Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Frankenstein Cat Eye

I have been looking for gold cat eye frames for a looong time. While trying on my other new pair of glasses at the local glasses shop I was lamenting that fact, and the ingenius optician proceeded to dig out three boxes of vintage glasses parts. Creative people unite! We rummaged through the boxes and found two arms, the body, and the tips to create my dream pair of pearly and golden tones. I affectionately call them my Frankensteins. 
While putting the tips on the frame there was an accidental hole punched, so we filled it with a rhinestone. Nothing like covering up a mistake with a little sparkle!
Pssst! You may have noticed that the arms cross in a funny way. That's because they are actually two of the same side of arm! A little bending fixed that problem, and now the glasses have some (inconspicuous) quirk.
I'm so thankful for this fellow outside-the-box thinker! Ta-da!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Backyard Flea

Here are a few snapshots from the tail end of Tin Barn Market's 6th Annual Backyard Flea! Check out their page for the beauty of the beginning of the sale, loaded with stunningly merchandised pieces!
Tent of goodies
Topiaries and tree trunks
Sweetex tin
Wildflower chair
Embroidered seat
Garden retreat
Rustic wood and burlap and baskets
Garden party
Queen Anne
Buntings foreshadow fun! I'm looking forward to the 7th Annual!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


 I went to Montréal (again) and fell in love...with this restaurant. Mandy's. I've never been in a restaurant that is as close to an embodiment of my own personal style as this place, both in terms of stunning décor and gourmet allergy-friendly food which is incredibly rare! It's like the creators crawled inside my brain and lounged on a sofa in there for a while, soaking up the details. It was like walking into my Creatively Graceful Boutique design realized as a restaurant, with a dash of tropical paradise thrown in for originality. Can I just point out that pink and gold semicircular channel back banquet?!
Sewing machine table, picket fence, sunlit patio
Crisp black paned doors, topiaries, black and white stripe scalloped awnings
 Chippy turquoise door, greenery
 You can create your own salad! Delish choices! Well priced!
 Black and white checkerboard floor, ornate ticking stripe chair
 A ready-to-eat boutique section, complete with foodie décor items
Soaring ceilings, architectural fixtures
 Can I just get the whole place to go, pretty please?
A bar of pure cheer
Thonet chairs, gold globe pendants, cane stools
 Wildflowers, mason jars, marble bistro tables, gold flatware
Oh, it is! It IS!
I even stumbled upon a Mandy's truck dans le Vieux Port! A glossy pink beacon of bliss!
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