Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vintage Charm in Nana's Attic

We just received a new shipment of bedding from Pine Cone Hill that is sure to make you swoon! The collection, called Nana's Attic, combines "old world sensibility and new world chic." Vintage florals pair beautifully with modern colors and textures. We especially love the Candlewick pillow shams in Curry (yellow) and Paprika (orange.)

This cute chest of drawers got a makeover with Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT™ in Paris Grey. We kept it simple with just a coat of clear wax on top. Sometimes less really is more!

We're very excited to introduce you to artist Rita Ann "Rann" Woodward. Based out of Clarksville, Rann uses vintage fabric and paper to create a mixed media look with a touch of whimsy. Her artwork ranges from muted and classic... 

to bright and bold! The interest in this piece comes not only from the mix of colors but the texture used everywhere from the handlebars to the little bird nestled on top of the bicycle basket. The thought Rann puts in her work is apparent on every inch of her canvas!

Finally, we want to let you know that we are already preparing for Christmas! Christmas Village, that is. Christmas Village is Nashville's premier consumer show. It is a philanthropic project of Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club that draws more than 25,000 shoppers each year. We are proud to be one of more than 250 merchants participating this year. We are also very excited to be showcasing many NEW items, including collections that will only be available at Christmas Village. Art lovers will be especially excited at what they find when they attend the show! 

Christmas Village will take place on the following dates:

November 9, 2012  Fri 9:00am-900pm
November 10, 2012 Sat 9:00am-6:00pm
November 11, 2012 Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm 

General admission tickets are $10 and can be bought online. More information can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Barn Makeover

We're not sure exactly what to call this building, which sits just a few yards down from C'est Moi. But Tawnya has always had a little barn envy, so...

we gave her a makeover! We'll be focusing our energy on the inside in the coming weeks and months, but today it's all about the outside. We painted her in CHALK PAINT™ in Primer Red, to mimic the look of many of the old barns you see throughout Tennessee. Suggestions for "official" names are welcome. :)

Speaking of makeovers, take a look at this fabulous display of Kellie Montana's artistic talent. The dresser is painted in CHALK PAINT™ in Country Grey, with the trim and hardware in Chateau Grey. Kellie then used various colors of CHALK PAINT™ to create this whimsical birds and branches theme. We love it!

While Kellie went to work on her masterpiece, we watched several customers work on theirs during one of our workshops. Here they used blow dryers as part of a crackling technique. Ask about our workshop schedule the next time you're in the shop; there is always plenty to learn when it comes to using Annie Sloan ™ CHALK PAINT!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pure Sanctuary and Some Very Seductive Interiors

Today we have a smorgasbord of our favorite things. First up we have Pure Sanctuary's newest charms! These Regal Crest necklaces featuring brass initials lend an old world quality to modern jewelry design. Hand cast in their Los Angelas studio, Pure Sanctuary "makes sure each piece is made with the Love and Care needed to last through Generations."

Anyone who follows Tawnya's facebook page knows how excited we are about this book! Sera Hersham-Loftus is a London-based interior designer whose clients include Mick Jagger's daughter, Lizzie, and Courtney Love. She describes herself as a "makeup artist for interiors" and says her style is "Rock n Roll meets Victorian Goth." We definitely agree; it's far from pure and simple shabby chic design. She mixes elements like dark, rich velvet with lacy florals...and it works. We encourage you to come take a peek at Seductive Interiors. You won't be able to put it down!

These bride and groom collections from Murfreesboro artist Phyllis Reed have been selling out like hotcakes! She uses CHALK PAINT™ to create her pieces on top of old cabinet doors or boards. Phyllis also takes custom orders, so she can make the bride and groom resemble the "real deal," whether the bride is a brunette...

or blonde! Her custom orders come in different sizes as well. Be sure to look around for Phyllis' work the next time you come in!