Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pillow Lovin'

I added a few more sweeties to my shop this weekend.....


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gifts from the Sea

I found myself creating this little 'Treasury List'* today on

It's called:

A Treasury List is an member-curated shopping gallery.

All these pretty little bubbles just made me happy today!

Tiny bubbles 
In the wine
Make me happy
Make me feel fine

Tiny bubbles
Make me warm all over
With a feeling that I'm gonna
Love you till the end of time

So here's to the golden moon
And here's to the silver sea
And mostly here's a toast
To you and me

So here's to the ginger lei
I give to you today
And here's a kiss
That will not fade away

Words and Music by Leon Pober

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Terrarium Love-A DIY Hostess Gift

My friend Christy invites me to her annual Garden Club/Guest Speaker Luncheon every year.  Seriously, it's one of my favorite days of the year!  

Each year I give her a little somethin', somethin' for hosting me, and this year I decided to make a little terrarium.

I really wanted to give her something meaningful -- so I decided that 'plants' (ha, ha, perfect for a 'garden club' meeting) along with 'an elephant' would do the trick.

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that elephants have been very symbolic for me recently.  They are a sign of strength -- and I've been focusing and noticing them during the recent death of my father and the recent hospicing of my mother.

Christy is a lifelong friend and has been a great source of strength for me during this difficult time.  Here's what I made for her:

It started with a little trip to Home Goods for a vessel and some animals!

I just knew there had to be an elephant in there somewhere! 

A little Antique Gold Rub n' Buff and voila:

 A few plants and small rocks from my local nursery.....

Oh and a couple of little moss rocks from my stash.....

A gift given with love to a dear friend!

This post was linked up with Serenity Now Weekend Bloggy Reading.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boudoir Chair Re-do!

I picked up this little chair at the flea market a while back.....

And today I just finished reupholstering it for my friend, Marianne!

Before I delivered it to her, I decided to play 'dress up' with some pillows
from my personal collection and from my etsy shop......

I love how a pillow can change the whole look!

Don't you?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hickory Chair Love!

I love spotting a great deal and these are on* today:

They are by Hickory Chair and only $250!  Love!

I had the good fortune to work at a high end design and furniture store a few years ago, where my education and love of fine furniture was cultivated.

Hickory Chair is a wonderful manufacturer with amazing craftmanship.

I could just see these chairs all funked up with an animal print like Naomi's from Design Manifest:

Imagine the possibilities!

* is one of my delightful sponsors.  All of my opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Be still my heart!

Love this chair!

This room is designed by my friend Kelly Scanlon.

Love the vibrant and wild color combination!

(Oh, and I made the pillows!)