Monthly Archives: July 2010

Inspiration of the Week: Monster Plants

Besides being inspired by furniture and fabrics, I also really love the outdoors and the idea of growing plants.  I say the “idea of growing plants” because, really, I have the black thumb of death instead of a green thumb.  My sister Emily was in Houston this past weekend and saw “Lois” the Corpse Flower »

Nugget of the Week: Dublin Dr. Pepper and VW Bus Update!

The Sprucettes greatly enjoy their ice-cold beverages, especially during the hot summer months. While helping one of our customers, Meredith discovered that he is the owner of Dublin Dr. Pepper. Needless to say, after our enthusiastic spiel about our love of Dr. Pepper, he returned the following day with two cases for the Sprucettes. If »

Fabric: All Things Aviary!

So I know that Lizzie has mentioned her love for animal themed fabric. However, as of late, my love for animal fabric, specifically birds, has crept in. I see a lot of clients come through that just LOVE any fabric that has birds featured. Some bird-themed fabrics from back in the day were pretty hideous, »

Nugget of the Week: Happy Birthday Meredith!

Yesterday we celebrated Meredith’s birthday!  We had a yummy lunch from Threadgill’s followed by some super scrumptious cupcakes that Amanda made.  Here’s what our little birthday luncheon looked like: Another exciting nugget: this week we enjoyed talking to Justin Bieber on the phone! No, not really.  They were a series of prank calls, but we »

Calling all Apprentices!

We have some exciting news at Spruce. The time has come for another Apprentice to move through the ranks! Take a look at the detailed information below about this great opportunity. We are seeking a creative, bright and hands-on individual for an eight-week apprenticeship leading into full-time employment as an upholsterer.  Apprentice must have a »

Art Deco Furniture

As you may already know, I have a slight infatuation with Art Deco furniture.  I love the use of luxurious materials and bold, curvy lines combined with the finest decorative details. The Art Deco Movement (1919-1940) originated in France. After World War I, America, filled with a sense of liberation, favored the style’s use of »

Inspiration of the Week: Jewel Tones

Color is one of the most talked about topics at Spruce. Deciding which colors look best on a certain piece of furniture, which combinations jive, which colors represent a certain style best, and the list goes on and on. When we make our own Spruce furniture, we are constantly trying to decide what colors we »

Before and Afters

With so much going on around the shop (like a new bus in the works, the 4th of July holiday, and general day-to-day busyness) it’s been a little while since we’ve posted some before and after photos of what we’ve been reinventing in the workshop.  Here are some before and after shots of some recent »

Inspiration of the Week: Rugs

One thing I love about my current house is the wooden floors. They add warmth to a space yet are incredibly practical (especially with 2 cats, 1 dog, and an outdoorsy husband). However, one of the things I love the most is the need for area rugs on hardwoods. Amazingly, I have yet to commit »