A lovely vintage Pin Cushion Doll (shot in my office) SOLD
Life is shuffling along just fine post Curious Sofa. Since closing the store my home has suddenly become a photo studio with props, backgrounds and merchandise scattered about. If only I had the means to build that wonderful studio in my giant back yard! Although my home is small, it is the perfect palette to use for shooting images for all the new (and old!) product I am offering online.
Distressed Wooden Peacock Tray shot in my living room.
Most of the shooting is happening in my office which is painted a lovely medium grey color. It has a large picture window too offering tons of natural light and a smaller window with a crochet curtain.
A new Victorian Display Hand shot in my office.My tea stained bedroom wallpaper has worked perfectly for hanging pictures with the gauzy white window treatments.
An antique pair of Oval Prints shot in my bedroom.The living room is a soft creamy color with the infamous fireplace, lots of natural light and curtains that are a bit different with a subtle pattern.
In my living room an Antique Shaving Mirror.The dining room has become the holding area with my table covered with tools and props but it is also painted neutral with natural light.
I love the shape of this new Pendulum Clock.
I use the kitchen a lot because it is a painted a lighter grey with wooden counter tops and a lacy door panel.
In my sunny kitchen, a new Sunflower Watering Can.
And as crazy as it sounds, I just love the bleached out grey stairs to my screened in porch so they became the perfect backdrop for this wire dog.
Pearl is a bit miffed why her new friend won't play! Dachshund Topiary Form.That just about covers every kind of backdrop I might need, although now I am buying different tablecloths, surfaces and curtains to switch things out as needed. Now I know a little how Martha used to feel when every room in her home was being used for her magazine! (Does this mean a big write-off come next tax season? I think so!!)
Back in stock: Burlap Garland
Also, by popular demand I have added American Express and PayPal to our payment options. I am also keeping the Four Seasons categories and adding Fall and Christmas items as I find them so be sure and check there too.
New goods from market have started to appear and I am loving these items as well:
Remember my friend and local artist Lesa Dailey? We had her sell her originals in the store for a few events but now you can buy her new Easter designs here. Someone has finally discovered Lesa and I am thrilled to carry her line. No one does handcrafting like she can and every little feather, bow and collar have her special touch.
Queen Bird by Lesa Dailey
White Birdie Ornament by Lesa Dailey (Blue and Pink too!)
My other news is that I received a wonderful opportunity from Better Homes & Gardens magazine. I am producing a ten-page editorial for their Halloween Ideas issue! This came to me literally 48 hours after I closed the store and the contract was finalized this week. I don't want to give away too much but let me tell you, this is going to be one BEAUTIFUL Halloween spread. It is not gory or gothic or spooky and no it does not include Marie Antoinette with crows in her hair!! This is all I'll tell you: Alice will be getting curiouser and curiouser... tee hee.