Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Faded Roses Slipcover and whats new...

 This is the time of year many of us want to spruce up our home
for the holidays~and these little chair slipcovers can really give 
a chair a whole new look for very little fabric and effort.
This old french chair needed a pick me up!
I decided to use Annie Sloan Faded Roses fabric
 from her European Fabric Collection
to create a cottage style easy slipcover. 
Its flirty and feminine and has a vintage French feeling.
I basically made a pattern to follow the shape of the cushion 
but made a 6" skirt by hand pleating it around the
 front of the cushion~underneath is the boxed part of the cushion.
 I give myself about twice as long as the area I want to cover
 with the ruffled skirt and then just fold it as 
I sew it along the edge of the cushion part.
 Annie Sloan Faded Roses is one of my favorites and 
I think it was perfect for this cane backed french chair
 that I use in my shop store at my check out desk.
If you are interested in Annie Sloan's fabrics you can purchase them
only through Annie Sloan stockists~so that would be me!
My online store carries this pattern here.
 I was in the Boston store over the weekend 
and did a little Christmas decorating~
I took a few pics for the online shop catalogue too.  
 This set of antique pool and billiards balls and rack 
was sold right away to a gal in Miami who read 
on my blog that I had picked up a set at auction. 
She hadn't even seen them yet~
so I sent her a few snaps and she loved the set.
 I have to admit they are pretty cool looking 
and look wonderful in the dough bowl!
 This old scale that is black and crusty will be listed in the online shop too.
 Its illegal to use it though...hah! Only for Family Use~~strange!
 These beautiful dog bookends have yet to sell so I will 
put them online too~some things you just can't figure
out why they don't sell...and these are one of them.
 Another lady sent me an email asking me to bring in my 
blue porcelain chandelier to Boston as she might like to buy it~
and sure enough she took it home with her last Sunday!
So don't be shy about asking me to shoot something into Boston or vice versa 
if its more convenient for you and you are serious about it.
 Justin finished up this French Bombe chest in Emporer's Silk with dark wax.
It is an updated look to a traditional French piece and perfect for the holidays.
 We have a lot of pops of red right now
in the shop conjuring up the feeling of Christmas!

 A big ole bench is on mark down at $289~solid oak church pew.
 My cousin Kate stopped in to see me Sunday  at our new shop. 
We have spent many many Thanksgivings together~
so many of our childhood Turkey days were spent eating 
at the kids table~!! She was one of 6 and I am one of
 5 so we had 11 kids and we always had a blast!
 Her dad was an athletic director of a private school 
and we used to use the gym after dinner and have volleyball games 
and play squash etc...it was always a treat getting together with them. 
I'll never forget the time one of her brothers (who will remain nameless)
spiked the ball over the net and hit Grampa right in the head 
and knocked him out of the game.
Oh yeah, we were a competitive bunch!
 So while you all are getting your dinner menus planned 
and polishing the silver I am stuck at the shop...ok,
well I will have half of Wednesday off so I  
can clear off my dining room table and set the table with 
my purple transferware and silver and this year 
I think I will use some of the blue opaline wine glasses~!
We will be open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday~
hope to see you in person or online at Maison Decor,
wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Hi Amy,
    I'm in love with this beautiful fabric and ooh those chair covers.
    Your entire shop is looking fabulous.


  2. Oh that chair is calling to me. Love it!! Is it for sale? What a perfect chair for a ladies dressing room....gorgeous, the store is looking fabulous and holiday ready.
    Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to you Amy!

  3. Hi Amy,
    Your shop looks fabulous!!! Such a fun place to shop:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. Love seeing all the updates, and LOVE the pops of red! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week!!

  5. Amy your shop has come along way! So many pretty new items! That chair fabric is beautiful! What a great makeover! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Your shop looks fantastic with all the Christmas touches. Of course I love the faded roses on the chair. Have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. Sigh, everything looks so lovely in your store!

    The reason it says "Not legal to use for trade" is probably because it's not calibrated for commercial grade. It's for kitchen and baking purposes. I guess commercial scales were more accurate, possibly?

    I said it before and I'll say it again, I wish I lived closer to your store!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Oh Amy the store looks gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving! Do you ship internationally as well? I live in Australia.

  9. Oh i am clutching my heart over that chair and that fabric... the shop looks great too! I can see the family resemblance in you and your cousin, ya'll have some amazing blue eyes and good looks!


  10. Amy that Emperors Red Bombe Chest is fab. How much? Also is your online shop ready, or did I miss it?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Giveaway from Scalamandre!

  11. Oh yeah check out that gorgeous chair and work from one talented lady! oh Amy you did an amazing job,love the fabric and adore the ruffle! i love to see your work!
    You all have amazing blue eyes and smiles and doesn't Boston look fabulous? x

  12. Karen the online shop is www.shopmaisondecor.com
    The chest is $185.

  13. One day I am going to get up to your shop, love seeing pictures of it, and all the cool "stuff". Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  14. HAPPY THANKSGIVING my friend!!!

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  15. Looking great! (The shop and you, of course!) Cannot wait to see it in person next month! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. Amy...your shop look more wonderful each day!...Love the way you beautifully transformed the chair...
    Loved the "gym" story...and I can definitely tell that you and your cousin are related!...you look alike!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!!!

  17. Amy you are so talented that skirt is adorable. Your store looks like it is ready for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  18. Ok....is there anything that you CAN'T do, Amy....?? That floral skirt is so adorable on that chair! Loving how your shop is looking for Christmas! It looks so warm and cozy! Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family, my friend!

    xoxo laurie



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