Friday, February 28, 2014

Shabby Chic Living Room


Hello my sweet and beautiful friends! 
Today I am sharing some new pretty Shabby Chic living room photos!
My husband found the most gorgeous antique scrolly chairs in his mother's basement. 
We were blessed to be gifted these chairs and set to work putting a Shabby Chic touch on them.
We were told these chairs were dated back from before the civil war era!
Needless to say I had a bit of a time deciding to paint them.
After they were repaired, painted and got new pale pink cushions, I became extremely happy with the results!!
 My pretty junk shoppe lampshade and flea market lamp!
I love to go junkin to find unusual treasures to dress my home!

I also painted this sweet garden statue and brought her inside to give my mantle some character.
 We actually removed one of our sofas and added two of these Shabbydazzle chairs and I am really loving it!
 These pictures are from my photo shoot, I am beyond blessed and thankful to have received beautiful high quality resolution photos of my home.
I am considering buying a high resolution camera to use for my blog but I have no clue as to where to begin looking.
I have been told the Canon Rebel is a good easy to use camera choice.
 Thank you so very much for stopping by, I read and treasure every comment!
This week I am joining

and 

Big hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Caring for fresh cut roses

Hello my darlings!
Last week I splurged and bought some fresh roses for my home!
 Would you believe that I had no idea how to care for fresh cut roses?!
A very sweet florist gave me instructions on how to get my roses to open up and last longer!
Wow!!! What a difference it has made.
I am sharing some tips on how to care for fresh cut flowers in case you are like me and had no clue. 
I picked up a dozen roses at our local grocery store for $9.99.
These roses were for my photo shoot so I wanted them to last and also bloom out a bit. 
These are the tips the florist shared with me in order to get my roses nice and fluffy for my event.
 Florists Fresh Cut Roses Tips
1.To keep your roses fresh for an event place store them in a refrigerator in water with some fresh flower preservative.

2. Roses take 2-3 days to bloom out before an event. To get them to bloom out take them out of the refrigerator and prepare a jar with luke warm water. Cut the rose stems about and inch and them place them directly in the luke warm water.

3. Watch roses carefully as they bloom out, this process can take several hours even up to a couple of days. 

4. When your roses are bloomed out where you want them. Prepare another jar of water and preservative. Cut your roses another inch and them place them immediately in the solution and put them back in the refrigerator until your event.

This worked really great for me!
I was pleased with how the roses stayed fresh and bloomed out perfectly.
If you have any more fresh cut roses tips leave them in the comments below, I would love to hear how you care for your flowers!

Have a beautiful blessed week,
xoxo
Olivia 



Thursday, February 20, 2014

Casa Romantica Shabby Chic

I am over the top exited to have my home and artistic creations featured in 
Casa Romantica Shabby Chic magazine!!!
A huge thank you to 
Sheri Holloway Photography 
for a fabulous photo shoot! Click like on her Facebook page to see updated photos posting soon! 
I'm not sure yet which issue it will be, but here is the magazine. 
It is an Italian publication, so far I have found Cutepinkstuff sells it online.

 This has been a dream of mine for some time to have my home in a magazine...
NEVER EVER give up your dreams!!!!!
A huge thank you to 
Sheri Holloway Photography
 for the fabulous photo shoot!!
I am beyond excited to see how it all turns out!!!
I don't usually like to have my picture made, 
my best friend Lorena snapped this one with her phone...
 Now it is time for me to RELAX!!!!
Wow, it was alot of work to get ready and stage this shoot.
My husband and kiddos were real troppers!!!
Giggles!!!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing my little Shabbydazzle corner of the world!!!

This week I am partying with 
My Romantic Home
 and
How Sweet the Sound

Hugs and blessings,
xoxo
Olivia

Friday, February 14, 2014

Shabbydazzle Marie Antoinette creations

 My Love~

 color my heart with your art
paint for me a garden of gentility
soft and sweet tangled blooms
sing to me all the vibrant colors
I long to hear
heal me with your wild reds
release me to the purple moon
pluck the mushrooms under my toes
tuck me from the darkness in tender petals
sing me to sleep
in a bed of roses

Olivia Parazine
Hello my darling !This week I have been creating pretty frou frou treasures this week and I wrote a little romantic poem to share with you. I also opened a new frou frou facebook page "Shabbydazzle".
I could not resist setting up a page crafty creations, romantic home photos and my love of pinks!
I am also having a giveaway on this new page!

Click here to visit my new

I am just having so much fun creating pretty treasures with these gorgeous Marie Antoinette images my sweet friend Paulette over at Paper Nosh Studios has so kindly shared with me! 
 I also created some darling little 




Please stop by and have a peek at Paulette's beautiful luxury designs click here to visit with 
Have a beautiful and blessed week full of fun and sparkles!

Partying with 
and

xoxo
Olivia

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Marie Antoinette Altered Art Jounals

 Hello my darlings! I am so very excited and blessed to be creating some ooohh la la over the top Marie Antoinette art journals and Sugarplum Fairy Princess Wands!
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I am above and beyond honored to be using this over the moon gorgeous Marie Antoinette image courtesy of Paper Nosh Studios! I have been such a fan of Paulette's fantastic creations!
If you have not stopped by to see the beauty of her work, please do so.
 Enjoy delicious Glittery Sugar Sweet Paper Bonbons created by artist Paulette Kinney ! Paper Nosh has been styling and designing luxurious and glittery original "Marie Antoinette" themed cards, invitations, and whimsical art since 2006.
~~~Please visit Paper Nosh Studios here https://www.etsy.com/shop/papernosh
These are Place cards and cupcake toppers by Paper Nosh!
 Gorgeous luxury couture creations!

This is the Valentine Marie Antoinette I used and then added all the fluff and trimmings to give it that extra romantic flair!
 I am creating these for my Photo shoot in March and I am also listing some into my Etsy Shoppe!
I am also creating whimsical Sugarplum fairy wands to match the journals!
These are super fun and creative for a special fancy Bridal shower, Birthday party, Sweet 16, baby shower or Tea Parties!
 https://www.etsy.com/Oliviasromantichome
 I am having so much fun with this lavish image!
In high style...."Let them Eat Cake"!
Thank you for stopping by my sweet and beautiful friends.
Sending you much hugs and love!!!

Partying with 


Hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

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