Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet Miriam, the dresser

Meet Miriam, the dresser.

I guess you can call her a proper kind of gal.  She prefers tea over coffee and PBS over Fox.

She is a member of the regional curling club and surprising, a heck of a thrower.  She attends a weekly book club, but keeps it secret that she prefers Danielle Steele romances over the prescribed historic novels.

She considers herself a bit of a foodie, and never misses a chance to catch the syndicated show, The French Chef, as Julia Child is one of her heroes.  She lives a comfortable lifestyle, but shares it with no one (nor any animal friends), although she has a beautiful garden that would rival any master gardener.

She immensely enjoys her job as the curator the local historic society and plans on working until her feet can no longer hold her up.

As you can see, Miriam came to me already beautiful.  The grain would be such a shame to cover up.  So, I thought by adding the little bit of color to the trim (Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint) would only help to highlight the wood.  Also, a little "peek-a-boo" color doesn't hurt (my own blend of chalk paint). 

Her dimensions are 42" wide, 21" deep, and 37 1/2" high.  You can find her in my space at Robin's Egg, in Milford, NH.

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Vintage Wedding Weekend

Kind of super excited to be part of a shop that has cool events, like a Vintage Wedding Weekend!  This Saturday and Sunday, February 16th & 17th,  Robin's Egg in Milford, NH will feature an abundance of wedding decor in every style; cottage shabby chic, rustic, eclectic, vintage . . . .  There will also be local bakers, florists, and photographers.  Kind of wish I was getting married again.  (Sorry Tom).

Here are a few of the wedding items I will have for sale for our shoppers.  You can also purchase them from our Etsy Shop.

I'm loving these wedding centerpiece boxes.  Each comes has a table number painted on it and a unique set of knobs.  And I imagine them going home with guests who play some ridiculous game involving their birthday or passing something around to the music played by the DJ.  Yup -- been there, done that.

Know what's a simple way to add a little rustic decor to your tables?  Birch tree table numbers, that's how!

Burlap bunting galore!  Here is my Just Married bunting, all 10 feet of it!

How about a little love in your life?

I've got your Mr & Mrs burlap bunting!

So, if you know someone getting married, or you yourself will be celebrating this special day in the near future, send them on by!  It's going to be a fabulous weekend!

Have a great night,

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Make Your Own Photo Prop Valentines

I kind of wanted a fun valentine for my little girl's preschool class. In keeping with our local school distric'ts no junk food policy, this was my perfect opportunity to excite the kid with imagination and forget about the cute little pink and red M&Ms they're missing.

And I'm kind of loving this moustache craze; please don't judge me; I grew up with Tom Selleck as a heart throb. Not sure if they are still terribly appropriate in "real" life, but I'm digging all the quirky decorations, cards, and home decor available in the marketplace.

My inspiration came from a page that I re-pinned on Pinterest.   Needing a fun little valentine, I dove right in.

Here were my supplies:

Fun, heavy paper
Glue gun
Xacto knife
heavy paper for templates
skewer skick

After printing my free sheet from my pinned website, my preschooler and I decided which lips and moustaches we liked the best, and then traced and cut them out of a manila folder.  You can use any heavy paper or light cardboard you have.  And you can easily draw your own lips and moustache.  I decided not to be creative that way.

Now, I'm kind of a douf because I forgot to take photos of the during, but it's pretty self explanatory.  You just hot glue the sharp end of the skewer stick to the back of the cut outs.  Then decide on the valentine message you want and print them into 3/4" strips horizontally across a heavy sheet of paper.  Make sure to leave some room to the left of the lettering so you can wrap and glue the message to the stick.  I cut the ends to make the paper message look like a pendant.


And voila!  Cute and fun valentines. 

I'm kind of thinking she approves.

Have a happy day,