Friday, May 18, 2012

Greetings dear bloggers! Hope all is well and you've been having a lovely spring.

I haven't posted in a bit (as usual). So sorry about that. Time, life, procrastination, what can i say? Mostly, I feel like I should post something helpful in a problem solving sense, or, useful in a tutorial sense. Well my darlings, today is not one of those posts lol, but I promise, loads of fabulous photos.

Starting around the age of 5, one of my favorite past-times was to sneak into my mother's stash of shelter magazines (of which she had many), and while away many hours absorbing each and every delightful page. I was more interested in decorating Barbie's house instead of playing with the doll. Though I must confess, fashion magazines ran a close 2nd.

Anyway, after oodles of delightful hours and years and years of pouring over shelter magazines, "my style" developed into a very broad and diverse range. It is what's generally defined as "eclectic". Always makes me wince a bit to hear or say that word..."ecelectic".

Personally, I like to think of my style as...timeless. I am passionate about pieces that have a timelessness about them. That wonderful quality that blends seamlessly with a broad range of styles.

Today I am sharing my passion for one that was previously thought of as modern or art deco, and now, blends well in any decor style. Being more versitle than in the past, they can stand on their own, or add funtion without adding visual clutter.

Did you notice the acrylic end tables? No? look again.

As I said, almost invisible but adding function.

Acrylic furnishings can also command center stage...

Jamie Drake Designs

love, love, love that desk!

Some call it Lucite and others Plexiglass. In truth, those are trademarked names and both are acrylic. Today, manufacturers offer many new designs and even a wide array of colors, as in these Louis XV Ghost chairs by Kartell ...

Or offer color via upholstery, as in these Bella chairs by Spectrum-Ltd

A recent obsession is over this Lucite cube from anthropologie....

Charming...yes? Unfortunately, no longer available. Here is a pair used in a more traditional living room grouping.

Again, they add function without clutter or distraction, yet such an integral piece in pulling the design together.

On a larger scale, this trunk by Serge de Troyer is so fabulous and expensive ($2,950.00)!

Not only does it holds it's own atop this black and white chevron rug, it adds that "je ne sais quoi" to the decor.

There is a less expensive 24"x24"x16" trunk offered by Plexi-Craft for around $396.00 with brass hardware or spend an additional $50.00 for chrome. They also offer custom sizes for an additional price; and monogramming.

Imagine that fabulous trunk in a more shabby/romantic setting displaying a vintage quilt collection (whilst adding additional win!).

While we are on the subject of a more soft, romantic, sophisticated feel, how about this charming table and chair pairing (I'm imagining the walls the palest of pink)...

The chair is the George II by Plexi-Craft, I adore the tuffted seat. Did you notice the scalloped apron of the table?

Here is a closer look at one...

So sweet and charming! I crave that table!

The next two photos probably look very familar to you as this bedroom been all over the blogosphere and web. It's one of my most favorite bedrooms!

Phoebe Howard Designs

Pink perfection personified!

Did you know that bedroom has a sitting area?

So charming! Mrs. Howard used the Lucite coffee table to seamlessly blend in. It adds such glam and shine without clutter or distraction, so brilliant! (pun included lol)

Here are a few other examples that have been added to my inspiration file (and my pinterest!)

Last but not least, this darling swivel acrylic chair...

The next time you have a "problem" space, perhaps an acrylic piece will give your decor that "je ne sais quois" you've been seeking! Then of course, you'll have rendered this post to being informative, inspirational, and helpful! *cheeky grin*

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to leave me your sweet thoughts and comments!

Be well!


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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pink Saturday Pinterest and Me

Greetings Pinkettes! Lovely to see you! How are you? Me? Well, I'm late for my post again *sigh*. Hope you don't mind.

A huge thanks to Beverly How Sweet the Sound, our fabulous host, who keeps this pinkalicious party going for us! If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello.

Today I'm taking down two (pink) birds with one stone....Pink Saturday and Pinterest. I know many of you use Pinterest. There was much concern about Pinterest's policies and several have either deleted their accounts or many of their pins. I'm thrilled to say that Pinterest has seen the error of it's ways and has changed their policy. What a relief! I was on the verge of closing my account. It's still a good idea to watermark your personal photos.

One of the many reasons why I am addicted enjoy Pinterest is to be able to create my boards and fill them with such goodies as...

Things I want...

eye candy and ideas/inspiration...

sharing my creations...

and my photos....

my favorite tea length dress
(taffeta, slit-pockets, AND a hot pink crenoline *happy feet*)....

as well as leaving Mother's Day gift hints to my children.
(I so want this skin for my laptop!)

To date I've already posted over 700 pins and I've only started a few weeks ago. I even have a board called "Think Pink" for future Pink Saturday posts.

To view my board and pins click here

If you are already a member, please do let me know. I'd love to view your board.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and thanks taking the time to leave me your sweet thoughts!

Happy Pink Saturday (belated)! Be well!


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

How To Tutorial Finally Finished!

Hello all! Lovely of you to drop by! This is just a fly by post ha!

I just wanted to let you know that I have posted the how to tutorial for making paper/book page roses and the rosette wreath, as well as some helpful hints!

It is now available on my How To's page. You can click the link under the page header or simply click the photo below!

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Be well! See you soon!


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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pink Saturday I'm Tardy for the Party

Greetings Pinkettes! Lovely to see you! How are you? Me? Well, I'm a bit frazzled today because I'm running so very late today! I don't understand where the time has gone.

I didn't want to miss out on the pink fun. Afterall, Beverly How Sweet the Sound, our fabulous host, has planned such a fun pinkalicious party for us!

If you haven't already, do stop by Beverly's blog and say hello.

But I'm late! I'm late...for a VERY important pink date!

So I flew out of bed...

gulped down my coffee....

quickly took a shower...

dress as fast as I could, grabbed my coat

took a quick look in the mirror...

flew out the door

hopped onto my scooter

and arrived just in time to grab a seat!

Do come sit with me and share a tete-a-tete!

As we admire the pretty St. Patrick's day centerpiece

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit! Let me know you were here, love reading your sweet thoughts!

Have a lovely, safe and warm "pink" and "green" weekend! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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