Monday, December 24, 2012

Peace On Earth ~ Goodwill Towards All

Etsy Artis Russ Potak ~ Wonderful!
The innocence all children should enjoy is captured in this beautiful original painting by New Englander Russ Potak. See more of his beautiful artistry here. I just love his style & sense of wonderment.

Running Reindeer
Since I still believe in Santa Claus really lov'n this one above!

From my home to yours ~ May you receive all the blessings of the season. Celebrate by spreading love and cheer to all around you now and throughout the coming year.  Have hope in your heart and faith at your back & you will receive all the blessings that you lack!

Moving day is coming soon! For now above is a little entrance-way Before.....

Wait for it.....  the After

My Dana Gibson chevron stripe pagoda lantern is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Dana Gibson Pagoda Lantern 
Good tidings to all! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho ~ Where's Waldo???

Feel like I have been pulled through the looking glass... Wowzer, lots going on & life is pretty topsy turvey around here. Did want to show one of the St Nick oil painting I am selling in the Seekers Bazaar Booth. How precious is he??? Love this & knew you all would too!

Sampan ~ Meg Braff

Here is a little teaser on a fabulous wallpaper I found & am just having applied in my hall bath. LOVE IT!!!
Meg Braff is sheer genius with her papers & I am so smitten with this that I just could not wait to share. It is dreamy! Sick that OMG has gone out of style coz I have found nothing to replace it.... This paper is OMG!

First piece is up & looking grand

Al is suddenly remembering why he was glad when foil paper went out of style in the 60's

I am having heart palpitations over the gorgeousness of it all.

Wait for more of this wallpaper coming soon coz it is ultra fabulous. Cabinet coolness below is a teaser too.

Tony Skipper from Tar River Cabinets on the left & team member ~ They are mega talented!

Glass over Garage ~ This is like a little garage apartment cabinet style

More to come!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PBC Nantucket Style

Hello, I am over @ My Crafty Home Life  for Linda ~ Queen of DIY running on about Palm Beach Chic on her month of Nantucket Madness. Join me there for a trip around the Island of cedar shakes & lobsters!

Off to check on our lovely Linda who lives in New Jersey smack dab in the path of Sandy's wrath. Keep her  & her family in your thoughts. Hoping all is well & she is safe & dry. Will post updates when I hear from her.

Update ~ Linda & family weathered the storm without any damage. No power for now but very grateful.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Start Now!

Post from Chinoiserie Chic of this fabu vintage amaryllis fabric Beth scored reminded me it's time! Time for what??? To begin the process to force the amaryllis & paper white bulbs for the holidays, Silly. BTW, That fabric? To die for!

Paper Whites ~ Narcissus

Here are some niffty instructions over on Martha Stewart. Along with another helpful link.

Amaryllis Candy Stripe

One more link with tips from keeping paper whites from getting all leggy & drooping over. Hate it when that happens......

Order Now
You can get your bulbs at your local garden center now or use these links to order online.

Buy Amaryllis Bulbs

Now, if I could just score some of that fabric.....

Friday, October 26, 2012

OKL ~ Dana Gibson

Dana Gibson ~ OKL


Bring the sunny, sophisticated style of Palm Beach to your home with fresh accessories in fun colors, bright white, and even touches of metallic shimmer. Discover vases, lamps, planters, and frames sweetened with delightful natural details, along with glass and toleware pieces in vibrant hues, and so much more.
My weekend just got better. Sale starts today ~ Oct. 26 @ 11 AM 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paint A Rug Party Part III

This was me last night midnight at the Piggly Wiggly, I grabbed them all, ate like a bear waking from hibernation; am now overdosing on Pepto Bismal....

Also grabbed an I Dig the Pig tee shirt, now have them in every color!

Piggly Wiggly Apparel

What can I say.... The dog ate my homework....... Linda, forgive me. 

Results coming soon! In the mean time check out the rest of the Party Animals Rugs!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Paint a Rug Party Act I Scene II

I have been a hot mess over the pressure to do the rug. Been having several Lindsay Lohan episodes. I actually turned into the Piggly Wiggly to buy some Camel non filters..... luckily while on the aisle looking for the Boone's' Farm (which apparently they don't make anymore) I came to my senses. I did grab a Yoohoo & a Little Debbie Devil Square on the way out. It was a real blast from the past coping with pressure moment. Have even questioned if I am stable enough to get behind the wheel of a car..... seriously.

But I am making progress. Threw Lovie  (my precious 83 year old Mama) in the car & flew down to Smithfield to the Carolina Pottery & got me a doable size faux sisal. As I worked on what room to do it in & played with the ideas for the custom border.... I know, right. Probably where the pressure came from as I did decide to go that route. Found a laminator so I can seal up the fabric to keep it clean.

