Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ghost Furniture - The Build Up

I can't believe it's done. After what seems an age the new website is out there and I am stunned with the response - in a good way. Rather than post lots of stuff that's for sale, I thought it would be nice to show you the process we go through to get there.
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Starting with the shabby pieces found in the Flea Markets and Brocantes of France (that's the best bit).
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Finding fabrics and in this case a big piece of Bright Red Patent Leather found in the alleyways of Montmatre, off goes a little spark in my brain and
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wallah! we have the bones of a new piece. Repairs done, paint applied and ready to be upholstered.
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More Flea Market finds,
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putting it together.
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This one was a dream it all came together in one visit to Paris and
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this was the result.
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Hauling various finds all the way from Paris to Northumberland is not a chore. Driving back I create stuff in my head then
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bring them to life on my return
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can you spot any of these items in the before pictures? You can be excused if not as even I have difficulty recognising some pieces.
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more finds,
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more results. But what I haven't mentioned is
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the web design,
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photography, copywriting, optimising,
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creating the catalogue,
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press releases,
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newsletters and
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all this whilst still working on commissions. Both Harvey and I do all this and no one else. No wonder it took a long time. Now it's done I can go back to the pleasures of hunting and creating and maybe, just maybe I will get my cottage in a clean and tidy state again.

Last but certainly not least Kathy Dalwood and I would like to thank you all for all your lovely comments and emails when we announced our Concrete Ghost collaboration the other day.

3 comments:

paris parfait said...

So thrilled to see more and more of your beautiful work. I tipped my hat to you in a blog piece today. Am racing at the moment; will do a proper piece soon about Ghost and the process (having been lucky enough to be along with you for some of these treasure hunts). xoxox

Splendid Willow said...

I am so proud of you, Di!

Hope you get to relax a little bit this weekend!

Much fondness, Mon

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Bravo! I love your new site and all the goodies are just wonderful!

xoxo Mary Jo