Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Vintage Flowers & Birthday Cake

Yesterday, I ventured into the city to check out what it had to offer for the scrappers & stampers of the world. I went to the Mecca of ribbon & trim stores, Tinsel Trading Company, and opened up an account with them. I have never in my entire life seen as much ribbon, trim, buttons, feathers, and fibers in my entire life - forget about the fact that it is housed under 2 roofs....This is where the Martha Stewarts & Ralph Laurens (literally) of the world buy their trims. Their website does not even do them justice, so dont bother looking (well if you must look Pack your bags & book your airlines tickets to NYC pronto =)
While there, I picked up some delicious vintage flowers. These are the sweetest & most delicate little blooms. I cannot wait to put these beauties on my cards. I was always fond of the Prima, but I have to say that these put those gorgeous flowers to shame! Here is a quick shot of what the vintage flowers look like. I am going to be selling them in my store soon, so let me know if you would like some =)
This past week, I also celebrated my 21st birthday (for the 10th time lol). I had a yummy mouse chocolate birthday cake. Now that I am mom, my birthday cakes can really be just about any mom's cake. It is a real rite of passage to no longer have your bday cakes scripted with your first name. Nevertheless, it went straight from the lips to the hips =)

And, being that we are on the topic of chocolate (one of my favorite subjects ha!), I have to give you another good reason to come & visit NYC - we have the "Treats Truck." Think the icecream man meets freshly baked goods served by a hipster chick =) Every day the lady who works this truck posts which blocks she will be serving up the treats. Yesterday, she was on 38th Street & 5th Avenue between 12 - 4. My girlfriend & I stalked her down & were able to get the MOST DELICIOUS BROWNIES on the planet! The treats girl was super nice too! She looked better in person than she does on her youtube clip =) And, she even donates a portion of profit to her favorite charity of the month. What's better than indulging in some goodies for a great cause? Check out the "Treats Truck" here
Hugs, Loreen


sylv said...

Happy belated birthday Loreen!!

I have always wanted to visit NYC to see Time Square (and to get purses), now I have another reason to visit!

I am interested in the vintage flowers. I will wait until you post them on your site or announce to your Yahoo group.


Ami said...

Oh my goodness the cake or the flowers? Both look fabulous. Happy Birthday to you!