Monday, January 24, 2011

Spreading the words.

I am loving this new inspirational line of journals and canvas art that I just started selling in the store. I believe the right quote can change your energy. A couple of years ago, I started collecting my favorite quotes and have strategically placed them throughout my home. I rarely have a bad day because when I come home those positive words just seem to shout out at me which always seems to make me stop, think and change my mood. So, spread the WORDS!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where in the world is Laurie Smith?

I was intrigued by an recent article titled "Trading Spaces: Where are they now?". Years ago, I became addicted to the Trading Spaces TV show. I could not wait to tune in to see what outrageous design "surprise" was awaiting the homeowner. At the time, there was nothing like it on TV and the quirky personalities of the designers were just so very entertaining. One particular designer named Laurie Hickson-Smith was my favorite because I could relate to her clean modern design style with warm southern touches. So, I did a little research on her and I found out that she is still designing. She has also published a book entitled: Discovering Home with Laurie Smith where she showcases her gorgeous mid-century home. Proof that she has not lost her talent!

article: Apartment Therapy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Make this dream a reality!

HGTV has unveiled their 2011 Dream Home which is located in Stowe, Vermont. It's a beautiful 3000 sq. ft. mountain home with gorgeous views of Mt. Mansfield. This home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms which includes a ski lodge room that sleeps eight. It also has a gourmet kitchen and two family living room areas with large picture windows. And, as if that weren't enough, the winner of this Dream Home also receives a new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000. You can enter to win at:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Painted vintage.

Just wanted to do a quick post to show off the latest addition to The Brushed Bureau. This piece is a vintage 3-drawer dresser distressed and painted in a light blush paint color with beautiful glass knobs. I'm not positive on the age of this piece but I would guess it is from the 1930s or 40s. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Selling out.

Blacklion's Red Tag Sale is now in progress. This sale only happens twice a year...right around market time so we merchants can sell out the old to make room for new spring merchandise. All holiday items are 50% off too! I've included few pics of sale items located in my spaces (360 & 370). This sale will end on Sunday, Jan. 23rd so hurry in and look for the red tags!