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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Amazingly Talented Sue Balmforth of "Bountiful", Venice Beach CA.

 I have been thinking alot about Sue lately, wondering what she has been doing in her world of vintage inspired interior design. I have always felt a connecton with her and the way she styles a room, with just the right amount of aged and tattered cherished antiques, charming one of a kind accessories and always a touch of femininity, like floral fabrics, old rose paintings or vintage linens mixed in. Her designs have been such an inspiration not only to me but to multitudes of women who have followed and adored her style!

  So after I got back from Arizona, my friend Lori and I promised ourselves to get up to L.A. (Venice Beach) and pay Sue and her shop "Bountiful Home" a visit. We loved every minute of it, chatting with Her and exploring her treasures!!! Here are alot of photos from our visit and also of past homes she has decorated and styled, her own and also celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg, Suzanne Sommers,and the list goes on...

Her Shop











































Photos of some of the places Sue has decorated and styled...





















































"Bountiful" 1335 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Beach CA.
 Love you Sue, you are one of the "GREATS"! XO Christie




Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Tattered & Worn Artistic Style of the Beautiful Shops of Arizona





















I came home from my trip to Pheonix with my heart and mind filled with so much inspiration I could burst! Here are a few photos from these wonderful shops:
ROSES and RUST; MELROSE VINTAGE:  SIRENS and SAINTS;  PARIS MONTANA & WILLOWS


RUST AND ROSES gypsy trailer































MELROSE VINTAGE  french Chic!














Sirens and Saints (vintage accessories and romantic clothing.)





















Paris Montana (altered vintage jewelry and couture)

















































WILLOWS home and garden decor


And a SPECIAL Thanks to Tricia of "Vintage Biss" AZ. for taking time to spend the day with us and show us around!
XO, Christie