Sunday, August 29, 2010

New - Graphic Collage Plaques and more

I am excited to add some new items to my shop. 

I have been creating, designing and having fun. 
Loads of imagery...
full of wisdom and sometimes just whimsy.

It is this marriage of words
and images that speak to me.

A grouping of the plaques really makes a statement
 in the home or at the retail level.

Each plaque is designed digitally with quotes,
and images that seamlessly collide
with the words.
I then take the image and apply it to wood
and distress it to the perfect patina.
Smaller quote on this one reads...
"It takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are."
E.E. Cummings
Oh lala!
Got to make some fun of the "Keep Calm" trend...
which I still adore by the way,
 maybe even more when taken a bit off track.
I love a good bath!
Who can agrue with Einstein?

Pendants - Collage and vintage dictionary
Bringing back some favorites...
Housework makes you ugly
Eat Cake

Vintage dictionary words.
Always a great little gift.

I have just shipped an order to a shop in
Scottsdale Arizona!

- a workshop extraordinaire-

They will carry my graphic collage plaques
and some of my new pendants.

I am so excited to add this lovely venue
to the array of shops that carry my creations.
I am truly honored.

I will feature these on my website as well. 

You can inquire there. is under construction,
 by little old me so it is a slowwwwww process.

As always, these items will be available at

Thanks again for stopping by and
 please follow me!  
I always love a new friend! 


The DIY Show Off

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Items for the shop--coaster love

I am stocking our shelves
and getting ready
for our next tag sale.
Coasters are not only useful
but an oh so fun way
to add some graphic art
to a space.
(Maybe I am a little obsessed)
A perfect gift!
Vintage images...
Think outside the box and
store them in something interesting
on your tables...
a little birdie told me so.
A yummy tidbit for your table.

Oh and please follow me. 
I will keep you posted on all giveaways and events.
Have a wonderful summer...
eek out all the last moments!
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Salvaged Pieces make the best art.

Time for a Gallery Walk!

Remake a table top,
reuse an old door, 
you name it...I will do it!
Salvaged "canvas" makes a great art base with
age, patina and warmth!

Take your pick!
Ohhh la la. A little Paris for your home?
Check out

Saturday Gallery Walk in Downtown Frederick, MD
                        Silk & Burlap                      
Address 112 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701
 For more info:

I will be there from 1 - 4 p.m. this Saturday
with additional goods for a Trunk Show.
The shop sparkles with unique finds...
fun, funky, romantic and much more. 
Just like the ladies of the shop!
Come by and see us all!

P.S. Oh and it is hard
 for me to come back from vacation...
oh I miss it. 
But it is events like this
 that make me smile again
and forget
(for a second or two)
the Maine air.

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


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