Tuesday, October 21, 2014

So thankful

I have so much to be thankful for...very supportive family, friends and customers have been a big part of the success of my business.  This season, our work and business have appeared in 4 magazine publications! Is this a dream? It has been for a very long time. I had a couple of mentions in magazines in the past but this is a big one. So excited and wanted to share the news!

You can view the articles by clicking on the magazine cover.

11 pages of our Holiday Decorating tips
Our tip for Holiday Decorating with natural elements

Our work and products are included in a romantic cottage feature.
Our custom sign is found in Lori's porch feature.

All of this press had inspired me to redesign my website to reflect more of our style:

  • farmhouse
  • vintage
  • modern country
  • romantic cottage
  • french
 It took many late nights to complete but I love the new look!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

beauty-full autumn

A recent ride upstate NY to visit our daughter in college was all the inspiration I needed to do some fall decorating around the house. 

limelight hydrangeas turn the most beautiful color in the fall and they dry perfectly
dried artichokes in a glass display box...simple and natural
easy vignette...more pretty limelights in tarnished silver on an ironstone platter with mini whites and colorful fall oak leaves I picked up while walking the dog
limelights everywhere
more neutral pumpkins for the mantel...put a special one on a pedestal
my favorite pumpkin ever...it was 25 pounds! I love it on this vintage folding chair
just a pumpkin in a bowl...on a farm table:)
just a pumpkin on a book:) found a great bag of these assorted minis at the supermarket ~ $5 - love that!

a special pumpkin should be on display

a baby white on a bed of moss...even more special in a box
baby whites tucked in all over the place
a rustic tray needs flowers and pumpkins...always

love the color and the little girl holding it:) a trader joe's find...I think I will roast this one for dinner tonight

Thursday, October 02, 2014

llama, llama another new momma

Something I haven't shared on my blog before...I love llamas! One day I hope to move to a farm and have a few of our own. For now, we get to spend time with the llamas at the Long Island Livestock Company where my daughter takes lessons.  A new baby was born this weekend and we were able to meet her last night. So sweet!

I don't want to leave anyone out, so here are a few more of the cuties at the farm.

These beauties produce some gorgeous fiber. If you ever need wool, Tabbethia has some gorgeous colors. I wish I knew how to knit. One day! Another thing I would love to do.  I'm definitely asking for a pair of llama socks for Christmas. (Tabbethia sells them in her shop too).

Visit her shop at lilivestockco.com . Great stuff!