Monday, August 30, 2010

GOT KURTA?

 
I love this sunny yellow printed kurta from Roberta Roller Rabbitt - perfect with a pair of leggings.
Roberta Roller Rabbitt has so many great prints in such great colors.......FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME!

 

Great print in green for peppy table napkins and some playful and color-juiced choices for  her line of home accessories. It's Palm Beach meets Boca Grande meets La Jolla kind of a look for relaxed and cheery living.






See them all for yourself right here 

Friday, August 27, 2010

NEW CHINOISERIE PRINT!


Now my Red Chinoiserie Chair is available with a black background. Check it out here
I hope that you all enjoy the last weekend of August!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN - LARS BOLANDER




Attention all Scandinavian design buffs! A gorgeous new 300 page book by design legend Lars Bolander is a must-have for your library. I previewed a copy and was impressed by the beautiful photos and well-written, insightful text. Sure to become a classic, here is what the publisher has to say about it -
 "Lars Bolander, one of Sweden's foremost designers, and author Heather Smith MacIsaac, former Architecture and Design Editor of House and Garden, offer expert guidance and practical advice about achieving a Scandinavian look, incorporating Scandinavian design elements into any d├ęcor and mixing traditional and modern, humble and grand."
 It's due out next month, a great gift to keep in mind for the holidays (BTW, Christmas is only 4 months from today)!  

Monday, August 23, 2010

DOLCE DREAMS GIVE AWAY!




My friend Nathalie at Dolce Dreams is offering a very generous give-away for one lucky winner!
Just visit her store here and then leave a comment on this post listing your 2 favorite items. Winner will receive 2 sachets and an eye pillow (all of your choice). Entry comments WITH EMAIL ADDRESS! will be accepted through this Friday, August 27th. The winner will be announced on August 30th.

Friday, August 20, 2010

STITCH YOUR OWN "KEEP CALM"


If you like my Keep Calm and Carry On posters and mugs, then you might be interested in my needlepoint kits that are now available at Art Needlepoint. There are many other styles as well - these would make a great gift for someone who enjoys needlework!
Have a FAN-TASTIC WEEKEND!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FABULOUS FERMOB


Does this chair look familiar? Perhaps you've noticed the fabulous Fermob chairs in most of the public gardens in Paris? This is the same style, but just a more obscure color - you usually see them in dark green.
Pink is a bit more fun - I love it! They are available for your own garden or backyard here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

GUEST POST AT DREAMHOUSE STUDIOS

I want to thank the lovely ladies over at Dreamhouse Studios based in Annapolis, Maryland for inviting me to guest blog. If you're interested in reading you can check it out here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

HAPPY MONDAY!


I hope that you had a good weekend!
It was very toasty here, but I got in a trip to the beach and a great Kosher meal from a favorite childhood restaurant that has opened an outpost down here in Naples!
Also, if you're interested, you can check out an interview with me posted in a series called "Fridays with Bloggers" on Subversive Whimsies.

Friday, August 13, 2010

*NEW* STRIPED FRENCH BERGERE PRINT

HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Another new chair print available for purchase here

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DELIGHTFUL DECOUPAGE


I recently came across some decoupage lamps that I thought were unusually beautiful in a Sister Parish/granny-chic sort of way. I used to have grandiose visions of mastering decoupage, but I never came close to anything like these! (I also once had illusions about being a gardener at an English Country estate, but we will leave that story alone for now...)
I think these would go perfectly on a perky sidetable or nightstand.
Here's Gillian


and Sara


and lastly, Hermione. All are available from a charming cottage industry out of Charlotte, NC that you can check out here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

TEACUP TOPIARIES


I've just finished another new original painting and added it to my shop - "Teacup Topiaries". Features two myrtle topiaries planted in teacups on a light green background. This is an original 6x6 acrylic painting on 3/4 inch profile board with painted edges - ready to hang or set on shelf with no need for a frame! Look for many more originals to follow in the coming days. Available here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

THANK YOU!
















I want to say thank you to all of these great bloggers for the very kind mentions on my work lately!
I hope that all of you have an excellent weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

CASE STUDY


I am charmed by these English-made pillow cases available here. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

IKAT GET YOU OUTTA MY HEAD.....


I remember reading a while ago how Ikat patterns were passe` and on their way out..........


hand-woven Ikat fabric cushions from Table Tonic


I beg to differ, as I am seeing them alive and well everywhere, from every home design magazine to the fashion runways. These cushions above are from an amazing Australian-based company run by a very gifted fellow blogger, Louise. She describes their offerings as "Global treasures for the modern Bohemian". Conveniently, she offers worldwide shipping. Her new blog happens to be one of my favorite reads these days. She is a former design director for several major design publications and boy, does she know her stuff! She is a big fan of color, a girl after my own heart.


If you haven't discovered her blog and shop (both called Table Tonic) you don't know what you're missing!



Louise Bell


I am also digging her brightly hued Moroccan leather poufs and these feather Juju headresses....great eclectic touches for the home. Check it all out here!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN!

Congratulations to reader "Elizgonz" who has won the CSN give-away and will receive a $75 gift certificate towards a headboard or the purchse of her choice on any one of the CSN family of great sites! Thanks to all of you who participated and to CSN for sponsoring.
 
http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/click?lid=41000000028477615