Thursday, 31 January 2013

Say hello to the new kids in town and a little store biz!

Hi there. Such a busy week over here. Finally today, I am not busy dong something every hour and will have a few hours to just "chill" (though that really means catching up with my looong list of errands).
 I was so excited to finally get some of the tole pieces I had told you about a few weeks ago. Few things in life get me this excited at this stage of the game. Just cannot seem to totally squelch my thirst for this having an online store is a great way to "have my cake and eat it too", you  know my motto "one for me and one for you"! This is an exceptional line of stunning handpainted tole pieces. I looooove this line. If you are like me and love chinoiserie, tole and all those kinds of things, then you will love this!

I only got in a handful of each item so these will not be going online right away, if you want to inquire about something, just email me. Click here.

Beautiful planter with scenery and you know how I feel about black.....
And how about this gorgeous green tole chinoiserie decorative "jar"....its a love for me!
This is what makes me happy!

And this stunning moss green lamp with beautiful handpainted metal beautiful!

Its all in the details.....

LOVE this color!!
And how pretty is this cache pot? Love the detailing and the scalloped design, so classic!

Same pot also available in a smaller tall planter.....could see orchids or moss orbs in these.

Love love love these beautiful planters, the detailing is soooooo pretty!
This is such an elegant wastebasket, and you know I love this with a white hydrangea in a blue and white dish!

Another beautiful classic wastepaper elegant in black!
These darling planters come in pairs, so pretty!
Moving onto porcelains.......I was so excited to get 8 more of this spectacular hexagon planter. I had gotten a bunch of these way back last spring, and sold out almost right away. I wasn't able to get more until recently and here they are!! In stock and ready to ship. Below is a picture of my own pair and an azalea topiary. Love these!
 And this oversized soup tureen is a beauty. Comes with the wooden stand love the foo dog lid.
 As pretty at Christmas time with amaryllis and pinecones
As it is in the spring with a beautiful white azalea topiary.......
 Love this gorgeous oversized orange and blue Imari bowl, comes with stand. Its a beauty!

My gorgeous napkin rings finally got the recognition they deserve! No longer under new additions they have earned their own little section on my online store. I will be continuously adding new styles to the shop, but for now most of the ones available can be seen online. They really are such special keepsakes, I am so happy to be carrying them. Click here to visit.

I have one tole tray for sale It is $115.00.  It says dark green but both my husband and I think its black or else its one heck of a dark green. You know the drill if you are interested, just email me!

My silver line continues to be one of my strongest categories. Proof that beautiful classic silver pieces are always in style I am excited to be getting about 6-7 new items that are just stupendous. Really gorgeous. And the long awaited flower bowl is finally coming! I am getting in a limited amount, 12 pieces of this very popular item! I know several were waiting on it.......

Lots more coming...will be sure to keep you posted! New wonderful loot will be arriving in the next few months including a new batch of dough bowls sometime in the next few weeks. If you want a dough bowl, definitely email me. They generally sell out within hours of my post. These are exceptional both in color, condition and size.

As always email me with any questions/inquires. Click here to email me. Thanks for stopping in to pay me a visit. Hope you have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lusting for leopard!

First thanks so very much for all of your many and truly fabulous contributions to my first "Can we talk" post. It was all about products and boy I have a list a mile long of things I need and am going to try based on your rave reviews. So thank you! If you didn't' catch it you must check it out. Click here.
Secondly,  happy Tuesday to you. How was your weekend?  Ours was great, busy, got a teeny bit of snow and now I am gearing up for a busy week. Lots going on over here. On top of my green fetish, I am also crazy for a little leopard love. Just a touch here or there, nothing over the top. Give me a beautiful velvet leopard chair, ottoman or even a few pillows...and you will hear me roar with delight! 
It's such a classic, if you look back at homes from 50 years will see leopard. And I am quite certain if you look ahead another 50 years, leopard will still be out there. I like the fact that its so neutral, its at home in the most formal of spaces as it is in more transitional homes or even very modern ones. What about you? Is it a like or love? Lets take a look at leopard and how beautiful it can make a room.....
 This beautiful ottoman is what sort of stirred up my inner leopard lusting......Chinoiserie Chic
 This is such a rich and masculine how the leopard pops against the drama of the dark accents, Elle Decor
 House Beautiful lets the beautiful ottoman be the focal point in this monochromatic room.....
Madelaine  Castaing's beautiful stool sits atop this decadent leopard carpeting.......
This room is a monument to some serious leopard love....but how fabulous it is! Tumblir
Miles it so right in this beautiful room
 Renea Abbot uses animal prints as the focal point in an otherwise monochromatic space
Leopard walls? Why not! Arch Digest
 I do think the idea of a small accent piece like this from Sally Wheat via Laurie Perez is a wonderful way to bring in just a pop of leopard into a room.
Love the leopard pillow on this fabulous green chic! Palmer Weiss
 Absolutely love the way its used int this gorgeous room! Mona Ross Berman
A perfect example with how just a subtle touch is so effective, a neckroll is a perfect accent!
So sumptuous! Mary McDonald
Candace Cavanaugh designed this very elegant dining room
An open airy and dramatic space with the four leopard chairs,House Beautiful
 Alexa Hampton shows how versatile this fabric is in this more modern space
So elegant, especially when paired with blue and white!
 Talk about a serious statement piece! Charles Spada
 Love the softly hued leopard runner on the so well with the warm woods. Elle Decor

LOVE this chair! Leave it up to Ralph as in Ralph Lauren, but of course!

Tony opulent!
Joe Nye added a pair of leopard pillows to this eclectic space...
Leopard carpeting really makes this fabulous red space, Stark

Used as a stair runner, Metropolitan Home

Even in the most traditional room, leopard carpeting is right at home
Velvet, antique mirror and leopard.....OH YES!
Love the colors and think the leopard and tiger used here is spot on! Arch Digest
 A touch in a dark masculine room channels a Ralph Lauren vibe.....which I absolutely love!
 This is how I think I like it best, as a small accent on the pillows and an ottoman
And who says its has to be black and tan! I love it in all its many colors...a fun take on a timeless classic!
And if all this leopard lusting has you craving's a few inexpensive ways to add some leopard into your life!

 Cozy flannel blankets from Ballard (I just ordered one)
These rainboots are so much fun. Now on sale for  $39 at Ballard!!
Snag this chic leopard cashmere cardigan from Dolce and Gabanna

Add a pair of leopard velvet pillows to a room for instant impact! 1stdibs

Add a  cashmere leopard scarf to a simple outfit, it gives it an immediate wow factor!
Another very simple way to give even the simplest of outfits a bit of panache, J Crew 

 Or change things up with a fun personalized leopard phone case, click here.

Well..this should give you your leopard dose for the day! Is this something you would ever incorporate into your home? Wardrobe? Or do you already? Again for me, it has to be a small dose, but I do think in the right room used in the right way, it can be quite beautiful. Ditto for wardrobes, I own a leopard scarf, leopard flats and a leopard print velvet jacket. Only use one at a time (naturally) but when paired with something very classic and simple...the effect is really quite pretty! So, as usual I  would love to know your thoughts........enjoy your Tuesday!