Monday, January 30, 2012

I Heart Glitter

These new heart necklaces filled with vintage silver glass glitter are so cute and perfect for a Valentines's gift...or a treat for you.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love Blooms Here

New product is arriving daily at Joyworks.

It just takes a few flowers to Spring things up...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sweets for Your Sweet

We just got in a new shipment of chocolates and caramels from
Aldallah who has been making chocotates since 1909.

They are all delicious but my favorite and most popular is the
Sea Salt Caramels.
~dark chocolate caramels dipped with sea salt~
Mmmmmm...So good...

On Valentine's Day make someone happy with a gift of chocolate

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine Fun

At Joyworks we have cute vintage inspired Valentines

Wrapping paper...great for crafting...

Super cute red polka dot paper straws...

Perfect for a sweet heart party!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

White & Bright

We were very lucky to get home from the Atlanta Gift Show last night.
Seattle is looking like a Winter Wonderland.

Our shopping days were filled with buying Christmas...

And pretty brights for Spring.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shopping Trip

Mom and I are going to Atlanta for 8 days to buy new and exciting product for the store. We will be very's a good thing we like to shop.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Behind our counter at the store we have a large 36x36 canvas painted with chalkboard paint so it can change with the seasons. After I took the Christmas scene down I needed a quick fix to change it to our up coming holiday.

I simply glued some large cream letters on and added hearts made out of book pages.

We also had fun making garlands out of paper hearts and draping them over a display table.

So easy and so cute!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


As I was flipping through the pages of the new Romantic Country magazine it was fun to see many of my favorite things.

I was so inspired by Jennifer Lanne's paintings that I used one of them as a painting exercise in one of my very first painting classes.

About 18 years ago we purchased Teena Flanner's paper mache originals at the Atlanta Gift Show. I believe she was one of the first to bring glitter back. We still stop by her showroom for a quick visit when we are in Atlanta.

We still have a few originals in our Joyworks museum.

I always love a good flea market...especially when I have traveled to Europe.

This rose painting that I found in Paris is one of my favorite purchases.

I am green with envy over this awesome stove...

It would look so cute in my kitchen with all my jadeite...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Super Exciting!!

My Joyworks Blog is featured in Romantic Country in
"The Blog Spot".

I was so excited and honored when I received an email from the editor, Mary Forsell, asking if I would be interested in being a featured blog.

My friend Elise Marie Photography came to the shop and took some pictures for me and created this great collage.

It has been so much fun to share this excitement with my friend and co-worker Shelly who writes a blog called Bungalow Bling.

We have been trying to get our hands on the magazine all week...the other day we almost attacked Bill the postman hoping he would have a copy...:)
Shelly finally found copies today and brought them to the store. The magazine is beautiful and filled with all my favorite things! It's on the stands today so I highly recommend running out and buying won't be disappointed.
I still can't believe I'm in a magazine...a little dream come true!