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Border Collie Painting WON 1st Place in Daily Paintworks, January 2014 Contest!

This painting of a Border Collie was my first painting of 2014.  (To bid on this painting, click here.)

Early in January, my friend Amelie De Gaulle posted a photo of her dog, Yorma, on FaceBook.  Amelie rescued …

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My Favorite Window Treatment & Bedding Projects January-June 2013

2013 held many new adventures in window treatments and bedding.  Listed below are my favorite treatments January – June of 2013.  (July – December 2013 will follow).  I love getting comments, so leave one below!   Enjoy!

JANUARY 2013:

Christine …

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Pencil-Pleated Silk Gingham Vanity Skirt: Couture Drapery Techniques

We’ve all seen Pencil Pleated Curtains, right?  You sew the pencil-tape onto the back of the curtain, draw the strings and Voila, Pencil Pleated Curtains!  I love the look!

We so enjoy working with designer Carolyn Campbell of Carolyn Campbell

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Making Garden Cement Ornaments MOSSY

Weekends are made for fun and relaxation and projects!  I bought these vintage cement garden balls from Town’s End General Store on Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee with the thought of making them mossy.  My dad found the moss on
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White Linen Shaped Cornices and Curtains/Draperies

Today we installed white linen draperies, lined and interlined, under shaped cornices using the same white linen fabric.  The nailheads are hammered shiny brass, 7/8″.

Designer Lori Paranjape of Redo Home and Design drew out the shape that she wanted …

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July 4th: Red White and Blue Inspiration

 

Nothing beats vintage pillows for a touch of whimsey.  I would love this vintage one of a kind flag inspired pillow, found at Second Shout Out for only $435, 30 x 17″.

 

I’m trying to decide what to …

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Curtain Length: Puddle, Break, Just Touching or Off of the Floor?

Clients often ask me “what’s the normal curtain or drapery length?”  We’ve all seen the extremes from too short vs massive puddle.

Puddles, in the right environment and at the correct window, make a dramatic, formal statement.  This is a …

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