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Friday, January 22, 2010

Weekend Project

My husband dreads the words, "I was just thinking. . . ."  Those words always lead to another home improvement.

Our front entry had no place for coats and shoes.  It's a small area where a hall tree would occupy too much space.  So, I was thinking. . . . why not hang a panel of white bead board with vintage hooks directly on the wall?

Behind the front door is prime real estate.  It's otherwise wasted space and doesn't interfere with foot traffic.  We bought the bead board and white paint at our local hangout, The Home Depot.  I purchased the vintage wire hooks in Idaho ($1 each!)  The shoe tray is from Home Goods ($8!)

I'm having so much fun hanging pretty things from the hooks!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I'm fascinated with crowns.  I see them everywhere.  I can't pass them by without visualizing them in my home.  Maybe it's the French influence in home decor of late.  Maybe it's my secret longing to be Queen for a day (or two!)

I purchased this German doll head at an antique shop without knowing what she would later become.

She seemed regal, perhaps a Queen in the making. 

She's now complete!

When I saw this gigantic rustic crown I KNEW it needed a home. . . .MINE!  I also purchased extra to share.

According to my 6 year old son, this large crown also makes a great tent for his stuffed kitty!

Well, what can I say about crown plates?


Each plate has a different crown design!

A perfect place setting for girlfriends on Valentine's Day. 

They come in a set of 4 with a fancy knife/spreader.

Yes, more crowns!  These are perfect near our fireplace in the pink corner cabinet.

Here are close up photos so you can see their detail.  You can find them here.

I recently listed these creamy porcelain crowns on my website.

I use mine for candle holders, but they would be so cute cupping treats, jewelry, coins, keys, stamps or even paper clips!

Crown images are wonderful on pillows.  I have one left.

These pillows were a custom order for a dear friend.

I've slowed down sewing pillows, but these are a few I have left.

This is one of my favorites.  What could be better than a singing bird donning a crown?

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year Decor -The Evolution" Continues. . .

Happy New Year!  Our Christmas tree is down, decorations are stored and cookies are eaten.  If only the holiday bills are paid!  For me, a new year brings change, so I'll continue adding more French flair to my shabby PINK decor this year.  I will ALWAYS love shabby PINK chic/white cottage style, but can't a girl have it all?  Here are a few of my latest "French" details (I laugh at myself because I've never been to France, so how do I know if what I like is REALLY "French?")