Monday, March 15, 2010

An Excursion With Much Muchness.

This is my friend Debbie, whom some of you may know from the Magic Jacket in Fish Creek.
She turned 60 last week (we should all look this good) and it was time to celebrate with an excursion to Green Bay.  
Green Bay... surprised?  Don't be.  If you haven't been to the suburb, DePere, you don't know what you're missing!
We started the day with a crown and magic wand (in which Debbie used to take out the sugar in the two yummy cakes we ate) and swept her to DePere with our mission being to peruse Assemblage Studio, have lunch at Bouchee and off to see "Alice".
Let the shopping begin... Theresa, the owner is an artist that uses found objects to make all kinds of incredible things.  She has weekly classes and you can find an enormous amount of treasures in her tiny shop.
Glitter and ribbon and paper... oh my!
Kim and Jody just getting started.
We all wanted this collage masterpiece.  Especially with the theme of the day.... we were stunned to find out it was made by twelve year old Tyler, who was in school at the moment and couldn't be reached for a price quote.
We gave Debbie a gift certificate and she put it to good use.

Debbie and her sidekick Theresa inspecting and deciding.
The displays at Assemblage are over the top.  You just want everything, pile it up on the counter, having no idea what you're going to do with it but you know you HAVE to have it!
Debbie and Kim snuck into Theresa's studio.  That's where the best stuff was.
Like this book....
Little cupies and china dolls snuggled in tissue.
Yes, the wheels were in it!
Jody's getting married soon.... bridal veil?  Theresa has all kinds of paper crowns adorned with everything imaginable. 
Well hello.... stop me in my tracks hat with floral millinery.  Just out of my price range.  I know I'm going to regret not coughing up the money for this treasure.
On to Bouchee!  Kim got things kicked off by reciting "The Jabberwocky"... seriously.
Okay, this was everyone's first time eating at Bouchee.  The menu is as good and as fresh as it gets.  Have you ever eaten a meal where you can just FEEL the love put into it?  This is where it's at.

A sampling above.  We had ordered a small cake in advance and they brought it out to Debbie and even cut it and served it.  The staff was very chipper and you just knew that who ever owns Bouchee, knows good food and how to train and treat a staff very well.
Off to 

Here we are after great shopping and great food, getting ready to put our 3-D glasses to use.
Here's the deal on this day.... and I hope you create one of your own....
Good friends, great conversation, lots of laughs and a movie that charmed us and made us think.
"Alice" left us feeling that we could do anything.... stand our ground, be different, be loyal, be loving... and a girl can do anything.... with "Much Muchness".


Blogger Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I want to go there sooo bad !! That looks like a wonderful place ~
What a fun day ~

March 16, 2010 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my goodness.....sounds like the most perfect day! I would love to hit a shop like that one with all the assemblage stuff. I was looking for tiny Christmas things today for assemblage with no luck at all. :(. Happy day to you. xo Lynn @theVintageNest

March 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jeanine Burkhardt said...

I LoVe the ViNtaGe Millinery - PRICELESS!!! ~ You can still buy it - call the store!*!*! Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

March 17, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

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