Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Around here...


Today when taking the pups out for their morning walk we were teased with a glimpse of Spring. Well, at least temperature-wise it felt like Spring. But if you look around the neighborhood there is still plenty of snow lying around, and every inch of ground is a soggy mess. Just like the rest of you, we are so so done with winter. 
But we're not looking for much…we're not asking for absolutely perfect weather. We just want lower heating bills and maybe the ability to go on some sunny afternoon walks. Because it's not like we've got the time to go galavanting through the meadows anyway. We've got about fifteen projects going at all times. All we're asking for is the possibility of opening a window in the studio. ha!

So, speaking of projects…remember those itty bitty cakes I painted last week? Well, I found a place for them inside this tiny tin toy fridge. Pretty perfect.


What is it with tiny things? I love 'em! 
Prior to the cakes I used to keep this tiny vintage box of Lido Cream Biscuits in the fridge.
Now I think I'm gonna start a new collection of these! I want ALL of the mini cookie packages. 
Side note: I had posted a pic of this box on Instagram, and my friend Jessica aka @dearestdeer, said that her brain instantly registered the name Lido as the baby-talk version of Little. That's pretty funny.


And while we are talking cute packaging…I was digging through boxes looking for things for our upcoming Instagram sale, and found this Bon Bon box I had forgotten all about. Geez, even this motif on the inside of the box is darling! 



We've been painting lots of signs over here. The orders came all at once. Most likely our customers are just like us and have big decorating plans for this new year. And how awesome is it that we're part of their new decor?! 
Above is a pic of Aaron applying some antique wash to a custom color EAT sign. That's another awesome thing...we love to customize signs to fit a specific color scheme. 


Seriously, there is so much wood in our house right now. A big batch of signs and diecuts just shipped, and a bunch more will go tomorrow and Friday. It feel so so good sending these pieces off to new homes! 


Our Cookies sign is one of our favorites. We've been on a cookie kick lately.


This pic is from a couple days ago. Right outside the window there was nearly 8 inches of fresh snow, and inside we were wrapping up ice cream cone diecuts! 


This is one of the many projects we've got going. Over the weekend we put the first coat of our new dark dark grey paint on one area of the living room. As much as we adore our aqua, we are so ready for a change and we're really excited to decorate around the new dark backdrop. Our vintagey pastels are going to pop against the dramatic, almost black walls.


We really only had time to paint one little area. So I've been using this freshly painted corner as my little test spot for all of our bits of decor. Right away I slid this table into the new dark corner, and seeing our tarnished silver, glass, and aqua mercury glass, against the antique black (yes, that's technically what the wall color is…antique black) just felt so right! We are hoping to have time to do some more painting soon. 

First we'll have to blast those big pink wall stripes with the electric sander so that they don't show through. It's not a fun job...but a necessary one. We have a long list of things we plan on tackling here at home...including refinishing our floors in the kitchen and dining area. Once we strip the floors we're going to coat them with a nearly black stain. I've been doing some late night pinning over on pinterest, trying to keep my ideas all in one place. 

Ok, I just wanted to pop in and share a little bit of our early-onset-Spring-fever. I bet many of you have got similar aspirations, and to-do lists a mile long. As the season progresses I hope to share some more projects in detail along the way. 
Thanks for reading!
xo, Jenny…and Aaron says hi!






12 comments:

  1. The new wall color is tops! I love the disembodied doll arm with the anchor tattoo too!!!

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    1. Hey!! Thanks bunches! We really wanted a dramatic change. We are pretty psyched! Who knows when we will get around to finishing the room…let's be honest. Not enough hours in the day. And isn't that doll arm too fun? It was a gift from a dear friend. She knows us well!! Love from Jersey! xo

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  2. I'm definitely going through a 'little things' phase. I'm loving a miniature mug of hot chocolate in my daughters doll collection, and the miniature camera. And I am making little things as well. The right time for it.

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    1. How can you not love minis? They are just such happy little things! I love the idea of a mini hot chocolate! :) Thanks for popping in and for taking the time to comment. xo

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  3. Loving the new wall color!!! Can't wait to see your art up against that!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Julie!! I know it could be a bit scary to go so dark… but I think it is going to be so fab with the candy colors! I have pink hair and have a 95% black wardrobe…ha! So it just feels right. XO

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  4. I can't wait to see how the paint color turns out! Also.. do they still sell Tasty Cake's in Jersey? :)

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    1. hi! Thanks so much! I promise we will share more pics of the room as soon as we can! Ohh about Tasty Cake… my first answer is yes. Pretty sure we have them still, but I'll check next time we go to the store. ha! :)

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  5. I'm so ready for spring too! Lucille and I can FINALLY go for long walks again (we both don't tolerate the cold well so we've been stuck inside for longer than what's healthy lol). I love those hand painted signs! Your signature pastels will look AMAZING on antique black :)

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    1. Geeeez we are so so over the cold and snow! Aaron and I are both very anti cold weather people. My mom was saying how it pretty much snows a little everyday up there in Wellsville. No thanks! ha! She says they feel as if they live in a snow globe. And thanks so so much for the kind words. We really love painting signs. So many ideas… so little time. ha! And as for the new wall color, or lack of… so so excited! We hope to have more time the weekend after this one. Love from Jersey!! xo

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  6. Ready to see you mix it up once again with a new color on the wall. Your projects are always spot on!

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    1. Heyyy friend!! Thanks so so much for cheering us on! Always so great seeing you here! We are super excited for the fresh look! We promise to share pics soon! XOXO

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