Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Life and welcome to it!

I’d tell you that turkeys hanging about on one of our stonewalls was unusual but this is pretty much reflective of my life! I do wonder what the heck they’re thinking?

I can tell you though I love my studio and will show pictures soon but for now here’s a view from my desk. This is a view of our front forest and as you can tell I took the picture pointed down because I'm up here among the tree tops and it is so peaceful!

I hope you have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Pedestals....They're done!

This is just a recap for those who are just joining in, my husband, mister man, copied these pedestals from Atlanta Homes Magazine…..I know he’s a gem ;)

Then it was my turn to start staining and it wasn’t a good thing! The dark gray turned out to be very blue and I was trying to match the pedestals in the magazine, dark charcoal gray. I liked them for a reason!

Since the gray didn't work out I thought black would since you paint it on and leave for three minutes before wiping off...it worked and I'm loving my pedestals! One coat of black stain was all that was required.

Then the pedestals needed to be waxed with a couple of coats and buffed and I did it all by hand since I was enjoying the waxing process. I liked the smell of the wax and it was very relaxing. The wax was allowed to harden/dry and my antique urns placed and I haven’t stopped dancing in my dining room since…..I LOVE MY PEDESTALS!

I know the urns need some greenery and a picture placed on the walls behind them but before I do that I noticed my dining room needs painting something a little lighter perhaps. There’s a mirror on another wall that needs to go, chairs could use some slipcovers……ok, my dining room is about to get a face lift! Isn’t this always the case you bring one item in that sings and the whole room needs to be redone. I wonder what mister man would think about fuchsia....        (kidding honey!)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dylan's way to beat the heat!

The temperature is hovering up around 90 degrees today but that didn’t stop mister man from planting up a new viburnum shrub while Dylan dog found a way to beat the heat. Nothing more a dog loves then digging in the dirt with Dad and making a nice cool shady nest to sleep a Sunday away.

We hope you all have a wonderful cool Sunday too!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pedestal Update

Many of you have been kind enough to inquire about the pedestals mister man made for me shown in a copy of Atlanta Homes magazine. Unfortunately when it’s hot and humid you can’t stain and I work so time is usually limited for me.  So it hasn’t left me a lot of opportunity to stain but mister man is home this week and the weather perfect so I was finally able to start staining and the results were not a good thing!

The paint store offered up a light gray and a dark gray and I want my pedestals to look just like the ones in the magazine DARK GRAY! So I bought a can of stain and rushed home ready to jump into my project with both feet. Unfortunately it didn’t give me the expected results I was hoping for.

I was able to get the first coat of stain on just as mister man and Dylan dog were coming up the drive after their hike. Lucky me to have such an astute husband because the first words out of his mouth were…”THEY’RE BLUE”! Ok we all know that gray can look a little blue sometimes but this gray wasn’t anywhere close to gray so back to the paint store.

I bought a can of black stain knowing it won’t be black black because you wipe the stain off after three minutes so I’m hoping for a charcoal gray. I’m off to try staining again and I’m hoping for better results…wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We have a winner!!!

I want to thank everyone who entered and most of all wished me well on my blog-a-versary. Just think a year and a half ago I didn’t even know what a blog was and here I’ve been blogging for a year now. It’s been so enjoyable and I’ve made so many wonderful friends, bloggers really are the best!

Ok we don’t have just one winner for my giveaway but I decided to give both petite pillows away. Yes that’s right both so without farther ado the winners are:

First place: Mona at Providence ltd Design
Mona choose the French pillow

Second Place: Karena at Art by Karena
Karena choose the Flemish pillow so this worked out well

If both of you ladies would mind sending me your address I'll get your petite pillows sent off.

Congratulations to you both!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog-a-versary and Giveaway!

I can’t believe it’s been a year today since I started my blog, time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been fun because of all the wonderful talented bloggers and friends around the world who have come my way. So to celebrate I’m having a giveaway here’s your chance to own a “petit oreiller” French for small pillow.

17th century Flemish tapestry fragment

I personally have made these pillows from tapestry fragments that are centuries old, this one is a Flemish fragment from the 17th century woven in wool and silk. The trims are period as well with the white and metallic trim being 18th century, the cording around the edges 19th century. All on a macadamia colored silk velvet, measures 10” x 11” and is a $395 value.

18th century French tapestry fragment

This one is an 18th century French tapestry fragment depicting acanthus leaves and shell and edged with two 19th century trims on copper silk velvet. It measures 10 ¼” square and is a $650 value.

You'll have your choice of which tapestry fragment pillow you would like to own. All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment telling me which petit oreiller you prefer. The winner will be announced on the morning of July 12th, that easy! Good luck everyone!

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