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November 29, 2011

Porte Française

Ever want to put in a french door instead of your basic builder door? Ever think “oh they are probably really expensive” and give up on the idea? Well I’ve been doing research….like I do…and thought I would share my Victoria French Door results…cause I’m nice like that.  These prices don’t include milling (which just […]

November 28, 2011

Jimmy Wright

My admiration for the work of artist Jimmy Wright brought me in touch with another private seller this week.  She has two small Polar Bear pieces one red and one navy blue. These could be a good deal, but need to be authenticated by a reputable gallery. I love these pieces and have suggested them […]

November 27, 2011

Mercury Retrograde

Retrograde…moving in the opposite direction.  My weekend DIY that never was… Christmas decorating is upon us and one of the hottest trends this season is mercury glass.  As an ardent DIY’er I sought out tutorials online and found several on how to create the look for less. Yay!!! The trick is to buy a special […]

November 25, 2011

Pattern Parlance Part II

Here’s a few more explanations of fabric Parlance. Some of my custom pillows make use of these beauties…now you’ll know what I’m talking about when they are for sale.   Ikat is a tribal patterned textile that is achieved by dipping the weaving threads into dye before the textile is woven on the loom.   […]

November 24, 2011

Simple Wreath Idea

I found this oversized gray painted willow wreath at winners the other day. I painted on a little glue here and there and sprinkled some glitter on it.  I took three large rusty metal bells I had left over from a country style wreath I did last year for the coffee shop and dry brushed […]

November 24, 2011

Under Construction

I had some technical difficulties this week which has pushed up the release date on my new website.  I hope you’ll continue to follow and be patient with me as I get it all up and running.

November 17, 2011

Bedroom Make-Over

If you’re like me you’re always thinking about how things could be improved…tweaked or re-arranged.  I am usually happy with my creative results in terms of decorating…. but I am also always thinking and learning and being inspired by the world around me and the result is that I mess around with my own house […]

November 16, 2011

My Friends Foyer

When my husband travels (like he is this week) I spend a little more time than usual at the old computer.  Tonight I was checking out lighting at Home Depot and as usual I see things I think would look fab in my house and the homes of my friends and family…so what the heck…here […]

November 15, 2011

I’m Back

Sorry I was away so long. I was Here… I didn’t go because I love the winter driving…I went because I got to help design and decorate a Christmas tree for a charity auction!  The original idea was a sugar plum theme but it ended up being a little more  hip but still sweet and […]