Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tie one on...

Love the ribbon we just go in!
 These ribbons measure up...

By just adding a bow to a vase or a pillow it can quickly change the look.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Joy Street

 My friend gave me this S J ST sign and I added some stickers to make it into JOY Street for a window display.
 It looks cute with all the vintage inspired houses...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good things...

Come in Small Stores!
 Thank you to all who shopped small this weekend!
 We put our heart and soul into our small shop and really appreciate all your support!
We are so lucky to work in a place where we love what we do and get to be creative every day.

Let the JOY of the shopping season begin!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


A Snowman made out of a Book!
 A little craft for the day that I saw on Pinterest...
They were fun to make...I'm still working on perfecting them and getting the shape right... :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vintage Jewelry Tree

We needed a fun prop for a clothing window so today I made this 26" funky tree from vintage jewelry.  I purchased a metal tree for the base and hot glued on all the jewelry...I like it!  :)    

Lantern Light

This lantern in extra cute but we also love the new battery operated candles. 
These candles are awesome because they have a new flickering flame which moves back and forth which makes them look so real.

It's so real that it's tricking our customers...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Joywork Living

 Christmas vignettes at Joyworks...
New custom candles we had made by Rendezvous Candles.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Big Fun!

A large FuN sign I made today for a store display!

Box Top

I love the cover of this box and also what's inside!
American Made--you don't see that very often these days...
At Joyworks we have a nice collection of Shiny Brites to use in our Christmas Displays.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

So Sweet and Deer...

A big cupcake thank you to everybody who came to our
Joyworks Holiday Open House!
We were lucky to have cupcakes from delivered especially for the event!
I also wanted to share with you a paper mache deer I made for a Joyworks window.
I covered a light up yard art deer with music...It turned out pretty cute and I was so excited that some of the lights still worked and the deer glowed at night. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

JOY in lights...

I've always wanted a large neon style JOY light for the store so I decided to make one out of person it's pretty cool... :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ball Jar Chandelier

I saw this cute chandelier and thought .... I can do that!

Mine won't be near as cute as the one above but I still think it will be fun for a store display.
I was so excited  tonight when I lit string soaked in polish remover wrapped around the bottom of the test jar on fire and the bottom came off...I watched how they did it on YouTube  :)
The jar is a little big so I plan on looking for smaller ones.  I'll paint the jars,chandelier, and crystals blue with Elmer's clear glue and food coloring -3 drops blue to and 1 drop green.  I decided to paint clear jars so I won't have to use good blue vintage ones.
It's still a work in progress...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Merry and Bright

A few years ago I saw this idea and always wanted to make one.
 I purchased this large green window screen at a flea market and with vintage  glass ornaments we created this awesome tree!
It turned out so great and is a wonderful addition to our Christmas decor.