Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Barry Dixon...Angel Wings...Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, the Shop and more!

Hello all you sweet people who continue to come back time after time....even though I neglect you terribly! Believe me, it is never intentional. 
I just seem to need more hour that a 24 hour day lately. 
Time.....we never have enough, do we?
So here is a snippet of what I have been up to lately....
World famous interior designer, Barry Dixon, stopped by The Empty Nest to 
practice some of his 'Shop Local' moves.
Barry was joined by the handsome Will Thomas, Fox News Anchorman in Washington, DC.
Both are the NICEST guys ever!
Come back anytime boys!
These beautiful large wooden wings have been very popular.
They arrive looking a little rugged and with the help of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, I kick them up a notch!
Before Annie Sloan paint in Graphite
I hosted my weekly 
'Bring Your Own Piece'
Workshops and saw some pretty impressive restyles. Again, all thanks to Chalk Paint® 

Just look at that lovely wax finish!

My talented friend Claire, of Sweet Birdy Love, continues to supply 
The Empty Nest
with beautifully creative creations. All with her signature free motion stitching and whimsical themes.
The Empty Nest is proud to support and offer the new vintage style jewelry line of
 Tawnya Norton of C'est Moi.
Tawnya is also a Stockist for Chalk Paint® and has a wonderful shop in Brentwood, Tennessee.
I have been very busy dressing The Empty Nest with all the lovely vintage style holiday decorations that have been arriving on a weekly basis.
It is like Christmas each time I open a box!

And lest you think I have given up creating my own holiday items....
On my trip to Europe (that's a whole other blog post!!!), I got my hands
on a few antique Polish feed sacks. 
These wonderful old sacks are soft and nubby and just plain delicious!
I sewed up some old fashioned Christmas stockings, using bits of gifted laces and embroidered linens.
I loved working with these so much that I am going to be offering these large sacks for my customers to buy and enjoy.
They will be arriving at the shop very soon.
And of course.....I have continued to get up early to catch the colorful sunrises.
I love sharing these with all of you. 
So that's what I have been up to lately.
I have so much more to share, but that will have to come in the next post...my battery is about to die!
Until next time....be kind and stay creative!


Dar said...

Janet, dear, first let me congratulate you on your successful Empty Nest. It is simply amazing.
The Chalk Paint, waxes and brushes are creating stunning pieces., each as lovely as the next., but,
my heart stopped when I saw the William Veasey Swan. I lost my sister a few years ago and the last thing she saw out her window, were trumpeter swans. (there really were no swans for us to see on the frozen river but 'she' saw them, just before her passing. What a wonderful life she was entering with such peace.
Thanks for sharing your inspiring Empty Nest which is nothing less than very Full.
Life is a Treasure

Anonymous said...

I have to confess, when I saw the table I thought, that shouldn't be painted. Then I saw the result, and immediately changed my mind. Wow! What a transformation.
You have some beautiful items for sale, if only I lived closer (I think I say that every time, but it is true). I love you Christmas decorations too.
And finally, that sky, it is stunning.

Anonymous said...

I love the new font! ..and all the beautiful things you have made and the landscape is amazing. xoxo

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I have always loved visiting you home when you lived in Kingwood Texas to see your beautiful decorations for the holidays. Every year, new and lovely items were around your house. Just lie your wonder store I am sure. I just need to come shop!

Amy W. said...

What a Beautiful Post!!
Always love reading your blog!!
Truly the most wonderful inspiration you are to all of us!!
May you and your family have a Very Happy Thanksgiving Celebration!!