Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Cumberland Piece gets a facelift

Remember a few weeks ago when we went to Cumberland, RI to deliver the mini-hoosier? I  picked up this great piece in need of some TLC and today I got to spend the entire day working on it---boy is the outcome sensational! 

I will be revealing the entire photo in a later post as I still have a little bit to finish up. It will be for sale as well.

For now, lets just say it's a custom mix of white and tan paint to create an authentic antique white color. The glass hardware I got for $8 at TJ Maxx (my favorite place to get hardware) and the detailing I painstakingly worked on for the better half of this amazing afternoon.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Etsy Workshop, New Studio Location & CWC Giveaway

Happy Sunday! It's already February 19th. If you are reading this post via email then you are already entered to win the Collinsville ladies Nautilus watch giveaway! If you're reading this post on the blog ----> don't forget to scoot on over to the top right side bar and submit your email to follow me via email! CWC and I will be selecting 1 lucky winner at random on Saturday March 18th! Submissions close on March 15th. Best of luck to you!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Collinsville Watch Company Giveaway Event!

I can't wait to share some super exciting news! If you haven't heard already, I've partnered with the owner of Collinsville Watch Company to bring you an exciting, winters almost over GIVEAWAY! By the name of the company and title of this post you have probably already figured out the giveaway item is a watch....but it's not just any watch. It's fun, beautiful and durable, classic timepiece. Accessible, easy to put on and change out the colorful bands and the absolute best part? Born and raised right in my home town of Collinsville, Connecticut.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Looking glass into the past, Antique Photography

A few years back I wrote a post about 'my children' (I don't have any actual children, besides my dog Francis) but for a long time in my entry way I had a sepia photograph of three young children, (presumably siblings) that welcomed guests into my home. Many friends and family members thought the framed photograph was creepy (it was fairly large) but I adored it. I don't find it weird at all, considering my mother bought a large multi-photo frame from Kohls and hung it on the staircase but never replaced the stock photos with our own. (insert snickering sound here) we still make jokes about that whenever possible....I will admit the stock family was a lot better looking.....

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What I found in Cumberland Rhode Island





Saturday was quite a day. It was my only day off last week and we had to run half way across New England to meet the new owner of this lovely kitchenette (and pick up a goodie I snagged on CL)! For anyone who doesn't know what Rhode Island is like, well....blink and you missed it. I grew up there, but on the coastline in Charlestown. Cumberland, where we were destined, is all the way north near the MA border and providence. I don't think i've ever been that far north into RI before and let me tell you, the streets make absolutely no sense...there's no direct way in from CT so we took scenic route 44 the entire way. (some totally awesome antique stops along that route)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Revived $6 Side Table | DIY


Lately I haven't had very good luck at the Goodwill. Their prices have increased substantially on furniture and bric-a-brac items making some things completely unaffordable to purchase and refinish....items that are typically, additionally unworthy. This side table was an exception for sure!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Outdoor Inspiration for Hosting | Spring/Summer 2017




Happy Inauguration day! Wether you're happy, sad or indifferent, I will leave my opinion completely out of it. What I will tell you is that today, for me wasn't worth writing about....it started early working, spilling things, making messes and then forgetting what time I had to be at work. An hour late I rushed out of the house and then realized I locked both my house keys and car keys in the apartment....sigh. Thankfully my brother works about 10 minutes away and was able to swing by with a spare. Not worth elaborating on. So to create a little wintery cheer I thought I would pull some lovely imagery of beautiful outdoor spaces to inspire you for spring/summer 2017. Lets take a look and talk about all the beautiful ways we can enjoy whats to come this year with good friends and cheer. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A day off + Antiquing on the Farmington


What is a girl to do with an entire day off from work!? A whole lot of cleaning and throwing stuff away, a hot lunch date and some great antiquing on the farmington! My hot date was my husband Vinnie, whom you see from time to time here. Looking incredibly adorable in his new vest and shirt from Target ( we're easy like that ) and of course his Oakley hat that i'm pretty sure is glued to his scalp. Highlight of my day? The chance to wear my new red corduroys and favorite gap jacket!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A sensational day + eating clean for the new year

Every year in the beginning of January I write a blog post encompassing both the good and 'not so good' things that happened to me through out the year. This year, I didn't write one. Something about 2016 was so sour, that I didn't even want to look back on it. No reflection, no thoughts, and no more worries....I was moving on. Something or someone, maybe many people this week changed my opinions and today I finally felt like talking about it.

Monday, January 16, 2017

an addiction named target | boots and eyelashes



Over the weekend I had the utmost pleasure of meeting another 'New England gal' Laura McKittrick! Laura isn't just any other girl though, she IS 'The Greenwich Girl' creator and founder of the popular blog Greenwichgirl.com which is also a popular lifestyle magazine. Laura knows all the coolest places in town and was dropping by the spa for a little R&R....everything was going well until I noticed her eyelashes...her absolutely stunning eyelashes. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

My booth space at The Horse with the Lace Umbrella

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It's been a little over a month since my good friend Adriance offered me a space within her lovely retail boutique The Horse with the Lace Umbrella in Canton, CT. I knew from the get-go that it was the perfect opportunity for me. After almost quitting the business all together in Spring 2016, I found this to be a calling from the universe...."HEY YOU, DON'T GIVE UP". It has been a slow go, due to my regular work schedule being quite demanding. The space was sparse at first and i'm still filling it in, but here is a little preview of all the goodies I've put together for the space.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for Fall 2016



For the next few weeks you will most likely find me rambling on about fall. After all it is my favorite season! Next week is my birthday so I'm partial to September, but truly, I am absolutely in love with the changing of this season. Leaves are beginning to fall, and I am in awe starring at their amber and gold hues sparkling in the treetops come evening. It's the perfect time to break out your DIY skills and tackle those seemingly endless weekend projects. Winter's approach will give you a solid deadline and the perfect fall temperatures will yield great painting results! Even if you don't live in a seasonal climate, mentally this time of year can invoke change, the year is wrapping up