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Grace and Glory

Grace and Glory is located in Rotorua New Zealand. Tammy Cowlishaw the owner  is a creative force, or maybe I should say a creative Efex force.

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With the name comes a tag line that really says it all. The Grace of Time The Glory of Today. Her store is simple, elegant and very French. It’s just perfect.

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But there is nothing simple about the projects she does with Efex.

First, she combines the moldings in such a creative way that they stand out even more. The scrolls combined with this rosette to make a frame. It could have come straight from Versailles.

Or these combinations, of swags, drops, and rosettes.

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Or this combination where she is planning a project.

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Then she made this magnificent boiserie board.

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Adding to her design skills her painting skills are exceptional

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The gilding and the multi tones on this pediment harken back to an era of craftsmanship that many feel is dead and gone. But not here in Grace and Glory.

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Finally, her photography and displays elevate the whole package to a glorious level of sophistication. I love the way she photographed several of these appliques against an oil painting.

For anyone in New Zealand, Rotorua is just not that far and I am certain a trip to Tammy’s is worth it! I know it’s on my list for my next trip to New Zealand.

All photos used today were from Grace and Glory. Thank you Tammy!

xoxoxo Lydia

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