Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas

Christmas is almost here, and I find myself so excited
this year. My granddaughter, Maggie, is really anticipating
Santa bringing her a "paintbrwush". I can hardly wait
for see her open her presents. There is such a joy to
have a little one this time of see the sparkle
and wonder in her eyes is priceless. Being a "Nana"
is so much fun at Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with lots
of time spent with your family and friends. First Fruit
will be closing at 2:00 on Saturday, Christmas eve. and
will reopen on Monday, January 2.

Starting Thursday, December 22nd, all remaining

Christmas Items

75% off

Merry Christmas,


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Merchandise

All Christmas merchandise is now
50% off

Shop early for the best selection

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The moment you have all been waiting for...

All Christmas merchandise is now 25% off

Come early for best selection.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vesela art & Keep the Piece

We have just received new art from Vesela Baker
and Keep the Piece. This is our largest shipment ever.
You do not want to miss these amazing pieces.

We have 10 new paintings from Vesela!
They are going fast.... So hurry in to First Fruit too see!!

Adorable Chocolate Lab!

New cute little paintings... 10" x 10"
Doesn't he just melt your heart?

Keep the Piece crosses are always amazing!
We have Christmas motifs and everyday designs.

For the month of December....
If you make a purchase of $100 or more you will receive
a free gift with a coupon book for the whole year. There
is also a $10 coupon for your next purchase.
(while supplies last)

All in-stock rugs have been marked down to 50% off!!
Come early for best selection.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

Our Pictures from the Christmas Home Tour 2011 are up!
Copy and past the link below into your web browser to access the site.
We thank everyone who came to the Tour, and hope those of you who couldn't make it can come next year.
Enjoy the pictures.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Just a Reminder!

Christmas Home Tour

When:Saturday, November 12th

Time: Homes will be open 12:00 – 4:00

Price: $15.00 at the door

Where: start at either

140 Alloway Cove Piperton or 815 McFerrin Lane Collierville

*please no children under 12


Home of Vince and Lisa Hood

140 Alloway Cove

This is the owner of First Fruit Collection. Her home is a whimsical collection Christmas décor with the traditional red and apple green colors. You will see elves, reindeer, santa and lots of polka dots. The home décor is traditional country french with all the true red/green and yellow. The gardens and pool area are areas you won't want to miss in this home.

Take poplar to 196. At 196 take left (North), 196 all the way to Raleigh LaGrange stop sign and take a right (East), Go about ¼ mile and turn right onto Kirkhill into Shaw's Creek Reserve. Right on Alloway Cove.

Home of Ashley Hood

205 Killmory

This is the owner of Paisley, Vince and Lisa's daughter. Her home is brand new, actually she just moved in this past weekend. Be prepared to see the latest colors of robins egg blue, coral and linen. Her décor is soft, livable and very inviting.

From Lisa and Vince's home, Take a right back onto Kirkhill, Take Kirkhill all the way to the end and take a right on Killmory, Her house is the only one on the right.


Home of Brandon and Ashley Toney

815 McFerrin Lane

The future owner of First Fruit Collection. Her home is a rustic, winter wonderland with colors of blue, green, silver, and burlap. You will see Mercury glass, Angels, crosses, and deer. The home décor is a blend of country french and rustic elements. You will see lots of neutrals,

blues, greens, and touches of yellow. She loves original art, so be sure to check out her artwork done by various local artists.

From poplar take a left on Byhalia (South), From Byhalia take a right on Winchester Road (east), Turn left onto East Colbert Street, Take Colbert street to McFerrin lane and take a left. Her house is the second to last house on the right.

Home of Brooke and Brian Sparks

298 Schilling Farms

The parents of the future owner of First Fruit Collection, Ashley Toney. Her home is a decorated in the traditional First Fruit Christmas colors of red and apple green. You will see Santa, crosses, angles, and candy canes. The home décor is country french with earth tones of green, brown, blues, rusty reds and golds. In this home you will not want to miss the dining room. This room has paired the rustic, casualness of a farm table with the dressiness of traditional french chairs.

From Brandon and Ashley's home. Take McFerrin back to Colbert Street. From Colbert Street turn left on Deloach lane, take a right onto Schilling Farms Blvd. Her house is the second to last house on the right.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sneak Peek

We would like to give you a glimpse of the wonderful
work our little elves have been doing this week. I have
been amazed at all the beautiful decorations this year.
I am sure you won't be disappointed!

