Saturday, November 14, 2015

DIY Topiary

I love a great looking topiary-
different shapes, sizes, ivy, floral, real or faux

Obsessed is more like it-
But, have you seen the prices in department stores-

so I thought I'd show you how to make a quick but elegant topiary that can be used during the holiday season- best part, it can be displayed all year long because it doesn't scream "I'm a holiday decoration"

The base is always important- tall, short, what's your preference? I love 'em all- tall, squatty, fat or thin.

for this one, I found a beauty- tall and lean with a substantial weight- perfect for the center of my table

First thing I did was glue a square chunk of styrofoam to the top-

hot glue worked well.I decided this would be all kinds of greens- different textures is always more pleasing to the( this) eye!

I had tons of greenery in my stash so I cut off branches about 4 " long and began at the bottom, working my way up to the top.  I wanted this to be a ball shape since my base was tall.  Once I added enough greens, i kept spinning it to fill in any gaps so it would look full and lush from all sides.

A simple topiary that can be made in about 30 minutes-

Inexpensive but oozes with charm!

Visions of topiaries dance in my head-
I've made them for every season, every holiday or just because!

So, next time you are out thrifting in Goodwill or a department store, and you spy a sad looking and sickly base, remember with a bit of DIY, you can bring it back to life with some crafty love-

Take care, gotta fly-

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Decor- Grand Opening

The shop is spiffed up in its Sunday best and ready to go,
 the weeks of hard work and sweat equity is finally on display!

Remember the teaser pics-

Here's what it looks like now-

Introducing the vendors at the shop-
Handcrafted reclaimed pieces by Tim Sway, artist and master carpenter

Beautiful depression glass, milk glass, dishware and 
antique pieces by Barbara Maggelet

Hand painted candlesticks and wine bottles
with a Mackenzie-Childs look by Moie

Rejuvenated vintage furniture by Cat Dubail, owner of Decor.
Cat takes outdated furniture and breathes new life
 and modern flair into every piece.

Cozy and cuddly beanies, blankets, headbands and prayer shawls
by Donna of Beanies and Bows.

Gorgeous hand painted signs, furniture and custom work by Ellen of Belle Maison.

Dreamy French decor by Jessica Chauvot of
  De Beauchene and Co- Atelier be

Connecticut photographer, Debi Blume Melillo, captures the perfect look 
from architecture, nature, and still life scenes.  Many sizes available.

Humorous Holiday Ornaments, mirrors and 
pins by Kim of Belly Laugh Buttons.

Breathtaking watercolors by Connecticut artist, Mary Kay Knowles Raflowitz. Living on the water, Mary Kay creates a little piece of heaven for our own home. Her lovely watercolor prints are available in many sizes.

Vintage goods- memories of the past with Julianna May

Home Decor and jewelry from Bless My Nest.

Lots of fabulous consignments-

We are excited, beyond thrilled at what's been accomplished in 6 short weeks!

 Stop in on Nov 12th, 4-7 and 
enjoy a glass of the bubbly with us!

Take care, gotta fly-