May 3, 2009

The Ultimate Saturday

Yesterday, was the best. I drove to Rochester.
With 2 things on my agenda.


1. Meet in person, KERRY BOGERT! You know Kerry, she has several of pieces in Wire Style ! You know, KABS CONCEPTS!!

2. Pick up amazingly cool Printers Cabinet. If you see my on Facebook, last week you would have seen me talk
ing about this great find.

I didn't find it. Kerry did. And she was nice enough to give me the heads up. What can I say, it was love at first site. (the cabinet- is the ultimate in bead storage) I know I know.
I'm so freakin' lucky.




Here's the cabinet-- It's so incredible. And a heavy M'F'er.

It was at this super small, really great antique shop. I'm not telling you any more than that. I'm keeping my eye on this place for future goodies.

So we met up at the shop, wheeled and dealed for the cabinet, loaded it into the back of my rig, and off we jetted for an afternoon of fun.









17 drawers - room for thousands of beads.























First stop- LUNCH. At AJA Noodle. Yumm! I had the pad thai with chicken and it was outstanding.
Then we stopped in at this HUGE bead shop, Let's Bead. Talk about overwhelming. I would have loved to take pictures inside, but I couldn't even see straight due to all the pretty distracting beads. I bought a few things, of course!







Picked up some cool Bottle cap beads (Glass Garden Beads), and a couple of ceramic pairs from Golem Studios, and Kerry helped me pick out a couple of strands of glass beads, that interestingly enough, coordinate with all the beads I bought! Thanks Kerry!











We also stopped in at Antiques and ALL THAT JAZZ - a very hip antique mall with a bazillion vendors, and I splurged on some beautiful antique buttons.

Kerry and I stopped in at her house, and I got to meet her adorable family and see up close and personal: her recent antique finds, the newly painted guest room, her totally spotless studio space, and also got a little glass lesson. ;)






This morning, I had some fun organizing my beads into the drawers of my new cabinet. I also put the studio back together, and hung some pictures up. I'll show pics of the studio tomorrow.






This pic is for Kerry, here's some color organization!

Such a fun day and it was awesome meeting Kerry. And I owe her the moon for finding me that cabinet! I'm looking forward to my next visit!



25 comments:

  1. Holy Cow Lorelei!! What a great day and a great find. Making new friends is the best.

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  2. Wow, that cabinet is so perfect - I'm jealous... ;)

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  3. Sounds like you had the perfect day all around! Good for you! That cabinet is amazing!

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  4. Oh, and I also bought some of the bottle cap beads - I made my friend some earrings from the Killian's Red ones, since she is a horse person. I have a pair to make for me too! They are fun!

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  5. What a find indeed! You've got yourself an old printers cabinet. It looks great!

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  6. That cabinet is freakin' amazing. So jealous.

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  7. What a fun day! That is the coolest cabinet ever! Can't wait to see your room in full!

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  8. I had a blast Lorelei!! It was so fun meeting you. And if I couldn't have the cabinet it had to go to someone with a true obsession, I mean LOVE, for beads!!

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  9. That cabinet is AWESOME!!! What a great find, and how perfect for your hobby. Can Kerry find me a cabinet that will hold all my skeins of sock yarn??....

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  10. Sounds like a great day! The cabinet looks awesome!

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  11. What an incredible addition to a bead studio! I had never seen one of those printers cabinets before - what a COOL THING! I hope you have a great time organizing it!

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  12. That is a PERFECT weekend in my book! Love the cabinet! Congrats!!!

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  13. I love your cabinet,each drawer can be like a work of art. I have always wanted something like that but did not know it even was out there.

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  14. Lorelei you were in my neighborhood!!! That is my favorite bead store. Kerry, like you, has been very generous with advice on the bead business. I can't wait until her new book is unveiled next year.
    Give me a call next time you are passing through.

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  15. Unbelievable! You find the coolest stuff......

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  16. Wow! Awesome cabinet. Hubby/FIL has an almost similar cabinet but I can only dream of it. Its currently full of tools, nuts and bolts, screws, etc. etc.
    Wish I'd be lucky like you to find something like this :D

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  17. Amazing find-- once in a while I'll come across a drawer from one of these but never the entire cabinet. Awww-- now I have cabinet envy!! Lucky girl and no one more worthy.

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  18. That cabinet is totally awesome! I am so envious!!

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  19. Lorelei

    Oh, lucky girl!!! Meeting Kerry and her family...what a treat for sure. Lunch, antiquing, beads...my perfect day, hands down! I love your new printer's cabinet...ooooh I'd love to have one too one day! And look at you...organized already! You and Kerry are really two of a kind.

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  20. Oh my gosh I LOVE that cabinent. So lucky you are!!!

    Can't wait to see pics of the studio!!

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  21. What a find! And what a great day you had!

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  22. Oh lucky you! What a great find. Glad you had a great day!

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  23. That little cabinet is so AWESOME! And what a great friend Kerry is to let you know of it! Your studio is coming along nicely...love the color. You really do need a better chair!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds...looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  24. wow what a cool day and cool find!!! yes - please send me your address if you see this message... i think i have it from our swap a long time ago but you might as well send it to me again. thanks lorelei! hope you have a great day!

    blanche and guy

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