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Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm so Proud, My fantastic Hubby

I just wanted to take a moment to share some images and copy from a recent local newspaper article about my Husband and our company
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People are always asking me to explain what we do and It's not that easy.  It's all pretty technical and contrary to what the article says. Not everyone knows what a synthesizers is.

I was not there when they came out to take these photos and interview Roger, but I've been hearing about it, and we were wondering when the article would come out.  The paper decided to make it a feature in the technology section and it appeared on Sunday Jan 12.  It was a great article full of fabulous photos of our shop and staff.

 These folks make it all happen. I just keep track of it all and get it shipped out. 
I tell people when they ask what I do? "anything that has to do with paperwork, forms, dollars and customer service, not related to the technical issues".
But lots of people simply do not understand my day job, so if you are interested this article explains it all. Click photos for larger versions if you are so inclined.  :)  I'm so proud of my dear Hubby that he could take a hobby and turn it into a good living and provide jobs for others as well.  








Friday, January 10, 2014

The art of camouflage

My youngest son has officially moved out, but he left behind this fabulous mural of his name in Japanese.
 I just couldn't paint over it, but it does not go with my decorating style.
 So what to do???? Instead of paint I decided to Camouflage.

 I simply covered it with vintage survey maps. It took 3 maps to cover his artistry.
 Then I moved a sleeper sofa (also camoflaged with a slip cover) into the room and a few other misc pieces I had here and there, including a recliner from the attic, and voila!
 It's now a guest room/sitting area without much fuss, and zero dollars.
 I actually really like this space, because It's not over decorated, and has a sense of calm and quiet to it.
I don't know how I will eventually use this space, and I didn't want to put a lot of money or effort into it right now. 
On the other side of the room is a table and chair for a computer and his old mini fridge.  It's almost like a mini hotel suite. I'm slowly getting the closets cleared out etc. 
 I'm sure at some point I'll paint this room but for now this solution works just fine. And in case you are interested, I have lots of these maps available in my etsy store here.

I've also used the full color, pull down maps, in similar ways in other rooms of my house.




This one is my favorite. So colorful and still on it's roller.
                                 Fun Solution for a large space that you don't know what to do with.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Vintage Photo Shoot

 I never seem to know what opportunities will present themselves, just because I'm a junker. Recently a friend of my Son and DIL asked if she could rummage through my barn for some props for a photo shoot. Of course I said "yes", and then began asking about the details of the shoot.
 Once I learned it would be inside an historic old building in downtown, I then asked if I could tag along and take some photos for my blog. Of course, being a marketing firm, they said "yes".
 The theme is Vintage Meets modern and it was fun to watch these models being turned into vintage office exedutive, then modern, and then back to vintage again.
 And there was wonderful architecture to use all around. I supplied the Saturday Evening Post used above.
 View from the 10th Floor, while models tried to keep their hats from flying off their heads, during an outdoor scene.
 Most of the props I supplied were used in the last shot
 The Chair, Globe, clock and intercom all came from my Barn.
Doesn't she look fabulous!

These are just my snaps ,  but I saw some of the professional photos and they  look great.
 I like the "old meets new" concept and can't wait to see it in it's final version.  

This was so much fun.

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