It’s been a while since I updated our Verdibou Stars Infographic, so here it is covering all of 2012 and 2013, with a few 2014 sales already on the map! I love watching Verdibou grow and reach so many folks around the globe. Here’s to another awesome year!
E wanted a real Christmas tree this year so we brought one home this week. It makes the house smell so wonderful I think it might be our new standard. I decided to keep it simple and only add a few clear ornaments, which I already had, and decorate it with hand-cut white paper snowflakes. I cut a few new ones each night so by the 25th, we should be having a White Christmas even though we’re in Florida. 😉
I had to share with you our newest listing, this industrial “Christmas Green” side chair. So retro, I just love it!
[click on the photo to go to the listing]
More Verdibou chairs here: Vintage Chairs
So much cuteness in this Christmas treasury by Vanessa Sicotte!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
For the past year, E and I have been tackling small projects around the house and it is finally starting to come together (at least the exterior, that is). I’m hoping to “reveal” the backyard/deck transformation in a coming post very soon. But first, I thought I’d share our most recent update, which was having a fresh coat of paint put on the house.
E had the house painted about 7 or 8 years ago, a nice “eggplant” purple but after years in the Florida sun, it had started to fade (especially in the backyard where it gets direct sunlight throughout the day). So, the once eggplant house had turned into more of a burgundy/brown color and was looking a little sad.
Instead of keeping the purple toward the red side of the spectrum, I thought a nice deeper shade toward the blue family would really brighten things up and add some pizzazz. The color is Behr’s Eclectic Purple. Bold and Beautiful. Here are a few peaks.
(More photos and projects to come in the next few weeks)
Since the gift-giving season is upon us, I’ve been re-imagining some of our Verdibou finds as gift boxes. Although I love wrapping gifts in beautiful decorative papers with ribbons and bows, I also feel guilty because all that paper just ends up in the garbage! I like the idea of just putting a ribbon on a gift or putting it in a re-usable gift bag. But for that extra-special person, wouldn’t it be fun to have two gifts in one? I’m thinking a cigar enthusiast would love opening this vintage stogies box to find a special present inside. And then, the box can be used as storage for small keepsakes afterwards or some other purpose. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for other unconventional gift boxes?