My friend, Susy DeLucca, took the plunge! She was Googling her name and discovered a blog feature I had done in November of 2007 regarding her successful retail business, Hiatt and Peek. [Click HERE.] The idea of blogging so inspired her that she quickly created one of her own, The Feathered Nest, barely making it to bed before sunrise! (Most bloggers will bear witness to this beginning inertia!) Within a short span of days she had a Facebook and Twitter account as well.
Susy may be new to Social Networking but she is no stranger to the passions that drive creative blogging. Her store, now retired, was located in the posh marina district of Long Beach for about 2 decades. Susy's expertise on antique furnishings and accessories created an eclectic haven for shoppers looking for definitive home and garden accents. She frequented flea markets and estate sales, filling her shops with vintage lace, buttons and jewelry; antiques; engaging aromas; unique floral arrangements; and enticing displays.
All this combined with her current business projects and a budding ministry to the homeless, well you are certain to be inspired. Please stop by and say hello!
While visiting Susy recently at her charming refurbished cottage home, she presented me with the above book, Japanese Haiku. Through my blog, she discovered our mutual affection for haiku so she gave me a vintage tome published around 1956. It was once owned by a Marcia Romberg Hall as noted neatly just inside the front cover. The pages are filled with woodcut images and and haiku from the 1600's! Thank-you, Susy! What a treasure!