Have you ever walked into a place and felt so inspired, delighted, happy and....at home? This happened to me recently during my trip to CA. I was showing my Fleaology partners some of my old stomping grounds from when I lived in LA and I took them to South Pasadena which has a charming little downtown area. We were looking for a place to eat and found this sandwich shop and as we were coming out this window display caught my eye. I just had to go in and see what the store was about.
I imagine I must have felt what Charlie did on his entrance to Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory. My eyes popped out as I took in the eye candy and whimsy of this delightful store. Basically it is a store for artists and crafters, especially those who love vintage and mixed media design. In the center is a awesome smorgasboard of items you can buy to create one of kind mixed media masterpieces. A lot of the items were vintage and really reasonably priced.
The store owner was really charming and we had a chance to talk with her a bit. She has artists teaching classes there every week and as I looked at some of the projects, I was wishing we could stay and sign up for a few. If you don't have time to take a class she has some great artwork for sale that you can just purchase. I loved looking at all the creations for sale.
I truly loved everything about this store, the displays, the goods, the wonderful and kind staff and the creativity around every corner.
I loved the tag line of the store.....a place for contagious creativity....and while I haven't found a store like this around me, I hope all of you can find that space in your life. Where is your place for contagious creativity?