Fall Showcase Preview

We are so excited about this Friday night where we will be hosting a fall showcase at Candy Shop On Cannon featuring designer Malia Dreyer of Lettermade with whom we collaborated on a series of fabulous cocktail napkins, as well as artist Jane Marie Edwards who is known for here whimsical, brightly colored abstract paintings and talented fashion illustrator Daniel Velasco. We’ll be kicking things off with a cocktail party from 5PM-8PM this Friday and then Saturday morning, select items from the Showcase will be available here on candyshopvintage.com starting at 5PM and including one-of-a-kind vintage, cocktail napkins and artwork. Here’s a quick preview of some of the items that will be featured in our sale:

New Retail Hours at #CANDYSHOPONCANNON

You asked and we answered.  While our Cannon Street Storefront started out as more of a “retail showroom” model we are excited that the Charleston community has added it to it’s growing list of favorite local stores. In order to make shopping easier this fall and holiday season, we are expanding our retail hours to 11AM-6PM Tuesday-Friday and 11AM-5PM on Saturdays.  Happy shopping!

Powder Room Makeover

Not realizing a few months ago that we were going to end up putting our house on the market, I decided to give our downstairs powder room a little makeover. I’d bumped into Maggie Revel of Leland Gal (a super talented Michigan-based artist and designer) in Charleston last summer and absolutely fell in love with her Birch Lattice Wallpaper. It had just the right touch of glam and rustic and for me, for some reason, brought to mind my years of horsebackriding – trail riding in particular – so I decided to build the theme of the powder room around both her wallpaper and horses. It was recently featured as one of the Before & Afters on Apartment Therapy, but there was only one image posted so I thought I’d share a few more as well as some of my sources.  I painted the door, and the ceiling myself and installed the horse head door knocker.  In hindsight I wish I had properly lacquered the door instead of just painting it glossy black as working with high gloss paint can get a little bit messy – maybe next time. Enjoy!

Birch Lattice Wallpaper in Emerald  from Leland Gal, Lowe’s Black Dot Tile, French horse race print, mid-century horse trash can and horse door knocker – all vintage, Charleston Hardware Company black ceramic doorknob, toilet paper holder from Luxe holdups, Shades of Light Bamboo Lantern in Coral, Charleston Guest Towels from our Collaboration with Lettermade,  and ceiling paint in Seabrook by Benjamin Moore.

Ta-dah!…

…and the official “Before And After” Note we switched the way the door opened so that it didn’t open into the wall, a much more sensible configuration: