Hello, Fall!! Tomorrow’s the official first day of the autumn season and we say bring on the sweater weather! But before we start ‘Pumpkin-Spicing’ every thing in sight, we thought we’d ease you into the season with a few new additions to our Parlour jewelry collection. We think these dark-hued Agate necklaces are a great way to add a little autumn flare, without having to break out the scarves just yet!
Here’s to a happy, happy Home Ec season!
Here’s why! As far as plants go, these guys are super easy to take care of. A bright room, thorough wetting 1-2 times per week, and a little love is all it takes! Without the need for soil, they can go anywhere – check out the versatility below!
Did we mention they flower, too? Awesome! Air Plants can be found in our Downtown shop year-round, stop in for a look today!
Our February GIVEAWAY contest! Come take a look at our newest window display on Main Street and make a guess at how many clothespins we used. The person who guesses the correct number (or gets closest) will win: 1 Anna Maria tea towel, 1 Ceramic Berry Basket, and 1 Lucky Flowers Notecard Set.
(In the case of a tie, a winner will be randomly selected from the winning entries.)
Contest ends March 2, 2013.
We have some pretty fantastic gifts at the shop right now… come on down!
Back by popular demand!! This Sunday, during the Christmas Preview in Downtown Chico… The Home Ec FREE Holiday Photo Booth! We had so much fun last year gettin’ fancy for the camera, but this year will be even better. We have new props and (drum roll please) free donut holes from Donut Rising, our favorite local donut shop.
And just like last year, we are going to print up 4×6″ copies of the photo booth shots and you can come pick up yours at our shop after Tuesday! Totally free. See you Sunday! Cheers!
Hey howdy! Many of our lovely customers have been asking about our fabric pumpkins in the window. So we decided to share this little DIY for our Modge Podge Pumpkins.
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Measure pumpkin from stem to underside. Transfer measurement to fabric and cut strips. Strip width will vary depending on the size of your pumpkin. Mine were about 1.5” wide. Also, fabric will form to the pumpkin better if it is cut narrower on top and bottom. See picture.
- Paint pumpkin with light layer of Mod Podge. Press on fabric strips, lining up the pattern, if necessary.
- Paint another coat of Mod Podge on top of fabric. Continue until entire pumpkin is covered in fabric.
Fabric with small prints were easier to line up. A big, bold graphic print would look amazing…but it will be much more time consuming.
We had a great time designing a bedroom in the Frugal House. There were so many talented interior designers who volunteered their time and skills to benefit the North State Symphony, not to mention, all the local businesses that donated materials and fixtures, as well as, the electricians and carpenters that helped install it all.
Here are a few of our favorite pics from the event and you can see the entire album on our Facebook page.