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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Favorite Summer Black Dress

When it comes to putting together outfits for summer I always look for casual and easy care black dresses. I shop for cotton blends that are wash and wear and for styles that can be worn casual or can be dressed up, Warm season black dresses are a must-have for every woman’s wardrobe because the color coordinates well with other colors and the little black dress never goes out of style.
Basic tank dress with yellow sunflower accessories

My favorite styles are the tank because you can wear it with sneakers or flip flops or dress it up with your jewelry and a fashion bag. This style dress is perfect when the days are hot. Add a fashion tote bag and you are ready for shopping, going to the beach or sightseeing while on vacation

Tank style dress with super cute beach design. 

Black Beach Tank  Dress - Palm Tree Print


Here are some causal tote bags. Many of the styles and colors will coordinate with a black dress.

The classic black tank dress is perfect for spring or summer. It is 100 percent combed and ringspun cotton, 4.2 ounces so the weight is good, not too thin. The fabric feels like your favorite tee on your skin. *This dress is body hugging so if you want it to be a little roomier then size up or shop for a basic t-shirt style black dress. The t-shirt style is fun and flirty, however, the cut is looser and does not feel like your second skin. 
Love My Little Black Dress - Red Heart


Shop for black dresses and accessories at Zazzle, com.  Click the blue text to view or to buy.


Retro Style Sunflower Home Decor

When it is time to decorate for the spring and summer season I tend to decorate with flowers that I grow in my cutting garden. The home always feels warm and cozy when there is a vase of black-eyed Susan’s and sunflowers on the table. I also like to accent my homes décor with yellow and white sunflower accessories; tablecloth, coffee mugs,  plates, and throw pillows are a few decorations that will add ambiance to the home.

This week while going through a trunk in the attic I came across a sunflower cluster bouquet that was painted 35 years ago. The paper was discolored due to the age and the floral still life had not been completed. It was one of those paint by number drawings that I enjoyed doing when I was younger.

The still life picture was not completed, vase and table had no color, but I thought the flower cluster would look nice on home décor products.

The arrangement in the painting had yellow sunflowers with green leaves, orange coneflowers, and touches of blue. I thought I would scan it to make it digital then edit it on photoshop to restore it. After hours of editing, I decided it was ready to be uploaded to Zazzle where I could design a few of the home products.

The retro style home decor turned out better than I had hoped. I like the look of the unfinished sunflower bouquet. I also like the areas where the paint bled.

If you like retro style floral patterns that will look fabulous in a Country or Cottage style home then you will love the sunflower throw pillows, tablecloth, and bathroom accessories (see below)

This tablecloth is so pretty for a special occasion or every day. I can visualize the kitchen table with this yellow floral and white cloth and a centerpiece of flowers.


White Table Cloth with Yellow Sunflowers - Floral


This paper plate was designed to go with the tablecloth. The text is for Mother’s Day however you can personalize the text or remove it.


Mother's Day Paper Plate with Retro Yellow Flowers


Accent your sofa or your bed with pretty yellow and white sunflower throw pillows. Personalize with your own initial or remove. The choice is yours. Add a few solid color pillows to your pillow décor.


Pretty Yellow Sunflowers - Floral Throw Pillow



Moss Green Linen Like Throw Pillow



Yellow Linen-Like Throw Pillow


For your bathroom decorate it with a retro floral pattern shower curtain and matching bath towel set. If you would like to view the sunflower products larger or if you would like to buy them click on the blue highlighted words under the product image.


Do you decorate your home with the color yellow?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cottage Style Floral Print Bath Towels

Recently I designed bath towels with a vintage style floral print for a customers cottage style bathroom. The bathroom color scheme was light gray with white trim, and décor was shabby chic so the feminine floral print was complimentary.
Cottage Style bath soap and sprig of lavender

My customer informed me that when she shopped locally or at online stores but all she could find was solid gray bath towels and she wanted bath towels with a delicate vintage style flower pattern. Know that when I get customer requests I tend to work on the design diligently. Many times I will work straight through until the design is completed and links are sent to the customer. I happy to say that the customer did buy one of my bath towel set designs.

I am grateful to my customer because she gave me the opportunity to create a design for her cottage theme bathroom and she made me realize that gray was a color that is in demand. I learned that most shops in town offer solid color gray towels and it is really hard to find a gray pattern and impossible to find pastel flowers on gray towels.

Here are a few of my gray towel designs maybe you are need of feminine bath towels for a Shabby Chic, cottage or Victorian theme bathroom . You can buy the set or you can but them as separates. Plus if you do not like the background color you can change it to one that you like.


Vintage Pink Floral with Monogram Bath Towel Set



Retro Daisy Floral with Monogram Towel Set in Gray

This design features a gray leaves on white background with pink and yellow flowers. This towel set is good when you need a “touch of gray”

Shabby Chic Pink Floral Pattern Bath Towel Set




All towels are fully customizeable so you can also create your own design by uploading your photograph and personalize with your own monogram. Know that specialty towels that allow you to personalize with a monogram are thoughtful bridal shower gifts.