Sunday, November 24, 2013

Notes from the studio...


All custom orders which include all wood products, planters, trays and signs -
need to be placed by 11/30 for Christmas delivery. There are only a few elves in our workshop and they are working very hard to fill your orders.

Thank you!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Long Island locals - Harvest Art & Craft Festival this weekend - see below for Show Special!

It's where we will be!

Show Special:
10% OFF all wood trays and planters!

St. Paul's Field House
Garden City, NY

Saturday 11/9 and Sunday 11/10

More info HERE

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Celebrating Fall with 20% Off in the shop!

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
~ William Cullen Bryant"

I just love that quote! 
And I'm just loving this fall weather we are having today which provoked a celebration sale!!

It put me in such a good mood - so I am offering 20% anything in the shop!
Now I mean anything - even those select products that ship free!! 
(someone must have put something in my coffee this morning!)

Coupon code: Fall20
expires 10/31/13
may not be used with any other coupon codes 

You can use it on the website HERE.
or our Etsy shop HERE.

Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

shop for fall

We have just loaded our website and etsy shop with some new products for fall.

Lots of new preserved florals in these vintage style zinc cups with great patina.

So excited about these new photo/art pieces we have added to our line!
Showcasing 3 of our loves:

and we have added some new tray styles to our collection. So much fun to create little vignettes in these. I am working on some to show you how you can use them for each season and will share them here soon!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Festival this weekend

We've been working like crazy creating for the Maritime Festival this weekend in Greenport, NY.  If you're a local - come on by! Make it part of your apple picking, wine tasting weekend. Hoping for good weather!

We will have lots of our new rustic photo art frames.  So excited about these!

 and preserved boxwood and florals...

and of course a selection of our rustic trays and boxes!

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, August 02, 2013

preserved floral goblets

Been working on some new preserved florals in vintage silver goblets for The White Weathered Barn.
Rena, the owner, has an eye for finding some really beautiful silver pieces.  

a beautiful wedding day keepsake 

preserved flowers :  the beauty of fresh, reduced shedding, long lasting.

Rena and her husband Jason make some really cool things out of vintage silverware as well ~ from stamped pieces, jewelry, mobiles and hooks.  You must stop in and say hello to this creative duo if you are ever in the Greenport area (the beautiful north fork of Long Island).

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer food

These yellow tomatoes were so good. Going to pick up more today from one of our favorite farms on the north fork of Long Island - Sang Lee Farms. A little s&p with fresh basil and placed between breaded eggplant with a dollop of ricotta. Sorry - no after pics - we were too hungry!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Country Living Fair!!!

Tropical storm Andrea warnings didn't keep us away. My honey took the day off and we traveled 3 hours in the rain to get there. So worth it!!

Gorgeous Downtown Rhinebeck, NY

I was so happy to be there!!
So if you didn't know about it or you're thinking about it? Go!! If you like vintage or handmade, you will love it!

So excited to meet the talented artist Jennifer Lanne! I've been a fan of her gorgeous work for a long time. She is so sweet too! And I just love that she lives on a farm in upstate NY.

It was also so nice to see one of my favorite jewelry artists, Maryellen of Twist Style.  We met many years ago at another Country Living event and I've been a fan of her work ever since.  Love my new turquoise and smokey quartz earrings.

A couple of more things I picked up at the show.

A great canvas/burlap pillow slipcover from
Gathered Comforts. They had some really great vintage pieces in their booth too.
I really love my wooden spoons made from cherry wood, especially the peanut butter and jelly spoon.
You can find them at Riverwood Trading Co.

So when the fair sadly ended, we headed into downtown Rhinebeck and had dinner at
Liberty Public House.
Great food, service and such a friendly staff - highly recommend this place!
Brisket burger with manchego and the fries served in a bucket were sprinkled with cheese and rosemary. So good!

Sad to say goodbye to Rhinebeck...we will be back!
Maybe as a vendor :)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New in photos

I have been wanting to offer these in the shop for a while now.  As I go through the 1,500 plus photos we took in France, there are so many I would like to share.  I chose a few to get started and we are offering them in our Etsy shop and on our website in some really cool barnwood frames. I will also carry them without the frames and will be getting more frames in additional colors as well. These have been slightly altered digitally with a little texture added.

Hope you like them as much as we do :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Monday!!!

Why so happy? Because I had a party over the weekend (a belated Cinco de Mayo) and my girlfriend brought a platter of these...

Argentine Alfajores, Dulce de Leche cookies by Buenos Angie's.  OMG is all I can say.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Happy May Day!

Gotta love the fresh look of baby's breath.  I like to hang this basket on our arbor gate when company is coming.  Tuck in a take out soup container with water and fill with your favorite flower. Perfect for May Day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

a simple welcome basket

Birch branches and pear blossoms in a tall basket are simply a fresh welcome for anyone coming up the walkway to your door. Loving the green against the blue/grey door.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Finished Bathroom...finally!

I know we are slow moving, but oh well, it's the price we pay for doing everything ourselves.  We are all enjoying our new bathroom very much. Here are some pictures of the (95%) complete space.

With some inspiration from our trip to France (which I can't believe was 1 year ago!).
The color on the walls and furniture is very close to the paint color in the home we rented in the french countryside.  The rustic variations in the flooring reminds us of the gorgeous stone seen everywhere around France.

 Baskets to hide the bandaids, tissue box and other bathroom essentials.

Photos taken in Paris and framed in rustic grey barn wood frames add some color to our neutral walls.

The dresser which was given to me by a special friend has been made over using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint as our vanity.
My husband made a new top for it to hold the greige marble sink.

More on the paint finish in a future post.

Another tribute to our trip!

I am having fun with the accessories in here.

These previously pewter sconces also received special treatment to match the oil rubbed bronze faucet.
I also painted the shades! more on that to come.

A favorite photo turned canvas giclee in a barn wood frame. 

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our new bathroom space all done on a tight budget. 
The details with some how-to and resources will be posted soon!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bathroom progress

It's coming along! Floor is in. Vanity almost complete:)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bathroom Inspiration

I can't believe my last post was on Christmas Eve. Christmas seems like sooo long ago. So on to the next house project. Just a few days after Christmas my husband ripped out the first floor bathroom in our home which was long overdue.  I wanted to share with you a little inspiration board I made showing the look we are going for.

1. The floor! I've had this photo saved in my inspiration folder for such a long time and I don't have the source. If anyone knows it - please let me know! I loved the different colors and the pattern of this tile. I just finished laying out the pattern on my den floor. Can't trust the husband with the pattern job :)

2. I have had the perfect dresser in mind to turn into a vanity, I especially loved the wood counter. Not practical I know, but I'm going to make sure we use a really good sealer on top.
photo source: sweet pickins blog

3. Have always wanted a stone vessel sink like these- out of the price range though! But we did find a good second at a great price.

4. This is the exact faucet we purchased - like an old water spout in tuscan bronze by Price Pfister.

5. The walls have been painted in one of my favorite neutrals - Benjamin Moore Annapolis Gray.

6. Don't you love a hutch in the bathroom? Some great storage. I have a much smaller version that I am refinishing. Courtney's has been one of my favorites! photo credit: french country cottage

So, this weekend the tile will go in - before the super bowl starts of course!

If I feel up to it, I may even share the horrid before photos!

Enjoy the rest of your week!