Saturday, 20 October 2012

Its Saturday.....

Finally made it through to Saturday!!! Honestly felt like the week would never end. So ~breaky with a friend then back here to open fsv for a few hours to cover customer appointments. The rest of the day spent just relaxing and doing a Mr Fab ~laying on the couch. I do not remember the last time I simply did ....nothing. Well unless you count carting a few pint masons outside to take some pics and make a sorry attempt to create an arty visual to appeal to your eye....... Not sure how successful I was but.......
It was blissful.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Home Show .................. Done.

Home Show is done and the tablecloths and assorted table decorations are packed away till next time. What a HUGE weekend which left us both exhausted. Mr Fab stepped up and I have to stop shaking my head in amazement. I knew he would help but had no idea he would step up to the mark and be ...well ...just Fabulous!
Our aim was to get Fabulous scents vintage out there and in peoples minds. I am pretty sure we were successful. Met some amazing people and established new customer relationships so all in all? Good job!
Now to get cracking on Christmas.........

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Its beginning to look a bit like ..... Xmas....

Finally have everything unpacked and organized. Even managed to get a start on a couple of the amazing baskets we will be offering this Christmas season. The hardest part was finding a basket that was suitably vintage looking and Fabulous! Pretty sure we nailed it with the Romaine tin baskets.....

What do you think?..............

Thursday, 4 October 2012

What a Fabulous Week

Amazing and interesting week! We always love New customers and we have had a few this week and all have been wonderful! I once again think to myself how insane lucky I am am to be able to do what I love every day. Thats not to say ~some days I become seriously fabbed out and quite honestly would like to walk away from wax and wicks and not being able to smell anything because of the fragrance overload....then a gorgeous new or old customer will pop in and have a chat....and all is right with the world once again.

Also ~all the stock we ordered for Christmas has arrived and there are some really amazing things! It has been incredibly hard to find gift baskets in keeping with our Vintage look and which would compliment our Jars. Eureka! All here and this weekend is dedicated to preparing a couple for the shelves.
Have a Fabulous weekend!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Delivery Day

Delivery Day here at fsv HQ. A huge parcel arrives and I am once again dazzled by our American supplier managing to pack these beautiful jars so they arrive without a scratch. I do have to admit to the unpacking process taking a teeny bit longer than it should because I read the American newspapers the jars are wrapped in. I enjoy seeing how much it costs for anything from a bathroom sink to a pack of cookies.
I must also admit I am having one of those weeks where you seem to be on the go with no spare time to stop and still not getting anywhere. Now as an added distraction our supplier put in some Presto Jar Company glass lids so I will have no choice but to begin an adventure by searching out everything I can! The lids are actually very cool! Apart from that ~when we embarked on this journey of turning Vintage Mason into beautiful Soy candles we discussed the fact we simply cant just toss some soy in a vintage jar and send it on its merry way. We need to able to give the customer a little bit of info on each of these beauties ~even if its just a date range. We need to be able to say with absolute certainty that these are Vintage Mason Jars and not replicas.

I find I can spend literally hours late into the night just searching for any snippet of information I can ~hmmmmmm obsessed much?