Art. Design. Inspiration. Life.


Lovely Lucite

Everything I love in one place. A distressed duck egg blue dresser,
mercury glass, candle, mirror...wait! Is that a lucite chair?
I love the smokey color.Image Source unknown.

I saw a lucite chair or also known as a ghost chair in a catalog the other day. It was in a nursery. Of course it was cute. Plastics are really not something I would think I could be into, but I do love these lovely examples below. Lucite is so fun! Maybe one of these will have a future with me someday...

Here's the history via Everything Simple...
Created by genius Philippe Starck, the ghost chair has turned out to be one of the most effective representations of American furniture art, showing a mix of both functionality and appearance. Due to their distinctive style, these ghost chairs have been widely regarded for their magnificence and elegance, having a remarkable amount of success ever since they were initially launched in the year 2002.

College drop-out and an Artist, Philippe Starck, initially started designing certain chair furnishings with round-cornered backs. This chair furniture line gained a lot of recognition and high-rating reviews. His masterpiece was acknowledged for its bold utilization of a single molded polycarbonate injection course, and not to mention his distinctive use of opaque or translucent colors. As Starck advanced as an artist, his creations evolved and improved as we, and he soon started creating a brand new line of polycarbonate acrylic chairs, otherwise known as ghost chairs.

A ghost chair is distinct due to its mixture of both creativity and sturdiness. The chairs are durable, stackable, and are great for both outdoor and indoor use, making them a terrific choice for nearly any kind of occasion and event. Apart from this versatility, they also express the designs of a true artist. Their rounded seats and medallion backs show the illusion of a contemporary baroque style. Actually, just a quick glance at one of these great furnishings may have your visitors wondering where they could buy such seats.

Ghost chairs are obtainable in a range of styles and hues. Elongated backrests, armless, and armrests are only a few of the style options. The most well-liked style and hue seems to be the translucent ones; nonetheless, they are also made available in a lot more colors equivalent to smoke grey, pale blue and shiny white. The translucent look definitely provides such chairs a ghostly and relaxing feel.

I like this style with the classic cane look. Image via Room Service Home.

Many Colors to choose from.

Classic Ghost Chair. Images from All Modern.


Perfect Ice Cream Day...

Today was a PERFECT ice cream day. My Mom and Dad are here and we took him out to get a cone. He ate the whole thing! The sweet baby had been sick for several days and now he is finally getting back to his old ways. Busy boy...



I am interested in hearing responses from people who have purchased Annie Sloan Paint? Did you love it? Ease of use? Was it worth the money and would you purchase it again?

It looks beautiful!

Paris Gray with wax by Annie Sloan Paint
Furniture and image by Miss Mustard Seed .

Duck Egg Blue French Bed
Duck Egg Blue and Old White
Image via Annie Sloan.

Louis Blue and Old White.
Furniture and image by Miss Mustard Seed .

Aubusson and Old White.
Furniture and image by Miss Mustard Seed .


Beach Thoughts...

I am ready for our trip to the Isle of Palms and I am in a beachy state of mind. Here are a few things to start of the week that are beachy and fun!
Good Beach Read. Take it EVERY time to the beach per my Mom
because you find something everytime you read it
that applies to the stageof life you are in.

Vintage Japanese Fishing Floats...I would love to find
some of these for my porch. Just like bubbles...

Pottery Barn sells them of course,
but they are sold out of the small one. :(

Shell clip art from The Graphics Fairy.
Click on the previous link for high res copy.

A nice summer dress from J. Crew.

A preppy beach tote for all the beach reads.
Tote from

And most importantly, a little beach bum.

And a little bit of sand!
Image from our honeymoon in Aruba.


Gettin' Crafty: Jones Design Company

This week has been a little busy with my sister graduating from nursing school and all of the fun activities associated with that, so I am a little behind with posting a fun Friday craft. Here is my favorite this week to put into the files. If I would have had the time I would have made one for my sister's pinning ceremony, but I got her a nice rosebush to remember her ceremony.

Jones Design Company is one of my favorite blogs. She is a great designer and always is doing something fun and inspirational. Check out her blog, here. She had a fun Flower week this past week and I can't wait to start working on some. I wanted to pass them along to you. Go check these out and the Jones Design Company Blog. She also has a wonderful font section to check out as well on her home page. Oh how I love letters and numbers!

Button Flowers Tutorial, click here.

Rolled Fabric Flower Tutorial, click here.

rolled flowers
Rolled Paper Flowers Tutorial, here.


Made: Collage on Galvanized Bucket

Need a simple Mother's Day gift? I made this for Easter for my Mom, but it can sit out all year.


Metal Bucket, any size you want.
Paint (optional)
Image printed on cardstock
Wreath Image from Graphics Fairy on cardstock
Modge Podge
Brush for Modge Podge

I had a really bright yellow bucket. I toned the yellow done with white paint and let it dry. I adhered the wreath image to the photo after trimming everything down to the way I liked it. Modge Podge image. That is what makes it durable. After drying, Modge Podge image to bucket.

Linking up to Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy. Check out all the cool ideas here.

Also, linked up to Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special, here.
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
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