Saturday, November 6, 2010

Old World Christmas

I searched high and low to find new items to offer my customers who clearly have a love for the old world look like I do. The garland that I found this year is probably the prettiest I have seen. Burnished silver, aged gold and a distinct old world feel. I have brought the angels back this year and added antiqued gold bayleaf garlands and wreaths. I love this color scheme as it works well with all decors. What is your favorite color scheme for Christmas decor?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Much Needed Fall Break

With fall break here my youngest and I decided to have a cupcake bake-off. She loves to be in the kitchen and I love watching her work her "magic". We each came up with our own signature cupcake and had our family vote on their favorite. We had such a great time and I will cherish these memories forever. Her cupcake was decorated with the Oct. 31st pick and was a spice cake with a pumpkin flavored buttercream frosting (she created her own homeade frosting....I was super impressed). Mine was the crow cupcake and was a yellow cake with homeade chocolate buttercream frosting drizzled with caramel with a small sprinkling of sea salt (think chocolate covered pretzels). She loves photography so we staged our cupcakes and photographed them while pretending we worked for a major magazine (think Country or Southern Living). Hope you are all having a fantastic fall season!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Joe Spencer....I Count the Days!

I count the days until I can bring out my Joe Spencer Halloween/Fall decor. I am carrying Joe Spencer in my boutique this year and clearly...everyone loves him as much as I do.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Done! Stocked and ready for Fall Open House. If you are in the area stop by The Market for beautiful fall decor, refreshments, and door prizes every hour.

14001 Joel McDonald Dr. (west of Quail Springs mall)

Oklahoma City, Ok 73134

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Under Pressure!

I just ordered my fall decor for my boutique last week....nothing like good ol' procrastination. Truthfully when I went to market in January and again in June...I was disappointed to say the least. Nothing reached out and grabbed me. I was beginning to think that maybe I am just a "hard sell" and was setting my expectations way too high when....these gems made their appearance. I knew immediately they were "Oliver's worthy". These wonderful pumpkins made with genuine pumpkin stems and the most wonderful velvet you have ever seen. All shapes and sizes and dozens of colors. I cannot believe I actually said the words "I think I will skip fall this year and invest my money in everyday decor". What was I thinking? I refuse to be the reatailer that carries the same lines as everyone else in town and just cross my fingers in hopes that my displays and price tags will intice someone enough to chose my run of the mill pumpkins over my neighbors. No...I refuse! Even if it is at the 11th hour I strive to bring my customers and clients the unusual and the unique. I will be introducing my fall this weekend at The Market and truthfully am thankful I ignored those voices in my head that were ready to boycott the wonderful season we call Autumn.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chalkboard Paint...Makes Me Swoon!

Looking for ideas for my next home project has left my head spinning! I may just add some chalkboard paint to everyroom...the possibilites are endless. Thought I would share a few ideas I can across.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Yummy is the first word that came to mind when I found this fabulous fabric. I love all the printed burlap that is floating around out there but often wondered why someone hadn't thought to print on a more "refined" fabric. My house is not fancy by any means but I do love me some (inexpensive) dupioni silk when I can afford it. This fabric is a piece of art all on it's own. Go here to read the story. I am dreaming of the silverware fabric for my dining room. Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Everything I Love In Home Decor!

Gerard Butler's loft is a dream! The patina, the rich colors, the warmth....I wouldn't change a thing. I had to share this incredible space. If I won the lottery today...I would by it "as is". Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Comfort Zones and Spring!

I stepped out of my comfort zone and I feel a sense of calm about it all. I decided to start selling my painted furniture in my boutique and I couldn't be happier. This turquoise piece is the newest to date...everything else sold before I could photograph it. Finally spring fever has broke loose here in Oklahoma. After a successful spring open house I am finally able to take a breather and do some reordering. I ventured out and purchased some different things for the boutique like the cake stand you see in the photo and it sold within hours along with the metal perpetual calenders that are displayed in the drawer of the dresser... those went even quicker! I am always a little leery when I place an order, as one never knows what people will spend their money on... especially in these times. I was reluctant to purchase a lot of spring but I am learning to just follow my instincts and have faith that success will follow. Like my husband says "the good Lord has never let us down" and he will provide. Amen!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's Been A While...

I cannot believe it has been so long since I have posted! I have come to the conclusion that I am not much of a multi-tasker but I am working on it. Too much too soon. I have been training for a half marathon and it requires so much of my time. I have let spring sneak up on me this year. My husband and I have decided it is time to plant our dream garden before it's too late into the season. I have to admit I cannot wait to get my hands in the dirt, get some mud on my boots and taste the fruits of our labor. My brother and I are doing this "together" from across the country and I am so interested to see the results as we live in different zones and he is much better at this than me. Thank goodness we have so much in common as we can sit and talk about our interests for hours and we are usually on the same brain wave without even knowing it. (kinda like the twin thing but we are 10 years apart) I wanted to share this with you, as it is my go to for all my gardening needs. Happy Spring everyone!

all photos courtesy of Hen and Hammock

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just arrived new Pickwick and Co. candles! I ordered some new scents to chase away the winter blues.
Thai Citrus- tart pink grapefruit, ginger, rose, plum, lily, lavender, white musk, green notes, and fruitwood.
Tuscan No.5- hibiscus, sapmoss, apple, black currant, natural petitgrain and galbanum, jasmine, yellow rose, cyclamen, white musk, amber, olibanum, patchouli, and Madagascar vanilla.
Portofino- fresh and modern blend of watermelon,mandarin, passion fruit, marigold, crushed leaves, water hyacinth, tuberose absolute, creme brulee, vanilla, precious woods, and patchouli
Black Pepper- black pepper, lemon, cumin, coriander, ginger, jasmine, and violet leaf, all atop a longlasting base of oakmoss, musk, amber, and patchouli.
My best seller........Honey Tobacco-a warm, comforting accord of vanilla,smoky patchouli,damask rose,geranium, orange honey, and pipe tobacco. Created for men but loved by everyone!

These candles are hand-poured of the highest quality infusions and wax foundations.
60+hour burn time.
Green Packaging
$22.00 +S&H

I am in the process of presenting these candles in the home tours in Oklahoma City this year. I am the first retailer in the state and am excited to share these quality candles with everyone!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Spring has sprung at Oliver's!

Got the first shipment of spring out today. There is lavender blooming here at Oliver's. Wish I could say the same for the weather outside. Dreaming of spring.....