Monday, November 28, 2011

Novel's Big Cartel

Please excuse my absence over the last 10 or so days!  I have been busy working on our new holiday gift site for Novel. along with the help of my business counterparts, Lauren, Jane and Liza.  I'll share a few pics here to give you a sneak peek but if you go there today, you will receive 15% off anything on the site!

And while we're on the subject of shopping,definitely go check out my super talented cousin, Jane Pope's, newly designed website and buy yourself some jewels for all those holiday parties you have coming up!!!  Look at how amazing her pieces are!!  I have a long list of wants for my stocking this year!!!!!

Monera Ring

Talon Mini Bar Necklace

Mar Cuff

14 kt yellow gold with chrysophrase drop

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shippin' out

I thought I would share with you one of the latest series of four paintings I did for a friend that's heading out the door shortly.  I can't wait to see them in her son's nursery!!!  Not sure if they will hang four across or two over two?  It could go either way:)

blue chickadee

And while we're on the subject of nurseries, check out these adorable rooms!

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Lastly, don't forget to put your order in for a hand painted silhouette of your child before Christmas!!!
Contact me if you are interested! 
 Go here for pricing, etc.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Kings Lane

I meant to post this way earlier today when my bud Liza told me to check out One Kings Lane.  Are you not in love with these fixtures?  
Maybe not, but I am!! 
 I just need to think of a place for them!  Go check them out when you get a sec!

Medium Factory Pendant Light, Sky Blue


Bristol Sconce


Large Factory Pendant, Black


Friday, November 11, 2011

I Need Help!

I really do.  I am trying to get everything lined up for this reno to take place at the first of the year (fingers crossed) and I need your help deciding on paint colors.  This may not be very exciting for most but I need your input on what your favorite neutral colors are and what brand?????  Do I go with Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore????  Or a whole other route!!!     I'm going white and grey this go around.  Somewhere in this family...

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Benjamin Moore
Decorator White

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Benjamin Moore
Silver Half Dollar

You may thing that's BLAH but I've done color.  I have a RED kitchen for Pete's sake and I'm tired of it!!!!!!!!!!!  So white we go.  Walls, cabinets, countertops, and the floor (well, in my mind the floors, but i've had a change of heart and we will either go with a dark, dark stain or painted)  Here are some inspirational pics form my Pinterest account to give you an idea of what we're after.

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Love the white walls and darker floors...wonder what white they used?

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Yes, to black doors!  We will definitely be doing this again!

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White again.  For our playroom, thinking white, gray and navy....

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Our breakfast room light.
What color are those walls?

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Yes to the dark stained floors!

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Our kitchen will unfortunately not be this big but I do love everything about it!!!  

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My dream....all white top to bottom.  what is the trick to keeping white floors clean?  I just don't know how I would do it with boys and dogs????  Love the look though!!!!

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I am definitely planning to incorporate shades of blue into my all white house.  Particularly this shade.
So tell me.  What are your favorite whites or neutrals?  I want to hear.....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Stuff

I know, such a lame title for this post but I can't think of a better way to let you know that I have "new stuff" from blue chickadee.  Check it.

I have also finally updated my "shop" so click over there on the right to see some recent works.

Now on to the good stuff.  While I have been working hard to get some more of these silhouettes painted....

my little guy was working on a silhouette/self portrait of his own:)

When asked in a very firm, I'm totally ticked, how am I gonna get this off the wall voice, his reply was, "momma, it's a happy face"  
not so much...
I'm not seeing a smile.  you?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Recent Happenings

Our Wallabee's arrived from here over the weekend.   Thank you Natalie for the rec! We could not be more excited.  Can you tell who has a mismatched pair?

We made yummy cinnamon muffins.  Sad to say they are not of the homemade variety...more like 
100% Whole Grain Cinnamon Swirl Muffin Mix Box

Same fun nonetheless!

We made a little time for artwork.  I'm loving Little R's color palette!  He used Kids Paint Dot Markers-LOVE!

And Mr. Big didn't want to be left out.

The Village

has to be protected.

Hope y'all have a great week ahead!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Custom Silhouettes

As promised, I thought I would share a few custom painted silhouettes I have been working on this week.  Charleston Revisions and Blue Chickadee have teamed up together to bring you these made to order silhouettes.  To order is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  
1.Take a picture of your child's profile against a back background. Email a high resolution image to

2. Pick the size-all canvases are gallery wrapped (meaning 2 inches thick so no need for a frame unless desired)

24"X30"- (2 children on one canvas) $225
24"X48"-(3 children on one canvas)$275

*we can also do pets!

3. Choose your format including color and fabric options.  We offer a variety of fabric choices or you can provide your own.  If we customize your piece, we just ask for at least a yard of fabric and the paint color/manufacturer's name.
*Feel free to email waywayallen@gmail or with any questions

Another view 

More examples to come, this is just our sneak peek!!!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nursery Notations

Have you checked out Andrika's blog, Nursery Notations?  She has a talent for designing functional yet playful interiors for children.  I have been following her blog for a long while now and always see inspiring photos here.  
Well, much to my surprise, I noticed on her post from yesterday, she mentioned blue chickadee!!!  It's always fun coming across your work on a blog of someone you admire!!!  She helped a customer of mine out with her nursery design a few months back.  Do you remember my post about the UPS disaster???!!!

 In my mind, how can you forget???  
This was such a disaster!  Shipped all the way to NYC only for it to arrive a week before "baby to be" was to arrive and it came out of the packaging looking like this!!!!  Ahhh!!!!!  Not to worry, this customer took it into her own hands and basically had to redo the entire painting and here it is now...

Go here to see more pictures of her adorable nursery!!!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ring Pulls

Plain Ring Pulls - Hardware

Back to the ole dresser hardware debate.  I have finally made a decision..or so I think.  I can always return:)  I decided to go with these ring pulls for little R's dresser.  The ones on the far left.  They came from Lee Valley Tools LTD and were only $36.95 including shipping for 10 pulls!!!!  That was just under half the price it would have cost to order the ones I adore from Anthropologie.  Still love them though.


Sad to say it still looks like this.

I have yet to paint it navy blue, but when I do, and I WILL, I will put these on and show you the finished product!!!  But in the meantime take a look at these below to give you an idea of how they will look.  Good looking, huh?!


Now make sure you stop by ReFurnish today through Saturday to find some great deals on furniture and accessories!!!! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Food Day

Is this random?  I picked these two figs off my tree yesterday????  They appear to be ripe too.  

Well, that's all I have for food today...on to other news, have you checked out Blue Hydranga's Bazaar???  I can't wait to shop!!!

Vintage Necklace

Handmade in Wilmington, NC
Vintage shorts from the filming of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."  Love Sissy's recommendation to frame and hang!