"Regal Lady in Pink"
Before I tell you about my client......... I must say that I am still living....got through Christmas, traded all my presents in that didn't fit or work out..... for an IPAD 2!. Then on to the new year, a case of Bronchitis....then I found PINTEREST! Oh My! If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet....this is your first warning.....you will not be able to get off this new online pin board for all your favorite pictures, tutorials, recipes and of course....SLIPCOVERS! When I figure out how to put a "PIN IT" button on my page I will. If you know how to do that....please inform me. Also if you know how to "PIN IT" on an IPad 2, either you or your 13 year old (if you know what I mean, tee hee) please let me know. Oh and Follow me on Pin It! Especially let me know about the pretty slipcover pictures you have seen. About the time I get something figured out in the blog world or computer world, something changes. I have always said, I will clean my house, cook our food.....I just want a secretary. What about you?
Every once and a while you meet some really nice folks. That is what I think about my" Regal Lady in Pink" client. She is so kind, funny, complimentary and so positive. Her daughter is the same way. Her daughter found me through Google and I was delighted that they called. In this business, it is nice meeting folks that are kind and are appreciative of the work that you do. They are so funny when I call and keep me in stitches. Working with them was a real joy. When I met my client I thought she looked so regal, because of her pearls, and skirts which she always wears and how she carried herself. I am sure her family loves the both of these ladies. And I appreciate someone that likes my work and compliments me. Thank you Ladies!
This is the one of two matching chairs that I made for my "Regal Lady in Pink" client. I took one chair to my shop and made two slipcovers.
Side view of the chair. All the skirt panels match and are the same on both chairs, as well as the scenes on each section.
The fabric my client chose was from Fabric.com . It is a beautiful Chinese print. My client told me the scenes that she wanted to see predominately. She asked for pillows for each chair and a few extra to put on other furniture. Each pair of pillows had scenes from the fabric that matched.
This is one of the other chairs with the pillows I made.
My client had me to make a slipcover for her sofa a few weeks before. It is the prettiest sea blue and goes beautifully with the chairs just finished. The fabric is a type of duck cloth from Artee Fabrics here in Wilmington, NC. Just ask for Dixie! Tell her I sent you!
I call my client the "Regal Lady in Pink", because she looooovvvveeeeees pink! Just like I do. She also loves the colors of the ocean, lots of pretty blues and greens. When I told her I loved pink , she gave me a tour of her living and dining room! Wow! It was so pretty. Like something out of a Lilly Pulitzer catalog. Check out the pink walls and the pink sofa.
Also, note the Staffordshire Dogs on the tables and on the wall pieces! I adore these. I have been wanting some for about 5 years, and I can't seem to find them in my price range. And here she has 3 sets in this one picture. So AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
Please check out the mirror over the sofa. My clients grandmother was given this on her Wedding Day. And my client is over 80, so who knows how old this mirror could be. It is a beautiful silver metal of some type and the art work is three dimensional. I have never seen anything like it. She has so many pretty ocean paintings from Hawaii, from her time living there.
This fitting was right after Christmas and she had her Christmas tree up. It is over 25 years old! So striking and totally stark white, with pink, blue and green ornaments. All her pretty colors.
Close up of the Snowy White tree.
As I got ready to leave, the dogs showed up for a final photo! What a wonderful client family, colorful, happy home and a very "Regal Lady in Pink"