Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rust & Roses Grand Re-Opening ~ Part III



I've got The Blues... The Indigo Blues.   Well, if you're gonna have The Blues that's the best kind to have, The Indigo Blues.   Even those of us who aren't necessarily Fans of a Blue Color Palette per se, can be drawn in by shades of Indigo and it's Rich Saturated Exotic Vibe.  Indigo Batik Pillow Creations abounded at the Shop for this Season and I was totally diggin' it.




Coupled with the heady Scent of huge bundles of dried Lavender, it was intoxicating.   I always keep dried Lavender sachets around the house and especially in our linen drawers.  I've grown Lavender to Harvest fresh, it does relatively well in a Desert environment and there are many types, so I almost always have some in my Herb Gardens.  Lately I've been looking at edible Lavender incorporated into various foods and refreshments... since I'll try anything once, twice if I like it.  *Winks*




But if you didn't want to grow and Harvest your own, Shelly has a wealth of it at the Shop available for purchase in lovely fragrant bundles, heaped up and giving off their delightful aroma.   I'm a very Sensory person and thus I've Enjoyed utilizing Aromatherapy for many, many years.   There's nothing so flattering to me in fact as someone associating a particular delightful Scent to me or to my Home.   Do you have a Signature fragrance or perfume that evokes an instant thought of you and your Essence to others my Friends?   




Is there some delightful aroma that makes people think of their times spent with you or around your Home?  Is it perhaps the scent of freshly baked Pies or Home made Bread from your kitchen if you Enjoy baking and do it often?    I can't not think of my Dad, the Master Chef, when I smell anything delightful Baking or Cooking!!!   Is it the scent of Fresh crisp clean sheets or a lovely scented Soap you use often?  I know I can't smell that Beautiful scent of Fresh crisp clean sheets and linens without thinking of my Mom, who always made Laundry a Fine Art and who could make a Home always smell like it had just been thoroughly Spring cleaned.  Which it probably had since for her cleaning wasn't a chore, it was something she delighted in daily.




These are Sensory things that can evoke permanent Memories for others and we might not even be fully aware of or even think about.  How the smells, sights, touch and sounds of what we surround ourselves with become a part of our very Essence and can become a fond Memory to those we've spent Time with.    I think this is why I have Favorite Shops as well, the Essence of certain Businesses is infused in the Styling of their Inventory and how it is Presented.  For the Small Business especially there is a Personality of who Owns it and what Atmosphere they present to their Customers.




Shelly and her Designers present a Wonderful Atmosphere to their Customers and a Unique Vibe with carefully Curated Inventory they have Sourced from far and wide.   They have spent all Summer Sourcing to fill the Shop for the Fall kick-off in fact.  To bring us this luscious presentation of Indigo Blues, Architectural Salvage Finds to Die for, Vintage and Antique furnishings, Natural Elements, Accessories and Fashions Created by superb Artisans. 




Had the dreaded budget permit I would definitely have scooped up this Beaver Top Hat embellished with Lace for my Taxidermy Goat to sport.   Right now he's still languishing in one of the Garages waiting for his debut in whatever room of New Villa Boheme' he will permanently occupy.   I'm thinking it will probably be the Juliet Room whenever I get around to finally painting the Walls in there.  I've been procrastinating on a lot of the larger Projects due to the heat of Summer, but as it begins to Cool off and I can throw open those French Doors to the Juliet Balcony of Death... I'll probably then tackle the Transformation of said room!  *Smiles*




I can only Imagine the amount of Work and sweat it took to Transform an entire two Sister Shops at the tail end of Summer for Shelly and the Designers!  Because SIRENS & SAINTSthe Sister Shop, also looked completely Transformed and a Vision of Loveliness and filled with a wealth of Fresh killer Inventory!!!




And speaking of Killer... I almost wanna Kill Her because a certain Beast Princess has been coming Home from School in a Nasty Dark Funk lately and spreading Toxic Negative Energy all over the place to Torment us all!!!   She will not Endure her own Torment without Sharing it in a most Dramatic Fashion.  She finds living out here in the boonies to be about as Boring and lacking in Social opportunities as I do... but being only Ten... it's Magnified a Thousandfold for her!   This is our little Socialite who almost needs an Entertainment Director at her disposal because if she has an unfilled Moment in her day, she's Misery personified!  There have been a lot of Moments... too many unfilled Moments!!! *Oh no!!!*




Riddle Moi with Guilt since a Fancy New Dream Home and it's Novelty wore off quickly for both Kiddos and they lament we might have been better off staying in our Beloved Old Home in the Hood where we at least had many Friends and lots to do!??!  Uh oh... yeah, these City Kids are having an almost worse time of transitioning to Rural Living and having little to do but enjoy a Nice Home!  The Subdivision has a lot of people but is certainly lacking in the Hospitality Factor, even among the Young people apparently.   She does have Friends at School, but most don't live in THIS Subdivision and are bused in so they only Socialize at School or if their Parents are willing to Transport them to Play Date Invitations.




