Art Quilt Symphony Ottoman. I think my new Esquire Decorative Pillows (right photo) look great with the antique chests and the hand painted picture frame by local artist, Brenda Wessling.
One of the things that I hope to continue creating for the TRADING COMPANY are my pillows.... you know I love pillows!.... just ask Jeff when he has to throw a thousand off when he wants to sit or lay down!! Above in the rocking chair are my Aristocrat Fleur de Lis Decorative Pillows. They're made out of nubby silk, canvas, bamboo, and metal accessories, and are filled with feather/down pillow forms.
Of course my favorite look is the black & white
Ms. Jazzy Occasional Chair being paired with my new Happy Day Decorative Pillows from the My Garden Collection, and the Shabby Chic Checkerboard Ottoman. The pops of red just set it off! Wouldn't this look be perfect in a personal studio or dressing room?
I think what appeals to me the most is the unexpected in this little shop. I love the surprise and creativity of finding a little bit of quirky mixed in with the beautiful antiques. Check them out.
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When you walk out the front door of the TRADING COMPANY, you're looking at Consider Boutique directly across the street. It's a wonderful shop that functions as an art gallery as well as offering artisan's jewelry, potter, accessories, and so much more! I have a few of my things consigned with Casey and hope to get some more ready to go. Of course, while I was there visiting with her I had to buy a cute pair of earrings!
You can actually spend a fun full day within two blocks of these two shops. I went on a traveling trip up and down the street and found some wonderful shops you might be interested in.
The Blue Dog Bakery & Café is a must to visit. I had a delicious salad and, of course, some of their home baked bread to go with it. YUMMM...!!! And I don't even care for bread most of the time.
On down the street you'll find Louisville's oldest independent and charming bookstore, Carmichael's Bookstore. In here you'll find lots of unique reading material, and it's where I was introduced to the Garden and Gun magazine. Strange title but fun magazine that beautifully covers everything from food to gardening, arts to travel, sporting to music, and more!
Just Creations - Crafts That Make a World of Difference is located on the corner with all their fair trade merchandise. If you need a unique gift for someone, this is the place to shop! The store is filled with rugs, woven pieces, carved pieces, clay figures, beaded art and jewelry, and things you would never have thought of from all over the world. My favorite are their colorful baskets and I think they could easily complement any room.
And last, but not least, you MUST head into Bourbon Barrel Foods where the slogan is EAT YOUR BURBON™. Their famous Bluegrass Soy Sauce is made from GMO free soy beans and is a favorite of chefs near and far. They even have Bourbon flavored salt!
I was able to start Easter baskets for my kids with several of their products. You are never too old for Easter baskets, they just take on a little different form as the kids get older!!
Awake Ministries is in the process of getting new draperies and window treatments hung. Thanks, Kevin for the help! They really do look better than this picture. My picture taking skills are not the best, even though they have improved greatly, and I know that ironing the drapes would help a little too! LOL!!
Just a little more sewing to do on upstairs valances and this project will be complete. I don't think that when I owned the building that the windows were ever all covered at the same time. Oh, the Shoemaker's poor children!