Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love, Health, Happiness ~ a simple recipe for 2012  Best Wishes, Jeanie 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It is hard to believe another Christmas is just around the corner.  Time marches on and stops for no one and I find myself wondering where did the year go? Being the owner of a small boutique, I have been planning my buying, gearing up for this season, for months now.  In my personal life however,  my shopping trips are those of necessity and quick decision-making must be had. No second guessing as I have not had the luxury of time on my side.  Each year, a little voice inside my head echoes "I am going to be more organized" but unfortunately, it never quite pans out. That being said, now that I have actually written it on paper, perhaps next year I can sigh with relief, pat myself on the back, as I have stock piled the perfect gifts for my loved ones throughout the year. On top of my "done" list will be the pretty written Christmas Cards with personalized notes for all my special friends and family. That would be perfectly....perfect!   

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The joy of visiting the Make-Up counter. So many different brands,colors....products galore!

It always makes the job easier if one has the correct tools. A brush for this and a brush for that. One thing I have learned is you can't "skimp" on the quality of your Make-Up brushes. It's much better to have one top notch brush rather than a few cheaper ones.

 I used to watch in anticipation as my Mom would apply her stepping-out-for-the-evening Make-Up. She was frugal and instead of using a specific "blush" she would dab her lipstick on a Kleenex and carefully smudge it on her cheeks. She would run a comb through her short stylish wavy hair. Clip on her earrings.  Leaving the best for last ~ she would slowly, meticulously apply her red lipstick. Taking the other corner of the Kleenex she would "kiss" the hanky making sure her lipstick was applied evenly ~ not too overdone. I like to think my love of Make-Up is hereditary, one of the more pleasant genetic traits I also share with my daughters.            

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The joy of finding the perfect winter Coat!

The delicious taste of fresh cake with cream cheese icing.....


Our dear little furry friends ~ unconditional love. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I came across this sign and thought how perfect, such a simple concept.  I'll show those dust bunnies a thing ~ or two!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One of the best things about owning a shop is ~ going shopping (of course)

I am loving the taupe & champagne colors, the dove gray & soft pink hues. Classically elegant.

A touch of sPaRkLeS celebrate the feminine side of PRETTY

Celebrate with Jewelry ~ Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, a touch of BLING (ring a ding ding)!! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My girl's and I share a passion.....

We love the excitement of fashion & Accessories. My oldest daughter works magic with her hair styles. My youngest daughter shines with pretty tresses.

Together we love to shop vintage. Half the fun is finding something unique and pretty (of course).
Thank goodness my youngest puts up with me ~ she is my official hat model for my vast hat collection. It is a bonus that is she so photogenic.

It is difficult to select one specific style of clothing we like ~ the options are vast. Oh....and did I mention makeup?

We are dangerous group when we hit the Mac Cosmetic Counter! Quick....where's my Visa!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We unpacked box after box of beautiful things!

Our favorite season is almost here. Time for some ***sparkle***

Add a little Glitz

A touch of wHiMsY....

& a BIG dose of GLAMOR! You are most welcome to stop in for a visit ~ we'd love to see you ~

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Celebrate Vintage Style
Delicate Old Cotton & Lace
Dreamy Floral Design
Sweetest Leather Baby Shoes (with tiny buttons)
Millinery ~ The Quintessential Accessory
Treasures....share the passion!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Has Arrived!

On a beautiful day in September, my daughter and I planned our 2011 Fall Hat photoshoot.  We both agreed Cultus Lake would be our destination as we envisioned brightly colored leaves blowing in the wind.

We drove all around the lake, checked out campsites, pulled off the road numerous times but we were unable to find just the right spot. 

As the sun was starting to go down behind the mountain and the light was shifting we knew we had better find our destination pretty quick.
Oddly enough, if I wasn't so stubborn and listened to my daughter's original suggestion ~ we could have spent less time (and gas) driving all over the place! So there we were, no leaves in sight, just the two of us as the end of the dock. The lighting was perfect. The breeze rippling over the Lake & the photo's.....well, they turned out perfectly!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Celebrate with feminine pretty touches ~ a lace scarf, a classic hat, and jewelry!  Create your own unique style and have fun with the treasures that you find~ at The Button Box.
This once sad looking chair transformed into a pretty vanity chair ~ fit for a princess!
A touch of inspiration. My favorite decorating style ~ French Country. A little bit of shabby, a hint of glamor, and eclectic accessories add the finishing touch.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Time for our Girl's Get-Away. We planned and planned, changed our schedules, emailed back & forth. We wanted everything to be perfect!
I loaded up the Van, had a quick Pedicure (thanks Gwen), then drove to White Rock to pick up Laurie.
We arrived at our destination after a nice ferry ride, beautiful sunny skies, and much anticipation. A huge "thank you" to Jen....who is our "mother hen"....she had a buffet of snacks waiting for us!
Tighnamara Spa is amazing! A perfect spot for relaxation and gorgeous scenery.  We walked the beaches, had amazing spa treatments, laughed till we cried, A Tapas meal fit for a "Queen". 
We "toasted" our Sue (who we know was with us in spirit). Then we made plans for our next Get-Away....perhaps an Okanagan Wine Tour?  We'll see.....

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday ~ June 3rd, 2011    Thank you to my many friends who visited my shop today. Celebrating my 5th Anniversary with you was wonderful!  I will continue to find beautiful unique items for you to enjoy and as for the hats ~ the styles just keep getting better and better!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Button Box is 5 years old! We are so excited to celebrate with our many friends.  Yummy.....cupcakes!

A beautiful Gift Basket Contest ~ such fun!

Refreshing Iced Tea to Quench Your Thirst.....

Special Guest ~ Make-Up Artistry By Erika!  She will share the latest trends for Spring!   Oh yes ~ 10% off your purchase!  The Jazz will be playing in full swing, the Shop is bursting with color & inspiration, and we will be in the party mood!  Hope you can stop by ~ we'd LOVE to see you !!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Good Friday was such a beautiful sunny day! My daughter and I were on a mission ~ we needed to find the perfect outdoor spot for a photo shoot.  Afterall, I need to showcase my beautiful new Spring hat collection. So we headed out......
We drove and drove all over town searching for that special location.  Nothing seemed just right. After 2 hours, we stopped for a bite to eat, collected our thoughts, and carried on.
Funny thing was.....we ended up finding the spot we had been searching for.  The light was perfect, the trees added a softness, and we were 2 minutes from home!
A showcase of Hats!  Now it's time to clean our boots, pack the hats away, and have a nap!