Saturday, December 18, 2010
Brissonte' is having it's Christmas Open House Saturday, December 18th, 10 to 5, and Sunday, 12 to 5, 19th. We will also have a special showing of Lucy Bernardin's 'Ellerbeads' jewelry; handmade and eclectic in design, one of a kind beautiful pieces. Come on by and join us for light refreshments and pastries. We still have a few Christmas wreaths and ornaments left. Come and get them before they're gone.
Brissonte' is located at 161 Main Street, Route 28, North Reading, MA or call us for directions at 978.207.1853
See you there! May you all have a Blessed Christmas.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
My great-grandparents moved to the Lawrence area from Quebec for the job opportunities in the mills.
The brass plaque on the smokestack says, "High Water Mark, March 1936" The plaque was well above my head, at least 12 to 15 feet high. Can you imagine all you see underwater from a hurricane. Scary......
I just had to share these amazing photos with you. Enjoy!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
These are just a few of the wreaths at Brissonte'. Prices range from $39 to $49. Please call or email to order one just for yourself. We would be happy to ship one to you.
PS: Don't forget to enter our Holiday Give-a-way for a Bethany Lowe Snowman. The lucky winner will be chosen Sunday, December 5th!!!!!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
So I looked for the job of my dreams. And I got it! My boss was great, but sitting behind a desk all day, learning the protocol (it was a really hard job to learn) and staring at the computer all day was draining me of me. All of you will understand. I was no longer creating or sewing. Reading my favorite decorating magazines was a thing of the past. I was afraid to be inspired, for I knew how sad I would be when I could not act on my dreams. For 7 months I worked 7 days a week; 5 days at the office and weekends at the shop. My poor husband was so tired of hearing me whine.
So we sat down, weighed our options, (truly I have the best husband in the world) searched for a new location to move the shop to and EUREKA, it was right under my nose. I had been driving by it 5 days a week to and from work. So I gave notice at my job. (My boss really is a super great guy and I felt perfectly awful saying, "I'm resigning".) I've been one week unemployed today and I know I made the right decision. The minute the words, "I'm resigning", left my mouth, out came the magazines and decor books and the inspiration started flowing. I was free!
Free to close the existing shop, free to move to our beautiful new location, free to move and set up my new studio, free to start the creative process and open the doors to my lovely new shop. So BRISSONTE' in Lawrence, MA will officially close Friday this week, move to North Reading, MA and re-open in mid September. Oh, there is sooooo much to do, and I am sooooo happy to be doing it. My dear husband took 2 weeks vacation to work with me on this. He drives back and forth from shop to shop loading and unloading. He is my Prince. (Every now and then his crown gets a little crooked but then mine does too.)
So please join me on this journey of self-discovery. I will share the ups and downs of moving 1,600 sq. ft. of stock to a new location, of learning who I am in this beautiful world God has shared with me, of having an empty nest for the first time, and of taking a leap of faith in God's plan for me in pursuing my heart desire.