Among the stacks of moving boxes and piles of "where should this live" I sit on the floor with a plate in my lap. I recently moved and I'm in desperate need of a dining room table. November's "The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest" Showstopping TOPS sponsored by "ETI Envirotex" came at the perfect time. Thanksgiving dinner picnic style was not an option I was willing to entertain.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving celebrations, the holidays officially feel like they are in full swing! As the gifting holidays are sneaking up fast I am first in line to get all of my gift shopping done early so that I can sit back and enjoy my time with family. To help you get to the state where the gifts are all wrapped and the stockings are hung the After Thanksgiving Sale has begun!
All Vintage Italian Treasures have been marked down and for an added holiday bonus if you email "Save Me 20" to firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you an additional $20 Off!
Recently back from Rome, Italy I have selected some treasure that would make perfect gifts! Check out all of the Italian Treasures available and find one that is perfect for the special people on your holiday list!
Whether the Holidays are a time you enjoy or a time that brings stress please remember to be kind to others and to smile the holidays are a time to celebrate!
I am truly thankful for this year and all of you who have participated on this journey!
After a 3 month adventure in Rome I am back with some special treasures! Having to be selective on the items traveling back to San Francisco with me was hard. There is a massive amount of amazing finds and sadly my suitcase was only so big. Rome has markets everyday, the contents ranging from touristy trinkets to vintage treasures. My favorite was the Porta Portese Market that took place every Sunday outside of my apartment and was a wonderful 1.5 miles of Italian goodies! Read More
I was a little under the weather this week so I kept the outdoor exploring to a minimum. I spent my time recuperating and thinking about how to make our new apartment feel like our home. As I sketched our new space I began to think about the improvements I made to our San Francisco home. As I didn't venture out much this week I thought I would share how I transformed a cheap metal blind into a custom roman shade. Read More
Another great week on the Road to Rome. We left "Sonni California" for the grey skies of Seattle and I am loving every minute of it! The countless antique stores, vintage shops and street fairs have produced so many goodies like this peachy bedazzled hat box! Read More
I love the transformative power of pillows, they are an excellent way to add personality to a space without too much of a financial or time commitment. If a drop dead gorgeous fabric has ever caught your eye but the price tag was out of the budget you can get away with buying a small yardage amount and creating a double sided pillow or for an even tighter budget a single sided pillow. A bold print might be out of your comfort zone but as a throw pillow you can bring those fun prints into your decor in small doses as a pop on your couch or bed.
I am going to show you step by step with photos how to sew a pillow cover with an invisible zipper closure. Having a zipper makes removing it for cleaning or swapping it out for a new one when you want a different decor look super convenient. I love to change out my daily pillows during the holidays! Sewing a zipper may seem scary but with a little patience and practice you will be sewing zippers like a pro in no time! I find my fabric at a local San Francisco shop but there are endless options online and for deals on pillow inserts head over to Wayfair.
Time to get crafty! I wanted a round mirror for the entryway but I am working with a small budget. I liked the look of a sunken mirror so I was on the hunt for a shallow item that could house the 14" beveled edge mirror I already had. I hit the thrift stores, garage sales and discount stores looking for something that would work, possibly a large cake pan. Read More
The Alameda Point Antique Faire is tomorrow, Sunday April 3rd! There will be 800 plus vendors and no shortage of treasures to be found. I am excited to bring all of my painted furniture and reupholstered pieces to the show. The weather is going to be beautiful and the crowds large. Having been on both sides of the antique faire I thought I would share some tips for an enjoyable day of treasure hunting. Read More
~ This post was sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are my own ~
Another great week at the workshop! My second time participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest and it has been just as exciting as the first! The sponsor for this month is the wonderful Fairfield World. They have pillow forms, upholstery foam, quilt batting and on top of all the supplies they have for projects they even have plenty of inspirational ideas to use those supplies!
The March theme "Mix & Match" was so much fun, I really enjoy playing around with patterns and prints! It was time to settle on a piece of furniture and head to my favorite fabric store. I wandered for about an hour before coming out with these three beautiful fabrics...and ten yards of other goodies. I love how they all have grey and gold tones, they work so well together! Read More
Happy Saturday Friends! I have been working non-stop lately to bring you lots of new projects! Today I will share one of my favorites! My apologies in advance for the lack of photos, I got so into the transformation I forgot to stop and capture the process. Read More
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