Friday, October 23, 2009

Premiere Edition of new

A couple of months ago I received a inquiry from the publisher of a new print and on-line design magazine for permission to use the cottage chic sconces from my previous post in a feature article.

I've had a first glimpse today and I am blown away with the quality of the design and content.
Celebrate the indie life and life in style...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Side Tracked

I've listed a pair of wonderful marble and alabaster console lamps Seems like lamps have become a new passion for me, and on the very hot list at etsy.

First image courtesy of

Check out the 1920's style sconces or the gooseneck executive desk lamp currently in the shop. The pair of candlewick milk glass sold immediately.

When I used to go to do my research with a twelve volume set of Funk and Wagnall I remember getting sidetracked...but at least it was in the confines of 300 black and white pages. The internet has compounded that a gazillion please excuse or appreciate the last photo courtesy of urbangraceinteriors blogspot. But isn't it the height of cottage chic?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Etsy Vintage Gift Guide

I guess it is still golf season...Patty Berg set of woods featured in etsy's vintage gift guide.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Green to Gold

It's what's happening as I look all around me.
A glorious September is mellowing to a golden October...much needed rain has preserved the green.
Tonight, our first frost is forecast.
Green to gold to crimson.

After months of trying to snag a spot on the etsy treasury, I unexpectedly found an opening in the wee, small hours of the morning. I panicked when the window popped open and prompted me to type in a title to secure the spot. With nothing in particular in my semi-conscious state, I typed...knowing that I could not edit the title. I perked up after reviewing some favorite items; in the end, only one made the final cut. Several hours later, I am exhausted but pleased with my first attempt. Good luck to the featured sellers.

green to gold treasury

Friday, October 2, 2009

She's a Rainbow

This mid-summer I found a wonderful treasure trove of vintage prom gowns, cocktail dresses and lingerie from the early 1940's through 1970's.

I have held off listing these beauties in the etsy store, looking for the perfect environment and the perfect model.
My vintage dress form may have to do, though I know there is nothing like a fresh, young, animated model to make the garment sing.
Stay tuned.