A Video Journey Into 'The Present Past'...

This sweet gal is Heather Bullard. With her is her hubby Jim, affectionately known as 'The Man'.

'Heather and The Man' were at Farm Chicks last June, and it was so much fun meeting her in person, after knowing each other online. Mr. Deb and The Man had a great time pallin' around, too! Miss Heather graciously agreed to film some video footage with me, (Heather does everything graciously - and gracefully!) and we had so much fun creating a video that will provide inspiration to retailers and decorators alike. Thank you again for sharing your time, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm, sweet girl. You inspire us all!

And she's a pro - the video you see is one big take. No cuts, no stops. Badah BOOM, Baby!

View Video on YouTube.

Since the contact info is not on their web site, let me provide it for you:
Heather Bullard
'The Present Past'
web site
Parisian Soiree Event
Heather is also a contributing blogger on the HomeGoods openhouse blog.

Jim & Heather parked their trailer next to ours at the show... and I am still wondering how she got all that fabulous STUFF that you see in her booth into that itty bitty UHaul!!!


  1. Hi Deb -
    I would love to watch the video you made with Heather at the Farm Chicks show. Unfortunately, the music on the Gift & Home Channel is so loud that I couldn't hear a word either of you were saying. Too bad, it really looks interesting.


  2. Polly, I'm not sure why the GHC music plays over the video for you! When I view it, the music leads in and then stops when I introduce myself in the video.

    The only other thing I can think of is that somehow, the music playing on my BLOG is still playing when you are opening another window to view the video. Try scrolling down my blog page to the Playlist, and clicking 'pause'. That will silence the music so you can hear the video soundtrack instead.

    Let me know if you try this and it doesn't work...


my take on retail visual design:

"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK