As the story usually goes, I was purchasing Christmas presents on Amazon and heard they had a special on books. Of course I decided that Santa needed to gift me a little inspiration for the new year, so…I opened my cardboard box and started reading (before any other presents were even wrapped).
I picked up this interesting accessory at a church sale last fall. It was sitting on the ground, partially hidden by some other stuff under a table. I lifted it and realized it was quite heavy. Maybe some of you can help me, but I’m guessing it’s from the 70’s, Mediterranean style…which I’m not usually … More Consider Shape in your Styling
I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest, and decided since I had just hung this perfectly patinaed crib spring on my freshly painted dining room wall, and wanted to display my Shiny Brites everywhere but the tree, I’d give it a try myself. And yes, this is the second bedspring I’ve hung in my house in … More Bedspring Shiny Brite Tree
Usually I’d be working at the store this weekend. It’s December Occasional in Buffalo, and we had a little Patina General reunion yesterday. Some of the contributors and Cheryl and I shopped around at the other stores in town for some inspiration and had lunch at B.J.’s deli for old times sake! It was good … More Looking Back and Developing a Theme
Am I the only one that has a constant list of “one-of-these-days” projects going on in my head? Is it a plague of being a DIYer? Honestly, if I could just pay someone a crew of people to come to my house and complete all the intended projects I’ve been putting off for years…Santa?
One of the best investments we made for the store was buying both Cheryl and I Wagner ControlSpray Max sprayers. And now that my sprayer and I are no longer working for the store, I can use it for my own projects, which I have been, with our record-breaking warm weather!
Years ago, I worked for a high-end custom furniture store. On a regular basis, some cute little old couple would come in, glance over the beautifully coordinated vignettes with large fabric samples as a backdrop, and then ask, “Do you re-upholster davenports?”
One of my fall traditions includes bringing out the fall linens to drape over the sofas and cuddle up with next to a chilly campfire. The heavy, patchwork wool quilts in subdued, autumn colors are some of my favorites.
They say the greatest compliment is to be imitated. But when you’re an artist and crafter, creating original work, it’s quite defeating to see your creations imitated at a big box store.
This summer, I tried something new. I planted a mix of succulents in all of my table top containers. I love trying new combinations of plants in my pots every year. Sometimes I’m happy with the result, sometimes not.