I never to seemed to have enough confidence to make my dream a reality, but opted instead for corporate America. I spent my weekdays crunching numbers, and my weekends creating, ever dreaming of more beautiful "Victoria Bliss" kind of lifestyle. Somehow, I knew I would be good at it, but the gumption to take that leap of faith and put my money where my mouth was never materialized.
Perhaps that's why I am a such a good window shopper. And no small wonder that my favorite places to shop are the little boutiques that I dreamed about owning all my life. I am content to just take photos of all the pretty stuff.
Like Ambiance, a little shop near Trader Joe's in my neighborhood...
When I see jewelry in a shop, I always wonder if they would like to sell mine...but I never ask.
I love these quilted aprons...she has a new selection every season. I make aprons...I wonder...no.
Love these candlesticks!
I would have done this vintage thing in my shop...
I coulda made these....Hel-Lo!!!!
Shabby Chic stuff intrigues me, but I don't have any...hubby's not too keen on "cute".
But isn't this cute???
Adorable little leather belts
Don't these blossoms look real???
I love to revisit Ambiance often, as things are always different and so artfully displayed. The thing about owning a shop like this is that it requires commitment. My financial brain says, you have to work hard, seven days a week, 24/7, to survive in this stingy economy. It's not all "Victoria Bliss".
When would I have time to shop???
Laurel. When in doubt, shop.