Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eat Pray Love New Jersey

my little dancer from Two Buttons (the shop of Liz Gilbert and Jose (Filipe) from Eat Pray Love 


My Sacred Life day 820...


I am truly blessed...I thank everyone who continually encourages me here...as a gift to you I have a new series Monday Marketing Minute to help burgeoning/hopeful/struggling artists...anyone who wants to sell their art...ALL are invited to follow along as I continue on my path to selling my art...I will let you see all my progress and all my stumbles...I will give you the naked truth of my experience...get a cup of tea and join me each morning...together we will grow as artists and as community...spread the word... 




my newest rock...actually a petrified tree turned rock...what shall i put in the opening?


I am blessed with wonderful friends...I am reminded of the time my dear friends John and Mary, who live in Ewing, NJ, came to visit me in Philadelphia...they took me to their beautiful home...it is decorated superbly...I was inspired to start decorating...perhaps with some of this....


anyway...they took me on a tour of New Jersey and Bucks County, PA along the Delaware River...but my ultimate goal was to get to the little shop called Two Buttons in Frenchtown... hidden behind warning signs to stay out...no trespassing is this little gem...




Two Buttons is a wonderful import gallery owned by Filipe of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love fame... Okay...he is not really Filipe, but Jose, Liz's Brazilian boyfriend turned husband...Karen Cole, of Artsortments had a post about this shop the week before I left for Philadelphia...Jose was there manning the shop, so charming and full of details about the works of art and their travels to find them...no wonder she fell in love with him...


Book Review: Eat Pray Love,#1 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction list, is romantic fiction about a woman who, after a bad divorce, went in search of herself and her spirituality. She does this by eating her way through Italy, praying and meditating through India, and loving through Bali.


Below is what I came home with...I was limited by what would fit in my suitcase or a life size gator would have followed me home...see products on the Two Buttons website for a view of him...



all my goodies, including the beads from the front of the book that Jose graciously gifted me with




the puppet with painted head and beautifully carved hands and feet




We went from Frenchtown to lunch in charming Lambertville, NJ, then across the river to artsy New Hope, PA...I will tell you more about this tomorrow...


this is the front of the shop now... they are open Wednesdays to Sundays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm...and have a new address: 62A Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 (Trenton Ave is also called ROUTE 29. We are just south of the center of Frenchtown, right next to a wonderful clothing shop called BLUEFISH)
Today's aMUSEment - do you have a good friend who deserves a call or letter from you? Take a few minutes today to do that...
U Be Creative Today!

4 comments:

Pretty Things said...

You found some wonderful things!

Annie said...

What a lovely surprise this place is. One of these days, I get around to reading EPL.

see you there! said...

The puppet is wonderful! I'd love to visit the shop but in the meantime I'll definately follow the link you gave.

Darla

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