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flower frogs – the kind that don’t go ‘ribbit’

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

My mom called me awhile ago and mentioned that I should do a post on all the different things you can do with flower frogs.  If you visit my site for design inspiration, then hopefully you know these aren’t the kind that go “ribbit” but instead are used in floral displays. Flower frogs are used at the bottom of vases or bowls to keep...

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road trip – what i bought

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

After a 3,000 km trip through three states and two provinces with stops in every antique, thrift and fabric store we came upon, it wasn’t too tough to fill up the truck with some vintage goodies.  Here are a few of the fabulous things I picked up on the way: Back row – The picnic basket is so lovely and in wonderful condition.  I gave the piece...

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my own la voliere pendant light

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015

I became obsessed with the series of La Voliere lights when I visited The Conran Shop in New York several years ago. I thought it was such a fun and whimsical piece and when I bought my home, I really, really wanted to splurge on one for my bedroom.  With so many other projects though, it just wasn’t in the budget so I decided to create something...

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eclectic design element – goose decoy

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014

I can’t believe I forgot to add an update that one of these sweet little geese now lives with me.  Before flying out to NYC a few weeks ago, my Mom and I made a return visit to Blue Jar Antique Mall in Edmonton (see post here).  I had been pretty smitten with these paper images and thought that if they were still there, that I would pull the trigger...

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adding a little art

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

I still need to add a shelf above my desk but it was looking so bare that I finally put up a couple of pieces of art to add some colour. I put up these great “Tree Ghosts” created by Leanna Isayew that I picked up at the Calgary Art Market last November. When I picked these up, Leanna provided me with the following description of these pieces:...

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paper blinds – i never thought i’d use them

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013

Ok, so I put up paper blinds and now I understand why people put them up and then never take them down again. How did this happen to me? After getting my windows replaced, I was left with a lot of beautiful windows but zero privacy.  This was a bit of a bigger issue in my kitchen, where I have floor to ceiling windows that face my neighbour’s house...

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