Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I finally finished my slipcovers! It is almost 2 years in the making. First it took me almost 6 months to collect enough bedspreads with all the different patterns for the cushions, then it took me another 6 months to find enough material for the body of the couch. Then consider how difficult of a time I had finding vintage white pom pom fringe trim- all not so easy. I have a total of almost 20 hours of labor for the cutting and sewing. Then all the time searching for all these different beautiful vintage bedspreads. Once I finished them, I stepped back, took a look at my labor of love and let out a big sigh with the biggest smile on my face. Aaaah , I finally finished them!!!they looks so super fantastic!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! I just had to share them with the world. I think these are the ultimate in vintage chic design :-) hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous new years....

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! i know i did! I have also decided to take a few days off and spend it with my husband. Owning a store is so wonderful and rewarding , but it is also hard work. I find myself working 7 days a week and i have almost forgotten what a day off feels like!! Let alone what the weekend is!! So here i am taking a snow day. We are having an ice storm and expecting possibly a foot of snow. I couldn't think of a better time to rest at home and do some blogging.

This is my home decorated for the holidays. it took me 4 months to pay off this special white garland that i ordered in august in preparation for the holiday season. I wish i had the energy and the money needed to set up the whole house in august and try to get into a holiday issue of one of the wonderful home magazines I've been dreaming of being in. Now that i have my garland- i will try for a holiday issue next year for sure!!

i hope everyone has a prosperous , happy and safe new year.....