Tuesday, July 31, 2012

next summer loves: Mamatoga Jenny

Recently Jenny at Mamatoga featured some of our custom Saratoga Springs pieces.  If you don't already follow her, you must start!  On her website and online magazine Jenny shares her experiences raising three kids under five while giving great resources for health and wellness, parenting, style, and cooking.  Even if you don't live in Saratoga Springs, you will find inspiration and helpful resources on her site.

Here are a few of the custom pieces from our store that she featured . . .

our Saratoga map pendant (we also sell earrings)

Saratoga needlepoint belt

Saratoga needlepoint coasters

We're so glad we opened a second location in Saratoga Springs.  It's an open and welcoming community with a lot of style.  Jenny is the epitome of that.  To see her full post click here.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oh Deer!

Meet our newest friend at Next Summer.  He is a project we've wanted to do for quite some time. Here he is enjoying the sunset. 
We were so excited to start this project that we forgot to take any "before" pictures, but this is basically what he looked like, or at list this is what Google offers you when you do an image search for "twig deer"

We thought that since painted furniture is one of our hallmarks, a painted Adirondack twig deer would be a good mascot. What better way to symbolize "modirondack" style? We started with two coats of spray primer, we let it dry for over 24 hours, then gave it two generous coats of spray paint. We let that dry for nearly a  week, before finally giving two generous coats of clear coat. It's hard to see in these photographs, but the clear coat gives it a more contemporary sheen.

We love the way the orange flowers contrast with his new turquoise color. Any suggestions on a name? 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

So much to say . . .

Recently these pillows have been flying out of our store.  Their graphic text makes them an unexpected element in any room and they're also excellent conversation starters.  They look great on their own . . .

and also make nice accent pillows if you mix them with graphic prints, stripes or even animal prints.

We're about to place another order, so tell us which ones you'd like to see in our store!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012