Friday, December 3, 2010

Rainy As Roses

Rosebud widget courtesy of Reva's Rags to Roses

I am a rambling rose. Especially today. 

A few nice words have been said recently about the Citizen, and in regards to last week's open house, it's been honey to the ears. The event was a smashing success! Some visitors took some snaps, and a few of them made it into some blog posts, written by friends, old & new.

My lovely new friend Loressa and her boyfriend, Ethan have just moved from the Tahoe area & are a wonderful addition to Midtown. I just met them last Sunday at the Citizens of Rosebud HQ; I loved their positive vibe! Loressa writes a blog called L on Sac and you can read about her Citizen experience by clicking here

Kerry, who you may know, contributes to Street Style SACRAMENTO, and writes her own blog Fashion Farms and Freedom. She posted a wonderful photo essay on the Citizens of Rosebud, capturing the essence of the space. You can see her tribute to the Citizen by clicking here.

The alter of the Citizen. (photo credit: Kerry Dolan)
Before you start thinking that all the lovin' for the 'BUD is just coming locally, think again. The lively REVA of Reva's Rags 2 Roses has been a widget fool, creating a tidal wave of widgets for me. She had already created the beautiful header for this blog (see above), and has been working on one for my Etsy shop (Still on vacation mode, thank-you very much). If that wasn't enough, she just made a ton of "ads" like the give-away  you see in the sidebar. THANK YOU SO MUCH REVA!

And speaking of the give-away, don't forget to enter to win! There are 3 fabulous prizes including a blogger swag bag, full of treats by such wonderful vendors like Crimson & Clover, Haiku Moving Company, Transient Treasures, and New/Old Jewelry. Contest ends December 15th, and you can enter everyday by leaving a comment. So go ahead and get yourself singed-up for the GIVE-AWAY!

Last week the Colorado based artist of Haiku Moving Company found herself selling at the Midtown Bazaar. Kathy Laskey is in town visiting family for the holiday and she thought she'd like to try out Midtown's newest shopping experience on I Street. She was impressed with the warm and welcoming community that makes up the Midtown Bazaar. People like Nora of Transient Treasures (and Time And Again Fashions), Marilyn and Steven of New/Old Jewelry, Joan of Gram's Cookies and a handful of others who make the marketplace at the Midtown Bazaar so special. She liked it so much in fact, she invited her twin sister to come sell this Saturday with her! 
BUTT UGLY is beautiful (photo credit: Mark Miller)
Her sis, is none other than my hero: Kris Laskey of BUTT UGLY. As the premier indie fashion designer of Sacramento for over two decades, Kris Laskey and her cult label BUTT UGLY has acquired a devout following drawn to her vintage re-mixes of well constructed and clever creations. Oh, I've gushed about her a few times. You can read my previous posts about her occasional private sales here and here.

So this Saturday go here: 

Midtown Bazaar
1616 I Street, Midtown Sacramento
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

And, may I suggest a to-do list? 
  • gingerbread dipped in white chocolate cookie by Gram's Cookies
  • hot cocoa from Sacramento Sweets
  • a little sterling something from Jewelry by North
  • a white rosette hair barrette from Transient Treasures
  • a spiffy knit hat, or wallet from Haiku Moving Company
  • and a vintage inspired apron by BUTT UGLY
You might see me there. I'm headed over with Mama Q to the Midtown Bazaar in the afternoon. She wants to do a little Christmas shopping and I just couldn't think of a better place to shop. If you see me with my camera hanging around my neck, be sure to smile and say cheese!

SHOP THE CITIZEN, advert courtesy of Reva's Rags to Rose
My last bit of business is also my first: the Citizens of Rosebud. Lindsay & I have decided to open our doors EVERY Sunday the month of December from 12-4 p.m. I've got two more racks of new goodies to show you, and we're turning our "Five&Dime" row into a $2 dollar sale rack for last month of the year. Trust me, there are LOADS of pretties for you, my pretties. 

So come by and explore the new HQ this Sunday, NOON-4 PM. Please note: the picture above is NOT the studio, but a fantasy rendition of the space. We are located right around the corner from the Fox & Goose in Midtown. Please e-mail me to RSVP and to get the address. 

Sunday doesn't work for you? We're glad to do special appointments for interested parties, as well. So if you want to support local artists (and a certain floral-crazed blogger) give me a shout out: shop@thecitizenrosebud.com, and I will be happy to arrange a time convenient for you. You can also find me on Facebook: facebook.com/thecitizenrosebud

Happy weekend, everybody.

14 comments:

theloudmouth said...

congratulations on all of your successes :) you're an inspiration!

i didn't know i could enter the giveaway every day -- i'll head over there right now!

i'm also doing a giveaway if you'd care to enter. here's the link: http://theloudmouth.livejournal.com/195061.html

:)

sacramento said...

Oh, why, why do you tell me all this wonderful things when I am sooooooooooooooooo far away from you and your lovely shop. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Isquisofrenia said...

i serioulsy need to go to sacramento loooks lovely and meet you too!

natale eve said...

Thank god! I thought I had missed my chance forever :) See ya soon!

brookemeagan said...

All of the features and mentions are much deserved! I wish I didn't live so far away. It's such a tease! Your Saturday sounds just delightful. To answer your question on my blog, I've never seen anyone ride their bike in the snow...until today that is! I saw a man riding through the snow and minus 20 temperatures with chains on his tires. Of course I immediately thought of you! You see, you would fit in just fine here! xx

fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Oh heck yes ! I will be there this Sunday to shop!

Haiku Moving Company said...

As I always say...yippee!!!!! and see you Midtown & around. Thanks for the shout out.

RETRO REVA said...

THANKS FOR THE SHOUT-OUT MY LOVE !
I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE MET YOU.
YOU INSPIRE ME, MY ZEN MASTER :)
AND I AM SO PROUD OF ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!!!
I JUST GOT SOME LEATHER PANTS AT GOODWILL TONIGHT FOR 30 BUCKS BRAND NEW ( BANANA REPUBLICS - ORIGINALLY 300 BUCKS ).............
I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED I AM ABOUT TO CRAP MYSELF :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
xXx
reva

RETRO REVA said...

I was just trolling your blog and came across the Sept.28th image of the dress you did with buttons on all 3 tiers of a black dress and i nearly died with envy.
your work is utterly perfect and so creative. I want that dress, so when she tires of it, tell her to send it my way ;)
by the by............
i'm making you a package this week,
tee, hee.
Marc is on his way!
xXx
reva

jemina said...

Congrats my dear on everything, you are one dynamic, creative and super talented lady, you go girl!!!

Love, Hugs and KISSES for ya
Jemina
xoxo

Emily said...

The studio sounds positively brilliant, congrats! Loving the happy vibes :)xx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Jemina, Reva, Natale and friends.

I am so looking forward to a fun day full of shopping and hot cocoa! xo.

Raquel said...

You look so accomplished dear! I would like to visit if I didn't live across the Atlantic.

kristy eléna said...

congratulations bella!!! that's amazing and i'm so happy for you and the success of your event! and i'm also glad that people are writing wonderful things about you because you deserve every moment of it. you're such an inspiration!

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