I find old books everywhere I go. They are usually so inexpensive and I tend to buy them like crazy. They are great for so many uses. This past summer I got married and old books and their pages were used throughout our decor. One of the most unique ways to use them, I think, is as a table number [...]
My husband and I got married a few months ago and almost all of the elements of the wedding were put together by my mom and I with the help of friends and family. I’m a DIY kinda girl, so I had to have a DIY wedding. It was rustic, chic, vintage, and a bit [...]
As the owner of an antique store, an avid furniture painter, seamstress, and lover of upholstery work my imagination ran wild when I got engaged. There were so many projects I wanted to pull together for the big day. I’d had a huge pile of salvaged wood laying around just waiting for something to be done [...]
On August 6th my husband and I were married in his mother’s backyard. We both wanted to have a very casual, relaxed wedding that felt more like a backyard party than a formal, traditional affair. My mom and I sew, upholster, paint furniture, and looooooove antiques (surprisingly my hubby is into [...]
It’s official!!! I am now Mrs. Rodriguez!!! Saturday was for sure the best day of my life. I was totally on cloud 9 all night long. I know it’s just the beginning of a very long and happy life with the man of my dreams.
The day went by so fast, thank goodness for [...]
The love of my life will become my husband on August 6th!!!!!!!! This past weekend he and I had a photo shoot with one of my girlfriends from college, Sarah. She was so much fun to work with and I think she took some fabulous photos. I can’t wait to print these. I plan on [...]
I’m getting married August sixth and so much of the decor for the reception will be hand crafted by my mom and I. So far we are having a blast creating things from burlap, including table runners and bags that will hold flowers. Some of the flower bags (I need to come up with a [...]
My back yard BBQ wedding is drawing closer and things are really starting to come together. I’m working on the center pieces for our tables today. I finished two and I am so EXCITED about how they turned out!!! The theme is very rustic chic, a combination of old and tattered with new and sparkly. [...]
I’m getting married! I adore antiques and anything rusty, tarnished and chippy. I’m also a huge sucker for sentimental objects like black and white photos of past generations that I never met, but I know their stories. I love to sew, upholster, and I get a huge thrill out of painting and distressing furniture. That [...]
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Santa Ana, CA 92705
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About AlchemyAlchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.