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August 20, 2011

Peacock Park Design ~ Decor Extraordinaire

"Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life"

A quote shared by Gina Galvin, Owner/Designer Peacock Park

Have you found your passion and live a life surrounded by what you love? I am sure you have your own story to share.  For me it all started after reading Gina's story on Where Women Create.  I was immediately captured by her timeless designs of  home products and gifts.  Gina's antique business was born out of necessity to rid some of her massive antique collections and allow her to continue on with her passion to scour through Europe's flea markets.  Through Peacock Park, Gina shares her passion with beautiful decor representing many of her found treasures. 
At the time of my recovery from my chemo with a new found definition of life, I was determined to pursue my passion ~ finding, repurposing, reinventing & recycling treasures of the past.  Like Peacock Park, Verbena Cottage was born to share my passion, to revive the romantic style and sophistication of treasures from the bygone era. 

Gina Galvin at her design studio. 
Photo courtesy of Where Women Create


Above with Gina Galvin
Photos taken from the trade show

Gina once shared this quote before,

 "Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination encircles the world."  
Albert Einstein

Using your own imagination to reinvent will add your personal style, it is limitless.



August 14, 2011

Peacock Park

The September issue of  the Romantic Homes magazine features the home of Gina Galvin, creator of Peacock Park Design.  Gina's home sits on a 130-acre property in a small midwestern town of
Grand Blanc, Michigan. 

 Inspired by her love of 19th century French antiques and period pieces from the Paris flea markets, Gina brings the same romantic 'old world' vibes in her antique reproduction accent pieces.

19th century French Aubusson furniture and tapestry grace the parlor.  The crystal Baccarat chandelier completes the exuberant display of the 19th century period collection.

Gina displays her collectible antique santos in her dining room.   

Gina's 19th century dress collection is displayed in the guest bedroom.
The image of the opera star, a signature print in Gina's design, is used on the refrigirator door.  The whimsical door cover bears a real feather and a necklace that swings when the door shuts. Who would have thought of this but a true artist!

Above: Gina's library is filled with antique books and collections of artwork.

I have recently visited Gina's booth at the San Francisco International Gift Show. On my next post,  I will share with you her wonderful display of reproduction pieces that are now available on our website.
  Please come back soon !


Photos from Romantic Homes magazine, September 2011

August 10, 2011

add a little fun to your style!

expecting guests and you want to add humor to your decor as you welcome them? this is the perfect piece to bring in the fun of being a host. use it on the wall, door or add to your table vignette

 vintage gilded chandelier
& coming soon ~ new jewelry