Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Entertaining Spaces" And Yes... That Is Us On The Cover!

How many times have I shared with all of you how much I love and appreciate the fact that we are blessed with so many magazines originating in Birmingham? 
Well, just in case  you don't remember…I will tell you one more time! I love it!

As the opening paragraph of the article says, this home was designed with guests in mind! I love that! And I especially needed to read that tonight! I'm having a birthday party for my best friend tomorrow. There will be a couple of decorators here and many friends that I know and love. 
And yes,  I desire their approval.
 But guess what? It's not about me at all! 
It's all about the guests and how they feel about this birthday party!
They will only remember the way they were made to feel! And that was my favorite sentence in the article! It is oh, so, very, very true!
(and that is what I'm praying for!)

Once I saw this magazine and especially the cover…I knew in my heart that I wanted what I've always wanted…for people to feel more than welcome in my home! 

I love all of the pictures that were shared from the Horton's home and I'm so glad we got to atleast have a little part in this beautiful magazine shoot!

It seems that every room in this beautiful home had one objective in mind…make the guest feel welcomed!

When you are dealing with a fabulous designer like Richard Tubb you know you will never be let down…not for one minute! And please take a look at the post I did on Richard last June! It was one of my best I must say! You can see it HERE! 
It truly makes me want to start my "What If Wednesday Posts" all over again!

I was thrilled to see that this arrangement in our antique water jug made the cover of the magazine!

But even more than that…the fact that the home owner's collection of Mackenzie Child's was displayed on this fabulous island made my heart truly skip a beat!
 Sometimes I wonder if I was crazy to collect as much of this as I have and then my heart and mind were put at ease!
 If Richard Tubb can embrace it that's all I need to know! And when I use it along with my McCarty Pottery tomorrow for Sharon's party I will definitely think of this lovely home!

He truly has such a way of bringing everything into a perfect balance!
And I've always known that about him…I guess my biggest find this time was realizing that he desires the same things that I desire…making and inspiring a beautiful home as well as relaxing spaces for the homeowner..but even more than that, he desires to help you welcome your guests into your home without any reservations.

When you are relaxed in your own home and you desire to make others feel welcome…well,  it just shows. And you want people to leave with that feeling of being welcomed in. Almost like family! This home is living proof that it can be done and Richard Tubb was the designer that made it happen!

With windows that show the entire city's skyline…and materials like pecky cypress to evoke the warm feelings of a home well loved…

There just really isn't much more to say…

 "Come On In"!

"Let's sit awhile"!

"Just look at that view, would you?"

But in the end…don't you want your guests to feel like they are welcomed back? 
Any time, day or night?
 Or, as my husband always says, "Don't let the door knob hit you in the rear end!" 
Ok…I couldn't resist that one!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Southern Strokes Art Show 2014

 It's always a lot of fun when we have our art shows or our jewelry shows. Yes, it's a lot of work and it takes a lot of time and effort for the artists to come…but in the end it always pays off!

One of the highlights is seeing Alison Kynerd Thomas' beautiful floral creations as well! 
What a treat and they certainly add so much beauty to the shop! 

Lauren brought 6 new paintings and 3 small paintings. 
They are all wonderful and we are thrilled to have them in the shop now! 

Today I will be working on getting them on our website along with all of Melissa's paintings!

The two small church's have sold already but the hydrangeas are available! 

This painting above is a commission piece so it is no longer in the shop but there is another one that is similar if you are interested.

Alison's flowers were scattered throughout adding fun touches of color to otherwise bland spaces!

 We are loving all of the wonderful colors in the abstracts that Melissa brought yesterday!

We are especially loving her framed pieces. This is new for her and we think it is a fabulous touch!

Just look at these two gorgeous framed florals of Melissa's! Stunning!

The beautiful sunflowers were a sweet gift from Melissa!

 She re-stocked us on her lovely hand painted wine glasses as well! Wouldn't they be great on anyone's Easter Table?

As you can see, it was a big day! Lots of art, lots of beautiful flowers, lots of yummy food which I didn't photograph and we even got in a new shipment of Vignettes for our Sennod jewelry line! Just in time to showcase it along with the art! There are some fabulous pieces here!

 Love the vintage disc as well as the vintage locket!

 All of the stones that came are breathtaking!

This fun piece sold immediately…I knew it would!

 Michele's faberge eggs are always a huge hit!

 So, as you can see…yesterday was a big day at Mulberry Heights Antiques! Let us know if you see something you just can't live without! We ship all the time and are happy to do so! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! I am looking forward to it for sure! Time to rest up for the next big event!