Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LOCALITY: ART EDITION




Hello Again Friends! 

One of my very favorite events will be happening in the Lexington Convention Center next weekend
 (March 7th & 8th)

 'Kentucky Crafted: The Market' 

I absolutely love wandering up and down the rows gazing at all the different Kentucky Proud (and select out of state) art, craft, literature, music, film and food.

I have been attending this Kentucky Arts Council event yearly for as long as I can remember.

In honor of this magical upcoming weekend I have dedicated my blog to all the locally made art we proudly sell here at Street Scene!!!



K A T H Y  W E B B 

Fly Girl- $49, Truck Stop Guy- $125, 
Black Cat- $49, Small Fuzzy Bee- $49






W E H N E R D O G  C R E A T I O N S

Earrings- $14, Necklace-$14, Bow- $7





B L I S S F U L  D E S I G N

Fuzzy Scarf- $30, Knitted Scarf- $26





J E S S I C A  H  W H I T T I N G T O N

Large Knit Ear Warmer- $28





E U P H O R I C  D E S I G N S 

Cameo Bracelet- $32, Floral- $30





S T E L L A  B E L L A  B O U T I Q U E

Tube Necklace- $17, Blue Earrings- $16, Layered Set- $35, Tassel Earrings- $12.50, Triangle Earrings- $16





B O B  L O V E 

Lexington Card- $5, Wood KY- $190, KY Print- $15






B I L L  C O U L T A S 

Coin Necklace- $30, Coin Bracelet- $28



All of our fabulous artist have other items not pictured, so come check them out!

We also have other great items in store proudly made here in the USA!

Have a FANTASTIC week friends! 
I hope to see you at Kentucky Crafted: The Market next weekend! 

Until then, see you at
 S T R E E T  S C E N E 

xoxo, Jillian 








Tuesday, February 24, 2015

INSANE INCENSE

Hello there friends,

Did ya miss me?


I sure hope so!
Us bloggers took a very brief hiatus last week due to ARCTIC conditions here in the good ole' KY. Also, we have been very busy beginning a renovation to our store!
Exciting things are happening. 
If you happen to be in soon, please excuse our dust. We'll try to keep it brief :)

IN OTHER NEWS,

A little bit of renovations and weather won't stop us from getting in some really amazing new and vintage merchandise. I am particularly excited about some new incense we've gotten recently. 
For as long as I can remember we've sold incense in-store. It was the kind of individually sold, pick and choose kind, ya know? We'll we've stepped up our game a bit.
Our new EXOTIC incense or as the packaging dubs it "PREMIUM FRAGRANCE STICKS".

But really, 
This awesome incense is hand-rolled, comes in a beautiful package, is available in 5 scrumptious scents, and even includes it's own burning holder. 
The best part?
You can burn one down for only $7.00.

See for yourself!



These are the amazing scents available, but you really should come smell for yourself:

GREEN MUSK
SWEET AMBER
PATCHOULI
ISTANBUL
SANDALWOOD

Something that's really great about these is that each package does come with their own wooden incense holder. If you're like me, and have tried to burn incense WITHOUT one of these little holders, you know how much of an ashy mess it can make..so don't do that!
Keep the remains contained, sit back, and enjoy.


Almost all of our old incense is still available too! AND it's on sale! 
The sticks are 20 cents each and when you buy 10 you get 10 FREE.

Here are those scents we have left:

VANILLA
MULBERRY
TRANQUILITY
ARABIAN MUSK
CHAMOMILE
SANDALWOOD
NILE GODDESS
ONE LOVE
JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM
BLACK RASPBERRY
GREEN TEA
LAVENDER
FIZZY COLA
DRAGON'S BLOOD
FRANKINCENSE
CINNAMON
NAG CHAMPA FLORA
HAVANA BLUE
 HONEYDEW
JASMINE
DESERT BLUE


So, come make your cozy winter abode a bit better with some special scents.
Now you have a really good excuse to come visit us here at Street Scene.

Stay good smellin',

Olivia



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jillian Investigates


Hello Friends,

So we have this strange creature in our store...

And I have been summonsed to investigate 
(being the fearless one, ya know)


They come in all shapes, colors and sizes

Sometimes plants can live in them

They light up

They use to sit on top of something nearly every household owns

One could describe them as "Gaudy"

They were popular in the 1950's

Can you guess what I am?




Drum Roll please!






I am a....

