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thoughtful layering

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Window treatment is a term to describe how one decorates or covers their window.  The image of a curtain or some piece of fabric hung above or around a window may have come to mind for many of you.  Not only will I select ready-made curtains for my budget conscious clients, but I design custom treatments as well.

Window treatment can also refer to shades, blinds, shutters and the like.  Often times it is the thoughtful combination or layering of both types of treatments that create the best solutions.

That being said, I am very pleased to share that I am now a dealer of Graber window treatments!  While Graber may not have the name recognition of  Hunter Douglas, they provide quality options at reasonable prices.  This will allow me to serve my clients thoroughly and efficiently.

Have you noticed a drafty room in your home or office?  Now is the perfect time to dress your windows for the cooler weather.  Call or write today!

wedding gratitude

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

As a small business owner, it was important for me to support other small businesses as vendors for my wedding.  And I have to say, they ROCKED IT.  With a humble and grateful heart, I’d like to thank those who helped make our wedding day happen.

PhotographyChristine Tilley Photography.  Meeting Christine was a homerun and a half.  Not only is she sweet, fun, and easy to be around, but unbelievably talented as well.  This lady has an amazing career ahead of her – you better book her now!

Venue:  Forster’s Wedding & Events.  Aside from the spectacular location, Forster’s offers a package deal to simplify everything for anxious brides.  Tent, tables, chairs, linens, catering, bathrooms – it’s all included.  Of all the wonderful characteristics unique to Forster’s, it is the expertise of their wedding planner Jill Morrow that I found so invaluable. 

FloristSorella Floral Design.  I loved working with and getting to know the Ashton sisters.   These ladies create beautiful, unique, and clever floral designs.  I feel very fortunate to have had such gorgeous arrangements in my price range. 

Wedding Cake:  Cindy Mitchell, The Flour Shop.  What can I say – our carrot cake was DELICIOUS!!!

Bartender:  Brian Stevens, owner of Tandy’s Bar.  Personable and professional.  Brian was also nice enough to bring some extras just in case we ran out.  Thanks again Brian!

Invitations:  friend, Tiffany Williams.  A self-proclaimed whiz with typography, Tiffany is no joke.  She did an amazing job with the invites, and was super patient with me through all my fine-tuning. 

Hair/MakeupSalon Lavena.  Big thanks to Sybil for a beautiful cut and color before the big day.  Even BIGGER thanks to Bianca for her patience, talent, humor, and kindness.  My hair looked a-mazing and the makeup was, in a word, flawless.

Wedding Dress:  via Modern Bride.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to Odessa for helping me find the perfect dress!  She and the staff at Modern Bride always made me feel welcome, and seemed to share in my excitement for the big day.  The alterations were impeccable too. 

Groom’s Suit:  via George’s Apparel.  We found a very handsome suit at a very reasonable price at George’s.   The staff were always eager to help and the alterations came out beautifully. 

Rings:  via Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers.  When it comes to customer service, Capitol Craftsman might take the cake.  It took me MONTHS to find the right wedding band, but the staff never once showed the slightest sign of frustration with me.  They are simply wonderful to work with.

What a magical day it was…  I can’t thank you all enough!  <3 Aimee

Exciting finds on Etsy

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Believe it or not, I’ve just discovered Etsy.  (I know!  What is wrong with me?!)  Granted I heard about it ages ago, but I never slowed down long enough to peek for myself.  Amazing!  This is an excellent resource for vintage finds and handcrafted wares.  Take a look…

R o l l i n g W a v e V i n t a g e G l a s s B u t t o n L o c k e t

geek love.

Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Lamp

Lovely Leaves- 18" x 18" Decorative Pillow Cover - Medium Taupe Linen Fabric with Beige Leaves Embroidery

Charcoal Grey and Cream Pillow Cover, Fits 12"x20" Pillow, Cream, Lumbar, Decorative Pillow Cover, Throw Pillow

Stunning Danish Mid-century Modern Club Chair / New Upholstery

Sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Get local: Capitol Craftsman

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This store is an absolute treasure.  Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers is a remarkable resource for handcrafted gifts that are made in the US.  Gorgeous jewlery, ceramics, carved wood, blown glass…  the list goes on!  What I probably love most about this store is the sense that I am connecting with each artisan through their creative work.  Truly beautiful.

Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers are located at 16 & 18 North Main Street in Concord, and can be found online here.   

       

Get local: bona fide

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Just tuning in?  Welcome to another post in a series related to shopping locally for the holidays.  Next up, bona fide green goods (visit them in person at 35 South Main Street in Concord, or online here).  Bona fide is an exceptional resource for all things green and sustainable.  From jewlery and clothing to kitchenware and gifts, bona fide is chockfull of stuff that will make you feel good.  Want to know how you can be greener?  Visit their website today to learn how. 

       

Get local: Cobblestone

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Another phenomenal local resource is Cobblestone Design Company.  Located at 89 Fort Eddy Road in Concord, Cobblestone is my go-to florist.  These gentlemen have a remarkable sense of style, and merchandise their store beautifully.  Whether you are looking for a special gift, floral arrangement, or simply a retail pick-me-up, Cobblestone is worth the visit.  Access their website here - these pictures hardly do them justice!

       

Get local: KAZA

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

One of my favorite places to shop (ever!)  is KAZA, located at 202 South Main Street in Concord.  Aside from being an absolute sweetheart, the owner is a creative genius.  KAZA is a great place to go for unique finds including crafts by local artisans, vintage items, and generally fabulous decor.  Visit her website here

       

Get local: Apotheca

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

‘Tis the season for shopping.  So why not shop local?  A fantastic find for holiday (or any day) shopping is Apotheca, located at 24 Main Street in Goffstown, New Hampshire.  This adorable little nugget is a cafe, florist, and gift shop rolled up in one.  I love their organic/ funky style, not to mention the local artisans they support.  Be sure to visit them in person, or online here.

           

What is your Color Personality?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Normally I wouldn’t say this, but I love quizzes!  Well, the one’s involving color, style, and psychology at least  :)  Pittsburg Paint is currently offering a fun color personality test on their website.   Of course it’s not the end all – be all, but it’s definitely a great way to stir up the creative juices.  Feel free to  take the quiz often, your answers are likely to change – especially in different seasons. 

Originally, I was “Pop Art”.  The 2nd time around was “Tapestry/Mosaic”. 

Where do you score?

Have you heard the news?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

KAZA, local design shop and entreprenuer extraordinare, was recently chosen NH Hampshire Magazine’s “Editor’s Pick for Shabby Chic Revival!”  But wait – there’s more!  Home Accents Today (a national publication) also named KAZA as one of the 50 Retailers for 2010!  (I am so proud, I am busting!)

Located at 202 South Main Street in Concord, KAZA is an absolute gem.  Stop by or visit www.kazadesigns.com to see for yourself what all the buzz is about.  You’ll be a raving fan too!

KAZA:  Recycle.  Trade Fair.  Live Funky.

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