Sunday, June 27, 2010

Great Summer Dessert and a Winner!!!

My friend Lisa of the Polkadot Pound Cake gave me one of her Blueberry Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cakes the other day when we met for lunch. My family was soooo appreciative.

It made a great summer dessert.

I sliced it up, warmed it on the grill and served with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream.

The absolute BEST pound cake we have ever had!!!

Bet it would make a great trifle too!


We have a winner...

Kelly Lish has won our $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!!  Congrats Kelly!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Giveaway Reminder

Just a reminder about our $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway....


I just extended the deadline to Saturday 6/26 8PM eastern time due to a time conflict.

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's Party Time! Where Bloggers Create and a Giveaway!

Welcome to the party - so glad you came - I thought I'd have a giveaway to celebrate Karen's annual event - more about that later.

Here we are in my creative studio aka the living room.

As you first walk into the room - my finished products are on display for my local customers that like to shop in person.  Plus I get to play store - creating fun displays.

Bella is always here to say hello and she's the best company while I work. I know it's kind of dark and she's a chocolate lab - but she's there at the bottom of the photo.

This is the place where I escape (I can actually close the doors in here and really escape!), and it's where I go to create for my boutique Hydrangea Home. You will find me making accessories for your home. I can't really describe the style as it's always changing around here. I am currently inspired by the serene colors of Swedish Design and you will see that in my work. At the moment I am making tassels, tomorrow it might be mixed-media art, and next week you might find me at the sewing machine.

The majority of the room is my creative and office space.

My sewing area - I call it modern vintage. My machine sits on top of an old Singer table. I just love the storage.

This is the creative cabinet. If you haven't seen the before and after pic of the piece, you can find it here. Right now it holds some of my decorating books (I have an obsession), and various supplies.

Next up is my new ribbon station (another obsession). Love this new space. Almost everything I need for my tassels right here. Would you believe my husband hung these hooks up for me this morning? I'm such a procrastinator - I need a deadline to get things done!

More ribbon!

Here is another great storage piece - found this one at TJ Maxx.

It stores some fabric...

Grandma's buttons - in grandma's old cookie tin...

And some pretty boxes filled with glitters.

Here is where I do my computer work and (I hate this word) paperwork.  Well I really don't do the paperwork, so it's piling up!

The work table...

What's on the work table? Paint, tools (in my new favorite toolbox from TJ Maxx).

Cones and paper roses....

Here is a nice view I have out to my backyard.

See that pretty book on the table?

It was an anniversary gift from my husband in 2002. He bought it at an art store in NYC. Look what he wrote - he's probably going to kill me for showing you but I just think it's too sweet!

Something I painted a long time ago. I need to get back to adding to this book.

Here is a little quote for you!

Some of my greatest inspiration over the years have come from this stack.

One final look at my studio...

I would like to leave you with this...

And this...

To celebrate Karen's huge Blog Party
I would like to have a giveaway
This Giveaway is now closed.
$50 Gift Certificate to my shop
The contest has ended. Congrats to Kelly Lish - winner of the giveaway!!!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post.
The comments will close at 8 PM eastern time Saturday 6/26.
And of course an extra chance if you're a follower or if you blog, tweet or facebook the giveaway.
Just make sure you leave a separate comment for each one so that you get all the chances you deserve!
Feel free to use the graphic above that Jill from Gypsy Brocante created for me.
Thank you Jill!
Thanks so much for taking the tour 
of my favorite room in the house!

Don't forget to visit all of the participating studios listed on Karen's blog HERE.

Have fun!!

This post is also participating in Layla's party "My Favorite Room Re-do's of 2010"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Flouncy Flouncy!

Loving Dianne's new collection!!

Seriously - how cute are these?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Intro to Rebecca Nicole Jewelry

Love this Caribbean Nights bracelet!

A friend of mine has a new website and Etsy shop I'd love to share with you.  Hope you will visit her and say hello.  She makes beautiful jewelry for adults and children and currently sells to her regular customers and local boutiques.  I wish her lots of luck with her new online presence.
I'm also trying to get her to start a blog.

You can check out her website HERE.

And her Etsy shop HERE.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"First Blossoms of Summer"

That's the theme for this week's 
Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping event.

Click Here to see more of my Florals at 25% OFF!

Click Here to see what the boutiques at 
Make Mine Pink are offering.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Happy Weekend!!!

Hope you have a great one!
I'll be in Atlantic City, NJ attending the Classic Disco Explosion Concert! Can't wait.
Should be interesting....