Shannon Berrey

Uncorked

Monday, July 25, 2011

We have loads of wine corks. For years, everytime we finish a bottle of vino, we add the cork to our
 expanding collection. I have used them for a variety of projects. They have filled glass vases, added
needed height inside a pottery vase that housed a plant, acted as namecard holders at dinner parties,
and my daughter has made a cork board or two. I have dreams of one day using them as a
backsplash or as a cool floorcovering. But, until then I will delight in what other artists create with
 their corks. One in particular, is the fabulous jewely of Cat Ivins of Olive Bites Studio.












You can buy Cat's jewelry at her etsy store, uncorked. Or, you can even send her your
 own special cork to create a piece just for you!   

Sarah 101, Episode 3

Friday, July 22, 2011

OK, kiddos, it's time for our third episode of Sarah 101! You can catch the show at
4:30 {est} tomorrow {Saturday} so set your DVR's. Here is what we have to look forward to:




If you don't want to see the pics before seeing the show, then don't scroll down!!!






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I have placed my preorder for Annie Selke's new book that will be released next month!
{I encourage you to order it from your local book store. If you don't have a book store near you, then you can order here}




In case you don't know, she is the gal behind my favorite rug company, Dash and Albert.
And, the goodness continues with the launch of her new blog in which she will be sharing
her great design insights.  

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Driving me crazy

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday night was spent something like this...



with some of this...



and there was also a whole lot of this...



and then a few hours later, we were back to this...



Why, you ask?
 
Because today was the day I was headed here with my baby daughter:




We got there at 8am. We were lucky in that we were the first ones to show up.
 But, {of course} we still had to wait. 
 The waiting only made me her that much more nervous.



Finally, when the DMV guys were finished with their games of Angry Birds,
they took her out for her driving test.

And within minutes, she was back.




She passed! Happy lobby dances began!





Then I had to stand and watch her drive away.




ALONE.



I desperately needed one of these.





Because I was back in this place.




So, then began some more of this.




And then I enlisted the help of all the neighbors.




And the neighbors, neighbors.



Another milestone.

This parenting thing is hard.

Meg Brown Home

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I was in my hometown of Clemmons for the better part of the last 2 weeks. Mom had surgery with
some complications and I played nurse. When she was finally feeling bettter, I took a little dash
 down the road to one of my favorite furniture stores, Meg Brown Home Furnishings.  


{Meg Brown Home}

Meg and her husband, Davin, opened their store 5 years ago and success has followed. This place
 is full of the best eye candy. She has such a wonderful eye and the prices can't be beat.  



She is so good at styling the store that you could easily move a vignette from the store straight to your house.

I love the scale of these slipcovered Lee chairs. 



This chair was one of my faves. This fabric is much prettier than my phone pics show.
And, that orange stool next to it...what a combo!!   



These feather chairs would be so much fun at the head of a dining table.






Look at the adjustment knobs! 



These citrus green lamps with the red dresser and paisley chair--so good together!



I want these green leather chairs. They are one of the pricier things in the store, but, so
stunning.









It was such a treat to find Meg in the store during my visit {she has 2 young boys that keep her
really busy}. We got to catch up on our opinions of 'Million Dollar Decorators' and talk
 'furniture market'.
And a little random info--Meg and her twin sister, graduated high school with my 
younger brother.   

If you are in the Clemmons/Winston-Salem area, you need to visit Meg and her great staff. 
 
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We are off this morning to get Maris' drivers license. Please say a little prayer.
For both of us.


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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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