Fifi O’Neill’s May 9th Book Signing Event

Sea Rose Cottage is thrilled to be teaming up with crafts author and home décor writer Elyse Major, to host stylist-author Fifi O’Neill’s New England event to celebrate her latest book Prairie-Style Weddings: Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland and Garden Celebrations!

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I was fortunate to meet Fifi along with her collaborating photographer Mark Lohman when they photographed my home last year.  I so admire Fifi’s work and learned about her upcoming publication Prairie Style Weddings during her visit last Fall.  The idea for the book signing in Bristol emerged and I am so happy the stars aligned to make this event come together!

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Fifi’s only New England Book signing Event will be held at the breathtaking Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum.  THE perfect setting to celebrate Woodland and Garden Celebrations and the release of Fifi O’Neills latest book! 

“Prairie-Style Weddings are the perfect blending of romance and pragmatism, of simplicity and embellishments. Handmade, sustainable, and accessible elements set a casual, welcoming, and celebratory tone that transform fantastic dreams into reality. Prairie-Style festivities embrace all sorts of humble materials in ways that elevate them from ordinary to fabulous.”

Whether you are planning a wedding, event, or are just an admirer of Fifi’s timeless style, we hope you will join us!

​When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by:  Nancy Chace of Sea Rose Cottage and Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures
Where: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Cost:  Free with Museum Admission or Museum Membership.  General admission tickets and museum memberships can be purchased online in advance at Blithewold.org or the day of your visit.
Books:
  Books can be purchased at the event or in advance below from Sea Rose Cottage.  For your convenience, your advance copy will be reserved for you and can be picked up at the book signing.

 
Price: $30.00 Coming Soon
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In addition to the main event, the book signing will feature delicious nibbles and sips prepared by the incredibly talented Max Hobbs and happily sponsored by Sea Rose Cottage.  Attendees will also have opportunity to tour the mansion and grounds.
We are fortunate to have contributing sponsors that will add to the fun!  Artist Nancy Rafi of Heart of assemblage will graciously be leading guests in hands-on make-and-take projects from Fifi O’neill‘s book.
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Carol Riley of Bristol-Cottage will be sewing up a surprise vignette inspired by Prairie Style Weddings–you will need to attend the event to see her creation in person!
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We also have a number of contributors to our event Swag Bags!  The first 15 attendees to buy a book and get it signed will be the recipients of a Swag Bag filled with inspired offerings.  Sponsors include Efex decorative appliques,  Sew Extra-Ordinary Sewist, Vintage Lizzie, Tinkered Treasures & more!

 

Stay up to date with all the event details at our Facebook Event Page. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottages & Bungalows Feature!

So thrilled and honored that my painted Subway Car Dresser is featured in the February/March 2015 edition of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

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You may remember the tutorial I posted on my blog about the dresser here.  It is one of my favorite projects because it brings to life so many memories of growing up in Boston.

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It is also an original concept that lends itself to reinterpretation in oh-so-many ways!

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Photo credit: Marissa Bettencourt Photography

My friend Elyse Major, a fellow Rhode Islander, author & home décor magazine contributor was so smitten with this playful DIY project that she wanted to find a way to showcase it to a wider audience.

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Enter the talented Morayo Sayles of Piper Brown Photography and the next thing you know Elyse & Morayo are working their magic styling and photographing my ode-to-Boston subway car dresser in my Bristol, Rhode Island home!

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I so enjoyed this creative collaboration and seeing the feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine’s Idea Notebook.  The article is so wonderfully written by Elyse and beautifully photographed by Morayo.  It is cleverly titled “Ticket To Ride.”  Lucky for me I get by with a little help from my friends!

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Photo credit:  Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

 On newsstands and available in digital editions now.

 

Holiday Preview 2014 – Save the Date!

Please save the date for the 13th Annual Bristol Holiday PreviewBristol’s night to shine!!! Follow the luminaries as you stroll, shop & dine joyously through Downtown Bristol from 5 to 9 PM. This year the Holiday Preview will be held Friday & Saturday, November 21st & 22nd, 2014.

We are so excited to be celebrating our 4th year participating in this great Bristol tradition and are thrilled to be hosting two very Special Guests at Sea Rose Cottage (21 Constitution Street, Bristol, RI).

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The talented Artist & Muralist M-C Lamarre will join us for Opening Night on Friday.   Her works will be available for viewing and also for purchase.  Craft author and tinkerer extraordinaire Elyse Major will join us Saturday for a book signing and an evening of crafting.  Read on for all the details….

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Friday, November 21st,  Featuring MC-Lamarre, Artist & Muralist, 5pm-9pm

M-C Lamarre M-C Lamarre is an artist & muralist, self-taught as a painter and trained as a potter.  A Providence College graduate, M-C is happiest when exercising her creativity and transforming the dull and drab into something creative and timeless.  She is true to her motto “HAVE BRUSHES.  WILL TRAVEL.”  Over the past 10 years she has transformed both commercial and residential spaces across North America.

