Saturday, September 12, 2015

Romantic Country 2015 Winter Issue

I was so excited when Fifi O'Neil contacted me to ask if I would send her a few photos of my home. I wasn't sure if she would actually want to photograph it. But when she called me and asked if May would be a good time for her and photographer Mark Lohman to come to Phoenix to do the photo shoot, I was over the moon!! They were so easy to work with and both are very funny. They have a great working relationship. They kept me laughing and pretty much at ease. Fifi being quite the animal lover had to visit with my dogs. Milo and Pee Wee. Tim and I purchase this house about six years ago and slowly started remodeling it to making it our own. First we built my studio and planted trees. Then started painting and remodeling the kitchen. Then painted the trim outside and added shutters. Then came the wood floors. I knew what I wanted and kept up the search until I found the gray hand hued hardwoods we had installed. Then it was on to the bathrooms. The small bathroom was simple new tile, new sink and re-glaze the existing shower. Then came the most recent remodel, the main bathroom!! I spent many hours on the outer shower curtain. It is all made with vintage lace and crochet. Then trying to find a vintage piece for the vanity. That was hard. None of the pieces I liked had any storage and that is a must in a small home. So Tim and I started looking at new vanities and finally found one that had the storage and style I wanted. But it was a dark wood and that didn't work for me! So Annie Sloan to the rescue! I painted and waxed it for a few days till I had the color just right! Then the tile hunt began, so many options!!!! Finally the right one was found. Then came the hunt for the carrera marble for the vanity top and back splash. Done, done and done!! And my coffee table made the cover!! This current issue includes several of my talented friends. "Melrose Vintage" owned by my friend Wendy Christensen here in Phoenix, Marla Wheeler and Gale Brisa of "Matilda's Mouse" in San Diego and Rita Reade "Mamma Bell Arte" and "Vintage Market Place at the Oaks" in Rainbow California. Fifi and Mark also photographed "Rust & Roses" the amazing store my friend Shelly Session owns. And my friend Karen Valentine's beautiful home in Scottsdale. They will be in a future issue. Thanks again to everyone at Romantic Country!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

I'm Sorry I haven't posted for a while.......

I was on the road visiting my sister and her family in New Mexico and Oklahoma. And then it was down to Texas to stay with my good friends Phyllis & Reggie. And "Junk" of course it was Antiques Weeks in Round Top Texas!!

This the view from Phyllis & Reggie's old farm house and these are the ladies that gave us fresh eggs everyday!!

Of course there is that yummy Texas Barbecue!!

Now that I'm back home I have started selling my clothing and jewelry creations at my friend 
Erin's Shop "Audrey's"
 Audrey's is located at 11649 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