Thank you to my friend Garden Whimsies by Mary. Mary has a passion for repurposing thrift store “treasures” into unique, one of a kind garden art. They are the added “bling” every garden deserves. No matter what your garden style is …from formal, eclectic to cottage, a garden whimsy is the perfect garden accessory.
Her designs include: Garden totems, centerpieces, garden stakes, plate flowers, wind chimes and home accessories.
Mary’s whimsies were recently featured in the Outdoor Living 2012 issue of Valley Homes & Style Magazine. Mary shares tips for creating your own whimsies via her Facebook page, website and blog.
Mary and I partnered on introducing some of our Facebook friends to one another! Colleen Lang from my page was the lucky lady who was chosen to receive this beautiful whimsical pedestal stand!
It would be perfect for holding cupcakes, jewelry, candles or pretty soaps in the powder room. All you need to do are three simple things: 1) show her some LOVE by visiting her page and LIKING it. 2) Leave a note on her page saying “The Purple Painted Lady sent me”. 3) Then, leave a note on my Facebook as a comment to this posting stating “You LOVE Garden Whimsies by Mary”.
And The Purple Painted Lady in turn gave a way a free custom house plaque! Denise Clark from Garden Whimsies by Mary‘s page won it!!!
Congratulations to you both!
Hi everyone out there in internetland!
Funny how we can become friends and get to know each other through my Facebook page and email. I am very grateful for those of you who have LIKED my Facebook Page and follow my daily posts about Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paints by Annie Sloan- the best in the world! Or my artists spotlights of those who will be at The Purple Painted Lady Barn Sale & Junk Jubilee on September 22nd happening in Palmyra, New York!
One of the best parts about what I do is getting to meet so many of you. I am happy that I am here to help- especially those of you who reach out needing help ASAP! The most rewarding part however, is receiving photos and comments from customers showcasing what they did with the products they purchased through The Purple Painted Lady or with the advice or suggestions I have provided to them.
Here is a great example of using Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan outside. Susanne did a great job making her front entrance warm and inviting! I was really flattered by the note she left with this photo post:
“TOTALLY inspired by The Purple Painted Lady!! Arles front door (still needs another coat) Provence on rocking chairs. Flower pots in a special mix of a bunch of AS paints (mostly Old Violet). Can’t thank Trish enough for her fabulous creative eye.”
You are so welcome Susanne!
Below is a photo taken by Gloria, who was a bit intimidated regarding painting furniture initially. But I think she has proven to herself – that she has talent! She has completed a buffet, some decorative whimsical chairs and working on another project- probably as I type this. If I can share this- I believe her pieces have a MacKenzie Childs flair to them!
Next week we will have a location where all of you will be able to post pieces you have done with a brief description. It will have a voting option too- so we can celebrate those who have the most LIKES with free giveaways! I hope that sounds like fun to you!!!!
Well, it is a little after midnight and I still have “work” to do. But again, a sincere sweet thank you to all of you – I live my dream every day because of you and I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU!