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Merry Christmas from ESD

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Merry Christmas from all of us at Elizabeth Stuart Design!

Jewelry Galore

There is always a handful of people on my Christmas list that I can’t decide what to give. I love the idea of a fabulous piece of jewelry – nothing over the top, just something that I see and instantly think of someone it would look great on. Writing a personal note and wrapping it up to make someone feel special is all it takes.

We have some gorgeous jewelry at both stores right now. So many unique pieces that I wish I could wear everyday. Vintage lockets that have been re-worked with 18k gold and labradorite, raw sapphire and Indian diamond bracelets, handmade jewelry from Houston, Texas artist, Rebecca Lankford, Haitian inspired jewels by MI OSSA, semi-precious amethyst and tourmaline necklaces, carved carnelian rings from Greece and the list goes on…

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Charleston Horticulture Society

I am so excited to host the Charleston Horticulture Society this Thursday. Such wonderful people makeup this organization and I am honored to be involved with them all. We will be here from 6:00 – 8:00 on Thursday evening. All are welcome to join, we are going to have a ball!

20% of all sales will be donated to the Charleston Horticulture Society. I hope to see you all there!

 

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The Bells are Ringing

What a wonderful time of year it is! There is nothing that I love more than decorating my home for Christmas. After picking out my trees, I like to get out all of my decorations. Things from my childhood, pieces that I have collected and things from my children’s childhood. The holidays are a perfect time to display pieces that you have collected over the years.

Fresh flowers, real garland and lots of trees are a must for me. I will be the first to admit - I go a little bit crazy, but why not put Christmas trees all over my garden? Having trees outside creates a wonderland. A wonderland so fabulous that sometimes it stays up until February.

A style tip for you: Just because it is Christmas, you don’t have to decorate using only red and green. Have fun and don’t get overwhelmed… Happy Holidays!

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Charlie Mag Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

A few weeks ago we hosted the annual Charlie Magazine Holiday Scavenger Hunt at our new location in Mt Pleasant. What a fun way to get people together. Who doesn’t love giveaways, champagne and socializing with friends? We had such a good time spending the evening with Charlie Club members and making new friends.

If you haven’t heard of Charlie Magazine, check out their website. http://readcharlie.com/

To everyone at Charlie and all of you who attended, we had a blast!

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Charleston Living Magazine

Charleston Living mag

What a honor it is to be featured in such a wonderful magazine.. I had so much fun reminiscing and sharing my holiday tips. If you have never read this magazine, you are truly missing out.

To find out more about Charleston Living Magazine, check out their website http://www.charlestonlivingmag.com/

A subscription would make a perfect gift for any Charleston Lover..

New Logo, Same ESD

Since opening our new store in Mount Pleasant, we have incorporated a new logo to go along with our original logo. We are busy, crazy busy. Busy with new design clients, busy with shipments arriving daily, busy with the holidays and the list goes on.

Is it January 1 yet? Where is the container?

Be on the look out for our new logo. We are still the same ESD… And getting better and better by the day.

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Along with and in addition too, all the facets of ESD.

Antiques. Interiors. Art. Jewelry. Design. Garden.

Your Charleston Lifestyle Store

 

Oyster Shell Art

Two women from Beaufort actually pick every oyster shell out themselves. The most beautiful thing to me – they are my age. They get in the boat, fire it up and pick oysters. Love them!

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Wallpaper, Wallpaper, Wallpaper

I have a girlfriend that will wallpaper you if you would let her. But for me, I find wallpaper difficult. It is texture, painting with texture. When choosing a wallpaper, be sure to consider the size of the pattern; you don’t want to over-power a space. If you have a moisture or humidity concern, check out vinyl – it has come a long way. But when wallpaper is done correctly, it gives you depth that no other medium could. It makes a space special.

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Painting with Pluff Mud

I have stooped to an all-time low in search of the perfect pluff mud grey. I took to the marsh, okay technically not me, the builder on a project I am working on went into the marsh to get a baggie full of pluff mud – yep, it looks like what you think it looks like.. Alas, the perfect pluff mud color is in fact the pluff mud.

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