Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eye Candy for the Soul (and a drawing!)

Nothing gets my heart racing fast than a chest, box, or tray of jewelry. Even better....when I have to rummage through to find what I want! It reminds me of a friend's mother's aunt (I had to think about that one!) who would let me looks through her jewelry box and admire all the "jewels!" You can imagine my delight when we received a shipment of "Eye Candy for the Soul" at Sonata!

Bangles and Bauble galore!

Reversible charms

Good Girl...

...Bad Girl!

Calgon...take me away!

Now for the "drawing" part! Post a comment about which of the following you would love to find among your jewelry treasures and why. A winner will be randomly drawn from all who comment on Sat. April 2 at 5:00 p.m.a nd will receive the charm that you like (with the necklace of your choosing) So....which is your favorite!

#1 Art....must make art

#2 Good Girl....Bad Girl

#3 Dream....Everything begins with a dream

Bonne Chance! Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh! What a Beautiful Easter!

Nothing welcomes spring like the freshness and colors of Easter. Here is our own welcoming committee at Sonata!

(Sorry, girl bunny has sold.)

Chicks and ducks and geese (and bunnies) better hurry...

...when I take you out in my surrey!

Come on, everyone! Sing along!

Oh! What a Beautiful Morning!

Oh! What a Beautiful Day!

I got a beautiful feeling, everything's goin' my way!

Lyrics from Oklahoma! Liberties taken by Sonata!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Artful Accessories

Artful living means artful dressing! Here are some of the new spring accessories just arriving Sonata!

Artwork plus accessories equals artful living!

One of the new hot colors for spring!

Perfect for spring into summer!

Bold faces in bold colors!

Fresh flowers!

I never get tired of this pattern. I loved it with a shot of spring green!

This long necklace has a fantastic assymetrical chain. Looks great with a scarf or layered with other jewelry.

Statement piece!

I can't wait to carry this bag this summer! Comes in many colors...

This color is sold out.

Bling for Spring!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Shades of Blue

For years, my favorite color has been red. Cherry red, fire engine red, husker red, and on and on. While I still LOVE a shot of red in a room, I have found that all shades of blue now capture my heart. Whether painted on a wall or brightening a beautiful Nebraska sky, blue is my new love! (Big bonus when I can pop some red into
a blue room!)

This room featured in a 2008 issue of Domino is the inspiration for a guest room at home. (in progress!)

I'm trying to capture this sky for the walls of my bedroom!

Botanical with a blue twist

Turquoise! We have used these beautiful vases at Sonata to arrange flowers or display jewelery. However, it is gorgeous enough to stand on its own!

A navy kitchen! Bold, beautiful, and blue! Also love the mirror on the wall!

One of my favorite accessories! Ceramic garden stools are perfect for use as a table or seating. This blue beauty serves as an occasional table in my office. As soon as spring hits, it will go outside by our porch swing. These have been very popular at Sonata. Only one left!

My office at home: Blue walls, black damask, and tiny shots of red. Working heaven!

Sometimes a blue accent is all you need. Love this blue cabinet in the bathroom! Perfect with the pale walls and dramatic artwork!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Table Inspirations

Sonata is excited to be a participating designer. Get your tickets now!