Iron stair railing adorned with two different
garlands and tons of ribbon and cupcakes.
It is sweet enough to eat.
Cute letters hung from ribbon on the dining room
mirror. A cute idea I found on Pinterest (I got a lot
more sleep before I found Pinterest!)

This pine wall shelf always gets a transformation
at all the holidays. This year the elves have made their
presence known nestled among the Christmas plates.
My moss bunny has made his appearance and has
found himself all tangled up in lights. He so wants
to help. He does not want to miss Christmas, even
though he is an Easter decoration!
This dining room is ready for all the guests that
will come this year. Love these banquettes.
This hutch has also got a transformation with the
Christmas dishes and lit presents.
New icy tree this year with touches of mercury
glass and robin's egg blue.
Beautiful burlap stockings I gave Ashley for her
birthday in October. Notice the "A" and "B",
for Ashley and Brandon. Now if they will only
name their children with "C" and "D" names,
we will be all set. But wait, Coco, the dog is
her "C"! White wooden angels are keeping
watch beside the fireplace.

I do hope you all can come to our Christmas Home
Tour this year. We have worked so hard. It just
wouldn't be the same without you.

Happy Decorating,


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Sale

November Sale

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Is your dining room ready to host all of your family and friends? If not, come by First Fruit Collection this month and take advantage of a couple of beautiful french country cupboards that are on special promotion this month.

This cabinet is made by French Heritage.It is 48” wide, 80” high, and 20”deep.It has 3 glass insert shelves to let the light shine through to make all of your dishes sparkle. It has beveled glass doors with chicken wire behind the glass to give you that authentic french flair. It is a great multi purpose cabinet. It works great in a library, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen or dining

room. It is regularly priced at $2299.00, but on sale this month for $1499.00.

This cabinet is made by Furniture Classics and has a black distressed finish over solid mahogany. It has closed storage below with authentic french lock and key closures. The upper cabinet has 2 movable shelves and chicken wire insets in doors. It is 49” wide, 84” high, and 22” deep. This is a great piece in a kitchen or a dining room. It is regularly priced at $1599.00, but on sale this month for $999.00.

Don't miss out on these two beautiful cabinets.

See you soon,


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

When: Saturday, November 12th

Time: Homes will be open 12:00- 4:00

Where: Collierville and Piperton

Tickets: $15.00 at door

$12.00 if purchased at FFC by November 11th

Our 2nd annual Christmas Home Tour is just around the corner. Our elves are hard at work making the homes sparkle with all the latest holiday décor. We will donate the proceeds to charity as we did last year. We ask you do not bring children under 12 please.

You can purchase you ticket at FFC in advance at a discounted rate if you wish. You may also purchase tickets on the day of the tour at the door of either:

140 Alloway Cove in Piperton


815 McFerrin Lane in Collierville

You will receive a map of the other homes on the tour. The home in Piperton is ¼ mile east of Hwy 196 off Raleigh LaGrange. Turn right on Kirkhill into Shaw's Creek Reserve and follow the signs. The home in Collierville is in Schilling Famrs. Turn onto East Colbert and then left onto McFerrin and look for the sign.


We will be receiving a new rug display very soon. Therefore all sample rugs will be 40% off until the are all sold. We have over 60 rugs in stock in 4x6, 5x8, and 8x10. Come early for the best selection.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Christmas Open House!

Christmas Open House

Monday October 10th - October 14th

We have some amazing Christmas decor,
so don't wait till the last minute!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Fruit Collection will be changing ownership as of March 1, 2012.

I would like to introduce the new owner to you. Her name is Ashley

Toney. She will graduate with an Interior Design degree in the

Spring of 2012. Ashley has been employed at First Fruit Collection

almost 2 years, and during this time she has been working along

side of me. She has been the main buyer at every market since

her employment began. She has also encouraged me to make

changes to FFC such as remove carpeting, paint walls with

continuity, move bookcases and walls, focus on larger items,

and introduce our customers to higher end lines.

Ashley portrays wisdom well beyond her years. I have been

amazed at her “buying eye”, always purchasing items at market

that sell out first. This first started as a contest between us, but

it didn’t take me long to see that she has excellent taste and knows

what will sell. Her endurance at market has also amazed me,

sometimes shopping 12 hours straight, never whining (except

when I want to check out a showroom she thinks “looks cheap”).

