Friday, July 6, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Do you have a favorite piece of furniture? This is one of mine; an old, red primitive bench. The great thing about these (yes, there were two of them!) is they were FREE. The Colonel's cousin's neighbor (are you following this?) was going to take them to the dump. Knowing how much I liked them, the cousin snagged both for me. Now, to get free furniture from Nashville to me. One really large truck and a very nice driver, and they were mine. One Man's trash........
And it seems the bench may be Jackson's favorite, too.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Before the flowers even arrived, the ice was wired.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
These are a few of her lovely pieces. Don't they bring back memories? I was pleased to share my ideas with Margaret and introduce her to Pinterest; how exciting to get someone else hooked on this. Her designs will be a part of Cricket's holiday display and knowing the designer will give them so much more meaning for us. Thank you, Margaret for sharing.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
If you have an empty birdbath during the winter months, this would be a good way to use it for the holidays and beyond. With live greens, this would be beautiful through the whole season. Add some birdseed, and multi-purpose! Huge statement pieces were in all the showrooms....followed by lots and lots of snowmen. Maybe we can pin these for next year?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Recently, a worker at my house asked if I collected roosters. I said No! (a sophisticated designer like me; seriously!) Then I looked around the room and realized I did have ALOT of roosters that I had accumulated over the years. This started me thinking, I hadn't set out to start a fowl collection, but in acquiring those things that spoke to me, I had an accumulation of them.
As a designer, I often have to caution clients not to buy something just because it's the right color or fills a space. Instead, take the time to find those pieces that speak to you or have a special meaning for you. The lamp at the left is a perfect example of this. Some of you may recognize this from a Goodwill commercial from several years ago. They suggested that if you inherited such a lamp and wanted to get rid of it, bring it to Goodwill. My lamp was a gift from a dear friend and comes with a very funny (but long ) story.
So to collect or acquire? I say take your time and find those touches that best represent YOU and your taste. A good designer can steer you in the right direction, but ultimately the final choice should be what speaks to you. Can you hear my roosters crow?
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
After all the Christmas decorations are packed away, the house seems less of a cheerful space, especially during the winter months. So, instead of boxing up the snowmen, they spend the winter on my island. Actually, my island is a favorite display spot for all occasions.
This guy is from a line I produced for a store several years ago. He's kinda of a bobble-head as he is based on an old bedspring!