Monday, June 26, 2017

French Baker's Shelves

I recently moved the French baker's shelves to the parlor and reorganized the shelves. It is always fun to accessorize the shelves.

The top shelf holds a Hermes bust with one of my own NOLA Couture bow ties. He wears a vintage crown. A container from Kiss That Frog studio available at Hazelnut is filled with faux green hydrangeas. The framed oyster art is by a blogger friend Tery Hodges. Her etsy shop is Lure Coastal Designs.

The second shelf hold two sea urchin bowls by my favorite Alison Evans also available through Hazelnut on Magazine Street. A collection of turtle shells (one converted into a lamp) were all purchased through the Timothy De Clue Collection in Seattle. A Baies Diptyque candle always created just the perfect scent.

The third shelf holds a wooden box filled with heirloom silverware. An Ashley Longshore "Bottle Fed" tray corrals vintage apothecary jars from Shaun Smith Home. Another Kiss That Frog stag urn and vintage English oak bowl holding sunglasses sit on the shelf.

The lowest shelf holds a collection of coffee table books.

French Baker's Shelves, y'all!

Friday, June 23, 2017

So Happy for the Return of...

One of my all-time, favorite TV shows, Will and Grace, is returning to television on September 29.

My favorite was the always boozing and highly sarcastic Karen Walker.

Who else is excited and will be watching?

Will and Grace, y'all!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

#tbt {Southern Bird Oils}

The original post was posted 5 years ago, June 21, 2012 #tbt.

Enjoy the revisit.
As you know, I adore Southern bird oil paintings- egrets, herons, pelicans, spoon-billed birds. Just days ago, I scored a new one to add to my collection compliments of Chic Chateau.


Take a look at the colors of the Roseate Spoonbill. I love the pop of pink against the dark greenish-blue muddy background. The life-like nature of this bird really impresses me.
I hung my newest oil in the dining room above my French-inspired Wisteria shelving unit. It looks perfect!


I am slowly rearranging and preparing for an upcoming photo shoot. Have I said how much I heart summer?


From February 24, 2012:
As you know, I am in love with all things Southern as atested in my past blog post On Being Southern and my page My Southern Style.  A number of followers and friends of my blog have noticed the vivid oil paintings in many of my home pictures and have asked me to feature these oils in a future blog. Well, today is your lucky day. Today, I feature the beautiful Southern bird oils hanging in various rooms of my home.

After my mom’s stroke in Fall of 2009, I was going back and forth from NOLA to Thibodaux on a weekly basis. BFF DTW of Chic Chateau asked me if I would be interested in doing some work to help the store out with a client or two. I jumped at the chance since I’d been spending many days and nights in Thibodaux. I fell in love with the array of bird oils available in the shoppe. Much of my paychecks went to purchasing these magnificent oils. I am in love with my vast collection.
The oils are all handpainted by various artists. Many are commissioned by Chic Chateau.  They are all purchased from a Fine Art Co. that commissions artists to paint requested subject matter. Chic Chateau requests southern birds, landscapes, jazz, southern themes, etc. DTW has also sent photographs to be painted. A few years ago she also submitted a photo of Thibodaux’s own Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral and had several painted.
 Chic Chateau "hand" picks many oils at trade shows or from detailed photographs.
I hope you enjoy these lovely Southern bird oils as much as J & I do.

You can see many more Southern Bird oils and other selections by going to Chic Chateau's facebook page...
Simply click here: Chic Chateau's Facebook page

Bird oils, y’all! 
(You can never have too many.)

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