some of my favorite places…
ON THE WEB
royal design studio —wonderful allover stencil patterns…i especially love their damasks, chevrons, morroccan-influenced, paisleys, and trellis patterns
annie sloan says she makes the best paint in the world, and she’s not joshing. her chalk paint™ is incredible for a quick, easy furniture transformation and wide variety of looks…and you know who your local stockist is, right? if not, check annie sloan unfolded to find out.
miss mustard seed has just debuted a line of milk paints, waxes, and sundries, and we are thrilled to be carrying them at me & mrs. jones. watch for workshops coming in january 2013.
sunny goode —terrific books, stencils, glazes!
olive leaf offers some of the most distinctive designs ever reproduced in mylar…gorgeous ikat stencils, especially! we are so proud to be carrying a selection of her designs at the studio.
impress —always something new and fun to use on paper. their graphic stamps make a great all-over pattern on walls, desk-tops, dresser drawers…
stampland —wonderful vintage images to use on everything.
anthropologie —my favorite for everything, especially great hardware. browse their furniture and vintage pieces for inspiration.
look in the attic —don’t be scared! look here for vintage-style hardware for that great piece of furniture from your own attic.
chandelier parts —replacement crystals and danglies to renew your fixtures (after i’ve gessoed and gilded or painted them for you, of course!)
john derian dry goods —john’s decoupage work is incredible. click on imports for work by hugo guiness, one of my very favorite artists.
hamlett dobbins —i love hamlett’s work, and his beautiful family.
art school girl —amy rowan’s work is so creative and clever, you just have to peek. (plus, like me, she’s a chicagoan!) i heart art school girl.
shifting light —julian merrow-smith’s “postcard” paintings are gorgeous, and auctioned daily…just please don’t bid against me for a still life with eggs or clementines in it.
memphis college of art —click on the memphis college of art’s “community education” for classes…i’ll see you at school!
the sartorialist —scott schuman’s photographs are lovely, instructive, and so inspiring.
sally walker davies —before you leave the house to travel or shop, check sally’s site for the inside track on just about everything. she knows all the fun places and great finds.
mrs. jones’s toolkit…while i absolutely want you to support your local bookseller and hardware store, just in case you can’t, here is a shortcut to my favorite books & products available on amazon.
donny osmond …truly, madly, deeply!
BLOGS TO GET LOST IN
decoration – ancient & modern and the devoted classicist…thomas jayne and john j. tackett are two of the reigning gentlemen and scholars of the design & architecture world…mrs. jones is so fortunate to be able to count them among her friends.
what is there not to adore about designer eddie ross - the undisputed king of the flea market find, creative tablescaper, photo stylist and crazy/mad crafter?
i suwannee…jamie meares is it. wickedly witty, generous with ideas and inspiration, owner of the second-cutest dog ever…she’s a daily must-read.
my friend perre’s stirring things up in kitchens all over the place! subscribe to the runaway spoon for twice-weekly recipes, sage advice (forgive the spice-rack pun!) and great food stories.
annie sloan – she of chalk paint fame, and so much more – shares the inspiration and the history behind her palette and projects at paint & colour.
i dare you to take a peek at katie sokoler’s color me katie and not smile. double-dare you.
the stones are rolling at gathering moss…lauren is one of my very favorites!
catherine golden obsesses over stencils, wallpaper, and good design as much as i do. super-attorney by day, diy queen on the evenings and weekends…the golden touch showcases her inspirations, incredible thrift finds and before & afters…she’s amazing!
if you’re going to chicago (my hometown) check these sites first, then plan to visit my friends and favorites there:
and if you’re coming to memphis…
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spruce — don’t miss a chance to visit spruce, selena mcadams’s dreamy and perfectly edited shop
in mrs. jones’s neighborhood:
please make your first stop our studio at 889 south cooper street. click on “studio” above for all the details…then:
the palladio group –design showrooms with goodies galore, and the palladio cafe for lunch when you’re ready
central barbeque –memphis ‘que at its best. the joneses crave central’s barbeque nachos.
urban outfitters –just opened a few months ago, we (especially my meg!) are so excited!