Monday, January 26, 2015

Marie Antoinette Necklace

"The places that once knew
Marie Antoinette now know
her forever." 
        ~Grace Greenwood

   I have a new purchase that I have been very excited to share! I have wanted this piece for sooooo long and finally after Christmas I bought it! I'm sure you already know that I LOVE the creations of Dana at Lambs and Ivy - her incredible ribbon work flowers are amazing. She listed this necklace awhile ago and I thought that it was stunning. When it arrived and I took it out of it's wrapping I was literally speechless. The detail is just breath taking! It looks perfect on my Free People lace dress and I am so thrilled with it. Thankyou Dana for your gorgeous creations and for your friendship! 

I put out these two little pink glass cake stands together the other day and filled them with pearls and some ribbon and tulle flowers. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

A Painted Room

"Perhaps home is not a place,
but simply an irrevocable condition."
        ~James Baldwin

 I made some very drastic changes to my decor before Christmas (I've been hinting at them for awhile). I wanted my room to feel lighter and less cluttered. I sold all of my antique furniture *gasp* (I know - it was rather extreme). So far I had collected primarily dark wood pieces. My burl walnut vanity, my little curio cabinet and two commodes, a large bureau with inlay, etc. They all felt very heavy and opulent to me and I think I just wanted relief from the more Victorian style that I had unconsciously been developing. I have always loved soft things and while I still think those pieces were beautiful I couldn't live peacefully with them anymore. Anyway, long story short they went and I re-invented my style. I had my dark walnut French desk professionally painted to match the three paned vanity mirror - it was the first thing I did after I sold everything and it turned out beautifully. I also have a French Provincial dresser and a little painted Florentine table. My workspace also had to be incorporated into my room - you can see those changes in the post My Girly Office. I have taken the first few pictures to share with you. I think I would call my new style 'Feminine French Ivory' - or something like that. :)

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Vintage Moments

"Winter, a lingering season, is a 
time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey,
and enjoy every idle hour."
             ~John Boswell

   Still feeling under the weather - it feels like so long! Today I took a few quick photos just to pick up my spirits. Little 'moments' with things around the house that I thought were pretty just as they were. I've started a tumblr blog as well and have been posting very old pictures from my blogging files in it (among other things because there are no shortages of pretty pictures out there!). I have forgotten so many things! It is fun to see the old photos and share them. If you have been with me for awhile I'm sure you'll recognize some of them. I've also been drawing a bit more. I finished an order for a customer before I was really down with flu and I was very pleased with it. I hope everyone is enjoying their January! 

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