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What does your Art collection say about you?

What does your Art collection say about you?

I’m not sure how your art collection began. But, here’s my story:

There was a teenager who could not afford a magazine that had Bruce Lee on its center spread! Well this little teen went on to borrow the magazine and painted the centerspread on a life size poster for the wall in her bedroom. Well, it so happened that the adjoining wall was empty and she decided to paint a companion for Bruce Lee and very soon a life size painting of Betty (of betty and veronica fame) went up! Thus started my art collection!

As I write this Blog today I posed the question “what does your Art collection say about you”?

Lo and behold, I am not the first person to ask this! There were 954,000,000 posts on this subject! I will let you explore it to your hearts content on the trusty GTS (Google that S***)!

Apparently, your art collection can say a lot about your personality!

Surround yourself with Art – whether it is your garden or the insides of your home. Art is very personal and people express themselves with cheap posters in their college dorms to million dollar paintings or photographs!

The featured picture is a painting by Dayton’s own Cecilia Brendel!  Want to own a piece of her Art or commission painting?  Call us and your wish will be our command!

Did you know that a private collector spent 6.5 million on a photograph? Astounding! I felt pretty good about owning some of his prints! Apparently, we saw his potential years ahead of time but just did not invest in the real thing! How I wish I had! Moral of story – If it speaks to you – get it – You never know when the value will be out of reach! LOL!

Want to know more? Read it in the article below!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/11/this-peter-lik-photograph-reportedly-just-went-for-a-world-record-6-5-million/

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The Bling thing!

We’ve all had the cravings for the Bling thing at least once in our lives!  And if it is Handmade to perfection and looks like the real thing – More power to it baby!  We are not by any means far behind the trends at Simply Hyacinth!  We’ve got the right Bling for every occasion – formal, flirty or casual and guess what? – In every price range!  We cannot put up everything on the web but we would be happy to send you some pictures of our one of a kind Bling’s for your next Bling event!

Until then:

To learn more on how to Bling up your Basics visit

http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends/2015-spring-summer/the-return-of-bling

Psst!  Want to know a secret?  We send coupons to our supporters! So go ahead!  Spread the Love!

Home is where the Heart is! Accessorize your home like you mean it!!!

Homeward Bound

I wish I was,

Homeward Bound

Home where my thought’s escaping

Home where my music’s playing

Home where my love lies waiting

Silently for me!

-Lyrics and song by Paul Simon

A song that will live forever!

It brings me to ask you a question – Wouldn’t you like to accessorize your home like you mean it?

We build it with so much love, we care for it, we share it, we raise our children and love abounds in it so then shouldn’t we accessorize it with the same passion?

Scarves as a fashion statement

Handmade scarves

Cool nights of the fall season beckon us to cozy up with colorful scarves and statement pieces to dress up the Fall wardrobe! Accessorize a plain Ho Hum outfit with gorgeous scarves! Don’t shy away from making that style statement! One of kind scarves now at Simply Hyacinth – The Boutique for the Connoisseur!  These gorgeous scarves are made of silk and Merino wool and started by a woman owned Company in Arkansas.  She produces these beautiful treasures in Nepal benefiting the community there.  While you are at it come check out the hand knit cowls that started it all in Dayton OH on a cold day in November 2013!

I bought the scarves from Ellen in late April this year.  It was too late to put them out as Spring was almost over and summer was knocking at our door!  Yet another example of a woman who gave up her high powered job and followed her dreams after looking at the Pomegranate moon!  Inspiration comes to so many of us, yet just a handful take the path less travelled!  I hope her story inspires you to take that plunge!

Read Ellen’s story here:

http://www.pomegranatemoon.com/

Check out other scarf blogs:

http://cupofjo.com/2014/02/three-ways-to-tie-a-scarf/

http://annetouraine.com/blogs/news/36889348-from-paris-with-scarf-love

http://www.scarves.net/blog/