Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Love is Blue Sale Through Saturday the 20th of August

August is when I develop a yen for blue. I want to be surrounded by the ocean with all its moods and hues. That's why we've put everything blue on sale this week. 30% off of everything blue (even if just mostly), beachy (including our custom made Rachel Ashwell pillows in a beachy aqua blue) or bird-themed.

This sale includes blue painted furniture, paintings, textiles and seasonal decor!

I am loving how this white hutch looks with the blue chest.

For those who still love pink and white (or green) best, we have plenty of that, too. : )

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Books Books Books!

The back room of Dunhaven Place is bursting with boxes of used books that need to find a good home--so we are having a sale! Fifty cents for a hardback, 25 cents for a paperback. Now, I'm off to get them out where you can happily browse. Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Re-purposing Vintage Finds for the Way We Live Now

If you love light in the garden at night as much as I do, you most likely adore lanterns like I do, too. I'm drawn to them like a moth to fire and, these days, they are everywhere you look. Still, I'm not so crazy about the price so I'm always looking for ways to bring the romantic glow of candle-light into my environment--for less.

The other night I thought about all of the little mis-matched pieces of china left over from my tea cup garden project and, viola!, magical tiny porcelain lanterns appeared in my yard.

I am mesmerized by the soft glow of the light through the porcelain, a substance that is made to withstand hot temperatures which makes them entirely safe for votive candles. They are also safe to sit on most any surface.

Using beautiful items in ways they were not originally intended is a lovely way to bring vintage style into the modern world. In my home, a cake stand becomes the perfect place to display a small stack of linens, a table-cloth becomes a bedspread and a small vase becomes a pencil cup for my desk. So, it was with this thought in mind that I re-purposed a chandelier-style hanging votive into a posy vase.

Re-purpose, re-cycle, rescue and live with the things you love.