Thursday, 5 August 2010

Black & Spiro Today

Pretty cushions fill the shop at the moment. The 2 above are some of my favourites.






I came up with the idea of covering this little pair of antique gilt chairs in black and white gingham and then Kelly wrote on the fabric in hot pink fabric paint - "I love old gold chairs covered in big floral fabrics with pretty coloured trim". We used fluoro yellow tulle frilled around the edges.



I love these hand painted Staffordshire dogs which are from a UK artist.




These glasses come in green, blue and clear. I love them!



We have lots of blue and white ginger jars in the shop but also lots of gorgeous colourful ones too!


I was going to use this one-off eastern embroidered cushion above in Max's nursery however, it ended up being too big so it's now in the shop.



I thought I'd do a "Black & Spiro Today" post. It's been a while since I have done one as the shop has been closed. Here are a few bits and pieces I am loving which are in the shop at the moment. Look away now if you don't like lots of colour!

49 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Wish your beautiful shop was in Seattle. Your new profile picture is so cute.

Fondly,
Glenda

Flotsam Friends said...

There's that divine "red" again... Also loving those great green glasses. Pruxxx

Sally-Ann @ a beautiful space said...

Very beautiful Anna and so clever. Have a lovely weekend SAx

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Sally-Ann. Hope you have a great weekend too.

Flotsom - Yes, you are right...I didn't realise how much red we have in the shop at the moment! I love it mixed with pink.

You'll just have to come and visit us Glenda someday!!

xx
Anna

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Anna, the tulle is genious!! Love it!!

Peta said...

I LOVE lot's of colour & clashing prints. It is one of the things I love most about your style, Anna. I always love seeing what's happening both in your home & shop!

Josje said...

Love the ginger jar! I have never seen a multi coloured one before. ~Josje

ampersand-design.blogspot.com said...

Love the cushions and the boxes you are using as bookends.

The ginger jar is absolutely gorgeous!

Sandy K

jlonit said...

I Love the gilt chair - it's lovely. You're full of off-kilter ideas.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

My favorite is the red and pink pillow with geometric shapes...thanks for posting pictures-- love your store!!

Treadgold said...

Beautiful images as always. I have been admiring your blog from afar for a while now. It amazes me how you fit so many creative, wonderful things into your life! I am also a designer and have just entered the world of blogging, so thank you for your inspiration.

Emma

the gardeners cottage said...

hi anna,

look away! are you kidding?

~janet

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Treadgold,

Thanks for following the blog. I'll be sure to check out your new blog too. Welcome to the world of blogging!!

Janet, you are so sweet! It's just that all my crazy colour isn't everyone's cup of tea!!

xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Dagny! I love the tulle too.
xx
Anna

Anne said...

Your absolutely beautiful images are the perfect companion to my morning coffee! The tulle border on the chair is a delightful surprise-touch! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! :)

Karena said...

Anna,
Like many of us, wish your shop was nearby! Like i Kansas City, Mrs B & I would come and visit!

Karena
Art by Karena

FairyFiligree said...

That chair looks like grandma in a tutu! Droll! I love the ginger jar - what do people use ginger jars for these days?

Teresa Hatfield said...

I happened to end up here, and I am happy that I did. Your blog is grand!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Mélanie A. said...

I love them all , too ...

Kristen said...

I have glasses just like the green ones, except mine are blue! They are fabulous!

Im off to go look at more of your blog-

Annie@A View On Design said...

wow - just looking over all your posts on your new spot there Anna - awesome - lovely! Wish you had a shop down here in Melb!!!

Gramercy Home said...

Beautiful images. Always so fun to see your colorful shop!

White French said...

Hi again Anna,
love your difference in colour use

the unexpectedness and freshness.
You may remember me from Chelsea antique centre and so i have followed you and your work for many years.
my name is Beverley .C.

Bella said...

Beautiful offerings. :)

Faux Fuchsia said...

Dear A

Thankyou for my rosemary and for coming last night, I really enjoyed chatting to you and swapping Tales from the Blogger Trenches.

Love the gilt chair. Mr FF has a similiar one that is allegedly from Egypt.

Leopard print is my neutral. I do love it.

I think you should plant some nasturtian seeds this weekend. Gett he kids involved. Start them young I say.

xxx

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

Hi Anna, I dont have any ginger jars, but you seem to be tempting me with this one! dying to come over to see your make over (I'm always working ho-hum)

Sally J said...

Great energy from the pops of color, Anna. I've been trying to decide of a fun way to finish out a little desk chair for a client. I love what you did in the gingham with the writing! How clever. This one is going in my file!
www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

Mariska Meijers said...

Love all the colourful detailing, loads of inspiration for my paintings!
Have a great weekend Anna mx

Hello Lover... said...

That ginger jar is gorgeous - I haven't seen a piece quite like it, the colors are beautiful!

theoldboathouse said...

Everything looks so wonderful and you can feel the love and effort you give to all your work, cheers Katherine

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I love the first set of cushions.

I see from previous posts that you are looking to create a colorful garden in your new house. There are lots of great gardening blogs at http://www.blotanical.com/ including my own: http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.com/
Happy gardening! Jennifer

Dining and Decor said...

Congrats on your new store. I like what I see! You have such a wonderful style.

Ness Lockyer said...

Those new cushions are gorgeous and so you Anna.
Ness xx

Alison said...

Just been catching up on your last few posts.
Wow Black & Spiro Unveiled - perfection.
Love all your pics and that sweet tutu desk - I adore it
Alison

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow...this is stunning! I am hosting a jewelry giveaway on my blog. Would love to see you there!

Kelle Dame said...

Beautiful store! I am in love with your pillows and the colorful ginger jar. Your blog always makes me want to live in Australia. My husband sure wouldn't argue with that!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

i have those glasses in blue. they are beautiful, aren't they?

also- the cloissone vase is great. i'm such a big fan!

best, lauren
www.aspiringkennedy.com

Rosemary Anderson said...

Anna, your shop is gorgeous and your blog is very inspiring! I just started blogging and was drawn to yours automatically! I love visiting this site almost daily. Hopefully one day on my travels I'll get to actually see Black & Spiro in person! :)

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

the flirty tuile skirt adorning the gilt chair is divine - so perfect!!

Karen

the NEO-traditionalist said...

LOVE the fluorescent tulle trim on that chair. You always have such original ideas Anna!

xx Katie

LiveLikeYou said...

If it wasn't a 20 hr flight I would be there buying it all!!!

Blighty said...

love love love all those beautiful colours, partic like the ginger jar Bx

A House and Home said...

I saw books in that second photo. If you had to choose one design book to recommend, what would it be?

Thelma said...

Anna,
I was looking at your blog and I loved it!! everything is so beautiful..then I found out you are from Brisbane, such a coincidence...I`m from Brazil but I lived in Brisbane for one year...I wish I had known your store while I was there...
Congratulations for your blog!!
xx

Hannah Greene said...

With all those fabulous fabrics I'm itching to do some more reupholstering!

kirstyb said...

ooooh i love the 2nd pic xxxx

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I adore the green glasses! Stunning!

Coco Coterie said...

The colors are lovely on our cloudy, little rainy day today ~
xox
Alexandra

Alkemie said...

I always love seeing photos from your store. The colorful ginger jar is just gorgeous!