She has assisted me in every facet of our store, including

sewing, displaying, ordering, christmas set-up, warehousing,

and everything else that can happen at FFC. I am confident

that she will continue to make FFC a favorite shop for all

of our loyal customers. I love FFC, it has been like my child

for 13 years, and will continue to work with Ashley in this

transition. I will remain employed as an employee and

designer and will continue to assist in buying at market trips.

This change for me is a happy one. I am now a grandmother

of a sweet 2 year old granddaughter, Maggie. My youngest

daughter, Ashley, will be married in May of 2012. My husband,

Vince will be starting a new business in the Spring of 2012.

I am the main caregiver of my mother, Nell, who is suffering

from Alzheimer’s. I have come to the point in my life that I

don’t actually have a life apart from FFC. I need to step

away from the responsibility and focus on caring for

those people God has placed in my life at this time.

I ask you all for your support of this change. I am

confident that you will love Ashley as much as I do.

Happy Decorating,


Friday, September 30, 2011

October Sale

October Sale

For the month of October our Sale is:

Beds: 25% Off

20% off any one accessory item

This sale is good through October 31 and is good on regular priced merchandise
only. Limit one 20% off per person per visit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Time to Decorate for Fall

It is that time of year once again, there is a nip in the air,
especially in the early morning . . . that wonderful feeling
of getting to wear a sweatshirt again on that morning walk.
It is always hard to know when to put your fall decor out,
especially outdoors when my geraniums look so beautiful
and full . . . I simply can't replace them just yet with Fall
mums and pansies. Now my impatiens are another story,
they have seen better days . . . so long and leggy.

I started last weekend in my home with putting away
my summer floral arrangements indoors, nests with eggs,
summer pillows, etc. It is so hard for me to put things
away that I love, but I will enjoy them again next Spring.
Fall has always been a hard season for me to decorate
indoors. My home has never welcomed orange . . . or
brown . . . they are not as happy as the colors that I
use in my home. . . Oh the dilemma!

I have learned to use green gourds, pumpkins, natural
wheat, etc. to bring the look of fall indoors.

My back porch is an extension of my home. We use
it as much as we use our family room. We love to
watch the deer, turkey, hummingbirds, and enjoy
all of God's beauty.

I switched out my pillows on my porch to a fall
owl with a brown polka dot contrast trim.

Pumpkin candy jars complete with our favorite candy,
you never know when a trick or treater will come by.
Or maybe Vince will need a midnight snack!

I hated to take away my geraniums just yet,
my scarecrow got a new bow this year . . .
brown and cream silk check. He is so
happy to welcome all of our back door guests.

My orange wreaths look spectacular on my cream
house with taupe doors. Never mind my urns . . .
they are getting an overhaul this weekend.

Our back entrance is welcoming with my welcome sign.

My kitchen hutch also received it's annual redo, I
just love dishes, it is so fun to get to display them.

Decorating is such a passion for me . . . I just love
seeing things different in my home. I purposely never
use things the same way each year, that is boring
to me. I love experimenting with a different look
every year. That is why you must come to our
Christmas home tour this year . . . things will
definitely change . . . you will be amazed!

So, this weekend, get out your fall decor, or
come buy something new at First Fruit . . . and
welcome this beautiful season.

Happy Decorating,


Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Crosses!

We have just received a new shipment of crosses
from one of our favorite local artist, Keep the Piece.

Hurry into the store....
They are going fast!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Christmas time is here!

Christmas Open House

October 10 - 15

Our annual Christmas Open House will be Monday, October 10

through Saturday, October 15. You will want to mark your calendars

for this special event. You will experience the transformation of

First Fruit Collection into a magical Christmas wonderland. This year

we will introduce a natural woodland tree, a vintage icy tree in this

seasons newest colors, and we will always have our traditional whimsical

red and green décor to add to your collection.

Christmas Home Tour

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 12th

More details later about this exciting event!

Friday, September 2, 2011

We have an incredible sofa/chair grouping on sale now.
The sofa on the left has been marked down to 1299.00, the
settee on the right has been marked down to 1099.00,
the matching coffee table ottoman has been marked to 349.00,
the chair on the left is 699.00 and the chair on the right is 599.00.
This is an adorable french grouping in red/linen mix . . . oh so cute.

This queen bed has been marked down to $399.oo. There
are two available at this incredible price. Sorry, no other
matching pieces are available.
This girls bed has been marked down to 399.00. Other
matching pieces are available to make your little girls
room a dream come true.

Stop by soon . . . these pieces won't last long.

