Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Survey says...


This was a fun survey!  Thanks to all who participated! Many responders had multiple design styles, which I love. I can't decide on one style myself. Too many things appeal to me.

So here are the results for around the country.

24% Traditional              
9%   Tuscan                    
29% French Country
20% Modern Country
27% Farmhouse/Rustic
29% Cottage
7%   Coastal/Beach
4%   Shabby Chic
4%   Romantic
2%   Modern/Minimalist
2%   Botanical
2%   Victorian
2%   Eclectic

The most popular were Cottage and French Country with Farmhouse/Rustic a close second.
Not Surprising!






Sunday, March 15, 2015

We have a winner!

Congrats to Lori from Louisiana!! 
You have won the $50 Gift Certificate Drawing!
Thanks to all who completed our Decorating Style Survey. 
Participation coupons have been sent via email.
Please let us know if you have not received yours. Some have been returned to us.


I will do a report of the results on Monday. 

Monday, March 09, 2015

How about a gift certificate?


I am really curious about the most popular decorating styles all around the US. So I have created a quick survey which will also give me more info about the decorating styles of my readers. As a thank you for your help, I am going to give away one $50 Gift Certificate to my shop, the name of one lucky participant will be drawn on Sunday 3/15/15 at 8 p.m. eastern time. Remember to complete your first and last name as well as your email address if you choose to enter the drawing. If I don't have your email address, I won't be able to contact you if you win!  You may also complete the survey without including name or email if you choose not to enter the drawing. I would love to hear about your decor!

Oh and just for taking the time to complete the survey, look for a coupon from me via email on Sunday when I announce the winner. 

 **contact info will not be collected for any other reason than this drawing. It will never be retained or distributed.

**Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the survey and click DONE to complete your entry. Your results will not be visible to the public once submitted.

~UPDATE 3/12/15 - Cottage in the lead with French Country and Farmhouse/Rustic tied in close second. This is a fun survey!
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Rustic Art

I've always loved photography and have been gradually incorporating it into my shop offerings. I have a ton of photos on file from floral, landscape and our trip to France.

Ranunculus - Paris Flower Market


It's been exciting to experiment with these photos in photoshop - adding effects and textures.

Red Market Pear


A collection of my photos have been professionally printed on canvas and then I mount them on wood and a frame we make in our shop.

Faded Pink Rose


Stained, painted and distressed, they are a great addition to your farmhouse decor.


Charolais Cow, France


French Cottage - Semur-en-Auxois
They are currently featured in a 5x5 canvas size with a 7 1/2" square frame.  Besides the printing (in the US), these are handmade by us in the US in our NY studio :) Discounts for multiples will apply!
Find them on our website HERE or Etsy shop HERE.

The Louvre - Paris, France



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shishito peppers...yum

I had these peppers for the first time at a Japanese ramen noodle restaurant in NYC.  Haven't stopped thinking of them since! Just spotted them at Whole Foods.  So excited!


Sautéed in a little olive oil until lightly blistered.
Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. 
Delicious! 



Friday, February 13, 2015

those market lights!

I have been eyeing those market lights for a while now.  They appear in many of the outdoor space pins I have on my backyard board.  See them HERE.



Just love the ambiance they create. My husband spotted them at the best price I have seen at $60/set from Costco.  Weatherproof, sturdy, and they come with replacement bulbs. Can't wait to string them over the patio this summer.  I have seen them elsewhere for a higher cost or comparable ones that can't stay outside in the rain. I'd rather leave them up!

Find them HERE.