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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bunny Topiary

I was so inspired by the Antique and Garden Show with that gorgeous moss chair that it got me wanting to create something with moss.

I love creating with chicken wire. I have done a few projects like this painted hutch and the dressform. This is the first time I used moss with it.

I learned a few things and now I have a new thing to show you. I give you all the details on how to make it over at Old Time Pottery's blog. Go check it out! Let me know what you think. I bet you can come up with all types of ideas for this project.

Oh and that umbrella is another project I did. You can find it here! 
Happy Spring!! It can't come soon enough for me!!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

New YorkTable

Every now and again I like playing around with my painted pieces. When you paint so many things you look forward to something different.

I have had this little table for a while. Over the holidays my post on Pinterest of 12 things to do in NYC at Christmas was going crazy and it gave me the inspiration to do a New York table.
New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. The energy and excitement flourishes when you step on the pavement.

"....I want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleep."

My daughter will be moving there again soon. She lived there a short time this summer to go to Stella Adler Acting School.  When she sees this New York table she will be coming up with ways to take it with her when she moves.

It could be called a subway art table too. Playing with different letter styles.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville

Lots of great things are always happening around here. 

The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is celebrating its 25th year.
It starts on Jan. 30 and goes thru Feb. 1st. (Something to do if you don't want to watch the Superbowl)

There will be many celebrated designers. Diane Keaton, actress,designer and author with make a special appearance and book signing.
Oscar de la Renta and his wife are honorary chairs.
Carolyn Englefield Interior Editor for Veranda Magazine.
Kreis Beal of Blackberry Farms, the luxury resort in Knoxville, and many more will share their knowledge of design.

I had a chance to get a sneak peek at the show and interview a panel of designers. I also got to hear about the StyleBlueprint app that was being launched. The app connects you to all the wonderful places to eat shop and play!

But now for the gorgeousness.......

 Look at this awesome chair!!

Makes me want to go home and moss everything!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bedroom Makeover

Refreshed and Revamped
Great words to use for the new year. 

I took a needed break from the store so I could be refreshed and revamped to be more productive this year. I feel very behind but once I get back in the groove it will be creativity city around here.

I started at home to help boost my mood.
I don't know about you but the grey days are too much when you live in a place that celebrates the winter season. This is the time of year when everything looks dull.

I needed a quick fix!

I started in my bedroom. I have a monochromatic look. Too much beige!
I really don't have the time for a complete bedroom makeover. So with a trip to Old Time Pottery and a focus on color and texture, I created a mini makeover by revamping and refreshing an old tired bedroom! It took only 15 minutes.

This can also be called makeover on a budget. Although I rarely buy bed sets in a bag, it was great for this quick fix. I got lucky and found this set during the Old Time Pottery white sale.
Now I have a look that is Revamped and Refreshed for under $50.

Working with textures makes things look richer. This set had 6 pieces. I used the patterns and textures of the pillows and built a pallet. Coordinating some of the hues and placing the colors around the room, made this all come together. 

I am sharing this before and after makeover at the Old Time Pottery Blog! You won't believe the difference! I hope you head over and tell me what you think.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

A Year in Review

Well, another year has come and gone. Could this be real? It is amazing to me how the time goes so much faster the older you get.
This is A Year in Review her at Dreamingincolor. There were so many wonderful things that I didn't get a chance to write about here on my blog.

This is the top ten posts that you viewed the most!
A Year in Review of the popular things you read about. 
I do wish I had wrote more about the beautiful things that were created for the store but I realized that having a store that I have opened and operated by myself has turned into something that has occupied most of my time. With that said, I am thrilled to have written some to share with you.

I will start with number 10!!
Click on the name under picture to see the whole post.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Open House

I have been meaning to share some highlights of our Holiday Open House here at Dreamingincolor. You see it was not just any holiday open house, we were also celebrating our first year in business!!
This year was so wonderful! Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us.

Despite many obstacles, like my husband needing emergency surgery, I managed to get everything decorated for the holiday.  This year's, like last year's date, fell on Oaklands Museum Candlelight tour so our hours were 10am-8pm so the touring could extend to our house.

Our main area of the house was decorated elegantly with silver, turquoise, white and red.
The majestic deer adorned with glass beads became the center of attention. Though not for sale, people sure did try to buy them! Our tree had the most adorable vintage skates, mercury, french and turquoise ornaments.

Monday, December 8, 2014

King's Chapel Parade of Homes

 I had the opportunity to tour the King's Chapel Parade of Homes in Arrington, Tennessee last week at an event hosted by Forest Home Media. Several bloggers were invited for a tour and high tea to promote the event.
King's Chapel Parade of Homes is full of gorgeous homes decorated with Christmas charm.
All to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The event starts December 6, 2014- December 21, 2014. Tickets are $12, twelve and under are free. This is an event not to miss.

King's Chapel is a community built with 350 acres of dedicated green space.

I have to admit, I was in heaven. 

There were so many vignettes, holiday ideas, and designer influences all over the beautifully constructed homes by Drees Home Builders, Greg & Rains, Arnold Homes and Tennessee Valley Homes..

Each one had their own designs and personal touches. Each one had something that stood out.
It was sensory overload for this creative soul. You just have to see for yourself. Note: pictures do not do it justice.

So sit back because you are in for a treat. 

This was one of my favorite homes. Layered with fresh greens inside and out. This home was built by Drees Home Builders.