Cre8ing with Colette: The Season for Change
There’s just something about autumn that makes me desire change! It’s a time to be adaptable. The trees are changing color and getting ready for their long winter naps! If you’re a gardener you have to get your garden ready for winter. If you’re a mom you’re getting used to your kids being back in school, just starting school, or maybe even going off to college. The weather gets cooler, and just about everyone is transitioning from their summer wardrobes and getting ready to layer up. Out come our wool sweaters and boots. I start thinking about brining out my favorite down comforter, and wool throws out of my closet, and again gracing my bed and sofa with them. I love change! Whether it’s changing hairstyles, homes, towns, or even something as simple as changing the pillows on my sofa–I love it all!
I think that is why autumn is my favorite time of year, well that and I love the fall colors, and of course Halloween! They call me “quirky” for a reason! I appreciate things just a little different: spooky, colorful, or just plain random. I use a lot of curiously curated items in my own home. Some things just call my name, and I have to have them! Like a funky old radio shaped like a knights helmet, a copper statue of Lady Liberty that is a combination lamp/clock from the 40’s, or vintage bowling trophies. And, yes, I do own a jar of old denture molds that I bring out at Halloween to add some spooky! For me it’s all about my own personal style. It doesn’t have to be about, “Is it practical?” it’s more about, “Is it me and do I love it?” That’s why one of my very favorite things about working in the shop is helping people find their own personal style. Yes you can have an old metal cubby next to a fine antique you inherited. Your home should be a collection of things from your past, things you’ve inherited or picked up on road trips, all blended with things you love now. It should paint a picture of who you are and how you became that person, so that when friends walk into your home they feel like they’ve been hugged by you! And like you, your home should always be evolving and changing!
As a buyer for the shop I also like to pick out selective quirky items for our looks in the store. Right now, it’s combining fun industrial accents, like old black telephones as bookends, or rusty old pulleys that can be a statement piece on a bookshelf or buffet and serve no other purpose than just being a fun conversation piece!
I love how the shop is always changing and always adapting to the newest trends and mixing them in with vintage and antique items to make it purely Station 8! Have fun creating in your home and come in and say hi to me; I look forward to seeing you!
On behalf of Team 8,
Rachel Kelly, Shop Manager-The Shops at Station 8