Publishing some of my favorite people, places, and things.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Kudos for JC Penney

I am lovin' the new look for JC Penney's mailer catalogs. It is absolutely slick. The layouts are sharp. Merchandise is displayed in a style that reminds me of the seasonal mailers of those "high dollar" stores. I've been a JC Penney shopper for years, but never paid attention to the advertisements that showed up in my mailbox. I don't have a photo to do the new look justice, but I do have a photo that, hopefully, will give readers a taste of the new flavor.

The photo below is an example of the JC Penney bedding featured in a recent mini-catalog. Reminds me of Pottery Barn --another favorite of mine.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Junk Gypsy Co. Blog

Junk Gypsy Co. Blog

Wow. Look for a couple of my favorite gals, "The Junk Gypsies" this spring on HGTV! My dream has come true! Sorry, you have to click on the link to see their bodacious photos. It is late and  forgot to ask for permision to post the pics. If you like vintage finds and a little of this and that, you will love The Junk Gypsy Co.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kelly Rae Roberts Collection by Demdaco

The first time I saw Kelly's name was on Facebook. I'm not sure how we became friends. I probably saw her post on another friend's page, loved her art, and asked her to be my friend. However it came to be, I've enjoyed the "fb" friendship for quite some time.

She has a wonderful talent in creating soulful works of art in mixed media. Although thought provoking, Kelly's art has a light touch and a bit of whimsy. I love the "spirit" her art conveys.

I was thrilled to discover her book: Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings. Her book gives readers an opportunity to see how she develops her thoughts into works of art. She shares techniques and gives encouraging words to budding artists.

 Kelly's art is now licensed through Demdaco and can be purchased through and other stores. There are so many things... illustrated journal (Publisher: Brush Dance) , figures, wall art, and much more. I can hardly wait for my Kelly Rae Roberts print to arrive!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Paris Rags Romantic Clothing

 Paris Rags offers several retail lines of romantic inspired clothing. However, the crème de la crème is the “one of a kind” creations.  The original designs are hand sewn pieces made of vintage textiles and lace.

 Most pieces are hand dyed to create a vintage look. The colors are unique to Paris Rags. The original designs include: clothing, scarfs, hats, and belts.

  In case you’re wondering about sizes, the mission state of Paris Rags is, “Make every woman feel beautiful no matter what size!” 

Kimberly Ryan, founder.