Designer Heather Gardner doesn’t just have a great eye for jewelry, hand picking the most beautiful gemstones and creating new designs, she’s also a great hostess and avid baken the most recent issue of 90265 Malibu Life & Style magazine she shares her favorite Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti recipe and how she and her mother have a tradition of getting together right before the Holidays and bake all sorts of wonderful goodies. One of the most precious ways to spend time together!
Project: Jewelry Display Case
A few years back, my husband purchased an antique display case from our local thrift store... YES, there IS a thrift store in Malibu! :) It had tons of potential; with the great black paint and rusted corner metal pieces and knobs that you can see in the photo. The material on the inside was a aging blue velvet with dust all over it that was also piled up in the corners.
I realized that really the only things I needed were:
- LINEN MATERIAL: Joanns
- NAILS: Home Depot
- CLEANING PRODUCTS/TOOLS: My cleaning drawer
I was able to bring the shine to this antique beauty.
Here is an image of the completed task... beautiful right?
It's a quiet evening at my home studio... reflecting on the day, drinking Chamomile Tea from Trader Joes,scented candles, music's playing from my David Gray music list on Pandora... a little jewelry design and social networking. The baby's asleep and husband is gone working late... a night to myself. Life ain't that bad in Malibu, California.