I can’t even tell you how hard Jessica has been working on her “Half Note” cottage to try and get as much done as possible before Eric comes home on Wednesday. I’ll post a full reveal of the Kitchen this week, but until then, here’s a sneak peek at some of the elements she’s been […]
I’m happy to announce that Jessica is feeling like herself once again, and has completed painting the hallway, bathroom and Master Bedroom! I picked up this oversized, wooden fork at a flea market last month for her to use on the wall in the Kitchen: It was only $2.95! It was previously a lot lighter, […]
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way…things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe One of my favorite places to visit on the web is Daisy Cottage. It’s sunny… It’s cheerful… It’s refreshing… It’s tranquil… It’s precious! (Photos: Kim at Daisy Cottage) Dear Kim, […]
Thanks to Kim at Today’s Creative Blog for featuring me today!
The first time I saw this coffee table in a Pottery Barn magazine, it was love at first sight. But priced at $599, I knew I had better start looking for something comparable (but priced waaay lower) at the local flea. Finally, after some intense searching, I spotted this antique childrens schoolhouse table for $125. […]
Her name is Fallon. Like “Allen” but with an “F”. And if you think her name is cool, just wait til you see her work! Have a looksie… I LOVE this pillow! The “Antique Shop” pillow coordinates beautifully with Fallon’s “Flower Shop” and “Market” pillows. The base of this pillow is a buttery yellow-and-white polka […]
Pottery Barn Price: $149.00 JC PenneyRegular Price= $150.00 Sale=$89.99 Lamps Plus Regular Price= $129.99 Sale Price= $79.95 Pottery Barn Regular Price= $549.00 Sale Price= $499.00 JC Penney Regular Price= $600.00 Sale Price= $379.00 Just shows ya that a little extra time searching, and you can find almost the similar products for significantly lower prices!
Alright ladies and gents…I’ve got exciting news. Nester, over at Nesting Place has written an e-book that you’ll definitely want to read. It’s called “It doesn’t have to be Perfect to be Beautiful”. The best part, all you have to do is sign up for her newsletter and you can download it for free! It’s […]
While searching for accessories for a client today, I came across these great finds and thought I’d share them here, in case anyone is still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!The pillows in the photo above are from Wisteria.Original Price= $24.00 (set of two)Sale Price= $10.80 Here are some similar ones displayed in an […]
“Decorating with drop cloth drapes”Examiner.comApril 27, 9:13 PM Photo: The Lettered Cottage Drop cloths may be the new decorating rage.The price of curtains ranges dramatically, and depending on how many windows you have to cover, it can be a big expense.A thrifty solution is using painter’s canvas drop cloths as curtains. That is what Layla […]
I fiiiiinally got around to purchasing some ring clips for the curtain rod in our Dining Room.Now I need to order the shell trim I’m going to edge the drapes with. Don’t you just wish everything could just be done with a simple snap of your fingers?I’m having one of those kind of days.Not to […]
Beautiful and talented, Patricia van Essche was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Cincinnati’s acclaimed College of Design, Architecture and Art, where she received a BS in Fashion Design and was awarded the school’s coveted “Golden Brush” award. For 15 years she worked in New York City as a designer […]
Sunday, Jessica painted the room at the back of the Half Note that they plan to use as an Office/Den. Previously, when you entered the room from the Kitchen, you were surrounded by three deep red walls, and confronted by a wall of navy, plaid wallpaper. (excuse the pieced together photos again) Now, the same […]
Jessica painted the Kitchen on Saturday afternoon. Here are the “before and currently’s”: BEFORE: CURRENTLY: BEFORE: CURRENTLY: Unfortunately I don’t have a BEFORE shot of this side of the Kitchen, but here’s how it looks now… CURRENTLY: I had some leftover chalkboard paint, so Jessica painted the rectangle on the old ironing board closet with […]
This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go junkin’ with Jessica, to see if we could find anything for them to use in their little “Half Note”. Yes, I said 4:30. And, yes, I said A.m. It’s 8:00 p.m right now and I will be hitting the proverbial hay within minutes of publishing […]