Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Welcome to camp Peacock........
This past week was a complete blast. I am soooooooo grateful to have VICTORIA come out and have another photo shoot with us.
There is a new item in the line, a romantic safari tent. They are the most magical spaces , and they will be available from Peacock Park Design. The shoot was simply was shot day and night. When we lit the candles, Lanterns and firepit, it was unbelievable. I wanted to just spend hours out there.

There were so many vignettes that we did. We had everything from laundry lines with vintage clothes to authentic bits and baubles that I have been accumilating from places like Texas, local flea markets, and of course the Peacock Park Warehouse. There are so many new products that fit right into the shoot. It was such a fun couple days, and I am thrilled to be able to do it!!
Here's the hard part........I have to wait until next Fall to see it in print......NEXT Fall...How on earth can I wait that long/?? These pictures are mine, off of a couple different cameras, untouched, and as you will see, with spots on the lens, and blurred, but I wanted to show the general idea of the shoot.
If you could see the shots through their lens, it was simply exquisite....every shot looked like a magazine cover. Truly amazing.....thank you Brittany !!!

We even got Dinky (the donkey) into the act. He was saddled up with his canvas bag of maps, and an antique studded leather harness belt....he looked so dapper don't you think.

The ceiling of the tent has hand stampled fleur de lis, it also has striped canvas poles, and wooden finials on top. The tent actually has another room that attaches to the back of the main room, it can be used for small sleeping quarters, or private bath , I opted to not attach feeling that it really wasnt neccessary for the shoot. But of course, I go back an forth....maybe I should have put it on, maybe not.......I am sure when the magazine comes out you won't even know that there could have been another room, or that there will be plenty of shots that it wont even you all know what COULD have been....right?

I am so in love with my new "Paris" laundry baskets. They are a set of 3 stacking distressed will hamper baskets with lids, they look so authentic with the stencil fronts. I think these make the perfect toy boxes, or chic storage solution to so many , love , love them...

This incredible rare collapsable tub that has a heated water tank was my prize find in Texas. It was the icing on the cake for the shoot. We had a PPD wire candelier full of candles hanging above it, and lanterns lit all around. It was such a beautiful setting.

This is my giant pound puppy Tank.....can you ever guess why he is named Tank??? He is a big mush though, he just looks vicious.

well this is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to the shots, and vignettes that were created at the camp. I hope you all keep you eyes peeled for the Fall issue of VICTORIA and grab a copy to look at the finished product. I am sure that it will be breathtaking. I am such a big fan of the magazine, and I am thrilled to be a small part of it.
thank you again girls......

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nuts for the Nutcracker....

I went to the Nutcracker Market which is in Houston Texas. It is a fund raiser that is held once a year to benefit the Houston Ballet.
There is a preview party where they have food and drinks, and shopping, shopping, shopping. You can shop till you drop. The displays in alot of the booths are terrific, and the theme here is definately CHRISTMAS !! There is mountains of Glitter, and piles of ornaments, and more Bling from costume Jewelry and Rhinestones than on a Las Vegas Stage.
Well, anyone who knows me, knows that I would have been positively drooling over this authentic stagecoach. Oooooh, I would love to get my hands on this one. It would be a very welcome addition to my carriage collection. I don't think the horses would like to pull this bad boy though !!

The theme changes every year, but this year the theme was Holiday under the Big Top. I love this......they did a really nice job.
The food tables coordinated with the whole circus theme.

as you can see, many of the vendors did a terrific job of display in their booths.

This vendor had our wonderful Mats of Calligraphy on their booth floor. I saw quite a bit of Peacock Park Design goodies there.

This booth looked wonderful. This is Round Top Collection. Jeff and his wife actually have their headquarters just a few miles from the venue. They did I bang up job of display. They are two of thee nicest people ever, and it is so thrilling to see such nice folks be so successful at what they do.
The wonderful Bird cages are from Peacock Park Design's limited editions. I love that he got some of them. He put the pair of cages into a sleigh, and added beautiful doves.....are the turtle
doves??? I am not sure.

I adore this kooky moose. I could see this at any party can't you? I think he is magical and festive.

Look at the tops of this tent like adorable eh?

This vision in winter white is Vintage Home. She had a cabinet that is to "die for". If I could have carried it on the plane it would probably be mine right now.

I loved this old wheelbarrow overflowing with faux snowballs.

This Magnificent Display is the work of Sandstone Gardens. They really know how to put on a show...It is towering pines that are at least 25 feet tall. Breathtaking!

Bolts and Bolts and Bolts of Ribbon , Tulle, and!

There were happy shoppers everywhere...they had sore feet but happy faces.

This was one of my favorite booths as well. It was for the best pies on earth, and I have to say, I loved this guys costume. It was insanely simple, but effective. I loved the layers of washed out tulle, I don't think the result would have been half as impactful if it were bright colored tulle. But of course we all know, I am NOT a fan of bright or primary colors. My freinds all say I am "void" of color...
This wonderful old bike was in another booth, again it is the color combination that really makes this work. The faded colors against the blackness of the bike make them just "pop" even though they are subtle in their own right.

Now , not to be the bearer of bad news, but there truly is ONLY about 40 days left until Christmas !!!!!!!!! AAaaaaaaahhhhh......I can't believe it . ALREADY???? How could that be???? I still have to take down some Halloween stuff, can you believe it???



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