Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Teesha Moore Inspiration

Lately, I have been having fun creating art journal pages inspired by Teesha Moore. Throwing caution to the wind and just letting myself go! I still have to add the journal words to this page ...

Monday, September 7, 2009

The New Antiquarians

Oooooh - have you seen this article? It is all about the "dark nostalgia" decorating style. Just my cup of tea!

Ephemera Lady

Friday, August 28, 2009

Art Nouveau Chairs

I found three fabulous Art Nouveau chairs from the late 1800s at the Orange Circle with very old swirly mohair fabric! I'm not sure if it is the original fabric (might be), but it certainly goes beautifully with the curvy lines of the chairs.

So then the search was on for a table that would go with them. I found this fabulous table on Craig's List and I like the curved lines of the brackets and the whimsical ball design too.

I had the chairs reupholstered using the old mohair fabric and now I just have to find the right gimp and trim and I will put that on myself.

Having only three chairs actually works perfectly for me because where the fourth chair would go is the walkway through to the kichen. Ah the joys of a tiny house!

I'm liking my new table and chairs!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Here is a new creation of mine. I love walking in midnight gardens, which is the inspiration for this.
I love the red flowers, which I found at Paper Whimsy. They have the most amazing images! I found the moth, moon and crown there also.
Now on to the next project!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Enchanted Cottage

Lately I've been pondering paint choices for my house and I was doing a Google search for "purple house" when I stumbled upon the wonderful website of a very talented lady, Lucinda Hutson. She writes books about cooking with herbs and specializes in organic gardening and garden design.
Her house and gardens are absolutely magical! I sent a link to her website to a bunch of my friends and we all agreed that we want to live in her house! Her fearless and beautiful use of color is a joy to look at.

She has many gardens, including an area called the Mermaid Grotto.
Also, an entertaining area where she hosts her famous Dia de los Muertos parties.
I want her to design a garden for me! She is a wonderful inspiration, be sure to take a look at her website. Another fun link is this gardening blog that did a piece on her - check it out!