Hello friends......I am so excited this morning, I am about to burst!
First I want to welcome any of you who are here via the Romantic Homes feature.
Very happy to have you here.
A while back I shared my Spring display window with
Meryl Shoenbaum, the Executive Editor of Romantic Homes.
Meryl called me a few times and we shared some very nice conversations about my shop and what I was all about.
Meryl is a sweet woman and very easy to chat with.
She suggested I send her some photos of The Empty Nest for possible inclusion in a future issue.
I did and
my little shop in Old Town Warrenton, Virginia
is beautifully featured in the July issue of
Look.....my talented son Sean got the photography credit!!
He is a fabulous photographer and videographer and deserves this little bit of fame.
Love you Sean!
Hey Margie.....your bed is in a magazine!!!!
Margie bought this Antoinette Pink French bed for her little girl.
Holly....look what made the cut...your sweet little painted stool.
This Nippon tea set is one my of favorite photos that Sean took.
I have a slight obsession with old Nippon china and this set is exquisite.
My lovely customer Faye
will be happy to see the art deco dresser she just purchased was featured also.
While I was in New Orleans for the Annie Sloan Stockist Conference,
I skipped lunch one day and did a phone interview with Malena Jaime, who wrote the article.
I think Malena did a fabulous job of describing what The Empty Nest is all about.
No words were twisted and I think the style of my shop shines.
I am thrilled beyond words with the feature and love every single part of it.
But my favorite thing about this issue of Romantic Homes is that I am sharing it with.....
I had no idea that Annie was going to featured also...what a thrill!
My friend and mentor Annie Sloan and me featured together in the same issue
What more can a girl ask for?
Let me say...if you love to paint furniture or just love color and mixing colors,
you MUST pick up Annie's newest book
Color Recipes for Painted Furniture.
The Empty Nest carries Annie's books and you can find a more local Retailer by going to
If you live in Poughkeepsie, NY.....so sorry if the Barnes & Noble is sold out of Romantic Homes
I bought every single issue!
Many thanks to all of you for allowing me to gush a little.
I do feel like this smile will last all year!
So a big WELCOME to all you new readers.
I hope you come visit The Empty Nest again.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.