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.
Before
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. 
After
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!
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