Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kitchen has been finished for a few months so it’s my turn to share here. I really appreciate everyone’s help here in making this a reality, especially the early discussion on whether or not an island could fit (it does) and figuring out where to put the refrigerator. And many thanks to Mindimoo for all her advice!

We lived in the Cape Cod style house for almost five years before undergoing a two story addition off the back, which included a new dining area, mudroom, and family room downstairs and a new master bedroom and bath and another bedroom upstairs. We also reconfigured existing space, including the kitchen. When the house was built in the 1950s, the dining area was its own room off the kitchen. The previous owner took down the wall separating the rooms in the 90s, creating a peninsula between the work area and the dining area. In this remodel, we took out the peninsula entirely, making the whole kitchen a work area and moving the dining area into its own space in the addition. So we needed to redo the kitchen in order to make the previous dining area usable, but we couldn’t sink a lot of our budget into this portion of the project. Thanks to everyone here, we attempted to make smart choices for long term results. Our look is "contemporary cottage." Hope you enjoy looking!

Tile: Custom mix mosaic behind stove from Susan Jablon, matte white 4x4 from local store

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recycled Content Bottle Glass in 215 new colors

Susan Jablon Mosaics is thrilled to announce the new arrival of 215 new colors and finishes of recycled content bottle glass!

Please visit and click on 1" and 2" Recycled Content Bottle Glass. Look through our color library of rough edged reds in clear, iridescent, matte and opaque, teals, blacks, oranges, blues, turquoises, yellows, clears, smoke, limes, you name it. The entire line will be filled in by mid January. Blend it in the tile designer in single size tiles, or call us for multiple sized blends. By mid January this will be for sale in 1", 2" and 1x3" tiles, every color in the four finishes above. Happy 2010 from Susan Jablon Mosaics, Be Delighted.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Susan Jablon Mosaics Receives 2009 Best of Business Award


Susan Jablon Mosaics Receives 2009 Best of Business Award

Small Business Commerce Association’s Award Honors the Achievement

SAN FRANSICO, November 6, 2009, Susan Jablon Mosaics has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Artist's studio category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)

The Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is pleased to announce that Susan Jablon Mosaics has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Artist's studio category.

The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country. Using consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that we believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.

About Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA)

Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA) is a San Francisco based organization. The SBCA is a private sector entity that aims to provide tactical guidance with many day to day issues that small business owners face. In addition to our main goal of providing a central repository of small business operational advice; we use consumer feedback to identify companies that exemplify what makes small business a vital part of the American economy.

SOURCE: Small Business Commerce Association