Happy Decorating,


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Location in Midtown

First Fruit location has opened a second location at
Market Central on Central Avenue. We have set up a
vignette there complete with window treatments, rug,
dining table, sideboard, chandelier, etc. This is
so exciting to be able to show our furnishings in
the east Memphis area. Please be sure to stop by
and visit our space there to see more of First Fruit.

September Sale

Take 30% off all in-stock bedding and quilts.

Take 20% off all rugs
(Includes in-stock and special order)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Upholstery Sale

Our Upholstery manufacturers, CR Laine and
Highland House are offering us additional discounts
for the last two weeks of August. We are passing this
discount on to you by offering an additional 20% off
of all floor sample upholstery and 50% off MSRP
on all special orders from these two vendors.
Be sure to come early for best selection. This is
a once a year discount, so don't miss this
savings opportunity!

Fall arrangements are being made, be sure to
check those out as well. We look forward to seeing
you soon.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vesela Art

We have just received a new shipment of Vesela's artwork!

It's going fast!

Come in soon to check it out for yourself.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Clearance Sale

August Clearance Sale

First Fruit Collection will be having a wonderful
clearance sale for the month of August. Our new
merchandise is arriving and we are running out
of floor space to show all of the new things.

We have marked lots of the floor samples,
discontinued items, and overstocks with
incredible savings. Be sure to look for orange
tags throughout the store.


First Fruit Collection will begin Saturday hours
beginning September 10th. We will be open
11:00 - 4:00 every Saturday. Be sure to mark
your calendars for this special day and we look
forward to seeing you.

So sorry it has been a while since we blogged last.
I am going to try to go back to a regular weekly
blog now that I have gotten my mother settled in
at Kirby Pines. I appreciate all the prayers during
this difficult time.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Artist and Estate Sale!

First Fruit Collection presents:

Vesela Art

Growing up painting used to be my way of escaping reality by emerging into a world where everything is possible. During the communistic regime, there was not too much place for originality and freedom. It was not easy to be an artist. So, after I studied art in the University of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, I decided to go in a different direction and abandoned my painting for years.
I returned to painting in 200
8 when I found myself being a stay in home mom. It was amazing how quickly I become obsessed with creating new paintings. I felt so happy, so fulfilled. I returned to where I always belonged.
At the present I’m working from my studio at Adamsville TN as a full time artist.
My paintings create positive, hopeful feelings. I like color, texture, palette knife, big brush, big canvas, I like freedom.

We love this new tulip painting! So happy

This dog painting just makes us smile!

Come into First Fruit to experience her art up close!
There will be more of her art to come soon!

Also, First Fruit Collection will be having an estate sale.
Saturday June 18th starting at 7:00 AM.
164 Washington Street (right off the town square)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Special

Have you ever dreamed of having that beautiful home
you have seen in a magazine photo, show home, or maybe
just a room you have in your mind? Can you just imagine
it, but somehow never really seem to achieve it in your own
home? Have you made costly mistakes that you are now
having to live with and try and somehow work with?

If this sounds like you . . . we have a plan! For the
first time in First Fruit Collection history . . . . drum
roll please . . . we are offering a free one hour consultation
with one of our Interior Designers.

In this one hour consultation, one of our degreed designers
will visit your home and recommend various ways you can
transform your home into your dream home. They will
make suggestions on paint colors, furniture placement,
window and floor treatments, accessories, lighting, etc.

Once they have visited your home, they will be happy
to meet you at the store to assist you in suggestions
that will help you achieve your decorating goals. You
will receive a $100.00 gift certificate towards any purchases
made on this or subsequent visits with your designer.

We are looking so forward to visiting with you in
your home to help make your home “Happy”. Please
call First Fruit Collection any time during the month of June
to schedule your appointment with one of our designer.

Note: This offer is valid for new clients only. Clients will pay $75 to
the designer at the time of the consultation. You will then receive a
$100.00 gift card to be used with your designer upon a store visit. This
offer is valid for the month of June 2011 only. Gift Cards may be redeemed
for a period of 30 days from the in-home consultation. Designer must be
present at time of redemption.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Does this look like a mess at First Fruit Collection?
Well . . . it is not . . . it is our 1st INDOOR SIDEWALK SALE!
We have worked all week gathering one of a kind, discontinued,
and some really great stuff for this incredible sale. These items
have been marked down from 50 - 75% off our regular prices.
Come early for best selection! You won't believe how much
stuff has been gathered for this event . . . we found stuff we
didn't even know we had. We know you will find some things
you just can't live without.


