Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keeping the green

The most popular home decor trend for the upcoming year has to be the 2017 Pantone color called Greenery. It is popping up everywhere! This is a color trend that I am happy to see...a bright green color that adds a little cheerful pop to the sometime boring neutrals that have been so popular on the home d├ęcor scene. I have to admit that we have a green wall in our house that I had been thinking about updating to a more popular color over the years. I was having such a difficult time picking a color to replace it because this shade of green was so inviting and happy. Since bright green is making a comeback, I've made the decision to keep the green. Thanks Pantone for finally starting a color trend that we can all appreciate! Below are some of my favorite "Pantone Greenery" examples...

 Apartment Therapy

The Brushed Bureau

Monday, December 19, 2016

Upcycled Santa

If you are like me and waited to the last minute to decorate, you can still throw together some great holiday decorations without going out in the crowded shopping scene. These ideas can be put together with everyday items around the house...

 Coffee can planter (Refresh Living)

Paint chips for Christmas tree gift tags (HGTV)

Winter Scene Gum Ball Machine (Salvage Sister and Mister)

Sports tree skirt made from old pennants (HGTV)

Colorful wreath made from old Christmas cards (Craftsy)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What's in store for December....

I'm posting a few more items that I have for sale. I spent the morning at The Sleepy Poet restocking merchandise and straightening up my space (N-14 in the new expansion). It was a total wreck from the gets really busy during the holidays! You can find just about anything vintage at the store. I saw a customer today buying a very cool framed Star Wars poster from the 1970s. The one-of-a-kind unique gifts are plenty at "Sleepy" from nice antiques to crazy "white elephant" gag gifts! Come check us out...

Glass candy dishes with lids...could be filled with holiday treats or used for DIY terrariums (SOLD)

 Small wood foot stool with striped upholstery (SOLD)

 Vintage brass trivets (sold)

 Assortment of small brass containers (Update: sold)

Vintage brass lamp with bell shade (250W)

 Original impressionist landscape art (sold)

Bronze ceramic quails (sold)

Last but not least....crazy cat lady basket (SOLD)!
(this would make the perfect white elephant gift)

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Girls like a classic Christmas with a dash of glitter

Have you checked out The Girls with Glasses on TDN? I love their fresh style and hip decorating tips...especially their lastest show on holiday decorating. They added simple glitter wreaths to the front door, brought live miniature trees into the kitchen and even painted a cabinet bright red to showcase white pottery and ornaments. For more info on The Girls with Glasses, check out TDN.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Small table with big potential

This little vintage Duncan Phyphe Game Table has multiple possibilities.
It can be folded up for small spaces when not in use.

It can also be folded out and used as extra table seating in the dining room....
or it would be fabulous as a foyer table with a large vase of flowers....
or even a poker table in the man cave!

 It also has hidden compartment underneath to hide cards, game pieces, etc.

Check it out at The Brushed Bureau located in the Sleepy Poet.
(Update: This table is SOLD)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Art I heart at Etsy

I was recently searching for artful holiday cards on Etsy and stumbled upon some of the most beautiful artwork. Check out some of my favorite finds....
Love this print of the marsh with lovely pink sunset...there's something
very calming and majestic about this painting (Marendevineart)

One of my favorite artists, Janet Hill, painted this one. Her art is whimsical, elegant, narrative and just entertaining! This piece is called "Party in the other room". Check out more of her wonderful talent at JanetHillStudios.

This is one of the cards that I purchased to send out for the holidays. I adore this artwork from LupiArt (artist, Lucy Campbell). There is a wonderful mystical sense about her masterpieces!

This mother and son artist team creates the most gorgeous mosaics. Above is a Koi table top that is just fantastic. Check out more of their creations at Paradise Mosaics.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

What's in store for November...

As promised, I am posting new merchandise for sale at The Brushed Bureau (N-14) in The Sleepy Poet. I have a good variety of drinkware (vintage glass items) and brass items. Check it out below...

 Vintage gold trim wheat glasses (set of 7)

 Olive green hand-blown cordial glasses (set of 4)

 Oak turned leg sofa/entry table...solid and sturdy!(SOLD)

 Pair of brass candlesticks (SOLD)

 Large chalkboard with vintage hand painted French frame (sold)

 Glitter Pinecone Christmas ornaments (SOLD)

Glass pitcher (SOLD) with vintage cordial/dessert glasses. Teak serving tray.

Friday, November 11, 2016

She Sheds Unite

This has been a wild couple of weeks here in the U.S. A real rollercoaster ride...from the Chicago Cubs winning the world series to the crazy Presidential election. I have never experienced such highs and lows. And, since I cannot undo the election, it is back to everyday tasks for me. Hillary Clinton might not have won the election but never under estimate the power of a woman. Every woman deserves the right to voice her own opinion, make her own decisions and is entitled to every opportunity in the world. In honor of powerful women and the feminist movement, I am posting my favorite "she sheds" because we also deserve our own space.

 Better Homes and Gardens

 Architecture and Design

 Lowes Home Improvement

 Architecture and Design


Sunday, October 30, 2016

All set for the holidays

I've compiled a couple of unique table setting ideas for the holidays from Pinterest. I'm getting tired of the old orange pumpkin and burlap scene. Hopefully, you will find these different and inspiring....

Love this fresh Boho table setting from 100 Layer Cake. The green, teal, orange
and rust color combo would work well for a natural Thanksgiving table.

 This table setting was originally created for a wedding. I am digging the color contrast of white and deep greens and purples. It's simple and elegant and could be easily adapted for the holidays!

This is a more creative approach with using pumpkins from Poppy Talk.
I also love the charcoal plate with simple stripe napkin.

This table was done for a brunch but can easily be adapted for the holidays.
Fresh fruits and veggies from the farmers market is a favorite table setting of mine.
It's affordable and fresh change from flowers! This setting is from

On the World Market site, you can design your own table setting with their inventory.
They have a nice variety of patterns and colors!

For more table setting ideas, check out The Brushed Bureau's Pinterest page.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's in Store for October...

I've decided to do a monthly post for new items added to the store. I realize that I am just getting around to posting October pics when this month is almost over! Sorry for the procrastination... hopefully, I will get it together for November. But, I'm not making any promises!

 Clinique Cheron framed poster (SOLD)....perfect for the animal lover!

Small vintage folding chair. I was tempted to paint
this piece but loved the charm of the chippy finish.

Vintage mirror from the 70-80s...antique gold color

Mid-century gold white drinking glasses (set of 7).
Also, Mack Truck Bulldog figurine Limited Edition (SOLD)...
great gift for a Georgia Bulldog Fan!

 Collection of glass decanters, glasses, etc. Time to stock the bar cart for the holidays!

Asian bird prints with carved wood frames. I went to an estate sale where the previous owner had beautiful Asian collectible vintage pieces. I also have a few brass vases/planters, vintage paper fan, etc. that are currently for sale in my space.

Check out The Brushed Bureau located in Charlotte, NC at The Sleepy Poet (Space N-14)!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Anticipation on the island....

Check out this 90's home on St. Simon's Island in Georgia. It's the new site of the 2017 HGTV Dream Home which is currently being renovated. I love that HGTV is now buying existing properties and updating the structures instead of building new construction. Below is a preview of work in progress...

It features a pool in the backyard. Looks like great things are in store for this island house. I can't wait to see the big reveal in January. Stay tuned because I am planning on posting pics of the final product.

For more info, visit HGTV.