Monday, November 23, 2015

More Is Definitely Better!

Forward progress, my friend!
And I hope it continues on this way.
We managed to do some work on the bakery
this weekend which, in a few hours, 
made a huge, huge impact.
Painting the exterior.



The sides of the building are brick
and those will be left alone. 
The front had a face lift a few years ago
with foam and stucco (are we in CA?!)
so we gave it our own lift and opted
for SW Studio Taupe. I think
this place was meant to be ours. 





The door is primed and ready for 
satin black and the fabric arrived
Friday for the canopy to be recovered
(yippee!!).



This has to be one of the most exciting times
in my life.

I look forward to this chapter
and the rest of the story.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Working Away

Well, so far all of the major demolition has
been done.

We've taken things back to brick and plaster 
as layers of past additions have been
peeled away to expose out of date
wiring and plumbing for replacement and our own
peace of mind and knowledge of where and how
things will be working. We discovered
there had been a fire at that back wall at some point.

We were sent this photo which I believe
was dated wrong since the {original}
Jones Cafe was built in 1936 based on
City records and newspaper clippings.


We're pretty sure this is the same place but there are a few
things that make us wonder, like the windows on 
either side and the little pop out on the right. 




Below is the right side which some of the plaster is still
stuck on pretty good so we decided to not try and chisel 
it off. Old world charm if you ask me. 


And lastly, our paint choice for the exterior. We
picked the lighter shade since 
the door and awning will be black.
Can't wait to get going on that!



And that's about it for now. 
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Back To Business!

Although it doesn't quite look like it, 
we are making progress on our building.

My contractor (hubs) was down for a good
couple of weeks with a wicked chest cold
which turned into Bronchitis and it 
completely wiped him out.
He's on the tail end of it
(thank goodness!) so progress
on the remodel should be picking
up speed shortly.
Although the brawn of it hasn't been
happening, lots of behind the scenes 
surely has. 


There is a certain style and feel we
are going to put into the bakery
so as time ticks to the destination
of opening, we are collecting,
adding and designing those elements.

I want to share every bit and piece of 
what we are planning and doing but
there is a huge part of me that wants to
keep it under wraps.
Not for any selfish reason but because
I want it to be an event at our
opening. A reveal party, of sorts. 
I will say this; 
Our bakery will have a very similar feel
as our home. Rich colors, warm wood tones
and the elegant touches with crystal, glass,
mirrors and black. 

Of course I'm going to share with you. 
How can I not? 

In the meantime, 
I am back on my baking game.
Beginning next week, I will
be continuing my weekly featured item
as well as taking special orders. 

I will be sharing here as well as on 
if you're interested.

Until next time!