Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pandora's Parlor and my Phone Nook

Sometimes wishes do come true.
Remember back in June when I did a post all about how I wished my little cottage had a phone nook? 
Like this but I would put a phone in mine.

Well look what I have now...

I just have to install it.

A couple of weeks ago, the artist and lovely Diane of Pandora's Parlor contacted me through email to tell me how much she liked my blog. She had found me when researching arts & crafts tile fireplaces. She's putting an authentic arts & crafts fireplace into her cottage. 

Diane said she had two phone nooks and that she didn't know why she'd purchased two, seeing as she only needed one. She said she'd love to send me the other if I wanted it. And within a week, it was at my home!

We've had some great email conversations. We found we like lots of the same stuff. She listened when I was tormented by paint for the outside of my house. Remember when I was in paint hell and begging everyone for their thoughts? 

She has the cutest garage studio. And this past weekend was busy putting stain glass windows into the main cottage. She's been purchasing antique doors and windows to put in her little cottage for years and now she and her husband are doing it. Her cottage is already cute but it will be amazing when she finishes.

This is her darling garage and studio. See the work benches in front...they are busy, busy working on their next project. Soon her cottage will be just as cute as her garage.

and here's a glimpse inside

This is all in the studio/garage. I can't wait to see what she does with the main cottage.

Please go by her blog to view more. 

She has a wonderful store by the same name full of antiques and curiosities.

I'd love to make a trip to California to load up on stuff from her shop to use for Halloween.

So, because of Diane, I have another project to add to my long list of projects. But I did say I wanted a phone nook and now I have one...I just have to install it. Which really shouldn't be too bad. She said it came from a old apartment building from the 20's or 30's. Just perfect. 

And even more perfect because it came from a new friend. 

Thanks so much Diane!

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Olive said...

What a lovely gift and so perfect for you! Have a great weekend♥olive

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

It's going to look so nice when it's installed. What a thoughtful lady you've met through blogging. And her cottage - to-die-for. I'm going to go visit her blog now. Thanks for sharing. ~Lisa@SuburbanRetreat~

Sandy said...

That's really awesome. It looks perfect for you home.

Atticmag said...

Hi Nita -- that's a great piece to add. Expect those are quite hard to find and your friend's generosity is wonderful.

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Wendy said...

Hurray for you!! Can't wait to see it when you have it installed. Isn't it wonderful how we meet so many sweet friends in blogland.
going to hop over and say hi! Hope your weekend brings you lots of fun!

Cindi Myers said...

Wow! That's so cool!
Blogger buddies are the best!
I just saw one of those at the ReStore the other day and picked it up but couldn't figure out where it would fit in my tiny home...sigh.
Her blog is VERY cool. Cool and a tiny bit creepy. But in a good way.
But the taxidermy stuff just weirds me out. Still though, very unique!

Diane Irvine Armitage said...

Yeah - you got it! I like how you have it posed with the flowers. I'm sure it is much happier to be at your house than in my back room with the skeleton heads and my coffin :-) I'm so happy you like your little phone nook - it was meant to be yours! PS - Thank you for the nice words about my little cottage! A real compliment coming from the Jean Harlow of the cottage scene :-)

Tricia Rose said...

I didn't know such a thing existed! Do you know where you are going to put it? Will it have to be wired?

I tend to keep my phones quite low down so they don't look obtrusive, but maybe I could take a different approach, so thanks for the inspiration.

Ms. Childfree Chic said...

Oh, that is just fabulous! I can't wait to see it installed in your home. And it's an authentic one, not a knock-off to boot.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a kind and generous gesture! The little phone niche is adorable and will go perfectly in your home. I love niches like that.

Lindy said...

You lucky dog! That nook is totally awesome. And I love your benefactors walls - don't you?

pogonip said...

It's so you! Don't you love how things work out here in blogland?

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

It's just fabulous, Nita! I love all the detail it has. Can't wait to see it installed and decorated.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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