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musings on stationery

thursday tidbits

i did tell you that i bought a white couch, right?  no, not for an obscure area of the house…the living room.  no, not before i had kids…when i was pregnant with the 2nd.  before you think i’ve gone off the reservation, it IS all slipcovers that i can wash and i DO keep a coverlet on it 99.5% of the time.  the coverlet has a pattern on it, but i think i need to either get a plain white one or take it off completely (eek!).  remember in “the last lecture” when randy pausch said that when he got a new car, he poured an entire soda in the back seat so he would have gone ahead and gotten that over with?  yeah.  that hasn’t happened with the couch just yet.  the coverlet does come in pretty handy, like yesterday when someone had a tinkle incident…  obviously it had to go in the wash, so i’ve been enjoying the white of the white couch.

in her glory, she really does look alright next to the new caitlin wilson textile pillows.
alright, atlanta mamas…  clear your schedules this week for the best consignment sale ever, encore bebe!  no really, i am serious.  BEST. EVER.  and i think there are a couple of definitions of “consignment” out there, and this one is all gently used children’s clothes.  y’all, i just don’t really fuss with a whole bunch of new clothes for the kids.  they are so expensive, they fit them for a hot minute and it’s hard to find good deals on the nice stuff (which, of course, is the only stuff i generally like).  as one of my friends said, this consignment sale has “no crap.”  it’s all the good brands / styles, and it’s all in great condition at fair prices.  i went to the spring / summer show on the half off day and got so many amazing things at highway robbery prices…  here, i’ll show you some of it.  oh, and i buy for years to come (within reason) – it makes me feel on top of things to have clothes stowed away for when the little ones grow.  that way i’m not running around with my hair on fire trying to find something nice at a reasonable price when i need it.
top left – 2T citrus smocked dress with ric-rac sleeves, $14 (after half off).  top right, 2T papo d’anjo top with ric-rac collar, i think it was either $6 or $8 (after half off).  bottom, next year’s smocked easter dress, i think it was $12 (after half off).  i mean – get over there!!!!!  i bought primarily for rinne, but they had some good boy’s stuff too (i picked up a navy blazer – yes, a navy blazer for a 3 year old – how hilarious – for like $12).  here are the dets:
WHERE: 2815 margaret mitchell drive NW (private home)
WHEN: thursday 8/23: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
friday 8/24:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
saturday 8/25 (selected items half off): 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
make it happen.  you won’t be sorry.
lastly, i had something surprising happen to me this week.  i got an email from etsy titled “ETSY INFRINGEMENT NOTICE.”  at first i thought – spam.  how annoying, etsy.  pshaw.  but i opened it…and apparently GabbaCaDabra, LLC is none too happy that i am using their characters in an invitation in my etsy shop.
wait…really????
yes.  they wrote a letter to etsy basically telling them to tell me that i must “cease and desist” using their copyrighted muno and brobee, and went ahead and deleted my listing for me.  even though the invitation does not say yo gabba gabba on it anywhere…and i created the artwork/characters myself.
i found this a few different adjectives:  1) hilarious, because seriously HOW MUCH TIME does this attorney have on their hands that they are coming after little ol’ me, making peanuts (compared to their royalties) on sets of 25 invitations.  2) flattering?!  are they worried about the MILLIONS of dollars of business i am taking away from them with these awesome, show-stopping, award-winning invitations?!  3) lame.  if you query “yo gabba gabba invitations” on etsy, there are scores of listings that still show up.  what was the deal with mine?
the whole things just makes me feel….weird.
i’m off to rest up for the consignment sale, but i’ll be back tomorrow with something v. cool.  that’s right – a teaser!
xoxo

5 Comments

  • ecmelick on Aug 29, 2012
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    Hi Callie – do you know how to get on the mailing list for Encore Bebe? I’m sad I missed it this time! I have recently become a *huge* fan of consignment sales. Seriously the best thing around!

  • callie burnette on Aug 24, 2012
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    um…those other ones are quite special, right? i would think the YGG people would tell them to cease and desist just for being terrible!

  • callie burnette on Aug 24, 2012
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    tee hee.

  • Katherine on Aug 24, 2012
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    I don’t get it. I just looked at the 500 other Yo Gabba Gabba invitations on Etsy….why is yours illegal? Because it looks so much better than the other ones? Sheesh!

  • Katherine on Aug 24, 2012
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    OOOOOHHHHHH! I got you in trouble! I feel kind of cool for being so bad.


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