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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Corner Store "RESTORED"!!!

Come help us celebrate our
                                                   Saturday, March 24th 
                                  10:00am - 5:00pm

We will host local artisan trunk shows on our patio.  There will be handcrafted designs in soap, cupcakes, jewelry, fashion accessories, garden accessories, and lots of perfect things to grace your vintage cottage collections.

You will love our new Ocean Beach location:

Find us on Newport Avenue...#4873.  For more information, call 619 222-1911

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Events in O.B.

On December 3, we will be offering free demo's at Southern Accents
 12:00pm Jean will show you how to make a Holiday Banner, and then at 1:30pm Dee and Jann will demonstrate metallic finishes and accents on furniture and accessories.

There are other fun things happening that afternoon around O.B.
The OB Craft Fair from 9:00am-3pm...Newport Ave/Abbott
The Fun Zone for family fun 9am-9pm...in the Pier Lot
The OB Christmas Tree Parade starting at 5:05pm (not a typo) Sunset Cliffs Blvd. to the Beach

Parking should be available except along Newport Ave. after 4pm.  There is an alley behind the store with a few parking spaces, and lots of side streets.  So...hope you can come and get a little inspiration for making your home warm and sparkly for this most wonderful of seasons!

This is Lucy..Jeans best helper

Monday, October 31, 2011

Holiday Events at Southern Accents

We are loving our new space in  "Southern Accents" on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.
The neighborhood seems to always have something fun happening, like the dog festival last weekend, the Holiday Parade coming up in December, etc....or "yada, yada, yada" (yes, I may have been watching some old Seinfeld episodes while working in my studio)
Well, we have some fun events planned for you too!
Saturday, November 5th we will be hosting a Holiday Open House.
with lots of inspirational ideas for your home decorating...and of couse some Christmas treats.
For you...our blog readers (thank-you) we will have a drawing for a
 frosty "Snow Queen", bottle snowman. 
Just visit us on Saturday,
and let us know you follow our blog
 and we will enter your name!

Open House
Saturday, November 5th

Southern Accents
4873 Newport Ave.
Ocean Beach

then on 
Saturday, November, 13th
Jewelry Designer
Kelly Evans
Will visit the store with a Trunk Show
 of her most current work
Lots of silver, Crystal, pearls, and 
vintage finds.
She will take your special orders
for custom stamped pieces 
to make your Holiday gift giving
even more personal and special.

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine or a cookie...or two!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glitterfest ....So Fun!

"All that glitters is not gold"....sometimes it's glass, mica, rhinestones, or even hand dyed silk (like the beautiful scarves my friend Catherine makes)...or even tarnished silver, and, oh ya, sometimes it's just glitter.
"Glitterfest" was so fun!  It made getting up at 4:30am and driving to Orange County completely worth the effort.  Thank you to all of you who made the trip...it was great seeing you, and I hope you had an inspirational time!  This show is full of talent and creative ideas.  This is a picture of our table at the event.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Space for Dee and Jann

We are very excited to have a great new space.
We are located in Ocean Beach in
Southern Accents
4873 Newport Ave.

We would love to see you at our
Open House
Saturday, September 24th

The store is beautiful, with inspirational architectural pieces that
hang from the ceiling as you walk through.   
Our space is in a separate room just 
before you step out into the garden area.
We will be "in house" on Saturday,
and hope to see you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glitterfest fun coming up!

Jann is busy creating Sparkling,
fun things to help you celebrate
 the wonder of  Christmas.
She will be participating in GLITTERFEST,
 a one day, "all hand-made"
 artists show on October 15th.
Gina of Lizzy B's
"most creative vintage"
 jewelry will be there, too!
We hope you can join us in Santa Ana
for this fun, fun event.
Check out the details...
(don't miss the ARTIST button.)

Friday, July 22, 2011


Now that we are no longer a "Brick & Mortar" as The Corner Store, we have set up this blog to keep in touch with our many many friends and customers that graced our store in El Cajon for over 5 years....Thank you!  We are blessed by you and hold many special memories in our hearts.

After closing in April, Dee has been resting a shoulder injury (...may-be a little too much furniture moving?)  and Jann took off to Europe for a couple of months.

We are looking at new locations for a store...but in the mean time are busying ourselves with temporary opportunities.  We will be posting our upcoming events on this blog spot so that you can easily check out our schedule and come see what's new...or, vintage...or, "oh so creative"...or just plain fabulous that we have found.  Our little creative minds are spinning and our workrooms are humming...is that the sound of a sander or what? So, we hope you will make it a habit (one of those good ones) to see what we are up to!

I am always amazed and inspired by the beautiful landscapes and stately cities of Europe...here are a
few highlights:
The duomo in Milan


                     "Lago di Guarda"

Venice, of course

Siena, Italy

Siena, Italy with my sweet 
(and funny) traveling "amiche" Kim and Yvette.

You might recognize this little icon.

TheDordogne river valley, France.
Full of ancient castles, chateaus, and beautiful...well eveything there is beautiful.

You might have noticed, I like doorways, windows, and arches...can't help it. They always make me wonder what's beyond.

The View from our little hotel on the rock.
Varenna, on Lake Como.

Cinque Terre and my daughter Tracey

Hiking trail between the Cinque Terre towns... two of which were closed due to landslides

Cinque Terre

Sirmione on Lake Guarda with my sister