Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rock Paper Scissors

I had the most wonderful day off yesterday. I spent it with my lovely friend Beth. I met Beth through the Etsy street teams (EtsyNJ and FDL). I am *so* very excited and a wee bit jealous (ok, ALOT jealous) of her...she is opening her own brick and mortar shop!!!! So I took a drive up to have lunch and see if I could lend a hand. The moment I walked into this lovely space I must admit to falling in love. She is still setting up, but the "vibe" is FUN. Just like the shop name, it all says, stop in, and play for a bit. You see, to me, creativity is the part of you that is completely free spirited, like a carefree child. Creating is a chance to just be you, to practice living in the moment. Beth has succeeded in creating a space that will certainly nurture this. She has an eye for all things beautiful. So, where is this FUN shop Rock Paper Scissors? Well dear friends, if you are anywhere near north Jersey you have to go. Or maybe you will take a road trip, you can spend the day Saturday and then head on to Short Hills mall Sunday. She is located on Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, NJ. What does Rock Paper Scissors sell? Oh my...Vintage fabric, lace, buttons! Vintage and funky jewelry making pieces, and a stunning array of papers. Something for everyone. Beth will also be offering classes in all things creative. She is one of my favorite Etsians. A master at sewing and beautiful jewelry maker. I can't wait to go back for the opening!

I spent the day winding beautiful vintage ribbon on stunning vintage wooden spools. I have to tell you, I would gladly be paid in merchandise for work. Ha! If you could call it work. I found it to be completely blissful to sit on the floor and have 2 huge bins full of ribbon and trim surrounding me! Friends, to me, it just doesn't get any better than that....Good thing she didn't have me playing with the vintage buttons :) Well...there's always next time!


my little Aura said...

That's awesome!!
I'm very glad you can meet each other. For sure I know Beth's store has to be beautiful. All the good "vibe" for you two :)

Becca said...

Thanks Barbara, I wish we all lived closer :)

Nora said...

this is wonderful!
What a gorgeous store Beth!!!!
a thousand congrats,all the love and best wishes!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Becca,
I’m so happy you will be joining me for the Where Blogger’s Create party again this year!
I think it’s going to be great fun and is already bigger than last year!
Jo is offering some great prizes isn’t she??? I’ll be in touch!!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Barbara Lou said...

Wow! Its like that shop was pulled straight from my dreams! If I ever had a shop, I would want it to look exactly like that! Beth, we are all so happy for you and I know you are just bursting with excitement and creative energy too. If I ever, ever travel that way, I think I will just camp out at your store LOL! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Well.... where to start???! Becca, you gave us the glimpse we've all been waiting for.
Fabulous space filled with a ton of joyful gear...well done and all the ebst for the opening, I'll be thinking of you in NJ, love from down under in Oz to you guys xx
Love Debra (AllThingsPretty)

Beth said...

What a wonderful surprise this morning to read this post and see all these fantastic pictures! Thanks so much, Becca, for coming to visit and sharing your stories and company and for winding all of that ribbon! And thank you for posting these pics! Thanks most of all for your absolutely delightful presence and your friendship. You are so very dear!

I am finally open ... come see me again! Please!!

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

WONDERFUL!!! Beautiful post for a beautiful shop and two beautiful ladies! I'm so excited for Beth. I will definitely stop in when I'm in Northern Jersey. Would love to meet both you and Beth for a quick coffee (when she's not packed with customers. :) ) -kristen

Susan said...

Oh my....I'm coming to your space to create. Love it all. Put the coffee on. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my space. Susan