Saturday, September 03, 2005
This original post was way too long, but know this: I got into my first favorite boutique located in the charming town of Damariscotta, Maine. Located in the back of town, above my favorite pottery store called Damariscotta Pottery (where I can only afford ash trays that become jewelry holders), it is a cafe/boutique combo. Yummy to your hearts delight. Pick from french presses, tea things, candles, velvety scarves, award winning home-made pies, HOBO wallets, local jewelry, and more, Katie James will be a new item (fingers crossed that it sells!)
This year I was in Weatherbird buying tiny little Christmas presents (NYCM got bath stuff from them last year), when I inquired with the lady behind the counter about a certain little vinyl Walker pouch that was sort of similar to my dog treat pouch to see how it was selling. We got to talking, Mom showed her her Katie James checkbook cover, and the lady behind the counter suggested I call the women who buy for Weatherbird the next day, make an appointment, and show the jewelry pouch and checkbook cover.
Well, I did. Yesterday, David woke me up early to go with him to hit golf balls (had to redeem his swing after a previous game). The plan was to return for a morning adventure of kayaking. But, my intensions were to continue the 10 minutes into Damariscotta to visit Weatherbird. I told no one of my plan, as I am very shy about these things. I did what any girl would do with a man and a car and a set of clubs: I hijacked him to take me into town.
I called ahead, got to the store, collected the rest of my Christmas presents that I had on hold (just you wait, my pretties!), and waited for a new (and very enthusiastic about Katie James) lady behind the counter to get the women who buy for the store. Very excitingly, they liked the jewelry pouch and checkbook cover, and bought both in different colors! So, my first stop when back in New York is to Mr. Richie, the manufacturer, to make more pouches.