Come shopping in the Catskills with me! The prices are better than in New York City!
The Fisk Barn opened up a new store in Delhi in March, and I paid them a visit to see what they had. Nothing except for a votive candle was in my price range, unfortunately, but I would have bought this pair of dreamy mercury glass canisters for $155 right away if I could.
An elaborate pier mirror with marble table for $895.
Two of a set of four wall sconces for $525.
I am so wishing for an Italian tole wall sconce with macaroni beads.
A pair of mercury glass finials for $135.
Cast iron brackets for $275.
Golden mercury glass urn for $165.
Cast iron coal grate for $1,200.
Awesome antique nickel-plated bath hardware for $65.
19th century dress form for $175 (sorry about the blurry pic).
And last but not least this ultra sweet French demi-lune console for $195.
Give the friendly folks at The Fisk Barn a call if you’re interested in any of these beauties!
(I had so many requests for a tutorial on these gift tissue paper roses
I'm posting this! It also gives me a chance to say thanks for all of your
very sweet comments. They really make me blush with embarrassment!)
. . .
Cheap, quick, easy. It doesn’t get better than this.
Florist’s tape (white if you’re doing white or pastels)
Pencil, dowel, or other object to curl edges
This tissue paper is the kind you stuff in gift bags. My favorite is the value package sold at Target –
“Solid Tissue” with “Celebrate for Less” printed on the label, 50 sheets measuring 18” x 26” for about $4.
This pack will yield approximately 6 ‘Old Rose’ style roses and 2 ‘Hybrid Tea’ roses.
Michael’s has packs of 25 for about $2.
Nota Bene: In white, different tissues have different tints, like lilac or cream.
If you want complete consistency buy one brand. In the finished pictures three different brands are used.
Old Rose Tissue Roses:
1. Count out 6 sheets of tissue.
2. Gently fold in 4 accordion folds. Do not crease hard.
3. Cinch the middle with a 8" - 12" long piece of florist's wire.
4. Cut the ends off in a semi-circle shape.
5. Stretch out each side like a fan.
Carefully separate and pull up each leaf of paper.
They rip easily but it doesn't show much, so don't stress.
6. Shape the finished rose to your liking by fluffing and tugging!
Hybrid Tea Tissue Roses:
This type takes a lot more time and material, but the resulting rose is pretty.