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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
Mirrors make such beautiful design statements…now take this one for example….the top is just breathtaking. And the finish is wonderful because its a champagne metallic….a little gold…a little silver.. and just the tiniest bit of black. You can put it almost anywhere … Continue reading
Several new mirrors have arrived at The Whistling Elk – The mirror pictured is one of my favorites and I set it up behind a little cabinet I was planning on painting. Sitting at my desk I can look out and appreciate … Continue reading
and I did get snow/iced in yesterday! Sigh…but I was prepared! I painted almost all day – a little snow wasn’t going to keep me down! So previously I had painted two coats of Paint Couture on my signs…then I … Continue reading
Just looking at this stack of vintage books makes me smile! I love to use groupings like this when decorating. They look great on a table or in a bookcase although this stack happens to be sitting on a mantel. … Continue reading
The bedroom portion of the Paris Apartment room is almost complete. I finished the window treatments last night. The cornice box is made of cardboard and painted with a white texture paint. I love the light feeling of this room! … Continue reading
A friend was incredulous that i was starting a new business in these turbulent times. It got me thinking….and reminiscing. When i started my first business i really had absolutely no idea what i was getting … Continue reading
…the right one is amazing in a room – the crowning glory! One of my favorite chandeliers…the Mayfair…when we have it in the shop we hang it low for impact. So pretty. The perfect balance of iron and crystal.
I think the left side of my brain must look like this inside right now…it’s neatly organized into compartments – Everything looks lovely! But inside the right side…all my plans, ideas, the logistics of the actions required, the supplies etc … Continue reading
It’s raining and I am feeling lazy….how bout a quick paris daydream with me? Ah, now i feel better!
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