I’m been getting lots and lots of email from you lately. And that’s GREAT! I love hearing from all of you and I try to answer each question! I think it feels like we are more than just virtual friend! So when I notice a pattern and the same question answered over and over again I’m thinking that maybe I should answer it in a post! So today, I’m sharing the most asked questions I get here at StoneGable!
Our recent Decorating Tips And Tricks podcast is about VIGNETTES! We love love love vignetted! And we have tons of ideas and tips for you!
If you are a listener to DTT why don’t you subscribe on the podcast app of your phone and take DTT on the go with you! I listen to several podcasts while I am waiting in line at the grocery story or puttering around the house or taking pictures for the blog!
You can find out how to get started right under the header of my blog. Find the word PODCAST and hover over it with your cursor. A drop down box will appear and click on GETTING STARTED! Easy-peasy!
Now, let’s get to those questions!
Many, if not most of the questions I get asked start with… “where did you get…” so let’s start with that.
The most asked question these days is…Where did you get your spindle chairs?
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR SPINDLE CHAIRS?
The spindle, or as I like to call them bubble chairs, came from Ethan Allen and they were an investment! I don’t plan on replacing them for a long, long time if ever!
If you don’t want to go the investment route why not try looking at these?
I love the pillow ticking! Click HERE to go to the site
This is a gorgeous chair with dark spindles and creamy white upholstery! Click HERE to go to the site
Get a set of two with pretty nailhead trim. Click HERE to go to the site.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
A question I’ve been getting for about 5 months now is, “How are you feeling”. Many of you know I had an ankle fusion in mid-December. But what you might not know is that I had a second surgery two weeks ago. To make a long and gruesome story short, the screw that held the plate and pins in my ankle started to back out and was causing all kinds of trouble.
So I am back in a wheelchair! Five months in a wheelchair is a very very long time! I figure by summer I should be up and limping around. This surgery was to correct a break and some long time arthritis (yes, I’m way too young for arthritis but I’ve had it for decades). Eventually, I’ll be dancing and walking and swimming and decorating without pain. But for now, it’s a long road back to normal!
Thank you so so much for all of your prayers and love! I really count on them!
DO YOU DO ALL YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHY?
I get many very nice comments about my photography. First of all, thanks so so much! And yes, I do all my own photography. Aside from pictures of affiliate products, like the chairs above, and a few images from other bloggers all the photos that show up on StoneGable are taken by me!
Photography was a ver sharp learning curve! Okay, here’s one of my very first pictures (it’s okay to laugh)…
It was taken for the second blog post I ever did called Baked Oatmeal. The recipe is amazingly delicious! The picture, not so much! I took this picture with a point and shoot camera and styled it with a dishcloth!
Now, compare that to Pumpkin Spiced Baked Oatmeal, a post I did two years ago.
This recipe is delicious too and has a great pumpkin flavor! But the image is so much better! And better styled too! And since this picture was taken I’m slowly getting more adept at styling and photography. I learn something new every day!
I never thought about being a photographer before I started blogging. I never thought about being a business woman or writer or editor or social media person or stylist or professional decorator or a whole lot of other things.
I really believe that if I can do these things, you can too! You CAN remake yourself and learn new things. It’s never too early or too late. I’m the poster child of IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!
The next one really isn’t a question but we (Kelly, Anita and I) received so many amazing comments about our new podcast DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS!
When we started this venture just over 80 days ago we never dreamed it would have so many amazing listeners and so many women that would write to us and call us on our podcast telephone number (323 480-4408 ) and visit our website (decoratingtipsandtricks.com) for the show notes!
Do you know that we have had well over 300,000 downloads in the time we have been on the air? WOW! We are pinching ourselves!!!!
For those of you who have never listened to Decorating Tips And Tricks you might be asking, “Why listen?”. Well, first of all, you will get tons of decorating tips and advice for so many decorating topics. Like vignettes, wall color, sofas, what we are crushing on, bedrooms and bedding and so so much more! Head over to decoratingtipsandtricks.com and listen!
You can also hear our voices and join in all the laughter and fun. We have a blast!!!!!!
And DTT give you, my fabulous readers and friends, another outlet for all things decorating! If you haven’t listened yet you can listen to our very first podcast and get to know the people behind the blogs and podcast below.
Again, thank you- thank you- thank you!!!!!!
I have lots more reader’s questions but let’s save them for another day!
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