan candles are lite. We have been carrying these from day one.. they are a Verbena Favorite.... mine too! Oh they are unscented.









french soaps always greet your senses when you arrive in the shop. You may just find a few unexpected bars sitting on the bottom of your shopping bag when you get home....










this is one of my new original petite baguettes I have designed,crocheted & hand sewn. Available in four color combinations.













sparkle angel tags we tie on to our gifts.

























We have a thing for teddy bears... well I do....they keep me company and you never know what they will be wearing...This one is Tallulah she is wearing a French Velvet bow tie.














a random shot in the shop















this picture should come after the one below oh well... up to the second floor... keep walking it's good for those legs!
















The first landing introduces you to a beautiful stained glass window that leads up to the second floor. The narrow window on the left looks into the back of my shop... very high ceilings in this building.




































gilded angel shelf






























































This original copy written image was designed for Verbena using my grandmothers Saint Theresa prayer card .... she is one of my favorites.. I get many requests to make my sacred treasures over sized linen & velvet sack bags from all over the world. This one I just finished making for a special lady who is a both & Dr & Carmalite. little details...




































































back pocket.

























touches of antique lace all over... tucked inside is a small purse I make out of antique lace to hold your rosary beads or special treasure... I am playing with my new computer & had to figure out how to upload some pics...there you go.... my Nanny Sarah always wrote in her cards... and may God bless you always!!!!!! Wishing you special touches of magic this Holiday season. Remember the only way to get it is Believe & keep the faith!!!! Be back soon. xooxo Laura
P.S. Back again...I wanted to share my new crazy project.. I am in the process of opening up a second store further South of Ocala. I am very excited. I will have a partner a great partner. We have a great concept & new name I will keep you posted as we progress. We are starting to paint this weekend....lots of space the building is old & used to be an pharmacy still has the old apothecary shelves built in the wall.
Verbena will remain my baby with set hours after the first of the year..it's time to take my dreams to the next level...Believe. xoox Laura















8 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Laura, Boring us??? NEVER! I love all the details and treasures in your shop. I had been told of the Ferris wheel this year from my mothers best friend (of 43 years) ~ my mother has a place in Silver Springs and has said how beautiful Ocala is during the holidays. I'm positive she has been to your shop from all she spoke about but she couldn't remember the name.
While I have never been farther south of North Carolina I am hoping one day to come down and see it all for myself. Many blessings and a Merry Christmas ~ Rebecca

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Hi Laura, Boring us??? NEVER! I love all the details and treasures in your
shop. I had been told of the Ferris wheel this year from my mothers
best friend (of 43 years) ~ my mother has a place in Silver Springs and
has said how beautiful Ocala is during the holidays. I'm positive she
has been to your shop from all she spoke about but she couldn't
remember the name.
While I have never been farther south of North Carolina I am hoping one
day to come down and see it all for myself. Many blessings and a Merry
Christmas ~ Rebecca

Debby said...

WOW!!! Everything looks so beautiful and amazing.
Debby

Healing Woman said...

Your wonderful shop looks fabulous at Christmas. The excitement seems to continue inside and up stairs. I am wondering what your new venture will be. You will have a wonderful name for it for sure and what will you be making and selling? Hummm. I'll stay tuned for sure.

Lovely post.

Rhonda Roo said...

Amazingly beautiful-who needs a tree with candelabras like those??? :)

Window looks awesome..i miss the Ocala parade and those trees in white lights on the square....

CONGRATS!! you're expanding your dream, that's awesome!!!!

When i am in Ocala over MLK weekend i will look you up!!!
XOXOXOXOX

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura Beautiful!!

You could never be boring!!

Love all the beauty of the holiday over here with you.

Thank you for sharing what you do best! Have a wonderful holiday.

Hugs and kisses :)
Un Joyeux Noel
xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you dear,
I cannot wait to see what you have going on after the New Year!

Sending you lots of LOVE!!!

Joyeux Noel
~Dore

The Vintage Rabbit said...

Never boring Miss Laura!!! Can't to see what the other store will look like!!!

We want to see your mom's store too!!! Remeber you promised pics. of that too!!

Merry Christmas!!

ox,
Joy~