Saturday, June 13, 2009

Enjoy Co.

I like to shop, really like to shop. Ask E he'll be happy to tell you all about it. I will put this disclaimer out though; I never buy anything more than $20-30.00 without the accountants (E's) consultation. My favorite places are vintage or home stores and even better those that combine both.

Earlier this week I was taking the dogs to Granville to the dog park. First, for those that haven't experienced Granville, Ohio let me tell you a bit about it. Granville is an amazingly lovely little village with historic homes and people who actually wave at you when you drive but. But, Grahhhnville (insert snooty accent here) is very affluent, matching Land Rover's, live-in nanny, summer house in Europe kind of rich. Well on my way out of town I had an out-of-body experience when I saw this.




How could you not be affected by this sight? Look at the landscaping, the color of the building, the attention to detail, the fact that they took a 1950's gas station and made it into this amazing little nugget of home interior bliss!! My eyes first beheld Enjoy Co. on Tuesday and I had to wait a dreadful 3 days to experience it's beauty. E, of course, always willing to indulge my adventures was willing to go with me to check it out.

We were happily greeted by the owner Monique Keegan who is a tiny, bubbly, adorable and vastly talented woman. She's the kind of person that if you ask people about they either envy, love or hate her (I for one go for love and envy.) She had on simple jeans and a grey shirt and was just adorable. She was also oddly familiar looking to me. While Eric and I looked around I again had the "I've seen these things before" feeling. By the time we had made it through the store it hit me how I knew this woman and her store. I was one of her groupies! One of my other obsessions is magazines especially Country Living and Martha. Last fall Monique's home in Grahhhhnville was featured in Country Living and I was enthralled with it. I loved the dark but inviting gloominess of it, the green accents, the vintage medical and industrial supplies. You check it out and tell me you aren't moved by it, Monique's Grahhhhnville home can be found here. I was so swept up by her home that we painted our living room in the same colors as she has in her home; Ralph Lauren Winchester, a dark grey green and Dovecoat, a taupey green. I told Monique about my devotion to her and her style and I'm not sure if she was flattered or thinking about filing a protection order against me. I have since learned that Monique's husband is a contributing editor for Country Living and that their cottage will be featured in an upcoming issue. I am a DITHER with anticipation!!

Let me tell you more about the products filling Enjoy Co. Adorable, memorable, unique, conversation inducing and obscenely expensive. No offense to Monique or her shop as I plan on frequenting it often but I am not of the ilk or financial standing of her clientele. I for one cannot afford these at a price of, prepare yourself, are you sitting down, perhaps you should alert an adult to your location in case you need assistance. They are just coasters, remember that when you hear this. Oh, yes, the price, those lovely and adorable (and VERY easily recreated) coasters come in at a whopping $110.00!!!!! Are you still with me? Can you speak, can you breathe? Ok, good. I also saw this at Enjoy Co. and am pretty sure that some unbleached cotton, a well made stencil and some black paint and wallllll-lllllllllla I can make that too!

I think after seeing the coasters you know that we left empty handed but I have an arsenal of ideas just waiting to come to fruition. I of course will keep you updated on those projects and supply pictures as well. Only if they don't suck though.

2 comments:

  1. oh, that store looks so tempting and her house...wow!!! good find!

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