Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May's Spectactular Flower Show

I simply cannot resist the amazing beauty of this month's flower show.  Such spectacular color and form...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Romantic Dream Boudoir

Nothing is more charming than Victorian style homes, with their intricate gingerbread, decorative eaves, ornamental brackets, arched windows, and elaborate porches.  

Focusing on romantic victorian bedrooms, with oak floors, oriental rugs, heavily flowered wall paper, potted ferns, and rich jewel tones, the following images and treasures lend themselves to decorating with a flair for the Victorian style

This charming room is romantic, but not overly feminine.

Grand and gorgeous with a French influence.

Totally romantic and elegantly appointed

Light and airy

Browsing for furnishings and accessories for a romantic, Victorian style bedroom, I browsed Etsy shops and found: 

 Beautiful Accessories...

Marie Antionette Bed Lamp
Vintage Antionette

French Cottage Baroque Wall Pocket
St. Gabriel's Garden

Petit Point Embroidered
Dresser Set
Paris Panache Antiques

Antique Beaded Silk and
Velvet Lampshade & Lamp

Antique French Jeweled
Paris Panache Antiques

Antique Handmade Pillow

French Shabby Cottage
Wall Pocket

Vintage Breakfast Tray
Southbury Treasures

Antique French Double Perfume


Antique French Ribbonwork
Hanky/Lingerie Bag

Vintage Crystal
Sheri's Crystal Designs

Romantic vintage furniture...

Cottage Aqua Chic Romance Bed
The Painted Cottage

Italian Carved Occasional Chairs
Paris Couture Antiques
French Antique Desk/
Eva Shabby Furniture
Painted Cottage Aqua Chic Vanity
The Painted Cottage

Romantic Dressing....  

Ballet Flats

Chiffon Peignoir Set
Gilded Girl Vintage
Glamour of the Dressing Gown
Hmmmm... Which room should I do next?!? 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Customs and Autumn Inspirations

These are some custom pieces I created for very special customers this summer...

Cherub Pendant Chandelier

Lilac Chandelier

Aqua & Light Rose
Pink & Cream Princess

While I am still working on chandeliers using light, summery colors, I know that Autumn ~ my very favorite of seasons ~ is just around the corner.  I love the rich jewel tones of fall......reds, oranges, deep yellows, gold, amethyst, emerald......
I am in awe of the artistry I have featured below.  These works by Etsy artists awaken my senses and offer inspiration for upcoming designs that welcome the fall season...

(Click on shop names under the images to visit these beautiful shops/blogs)

Haunting Greens Aqua Teal
Visual Emotionism

Martini Glass in Orange~Gold Metallic and Blues
SkySpirit 8 Studios

Fireflies and Moonlight
Jean Vadal Smith Gallery

Carnival Cocktail Ring

Spanish Rose
Schulman Art Gallery Blog

Moon Shadows
Imagine Studio

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The First Rose of Summer

'Tis the first rose of summer that opes to my view,
With its bright crimson bosom all bathed in the dew;
It bows to its green leaves with pride from its throne--
'Tis the queen of the valley, and reigneth alone.

Oh! why, lovely stranger! thus early in bloom,
Art thou here to assure us that summer is come?
The primrose and harebell appear with the spring,
But tidings of summer the young roses bring.

Thou fair gift of nature (I welcome the boon),
Was 't the lark of the morning that 'woke thee so soon?
Yet I weep, thou sweet floweret! for soon, from the sky,
The lark shall repose where thy leaves wither'd lie.

Oh! if beauty could save thee, thou ne'er wouldst decay,
But, alas! soon thou 'lt perish and wither away;
And thy kindred may blossom, and blossom as fair--
Yet I 'll mourn, lonely rosebud! when thou art not there.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Color of May

Yellow, I have discovered, works so well with so many different colors, it can almost be considered  a "neutral"!

Here are some of my past favorites that feature yellow as well as a couple of inspirational pictures from my garden:

One of my most favorite roses, and such inspiration!

Pale yellow and pink combination petite pendant chandelier featuring a soft, romantic yellow rose...

A vintage brass reborn chandelier in a vibrant yellow that would be the focal point in any room!

 Early morning ~ the best time to take your rose photos!

Soft yellow and black combine to create this enchanting accent table lamp. 

 Love this hot pink, black and bright yellow pendant chandelier!

A unique favorite of mine...A combination of vintage and newer lighting components that I painted a very pale yellow and light gray...a stunning chandelier!