Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Teacup Chandelier Palooza & A Giveaway!

Hello readers and dear friends worldwide! I thought that I would grab a rare free few minutes of time this evening to share some of what I have been working on lately with you. I had a commission from a client to make three custom teacup chandeliers for her grand and beautiful home, and here they are!

She emailed me some photos of her home that is decorated in a style that I would call Victorian shabby chic, and had actually purchased one of my chandeliers several years ago for her previous home. 

They are all going to be hung in her kitchen, and here is the first one....temporarily hung in mine, for photos only.....


The second chandelier that I made for her, that will hang right next to the first...so the scale is similar. She loves all things "shabbyfufu" and wanted lots of pearls, pendants and roses.....



This tea cup chandelier is definitely the most grandiose that I have ever made! I have been doing the chocolate pot chandeliers for over a decade now...(sad to see some copycats that were brought to my attention, you know how I feel about that) and on this one it has a touch of that rich chocolate color to bring out the depth of the mahogany in her cabinets. She asked for the hanging cups on this piece, and I still need to add some more French hand dyed silk ribbon that she requested in a pale green. You would not believe the size of this massive light!.....







I hope that you enjoyed seeing a bit of my work. I love custom work and commissions so much, and filling the dreams of my customers, clients and friends. I have some more projects that I am doing for her as I write this and will share with you soon. Don't hesitate to contact me if there is something that I can do for your beautiful home!

Now......did I say GIVEAWAY?

Yes indeed, I want to celebrate my NEW WEBSITE design and am going to give away a $50 Shabbyfufu gift card to one winner, chosen at random! All that you need to do is to leave a comment on the blog to be entered. For an additional chance....post something about the contest on your blog and then come back an let me know. And yet for a third chance post on Twitter and let me know at my Twitter....@shabbyfufu. If you are a customer reading this and don't blog, just leave a comment through the CONTACT on the website and I will include you too!
It's nice to spread the word, so if you would~ I appreciate it so much.........

P.S.....I have removed that annoying "no right click", so if you wish to save the Blog button that Fifi made for me...now you can.

~xoxo~
Janet



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miami and Paris....Temporary Digs

Keeping me too busy to blog lately. Temporary digs for daughters.....Paris, Miami...



I can hardly believe that it's been a month since I posted to my blog! In real life (as opposed to on line life) the time just seems to go by so quickly that by the end of the day I have nothing left in me to get on the computer and write or read. Do you know what I mean? Blogging should come from the heart and not out of obligation or for popularity after all.

That being said, if you are here and choose to read about what I've been up to lately I am honored and quite happy!

First and foremost have been family matters. If you have been a reader for awhile then you probably know that we have two wonderful daughters who are in their twenties. We have been empty nesters for awhile now, but one daughter has recently moved home to the family house here in Miami (temporarily, hopefully)....so we've been helping her get settled back in. Her decor style is modern....much more so than mine, but she has great taste and set up a nice little nest for her stay here.



Our other daughter is about to move to Paris (temporarily, much to her chagrin) for a fabulous work/learning opportunity, and will be there until the end of the year. She's leaving in a few days, and moving out of her cute art deco South Beach apt....


Into a Paris apt that does not look like your typical Paris apt at all....but nonetheless will serve her well for her stay so far from home. If I tell you that I spent 3 weeks pretty much full time trying to find her an apt in Paris to suit the budget...it would not be an understatement! Affordable apts in Paris (yes...as in Paris, France!) are very scarce and then when you come across one it seems to be scooped up in an instant! Here are a few shots of the place, courtesy of the agency that I was working with at New York Habitat....


Will I go? You know my love for France and Paris in particular....so we will see, I simply haven't decided as of yet.
I've also been busy working on revamping my website at Shabbyfufu and it's finally finished!


I hope that you have a chance to visit and come back and tell me what you think. You can click on the website name above to go to the site......we've loaded it up with some pretty and romantic items and made it easier to navigate.

I'll be back soon with a giveaway.....this is my 250th post!
xoxo,
Janethttp://www.shabbyfufu.com