Friday, April 30, 2010


(Apologies for my terrible lack of labeling. I have no idea where I found any of these photos and my PC erased the labels I had on them! I am probably now liable to a blogger's arrest for my negligence.)

I love a brightly painted piece with white walls and a painting that picks up the color of the furniture. What do you think? Wouldn't this painting go perfectly with any of these pieces? I am loving the liveliness.

Have a superior weekend - just think of me lifting boxes and unpacking from my move and it will make whatever you're doing seem that much more enjoyable. LOL

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This looks like a great place to plop down for a break and close your eyes for a few minutes.
 Can you tell I am moving and up for a little r and r? I have been going through so many items, organizing, throwing away, giving away and "Craigslisting". My muscles are pumped, my back sore and I am becoming more ruthless by the moment as I prioritize and cut out non-essentials and the excess baggage that tends to accumulate when you've lived in the same place for a while. I may not be as "up" on responding to comments for a while, so I apologize in advance!
All whining aside, I think the DeGournay wallpaper is so beautiful. What a perfect, sunny shade of yellow, too.
Now, back to the grindstone.....

Monday, April 26, 2010


This week, April 26- May 2, get $20 off a custom pair of famous "Stephen Bonanno Sandals" - remember to mention the code "ANNECHOVIE" at checkout. These classic high-quality leather sandals were made popular by Jackie Kennedy and are entirely handcrafted, right here in Florida by the same family since the 1960's. Lily Pulitzer herself wears them! There are tons of styles and color combos to choose from. Shop the website here.

This is the Palm Beach Classic style, worn by Jackie O

For those of you prepsters and "Laverne DeFazios" the "Emma Classic Monogram" is perfect for you!

there is even a cork wedge version of the "Palm Beach Classic" now.

A pair of handmade sandals would make a very thoughtful Mother's Day, Graduation or Bridal Shower gift! Check out the vast selection here now and don't forget to mention the code "ANNECHOVIE" when ordering!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Many thanks to all the blogs above that have posted kind mentions recently! I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Thanks to all of you for reading, too. You are such an inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


How colorful and unique are these belts from Rosie Campbell? Check them out here 

Monday, April 19, 2010


This painting was commissioned from me by the illustrious writer and beloved blogger Vicki Archer. This is her garden in St. Remy de Provence, France.  As many of you know, Vicki and her husband have taken a once derelict property in the South of France and transformed it into a beautiful paradise complete with olive groves and extensive gardens. She shares her unique ex-pat experience, illustrated with gorgeous photos by Carla Coulson in her books, "My French Life" and her newest release, "French Essence".  Both are must-haves for the Francophile and design aficionado. "French Essence" is available now in Australia and will be arriving in the US in Fall 2010. 

Friday, April 16, 2010


This is just one of the many reasons I like living on the Florida view out the back of the house.
I hope that everyone has a great weekend with some opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and a little relaxation. I will see you back here on Monday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Is this a perfect pool house or what?
Unfortunately, I clipped this out of a magazine so long ago that I have forgotten its origins (more blogger demerits for me!) All that matters is that it's stunning and, visually speaking, equal to taking a deep breath . I want to create the trellised ivy on a wall very soon...time to break out some nylon fishline and nails.
Do you dig it? 

Monday, April 12, 2010


Can you believe that it's already Monday again? I hope that you had an enjoyable Spring weekend. I managed to get a little time outside when it was sunny and beautiful as well as later on chipping away at some work while it was raining cats and dogs!
I recently sold the original "English Roses on Aqua" painting, but now there's a print available in
I am offering it in an 8x10 or 11x14 on stretched canvas (pictured above). Think Mother's Day next month!

Friday, April 9, 2010


I have a passion for color. I have a fondness for stripes. This 149 year old French company unites both to create some of the most beautiful fabrics I've seen. Perfect for Spring! Check out their fabrics, espadrilles and unique accessories here. 
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Atelier Abigail Ahern in London has been called "one of the most definitive, hottest places to shop in the UK" by Elle Decor. These bold and colorful faux flower arrangements are not your mother's silk flowers. They are the creation of Abigail's sister, Gemma Ahern, and are available now for shipping anywhere.  Check out more here!

Monday, April 5, 2010


I hope that everyone had a nice weekend.
 It was beautiful here and great to celebrate Easter and get a little pool time in! So wonderful that Spring has arrived. 
Here's my latest quote poster, available now in my Etsy shop

Friday, April 2, 2010


Maureen Toribio at Inglenook Decor has been a faithful Annechovie Sponsor and blogging friend and I want to thank her for featuring me on her "Inside An Artist's Mind" series recently. If you're interested, you can read it here.  She also has some bright Spring accessories that are new to her shop, along with some perennial favorites. This opaline dish  (above) caught my eye as a great accessory to add a bold dash of color.

I am also always drawn to shells and coral as great decorative accents. I loved this coral disc.
Be sure to check out all of Inglenook Decor's great pieces for the home here.
Happy Easter and Passover and enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I'd like to encourage anyone who reads this and is interested in helping to make a donation to assist those less fortunate, right here in America. With times being tough, more and more people are finding it a struggle to get their most basic needs met. Food banks are getting depleted, but are a vital source for those in need. Today is April Food Day in the blogging community and if you'd like to help, you can contribute here.
Thanks so much for your consideration!!