Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's up and it's GOOODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!

My Peacock is up on the wall and, if I must say so myself, I think it looks mighty good. I've clustered my only samplers together on one wall. Alongside peacock is a Sweetheart Tree mini-tree sampler and a Kingsland Learned Wife sampler. I'm wondering if I've broken any rules by grouping two "true" samplers (containing alphabets) with a band sampler?

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On the table below is a table runner I brought back from National in Louisville last year. It was hand woven in Perugia, Italy by expert weavers and in my favorite color none the less. When you touch it, you know it's special. Makes me a little sad that many of us here in the good ol' USA have accepted the sacrifice of quality for affordability and simply forgotten what quality even feels like. It just reinforces the idea of how special hand made things are and how proud those of us who create them should be.

Also on the table below is my recently acquired Whitman's tin (from eBay, shop VICTORIOUSLY) on the left and a box lid I've featured here on the right.

This little vignette will probably get switched around a couple of times before I'm totally satisfied with it (big shocker, right?), but the important thing is THE PEACOCK HAS LANDED!

Have a great three day weekend all! I'm off for an oil change (with stitching in tow).


  1. That looks beautiful, perfect frame. Congratulations!

  2. It looks lovely! All your hard work has really paid off. If I've learned one thing from the TANA ladies, it's that we get to make our own rules! I believe the items in your display compliment one another. Beautiful.

  3. Thank you for visitiong my blog and thanks for your kind words :)

    This sampler is so beautiful, and perfect as framed!!

  4. I think your grouping is gorgeous :) You've got a sampler wall! And your lamps are gorgeous too!