Thursday, June 8, 2017

and 17 months later...

A current corner of Jazz~

Oh yah. It's been 17 months since I posted. Since I now seem to take all my pictures with my phone, it was easier to load them to Facebook. I've tried creating posts on my phone but is just seems to be an epic fail. However I just figured out how to access my phones pics on my laptop so perhaps, just perhaps, I can get my rear in gear and post more here!

All That Jazz is still going strong. She continues to plug along. I am still in the same store, The Shady Lady, in Downtown Centralia. I moved there 2 years ago after my previous store closed. 

I seem to have my seasonal themes down each year now. Spring and Summer are farmhouse and cottage style with a mix of painted furniture, French graphic themed items, cozy pillows and other home d├ęcor. My color theme tends to be neutral with pops of turquoise and green and I now do a mix of previously loved, repurposed and retail decor. This year I have been addicted to all things GRAY however!

Once Fall comes around I like to add COLOR, all the rich deep colors of Autumn.

In the world of retail, Christmas comes early, so by the end of October, beginning of November: OUT POPS XMAS! The xmas theme I tend to gravitate toward for my space is sort of a "Rustic Glamour". I love all things white and gold and silver with rustic woods thrown in. A bit of red will make it's way in too, because after all it's CHRISTMAS!

In January, after I pull my Christmas merchandise out, I stick with Winter neutrals. Come February/March it's back to farmhouse/cottage and turquoise!

Thanks for popping by!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Winter at Jazz~

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year's! 

Onward and upward


It always feels so wonderful to pack away all the Christmas things, clean up and rearrange! I'm looking forward to more projects and another year with All That Jazz!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ready For Christmas at All That Jazz!

One drawback about doing retail is that you have to rush to get the Christmas merchandise out, what seems like earlier and earlier every year. I managed to get my booth all stocked for the holiday season last weekend. Now I can sit back , breathe and enjoy the Fall/Thanksgiving portion of the holidays!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Goodbye and a new Beginning...

All That Jazz~ old spot at ABUNDANCE VINTAGE

Last month I said goodbye to the space/shop All That Jazz has called home for the last 5 years. The building we were located in is for sale and we were told there was a "sale pending". Therefore, our shop owner made the decision to close her wonderful store in April.

It took about a week for me to find another shop to move Jazz into, but thankfully I found one and it was my first and probably only choice and just up the street from where I was before. I am still sad and disappointed my previous shop, Abundance Vintage closed, it was a wonderful place to have a booth and Susan, the shop owner was marvelous. However the shop owner at my new space is a real sweetheart and I am extremely thankful she made room for me.

I cleared out my bigger furniture pieces in a sale so I could start my new space with fresh pieces. I had about a 3 week grace period to prepare before I moved to my new spot at "The Shady Lady".

Here is my new space when I arrived to set up, "pre Jazz", all prepped with fresh paint, extension cords ready for lamps and a ladder for hanging things! Yes, my new shop owner Holly rocks!


Two and a half hours later, with the help of my Mom and Aunt (previous members of Jazz) we had everything all set up! It was a great relief to get everything settled after 6 weeks of stress and worry about having to move and how things would set up and fit in. I am very glad to finally be settled and after 2 weeks things seem to be going pretty well. I just hope many of my previous customers follow me there. Now I get to get on with the business of picking and painting!