Monday, December 31, 2012

Dining Chairs - Before and After

I'm back to business my friends!

I got such a kick out of re-doing these dining chairs for my friend "LG" -- she had a big Christmas Eve dinner planned and needed a fresh look for these tired puppies:

 These chairs had seen some lovin'!

Razors and pliers are some of my best friends.....

I'm a sucker for animal!

A little stapling....

A little welt cording.....

And woo hoo!  These pups were done!

Off they went to have a Merry Christmas Eve dinner!

Tra la!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a joyful holiday!

One of my favorite memories as a child was sitting on the ocean wall at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki waiting for Santa to paddle in!

(photo courtesy of Hugh Damon)

Mele Kalikimaka!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Getting My Sparkle Back

Today was a beautiful, crisp winter day with a crystal blue sky.

I stood outside and closed my eyes and felt the wind gently caress my face.

I prayed for the families of the dearly departed in Connecticut, from the recent massacre at 
Sandy Hook Elementary.

I sent a silent message out in to the universe to my mother who languishes in a nursing home on hospice.  And I thought about my recently deceased father with love and tenderness.

  I'm getting my sparkle back.

With love.........

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Pillows

Instead of a wearing a Christmas sweater this year, why not have your sofa or chair wear a Christmas pillow?

I'm not talking about Santas and kitschy reindeer pillows, but pillows that are festive and have the 'colors' of the season.

This is what I mean:

Some of these are still available in my etsy shop!

Anywho....just a thought...


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Gift Idea for the PET LOVER!

It's no secret that I love my dog Sherman.

In fact our whole family is in love with him.

As a little Christmas treat for my family this year, I had a pet portrait done from a fabulous artist on Etsy.

The etsy shop is called dimdi.

Super affordable and the artist was wonderful to work with!

But shhhhhhh.........

It's a surprise for Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hollywood Regency Love

Well here she is.  

One of the most beautiful chairs ever.

And she's for sale in my etsy shop.