Sunday, February 28, 2010

I have been collecting old books ever since I can remember. Their covers worn and tattered have more then just a story to tell. Here, I've added hand painted pale cream roses to the out-side cover making this the perfect bed side decoration for your night table.
More Coming Soon...

I was very excited to find a pair of these fabulous beaded place mats.
Full of glamour, the BEST find!

Just In! Not only is this pretty sheet music available in note cards, but vintage style POST CARDS as well. Perfect for your collection or sending out a quick hand written note.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The new Romantic French issue is available!

A special thank you to the lovely  Tracie and Polly for including my art work in your beautiful publication. 
A charming magazine to feast your eyes upon. You will love this!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

 Dovetales Antiques & Home Magazine-
One of the most fulfilling journeys in my career is my contribution as the Lifestyles editor for Dovetales magazine. I've been fortunate to meet the most remarkable, creative women in the design field that have truly enriched my life in so many wonderful ways. It has inspired my imagination to express, create and dream...

Great news from the Editor and Chief of Dovetales, Michelle DiPersio

As many of you know, Dovetales Antiques & Home magazine started out as a small, regional publication, printing four issues per year, with a small, but exceptional group of women and a Pete. Since then, our family has grown into a unique and talented team of deisgners, decorators and editors. And now, we've decided to take the next step and reach out to our dedicated readers, the community and the world.
This past season, we tried something new. We made our entire holiday, 2009 issue available-on line as a way for all to enjoy. The results were overwhelming. We surpassed our three-month distribution time in less than 30 days! So, thank you to all who visited Dovetales website and we hope that you enjoyed the issue.

NOW, why not upload the entire Dovetales Home collection on line? With 14 great issues spanning more than 5 years, it was an idea worth investigating! So, for all our dedicated readers (and many new ones to come), we've compiled all of our past and current volumes on-line for all to enjoy.
CLick here to visit the Dovetales website to down load.

P.S. We would like to say a special THANK YOU to my favorite bloggers who have been wonderful supporters of Dovetales magazine. You will find your credits on the Dovetales " Our Story" Page- 

Fondly, Jo-Anne

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I love Antique music sheets- they are very much in style to decorate with and have a romantic aura about them.

Just a short note today. I will be busy in my studio for awhile, lots of painting to do. Wishing you "angel bloggers" a beautiful week!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Love & Friendship, Jo-Anne

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yes sweet friends, you’re in the right place- So where are the roses you ask? Well, I recently added a "Live Traffic Feed" on the side bar of my blog and its been so interesting to see the locations of blog friends. Only on the "World Wide Web" could this ever be feasible. 25 years ago this would have been impossible or very expensive to reach this kind of market. You would think I just crawled from under a rock but it still amazes me! Computers make the world smaller and family and friends, near or far, right at our fingertips.
Welcoming friends from USA, Thailand, Denmark, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, the Netherlands, Argentina, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia!

One International blog I've been following lately is Molly Dolly. Her sense of style and clothing line is a fine collection of unique feminine couture. Even her  website 
Odd Molly stands alone in the design world. Please be sure and visit the very lovely Molly Dolly blog. Here are a few favorites-

I'm not positive but I think this may be Molly herself. Isn't she adorable!
I just found this great 450 square foot New York studio makeover at Charm Hill Interiors where she found it at Daisy Pink Cupcake blog
 and WE had to share...

It is designed and remodeled by owner Kelly Geisen of New York.

Until next time, happy blogging!