Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas !!!!!!

Merry Christmas from Me, and everyone at the Peacock Flock.
I am so grateful for the past year. Thank you so much to everyone for your love and support.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mat Give a way Winner is...............

The winner is........Trash Talk is the winner of the compliments of the season mat,
send me your address so we can get this on santas sleigh before xmas.........
Because I am sooooooooooo behind on everything I gave another winner one on facebook.
Have a super duper holiday.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow..........GIVE A WAY..

Well Winter is definitely here.....AAhhhhhhh. I do NOT like snow. Dont get me wrong. I like the way in looks, but I don't like the COLD. It is miserable. I dress like an eskimo and still freeze.
My kids however beg to differ.....Oh, yes, they squeal with delight. There is a ritual in these parts that if kids want a snow day, they wear their pajamas inside out, put a spoon under their pillow and flush an ice cube down the toilet before going to bed. (Now who ever thought that up I would like to know) Yes, they all do it, and just hope for a day off school.

lately these past few days, I have been finalizing the items for the January market season. I am super psyched hoping that it all comes together.
I am introducing a Christmas line Peacock Park Style. This has me a bit whipped up hoping it all comes together and gets here on time to pull it all together. I am just keeping my fingers crossed. There is alot of pieces so far, everything from glass ornaments , paper houses. Glass garland, metal votives. Life size snowmen.....of course rusted to perfection. Not to mention an assortment of angels, santos and nativity ideas. I will be posting pictures after Market of some of the new designs.

Okay so here is just a tiny sneak peek into what I am up to....casual Christmas part of the line.

This is a strung rope with 24 individual pouches with satin labels and felt numbers to put your advent treats in.

This is just the top of one of the many stockings that are in the works.........

This is certainly just the tip of the iceburg, but hopefully it is something the customers will like.

I have to say I am a bit nervous on this one. Everytime you do something for the first time it is a bit scary. But I have never been one to NOT try something new. I will always try anything at least once. You never know until you try right? So if the Holiday line is well recieved I can see it growing out of control. It is so fun. Do I hear bigger showrooms???? hahahahah NOT!

Well back to work, I have to redesign some stockings that came in looking like the grinch could wear them.....2foot long foot, and a 3inch ankle....urgh.... There is always something that has to be reworked. But hey, I love a challenge.
Happy Snow day !!!!!
Oh, by the way, I will be doing another give away again this week of something really cool beings it is so cold here.. how about a really cool compliments of the season printed mat

It is printed bamboo and has a non skid backing and the perfect size 2x3 for in front of the kitchen sink or even at the front door. Good Luck. drop me a line on either facebook, email or blog. Whatever is easiest for you


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas in Houston

Well the Peacock Flock went to the Nutcracker Market in Houston last weekend, and wow is it a frenzy. If you haven't heard of the Nutcracker Market it is a Holiday Market that benefits the Houston ballet and there are vendors selling everything from carmel apples to tables. We decided to show the line at the market to get the brand recognition out there. It was a tremendous success. We have gotten many phone calls and emails of consumers of the market, looking for a retail store near them for our products. Some people dont understand why we would want to do a "retail" show, but sometimes you have to pay your dues for the cause. Of course we couldnt take the entire line, in fact very little of it, because of the size of the tiny 24 ft booth. But as usual Kelly and I packed and stacked it to give it the PPD vibe. We have so many wholesale customers in Texas, so it was really great to show a representation of the line to the public of Houston. It is always exciting when the end consumer loves the line, and wants to see more. They ultimately are the ones who buy it from the wholesaler and retailer. We did bring items to sell and were very careful to sell them at a retail price as to not in anyway undercut our retailers. It was alot of work beings we are so far away, but because we do not have a flagship store, and dont have a retail outlet at the warehouse, we thought it was a good way to show the idea of the line to the public in person. The customers were so nice, and many had seen our products in magazines etc, but were thankful to see it in person. They would ask where they could find it locally etc. Even though we are midwestern folks, I have to say, ....I DO love texas. We always feel the warmth and genuine charm the people of Texas have. So thank you again for another wonderful experience in the big vast state of Texas. We will be back to Dallas in January and it will be our pleasure to have you stop in to our new showroom on the 5th floor of the World Trade Center. It was terrific to see some of our current customers, and see new faces. So if you would like to see our products in person as well, just send a message and I will be thrilled to send you to a store near you be it in Texas or any other great state !!!
Crowns Crowns Crowns, they look good any time of the year.
Pillows galore
a repurposed fountain from our Garden Store days!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I can't believe that Halloween is already over, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
It is time to take down the creepy webs, and skeletons that greet guests at the door, but we get to flip the "witch is in" pumpkins to the other side, to just reveal an orange or white orb with a stem.
It is time to pull all the Autumnal decor out and we get one more month of Fall color before it turns to Winter.
I made a trip to a local consignment shop. You can find the most unusual, quirky, and sometimes tacky stuff usually for a great price at these stores, so I like to pop in whenever I am near one.
This time I found this great little salesmans sample of a brick layers wheelbarrow. I am sure it has some age to it, but I am just not sure how much. None the less, It was a whopping 11 bucks ! (SCORE)
I found some great little white bumpy lumpy gourds mixed in a the local farm I get hay for bedding for the animals at. I just love this for the kitchen island for a festive inexpensive Fall statement.

This is just the tiniest little pumpkin that I ever saw. It is in my daughters hand so it even appears larger than it is.

I had this old basket from our early years at Peacock Park Design.

I just love newspaper shreds. It is getting harder and harder to find a simple shredder. Now they are all "crosscut" which makes tiny confetti. But I like the good old fashion shred. You can usually find a straight shredder at the consignment shop as well. (I did for 10 bucks).

Lumpy Bumpy wonderful gourds. They will last until November.

Great little display. I will probably change it out for the holidays too with some piled greens and small packages.

This is Mike. He and his wife have a farm just down the road not too far from me. I go to buy my straw for all the animal bedding from them. It is always such a nice get a way. The farm has such history, and they are super sweet people.

This is some history on the site. They have a long family history here.

For me, inspiration comes from everything! A worn barn door, a pitted candle, a piece of fabric, or pumpkins and gourds. As much as I HATE the winter......I do like the change of seasons just for a change of scenery to get the creative juices flowing.


I have added a fun new link to the blog. If you click below, you can add your image for a "blog hop". I am asking for your favorite picture of your FALL inspiration.You can vote or "like" your favorites. It is a great way to share the inspiration. Give it a try. I cant wait to see what comes up. Please give it a try.

Monday, October 31, 2011


I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween, and may your corner store have tons of 1/2 off candy tomorrow too..........
I have raided my kids sacks while they are asleep.......I hope they dont notice.

A gorgeous Fall Day ! Not many of these left before the snow flies.......urgh.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just Junkin in Texas......

I am home from a fast and furious buying trip in Texas..... {I am actually sitting at a desk in my hotel room in Hong Kong to finish this and get it online} Texas is a great chance for inspiration, meeting up with friends, and finding some super props for the showrooms. This is just a smidge of what is there, but I truly have run out of time to post it all . I will truly be posting again another texas segment to show you more fantastic spaces, antiques and people in the near future!
These two adorable gal are the infamous two Teresa's. Teresa who hosts the blog parties at Zapp hall. and T.O.T. {the other Teresa} who has Time worn interiors at Marbuger Farms.
I LOVE this picture of you two.!!

Oh, be still my heart. I want this amazing sewing machine. It was just for display at Magnolia Pearls incredible booth.

Anyone who knows me, also knows that I adore the european miniature theatres. Oh this is a sweet one. I am working on a quaint suite of Theatres in Miniature for my Christmas line. This is some serious inspiration dont cha think!

The Fields, stalls and booths had everything you could think of, houses for dolls.......

Houses for parrots. {look at the creative way to display a chandelier}

Houses for people......

Houses for seedlings....

Houses for birds.............

Houses for flocks of doves......

Architectural parts and pieces.......



amazing colors of faded elegance.......

I love a soft palet of bleached pastels......

And of course the always present and impactfull body forms in all shapes and sizes.....

This guy was a mess......

I went by later and he got himself together...........

Many beautiful religious icons, statues and saints..........

The sweet gals at french by design also repurpose these great slips which I couldnt resist...... They have seasonal sales too that you should check out too........ Oh, it was 100 degrees hence the sweaty photo.....The attractive bandage was due to a 13 stitch cut that happened the day before I left for Texas. I think I am going to design some gauze in designer colors and patterns.

Bottles are another item that is so utilitarian but decorative at the same time, especially when it has some age.....

Glass made in the early years had a content of magnesium. When it is exposed to the UV rays of the sun it will turn purple. The more UV...the darker the purple. Yes, these were all clear when first manufactured..... Magic isn't it???

I have a passion for signs....I don't know why exactly, but something about them how they can make such a statement in decor.

These two signs are sideways........I just am too lazy to go back and swith them all please turn your screen sideways for the full and true view......

There is definately so many things in Texas. Something for absolultely everyone.

This sign sums it up Perfectly I think!


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