Friday, July 27, 2012

Starting To Like Burlap...A Bit! (*_*)

So many of you have embraced the burlap trend with open arms and I just
might be turning a corner as to why!  I am not really a trendy person in the
decorating sense...I like what I like and that's pretty much it!  I have been
wanting to add some texture to my front room though because everything in
there looks so dainty and feminine.  Don't get me wrong...I'm a girly girl, but
I have been wanting to tone down the sugar just a little bit lately.

I was at Home Goods the other day and spotted this pretty, long burlap pillow
with a French inspired design on the front.  It is thick and lovely and has a
zipper in the back to take out the insert (which I love) and it was only just
under $20.  I decided why not and brought it home with me.

I am quite LOVING this pillow!  It makes me want to add some more texture
and perhaps burlap to my decor.  Not TOO much...just a bit more...

My settee and other pillows are girly enough so I really like the way this looks
in the center.  If I ever want to sit down, I just heave them all on the floor!
No big deal right..I'm sure you "get" it!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My New Little Birds...

I am quite loving silver lately so today I thought I'd share a few pictures of
my marble table in my front entry.  I am tring to keep things abit more simple
these days (ya right...look in the mirror!) so on my front table I just have
a huge silver tray and some mercury glass style votive candle holders.

Yesterday I was out with my sister-in-law at my favorite boutique here in Utah
called Dear Lizzie and I happened upon these adorable birds!  My friend Paula
gives me a hard time (not really!) saying that I collect birds because I seem
to show her things every now and then with birds on them, but I really don't.
But seriously, if these birds did not have those cute jeweled crowns on their
heads they would not have have come home with me...I just couldn't resist
them because I really love whimsy in my decor...and I had a coupon!

They look so adorable on my table!

The little crowns even have jewels on cute is that?!

This little guy seems to be enjoying the soft candlelight...

Admit it, you would have brought them home too!

Oh dear, I just realized that my blog banner has birds on it...with crowns!
Maybe Paula is right... (*_*)


My New Jewelry Line Is Here!

For some time I've been wanting to sell jewelry on a regular basis, but I
had a hard time finding pieces that I really loved, that were of good quality
and that I was able to offer at an affordable price.  So...after months and
months of researching I finally found a line that I am truly in love with!

Above is an example of a beautiful pink cameo portrait bracelet that is now
on the web site!  Most of the pieces are Victorian or vintage inspired and
feature lovely cameos, pearls, rhinestones and sparkling Swarovski crystals!

Here is another lovely bracelet that has seed pearls, pretty flowers and
bands of silver chain and pretty Swarovski crystals. This one is a favorite!

These pink cameo earrings are another favorite with pink Swarovski crystals,
a pink and ivory cameo and sweet little hearts on the sides.  These are a
customer favorite too...after being up and running for only two days my
boutique is almost sold out of these already!  They are so pretty!

Here is another lovely bracelet with ivory pearls, gold beads and a fabulous cameo on the front surrounded by an ornate gold frame and Swarovski crystals.  This one has a stretch band and it is super comfortable and really stunning!

And for all of you Royals out there, a beautiful
rhinestone and Swarovski crystal crown pin!

A pretty antiqued Victorian inspired cameo necklace...

This pretty in pink cameo necklace is just beautiful in person!

And last, but not least, to show you today a beautiful long angel wing silver
necklace with sparkling Swarovski crystals that shimmer in the light!

If you want to check out my entire selection, just drop by the
CROWN JEWELS boutique on my web site!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cool Vintage Pink Bathroom Set

Here is what I'm working on today...a fabulous FIVE PIECE vintage pink
bathroom set.  It will be coming to the web site in the Cottage Treasures
section sometime later this afternoon.  Such a fabulous set especially if
you love pink and lovely tole roses!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Treasures Abound!

I haven't had much time for blogging lately, but I wanted to share a few new
treasures that have just been listed on the web site and in my Etsy shop.

I am letting go of one of my favorite pieces, an antique maiden lithograph that
you see in the large picture above.  It is a real beauty, but I recently purchased
an antique painting and wanted to hang it in the spot that I had this litho in so
I am offering it to someone new.  I also have listed some lovely old pink
depression glass pieces, another very sweet antique print with two little girls
and their Mother, a vintage French courting scene tapestry, an adorable pink
marble lamp, a rare set of Louisa May Alcott novels and a really lovely large
Paris wall sign complete with pink buildings!  Be sure to stop in and take a look!

I am also going to be listing a fabulous vintage five piece pink bathroom set!
I am going to be working on that today.  It will include a hamper, waste
basket, tissue holder, shelf and toilet paper holder.  It is really amazing!

Also, FUN NEWS!  I am adding a new category to the site next week. It will be
called CROWN JEWELS and will have the most beautiful vintage inspired jewelry
that will include cameo pieces, angel inspired necklaces, pearls and more!  I am
really excited about so when I get it up and running I will let you all know!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far!  Is it hot where you live?
It is here in Utah, but I love it and I'm certainly not complaining!

Until next time,