…..’A new shopping experience as exquisite as The Huntington itself.’
Members’ Preview – Tuesday, January 13th, 4:30 – 8p.m.
The Store is the first phase of the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center.
Amy did the most exquisite floral arrangement befitting the Huntington. www.menuahflowers.com
Amy is so precious, she used the seat belt to strap in the container holding the arrangement …..
I needed help getting it to the Store……
They even had a vendor’s name tag for me!
A perfect spot was found for Amy’s creation…..in the Chinese section….how fitting!
It was difficult to get a good photo but here’s a look from a couple of angles….
Those are actually green roses!
I was so thrilled to see Danielle Rudeen, Jim Folsom’s #1 everything, that I was actually gleeful! Danielle (everyone calls her Danny) has been so kind to me throughout the 20 (correct) years that I’ve taught Brush painting at the Huntington. We go back so far… she & the Botanical staff were working out of trailers and I was teaching in what was called ‘The Garage’ and is now the Boone Gallery. So many wonderful memories!!! Anyway, I was so happy to show Danielle Amy’s beautiful work……I’m sooooo proud of her!
This may look familiar to you. It was great fun looking about & finding my cards. (These are in the Chinese section along with my book ’The Ch’i of the Brush’.)
My ‘California Poppies’…..in the ‘California’ section!
In the Japanese section……
It was great fun seeing a woman purchasing this card! She told me she was going to frame it!!! Oh joy…….
Found my Dragon!
And the Ram, originally painted for the San Francisco Symphony… Guess who’s year it is……
O.K. Brush painters….these wonderful brushes are for sale……perfect for your brush holders.
Janet Crockett, the Store Manager/Buyer has the most amazing eye. I am in awe of her taste and ability to find the most fantastic things and beyond grateful to have a small part in this wondrous assortment of treasures. ( Yes, I did go shopping and could scarcely contain myself!) Here’s a photo of amazing Janet.
She was constantly in motion, checking everything out and helping everyone, including myself. Here’s Janet discussing an arrangement with Jared. I need to stay far away from him as he encourages my shopping way too much!
I did not do the following 2 cards but love them just the same!
This one is found in the ‘Book Section’
So cool…..There is also a bracelet made up of old typewriter keys……love it!
This is where I spied Sally Beaudette and asked her if she was stalking me. I mean two days in a row? Come on! (She probably wanted to ask me the same)…
Here’s the Children’s Section….love the tree with all the animals in it!
Especially this raccoon!
Anyone for tea?
Bears love honey……
Meet adorable Mary who was so charming in helping me select a pair of eye bobs……No I didn’t get the red ones.
Love my new eye bobs…’Square Root’….’eyewear for the irreverent and slightly jaded’!
After recently seeing the Route 66 exhibit with Carol Soucek King at the Autry Museum this was absolutely perfect for her! (I stopped by to deliver this on my way home.)
This is a stunning area…..
Craftsman style items….
And some items I am saving my pennies for…..
After all that excitement I had to calm myself with a gelato….
The spumoni as well as the pistachio are awesome….must have more!
I wish you many treats along the way!