~MY AUNT HELEN and UNCLE BOB~
St. Louis, MO
For those of you who visit me fairly regularly then I'm quite sure you'll notice right away that I've changed my blog layout and header. More changes are still coming and eventually I hope to move back to a two column blog with room for larger pictures and links. I've wanted to mix things up for a while now and today was finally the day to embrace new challenges and hopefully usher in fresh ideas for not only my own home but my blog and website as well...
~REFINED and LOVELY~
She Lived To Be Almost 100
I'm not sure what has come over me of late... I've never been afraid of change even though I have a tendency to move a little slower than some of you may think. When I was a new bride my heart was set on decorating my home with all the latest and greatest Home Interiors Decor I could
find afford. By the mid 1980's I was fully ensconced in the country movement and not long after that I found myself embracing all things Laura Ashley and romantic. Then came Rachel A. with her shabbied up cottage chic version of everything chippy, worn, vintage, painted and rosy.
It was love at first sight.
It was love at first sight.
Romantic Anniversary Gift
Through all the trends and changes the one thing I continue to love the most are the soft white linens and laces I first laid my eyes on almost twenty-five years ago in the classic magazine, Victoria. There was something almost ethereal about those timeless issues and I find I still refer back to them to this day. I know many of you feel the same. Today I'm content to take bits and pieces from every era of my decorating life and try work them into my ever evolving home...
~TEMPORARY STUDS ARE REMOVED~
Support Beam Installed
I plan on making similar design updates to my website later this weekend, so for those of you who are interested be watchful for changes coming there as well. Nothing huge is planned, mind you. I'm still going to sew pillows and sachets and paint hand painted roses, but I want to move away from some aspects of the business I feel are constantly keeping me unfocused. I'm tired of doing the "same old-same old" and that is the reason behind the desire for change. So, as I shared with you early last Fall I will be selling off some of my fabric in order to make room for where my heart, mind and spirit are
hoping wanting to go. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back to the fabric topic for those of you who've been waiting for more news.
(Thank you for being patient with me!)
Reading For Framing
That said, I will be offering lots of things on eBay as I work towards whittling down my studio-stock to a more manageable (and reasonable) amount. I have a link on my blog to my eBay site and hope to begin listing some things later tonight.
~SWEET VINTAGE SCONCES~
A Pair of Two Lights
Now...sometime back I picked up a sweet pair of antique sconces at an Estate Sale for $5.00 (for both). I THINK I told you about them once before, can't remember! :( Anyway, my Mr. AGPMan (aka:hubby) hung them up for me while he had the doorway opened (easier to get into the walls!) and I'm excited about having them hard-wired with a wall-switch.
~ALL WIRED UP~
No shades on these beauties...perfect just as they are! Only thing missing were the candle covers!
I'm looking forward to a great weekend of tag sale shopping. I'll let you know if I hit pay-dirt!
Love to you...