Monday, January 31

Can I Blink and Have This Done?

Sarah Richardson is one of my favorite designers!
For one of her television projects, she gutted and redid an old farmhouse in Canada (HGTV series) and I think she is now living in the house with her family. Sarah is great at adding vintage lighting and furniture to her rooms, which fits right in with the work we do at Angel's Attic. Of course I cannot begin to match her remodeling budget or talents, but the minute I saw her master bathroom it became my inspiration for the redo of our main floor bathroom.
Our current bathroom has a big jetted tub, which is rarely used and we need another shower in the house.
We haven't started the project - still in the planning, budgeting stage and beginning to gather the main elements such as tile, fabric, paint. Sarah planned her bathroom around the drapery fabric. Sarah paid $130 a yard for her fabric. Husband says too expensive. I agree. Especially now that I've found something very similar to what she used for a much more affordable price.
Right now I am looking forward to our new bathroom. Not looking forward to the mess along the way. Stay tuned...
Here is the inspiration...

And here is the more down-to-earth designer fabric...

No room for both a shower and a clawfoot tub so there will be some modifications. Plus, we sold the old clawfoot tub that we found on the property - the deer were using it to drink from. Seriously.

Saturday, January 29

Faded Elegance or Too Far Gone...

That is the debate here at Angel's Attic. We just picked up this "beauty" today - Linda was instantly in love but Husband thinks it is too late for this one. How sad. So we bought it cheap, mainly for the weath of old mouldings and bric-a-brac (or so I told him). For our spring shows, we plan to create a tremaux mirror, which would be a great use for the antique dentil moulding. (But shhh, I'm still secretly hoping for a miracle and to bring this table back to life.)
Yes, it time to start designing and planning for shows in 2011, beginning in April. More on that to come very soon. And watch to see the fate of this wonderful old table - either revitalized or repurposed, it will be a gem.

Sunday, January 23

Winter Break

Hello, Spokane! Yes, it is back to winterness after our vacation to Disney World in Florida. It was a lovely week with Kristen's family (which includes our three granddaughters) and several days with our son and daughter-in-law who joined us from Atlanta. It really is true - Disney is a great place to create family memories. It was delicious to see the excitement and delight of the little girls when they first glimpsed Mickey Mouse or one of the princesses. Jon, Kristen, and I also soak in the creativeness that is Disney - from their architecture and landscaping, ride designs, to the amazing shop windows.
      It was hard to return to our regular lives and even harder to give up those breakfasts outside in the sunshine!

 Summer got her first haircut and set of Ears, complete with fairy dust.
 Lily Happiness!
 Lily with some special characters.
 Magic Kingdom

              Gabby in Kermit the Frog Ears
   Disney dining plan - yes, desserts like these for lunch! Our bad!