Tag Archives: Accessories

Found Fun

I am not a huge gold person but I found these great accessories for someone who might have just the space for these creative gold objects.

Golden Tea Pot

Golden Hand Chair

Golden Stool

Golden Branch Side Table

Golden Tea Tray

Color of the Week

Creme. 

Creme is the colour of the cream produced by cattle grazing on natural pasture with plants rich in yellow carotenoid pigments, some of which are incorporated into the cream, to give a slight yellow tone to the white. Used as a skin tone in some forms of art, mostly Anime.

Color of the Week

“You don’t know Jacques!”

Ok, this is not an actual color that you would find in your crayon box or even in the pantone color groups….but you will find it amongst the O.P.I nail lacquer colors. That is right…I am blogging about a nail color. I have been abscessed with the color in the past few weeks. I have noticed that colors similar to this have been very popular. These consists of blue grey and pink grey tones. Very “dark-fall” color.

Check out these colors for  yourself. Look great on any skin tone too!

Color of the Week

ELECTRIC Blue.

It is a very bright color reminiscent of a spark, named after the colour of an argon sign. It is very similar to cyan.

Friday’s Found Fun

What time is it?

I am the type that always NEEDS to know what time it is. In my office, I have a clock on every wall. See, what did I tell you. Here are some weird, fun and even disturbing clocks.

Color of the Week

Mocha Brown.

Once again going back to the wedding coordination that I am currently surrounded by, mocha brown has been the inspiration. The bride has chosen her color theme for the wedding to be mocha brown and turquoise. These colors look fabulous together. Anytime that I look up information for this color, all I get are facts about the high calorie coffee beverage. So….here are some pictures to inspire you this week.

Not Such a Mundane Monday

I have recently found (meaning this past weekend), that I have a true gift for wedding coordination and planning. My brother is getting married next summer and have been recruited as the ‘wedding coordinator’ (loosely used). I have NO experience what so ever, but it is coming quite naturally to me. I am having so much fun as well. I am well aware of the fact that I personally know the bride and the groom is my brother and that alone makes this ‘job’ 100% easier. No bridezillas….yet. However, if I decide to continue on this little adventure and take on another bride or two, the odds are that one of them will be a b*tch.

Here are some great websites that are popular to the bridal community and have been helpful to me thus far.

and…. SignOnSanDiego.com

Ceremony Magazine

Wedding Paper Divas

IntoDesign, Inc

Friday’s Found Fun

If I didn’t have a dog who likes to climb things (I swear he thinks he is a cat sometimes) and has nail that grow like weeds, and fur that seems to get into everything….I would have these stones somewhere in my house. If I did not have a space for them, I would make one. These can be found on Etsy (as well as other felted wool accessories), VivaTerra, and can even be found in some local decor and furniture stores.

Friday’s Found Fun

I am loving this wall treatment. You can really style any home with this mid-century modern influence.

Check THIS site out to shop.
Here is another inspirational picture. This shows that any decor can take on this idea…not just mid-century modern.

Color of the Week

Bronze.

Do you see a pattern! Silver then gold and now bronze.

One more finish that is popular for lamps, knobs, faucets, and other accessories. Now, the confusing part about all this are the details. Blacken bronze, Tuscan bronze, etc. Companies have managed to come out with different variations of this finish/color. It all depends on your personal taste. I personally prefer the blacken bronze.

Bronze is a metal alloy consisting primarily of copper, usually with tin as the main additive, but sometimes with other elements such as phosphorusmanganesealuminium, or silicon. It is hard and brittle, and it was particularly significant in antiquity, giving its name to the Bronze Age. The word Bronze is believed to be cognate with the Italianbronzo and Germanbrunst, perhaps ultimately taken from the Persian wordbirinj (“bronze”) or possibly from the Latin name of the city of Brindisi (aes Brundusinum -Pliny).

History: The discovery of bronze enabled people to create better metal objects than was previously possible. Tools, weapons, armor, and various building materials, like decorative tiles, made of bronze were harder and more durable than their stone and copper (“Chalcolithic“) predecessors. Initially bronze was made out of copper and arsenic to form arsenic bronze. It was only later that tin was used, becoming the sole type of bronze in the late 3rd millennium BC. Tin bronze was superior over arsenic bronze in that the alloying process itself could more easily be controlled (as tin was available as a metal) and the alloy was stronger and easier to cast. Also, unlike arsenic, tin is not toxic.  

Indian Hindu artisans from the period of the Chola empire in Tamil Nadu, used bronze to create intricate statues via the lost wax casting method with ornate detailing depicting the Gods of Hinduism mostly, but also the lifestyle of the period. The art form survives to this day, with many silpis, craftsmen, working in the areas of Swamimalai and Chennai.

In antiquity other cultures also produced works of high art using bronze. For example: in Africa the bronze heads of the Kingdom of Benin, in Europe; Grecian bronzes typically of figures from Greek mythology, in east Asia; Chinese bronzes of the Shang and Zhou dynasty — more often ceremonial vessels but including some figurine examples.

Bronze continues into modern times as one of the materials of choice for monumental statuary.

Bronze is also a finish that is used for outdoor furniture and is even used indoors as well.