Mom's Day

Confession: I don't know that I've ever given mom anything for Mother's Day, aside from a Sunday School craft. Unless you count college graduation, since that is always held on Mother's Day at Meredith College. "Happy Mother's Day, I present to you a grown child who is no longer financially chained to you!" Yeah, no. That's not a gift.

She deserves something this year, for sure. And your mom does, too. 

Some of my faves from around the shop...

1. Local art from Jane Cheek and Jennifer Pino.

From Jane Cheek

From Jane Cheek

From Jennifer Pino.

From Jennifer Pino.

2. Wine things... like these travel wine glasses and candles in wine bottles.

3. Jewelry from The Painted Pearl.

4. Picture frames! Stick a fave photo of you & mom and call it a day. Or frame your childhood art. Or google "poem for mom," pick one, hit print, and done. Options, y'all! You have options.

5. Candle sticks. Pineapples and monkeys are very on trend right now. I've got the hook up...

6. Does mama collect blue and white? We have a few big ginger jars...

7. Or for a little something, how about colorful cocktail napkins? If you want to go the extra mile, a monogram always adds a little something special. But if not, they're still precious!

Don't like any of it? There is more in store. Come see! And to all the mamas, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Thank you for being great moms EVERY day!!! Love to you all!

Market Report

Hi friends! I ventured out to Market on Sunday. The goal wasn't to buy stuff (but I did), or to see people (but I did). I just wanted to see what's new.

Your chinoiserie and rattan and bamboo favorites are going nowhere, so that's good. Your natural materials are still going strong. Industrial touches started to show up a little bit more than I'd previously seen. And BLUSH PINK was everywhere. EVERYWHERE! 

It's velvet, y'all.

It's velvet, y'all.

When I moved in to my first house in 2004, I painted the walls a blush pink and I loved it. Thirteen years ahead of my time! I'm slow to warm up to trends sometimes, and this is one that... as much as I love pink... might take me a minute. I could absolutely commit to some blush pink when it's hiding in a grand piece of art, like this one that just walked in the shop from local fave Jennifer Pino.

Tide Pools, 36x36 acrylic, gouache and pencil on canvas $300

Tide Pools, 36x36 acrylic, gouache and pencil on canvas $300

Showhouse Sessions

Did you make it to the showhouses that were open for the last month? There were two... Hargett Place and Granville Drive. They were fully loaded with design inspiration! I enjoyed playing I Spy Things From The Shop... but also was happy happy to get a large dose of eye candy.

Let's start with Hargett...

The skyline sold it!

The skyline sold it!

And then Granville Drive... I felt like this home was significantly more over the top than Hargett Place. Too much of a good thing actually is pretty wonderful.

Blurry picture. I loved the black trim, did not love the bubbles.

Blurry picture. I loved the black trim, did not love the bubbles.

Could. Not. Stop. Touching the walls.

Could. Not. Stop. Touching the walls.

Granville Drive was three times the size of Hargett Place, so there was more to see... but BOTH were well worth the trip!!!

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet, We're Hunting...

Apartments.

And in this market, you have to sneak up on them like wabbits. I haven't put the house on the market yet, and I know that once it sells I still have 40ish days... but daydreaming is my secret power. I'm SO good at it. 

Like, it's a lucky thing I work for myself. A real boss would surely tell me to get back on task.

I know I want vintage. Something not new. Hardwoods. Charm. It's likely going to be tiny. It must be walkable. It must have enough wall space for great-so-and-so's handmade china cabinet. Since I'm not giving up housekeeping for life (well, who can really say?), I don't want to get rid of family pieces that mean a lot just because my square footage is getting cut in half.

For now, I know I'm getting a new sofa, preferably under 80" in length. I like these...

Although I am 3% hesitant to commit to the tuft.

Although I am 3% hesitant to commit to the tuft.

A few weeks ago, I found these paint by numbers. They came to the shop for a hot minute, and I swear I had every intention of selling them. Until I couldn't. And now they'll likely be coming home with me. The hint of coral sends me over the edge. I love me some coral. 

If you follow me on insta, you also know this lady is going somewhere. 

I'll keep a lot of the living room pieces, even if they go to other rooms...

The Ballard mirror (LOVE that thing and they still carry it), yellow bamboo shelf, the coveted slipper chairs, bamboo nesting tables, and bench/ottoman. And Violet. I'm keeping Violet.

The Ballard mirror (LOVE that thing and they still carry it), yellow bamboo shelf, the coveted slipper chairs, bamboo nesting tables, and bench/ottoman. And Violet. I'm keeping Violet.

I love my lady print.. snagged her in college for 50 cents and she's been a favorite ever since. I love my drip art that I made on a whim. The pillow was $5 on clearance at Target. And the little ottoman... pop that coral, yall! Again, not sure where it will go, but I think these items will make the move. 

The light was crazy weird the day I snapped this pic!

The light was crazy weird the day I snapped this pic!

It's coming together in my head... now to just practice some manifestation. Presto, change-o! Meanwhile, if you know of somebody looking for a darling little home, drop me a line!