Stop by today and see the long awaited Ashton Keely line of jewelry. Also check this out…… http://hautecrush.com/
Along with the many things I’ve been working on…… I’m happy to say that finally….. after numerous requests and many long hours….. our online catalogue is up and running!
I am asking you to go to this link…… read the story…… get angry…….. sign the petition. PLEASE!
Kelly is a personal friend of mine. She’s a loving and caring person who would do anything for anyone. She’s an example of how we should treat people with or without a disability. However, this battle she’s fighting on behalf of Jenny, who our government does not protect, is a battle she can’t fight alone.
Please join in by signing this petition and show your support for a disabled American. It sickens me to think this could go on in the country that I love. I am personally involved with a case right now that involves a rapist who has been given more rights than Jenny. It’s time to take a stand and quit talking about the bs…. and do something about it.
I was just reading my old blogs from my Beach Chick Art page….. I then looked at my first blog, dated June 2011, “About Chartreuse”….. this was before the doors opened and I was itching to make my way…
My vision has pretty much stayed the same…. although I have not been able to get all my goals and dreams off the ground…. yet! (Of course I’m never going to stop dreaming….. so go figure) Which brings me to CHARTREUSE’S next chapter…… CLOTHING and JEWELRY!
Not just any clothing and jewelry….. as I wrote in my very first blog….. LOCAL DESIGNERS! I am now working on a boutique style area inside CHARTREUSE where I will be selling and showcasing clothing and jewelry designs from the UP AND COMING!
SO STAY TUNED…….. and keep an eye out for my CASTING CALL….
I’m back in town and the felt the need to reorganize. As I was cleaning out my studio, I came across a ton of things that I had forgotten about. I also realized I miss being in my studio. With the schedule I’ve had this summer, it’s been little to no time inventing, building or reclaiming! And in order for that to happen…. I need to move some stuff out!
We have so many pieces marked way down in both the shoppe and the studio. So come by and check it out.
It’s almost midnight….. very long few days…. months! This is the eve of Chartreuse’s opening in Wilmington, NC! Appropriately…. It’s also my Mother’s Birthday!
Happy Birthday Mama! I love you!
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! It’s been one year this Monday, July 2, since CHARTREUSE opened the doors! (also my Daddy’s birthday)
So much has happened over the past year. Seven years ago I started this business in Virginia Beach on my front porch…. painting random pieces and selling them in my driveway. I then moved onto custom work in clients’ homes and started painting furniture and display pieces for boutiques and other businesses.
God placed this dream in my heart and gave me the talent to achieve it (even when my ex was lecturing me to get a “real job” hahahahaha) It’s amazing how HE can use our enemies to promote us…… taking their bad energy and turning it into positive determination! I’m now working on our second location in Wilmington, NC, which will open shortly… who’s laughing now?
To celebrate we are having the BIGGEST SALE EVER! So check out our Facebook page and look for the album titled ANNIVERSARY SALE!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A GREAT YEAR! CINDY
I truly fell in love with this piece when I saw it! I thought it was beautiful the way it was and I left it in the studio for a few weeks hoping someone would take it home. Throughout that short period of time I imagined it painted and knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Almost instantly after the work began people started taking notice. It could also be that it was right in front of the studio and everyone could now see it with the bay door open. (planned of course!) Anyway, I decided to put French chartreuse on the inside and built a couple of removable shelves. It sold before it made it into the shoppe to someone that loved it as much as me. It’s great when that happens! That;s actually the whole premise of the studio.
Make sure you check out the ‘Before and After” album on our facebook page and see the before and the inside!
I should be sleeping and here I am blogging about the crazy wonderful week I’ve had. I’m yawning so hard that my eyes are watering…. and still… here I am blogging! LOL
Anyway… the week started off like any other and by Tuesday afternoon my store went from decently stocked to 1/3 gone! I was so excited and felt so blessed and then I panicked! I immediately called in backup and planned a Wednesday of shopping in between Gabby’s softball tournament and some much needed family time. I was feeling pretty good about the truck full of accessories and a little nervous about the 1 piece of furniture I had found. (I posted a photo of the days lute on fb btw) I was even more nervous when I called to check in with my girls to find out the entire white room had been emptied along with many other pieces! YES! How awesome! OMGosh…. what am I going to do?
Thursday…. Important meetings all day. I had a small window of 2 hours and knew I needed to find some furniture. I quickly remembered some old “go to” spots and hit the jackpot filling the truck with several occasional tables and an amazing French chair… along with some frames! Yaaaaa Got back to the meeting just in time…. finished up around 4:30ish… called the shoppe to check in….. ANOTHER GREAT BUSY DAY! OMGosh!
Friday…. back at it super early and then back to spend some time in the studio with my girls in order to get some custom orders finished! ANOTHER SUPER BUSY DAY! THANK YOU GOD! OH… AND GOD, I NEED SOME MORE FURNITURE PLEASE. AMEN!
Saturday….. started at 7:30 am and ended 12 hours later! Super fun with one of my sidekick besties who’s nickname is now “Scout” because she knows how crazy busy I am and she’s been using her amazing eye to scout out great things for me in her spare time between her 4 kids, wonderful hubby and volunteering all over the place! (By the way…. if you’re the kinda chick who likes to keep it moving and thinks a “done” to-do-list is boring and lame…. and you are constantly adding things to the list as you check others off… make sure to keep the same kind of company and friends)
Saturdays list of amazing finds that I can not wait to photograph and post!!!!!!…………… The amazing antique barn cupola pictured above, ornate Thomasville scrolly table, large antique split reed basket, small painted server (which I have a waiting list for these), several lamps, large oval gold mirror, tons of really old blue canning jars with zinc lids, a mahogany chest of drawers, Asian sofa table, oak frames and mirrors, mahogany oriental hall table, 2 Gothic dining arm chairs, Oak marble topped wash stand, carved walnut footed chest that is huge, antique toy schooner, Chippendale childs chair, a sick disco ball… YES.. I SAID DISCO BALL! One of the very first ever made with an ornate covered motor… that still works!, 2 upholstered chairs, another super long Asian hall table, a Victorian settee, A FRENCH DESK THAT IS CASTLE WORTHY, hand carved French bed bench that is signed and newly reupholstered, a huge banquet table that will be my new desk in my office and some more smalls that Iv’e forgotten…. OMGOSH…. AND 2 AMAZING RELIGIOUS DIORAMAS!!!!!!! sigh…… good night and see ya soon! xo
ps…. Thank you troops present and past. Have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend!
It’s been a very busy Spring… and we’ve moved a lot of inventory as usual! BUT… for those of you who know me or keep up with Chartreuse on fb….. you know I can’t have things sitting around for long…
SO WE’RE HAVING A HUGE SALE!!!!!!!!! I have furniture that is in storage and in several different places down the coast that I have to make room for…. Tune in to our facebook page and see the savings later this evening. I’m re-arranging and marking stuff down! I will title the album “May Sale”. BTW…. this dining set will be part of the sale!