Monday, December 29, 2014

Awesome Aubusson

I wanted to do something a little different with this French Provincial side chest so I decided to paint it this lovely color called Aubusson by Annie Sloan. I decided to heavily distress this one to allow the oak finish to peek through. Then, I added dark wax for the finishing touch. I am in love with how it turned out! If I had a place in my house, I would definitely keep it. However, I just can't keep every piece so this one is currently for sale in the Blacklion (space 370). May it go to a good home!

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's on sale!

Since working in retail, I have noticed that some of the busiest shopping days are after Christmas with most shops discounting holiday decor. The Brushed Bureau is now offering 25% off all Christmas. The Red Tag Sale and 50% off will start on December 26. However, I will start marking a few furniture items down on Monday so drop by the store if you are interested in any furniture items. Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Viva la France!

I had to be French in a past life! Crystal chandeliers, velvet upholstery, gilded mirrors and rustic french interiors always grab my attention. Some of my favorite interiors that are timeless in my opinion.....

 Suzanne Sommer's California Home

 Annie Brahler

Annie Brahler

French Country Living

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Getting into the spirit

I know I have been a slacker lately with new postings. So, here's a retail update... the Blacklion (Park Rd.) store is really decked out with holiday decor! The store is on Christmas OVERLOAD with all kinds of gifts, ornaments and Saturday Santa appearances (free Santa pics too!). If you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit, then stop by the store. It is impossible not to be humming a Christmas carol when shopping at the Blacklion!

On another note,  if you need a hostess gift, I have some pretty awesome trinkets for the "hostess with the mostess". Check out a few of my favorites below...

Pinecone votives that can be used all year long. Looks like the real thing too!

Tea towels by illustrator, Kate Brennen Hall. This is my favorite hostess gift!

Mercury glass pedestal dish that can be utilized as a candle holder or small candy dish.
Can't go wrong with mercury glass!