Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thrifty Finds & My New Crocheting Addiction

Today was a thrifty kind of day. My mom has finally come to the realization that what I do is fun, not cumbersome and boring. I am slowly luring her into the crafting and repurposing world....and getting her away from "prim" catalogs that sell new, manufactured in china, cheap furnishings and decor. 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

TRENDY TALK | POST #1 | DECOUPAGED FURNITURE

In our new series |  TRENDY TALK | we are going to be talking about all types of design and style trends that we believe are either do's or don'ts, in's or out's. Today we are looking at up-cycled furniture that has been "decoupaged" meaning that it was covered with a fabric or paper finish. The process of decoupaging can be both simple or tedious depending on the material being used and scope of the project. Take a look below and decide if this is a trend you have to try or would pass on!


found on pinterest

Friday, January 30, 2015

FIRST CRAFT NIGHT AT THE GUILD| MANDALA PLATE PAINTING

Last night was The Litchfield Artisan's Guilds first craft night. We are planning to craft together every fourth thursday of the month from 7-9.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

CRAFTING | VINTAGE CALENDAR BUNTING

Today's craft is one that requires very limited supplies! Vintage 1950's calendars are cut up and made into string along bunting for our Artisan's Guild!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2014 IN THE REAR VIEW

To be truthful, there hasn't been a "bad" year since I started my business, but 2014 probably takes the cake for the best year thus far. Let me tell you more about it!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

WHAT IVE LEARNED AS A BLOGGER--A STEP BACK IN TIME WITH PHOTOS

Over the last five years, I have learned a lot about blogging and running a creative business. I know one thing for sure is that as soon as you reach one goal, your instantly looking for the next. I have experienced owning two antique stores, writing for my blog and now a nail salon and artisan's guild. It's a lot. Many of my emails and questions are about how I do it. 


THE BACK LANDING DESK

For the last few months I have had my eye on this sweet vintage knee hole desk with floral accents. It was sitting on the back landing behind my shop. Yesterday I was asking around and found the owner, he told me to take it, so I huffed it all by myself over to my studio and started to work on it. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

THE LITCHFIELD ARTISANS GUILD


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In November, I had a great opportunity to take over the rent for The Corner Co-op in Litchfield CT. For many years the building was home to a health food store. When we signed the lease I thought about moving my furniture store to the location but decided instead to open an artisans guild.