Sunday, April 28, 2013

“Creativity is just connecting things.

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while”Steve Jobs
 
My friend and able-bodied assistant Ruthie creates displays for me...she manages to pull together candles, old books, and a new quilted mat by seeing.  She is reworking the shop...we have the front room open, and she is "seeing" the possibilities of the back 3 rooms. 
 
This week is just a quick show and tell because I am reading research papers...the semester is coming to a close in 3 weeks...and the paper mill is working overtime.  But, I do have some things to look at.  Since many are still concerned about Sandy recovery, we want to remind you that...
And, I have some fun accents for the Jersey shore fans from Mona and Maddie as well as some creative redesigned jewelry from my jewelry elf.  First, Jersey proud...necklaces, bracelets, charms...necklaces and bracelets made by a local...and the charms also USA created...
 
 


 
These below are from "Sweet Maddie" who lives on a boat...better her than moi...but these are sweet little charms for on a fine chain or bracelet...
 
And, we even have one for my locale...although Mona did make me a "Swainton" one!
Then, Sharon, who creates from broken jewelry with bits of newly found items, came in with a selection of unique creations...


She also designed some cross bracelets...
 And old orphan earrings are reborn as necklaces...and old beads and pieces become bracelets.

 

So, we are working hard to find things that are unique with a touch of antique, and we will continue to create a place to escape...relaxing music...pretty colors...where everything old is new again...we want the creative spirits to live in all corners and on all shelves in our shop not just old things abandoned and tossed aside or because the Roadshow says.   The new antique world is for those who believe in things being reborn in this new century, and that requires a new perspective..for as Maya Angelou wrote...“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”   

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