Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beauty and The Beast!!

Well I suppose it depends on whose perspective your looking from.......

In my eyes my Pugsie is such a beautiful sight!!! How can you not love him!!!!
But I suppose in some peoples eyes he would be considered more of an ugly beast!

But I love him regardless....

He is my beautiful baby!!!
Now another thing that can be considered either a beauty or a beast is my office/studio....

When I'm working on projects it does look like a beast not beautiful at all!!!!

But when its clean.........
Its a different story!!

Ive recently done some redecorating so I thought I would share with you the updates....

I wanted a canopy affect for the bed,

So I took two Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic lace curtain panels.... sewed them together at the ends...then took ribbon,

tied a bow around certain areas,

then just hooked it on a few nails strategically placed.

I pulled the lace panels to swag a bit.

I really love the affect..

In another house I did something similar and I used tiny grapevine wreaths to swag the fabric through.

I made these tea cup sconces I can light candles in them if I want.

I'm working on a few custom orders for these but will eventually have them available on my website

This vinyette is on the nightstand next to the bed......
I used the same Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic lace curtains on the windows but thought I needed a little more punch of color so I used pink curtains underneath the lace to make it pop a bit more.
Its still very soft though.
I love the 3 tiered glass shelf on the night stand.
I bought it while antiquing and it allows me to display more of my smalls very nicely, and make the most of the display space. Something I learned with my brick and mortar.
When your paying rent for a store you make the most of every square foot that you have.

I bought this clock in Connecticut at an antique mall. I had driven up there to go to this wonderful fabric store and took a little detour to this huge antique mall where I found some incredible treasures, this being one of the best!!!

In the softest pinks and blues my favorite color combo!!!

The Lamp shade I made,
I have had this lamp..... well my husband had this lamp from his single days,
I found it packed away and said where did you get this!!!!!!
He said 'that ugly thing!!!"
I said this isn't ugly I love this... anyway to make a long story short,
Ive been waiting to find the right lamp shade for it and finally decided to make one.......

I used this beautiful ribbon and flower garland that I purchased from Holly at then I wrapped it around adding more flowers and a vintage hankie embellished with vintage pearls and beads that I sell on my

I love the way it turned out and will do some more perhaps for my website.

This is another angle of the room,
its to the left of the bed.
do you recognize the mosaic mirror????
that was suppose to be in the bathroom redo but I ran out of room in there. so I am using it in here.
I collect fenton amongst other things.
Notice the figurine lamp I converted into a tea cup candle sconce.....
I can put a little tea light or votive in there. I will be making some of these for the website as well.

So that's it...

sometimes a beauty sometimes a beast but I love it regardless!

I will show you the other side of the room in a future post.

stay tuned....

same bat channel!!!




Shabby Kim said...

Your home is absolutely georgeous and I envy you for being able to live in such a beautiful and feminine home. I just love visiting your blog and seeing all of your beautiful collections. What a place of peace and serenity.


Connie said...

I have to laugh every time I see the "Beast"!! He really IS cute, ya know, chickee babe!

You've inspired me to do pretty lamp shades also. I have one scheduled to come up on my blog in a few days. It turned out soooooo girly-girl with frou frou and lace and roses! Drop by and see it in a few days, chick!! LOL

Smooches for the BEAST!!

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Your home is beautiful and your doggie is just a bundle of cuteness waiting to be held and petted and spoiled. :D

Anonymous said...

Well Chica, beauty is definitely in the eyes of the beholder and your pugsie is a beauty, in my eye's, and so is your home...but then you know I'm a big fan of yours and pugsie, can't wait for your new tea cup lamps there sooo pretty!!!

Alice W. said...

Pugsie is an adorable little beast...hehe!!!

Love your office/studio! Gorgeous! And I can't believe your husband had that lamp...what a great find!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I love your Pug - he's fantastic!

(Did you look at the very similar pug on that blog address?) Their tongues are the same!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets
your pug is so cute.
what a character.
and your studio is simply faboulous!!

Lori said...

Sandy, Awe your little pudgy guy is precious and such a ham for photos! I always melt away in your home photos! Love the bliss of a pink and white home! Lori

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Sandy....I just want to squeeze Mr. Chubs.

Is your creation station in your room too?.....mine is in my extended sitting area in the master.

I really need to stick to your advice and use every nook and cranny of my space at the antique store....I just do not make clutter look very pretty...the more I have~ the worse it seems to look.

I made a window treatment for my step daughters room(last weekend) and she loves it.

It is almost the weekend..YAY! Do you still have your brick and mortar store?


Hello Sandy,

Your "Beast" is really cute, how could you not adore him?

Great studio, lovely things to see.

Hoping you are feeling better and having a great day!

~ Gabriela ~

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Your pug cracks me up with every post. Loved the pics of your studio..simply fabulous.


Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Pugsie is just adorable! I love how your photos capture his personality. My Chloe would love to play with him.
Your home is gorgeous! I love the idea for the curtain draped behind the bed too... it gives it such a romantic look! said...

What a gracious studio you have to work in!

Andrea said...

Your lampshade turned out so cute...I'm just lovin' it! Your studio looks gorgeous...I see no beast there :o)

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN and frilly!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such dreamy and sweet images!

I am on post #99 so stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

Hey there Sanday gal!!
You know I just adore your little furry guy! He has sooo much cheekiness and character I think he is just gorgeous!! If I lived near you I think I would have to come for a visit and stash him out with me!!
Please give him a BIG sqeeze from mandii Down under!!

Fete et Fleur said...

Your little pudgy sweetie is adorable. Your right how could you not love him! Your home is precious. Your warm heart and hospitality shine through.


fridayfleamarket said...

I WISH my work area was so cute! Even when it's picked up and organized, it's not this darling. Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

Every nook and cranny is just bursting with pretty. How serene and yet alive. A wonderful room.

shabbygirlmosaics said...

OMG, your room is to die for! Simply gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...


You need to break away from all this redo stuff. I can't take anymore of the beauty! And I am sooooooo jealous.

I love every bit of it. I keep coming back and looking at the pictures over and over again.

There's a great contest on my blog, take a peak.

xo Cathy