Friday, February 27, 2009

fab friday give-away

Ah, fab friday has arrived.  I don't know about you, but friday is not only the end of the week, but the start of something new, a brand new weekend to enjoy.  Leave it to the fab Seleta to simply rally the blog troops to attention and and salute something that makes your friday fabulous.  
Here is a peak at what makes my Friday fabulous and I am in hopes to inspire your friday too.

A fab friday involves errands and jobs to finish.  A quick stop to my local hardware store and always a smile from "Joe" - Mr. Ardsley Hardware!  He always has a smile, a song and something good to share.  He is an actor too.  I like people who love their work and follow their craft.  He knows everyone's name.

This is an illustration of Ardsley Hardware that I did for Joe as a store mailer.  Thanks Joe!

Next stop, to the laundry guy to pick up dry cleaning and freshly pressed shirts for my guy.
After all it was my guy that told this cleaner that his wife (pve) needed to "pick" the color for the walls.  I did and they painted it the very next day and hugged me.  How fab is that!  I associate blue with water and with clean clothes.  The color before was dirty and dingy.  I had told the previous owner, that he should paint it.  Good to know that some people listen, right! Thanks Roslyn dry cleaners!

I even told them to make a wall like this, and where to order the prints.  They also made the curtain for the dressing room, It is a fresh white.  The place looks like it was cleaned up by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.   

Next stop, the "Riv" -Riviera Bakehouse.  Yep, a bit of Disney right here too in our little village. Mayberry RFD.


This is the illustration which hangs on the bakery wall.  I gave the owner this to remember the 1st location which was quaint and tiny and the line snaked out the door on holidays.  They moved to a bigger and more fabulous space foot steps away.  Bigger ovens, bigger cakes, more fabulousness.

Cakes that are artfully created.  The owner's daughter graduated from college, majored in Art and could not land a job, so she began helping out and applying her skills and her passion.  
Now this bakehouse has books, and has even been on TV! 

I just need a little something sweet for these brand new fab feet that stepped into our hearts on our avenue, just a few days ago.  Lucky me is invited to a little celebration today for this handsome guy.  He makes number 3 for a fab family of 5.  We are a fab 5 family too as well as the neighbor next door, all 2 boys and 1 girl.

The Brit. (thanks for the spelling Heidi!)  If you have never been to one, it's a rite of passage and a Jewish tradition.  I am amazed at women, up and partying only a week after the baby has arrived.  That is just fab in my book.

Next stop, to pick up my artwork from my fab framer, Andy - who always has great music playing, a smile and an acid wit.  He even greets me "PVE" which makes me feel like a fab celeb.

His helper's name is Matt and you know we have a good time matting my work.   Lots of colors, textures and even fresh white linen for Seleta.

They know how to fab finish my artwork.  It ships better too.  Just another thing that gives me more fab time....

for a fab walk with my fab dog, Bentley.  
Fab bonus is that I get a walk too!  Time to breathe and get outside.

Lastly, a moment of fab thanks to fabulous Seleta each of you for all your fab comments and support.  You cannot imagine how each of you motivate me.   Leave a fab comment and the lucky winner will win a fab pve design illustration.  Love to make your day fab.
I think I feel a fab nap coming on.  Winner announced when my prince awakes me with a fab kiss on monday.


Unknown said...

Those cakes look fantastic & fabulous.

Your Bentley looks an awful lot like my sister's dog, Sadie, except I'm sure Sadie would never sit still for having a photo snapped.

shel704 at aol dot com

Debra said...

PVE~ I feel as though I've just been on a delightful walk through your neighborhood with you.
I feel a real sense of community there- being involved and be available to help. It's a beautiful day to be a neighbor.

Joyce said...

Hi Patricia,

Making my daily visit to say "Hi" only.

Ahhh... Bentley is adorable!

I enjoyed walking with you on your fab Friday and meeting all of your local friends. I would have loved to buy one of those cakes for us to share over a cup of coffee! They look mmm...

Have a golden weekend! xoxo

heidi said...

Thanks for that fab walk through town! I loved the whole trip, especially your true value hardware store, which reminds me so much of mine. And baby toes!!!! Believe it or not, briss is spelled "brit." Happy friday! xoh

Kelsey B. said...

I love this entry and suggest you treat yourself to a big slice of that cake to make your Friday even more fabulous. My toddler and I are playing the living room in our pj's this Friday morning and it is pretty fabulous. She especially like the picture of Bentley, she loves dogs. Have a great day!

pve design said...

Bentley is a love. We went to canine courtesy school and he graduated with fab flying colors.
thanks for your kind comment!

Take me on a walk in your fab snow covered town.

I feel a fab b-day coming on.

brit my --- who would have thunk.
I am so closing my eyes.

sir bentley loves wee tots the best.
enjoy your play time. get down on the floor and have some fun!

simply seleta said...

Patricia, you are fabulously fun! Loved seeing all of your haunts on a fab friday. I want to dognap Bentley, he's so adorable. And how did you know I love white linen mattes...

Aren't we all fortunate to have you as a blogging friend. What a fun friday you have over here!

pve design said...

a little bird by the name of Eddie tells me you are flying north - let's feather the nest, here - there - ?
game on.

jacqueline said...