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Her mural work has been featured on several TV Shows and news segments as well as in both national and international publications.  While known for her meticulous rendering of the likeness of Fenway Park’s iconic left field wall, the Green Monster, she has been commissioned to participate in two reality TV series: Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Gordon Ramasy’s Hotel Hell on Fox.
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Please join us at Sea Rose Cottage as we celebrate M-C and her artistry.  Visitors will have a special opportunity to purchase her work on Friday evening.

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Saturday, November 22nd,  Featuring Elyse Major, Author & Blogger,  5pm-9pm
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Elyse Major is an accomplished home décor & craft author and blogger whose artful “tinkering” gives new life and charm to everyday objects.  She loves creating and writing and shares her passion with the world in two of her recent publications Tinkered Treasures and Seaside Tinkered Treasures as well as on her popular blog of the same name.

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When she is not tinkering she works as a communications consultant and also contributes articles to magazines such as Romantic Country and Romantic Homes, and to the online resource for parents Kidoinfo.

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Elyse will be sharing her special magic with us—selling and signing copies of her books Tinkered Treasures and Seaside Tinkered Treasures

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and using goodies from our craft buffet to show us how to bring charm and life to our holiday table-settings !   tinkdered_treasures_craft_Bar
We invite you to join us at Sea Rose Cottage for a creative and crafty kick-off of Bristol’s 13th Annual HOLIDAY PREVIEW!  Both evenings will feature nibbles and sips, great company and good cheer!

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Holiday Preview & A Giveaway!

In celebration of our HOLIDAY PREVIEW & BOOK PARTY, Sea Rose Cottage is co-sponsoring a special GIVEWAY with our friends craft author Elyse Major of Tinkered Treasures & Danielle Driscoll home and lifestyle blogger of Finding Silver Pennies.

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First, we hope you will join us at Sea Rose Cottage on Friday November 22nd from 5-9pm for a festive book signing and tinkering event with Elyse and Danielle. The night promises to be full of good cheer, inspiration and conversation! (More details here)

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Now, on to the GIVEAWAY.  As we celebrate the joys of tinkering this Holiday Season we are happy to be sharing some of our favorite tinkering tools, tricks and treasures with you in the form of a freshly picked TINKERING BASKET ($170 value).

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THREE baskets will be given away.  To enter the online drawing for the first 2 baskets, follow the how to enter instructions below.  To enter the in-person drawing for the 3rd basket come tinker with us at the HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY!

The lucky winners will receive a signed copy of Elyse Major’s new Tinkered Treasures book,

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a beautiful hand-made ornament and set of notecards from Danielle Driscoll,

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and some vintage ornaments and fun tinkering supplies from Sea Rose Cottage featuring Miss Mustard Seed Products.

Miss Mustard Seed GiveawayMilk Paint & Mixer, Furniture & Antiquing Wax, Bonding Agent, and Paint & Wax Brush

 

HOW TO ENTER THE ONLINE GIVEAWAY:

1. Leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to create.

2. For a second chance to win, like my facebook page and leave a comment to let me know.

3.  For a third chance to win, share this giveaway on a social media of your choice and let me know you did.

4. For even more chances to win, enter at the Silver Pennies & Tinkered Treasures blogs!

This GIVEAWAY will end November 22, 2013 at 9pm EST.*

Two winners of the online giveaway, to be selected randomly, will be announced Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Finding Silver Pennies Tinkered Treasures blogs.   The winner of the 3rd basket (must be present at the Holiday Preview Party to enter) will be selected by random drawing at the Sea Rose Cottage HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY.

Good luck and HAPPY TINKERING!

*The GIVEAWAY is only open to those living in the continental US and readers who are 18 and older.

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Holiday Preview Party & Book Signing

Please join us for our HOLIDAY PREVIEW PARTY as we host special guests craft author ELYSE MAJOR and home & lifestyle blogger DANIELLE DRISCOLL for a festive book signing and tinkering event!

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The event will be held at Sea Rose Cottage, 21 Constitution Street in Bristol from 5-9pm on Friday November 22nd. 

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Elyse Major
Photo credit: Marisa Bettencourt

Elyse Major is an accomplished Rhode Island author and blogger whose artful “tinkering” gives new life and charm to everyday objects.

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Elyse will be sharing her special magic with us—selling and signing copies of her new book Tinkered Treasures and showing us how we can turn everyday objects into special gifts and treasures!

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To double the fun, we will be joined by the talented blogger, crafter and furniture painter Danielle Driscoll of the Finding Silver Pennies Blog!

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Danielle will share inspiring ways to add warmth and personality to our homes for the Holidays.

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Danielle’s hand-made creations will be on sale as well as other unique holiday gifts.

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The event will feature a craft buffet, nibbles and sips, great company and good cheer!

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We invite you to join us at Sea Rose Cottage as we get our craft on
and kick-off Bristol’s 12th Annual HOLIDAY PREVIEW!

not. to. be. missed.