by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant This is not about having multiple Christmas Trees, even though I am one of those people. I won’t get into how many trees, but there are a few. I have one that has only Santa ornaments. Why? It is best to start from the beginning. I did not start out… Continue reading The Santa Tree
One of the best parts of our visit to Atlanta’s Market was getting to meet the designers/artists who produce different products. Their stories were fascinating! We met a former South African banker who now creates furnishings with natural South African materials. Two, really cool, world traveling women welcomed us like old friends. They told all… Continue reading The Story of Wood
Who are these People? Where are they? and Why are they smiling when they look so tired? These folks are the Saavy Designs Team. Vonda, Design Assistant, is on the left. Vonda does fabric consultations in the Auburn store, does a lot of the leg work for design projects and just tries to be helpful. … Continue reading Who are these People?
To me, one of the best parts of home improvement shows is the big reveal. Okay, I also get a kick out of people who think they can’t buy a house because they don’t like the paint color, but that is another story. The big reveal is when we and, of course, the home owners,… Continue reading The Big Reveal
Thursday is a great day at for fabric shoppers at New Leaf. Why? Because we always have someone there from 10:00 until 2:00 to help you with choosing fabric! Well I think that is pretty great because I like helping folks with fabric. BUT—that isn’t the greatest thing. Last Thursday we got the new line… Continue reading Property Brothers Fans, Take Note
As I was pricing a few new Kasmir Fabric sample books, I started noticing the names of the fabrics. If you don’t know, fabric patterns have specific names. The average person might say paisley but, there are a bazillion different paisleys. Some are small, some are large, some have flowers, some have birds, some have… Continue reading What’s in a name?
What inspires me? Lots of things. I cleaned my kitchen, I mean really cleaned it. The countertops sparkle. The sink is empty. The bar doesn’t have a single piece of mail laying on it. So, it just felt right to start cooking. And that is when I started getting creative. Dinner didn’t just taste good… Continue reading Inspiring Spaces
Back in the old days (10-15 years ago, 🙂 ) TV’s were big and boxy. They were accompanied by chunky cable boxes, VCR’s, DVD players and, oftentimes, gaming systems. Add to those a stereo system, growing video collections and, well, a person needed storage! That storage was the great big old entertainment center. There were… Continue reading What Am I Doing with Thrift Store Furniture?
The Olde Pink House Restaurant It seems that James Habersham did something in 1771 that folks now are doing all the time. He painted his brand new red brick house white. For whatever reason the red bled through and he ended up with a pink house. Mr. Habersham was not into pink houses and… Continue reading The Olde Pink House
Two things are making me especially happy today. The first is this blog. I have never done anything quite like this and, well, I think it is kind of neat. Learning new things is supposed to slow the aging process, right? Premier Fabrics is also responsible for today's smile. Why? I thought this line of… Continue reading Exciting Things!