Happy Monday sweet blog reading friends! They are predicting record breaking heat here in Miami today, with temperatures expected to reach 93 degrees!! It is only SPRING in most parts of the country though, and the new Spring decorating magazines are now out on the newstands (yippee skippee:-).
I am honored to have my third tutorial in a series that I was invited to write for Romantic Homes Magazine quite awhile ago. This tutorial is a project for Mother's Day and involves vintage clock cases made into photo frames, and can be easily adapted to create a project for everyday display as well.
My dear friend Fifi, whom I had the pleasure of spending several days with when she came to my home for a Romantic Country Magazine photo shoot had spied a product on the Website that caught her eye recently, and has featured it in the latest issue of Romantic Country. Perfect for Spring decorating, it's a canvas giclee print that is framed in antique beadboard and features the artwork of the well known Australian artist Gail McCormack. You can find them on our website HERE
Both Romantic Homes Magazine and Romantic Country Magazine are GORGEOUS publications and I am honored to have been affiliated with both for quite a few years now. These latest issues won't disappoint, so I hope that you have a chance to pick them up soon!
This past weekend I was on a Shabbyfufu Buying Trip and found lots of shabby chic vintage finds, and will be posting them on the Website soon. I shop everywhere for the pieces that I find to offer and don't often show where......but I attended a sale at a Darling Cottage that I just had to show you an inspirational idea from! This was the home of a lady here in Florida who has several residences (we call them "Snowbirds") and is downsizing and putting her home down here up for sale. She had many, many fabulous items that she collected over many years...and I did manage to snag some for you:-). She had retrofitted her little cottage with Antique Doors, and backed the glass on some with old floral fabrics. Here are a few of the old crusty, rusty doors.....which I would have LOVED to purchase, but alas they were going with the house. Great idea that perhaps you can use.......
If you have been with Shabbyfufu.com for any length of time, then you will recall the MOSAICS of Elizabeth Willhite that we offered for years on the website. Due to life's circumstance, she had to retire from our group...and we all miss her greatly. I was contacted by a talented mosaic artisan recently who asked if we might be interested in offering her work, and impressed by her talents we will be showcasing her as a Guest Artist on the website. Please come over and see what Suze has to offer...some unique Romantic pieces at very reasonable price points!
This turned out to be a LONG post, and I need to get to work.......I hope that you have a wonderful week ahead~