Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Empty Nest Online Shops....VIDA and Society6

Hello friends....you have most likely noticed that I have moved my blog back over to Blogger. I have been using Wix for the last few years, but have been having soooooo many issues that I have decided to abandon that platform.
So here I am for now!
I have lots to share with you.

The above photos are samples of all the wonderful items available in my VIDA online shop. 
VIDA has taken my submitted works of art and skillfully applied the designs to scarves, skirts, leggings, tote bags, pillows and so much more.

 Here is another example of my art on beautiful shoulder strapped zipper pouches. I ordered a few so I could see for myself the quality of the sewing and construction. 
My verdict....I LOVE THEM!!!

 I feel such a sense of pride when I see my designer name on a beautiful product.

 Aren't they pretty?
Perfect for travel and shopping while keeping you hands free.

 Love the extra details.

Clean stitching and a handy little inside pocket.

 I also ordered one of my scarves....the color was spot on and super generous with silky model fabric.

I am super happy with all my VIDA
 products so far and I hope you will be also. The holiday shopping season is almost upon us!
Next up....my Society6 online shop.

Keep an eye out for lots of great sales in my 
Society6 shop....
they often run specials that offer discounts and free worldwide shipping!
Above is a gorgeous ceramic beverage travel mug with one of my pretty watercolors.
GREAT quality and their customer service is fabulous!

All of the above works of art are available in prints, cell phone covers, travel mugs, canvas, greeting cards and many other items for you and your home.
This is a lovely and affordable way to own some original art for your decorating.
 I won't throw too much at you all at once, I just wanted to share a little bit of what I have been up to lately.
Thank you so much for hanging in there with my absentee blogging.
You guys are the best and so very loyal.
Love you all!

Until next time..... PS....I have more fun news coming!
Be kind and stay creative.

Janet xox

Sunday, June 29, 2014

~ The Empty Nest update and Feeling a little Blue....Napoleonic Blue that is!~

Happy Sunday friends!
I'm back to share with you what has been happening at 
The Empty Nest.
Lately I have been feeling a little blue......
that is!!
A few months back my shop ladies base coated this dresser in Napoleonic Blue.
And then it sat....and sat....and sat!
I just was not feeling it....loved the color but it needed something...something bold and graphic.
Now I am not exactly Bold and Graphic when I paint.
However this bold blue was demanding more than wax and distressing.
Big Bold and Colorful 
Even on all the drawer sides!
and you know what.......
One lady came in to the shop and thought it was a giant grosgrain ribbon draped over the top.
I am hoping someone else falls for it as hard as I have.
PS.....honored to have this painted piece featured in this weeks blog post by Chalk Paint® fan and amazing graphics lady extraordinaire..
Many thanks Leslie!
I have been a little 'bottled' up about something else also...
Altered vintage bottles!!!
We have been having so much with European lace, auction score jewels and 
Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and her other paint products like 
Craqueleur and Decoupage.
LOVE this small lace cuff that fit this little old milk bottle perfectly, just like a small corset!
Antique looking crazing anyone?
LOVE this Chalk Paint® product!!!
I used Annie's Decoupage to fix the paer rose graphics to the bottle.
Yes....we painted right on the glass...and it waxes beautifully!
A little distressing over the raised wording and some vintage bling...gorgeous! 
I used Annie sloan's Decoupage to adhere the lace and fabric to the bottle
and it worked great!
One of my favorites...Kress Dairy Farm bottle
with jewels and paper roses.
Hope this has inspired you to get creative!
I have some fun news coming up soon so be sure to come back and visit again!
Until then....be kind and stay creative.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

~ New things..painted things...fabric things...and pretty things ~

Hello friends....so happy to have you visit here today.
First of all I would like to say 
Happy Father's Day 
to all the great Dads out there. Here in Virginia it looks to be a spectacular day to do something fun with Dad!
(Ok...I just got around to posting this and the day is pretty much over..sorry)
Now on to the subject at hand
The Empty Nest
Some magic has been happening in the shop lately
Two sweet side chairs in a horrible dark pink fabric.
Now they are reborn
These two beautiful side chairs have been restyled and Frenchified using 
Annie Sloan's gorgeous
imported (France)
Charcoal Pastoral Toile. 
The curvy frames have been painted Old White from the 
Chalk Paint® range of colors by Annie Sloan.
LOVE how the arms crackled all by themselves.
We call that fortunate accidents!
And just look at that double piping!!!
No glued gimping in this shop!!
When you visit the shop you will always find lots of beautiful color.
Pillows, painted antique doors and lots of vintage fabric and linens.
So many of our lovely painted pieces have found forever homes.
My Old Ochre and Old White buffet SOLD
The gorgeous pair of gold leafed bombe chests SOLD
Beautiful robins egg toile sold very quickly
in addition to many other pieces.
I played with some new finishes like a wet wax technique that you can see in 
Annie Sloan's Color Recipes book.
and a wonderful rustic sawdust technique.
Love playing with Chalk Paint®
it is so very versatile.
Next post I will share with you my newest obsession and addition to the shop.
Also a lovely piece I have been working on.
Plus plans are being made for our 2 year anniversary party!!
Can you believe The Empty Nest has been open for two years!
So be sure to come back for all the details.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.