Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gypsy Curtains and Pretty Patchwork

I really love patchwork - I guess that's why I'm attracted to making Gypsy Curtains - patching together vintage scarves,,,

I named this pair "By The Time We Got To Woodstock" because there's a beautiful little purple scarf that's a 1969 calendar.

Some inspiring patchwork lovelies from Pinterest...

Save those scraps!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Best Costume For Today

Fall looks I'm loving - even though it's still in the 90's in Houston.  I can dream...

back in black...


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Room For Color

My daughter Andrea is a contestant in Apartment Therapy's "Room For Color" contest.  Her living room with it's vintage red velvet couch is full of flea market finds and lots of talent and imagination...

You can pop on over there and see all of the entries ( be sure and 'favorite' Andrea to help her along!)

Andrea and Storey Mae on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

We are family...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Vintage Tins

If you're like me and can't resist vintage tins, stop hoarding (me, again) and start using them around the house.  Some beautiful and practical ideas...

Now, where did I put all those old tins?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Magic Carpet Ride

Why don't you come with me on a magic carpet ride?

not a great carpet - obviously coach...

New Orleans people will get this one...

I had this outfit in the 70's...

Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Indian Goddess Curtains

I have SO many beautiful Indian saris I've started sewing them into curtain panels for my Etsy shop.

I'm naming them after Indian goddesses.  If you've ever seen Indian women in their amazing saris - especially going to weddings - you'll know that they really do look like goddesses!

Here's what I've completed so far...

Aren't they amazing fabrics?

Off to sew...


Thursday, August 28, 2014

World Market

Do you have a Cost Plus World Market near you?  We have one about 10 minutes away here in Houston - yay! - although you could always shop on-line...

Loving the "Desert Caravan" collection...

Beautiful and exotic without going all the way to India!

Off to shop...