Friday, April 22, 2011

I have always dreamed of a perfect family . . . one
with a mom, a dad, two or three children, an a dog
or cat . . . or maybe both. A happy family with a
home with a white picket fence and the sound of
children laughing, the smell of bread baking
and the scent of fresh cut grass.

My memories are quite different when I think
of my home life as a little girl. I did have a mom,
a dad, a sister, but no dog or cat . . . only strays
that somehow always disappeared. I do remember
the smell of fresh cut grass, but I was the one mowing
the grass . . . . at an age that is unimaginable in today's
world. I grew up in a different age and time, we worked
from morning til night with all the chores that my parents
could find for us to do. I remember breaking bushels full
of green beans, (I always told my mom I liked the store
bought ones best) peeling peaches, apples and tomatoes
to can. We had a two acre garden that we had to "work"
so that we could eat in the winter. I truly think there is
still some food somewhere that we canned . . . we could
never have ever eaten all of the food we "put up".

We were made to scrub floors, toilets, walls, and anything
else that needed cleaning. My sister and I were my
mother's dishwasher . . . when people would ask if
she had a dishwasher, she would respond "I've got
two . . . Jan and Lisa". I also cooked a big portion of
the families meals, complete with salad and dessert.

I remember begging to go and live at the Children's
Home. We would pass by and all the children were
playing out in the yard and it looked pretty good to me
as a child . . . no work . . . just play. Somehow she
never did drop me off, no matter how much I begged.
I also considered running away from time to time,
but couldn't think of anywhere to go. So I stayed.

I married very young to escape my home life . . . there
had to be a better life for me out there. I didn't even
think about loving the person I was committing my life
to . . . but saw this as an opportunity to escape this
home I felt trapped in. As I left the home for the last
time . . . on my wedding day . . . I remember my
mother, still in her nightgown, waving goodbye and
good luck! Oh my . . . to think of this behavior now
is appalling.

So over the past 30 years I have isolated myself from
this past that I have tried to block from my mind, with
occasional visits to my mother over the years, becoming
more infrequent as the years have gone by. Every time
that I am around her now, the memories of the past are
resurrected and I am so thankful that God has given
me such a better life. I have always desired to have
that perfect white picket fence life for my family.

The past couple of years, my sister and I have noticed
the phone conversations with my mother become very
repetitive and sometimes not making sense at all.
This has progressively gotten worse and we made the
decision to go to see her and evaluate her condition.

We surprised her for her 81st birthday on April 9.
She was worse than we had anticipated. Her income
taxes were not filed, she had no homeowners insurance,
no idea of how much money she had,and didn't remember
much of anything about the past at all. We were convinced
she had to have some help. One of us, my sister or I, had
to bring her back with us to live. Well, to make a long story
short . . . she chose me and Memphis. In two days, we
listed her home with the real estate, changed her address
with the post office, signed over the Power of Attorney,
went to two different banks to change all necessary
information, cleaned out her refrigerator and all the
closets (with all the clothes she has ever owned)
hired a lawn man to take care of her yard, packed
her clothes, and brought her home to live with me.

So, my mother, Nell, is now living with me. We have
toured retirement and assisted living places, taken
her to two doctor visits, and tried to adjust her to
living with us.

I have noticed a complete role reversal. I am now
helping her dress, fix her hair, make the bed,
reminding her to eat and take her medicine,
explaining things over and over to her. It is
like having a child all over again. I feel guilty
leaving her alone, tip toe around the house so
she won't be woken up, fix her plate and encourage
her to eat all her food. We even gave her a "Clean
Plate Award" one night after she ate all her dinner.

This has been one of the hardest things I have ever
had to do in my life. I have my mother living with me
who really doesn't remember much of anything at all.
Maybe, just maybe I can have the perfect family I
always wanted after all. . . we both just will not
remember all the bad.

Happy Decorating,


Thursday, March 31, 2011

I have never been interested in fine jewelry. The
only fine jewelry I have owned has been my wedding
ring. I haven't had to worry about safety deposit
boxes or my home being broken into and all my
fine jewelry being stolen. I had always worn
what I called "Junk Jewelry"which was always
purchased to go with a particular outfit.

