Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fall Retreat is Here!

Well, Labor Day is over, the kids are back in school, and it's time to start nesting!
We've brought in some wonderful items to decorate your home for Autumn.... rusty metals, vibrant leaves, glowing wood, and gleaming gold.

Our space at Faded Elegance is overloaded with more wonderful finds in a French mood, displayed as at a French Flea Market. Furniture piled high and nooks filled with laces, lights, candleabra, art, books, paper ephemera, and more.

Since the collage art is proving to be a favorite, I've created a few unusual pieces for you...vintage wood ironing boards! Painted and collaged, then sealed with clear lacquer, these are lovely functional art pieces that can also be used as a simple serving bar! (I saw that idea in a magazine recently. What a great way to serve wine on the patio on a warm autumn evening....) I take care to add great details to these - the dimensional trompe l'oeil effect is remarkable, making each antique paper look as if it is resting lightly on the surface.

I also collaged a couple of lampshades - note that the bottom shade is sitting on a candlestick, it is not a lamp. Shades are sold separately.

I discovered some fabulous 'stone' urns and a pedestal, very French and very lovely. Imagine them filled with tall grasses, and pumpkins mounded all around them on your front porch! These could be decorated for every season.

I have requests for more collaged tables... workin' on it!!! We are also working on some marvelous furniture & accessories in black for late September / October. You should see the chandeliers!!! ;0)