Friday, March 23, 2012

here's a little story about my sweet tcc.

Art is a huge part of my life. Both making art and supporting art. This month I have had the opportunity to   spend my days surrounded by artists (each defining their own art and in many different ways) I find myself with such an open mind having spent this entire month with art all around me. It's everywhere. And believe it or not, in everyone grows the title of an artist. Some with a lack of confidence, some certain they are going to take on the world.... Some giving themselves zero credit to even coming close to holding the title... some completely unaware that they, personally, are putting together a beautiful thing... a thing called art. Some competitive... and some encouraging of all things art. Period.

I opened The Confetti Crate on March first and have celebrated that birthday for the past twenty three days. As I am sure my close friends will completely agree, sleep has always been something I filed under "overrated". The festivities celebrating the birth of TCC have been non-stop. READ: If you are not wanting to hear "cheesy time" scroll down a line or two.... I feel like a proud Mom of all the artists and their hard work to make their little homes in The Confetti Crate look their best... I can't get enough of their excitement. I may or may not melt like velveeta in the microwave when they make a sale they didn't see coming at such a quick pace. They bring something in and before they even leave the store out walks some of their art and into the home of another. You guys, it's a beautiful thing. I love planning a kick arse party. I do. But I will admit, planning the birthday party for The Confetti Crate was much different than any other party I have planned..... A challenge, most definitely! But in such a funky little way. Having the chance to showcase the hard work of 17 others (and wildly growing) has been very much so difficult. But very, very much so rewarding. At the end of each day I have been able to feel a huge amount of success and give thanks to God for making this dream come true and allowing me a chance to work hard ( at keeping it alive. :)

Growing up, it bothered me when someone else had the same dress or purse as me. For whatever reason, I didn't feel as special. Years later, I am the same green eyed girl. I work very hard to carry unique finds, one-of-a-kinds.... from handmade jewelry to baby items to home decor. I love the rush I get when I "shop my way" am given a request to "keep an eye out" for something.

VIA mal mag I so eagerly invite you to come take a peek at all the lovelies in the store.... it's filled with vintage finds, ART of course, and so much more.There hasn't been a single day in the life of the confetti crate that I haven't witnessed a TCC virgin come in and immediately gasp. And honestly.... i love it so. :)


  1. Mallory, your passion is contagious! You are so perfect at what you do. You made your Confetti Crate unique just like you! So proud and excited that you let me be a part of all your confetti!

    1. Mallory, Mallory, MALLORY! You are just so...well...YOU! As a matter of fact there is no one who is more youer than you...AND I LOVE that about you. You beat to your own drum (that's a good quality, and not one that many people dare to have) and I LOVE that about you too! Even though you're half my age:) you've taught me soooooo much! In your leggin' thingies and way too big cowboy boots I love to watch you "dig for gold" and the fact that you don't mind getting dirty. You're a hard worker and your passion for what you do shows ALL THE TIME! Like Elaine....thanks for letting me be a part of your adventure. I LOVE THAT TOO!