Monday, September 28, 2015

A Vintage Shelf

"There is a harmony in autumn,
and a luster in its sky, which
through summer is not heard or
        ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

   Life is very busy at the moment! Every day I feel like there are a hundred projects to complete - and I usually only manage to get through three at most. :) September is suddenly on its last few days and October is looming. I have already started a myriad of Christmas projects for the shop and for my home! I am excited to share them with you in the future. For now I wanted to post some pictures of a recent addition to my work space. I happened upon a vintage wrought iron shelf during one of my antiquing trips. It was black originally and rather dusty but I could tell that it would be lovely with all of its curls and loops. I brought it home and after a thorough cleaning and sanding I painted it a warm cream colour and it sits above my desk. I am very pleased with how it looks! I hope everyone is enjoying Autumn! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Perfectly Pink

"Pink is a beautiful color, 
because it is one of the colors
that the sun makes at twilight
and in the dawns."
          ~C. Joybell C.

   Pink, that most feminine of colours and undeniably my most favourite. I like to surround myself with soft shades of pink - blush, rose, nude pink, ice pink, and petal pink - and I like to wear bright shades of pink like magenta and fuchsia! When I am out searching for treasures and I come across something in a shade of pink it's like Christmas! 
   I recently finished this collage for the lovely Linda. She shares my love for beautiful old-fashioned things (and for pink ;). It was so much fun to make this piece for her! 


I am sharing with:

Friday, September 11, 2015

Dreaming of Paris

"Crossing the Seine, it appears like a wide 
glittering swathe of fabric striped with bridges
and flanked by picturesque buildings, while to
the west the familiar shape of the Eiffel Tower
is visible. I reach inside my bag for a sketchbook
and pen. My adventure in Paris has begun..."
                  ~Jason Brooks, 'Paris Sketchbook'

  To say that I fantasize about Paris often is an understatement. There are many places that I would love to visit but Paris stands at the highest tip of my tower of dreams. I love to read about Paris and all things French. I have many books about Paris, France and French living. They keep my dream alive! I recently bought a beautiful book by Jason Brooks of his sketches from Paris. These are just a few pictures of my favourite pages coupled with photos I've taken. Oh, and just in case you like to dream too here is my "All things French" book list: 

Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott (and the sequel At Home with Madame Chic)
All You Need to be Impossibly French by Helena Frith Powell
Entre Nous by Debra Ollivier
What French Women Know by Debra Ollivier
French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano
The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas
Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange
French Parents Don't Give In by Pamela Druckerman
At My French Table by Jane Webster
Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson