Monday, May 19, 2014

A LITTLE ORC UPDATE




OK.....first things first.  You remember when I posted about an artist whose gorgeous home on Lake Burton was published in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles?  It was all done in white and I drooled.....

Well....you won't believe what happened after that.  Her name is Dawne Raulet and she reached out asking if I was the "Sherry Hart" who used to teach fitness at Jeannes Body Tech?  She remembered me and had been a member there years ago.  I was so happy to be able to say "why yes I am".

Anyway....long story short she wanted to paint me something...of course I was all...oh you don't have to do that...and on the other end of that email I was  like FOR REAL......holy smokes....clapping my hand together like a kid at a birthday party getting a goodie bag.

And guess what?
Yep....I picked it up on Tuesday.



omg people.....



Is this perfect for my room or what?  Can you believe it?  I am so thrilled!

And dang her home was so incredibly gorgeous that I wanted to break out my camera but for damn sure that would have sealed the deal of "crazy....stalker....girl crush" image right then.

So I restrained.  But I wanted to so badly.

I did my ADAC design tour on Thursday and it went really well.  I met Laura Hemandez who is manufacturing these beautiful trays.....and she brought me my very own!


How freaking gorgeous is this?  Was it like Christmas for me this week?

You betcha.


You can find Laura on Instagram [rinnovarestudio] if you are interested in one of your own!

Have you heard about this app called Patternsnap?


Take a picture of a pattern and it will tell you what it is!  Check it out.

Have a swell Monday

Shaluckygirl:)










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46 comments :

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, wow, what a great painting and you got to see her home in person. Lucky you!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

I LOVE your new painting! Lucky girl!!

Shelley | Crazy Wonderful said...

Shut up!!! I just love that feeling - your insides doing flips while your screaming "woot, woot!!!" in your head, all while on the outside you're trying to act calm "hey man, it's cool." You lucky dog, you.

Dana Frieling said...

Just a tad jealous of your new art! It's the icing on the cake in your dining room.

Beth C. said...

Forget what I said about having nothing on your walls being sublime. OMG that swan is to die for! Still no getting email alerts of your posts :(. Best, Beth C.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What can I say after I saw...Wow!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

saw...say

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am mega jealous of that painting! Its is perfection.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Absolutely love your new painting - it couldn't be more perfect for your dining room! And they tray is killer too. Hope some of your "getting amazing stuff for free" mojo rubs off on me :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That painting is fabulous and what a wonderful gift. Perfect for your room. Now I really would like to find out more about those gorgeous trays, but I can't get her site to come up. Is there another address to see her work?

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

I couldn't have imagined a more perfect painting! So jealous of your entire room... still!

pam {simple details} said...

Holy cow, what a great week!! That artwork is beyond perfection in there, and I can't wait till you style up that gorgeous tray!:)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Two lovely gorgeous gifts....Wow!

My Interior Life said...

Uh, wow!! It's like you hit the blogger lottery! How beautiful is that painting?! And that tray - too cool! Jealous over here!

René said...

Lucky you! That painting is perfect for your dining room!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Holy cow, that painting is drop dead gorgeous!!! And in that space...perfection! Love!

Leah said...

the painting looks fantastic in your gorgeous room!!

Nichole said...

Awesome!! I really wanted to make the tour, but my daughter had her last dress rehearsal before her recital.. So, next time! :D

Simply LKJ said...

That painting is gorgeous!

Jennifer Schoenberger said...

DANG!!! Love it when good things happen for my girl! you deserve it!! And look I can comment. yippee! xoxo

Barbara Matson said...

Gorgeous! I am thinking a lottery ticket purchase might be in order!

Kathysue said...

Omg, Omg, I LOVE♥♥♥ that painting and it is stunning in your home. I have always loved black background paintings and this one is a stunner for sure!!The tray another beauty, YOU my dear are not lucky it is all well deserved for all your hard work and for just being YOU, Congrats,
xo Kathysue

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

You are SO lucky! A painting and a tray! JEALOUS! *The painting looks great in your DR, by the way!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

That swan painting is gorgeous, you are one lucky girl. I love the composition. Those horn trays are fabulous, following her on IG now. Have a great week, hope your luck continues! xo Nancy

shirley said...

You are indeed a shaluckygirl!! They are both beautiful gifts and look perfect in your DR.

angela | the painted house said...

What a gorgeous painting and perfect for your space! Lucky duck, uh, swan!

angela | the painted house said...

What a gorgeous painting and perfect for your space! Lucky duck, uh, swan!

angela | the painted house said...

What a gorgeous painting and perfect for your space! Lucky duck, uh, swan!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Your painting is beautiful as is the tray. I used to teach fitness (and yoga) back in the day too. PS Thanks!

Stephanie said...

The painting is gorgeous. It looks perfect in your new dining room.

Naz said...

The painting is perfection and was mean't to be on that particular wall and place. The tray is simply gorgeous.

Huff Harrington said...

Oh la la, Sherry! That Raulet looks absolutely fabulous in your gorgeous room. We're sure you're going to love walking by it for years to come...

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow, this is your lucky week girl! You better go and buy a lottery ticket. Love, love, love the swan painting. It is perfect in your fantastic dining room and that tray is uber cool!
Congratulations! Good kharma!

Amanda said...

oh wow! you did have Christmas!! that painting is amazing! and Im a sucker for a sexy tray.
Miss you!

Oscar Berry said...

gorgeous! love her work.

therelishedroost said...

I saw a gorgeous painting a few years back of two swans on black I wander if its the same artist, I have to check it out, I love anything birds so this is fabulous!

Bethany DeVore said...

It's perfect for that room! Love the black background too. I'm definitely going to check out that app, that could really come in handy!

Holly Gruszka said...

That is a perfect piece of artwork for your dining room. How did you decide on the swan? It's beautiful. And that photo - that is magazine worthy, money shot. Looks so good - I'm sure you're enjoying it.

Vel Criste said...

Love that swan - it is perfect there for sure or any other room in your home! Beautiful! Thanks for another great app info Sherry!

kellyroo said...

I join the general consensus of being absolutely jealous! I've now pinned her work onto one of my Pinterest boards so that someday I can save up enough to purchase one of her beautiful paintings.

Virginia Fay said...

Love the painting! Great blog too - and thanks for the mention about our app patternsnap! Glad you like it!

Eva Lee Young said...

such great finds! I'm sorry, but I'm new here and I felt in love with that armchairs, where are they from?! They look stunning, almost like from brabbu.com!
It's so clean your style :)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

What?! I would fall over and die if that was painted for me, not only because it is beautiful, but if that was my dining room and that was mine, I surely would expire on the spot seeing how perfect that is on that wall. Congratulations -- good things come around to good and thoughtful people ;-)

Lysandra McGregor said...

Omg! those trays are to die for!

Caitlin ThePicketFenceProjects said...

This is my kind of painting--especially since my last name is Swann! Looks so good against the white plank wall. Love!

cindy hattersley design said...

You scored big time with that beautiful painting! Isit perfect in that space or what?!!