So, I finally finished . . .

You can take a look at my flicker page (right side of my blog) for clearer pictures, but I finally finished the re-do on my stairs.  I do really love it.  As I began placing things, it took on a different life than what I had originally intended, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I figured if it makes me smile when I walk in the door – it’s great! 

Top of the stairs

Top of the stairs

 

Bookshelf

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Close up

Close up

Close up of Shelf

Close up of Shelf

My favorite find

My favorite find

and on to the next project . . . . .
Just a blank canvas

Just a blank canvas

Michael’s Makeover

So I went to my local Michaels store and found these beautiful little nests encompassed in a cloche for $7.99 with 40% off and my brain just said – Ooooh, I can make this so much prettier and it will fit will my makeover project for my hallway display. 

So here is the original ~

 

 

Original

Original

 

And here is the new version ~

 

My version

My version

 

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I just painted the base with gesso, took off all the old flowers, added glass glitter around the top of the nest, paper pink roses and creamy white nosegays and voila!  A new piece for my makeover and a beautiful dream of spring!

 

What do you think?

So, getting ready to redecorate. . .

I thought it would be fun to take everyone thru my redecorating projects over the next few months.  I decided that it’s time to spend some time on my home and I’m inviting everyone else to join in.  The first project I’m going to tackle is my hallway closet that I’ve re-done to be a display case for my treasures that I’ve neglected for years.  I’ll begin posting before & after pictures shortly.  I welcome all your comments as I go thru this decorating process.  Wendy

Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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I’m baaaaaack. . . .

Finally checking back in as I was without a computer for about a week.  My hard drive crashed. . . whatever that means.  Fortunately, my husband and sons being quite the talented computer people were able to save almost everything!  YEAH! 

I’ve been adding products furiously to my website, http://BerryLane.com and also my one etsy store at http://CottageBubbles.etsy.com.  (Sorry for the shameless plug!)  I’ve yet to get to flickr or my other etsy store, but this choochoo’s going to keep on going!

Here’s a couple of pics showing what I’ve been working on.  Lots and lots of soap.  I’m having so much fun with the little cakes, but thought I should make some truly utilitarian ones also.  I love these soaps so much – the base I’m working with has no chemicals or drying agents like sls.  The roses soap is what I’m giving away with every purchase from my website for the month of October.  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you soon – Wendy

 

 

Published in: on September 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm  Comments (4)  
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Some pretty finds

 

 

On the way home from work, I stopped at a sale. . . I didn’t find much, but what I did find I’m just in LOVE with.  How pretty in this vintage handpainted and mirrored tissue box?  I also found a vintage roses apron, strawberry vintage tablecloth, some pretty little flowers and a set of sweet painted baskets.  I’m thinking I may keep the baskets for myself for Christmas.  So pretty with pink pointsettias, huh?

Talk to you soon ~ Wendy

Published in: on August 16, 2008 at 8:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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Ava Rose . . . . My new love

Ahhhh. . . . Ava Rose is my new love!  As most of you know 99% of what I make is created with vintage fabrics and barkcloths.  This is the 1st collection of new fabrics I’ve ever fallen in love with.  Tanya Whalen has created this gorgeous fabric for FreeSpirit and I just love it.  So far, I’ve only made these from two of the stunning colorways, but there’s more out there.  HELP!!!!!  I’m addicted!

Come see these new pieces being added to http://BerryLane.com  Right now, I’m offering free shipping and custom orders, as always, are welcome.

Love to all ~ Wendy

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 1:45 pm  Comments (2)  
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Good Saturday Morning to you all!  I’m up nice and early, the sun is shining and it’s actually above 30 degrees.  What else could you ask for?  Just wanted to do a short little post and tell you new items are being added at BerryLane.com daily now.  I’ve got a free shipping promotion until the end of March, so take a peek and see if there’s a treasure you can’t live without!!!

Also, this morning on http://www.Etsy.com you will find everything TULIP from the Cottage Style Street Team.  Just type in CSST in the search box and see beautiful tulips in every form.  If you’d like to leave us a post on our promotion thread, just go to forums, type CSST in the search box and join us.  Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Published in: on March 15, 2008 at 8:44 am  Comments (2)  
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