07 September 2010

Sharing A Favorite Blog & Shop - Knack

I have so many great blogs and artisans I've wanted to share here. I am starting with Knack Studios, and Barb Blair the brains and heart behind the operation. Knack is a fantastic shop in Greenville, S.C., as well as an online shop at Etsy. Barb creates the most beautiful restored furniture pieces and collect and sells the most personality-filled design pieces for the home.

She is a lovely soul and very supportive of fellow artists and bloggers. I think I can call her a blog friend, someone you connect with from a distance and hope to someday meet. I dream of popping into her shop one day. I don't have any connections to that area, but I'll get there somehow.

Barb has a gorgeous house full of delightful treasures that you can see featured on Design*Sponge. I love the orange cabinet, her beautiful hallway and all the DIY they've done on their happy home.

She is also a weekly contibutor to Design*Sponge, sharing her wood stripping, painting and staining ideas, teaching simple techniques and tricks. She causes quite a stir over there each week by daring to paint wood. ;) Seriously you have to read the fussy comments, I laugh and have to tease her a bit.

She also has an amazing collection of Before and Afters at Design*Sponge.

Each day on her blog Barb shares some delightful creations of her own and things that have inspired her in her travels. It's a daily or I should say late nightly read for me immediately after she posts each night. Today she is featuring a jaw-dropping view of the Brooklyn NY Flea Market. You can read it here. Made me shiver with excitement. I must visit this fabulous flea market next time I'm in NYC.

Get to know Barb Blair. Check out her blog for delicious inspiration, if your in her area stop by her shop open daily at Antiques on Augusta or purchase one of her lovely creations on Etsy.

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knack said...

WOW! what a beautiful post! thank you so much!

p.s. you can definitely call me a friend...I consider you one, and appreciate all of the positive words you always post on your blog an mine :)...
...and I do hope we get to meet one day...that would be frabjous!


Sam said...

Hi! I wanted to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and say hi the other day. I love that the BYW class is introducing us to so many new people!

I live near Charleston, SC and rarely get up to Greenville, but I may have to plan a trip just to go to Barb's shop. :) It looks wonderful!

Kelly said...

Wow - what a find! Barb has got some great style. :-) I'm going to go take a look.

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