I had a very rough couple of days - couldn't sleep at all on Tuesday night - so spent the night painting and then went to Piorra Maison first thing in the morning - and was so exhausted when I got home, I can't tell you.
Came home to 86 emails that I haven't had time to reply to yet ( going to try my best after writing up this post ) and a pounding headache that seems immune to Tylenol! My sleeping habits leave a lot to be desired and have been particularly bad in the last couple of years ( menopause ? ) but for the last couple of months
( after shaking off some stressful situations ) it seems to be under control - except for these " flare ups "
( that's what we'll call them ) where I just don't sleep at all.................... SO if you were kind enough to take the time and drop me a line - please note that I read them all - and am trying to play " catch up "!!!
I didn't have time to drop by anyone's blog either - wonder what I'm going to do the week after next, when I'm on site at a clients - sleeping pills here I come, I suppose!
Ok - ready to go shopping?
First of all when I walked in the door I was met with apologies that they are low on stock and have a huge shipment coming in any day now.
Any more items and I would have been on sensory overload.
It's filled to the brim as usual with such beauty, that once again I just jumped in with my camera ( she knows when I walk in there that the camera is going to come out and that there's going to be a lot of people joining me on these shopping days lol and it's really sweet of her to allow me " carte blanche ", don't you think? )
The first thing I gravitated towards was this gorgeous vanity that Caroline's niece Melanie did -
It's done in Paris Grey and White - probably my 2 favorite colors - and I'm in love with it - it's such a unique piece of furniture - and the mirror is just to die for!
here's my dresser - which has never sold - so I'll show it off one more time before she gets a complete makeover.............she's probably going to go all white - because that's what seems to sell
do you remember this paper weight from my Christmas give away?
|Christmas Give-Away won by Heaven's Walk|
Now to the back of the shop - this is where all the magic happens -
we worked together on a piece ( me learning a new technique ) which Caroline had already Mod Podged - isn't it fabulous?
a custom piece that a customer will be using for a wash stand in her powder room
there's something about a Studio - that just feels so " like home " to me - with multi color splashes of paint all over the place - what I wouldn't give to have a designated area like this................
and we went our for lunch......................walked all over the place looking for a salad ( because that's what Suzan wanted!!! stamp my foot ) and finally settled for a soup and panini ) do you really care what we had for lunch? I didn't think so - but your getting a photo of it anyway - because a photo was taken and it's not going to waste LMHO
We walked around giving things names of ASCP - eg.... the sky looked very much like a mix of Louis Blue and Pure White lol
We browsed in shops................
And I finally bit the bullet and purchased some Transfer Gel - which Caroline carries -
and we called it a day.
A very full day.
A beautiful day.
Hope you enjoyed having a peak - if there was anything that caught your eye I'm sure Caroline would be happy to answer any questions ( if she can find the 5 minutes that that would require ) and although she doesn't have an on line store yet ( I keep telling her she should have one ) I know that she would be more than happy to ship out anything.
NOW - time for another give away - as I'm writing up this post we're at 798 followers - too close to 800 not to say 800 so...................
Caroline and I are joining forces to present this
Value - 34.95
You don't have to follow me to win this ( but it would be nice )
and you don't have to follow my Pinterest site ( but that would be nice )
and you don't have to like Caroline's Piorra Maison Facebook page ( but that would be nice and my idea only - Caroline certainly is not requesting it )
you just have to leave a comment ( and that would be mandatory - because how else can you win lol )
Sayonara everyone - ( and then she called it a day )
Have a Louis Blue-with-a-bit-of-Pure White-in-the-mix kind of day,
and Good Luck !!!
Winner will be announced next Friday ( if I can remember lol - someone remind me if you don't see it up!!! )
Sweet Caroline - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for participating in this!