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Captain Frazzled’s Holiday Checklist

It has been an amazing, wonderful and incredibly hectic Holiday Season for me and Cheltenham Road.  I’ve been overwhelmed by good fortune, great friends, terrific customers and shop owners and I’m very sincerely grateful.

On the flip side I, Captain Frazzle, have done everything in my power to make life as complicated, slow and crazy as possible.

I’ve learned many, many valuable lessons for next year!

But I wanted to share  Captain Frazzled’s Checklist for a Stressful HolidayBlog Post pt 1







Not QuiteBlog Post pt 2


Candle Block Display


Unique LA Coaster Display TowersCoaster Towers for Unique LABlog Post pt 3

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

9 responses »

  1. Hey,look on the bright side…you could have gone thru all that and NOT had any sales.
    ps-Uh oh, am I going to be punished for that positive thought?

  2. Have a happy and restful Christmas… then do it all again next year, but perhaps bang your head early Autumn, just to get it out the way so you can concentrate on other things:-)

  3. Oh my friend…you are inspire me to get back on the bandwagon with my blog. This is awesome. And at your party, I wouldn’t have ever known you had already gone through so much hell.

    Xoxo, Brooke

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Merry Christmas! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve planned for the New Year!

  5. Your display racks look dynamite. Wonderful that you did all that AND got everything ready for a Christmas party AND made up the Captain Frazzel’s list for your blog. You are better organized than you think. And, you still have a really neat sense of humor. Can’t wait to see the photos of the Christmas party, especially the neat treats that you prepare and serve.

  6. Are you sure that it wasn’t all a dream, ala Dallas, from when you banged you head. Quick, have someone pinch you. It’s only October.


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