Monday, January 31, 2011

Sheryl's home by the beach

I have always loved that beach cottage style mixed in with the french cottage decor. My friend Sheryl's home is just that! It is decorated with beautiful furniture and accessories in reds, yellows, blues and whites. She displays her seaglass and seashells that her children has collected at the beach during the summer throughout her house. While her kitchen evokes the feeling of cozyness with a beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace to warm up by on those cold winter days (especially this year in New York!). The livingroom has an elegant french country parlor feel and the diningroom looks like it should be in pottery barn showroom (which I love!). Today I only have time to post some areas of her home, I will post the rest of her house in the next day or so. I hope you enjoy these photos! Please let me know.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I have been waiting to do this project for so long, I finally got around to it! I started with a wood shelf, painted it in a blue then painted off-white over the blue. See below for the completed shelf. Please let me know what you think.

I handpainted the seashells and the seafan. Stencils or decoupage will also work beautifully.

Lastly, I sanded the areas of the shelf to bring out a little bit of the blue underneath and glazed it with a burnt umber to slightly distress.
You can see more photos of this shelf in my etsy shop @

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Letting go!

This is my beautiful french antique curio cabinet I added to my etsy shop today. I had this cabinet for 10 years and now I must part with it because of my style change and also trying to de-clutter. It was always the conversation piece in my livingroom. I know who ever gets it will really enjoy it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Start of a new week!

I hope everyone had a good weekend! It has been miserably cold here in New York, I just can't wait for the warmer weather. Besides being cold this weekend, Sunday was a big disappointment to my husband and his friends because the Jets lost and they will not be making it into the super bowl. I personally have no idea about football, I just enjoy the football get together at my house with our friends. Now Monday is here and I have to get cracking on my projects that I can put in my etsy shop and postings on my blog! Hopefully it will be a productive week.

Livingroom nook in light blue and white

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thank you John!

Thank you to my dear friend John, who is always there to help me with my deficiencies when it comes to navigating through the web and helping me with all the computer jargon. It can be really complicated, especially when you are computer illiterate! On that note, please bear with me while I get this blog rolling. Hopefully it will be place you will want to re-visit.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Simple fresh flower bouquet

I wanted fresh flower bouquet for my daughter's communion and didn't have the time to order a bouquet from the florist. I bought fresh flowers (peonies) at my local supermarket the day before my daughter's communion, cut the stems to the desired lenght and wrapped the stems in floral tape. Kept it in the refridgerator till the next day. The bouquet was so simple to make and so very pretty!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Seashell swag

I just love working with seashells, there are so many ways they can be used. They are naturally beautiful!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


This is an original handpainting done on canvas with acrylic paints. You can see this and other home decor on

Seashell picture frame

This is a beautiful picture frame encrusted with pearlized seashells and mother of pearl shell pieces.

Happy New Year!

A new year is here!  It's time for a fresh start and I am looking forward to being creative and have new challenges. - Widget 1


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