Monday, August 2, 2010


Hello Everyone:)
Hope you are all doing well. The mornings are getting cooler here but the afternoons are still hot. Our wells and flowers are hoping for some rain soon.

Nicole and I are revamping MAISONSTGERMAIN.COM.  We are changing hosts and will be adding a ton of things once we are done. The NEW Site will be up and running in a couple of weeks. Right now our old site is up but you can still order from it.

We are very exciting with the new host as it offers so much more and seems to be much quicker. There is nothing worse when you are trying to upload a photo than to have it take 15 minutes for each one. So it was time to move on. We had a photo shoot with 'Big Moma' (above) for the site. Isn't she pretty modeling one of our purses? She goes to all our shows with us.
I wanted to share a couple of ideas with you, that anyone can do . Maybe they will inspire you:)  I bought this long piece of tin at Brimfield. It had hearts cut out of it. I hot glued a piece of lace behind it (because the fabric I really wanted wasn't long enough) and then nailed it to the front of a shelf!And now I have a one -of -a- kind vintage piece. Of course I did have to redecorate my wall again;)

I love these baskets but wanted to add a little girliness to them. I had some pretty millinery flowers and vintage lace. Just hot glued everything in place, added wide ribbon on top and really like the results.
This is just way to easy. I bought this plant trellis for $1.00,already painted white. I hot glued some vintage lace to it along with a millinery flower. Then I picked out 3 of my favorite vintage photos and clipped them on with old clothespins. Who said it had to be expensive to be pretty;)
This is an example of the pillows we will be putting on the site. Made of vintage linens. All sizes and all different. I love making them so there will be plenty:)

Hope you were a little inspired to try something new. I enjoyed creating and really appreciated my hot glue gun:)

'Till next time.......
Debra XXX


  1. Sweet things you have shared looking forward to visiting your new shop!


  2. The trellis is really neat! Of course, I love old photos!

  3. I love it! And yes it is very inspiring. Hmmmm, my bedroom needs some work!

  4. Hi Debra ~ I love the cooler mornings we've been having~the nights aren't so bad either. That vintage piece you picked up at Brimfield is sweet. Im counting the days till the Sept. show. The lazy dog days got hold of me and Im too tired to try anything new ~ which is why Im so glad you have some energy to make those awesome pillows~can't wait to see the new site. Give the pups a squeeze for me.

  5. What beauties you've shared today!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  6. love the pillow!!!!!!!! very sweet. love the long tin piece too!!! good luck with your new listings!! i'm going to go check it out!!!
    take care

  7. Debra the pillows are so wonderful!!! I love everything that you did. Can't wait to visit the new site that you and Nicole are working on.

    love & hugs

  8. Debra I love the tin awesome is that.
    Your 'girl' looks lovely all decked out for the shows. I imagine she is quiet on your trips and doesn't eat much since she doesn't have a head.hehe
    I LOVE the pillows!

  9. That pillow is just gorgeous! Love the tin piece too!


  10. These are all great ideas!
    Love the tin and trellis. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

  11. Can't wait to see the new site. Not fun when things take too long to upload. I use pappashop and it seems pretty easy but there are still things I can't figure out.
    Love all the vintage ideas you came up're so clever!
    ps...yes we need rain!!!!

  12. So glad you stopped by . . . and looking forward to seeing your new format - let us all know when you have it up and running. :) Loved the posts from Brimfield . . . and as I was going back to some of your older posts . . . I remember seeing the post on the clocks . . . loved it then - love it still!! . . . liz