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25th Anniversary – A Walk Down Memory Lane with The Whistling Elk

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago just about this time I was collecting merchandise in my garage in preparation to taking possession of my first shop location in Chester  on May 1st, 1990.  It has been a wonderful … Continue reading

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Everyone Wants a Beautiful, Cozy Home – Don’t They?

Find beautiful home accessories at The Whistling Elk…  It takes many bits and pieces collected over time to make your statement.  Create your beautiful, cozy home…start here! 

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Choosing Window Treatments can be a Daunting Experience

At The Whistling Elk  we can provide you with beautiful custom window treatments BUT if you just don’t want to make what is sometimes a huge investment…Ready-Made Drapes can be a real life saver Currently two different styles of 100% Linen Ready-Made Drapes are on … Continue reading

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Aidan Gray at The Whistling Elk

We are adding Aidan Gray Home Furnishings to our mix at The Whistling Elk…look for new shipments in the coming months!!! We are very excited to share this beautiful line with You! We’ve got lots of great surprises in store … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Drapes at The Whistling Elk Oh My!

For many years the 1st floor of my home was bathed in jewel tones…very rich.  In January I had the 1st floor painted Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray which I am loving.  But it is a whole new ballgame now!  Fortunately … Continue reading

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Fashion is the name of the game in our new shabby chic bedroom

Our new Paris Boudoir at The Whistling Elk is showing off our new Pine Cone Hill bedding line. The bedding in the bottom left of the picture is Bella Blue which is draped over our pretty Caracole french ottoman and … Continue reading

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Clocks and Draperies create a curiously beautiful combination

We re-created our clock wall in the new shop and now it greets you as you walk in the front door. It is surrounded by our beautiful custom draperies. It was part of my store opening plan for the new … Continue reading

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The seasons are changing…time for cozy details at home

It’s that time of year when having a throw blanket to curl up with is really important. I love piling up a group of  throws in soft, natural colors with some of our custom pillows – It’s hard to resist … Continue reading

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 Shabby Chic Sofa is sheer elegance

Friday we got a new sofa for The Whistling Elk shop floor!  Its very beautiful and comfortable and has that shabby chic appeal which means it also works for Little Paris. It’s sheer elegance for your home!! The main fabric is … Continue reading

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the shop still looks pretty…we still have gifts for all!

It’s still christmas here at The Whistling Elk and Little Paris…things are still sparkling! and vibrant and happy colours are everywhere…. The bedroom is all dressed for Christmas….so inviting! pretty soon it will all be over again, sigh, i will … Continue reading

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Little Paris Opens Quietly Today!!

Well, today was the day! We opened Little Paris to the public – we still have a few kinks to work out but we decided to go ahead and softly greet the world! Here’s a little virtual tour….its better to … Continue reading

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Little Paris Boudoir nearing completion!

the window treatments for the Paris Boudoir windows are almost complete…i have a few touches to add to the cornice boxes…but that is a surprise! Last night I hung  readymade (!!) sheers which i trimmed with a 5″ bullion fringe … Continue reading

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excuses, excuses

OK, I have been hibernating…at least that is my excuse for not keeping you uptodate… I have been working on Little Paris a minute here and a minute there …painting, organizing, moving things (that i shouldn’t be), planning etc.  Task … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a little pink

I just finished painting the “Paris Apartment” in our Little Paris shop… it’s a beautiful shade of pink called Cotton Candy!  If you ever told me i’d be painting pink walls in any room of mine – I’d have laughed…. … Continue reading

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Window treatments enhance the beauty of a room

I’ve been busy installing window treatments for clients this week….here are some of my favorites. This goblet pleat panel is trimmed with rouche (brush fringe).  It’s a trellis pattern silk from Fabricut and the color works so nicely with the wall color … Continue reading

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Surrounded by beauty

Good Evening…I’m so worn out from spending hours and hours and hours on website creation…so much uploading and design work!  I needed a break so i thought i’d just upload a picture here and say hi…i sold the painting in the background … Continue reading

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I love french boiseries

Boiseries make my heart beat…I love looking at beautiful rooms with boiserie panels and intricate appliques and moldings. These doors are amazing!  I can see that my cabinet maker is going to be busy making me some moldings for our … Continue reading

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so many beautiful fabrics

I found so many beautiful fabrics for the Paris Boudoir that it is overwhelming.  I decided that money was no object and so selected every fabric that made my heart beat!  Most are silks…and the trims are just amazing. I … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long, Cold Winter

I think that sometimes adversity sharpens our creativity.  Surprisingly this long, cold winter has actually been an inspiration for me.   Maybe my present surroundings had something to do with it too….here’s a few rooms I love and that may have inspired me to … Continue reading

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