it’s no secret that we’re unabashedly obsessed with vintage champagne coupes! If you’re looking for romantic and graceful our crystal coupe collection can’t be rivaled. So to make our case we’ve collaborated on a great little signature drink idea for an upcoming Open House & Tour Date with The Alexander at Creek Road on September22, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 PM.
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I emailed these clips and photos to my talented son, Noah, and he put this video together for me. He even supplied the music for it! That's him on the guitar, playing one of his original tunes!!
So, without further adieu, it's time for a little show and tell from the last few days of our collaboration. We started with a mid-century credenza that Miss Avary purchased from The Vintage Laundry's Prime Time Custom Collection. As it happens, my client is crazy for turquoise, and as a matter of fact, it is one of the hues in her company's corporate identity color scheme . . . so, of course, we had to use it on the credenza.
Some paint, a smooth surface roller, a drop cloth, an hour and a couple of creative minds, and Voila!, a stunning, totally reworked vintage credenza, ready to serve as their coffee bar in their common room.
Well, I hope those of you who are brand loyal to Jesus enjoyed your Easter weekend. I myself am of that persuasion and had a lovely weekend with my kids, my niece and my brother-in-law. We attended our church services as a group and then my bro-in-law treated all of us to a marvelous lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.
This weekend my plans are a little different - I will be showing at the City Wide Garage Sale at the Palmer Events Center here in Austin. I've been preparing other goodies for this weekend's (April 30th and May 1st) City Wide Garage Sale at Palmer Events Center here in Austin. My booth is #221 near the red skirted info desk. There is a $7 charge to park in the garage or there is a free parking lot at One Texas Center on the Southwest corner of So. First and Barton Springs, as well.
Saturday morning between 8:30am - 10am, City Wide offers early shopper passes for $10 each. This allows those who so choose to have early access to the show and get first dibs on vendors' merchandise before the general admission customers enter at 10am.
I hope you get a chance to come and see me, cuz I have some really marvelous goodies this show!
Have a great weekend and I'll see every back here Monday!
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I have many sources of inspiration that might give insight into the way I work. My passions are many and various: from art, music and books to flowers and gardening to family and friends. So here is what inspires me:
Sites and podcasts like Selected Shorts, The Moth, and The New Yorker Fiction Podcasts
Photos courtesy Erma Bombeck, Haven Kimmel, Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, and Simon Rich. Logos courtesy Selected Shorts, The Moth, and The New Yorker Fiction Podcasts.
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It's possible that it's just my civic pride getting carried away here, but presently, I'm throwing my hat up into the air, a la Mary Tyler Moore, because some of my favorite places and some of Austin's most nostalgic landmarks have been used as backdrops for the models in the new June Anthropologie catalogue. I think it reads more like a tour guide than a summer collection catalogue - love it!
Additionally, Anthropologie has collaborated with Nashville printers Hatch Show Print to produce this inspiring issue. Scattered throughout the catalogue are amazing print elements, as well as a frame-worthy back cover.
Photo credits: Anthropologie
For your amusement, here's a list of items I have painted in the past 24 hours.
1) My Golden Retriever, A.J. - his tail swished across the freshly primed leg of a shield back chair
2) My black Chuck Taylor's - apparently depth perception is not my forte'
3) A.J., . . . again - he's slowly turning into 100 lb Grey Schnauzer
4) A pair of vintage Louis chairs, 2 benches, 1 chandelier, 1 shield back chair, 1 Mid Century side chest, 1 Asian side chest
5) Our deck, my neck
6) My inner thigh, A.J.s inner thigh
7) My nails
8) A pretty picture
Primed pieces waiting for their paint color. Some will need upholstery - some may need some mirror or new drawer pulls.
If I ranked my least favorite ways to pass a day, painting my latest vintage finds out in the blazing Texas sun would fall somewhere between a visit to the "snatch doctor" and watching a 4-year-old with too much hair product in her extensions with a flaming baton compete in the talent portion of the "Ain't She Sweet Beauty Pageant" down at the Wash & Lube. In the past few weeks a string of vintage furniture pieces with exceptional design pedigrees have come into my possession. So, in the spirit of reuse, repurpose, and rework, I had no choice but to strap on my low VOC paint drenched brush and give these vintage beauties a new life.
To be honest, the eco-friendly agenda isn't my main concern. My real motive is far more selfish and shallow. You see, I need to produce some cash flow so that I can maintain my degenerate shopaholic status and dig up and purchase more vintage treasures. So, to indulge my thrifting addiction (and it truly is an illness) sans the bitter aftertaste of shame and guilt, I will be listing these pieces on my website and Etsy store in the next few days.
And like "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, from the Grey Garden story, these charming vintage furniture pieces have a glamour that will never fade.