Hope she likes it!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Just a quick share of a couple finds from the weekend. I have to be good and buckle down to get some client paint projects finished on time! Have a great day.
And of course no antiquing would be complete without bringing home at least one project piece. Thank goodness I know how to rewire.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Once I start a piece, it's hard to put down until it's finished which I'm sure all my artistic friends can relate to. And I absolutely love how this one turned out. I just finished this design last night or actually at 2am this morning. Luscious cherry jade and antique silver beads with a wonderful, romantic, rustic cross within a cross.
This could be the perfect signature piece for fall and winter. Just listed here on Etsy.
Friday, August 15, 2014
It was time for a little redo at the store.
Reinforcements are on their way as I write this to help me with the rest. And Alfie, of course. He is a HUGE help. Have a wonderful weekend all!
Saturday, August 09, 2014
I love using bounty from the ocean in my decorating and art projects. Pearls, shells, coral, it's Mother Nature showing off her finery. For me, just seeing a beautiful shell or piece of coral evokes the sound of waves and the warm sand under my toes. And where I would rather be right at this moment! So today we are revisiting some creations, store treasures and vignettes using gifts from the ocean. Enjoy!
Hoping at least a lucky few of you are oceanside this weekend. Dip a toe in for Alfie and me!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
My latest project. My client and I have been working together to organize, edit and reclaim space for several months now. I'm proud of how open she is being to the change. And with the gorgeous weather we're having, it was time to head outside. First I started with this overgrown, 2 story bougainvillea. It hadn't been trained or trimmed in years and had taken over a third of the deck above. Beautiful as it is, it was also extremely messy from all the dead branches and petals.
12 huge garden bags of this later...
This corner of the deck was completely invisible and overgrown. And so was the magnificent view. The deck had just become storage and not a living space.
And now….Ta Da! Planter boxes have been refreshed and are vibrantly framing the view.
There was lattice blocking the view through the lower rails so we removed that. Now my client can see the lower garden.
Removing the bougainvillea removed her privacy and a windbreak for the deck. So we reused the lattice we had removed from the other side. It will also prevents the bougainvillea from climbing back on to the deck.
We then added two tiers of planter boxes with various drought resistant plants. (Still have to finish the bottom planters. We ran out of mulch.) It creates an organic barrier that is pretty and practical.
I know she is going to really enjoy this space now. Last additions will be an antique farm table, umbrella and some solar lights for a beautiful night time glow.
Hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!