Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Mother, My Friend

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."
-- Jewish proverb

Sonata gift ideas for my mother, my friend. What will you give to yours?

Elegant flowers and butterflies.

Elegant flowers and dragonflies.

Moms always need baskets!

Sometimes Mom needs a break!

Treat your Mother like a queen....or at least frame her like one!

Beautiful glass birds! Available in orange, blue, and yellow.

Seda France candles are always a perfect gift!

Kitras Tree of Life

A tulip stem on a single Sid Dickens Memory Block. Perfection!

No toasters for Mom! Opt for a personal piece of jewelry!

If in doubt, give your mother the gift of shopping at Sonata. Gift certificates available!

Your mom will love your gift, but in the end, her best present is probably the sound of your voice!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Words, Words, Words!

Words of Wisdom have arrived at Sonata!

Sorry, "cheese to macaroni" sold fast! Will re-order!

'Nuff said!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Super Sale Saturday!

Time for a serious spring sale!

(does not apply to Sid Dickens, Letters from Home, special orders. Cannot be combined with other offers and promotions.)

See you at Sonata!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fantasy rooms

Here are some fantasy designs for my spare house (that resides in my head!)

Layers to sink into

Kitchen or Library? Doesn't matter....I love it!

Guest room. Adore the ceiling!

My closet. (Sorry, have to find your own!)

Fantasy Dining Room - Wall to die for!

Garden Room (Let's settle into it, Madame Spring!)

I am a big believer in turning dreams into reality. Hmmmm, which room should I start on first?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Table Inspirations

Every other year, the Friends of Lied host an incredible event, Table Inspirations. Local designers are asked to design a table around a designated theme. This year's theme was "Celebrations!" There certainly was a celebratory air as hundreds of people viewed over 30 fabulous table displays! Creativity was everywhere!

I chose for my table design, the theme "Celebration of Song." I was inspired by my piano at the shop that has become a signature display piece at Sonata. I thought of recitals, rehearsals, and impromptu singing sessions that occurred around the pianos in my life. What better celebration for Sonata than one centered around music. Better yet, I thought, why not use a piano as my table!

Special thanks to Dietze Music House for delivering a beautiful piano for me to use as my table!

Ludwig might have a scowl on his face, but he was the perfect guest at my table!

Pull up a chair! (or a stool!) These two retro red stools were the perfect seating option for this recital table setting.

I stacked dessert dishes on open music books used as placemats. Sonata's popular music lyric blocks provided great height to highlight beautiful dishes and pink champagne cupcakes from one of my favorite coffe shop, the' Cup!

Songbird cloches keep the cupcakes fresh and my mouth watering!

Music sculptures (just in at Sonata) gave the display height and graceful curve.

Pink peonies, red tulips, and purple berries!

Vintage record albums and sheet music dressed the keyboard.

Since there was no on playing the piano (yet!), I turned the piano bench into the wine center.

Full view as you come up the stairs.

Many thanks to the Friends of Lied for including Sonata in this incredible event! I know that it takes a tremendous amount of time and energy to pull this together. I had a wonderful time meeting so many incredible women. I am truly inspired!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Charming Winner!

Congratulations to Kaye for winning the charm pendant contest drawing! She wrote...

"I would choose "Dream", dreaming, wishing, and hoping bring peace to the mind. A funny story is that my husband makes noises in his sleep when he dreams and I can tell the difference between disturbing dreams and content dreams by the way he responds with noises. I nudge him with the bad dreams so he can start over in hopes of a good dream."

and wins...

Kaye, please send me a quick email at so I can get your contact information and you can get your new jewelry treasure! Thank you to everyone who entered!