Happy Friday, Sweets!
I don’t think we have even scratched the surface of the many facets of Cottage Style/ Froufrou. This next trend is one that I feel, is timeless and beautiful. Around Lolli-Land, we’ll be calling it FrouFrou Cowgirl! Take a look…

We even have our very own Jennifer Hayslip as our model,

That photo was from last year’s Silver Bella event, on vendor theme night.

What do our two weekend artists have to do with Froufrou Cowgirl? Decide for yourself…

I’ve been creating handmade goods for 20 years, with a background in free-lance design – selling designs to publishers, as well as selling finished work. Acquiring a liking for all things eclectic first began during my childhood in the out-west version of ‘Mayberry’. Cosmopolitan city lightd came next and it was fun, then I settled into suburbia for a time but my roots on the range called me home. I never looked back.

My work is a reflection of eclectic living. Whether jewelry, historic reproduction dolls & bears or vintage goodies etc…I like to ‘mix it up’. I’m a horse-crazy cowgirl at heart; my husband and I are cattle ranchers in Wyoming. I dabble in photography, write a little for hire, love music – western swing, classical, jazz standards, oldies and ethnic flavors.

The old-time cowgirl was a creature of strong contrasts. She was tough…and tender, a product of the times in which she lived. The time-frame that produced the cowboy and cattle barons was the Victorian era. ‘Girly-girl’ cowgirls wore fancy handmade lace as well as sweat stained leather. Satin, florals, baubles and embellishments ruled their wardrobe. Picture the Gibson girls in flamboyant, wide-brimmed cowboy hats. Let me tell you, it ain’t easy being a girly-girl in a dirty world…on the ranch. Like my sisters from that bygone era, I also hunger for lace & fine-ness and sanctuary in pretty pleasures.

Every era and culture offers it’s own unique personality. Rules rule our world, but not the arts. While we can only live in one era at a time, we can play with and learn from all of them in the arts. I’m tickled to be a part of the Lollishop family … a ‘virtual’ village of unique boutiques for the online shopper to stroll through. Quality handmade merchandise in many flavors and various versions everywhere one looks! Thank you Sadie Lou for ‘Lolliland’.

~Shery Jesperson, Reata Rose Ranch

and now for Shery’s little sister,

“How it all began…”

I’m like most bead-lovers….my life-long bead-addiction began at childhood. My earliest memories began with Grama’s jewelry box, which was my favorite toy-box! If she couldn’t find me she knew

exactly where to look first! I started beading with dyed macaroni, pony beads, seed beads, any kind of bead I could get my little hands on! Now it’s mostly gorgeous expensive ‘good stuff’ you can’t find

at the grocery or dime store! I’ve created jewelry for myself all my life and used all sorts stuff….from pine needles and nuts, to thrift shop junk, lots of flea market finds, and re-working antique pieces I’d

collected over the years. Many design ideas I see everywhere nowadays, I’ve either tried or created for myself over the years.

Grama also began to teach me how to embroidery when I was 5yrs & my Mom always used her creativity with Christmas gifts, Valentine’s Day, or our birthdays. I was surrounded by wonderful creative women.

I made my first hand-sewn felt cloth doll & her clothes at 10yo, later in HS I sewed many of my own clothes (Seventeen magazine inpired me every month!), when my baby sons were born I embroidered tiny

white T-shirts w/swallows and teddy bears, eventually I created a wide variety of craft items, which I sold in my gallery in MI which also represented 40 artisans, it goes on and on….I’ve been a crafty gal

all my life! *Take note of my jean jacket smothered with buttons hanging above my worktable…I did that while living in Sacramento way back in 1987!!

Six years ago, I was seeking a new job/career and faced age discrimination for the first in my life. To make ends meet I began selling some of my worldly goods I’d collected on Ebay. One day, while brushing

up my resume for the 100th time, I took a break and clicked into Ebay to check on my active household auctions. Afterward, I detoured into the jewelry category….I snuck a little peek at all the jewelry

(total weakness)….”whoa, look at ALL the items and what they sold! I can DO that!!” The rest is history. I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love and call it my career too!

Mia Bella Collection Jewelry
Mia Bella Beads

A Weekend With…Savor

September 19, 2008

What would it be like to smell like Creme Brulee?
How would you feel showering with a dollop of Creme Fraiche? What is it?

“In culinary terms, it means fresh cream — as a soap, it is a fluffy, thick whipped soap that is perfect for making an ordinary shower into a pampering, indulgent experience.”

Oh my, YES!!
YESSSSSS!!

“Savor grew out of a love for cooking — each bar of soap is planned out recipe-style — and each creation is infused with a love for natural and exotic ingredients. I started selling in October 2007. My line began with elegant soaps, then I introduced bath salts and some lotions, and finally a fun, whipped soap I call creme fraiche (for fresh cream). I love to consult cookbooks for my inspiration — I love to have soaps that are so tempting and decadent you feel totally pampered by them.

“I produce 75-100 pounds of soap a week, and have a steady wholesale business — the wholesale portion of Savor is thriving like I would have never thought possible! Online sales have been fantastic, and the customers I’ve met have been the best. I couldn’t be more pleased with the people I’ve met through Savor.”

“Savor takes up about 40 hours per week of my time, and I work a full time job at a company in downtown San Francisco as well. It takes balance, but it’s important to me that my family and our future is provided for. To keep the business growing, I focus on advertising, product innovation, and keeping my lovely customers as happy as can be :)”

There is nothing I love more than a business woman that goes after her dream. I *LOVE* it!!
You can find more scrumptious luxury here:
Savor on Flickr
Savor online
I know a few people that will be getting some of this for Christmas…

ME!
~Sadie Lou

Romantic Inspirations:
Definition: Marked by expressions of love or affection; timeless. A particular influence of ephemera; of days gone by–a wistful approach to design that inspires a sense of “beauty with age”. Artists who claim specialty in this category will appeal to your emotions through their use of antiques, vintage elements and a Victorian color palate.




I just love the aged, timeless beauty of the creations that fall into the Romantic Inspirations category. As I was browsing the various images of creations, I felt like I was shopping in one store–the qualities of this particular category flow so seamlessly together. I can’t wait to browse this category on LolliShops!
~Sadie Lou


1. all work and no play, 2. simple collage – scarf, 3. 100_4163, 4. Pages 7 – 8, 5. Vintage Grace Collection, 6. Monogram Collage, 7. Little Garden Queen Bird, 8. I Shop Vintage, 9. The Sweet Shabby EyeCandy Ring, 10. Jody ( Med. stander) #1, 11. The dollhouse at Christmas, 12. More Pink Stuff, 13. DSCF1746c1, 14. Faux party cakes, 15. sisters atc, 16. Bunny-Love-Cake, 17. Miss-Bunny-Surprise, 18. 3 Little Bunnies, 19. “Dream” Mirror, 20. strawberry chocolate cupcake ornaments

Not everyone has a Flickr so not *ALL* the awesome talent will be represented in these mosaics but it sure gives a great visual of quality & magic and froufrou GOODNESS that will be present on LolliShops. All I can say is, we’re in Good Company!!
~Sadie Lou