Monday, October 01, 2012

C&M Reopens and Updatey Stuff

I am so busy I don't hardly know if I'm coming or going, but I wanted to give you a quick update on everything going on. 

We've been working very hard to get C&M up and ready to go again. After everyone left last night, I took a moment to just take in my little shop, and enjoy what may be the last quiet night her for a long time. I don't mind sharing, it's a neat place, but it was kind of cool to have it all to myself one last time.

And this morning, C&M reopened! It was fabulous. Not too busy (no advertising will do that for you.) but busy enough. Pixies have figured out we're back, and it was great. We're working on getting the shop decorated for Halloween now, and putting together our "horror" book section, which is pathetic. (Also, Clara and I find Twilight horrifying for different reasons, but we do both agree it belongs in horror.)

This is our newest employee, Nyssa. She's awesome, and she's been a great asset. Also, hiding out in the back of this picture, Beatrice, Clara's cousin, who also came back to work for us.

From one of the upstairs windows, I can see the Green Elephant Thrift and Consignment Shop, and I thought  for sure I saw someone in there this morning.

But when I ran over to look through the windows (and hoping for an "open" sign) I didn't see anyone.

This is getting frustrating. Nyssa and Clara suggested that maybe they're not open on Mondays, like Norm's. I guess we'll see tomorrow.

And because I'm nuts, I decided I wanted another dollhouse. Not that there's room in my roombox for the one I already built, but when the Villa is finished there'll be PLENTY of room. Perhaps a charming gazebo?

I love the ones with big porches and fancy balconies. But I really just don't have room, so I gave up until...

 I discovered that we'd gotten in little roomboxes that are just the right size! They fit in a corner and I could even have it in my roombox until I move!

 Perfect! Now I just have to figure out when exactly I'm going to have time to put this together. Tomorrow, back to Norm's Dollhouse to plan/start decorating the Manor for our C&M Halloween Party! It's going to be amazing! And I still have to find my costume. And make up invitations for our customers. And...

... yeah, it's kind of busy here. But I wanted to let you know what was up and where I've been for the last week. Hope the first day of October is treating you well too! I'll let you know how decorating goes!

- Miri


  1. It's good to hear from you, Miri! Thanks for all of the updates. I'm so glad the coffee shop is re-opening, and I can't wait for you to get into the Green Elephant! xo Jennifer

  2. Congrats on your re-opening! Nyssa is gorgeous and Beatrice seems shy, but I bet she'z very knowledgeable.

    I love the idea of the little housez. What great fun you're going to have when you're not so buzy.

    The Halloween party will be spooktacular, no doubt. Wish I could be there, but I shall enjoy it through your bloggie. Don't you just love the webby thingamee?

    I can't imagine whatz going on with the Green Elephant. Maybe they need an employee. I'm sure the mystery will be solved somewhen. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy your adventureziz.

  3. I want to visit C&M sometime!!! I'd love to have a doll house. Maybe for Christmas? teehee

    ~ Kiki

  4. (Try this again. Is Mercury in retrograde or something?) I've had nothing but tech problems all days long. But, Miri, if you would, please tell Wendy that the package from Norm's arrived this morning. I was so surprised. Like it was my birthday or something, which it is not. But I love my new very posh fireplace, my new wood scuttle and, of course, my wee ghost in a bottle. Thank her for me, will you? Ann took some photos, but we can't figure out how to get them to you. That is, IF, she can find the USB camera connection. (I tell ya, Cuz, it's enough to drive a sane pixie over the hill around here.

  5. so glad C&M is opening again! woo-hoo! and Nyssa is just adorable. and getting ready for halloween!wow

  6. Congratulations on the re-opening! And oh, those dollhouses and roomboxes look tempting! :D

  7. Congrats on the re-opening of C&M!

    Nyssa is so pretty! I have thought about adding her to our little dolly family. But then I'd want her dark-haired sister and I'm sure there would be others to follow! LOL! We'll have to wait and see!

    I always enjoy visiting you. I leave with a smile on face!


  8. Dear Miri!

    How would I go about getting a little dollhouse for my girls? How spectacular they look !!!