Friday, December 5, 2014

New line! Maxxi Photo Frames.

Some exciting news!  I've just picked up a new line of photo frames and for their launch they are offering a great promotion!  Below are just a few of their many designs.

Minimum $300 order receives 1/2 freight allowance.Minimum $500 receives full freight allowance.
I know we are in December but I thought you might want to take advantage of this special offer.

This offer is good through the end of January 2015.

E-mail for a complete catalog:

Monday, November 17, 2014


These are some great holiday gifts.  The labels come in themes for Christmas, Valentine's, home, French decor, inspirational.  They fit on flameless candles and wine bottles.

This is what the back of the wrapped candle looks like.  Black ribbon is tightened like a corset.

Just a sample of the many Christmas images available.

These are some everyday images. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to clean your vintage linens and lace

Cleaning your vintage linens and lace.

1/2 Cup Cascade
1/2 Cup Biz
1/2 Gallon of cool to lukewarm water

Fill your washer or tub with cool water - I used my kitchen sink.  Add the Cascade and Biz to the water.  Allow the cloth to soak overnight or at least 8 hours.  Check the stained areas.  If they are clean, drain the solution and rinse in cool water.  Allow to air dry.  If the stains remain, mix a new solution and soak again.  Depending on the type of stains, it may take two or three soaks but they should come out.  Rinse in cool water until all soap is out.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Tripar International is a leading source for display pieces.  Not only will they enhance the beauty of your store, they are also great to sell to the consumer.  Here are just a few of the scarf displays available.  There are also easels, risers, stands, tables and much, much more!
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Monday, February 24, 2014


One of  my best selling lines - beautiful images by artist Darren Gygi.  For years Darren Gygi's artwork has only been available to private collectors but now his beautiful home collection is available to everyone.  They are gallery wrapped and fit any decor - in the living area, kitchen, office, hallway or bath.
E-mail for wholesale catalog:

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CLM COTTON & MORE! Beautiful tabletop and rugs

Our 100% cotton placemats, napkins and tablecloths are printed by hand, in a traditional technique that dates back to the late 18th century. skilled artisans hand-carve the teak wood blocks that are used to hand-print the vibrantly colored motifs on each design. Enjoy these beautifully hand-crafted table linens in casual as well as more formal settings.

These rugs are designed to go places…porches, dens, patios, dorms, entrance ways – right at home in virtually any room. Traditionally handwoven on pitlooms, the designs are of natural cotton using yarn-dyed colors, Durably constructed and eco-friendly.
Choose from perennial favorites and spirited new colors and textures.  Accent rugs are a fun, unexpected way to incorporate color into your space. for a wholesale catalog.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Wedding Hammock
Bring an intriguing novel and frosty iced tea...the soothing to and fro of this beautifully fringed garden bed will lull one into a restful state of serenity. Weather proofed fibers will endure summer's occasional thundershowers unscathed. Hand-woven from 100% natural, unbleached cotton. 11'with lace that hangs approximately 10". 
$74.90/ea (2+)$72.90 (4+)$69.90

Peacock Garden Seat
A poetic perch with fanciful scroll ironwork is jewelry for the garden. A place to read magazines, refresh and reflect upon nature. French White finish. Simple assembly. 45"w x 21.5"d x 45"h.  $154.90 (3+)$149.90

 Tree Hugger Bench
Out of a Parisian park, lovely scrolled ironwork invites a moment of reflection under a shade tree. French white. Simple assembly. 59 x 32 x 35".
$154.90 (3+)$149.90

Peacock Garden Chair
French White finish. Iron. Simple assembly. 28"w x 48"h.
$104.90 (3+)$99.90 

Peacock Garden Table

Coordinates with the Peacock Garden Seat #21155. French White finish. Iron.  Simple assembly required. 23"w x 16"d x 21"h.
$54.90/ea (3+)$49.90

To order wholesale e-mail:

Monday, January 27, 2014

For Her Soul
Inspiration in an envelope

 I am so pleased to announce my new greeting card line.  For Her Soul speaks to a women's thoughts and feelings. I love the images and the greetings inside.  These are just a few of the many cards in the collection.  Please e-mail for more information.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I believe the ideas in this article that I wrote last year still apply to make 2014 your best year so I am reposting.  Here is the revised article:


We may not have a crystal ball but planning for the New Year, in good times and bad, brings a load of benefits to your business.  The first few months of the year are the most critical. The first quarter is the best time to plan for results that will last all year long.  

We all have a story, what is yours? For many years my story was that everything and everyone else came first before focusing on my business and I wasted way too much time on social media and busy work that was not revenue producing. 
Setting goals and focusing my actions to achieve those goals has made all the difference in the world.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started planning for a successful 2014:

  • Plan a brainstorming session.  Get together with a group of like-minded people and help each other come up with creative ideas to achieve your goals. Two years ago I asked a few entrepreneurs to join a mastermind group.  Since 2012 we have met monthly and shared our goals, got valuable advice from each other and set new goals to achieve and to be held accountable for by the next meeting.  The results to our businesses and creative endeavors has been phenomenal.  I cannot say enough about how effective this is as a tool.
  • If you haven't been using social media the new year would be a great time to start.  Create a blog; sign up for a business Facebook page and get customers to "like" your business; create a Twitter account; join Pinterest.  Then set a weekly appointment to blog. Tweeting and posting on Facebook should be done once a day or as time permits. Pinterest can be so addictive that you may have to set limits.  You will be amazed at what effective marketing tools these are.  And they're free!  I have customers that will only respond to texts or facebook messages and that’s alright by me.
  • Make reservations to attend the wholesale trade shows in January.  It's a great way to see the trends.  Make an appointment with a local sales representative.  They will be able to tell you about new lines, promotions, discounts and vendors that offer dating. Or it may be you are looking for a sales rep to sell your wares?
  • This is a great time to plan your yearly budget. Prepare a forecast for the entire year based on your previous year. Review the last year's sales on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Read your industry magazines and newsletters.
  • Change your story.  Discover what the payoff is for staying in the same place you’ve always been and be willing to let go of that payoff. 
  • Make the decision to follow through on your business plan.  This is where the hard works begins to make 2014 your best year ever!
You will be amazed at the results!