International Rust, Chippy Paint & Patina At The High Point Furniture Market

Many of you know that I used to co-own a shop called Feather Your Nest with friends here in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was operated in conjunction with my former faux finishing studio, Faux Design Studio. Of course, owning a shop means shopping the High Point Furniture Market. One vendor I discovered years ago with my designer friend Sandra Barron was Blue Ocean Traders. Owner Jason Mulvene has made his company a top source for vintage Americ...

Our Devilishly Delicious Halloween Feast, or, BOO!

Nobody, but nobody puts on a Halloween party like my friends Sandra, Kim, Sophie and their husbands! They plan, scheme, cook like fiends, decorate devilishly and dress up in creative, creepy costumes. And they out-do themselves time and time again. This evening soiree was a sit-down "Witches Stew" for 30 ghosts and goblins. Check out some of the evening's characters, the grub and the dastardly decor… The beatific Beetlejuice couple. The pregnan...

One Pattern Per Room? Breaking This Rule in Marrakech With Modani Modern Furniture!

Do you love modern furniture? I do. Love the sleek lines and inventive designs. Modern style fits in everywhere, if you love to mix like I do. I recently discovered the Modani line of modern furniture - their stores are found in large metro areas and their website is to die for. Modani modern furniture recently noticed my rogue design style here on MyPatchOfBlueSky.com and I responded with this post. Since I tend to break lots of rules I decided to ...

The Blue Sky Style Shop Is Open, Featuring International Finds!

It's no secret - I love the unusual, whether it's discovered here in the US at a flea market, or unearthed in a tiny but fabulous shop or roadside stop in Europe and Africa. The Blue Sky Shop is a mini online resource for you to shop my finds in France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, the US and soon, East Africa! In all price ranges, from a Katana Paris leather backpack to pretty and inexpensive necklaces from Spain and Italy. Not to be missed - fabric f...