my best friend, nicole, was here for most of last week. if you only get to one thing about her it’s that she is task oriented. and i, being full of ideas, but seriously lacking in motivation, love it when we get together because she starts every day off with “what are we going to get done today?”
i have had this image of a canvas i saw months ago at world market that i really wanted to recreate. i showed her a pic and she said, “go get the canvases, i’ll watch the kids.” so off i went and we started right away! more details on the canvas tomorrow…
here’s what the entryway looked like before. not bad, but i wanted more…
and i definitely got “more”!
this is such a happy little spot! i love the mix of bright patterns and colors!
that’s the canvas i made, the embroidery hoop is fitted with anna maria horner’s drawing room fabric, and the be kind print is from the wheatfield. and i may or may not have 2 more prints coming from there right now.
these signs are from a little shop on del mar street in san clemente, our old town in south orange county. i so miss san clemente! not oc at all, but san clemente was so different. i miss being able to walk to the beach.
not only are the spines of these books beautiful, but these are some of my favorite books. the galvanized initial is form anthropologie, and the silver pedestal dish is thrifted and filled with store bought sand dollars.
i got the mirror years ago at a garage sale. the sale was at the home of an artist that was getting rid of all her old frames – i think i bought about 20 for about a buck each! the striped picture frame was a hand me down from a friend and the letters are from my sister (bought on portabello market when she was living in london). the dresser color is called french pale gold by behr (from home depot).