Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter and Shopping my Shop for a bit of Rococo Glam

Note: New Shop Days/Hours effective 4/19/14
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Open Tues-Fri 10-4, Sat 11-4
 Its not that often that I buy things at auction or at market
 with my own house in mind. However the past month
 I have had some luck picking up a few things that I just fell in love with. 
 I found a set of beautiful vintage crystal wine glasses 
with gilt embossed rims in almost perfect condition.
I also am a sucker for old beautiful mirrors and
 this one first went to our shop for a couple of weeks.....
and then after I got the gilt wine glasses one thing
 led to another and yesterday I asked Justin to
 put it in the back of my car so I could try it out.
So off the shop wall it came~sometimes I have things in my shop
 that I wonder why they don't sell the second I hang them up! 
And this mirror was one of them.  Isn't it fabulous? 
 I guess I am glad no one bought it, because I think it is going
 to stay on my dining room wall.  Every once in a while 
its nice to replace something in your home for a lift or
 a bit of a style update.  Last week had me hanging artwork 
from our shop for a customer's living room.  
 Anna's home is monochromatic and bit transitional in style.
  These historical artworks from Uttermost at our shop
 have antique silver leaf frames
 and are incredibly sophisticated and beautiful, 
changing with the natural light as the day progresses.  
 I paired her artwork with some accents from HomeGoods, 
like these frames that are reminiscent of vintage Florentine pieces.
 A big mercury glass lamp repeats the
 subtle shimmer and shine in this vignette.  
 Anna's living room has warm and cool tones mixed 
together with transitional style patterns in pillows and carpeting.
The day after I was at Anna's home, I prepared a private workshop for a very
special blog friend who was making a trip to visit our Reading shop!
She has been so supportive and is one of the most kind and generous bloggers
and ladies out there.  Tina, from The Enchanted Home blog was my VIP guest, and 
we had a ball creating some beautiful finishes using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.
 It was the first time Tina used Chalk Paint® and as we painted 
we chatted about our blogs and our businesses and 
being moms and all that good stuff.  
Our samples were simply beautiful, 
much akin to the Habersham cabinetry rustic luxe look. 
Then Tina was off~and another day in Maison Decor land had passed.
With Easter headed my way, I drifted back in thoughts to my own home decor.
 The mirror was one change I wanted to try,
 and after hanging it up I loved it!!
It brings out the gold metal in the antique blue opaline fixtures. 
I have other things I am working on too...
but those will have to wait to be shared.
 Do you find it hard to see something in a store and 
visualize it in your home?  I know
a lot of people do, and to be honest, I had kind of stopped decorating 
my own house for the past two years since I opened my shop. 
 But now I am bit by the bug again and have all these ideas for 
my own home decorating, which I will be sharing right here of course.
Ever since I got the gilt wine glasses I have been treating myself.  
There is something very luxurious about sipping wine
 from these thin crystal glasses. 
 Enjoying the little things in life is kind of nice. 
 Hope you all have a nice Easter or had a nice Passover.  
Justin and Madison are making an Easter Brunch for our family~
so we are looking forward to that! 
Big news is on the horizon, 
and I will be back next week with that and more!

Note: Parts of this blog is sponsored by HomeGoods as part of our Pinterest Happy by Design board, however all opinions are my own. Have you checked out the board? Incredible tips and decorating ideas using items from HomeGoods by 14 national designers, including me!


  1. The mirror is gorgeous, Amy. I just finished the bed and it is also gilded Rococo style. I am so in love with EFEX appliques!!

  2. Oh, Amy that mirror is a beauty and I don't blame you for keeping it.

  3. Beautiful post, as always, Amy. That mirror is a gorgeous piece and I wouldn't want to part with it either! Love your style, Amy. I can't wait to hear your news. Your son and his girl are SOOOO cute!!!! xo Diana

  4. Awhhh thanks for that kind a VIP? I will take it!
    I had such fun and will be chatting about it later this week on my blog. I have all kinds of projects I now want to your design work, you are good! I loved seeing your beautiful Easter setup too...and that pic of your son and gf is!!

  5. I like that mirror in your dining room. I bet one of the perks to having your own store is you can pretty up your own home with stuff from it often.

  6. That's a great mirror. How old do you think it is? I'll look forward to seeing what you will be doing to the house. Love that photo of Justin and Madison. Love what you did for your client using Homegoods stuff!


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