Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Open House

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

And the Winner is........

Well Ladies..... I finally wrote all the names down and placed them in a bowl ...... AND the winner of the Bethany Lowe Snowman is........

Congratulations Moe! I have sent an email out to you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Mills of Lawrence, MA

Today I visited Lawrence. I frequently drive by these amazing mill buildings of the past. As I park my car I stare at this particular mill. The stone work is so beautiful, the curved windows so elegant, the size and breadth take my breath away. And I wonder what it was like to see it built and I wonder about the first people to enter it's doors.

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

Christmas Wreaths

The fixings are all on the counter ready for me.

All the "stuff" that I will need to create magic.

No, I am not making Thanksgiving dinner.

It's time to make Christmas Wreaths.

The glue gun is fired up and piles of glue sticks are waiting for duty.

This is the week...... Climb up to the attic, dig it out from the basement, unearth it from the garage......

It's time to turn your home into a winter wonderland.

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

Bethany Lowe Winter Frolic Snowman Giveaway!!!!!!

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we are launching our first ever blog Giveaway Event!

We are loving our new space and all of our new friends in North Reading. Thank you to all of our faithful friends from Lawrence who continue to fill our lives with sunshine.

Do you love Bethany Lowe? We adore her beautiful vintage inspired designs. Which is why we have chosen to give away this cheerful Winter Frolic Snowman. He is quite large, standing about 23 inches tall and 10 inches wide. Isn't he adorable?

To enter, you can do one of several things or all of them! You can:

1. Follow our blog by clicking on "follow brissonte" on the left hand side at the bottom and leave a comment on this post saying you'd like to be entered into the raffle.
2. Join our email mailing list by emailing requesting to be added to our guestbook.
3. "Like" us on facebook
4. Follow us on our new twitter account!
5. Do all of the above and get entered multiple times! Don't forget to leave a comment here or by email, facebook, twitter, etc, and let us know that you do want to be entered into the raffle.

We will announce the lucky winner on Sunday, Dec. 5th!

Thank you so much and good luck!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Furniture Sale and Upcoming Giveaway!

More pictures of our new space taken by our wonderful friend Christine. It was so wonderful to see her last week!

In other news...

Brissonte' is having a 20% sale on furniture from now until Nov. 13th!!!

Keep your eyes peeled and check back with us often, as we will soon be unveiling our first ever Giveaway! We have a very special gift in mind and we are sooo excited!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our New Nest!

Hello to everyone!

We are all settled into our NEW space and it is so wonderful to be here. I hope all of you will drop by one day soon. I look forward to seeing you.

Here are a few photos of the shop. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Whatever happened to Colleen & Erin?

Have you visited our blog over the past 7 months and thought, "What in the world is going on with those Perry girls?" "You know, the ones who own BRISSONTE'?"

Do you have a moment? Well, actually several moments? This may take awhile......

December 2009, my Erin decided it was time to spread her wings and follow her dream to create her art. So off to sunny California she flew. It's been over 7 months, and I miss her more than words can express BUT this was so right for her and it was time for ME to spread my wings.

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.