We were used to having a house full of Kiddos, all living within walking distance from each other or being able to walk to almost anything, shops, restaurants, library, Clubs, parks, etc...    So our Kiddos either had their Posse daily in our Home, or they were Invited over to the Homes of their Friends and spent many Happy hours there or they were out and about in Old Town with Friends.   When you are used to daily Social interactions with people you Enjoy in a tight knit Community, it is tough to have that barren Alone time too often.  To feel Lonely and Bored out of your Mind with nothing to do, no Socialization and a long commute to get anywhere.   I 'get it'... and so I do have Empathy.




And thus every Weekend she looks forward to Planning Trips into the City on Friday Nights so we can 'Get Outta Here' and have a Life as she likes to put it.  *LOL*   Alas, with her Brother having a Medical Emergency that we have to sort out, I have to stay close to Home this entire Weekend.  Lest we need to make more Emergency Room Trips while waiting to get him into the Pediatric Specialist after Insurance Blesses the Emergency Request for a Referral to one.   We don't know when we'll get that call to get him in Stat, so I don't want to be out and about.  Not that she doesn't Care about her Brother being so ill, but Color her dreadfully disappointed and unhappy... so the Dark Mood prevails since waiting another Week is an Eternity for a Child!




Not that her Brother is any less unhappy and disappointed, since he's feeling dreadful and had to cancel a third Weekend in a row to visit his Dad's side of the Family in the City due to a string of illnesses he's battled since School began.  He looks forward to that very much too but has the Maturity to Roll with it such that it is, which makes it much easier on Moi.  He's actually an easy Child to Care for when he's Sick since he prefers to voluntarily rest and not complain incessantly or be overly demanding. 




  I feel so bad for the Kid, Yesterday's Trip to the ER put him thru the wringer and an almost intolerable amount of intense pain for which nothing they could give him would provide any relief.   Which puts me in an almost intolerable amount of Anxiety since what Mom or Gramma can stand to see their Kiddos suffering intensely and be able to do nothing about it?!?!!  He was begging me to ask them to put him out and sedate him, but of coarse rarely can or will they do that with Children, too risky and for this situation, not wise either.  I have slept most of the Afternoon away after another round of Doc Appts. for him Today, I'm Emotionally and Physically drained from this Ordeal he's going thru!




So even IF we could go into the City this Weekend, I probably wouldn't have it in me to actually.   And if you are Parenting a Ten year old Child you know how demanding of your Time and Energy they can be, especially if they see you not Feeling 100% because it Scares them.   After all, Grandpa isn't in Good Shape, her Brother is now not in Good Shape, so she's not having it that Gramma doesn't look to be in Good Shape either lately!!!   She'll do any amount of antics to get me back to looking like my Normal Self, even if it's Negative Attention she's inciting.  




 After all, Negative Attention seems better than No Attention to most Kiddos!   But my Reserves of Attention are spread quite thin and depleted right now.  *Le Sigh*   So... she finally gave up after Dinner and Calmed down enough to occupy herself playing Games on my Cell Phone and give everyone a Break... Thank God for Technology and Young People's Enjoyment of it!  *Whew!*  The Guys were Thankful I found SOMETHING... ANYTHING... to make her Stop!!!  The Young Prince's Bargaining Power was depleted due to needing her NOT in his Room so he could rest adequately.  All the other Tech Gadgets she Loves are in there and I needed Blogging here to Save my Sanity from hearing her Mood Swings in full force!  So I wasn't giving up my Computer!  *LOL*




And Lord knows The Man wasn't giving up the Remote Control to the main TV in the Living Room... he would have gone thru Withdrawal and had a Fit if he'd been Forced to watch her Little Girl Shows with her!  Is it Wrong of us to absolutely loathe the Girl Team of SAM & CAT and their Show?!!?!?  *Bwahahaha!*   I've had to Endure a lot of Kid Shows in my well over three decades of raising Children... but there are some Shows I just can't get thru... and The Man is more tolerant than I when it comes to watching Mindless Shows lemme tell ya...  *LOL*




But this Show... well, even for a Guy that can watch every Mindless Reality Show about Life in Alaska or Ice Road Truckers... it's just too much, even for him... and that's saying something!  *Smiles* The Sweet looking Young Lady on the Right, her Character and especially the Voice of the Character is like someone scratching their nails on a Chalkboard to me!!!   I could run out of the room screaming from the agony of trying to Endure it... and yet, for Ten year old Girls, this Show is apparently da bomb!!!   And now, BECAUSE she knows it aggravates Grandpa and they have this duel going on with World Domination and Control of the Remote... she Torments him with incessant requests to watch it with her.  Even though she has a new TV in her own Lovely Bedroom Upstairs... she doesn't like Solitude so rarely spends time up there... Upstairs, where we wouldn't have to hear it or her carrying on... Alas!




Will we Survive Puberty with a Blossoming Grand-Daughter?  Stay Tuned... in the meantime, I still have lots of Visual Distractions for us both coming up in Future Posts... so come back at least for that... Okay?  *Winks*

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Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian





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