Friday, April 30, 2010

Some "Bunny" Loves Pink Roses!

Here is a little bit of eye candy for you to end your week with! We all love pink roses, or any color of rose for that matter...they are always so breathtaking in any form. I just adore Christie Repasy's work and the third photograph shows a stunning vase that she has hand painted. Isn't it just delicious! Her talent continues to amaze me as well as the talent of my wonderful friend, Jo-Anne Coletti of Vintage Rose Collection. I will try to showcase some of her work on my blog soon. She is absolutely one of the most talented rose painters that you will ever see hands down! I only wish that I had 1/10 of the talent that she has when it comes to painting. Have a lovely weekend my friends ~ wishing you all a most happy awe-inspiring spring! ~Stacy~ xo

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring & Easter Decor

Today I thought I'd share some pictures with you of my entry table in our front room and the way I had it decorated for Easter and the coming of Spring. Each year I say to myself that I am going to simplify things and each year it turns out like this...kind of crazy and whimsical, but I love it! This year was definitely no exception. Once I got going, there was no stopping me!

As you may have guessed or known from previous posts, I love pastels and soft, romantic colors and those are the colors that I use for pretty much any occasion. I have lots of Easter decorations stored away, most of them coming from thrift stores and end of season sales. I used lots of pink and yellow Easter grass this year, along with sweet eggs, nests, and other items that either fit in with the theme or with the colors I use.

The two big Easter eggs with the rabbits inside came from Canada. I purchased them when I was visiting Mom and left them with her because I couldn't take them back with me on the plane. They caught up with me again on another trip (a driving trip) and made their way home. The sweet egg topiary tree was purchased at Tai Pan Trading Company here in Salt Lake. It was around $50 and there was no way I was going to pay that! Lo and behold, in their clearance section in a back corner of the store was the same tree with ONE egg missing...the price...$8! I snapped that puppy up and had an egg at home that matched the missing one. A bit of hot glue and that was that...a savings of $42! Works for me!

I also love all of the bright pink birds and butterflies. I found them at Michael's one day (on sale of course!) so I purchased a whole bunch of them. In fact, I think that I took all of the pink birds and butterflies that were left! I like to mix in unexpected items too...the green hardcover novels that the rose jug is sitting on are antique french novels that my mom-in-law was going to get rid of! Yikes! They fit in with the color scheme and helped to elevate the rose jug on the table so they stayed. You will also see a cute bird and egg topiary on the second shelf that I found at the thrift store for a few dollars, a very large pink ceramic speckled Easter egg from the thrift store and a lovely pink book that I found at Walgreens of all is entitled "Princess Alyss of Wonderland and it's pink and lovely so it became part of my display!

You can add pretty much anything to your displays to make them charming and interesting as long as they fit in with your theme and/or colors that you are using. I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my Easter display this year. Who knows how it will look next year?! ~Stacy~ xo

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Little Spring Sale!

Hello Ladies ~ yes, I have been a little bit absent from blogging and working on the web site during the past little while. With spring finally arriving, I have been busy doing yard work, selling at an antique show, celebrating our anniversary and my birthday and have just generally been having some FUN now that the weather has finally turned around a bit!

New treasures are coming soon to the web site, but in the meantime I would like to offer you 25% off any ONE item on Wednesday and Thursday (April 14th and 15th). A credit will apply back to your Paypal account (or on your credit/debit card...however you pay!). Have a browse through our romantic boutiques and pick up a special little treasure just for you!

As always, I would like to thank you all for your friendship and support! I've been selling online for nine years now and love every minute of it and it's all thanks to you! Have a great day! ~Stacy~