Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chalkboards in the home add a touch of nostalgia of years gone by

I was inspired to share some of these ideas with you when I saw a chalkboard post on

I remember as a child I always volunteered to "clap" the chalkboard erasers outside for the teachers.  Any reason to get fresh air (and leave the classroom).  We also always had a chalkboard in the kitchen where mom would write lists and message by the kitchen table, but our chalkboard was nothing like the ones I admire today in client's homes and magazines.  Here is a collection of chalkboard photos I found on the Internet. This is just a few of the photos.  To view more, CLICK HERE to see more on New England Fine Living.    I snuck in a few other chalkboard crafts as well.  At the end, there are a few tips from Benjamin Moore.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring has arrived at New England Fine Living

Spring has sprung at New England Fine Living and more is arriving almost daily!  In this photo of soft green, cream, white, and crystal, we are showcasing items from five of our vendors.

I will be posting more photos soon, but with the store going through such a large metamorphosis, it is a bit turned upside down right now (in other words.... Disheveled and I am not going to show you :-o  ) .

The Write Expression, of Topsfield, MA, is moving their invitation store into two of our rooms... my interior design studio is ever so slowly moving into one of the second floor rooms.... cruise wear and handbags, in a bright array of /Spring and Summer colors arrived this weekend... Yvonne has been busy working on the second issue of New England Finery Magazine and our consignors and vendors keep bringing in wonderful items.  Sometimes it feels more like Christmas than Spring to me.

Stay tuned!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Add a little crystal bling to your wedding or party

Do you love all that glitters?  I know I do, so I put together a page of crystal and glitter party ideas.  As I come across more pictures, I will add them to my web site, CLICK HERE to go to get inspired for all that glitters.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Photos of Rodeo Drive Stores and Displays

 I love going through my old picture files and finding photos that I took on previous trips.  Here are some photos that I took during one of my trips to California. These are from my stroll through Rodeo Drive in 2009.  I wish I made note of the stores shown, but getting to a planned destination was on my agenda at the time.

Oh yes.... CHANEL. black and white, my two favorite colors to wear.

 Isn't this a great display outside of a shop?