TV LAMP 

Beautiful White 1958 Leaf TV Lamp $60



Ummmm ok. 
So what the heck is a TV Lamp?
 Why do I care about this strange looking thing?

Well this is a good question dear friend.

In the 1950's America went though this 'explosion of creativity.'
Suddenly these everyday items that surrounded peoples everyday life started to be produced with all these new and exciting shapes and colors. These items are now what we refer to as 'mid-century.'

You know what also started popping up in 1950's homes?
 Televisions. 

Now nearly everyone had experience watching films at local theaters and drive-ins, when watching films at these places they were always in the dark.
Thus, when TVs because popular in the home, Americans were accustomed to watching things in the dark, so it became a natural habit.

Like with every new technological advance comes health concerns. With the TV came concerns for straining/ damaging ones eyes focusing on something so dully lit (tvs weren't as bright then) in a darkened room.

So the creation of TV Lamps. 
They sat on top of your TV and lit up in hopes the eye strain level would be decreased. 

WOW!! CRAZY RIGHT?!

Just like anything else in the 50's these TV Lamps came in crazy shapes and colors. They became the 'hood ornament of the home' if you so.

And there you have it friends, every thing you ever wanted to know about TV Lamps.


So now lets take a look at some of these crazy creatures.
















All Images found via google image search

So yeah, nobody likes to take nice glamorous photos of TV Lamps (I mean really, why wouldn't you?!?)
But there you have it. 

Aren't they wacky and wonderful?

TV Lamps guys
They are a thing.


Until Next time friends,

xoxo,
Jillian 

Information about tv lamps found at http://www.tvlamps.net/lamp_history.html




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

VALENTINES

HI FRIENDS,


Happy Valentine's Day week
(No, I haven't been just dying to say that...)
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I hope this post finds you fine and dandy on this nippy winter morning.
I'm really feelin' the holiday spirit this week and am ready to share with you some preciously perfect valentines for your sweetheart, friend, friend with benefits, mom, dad, brother, co-worker, boss, random person you just want to give a card to, ECT. 
You get the point.
I have always been a fan of a good ole' handwritten card really on any occasion (birthdays, Christmas, and special day, and especially VALENTINE'S DAY).
But really, there's something so personal and heartfelt in a simplistic hand-written note to someone. It's a really easy way to show anyone you care about that they're worth taking just a few minutes out of your day to sit down and write down a few things you appreciate about them. It can be on just a scrap piece of paper and mean just as much as an expensive gift.
BUT,
When we have the cutest little cards you've ever seen, why not use these?




WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?
$4.50 




QUEEN OF HEARTS CARD
$4.50




THIS pop-up rose card...



Opens to reveal little cupid.
$4.50




STITCHED HEART CARD
$5.00




MOST PERFECT BOY <3 boy="" card="" p="">
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$5.00




CUPID'S ROSE POP-UP
$4.50




YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE
$5.00




I (ANATOMICAL HEART) YOU
$5.00




MODERN LOVE
$5.00




ASSORTED CAVALINNI CARDS
$4.00 EACH




OVER THE MOON FOR YOU
$4.75




IN SPITE OF ALL YOUR FLAWS
$4.75




MYSTERIOUS CUPID'S HEART...
$4.50




TURN THE DISK THEN LIFT THE HEART, 
AND YOUR CHARACTER'S SHOWN BY CUPIDS DART.





MINI VALENTINES
$2.50
These little babies are my personal favorite. They're small enough to write a short and sweet thought to your sweetie, but detailed enough to make the most special valentine.

I think I really love these because they bring up a childhood memory for me...
In elementary school, Valentine's Day was always my favorite holiday that we celebrated. On February 14th, we would come into our classroom with a special valentine for each of our classmates and teachers. Each of us had decorated a paper bag with our name on it and placed it somewhere in the classroom the afternoon before. As we arrived at school on Valentine's Day, we would go around and place a valentine in each one of our classmate's bags. When finished we would make our way our to our parents and fellow classmates for a yummy Valentine's Day brunch. When it was time for school to start and our parents left, we went back into the classroom and looked through our bags full of valentines from our friends, teachers, and elementary-school crushes:)
This was ALWAYS my favorite day of the year and is most likely why I'm so Valentine's Day obsessed now.
So, there ya have it.
I'm a dork.
But aren't we all?

Come see all of our lovely goodies for whoever you may be thinking about this Valentine's Day.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday, no matter who you spend it with.

Stay loving,

Olivia