WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY AT MARKET COMMON CLARENDON TODAY

TODAY AT THE POP UP!

This is the FINAL Wind Down Wednesday of the year. Join us to Sip, Shop & Save and listen to the beautiful music of Janna Audey! Register at the Gazebo on The Loop and receive a silver wrist band to sip wine in stores, shop while you sip, and save with event-only specials in participating stores! You must be 21 or older to receive a silver wrist band but any age can shop.

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Happenings at the POP UP

WILDFLOWER FLORAL DESIGNS

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The talented Jacky Longwell will be designing custom floral arrangements for the pop up and you! Come in and walk out with one of her unique creations.  Place an order for an upcoming event, a special gift for a friend or a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Check out her instagram here.

30 IN 30 Challenge - 30 paintings in 30 days

 WALL OF LITTLES

WALL OF LITTLES

I will be painting a piece of artwork a day during the thirty days of November. View each piece daily on instagram or Facebook. Come in and create with me. I have extra easels for drop-in painting. I will supply you with a 16 x 20 canvas, acrylic paint and brushes ($25 fee) or bring in your own materials (no charge). Challenge starts tomorrow. Wish me luck.

MORE EVENT POSTINGS COMING SOON........

Dramatic Powder Room

Everyone should have a killer powder room. It is the one room your guests will see, so make an impact. Here is a friend’s powder room, which I completely adore. This small eclectic space mixes old and new--the modern white fixtures combined with a vintage brass and crystal chandelier and art deco mirror create a little jewel box . I love the way she placed a large painting, my “Flower Girl II," in a tiny space. The lovely eccentric rug from Anthropologie complements the painting and ties the room together.

If you are think of sprucing up an old powder room, consider interesting wallpaper or a vibrant dark paint color. A powder room is your opportunity to go wild! Embrace the drama!!

These are some of the powder rooms that I love and find inspiration from!

DIY PILLOWS

I am crazy about vintage ethnic hemp pillows. These textiles are handwoven and hand-dyed by women of the Hmong Hill Tribe, an ethnic minority group of the highlands in the north of Thailand (the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand).  I also like the shibori hand-dyed fabrics. Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns by folding and twisting fabric. 

At some point, I would like to create my own textiles but for this DIY, I am using found and bought fabrics. 

INSPIRATION FOR HMONG TRIBAL PILLOW

 Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop  Native Arts Treasures

Indigo Hmong Tribal fabric from Esty shop Native Arts Treasures

INSPIRATION FOR SHIBORI PILLOW

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MORE INSPIRATION

FOR PILLOWS:

For the first pillow, I purchased 2.5 yards of Thai Hmong Indigo from Native Arts Treasures on Etsy. I centered fabric over a white linen and cut fabric into an 18 inch square. I used a coordinating denim fabric for the back. Sewed both sides together, add insert and hand stitched pillow closed. Tip: I like to use an insert one to two inches larger for a fuller look. 

My second pillow, is made of shibori scraps I found while rummaging through my upholsterer's remnants. I sewed the pieces together to form a pattern. I used the same coordinating denim for the back as I used for the first pillow. 

I think they turned out great and look fantastic in my family room.

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Here is a DIYs to try:

DIY Shibori Designs 4 Way/Design Sponge

Where to purchase fabric:

Morrisey Fabrics

Native Arts Treasures

Where to purchase already made pillows:

Homegirl Collections

HabitationBoheme

INDIEbungalow

sweet little valentine giveaway on facebook

Hey! It's a sweet little Valentine giveaway! Love this post and enter to win one of these cute framed prints. You choose the one you like best and I'll make sure you have it by Valentine's Day! Be sure to love by midnight, Wednesday, February 8th to win.

Let me know if you want one of these limited edition prints. I'll hook you up! Guys, here's a chance give your girl some love....think about it.

xoxo,
Sabrina

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