Thursday, November 19, 2015

your fall table-milk glass

Previously I posted some inspiration for decorating your Thanksgiving table - aka tablescape - using brass and leaves. Today I am providing you with some inspiration using milk glass.

I have paired some milk glass pieces from my collection, and from the brand*eye home shop to create a unique scene. This is definitely not the typical orange and eath tone thanksgiving table. It is inspired by the purple vintage glasses, which happened to pair perfectly with the cut coleus from my garden. I used the vintage milk glass vases and filled them with coleus. This arrangement would work with any cut flower or mixture of flowers. You can find a post on cutting your coleus here-extending the lives of coleus.


The milk glass candle holders are from my collection, but if you're interested, just contact me at brandeyehome ( at ) gmail (dot) com.

I didn't use any base for this arrangement, but this would look even better with the scattering of leaves down the center like the brass example.

Monday, November 16, 2015

your fall table - leaves and brass

I don't know about you, but I love to create, enjoy and just appreciate a beautiful and delicious meal. If you're lucky enough to host Thanksgiving Dinner, here are some ideas to decorate your table. And I mainly say lucky, because I have a husband who does 90% of the cooking and is REALLY good at it. All I have to do is decorate and make a dessert or two.

Here is the first installment of a tablescape. That is the worst word, but a tiny part of me likes it. You can create any great "scape" really, with just a few great pieces and some imagination and creativity.

#a is the formal vintage setting with leaves and brass 

pillows, pillows, pillows

New to the brand*eye shop: pillows! This first collection is made with a vintage yellow fabric which has a great texture to it. A couple of them have been embellished with doilies to make them one of a kind. They are handmade for brand*eye by a lovely lady who lives in Ambler, PA. I met her about 12 years ago when she did the alterations to my wedding dress. Wow, I am getting old.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Marble, Turquoise and Brass

I recently found a bunch of great marble and brass pieces that are now in the brand*eye home shop.

This set of brass cranes looks identical to a set that my Grandpa had and I always loved.

This wooden Rhino is so cute, I really want to keep him. But he is available in the shop.

And the color of this ash tray is the absolute best. It's a vintage Royal Haeger ceramic piece.

This set of Marble candle holders is gorgeous. They are not a matching set, but I am a fan of things matching, without being matchy matchy. Ya feel me?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

house plants

over the years I have figured out the kinds of things that can take a nice space and make it an awesome space. #1 on that list is house plants. this plant I picked up, along with 2 more who need to find a home in my house, at a yard sale for $2. two dollars! and the lady who was selling them was super sweet and I told her that I would try my best to keep them alive. so I am trying.

this is the before and after of our bathroom. pre and post plant. it fills up that weird angle perfectly.

if  I had planned this photo shoot better a) it would have been day time and the lighting would have been better and b) those vases would be filled with flowers.

Monday, October 19, 2015

vintage planters in the brand*eye home shop

Saturday I was a very lucky girl and scored a lot of great things to stock the brand*eye home shop. I found lots and lots of excellent planters. The yellow one above is my favorite. These work really great to store things around your home. I use them for bracelets, keys and misc items.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Extending the Lives of Coleus

I always look forward to the beginning of Autumn and the crisp chill in the air. But the part of fall that I enjoy least is that most of the outdoor plants die for the season. What if I could tell you that this doesn't have to happen. (Writing that sounds like I am in an infomercial.) But it's true. There are a few plants that you can take clippings from and overwinter inside your home. This means that you will have to buy less next spring and having them inside your home will cheer you up all winter. WIN WIN!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

new (old) brand*eye home items

I have slowly been stocking up the new and improved brand*eye etsy shop. Here are a couple of new pieces.

This vintage Hull planter works great store anything. It worked especially well to hold make-up brushes.  
This is a super cute planter that would work for storage. And of course as all planters do, would work as a planter. :-)

And this basket is super rad. It looks teeny tiny in this pic, because this plant is huge. It is on the smaller side, but has a hook for hanging and would look divine mixed with some other art work and objects.

This vintage wall hanging is my favorite. It is a linen screen printed panel of the Chrysler Building in NYC. I contemplated keeping it, but I am already keeping the only other very cool thing that I found that day (a brass vintage star burst planter).