If the rug were to go in my kitchen this border with the fabric below from my banquette is fab but then my stencil would clash.....

P Kaufman Paisley Fabric from my porch I think it will work OK but may have to consider another stencil.....

Also from the porch below is this lime indoor/outdoor Sunbrella, sorta' boring but won't have to laminate & the stencil is the star.

This yummy Lilly Pulitzer fabric goes with the fabrics for the guest room.

If you remember or not here they are below sorta' again.... The tray shown below is from Dana Gibson & she did the fabric for me in these colors; it is in the mail so I will show soon.... The taffeta is for bed pillows. More Dana Gibson news coming soon!

Playing around with the paint colors. Also have more stencil choices but truth??? didn't order the stencils until Sunday & they aren't here yet.....See why I feel like Lindsay?

Sidebar ~ while @ the Carolina Pottery saw great Halloween decor!

& bought some wine....

Linda from My Crafty Home Life has put together a great & more stable group of bloggers that are doing a grand job with their rugs. Check them out!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Paint A Rug Party

Painted Pink Rug
Got a "shout out" from the ever ambitious Linda over @ My Crafty Home ~ Won't You Come To My Party??? Sure Hon, what's the dress code? Oh, Gurl not that kinda' party .... this is a Paint a Rug ParTAY! What the heck??? Painting a rug??? I know, right. Crazy for sure but then I got slam dunked with the crazy gene. Apparently painting a rug is the latest DIY craze going around the blogashere.

Painted Rug Back Story
Got coerced by the ever crafty, non stop Queen of  DIY herself Linda from My Crafty Home to jump into the mix. Great group of bloggers are braving these tepid waters with me. Check them out!

This is Idea Week & as usual I am all over the map. What style, what colors, where will it go, etc. etc etc.- say that in your best Yul Brinner accent from The King & I. Def going with a stencil to keep it simple. Started out with a Chinoiserie theme in mind. These stencils rock!

Stencil Library UK
From the Stencil Library in England. Wonderful choices, love them.

Mandarin House

Cane Pattern Stencil
Also lovn' the Palm Beach Chic styles. Lawsey, I am gonna' have PBC everywhere I look.

Circles Stencil

More Stencil Choices

With no Ikea around for hundreds of miles & they do not ship the rug featured in the blogs... crapola gosh darn ~ I am stymied.... What's a girl to do??? Shop online... duh... Looked @ Overstock & saw some potential....

Overstock Sisal

The orange is speaking to me.... imagine that.  Also thinking maybe I do a plain jute & make my own border... a choice if made I am sure to regret....

Overstock Jute
I also gave pause to doing my Rembrandt on FLOR tiles. You may remember I Love this product! Depending on how my first attempt goes may happen later.

FLOR Carpet Tiles

Linda's blog post featured a spray fabric paint. Read through the different post & the idea of a spray paint that would clog & you had to keep moving til the can was empty totally daunted me so I am moving to something less stressful for moi. There was that incident in the cul-de-sac years ago where I had to have a neighbors car buffed out due to a spray paint mist he swore had settled on his Bemmer, I tried to explain metallic finishes were all the rage on fancy, expensive German made cars. So with that little walk down memory lane thinking of going with a fabric paint that I apply directly... we will see....Heck I haven't even figured out what room this bad boy is going in..... Wait & see......Leaving you on that note.

In the meantime or is it for the meantime????? Whateva' ~ go, now, check out the other creative spirits & what they are doing with their rugs;

Sidebar... I am a dork. Want proof? There is plenty but most recent I jumped the gun & published this post yesterday. Linda quickly caught my mis-step & I took it down. Sorry to have spoiled the surprise but no harm, seriously only 3 people read my blog. Linda, Forgive me!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Before & During ~ Closing In on the Reno

I have been AWOL & while off the blog have been having a blast with all the final touches for my new casa. The renovation has been exhilarating & far exceeds all my expectations due to the wonderful team that has been busy with the execution. More on all soon. & to think all I wanted was a pink door, screened porch & washer/dryer in my master closet ... To all who weighed in on the cupola finial it was installed yesterday & is perfect. THX for the guidance.

Front door is boarded up to protect from damage but you can get the gist of it. Reveal of color coming soon!

Exterior paint is happening now. House colors are Ben Moore Edgecomb Grey & trim is Ben Moore Sea Pearl. Shakes are getting stained this week in Cabot Silver Lining. Shutters to come soon.

Here is the street view Before from the Realtor listing when I first saw the house. I know; it was so cute who could resist, right???

Here is the back yard elevation above & Before below.
Thrilled with the progress & can't wait to show more of the finishing touches as they unfold.

 Arriving @ Seekers Bazaar Booth this week from our Playgeriz Pulitzer PBC Lacquer Collection;)