Friday, April 25, 2014

White and Wood Antique Mall Display,

This past week I got to redo my favorite display area at Treasures North ...

Since I am definitely going through my white phase ... I decided there was nothing else that would be as much fun.

I love this yard stick shelf that Kole of Treasures fame, put together ... I thought it was perfect for my white and wood display!

Another clock, of course ...

... and if that is not enough white to suit you, stay tuned, because I am moving and redoing my white booth at Treasures South, and will be sharing all its fine whiteness some time next week.  I even got the new spot painted today too ... ah yes, what is it about white that is so satisfying? 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bountiful Blues and Ryan too!

Just wanted to wish my nephew Ryan a happy birthday and share a few pics of his birthday party since I got to help out a bit.  Above is the poster I made for him to use on his FB invites ...

 Of course if I am involved with a party of any kind there is going to be a pennant banner, here is my offering.
Because I was going to be out of town on the day of the party I had to delegate the making of the cake.  My daughter Ashley, who is actually the same age as Ryan, did the honors.  As a former cake decorator and Bakery manager, she was the obvious choice!

... and while I am attending Wicked in Boise with my daughter Brittany and her family, the party is pulsing in my home town, Bountiful, Utah ... would have been lovely to have attended both events ... wish someone could come up with a DVR for that.
Ryan is shown here with two of his smallest guests ... I adore this young man ... he is a brilliant religious and political theorist, and is always astounding me with his thought processes!!  I love you Ryan!

Ryan hired the Baker Street Blues Band to play at the party, which gave us the party theme ... Blue!  
 The Band gifts Ryan a tie dyed t-shirt so that he can match their outfits!

 ... loved this pic of the cake with the band behind!!  Thanks anonymous picture taker, nice staging.
... and here are a few of the gang who attended ... Looks like everyone had a blast!  Happy Birthday Ryan.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Better than Restoration Hardware!

 We had a lovely weekend in Idaho with the northern grands, celebrating Easter and attending a touring broadway company's rendition of my favorite play, Wicked... (Which was amazing of course)

On the way home we gave a ride to the relative of one of my daughter's Brittany's friends, who needed a ride from Boise to Salt Lake ...

Luckily for us, she is staying with a very talented brother-in-law, who was willing to share the renovations on his historic down town SLC home ....

It was amazingly and greenly renovated, with many repurposed items for a great industrial look.
 Love the corrugated steel as a shower surround ...

 and the factory caged lights above the sink.
 The entertainment is the unburied foundation stone, and historic cement.

The vintage typewriter shows of a back drop of 100 year old cement.

The table was purchased as a table, but they flipped the top over so they could use the unfinished side ...

The fridge has colored fiberglass sheeting attached with double sided tape ... such an awesome look!

 A European antique buffet and hutch were placed behind the bed as a head board.  Love it!!
 The floor of the master bedroom and the hall leading to it are made of bleacher boards that were planed down, and then screwed directly onto the cement basement floor.  They left small gaps between and use a vacuum to clean the floor ... its beautiful!  The entire house is nothing short of amazing.  I loved every inch, even though it is the antithesis of my own home,  I was charmed.