As always, your words and pictures are fab! I have such appreciation for your talent and loved reading about how effortlessly you share with your community. Thank you for sharing with us also!

littlebyrd said...

What a fun outing - running around with you and doing your errands! I love getting a peek into the daily lives of my favorite blogs - such a treat! Have a great weekend!

pve design said...

Thank-you. As one of seven and growing up in a family business as well as a town that was always giving - we need to bring this back. It is after all one of the 10 fab commandments.
Do you have a blog?

CashmereLibrarian said...

PVE--what an awesome post! It's so great to celebrate the people in your neighborhood

Mommy said...

Love this post. I should do this for a typical day in my life. Can I just say I LOVE baby feet? Thanks for sharing your fab friday post!

Kwana said...

Love your fab Friday and the walk around town. Joe looks great as always. I need to stay out of Riv during Lent. So sad. The new addition to our town is simply the best. Oh those little feet!

jae said...

Now that was fab of you to take something like errands and make it such an interesting tour!

jacqueline said...

PVE, Thank you for your comments! I don't have a blog, as I am completely in transition right now. We have recently been transferred from Mason City, IA to Lexington, KY and I don't know anyone here. (Yet!) I see that you are from KY and I so much enjoy checking in with your blog and admiring your beautiful drawings. You are so right about giving back to the community - my daughter and I plan to volunteer at the Humane Society and the Art Center to begin contributing in our new home town! ♡

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

There's a wee bit of you in every place you visit! So everywhere feels like home! Thanks for taking Edward and I along!

Edward sends Bentley his best wishes for a most happy weekend! And I send mine to you!

pve design said...

then you must tour Shaker town for me as well as have a bourbon. I do love a good bourbon. I am a member of the "Kentuckians" of NY, we meet for a wonderful dinner in the Fall and the Spring, after Derby Day!
Keenland is a pretty track too, Enjoy the spring there.
I love the bluegrass.

la la Lovely said...

So fun to see around your town and what your Friday is like!!! Have a beautiful weekend!

Jessica said...

what a fun trip through your town! I hope you had a nice little cake, yum!

Noel Solomon said...

I just found your blog and really enjoy it!! I wanted to invite YOU to my FREE Prize at my blog!
xo- Noel

pve design said...

fancy you coming here for a day of shopping or creating. your fanciful designs are utterly gorgeous.
lovely- thanks for introducing yourself, I curtsied.

pve design said...

la la lovely -
love to see your fab friday...
hope you are back safely.

thanks for popping in and coming along this fab friday.
check back on monday to see who wins the fab pve illustration.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Oh - a nap sounds HEAVENLY right now! I plan on napping the weekend away!

~Jewel said...

That BakeHouse is wayyyyy fab!!! Leave it to me to notice the food!

Live In Full Color said...

I love how involved you are with your lovely little village! You remind me of my mother in law(also an artist) who after years of living all around Europe retired to a small town in the middle of no-where New Mexico and proceeded to introduce art to all those around her.

She pasted away this winter ( just a few weeks before her 93rd birthday ) and at her funeral we came to realize that everyone she cared about had one of her paintings hanging in their house or shop...( which was pretty much the whole town)- it was so cool to know how much her talent and her ability to share it had meant to everyone.

I have a feeling it's the same way your neighbors and friends feel about you!

Karena said...

Don't you just love to support the local business owners and shops. It seems to be going by the wayside, yet so important. It is also such a personal experience! Wonderful posting Patricia, and I am also grateful to Seleta for starting this event!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Well, someone had a fab and full day! I love the you recommended a color for the dry cleaners and they went for it. Too cute. I am also so glad I decided to drive past that bakery when I was in bubble butt would have regretted it. :-)

Maria Killam said...

I so wish I could draw. . . it's so beautiful what you do. And what a wonderful transformation at the dry cleaners. Love those prints. . . you are so talented.

Jackie said...

Found you through Fab Friday and just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your fab town tour! It gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that there are still sweet little communities like that out in the world. Someday I hope to find a place like that to live. Have a fab weekend!

N said...

Thank you for giving our little village some props! You know, sometimes I forget how charming it is when errands consist too much of CVS.

What a great post.

GrannySmithGreen said...

You have the most FAB blog! A post with a baby and a puppy--it's just too much cuteness! You are always so positive and uplifting. I appreciated so much your Lenten post--and failed to comment on it. Thanks for adding a little fabulousity to our little blogging world!

pve design said...

Jackie -
oh you are such a sweetie pie to comment.
you have a lovely happy and stylish blog.
sure to visit often.

Oh I love hearing stories about people who give freely.
Holding on to things or being selfish are pet peeves of mine. In this short and fast life, we must learn to embrace sharing and giving freely.

The Giveaway Diva said...

hose cakes look amazing!

Marnie said...

nice trip around town

Unknown said...

I love the whole concept of accompanying you through a fab day in the life of pve. Thank you for sharing!

pve design said...

giveaway diva,
pretty cool thing ya got going on over there-
lots of goodies and pretties,

pve design said...

mary jo-
love to see you on your fab errands.
thanks for joining me.

Somer Love said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those cakes look amazing! My B I G 30th is coming up might need to order one of those!

Bentley is too cute!

tsslug said...

quite an outing.....
God bless u all.

southern gal said...

hmm, i live in a neighboring village town... love the RIV too!

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