Saturday, October 15, 2016

Moving on from hurricane Matthew and Sale in my Etsy Shop.

I'm so thankful to say that we survived hurricane Matthew.  It's been a rough few weeks and many of our neighbors did not fair as well.  There has been destruction all around us and many lost loved ones and their homes.   We are now picking up the pieces and moving on.  If you have a second please say a little prayer for those that are still feeling the aftermath. 

I'm posting today to let you know about a sale in my Etsy Shop.
Use promo code SAVEMORE and receive $10.  off your order.
 Be sure and check new Jeanne d'Arc styles and the ever popular Angel Wings.  

Come on over and check out what's new!

Everyone have a good weekend and stay safe!!!


Friday, September 30, 2016

My new Shop Space...

Hi Everyone!  I think it's about time I get back here on the old blog and do some updating.  I've been busy moving my shop space into our shop's newly designed "Boutique."  If you have a few minutes to spare I'd love for you to check out my new shop and give me your thoughts.
I have expanded my clothing line to include Jeanne d'Arc and other lovely Boho, Romantic style clothing.

I've also added a few small painted furniture pieces, painted Angel Wings and JDL lace angel wings.  Mirrors, frames and lots of shabby chic stuff.  The "Boutique" also includes Estate and Fine Jewelry.

New Jeanne d'Arc styles also available in my Etsy.

So there you have first attempt at creating a special Boutique space that I hope brings something that my customers will love.  Cross your fingers for me that it will be a success.

Okay, I'm off to see what you've been up too.  Hope you are enjoying the beginning of Fall.

I'm joining the party at Coastal Charm's Show and Share. Join us over there for some big inspiration.


Monday, August 29, 2016

A tour of my Sista's new Beach Condo.

Welcome to my Sista, Kim's new beach condo. And yes, she really is that tanned!!!

The long awaited post on my Sista's Beach Condo is here!!! Just purchased in July, the bare bones of the condo have quickly morphed into a cozy beach get-away.   So, now she will just be five minutes away from me and will be here more often.  Makes me so happy!

My Sister, Kim had a vision of just how she wanted her new place to look, so when she asked for my input, I was immediately on-board! She was going for a combination beach with a farm house vibe. If you think this sounds impossible, just wait and see! Her accent colors are Annie Sloan chalk paint in duck egg blue with creams and grays and touches of coral in the Master.  So, with her inspiration and ideas we were off to scour the fleas, the thrifts, and the small local shops. As a result she managed to get the entire condo done on a budget.  And here are the results of our efforts...
As we go along here I'll try and give you information on some of the items.  The little table was a thrift store find and was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk paint.   The wooden sign is from Home Goods.

Okay, let's step into the living space.  The living area is a living room, dining room combination.  If you are worried about the blank wall above the sofa, don't, because it's patiently awaiting a commissioned art piece.  The artwork will be created by her son's artist girlfriend.  Can't wait to show it to you.
The sofa is from Rooms to Go.  If you haven't been to this store, then head on over.  I think you'll be impressed with the styles and the quality.  I don't think she'll mind me telling you that it was under $700.  The coffee table with baskets and the side tables were found at a consignment store. The wicker chair came from her home. The wire lamp was a sale priced deal from Pier1.  She has since changed out this lamp to a larger one.  I'll show you later.
The Chair was found at Joss&Main and most of the artwork and accessories were purchased at Home Goods, TJ Maxx and small local shops.
The table and wrought iron chairs were found at a local shop and were move in ready.  You're not going to believe the price on the chandelier.....wait for it....under $40.!!!!  All she did was add some of those magnetic crystals found at Hobby Lobby!!!  Looks like a million bucks...don't ya think????

Would you believe that our junkin, pickin Brother found this pretty side table for $20.!!!  All she did was add the pretty knobs.  
The old window and the tobacco basket are perfect! These pieces were found at small local shops.  The Happy Place sign on reclaimed barnwood is her creation.  Just a reminder that we should all shop local and help out small business.

Let's take a look on the other side of the room.  This gorgeous tv console/dresser was found already painted and stenciled in a nearby local shop. It is beautifully repurposed and was affordable!  The clock and script print were found at HobLob and other accessories found at various local shops. 

The reclaimed wooden bench she brought with her.  The beach basket was found at a local store and created by a local artist.  The embroidered blue burlap pillow is another creation by a local crafter specializing in monograms.  Fish pillow and throw found at local shops.

The barnwood hanger was created by Mr. Kim.  It's perfect for hanging beach towels and coats.  The straw hat is Jeanne d'Arc, the straw bag from a thrift store and the sign from HobLob

I must say that this gorgeous mirror is the P'iece de Re'sistance!!
A very fortunate Home Goods find.

Painted suitcases stacked in the corner add a nice contrast and touch of vintage to the living area.
Stepping into the master bedroom you will see a change in the accent color.  She chose coral that definitely adds to the beach vibe.
Wicker and wooden headboard found at Habitat, $35. (Score!)  Bedding from Home Goods and TJ Maxx and local stores.  Kim is a floral designer so flowers are everywhere!  Don't you love the flower basket above the bed....she is also on the lookout for something amazing for over the bed.  Any suggestions???
Thrifted side table, painted suitcase and beach decor.  Touches of coral in the master bath.
She continued with the duck egg blue in the guest bedroom and bath with lovely bedding, artwork and accessories...
Don't you just love the pretty linens hanging from the tobacco stick ladder and the cozy throws on a wicker ottoman.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour of Kim's lovely condo.  I gotta tell you that we were both so in our creative mode and I loved helping to make her vision a reality. But with all the decorating and fun aside, the best part of all is that she is just five minutes away from me, instead of 8 hours!  She plans to be here as often as she can, and that's alright with me!   I'm one happy Sista!!!

Please join me over at Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party.  Click here.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup