John Derian… amazing artist…by Terry

Fifteen years ago I started carrying John Derian in my store. He had a very small space at the gift show, loved the fact he always had donuts and or cupcakes with him, not to be corny, but they were a sweet as he is. His voice is very quiet and soft and he always made me feel as if I were the only one standing there being helped by him. Times have changed for John, he is everywhere and everyone knows his name, the great thing… he is still just the same. A wonderful quiet soft man who does amazing decoupage!

Selections from Dransfield and Ross & Kim Seybert Spring 2012 collections have arrived…by Terry

They are heavenly, some for outdoors some for your favorite room in your house. I don’t know how they come up with such fabulous ideas, but they do season after season. I particularly love the Dransfield and Ross Bluestone Collection, if you can imagine yourself on a ivory couch or bed with these pillows, or a grey blue couch… the look would be fantastic. Those who love to entertain will love Kim Seybert’s 2012 Spring Collection. Her refined fashion sensibility and a love of rich color and texture is evident in this new collection. This supremely stylish collection for modern living will bring a smile to everyone at your table. These designers really have it all. What I love about them most of all is they are always working on their craft to make it better and better. Introducing something new and yet really sticking to what they do best.

The funniest thing happened last night!

I was getting ready for bed, getting all the dogs tucked in and the phone rang. It was a customer calling me thinking she should maybe call the fire departments as we had left candles burning in our window. Now I had to think for a moment, I never light candles in the store… oh oh oh she meant our new flickering candles that look so real, she thought we had left candles lit. That is a testament to how beautiful these candle look! So, I had to take a photo of them for you. They are made from beeswax and the wick moves perfectly so they look as real as can be. Come in and see

Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great to be Crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice
The horse he slipped and fell on the flea
“Whoops,” said the flea, “There’s a horse on me!”

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Way down South where bananas grow
A flea stepped on an elephant’s toe
The elephant cried, with tears in his eyes
“Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?”

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Way up North where there’s ice and snow
There lived a penguin and his name was Joe
He got so tired of black and white
He wore pink slacks to the dance last night!
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Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Eli, Eli had some socks
A dollar a pair and a nickel a box
The more you wear ‘em the better they get
And you put ‘em in the water and they don’t get wet!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Called myself on the telephone
Just to hear that golden tone
Asked myself out for a date
Said be ready ’bout half-past eight!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

Took myself to the picture show
Sat myself on the very last row
Wrapped my arms around my waist
Got so fresh I slapped my face!

Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?

I especially like the chorus…”Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?….Giddy and foolish the whole day through…Boom, boom….” fond memories they were.  So, crazy…could also imply unusual, no? Which allows me a perfect sehgway into my next topic. I’m visiting Portland, Oregon currently. A place I love, love, love, explanation point x3.  In my travels and adventures here, I have made it a point to pop in and out of boutiques that are similar to my place of employment…and I just have to brag on this place of employment, because it is clear that it is an “unusual” place. We have unusual items for purchase. Items you won’t most likely see in an others home.

Terry Murphy, the owner of this fine establishment, is a magnet for finding these beautiful and eclectic treasures.I work at Bellissimo.So, in your travels in and around down town Ketchum, visit us at the Galleria…and please do say hello, I’m dawn.

p.s. One of my favorite pieces in the store is by a ceramicist from Africa, Astrid Dahl.  She, like many artists, is inspired by nature.In particular, flowers. For her, the medium of choice is a white clay, that she finds the most enjoyable & pliable material to transform her thoughts into an objet d’ art. Bellissimo!

Spring Has Sprung! And our new Bellissimo shopping site is open for business…

Its been a very busy spring for us in Sun Valley Idaho. The store is receiving unique gift items and beautiful home decor pieces by Andrew Martin. I love the Kim Seybert’s 2012 collection of napkin rings and seersucker napkins. The napkin rings are big and fabulous. My particular favorite is Le Cadeaux Melamine. Melamine dinnerware, durable enough for outdoor patio dining or take it with you on a special picnic. The dish patterns and rich colors are inspired by Spanish and French porcelain dinnerware. If you live in a home that embraces the seasons you’ll love the nature inspired chandelier by Canopy Designs. Gold frame with beaded with vibrant hand sewn flowers. On your next visit to Sun Valley Resort in Idaho please stop by the store in Ketchum or visit our online shopping site at Bellissimo, we have these and many more lovely gifts and decor for you home.

Some days feel like this…

One day peeling into the next, and then the next!!! Take a look around, summer is coming!!! Our friends will be walking around their neighborhoods, dogs will be playing, picnics galore. Summer is heavenly in Sun Valley. If you don’t live here, anyone reading this should come visit. It’s light until ten o’clock at night, the restaurants are out of this world and i must say we are so FRIENDLY!!

By the way we have this mirror in the store, pretty clever of me finding away to fit it into my daily thought, don’t you think!

Go to our new designer discount web site and treat yourselves to something cushy and cool…. cushycoolbuys.com
Happy Spring!
Terry

Handmade, One Of A Kind Lamp…

I absolutely love this lamp! hand painted by the artist. This is the most gorgeous l lamp you have ever seen and it will make any room look fabulous! Each lamp is completely hand molded, thrown, fired and then hand painted, using eighteen carat gold paint, the shade is also hand painted to match ……..stunning! This is the very last lamp we have in our store and has been reduced by nearly half the original price. Please le me know if I can help you, this won’t last long. Item: Table Lamp Height: 30” Diameter: 18” Base Shade: 18” Wide Originally: $1500.00

Special Price: $800.00