Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sarah's Room

One of my dearest friends recently asked me to work with her on her daughter's room. The room started out with dark brown walls except for one accent wall in a beautiful coral. We kept the coral, but instead of on the walls, we moved the color to furniture. The room was painted yellow to brighten it up.We kept the same iron bed, but painted it antique white in place of it's gun metal gray. Most of the furniture that we put in is antique. We repainted, added darling knobs,added lots of new lighting, built an ottoman and hung lots of Sarah's original art work on the walls. See what you think.
The bedspread that was already in the room dictated the colors and design ideas.
These are the lights that hang over the ottoman.
Bead board was added to the back of this chest and painted in subtle stripes. We added the flowers and the floral knobs.
The custom ottoman
The side table on one side of the bed with our whimsical two dimensional jug lamp.
The newly painted headboard

We made a rustic pot into a lamp and added felted cherries to the shade
Chest of drawers painted and new cherry knobs
This is sketch of the ideas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Blackberries, roses and mint julep cups
Irish heather

I am in Greensboro, NC doing flowers for our church"s winter conference. When I went to a wholesaler to buy the flowers I found a new type of heather I was not familiar with. It's pink and very woody and amazingly beautiful in my opinion. My new favorite thing to do flowers in is mint julep cups. The other thing that I loved from the wholesaler was branches of blackberries!!! Here are some of the photos.

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet
a book on kindness

My Etsy

S is for Shepherd

S is for Shepherd
ABC book with scripture is in its second printing


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