My daughter, Ashley, has other interests.
If it is shiny, gold, silver, diamond, ruby,
and expensive . . . she loves it. She has
always loved jewelry . . . she spent hours
playing "Pretty, Pretty Princess" when she
was a little girl. She always loves sparkle and
flash . . . I remember a gold metallic bikini
at age 4 that she would wear with her plastic
red sparkly high heels. She would parade up
and down the street in this outfit with a popsicle
in one hand and a purse in the other.

Anyway, she has encouraged me to "invest" in a
few nice pieces of jewelry and has thrown away
all of my old jewelry. She started last Mothers
Day with a pair of diamond stud earrings. Then
a few bracelets here and there, a small strand
of pearls and a monogram necklace for Christmas
this year. I have enjoyed these pieces and see
the value of a few good pieces.

This all has led to my wedding ring. . . it is a wide
band, yellow gold with a single 6 prong setting with
a single diamond. My husband gave it to me for
our 15th anniversary. Well, that was 15 years
ago. I thought I was happy with it . . . a classic . .

Well . . . think again. I purchased another gold
setting to change my diamond out with . . . thinking
that this was a good thing . . . WRONG!

Ashley Toney informed me, as we walked to the
jewelry store, that maybe, just maybe, I may want
to consider changing to a white gold or a platinum
setting? Really? 30 years ago no one would ever
consider white gold! Now . . . was I out of style?
Well . . . the answer is yes, as the jeweler told
me that my jewelry would only be used for
"scrap gold" that no one would want it unless
they were wearing orthopedic shoes?

What had happened in the jewelry world? I
felt like I had fallen asleep for 30 years and just
woke up . . . where had I been? All the rage
is now the antique pave (Not pronounced
pave . . . like asphalt) but paaaa - veigh
(oh so fancy).

Well, I had better get with it, I can't be
wearing a gold setting in this day and age.
And I certainly am not ready for orthopedic
shoes . . . although some days they would
probably feel pretty good.

My jewelry quest had begun. This was the
beginning of the worst shopping experience
of my life. The jewelry world is a different
world. I felt like I was in a foreign country
and a foreign language. Oh, this is the
retail price . . . oh, what is the price?
Oh, no one really knows. I found
that the people that work in the stores
don't even know the price. How am I
supposed to know if I can afford it if I don't
know how much it is . . . why don't they
put a price on it, a price that it would
sell for if I wanted it? Is that too much
to ask? Why are all the tags turned over
in the case . . . what are they trying to
hide . . . not the price . . . because they
don't know the price.

My opinion is that they would sell a whole lot
more jewelry if it had a price on it! How
could I stay in business if I didn't know how
much anything was in my store. You wouldn't
want to shop here . . . would you?

My advice, for what it is worth, is that the jewelers
need to be straight forward, honest, with realistic
accurate prices on merchandise so that I would be
able to go in and buy what I see. I think I would
buy a whole lot more jewelry if this were the case.
This is just a thought . . . my opinion . . . but this
is the way I wish it could be.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wall Covering

Do you have a horror story about wall covering . . . how you
have spend hours, days, even months steaming, scraping, picking,
peeling, sanding, and floating your drywall? Have you sworn never
to ever paper again? I have been there, several times as a matter
of fact . . . swearing to never hang a piece of wallpaper again!
You wonder what you were thinking . . . all those ivy vines
and marching geese of days gone by. What was I thinking?

Well . . . . to be honest, I love wallpaper . . . just the smell
of the book sets my heart to spinning . . . oh the possibilities.
I do love wallpaper in small baths, laundry rooms, and other
small areas. Especially on the ceilings of small powder rooms.

Well, I say all of this to let you know that First Fruit Collection
is now a Thibaut (Tea Bow) dealer. Thibaut has always been
my favorite brand of wallcovering and fabrics. They have colors
that are so clear and true . . . there is nothing like it.
We also have a complete line of their fabric books . . . they
are so amazing. We oohed and aahed the day they arrived.
You would have thought it was Christmas!
Our prices are also the best in town. We are committed to
offering you the best price around . . . better than online.
My laundry room at home has a collection of bugs scattered.
Coordinating fabric for the window treatment.
Cute powder room paper . . . more bugs.
My green toile dining room with the matching toile fabric
on the drapes and chair cushions.
A custom window topper covered with wall paper and drapes
made from the matching fabric.
Don't be afraid to use wall paper in your home. Just be sure to
size the walls properly before you hang and you won't have the nightmare of removing it later. Sizing will help it release when you go to remove it.

I hope you rethink wall paper for your home. It is kind of like
childbirth, you hopefully forget all the bad and only see the beauty.

Happy Decorating,