9.30.2011

It's the weekend!!

Does anyone else thing time has been going by really fast lately? I can't believe tomorrow is the 1st of October! Well anyways hope everyone has an amazing weekend...


Fave Friday



1. White Moderne Droplet Table Lamp in White; Lamps Plus {$39.95}
2. Big Buddha Baily Flat in Charcoal; Dillards {$39.99}
3. Allegra Hicks: An Eye for Design Hardcover Book; Amazon {$26.40}
4. Blowfish Naina Flat in Black; Dillards {$39.99}
5. A While Hoot of Loot Bank; Mod Cloth {$16.99}


9.29.2011

Fabric Galore!



1st Row{from left to right}: Amy Butler; Hawthorne Threads
Kasbah in Midnight, Kasbah in Emerald, SunGlow in Jade, Sun Spots in Tangerine, Martini in Moss, Laurel Dots in Cilantro

2nd Row{from left to right}: Michael Miller; Hawthorne Threads
Spa Geo in Coral, Stitch Petal in Aqua, Cote d Azure in Citron, Forest Life in Aqua, Spa Ikat in Gray, Tweet Tweet in White

3rd Row{from left to right}: Joel Dewberry; Hawthorne Threads
Bloom in Granite, Opal in Jade, Dogwood Bloom in Harvest, Herringbone in Pond, Majestic Oak in Sunglow, Ornate Flower in Amber

4th Row{from left to right}: My Mind's Eye; Hawthorne Threads
Round in Gray, Tapestry in Blue, Lost and Found in Cream, Petal in Blue

5th Row{from left to right}: Lotta Jansdotter; Hawthorne Threads
Scattered Blooms in Blue, Scattered Pods in Green, Small Spring Buds in Yellow, Spring Buds in Grey, Stripe in Blue, Vines in Green 

6th Row{from left to right}: Suzanne Ultman; Hawthore Threads
Critter Community in Bermuda, Birds in Bermuda, Owls in Bermuda, Trees and Critters in Retro, Apple Cottages in Grass

7th Row{from left to right}: Khristian A Howell; Hawthorne Threads
Wheels in Seaside, Pop Flowers in Yellow, Acorns in Teal, Vines in Seaside, Village Floral in Mediterranean, Rendezvous Roses in Tears

8th Row{from left to right}: Jane Dixon; Hawthorne Threads
Cactus Plants in Teal, Leaf Stripe in Earth, Tossed Flowers in Olive Gray, Stone Path in Multi


You can also get a lot of these fabrics from Pink Chalk Fabrics and Fabric.com. I saw a few of these beauties on Pinterest and of course hit the source button and away I went ooohing and aaahing at the beautiful fabric. I love fabric. I would buy so much of it if I knew how to sew, but sadly I don't so for now I just look. When I do eventually learn to sew you better watch out because I'll probably go nuts!


9.28.2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall



First Row {from left to right}:
Atoll Oval Mirror, Ballard Design; Driftwood Mirror, Crate&Barrel; UNG Drill Mirror, IKEA

Second Row {from left to right}:
Floria Carved Mirror, Pottery Barn; Octagonal Mirror, Restoration Hardware; Starburst Mirror, Viva Terra

Third Row {from left to right}:
Weathered Wood Oval Mirror, Shades of Light; Chloe Mirror, Williams-Sonoma Home; Elegant European Mirror, Wisteria

Fourth Row {from left to right}:
Portico Mirror, West Elm; Chantilly Vines Mirror, Anthropologie; Devon Mirror, ZGallerie

Loving these mirrors! Some are very reasonably priced, while others not so much, but they are still so pretty to look at. I love how mirrors can make a space seem so big when it's really not {which I really need considering my condo is small}. I really need to invest in a really pretty one for my entryway. So many wonderful options out there.

 

9.27.2011

Artsy Tuesday - Pixie Pixels


I introduce to you Melinda from Pixie Pixels on Etsy. She is from New York and was born into an artistic family so she has always pursued the arts. Although she's had many different kinds of jobs, art has always come back to her. She says 'No matter what job I did, I always found myself sketching and painting'. Her theme includes whimsical French inspired designs. I can tell Melinda is a true artist, heart and soul. Her prints are absolutely wonderful. She mixes vintage, classy, mod and romance in her work. I really love how vibrant her prints are, but yet so versatile. You can hang them in your kitchen, bathroom, office, or even nursery. The colors she uses are absolutely beautiful. Here is some of her work. I hope you like them as much as I do!


Love, love, love! Her aquatic prints would look amazing in my bathrooms and that birdcage print, I swoon! I think I may need to put these on my Christmas list! Melinda also has three other shops on Etsy, as well, Coffee Shop, Keep Calm Posters, and Keep Calm Shop. So go check out her Pixie Pixels shop  and her other three on Etsy. You will not be dissapointed at all. Very cute stuff and they would make great additions to any space or great gifts {you know Christmas is around the corner!}.



* Message to readers: Out of respect for the artist and their copyrighting, please do not, in any way, copy, use or reproduce any of these pictures without consent from the artist. Thank you. *


9.26.2011

Fall Madness at Garnet Hill

Did anyone else get the little Garnet Hill fall magazine this past weekend? They have the cutest stuff. Everything from cute little fall dresses to leg warmers. If you did not receive the magazine just go on their site. There is plenty to ooohh and aaahh over.

Cowl Neck Knit Dress

Ruffle-Trimmed Cashmere Shawl

Henley A-Line Tunic

EMU Willoughby Zip-Up Sweater

Born Lumen Lace-Up Heeled Shoes

Hat Attack Marled Leg Warmers

Jolie Knit Dress

EMU Silversands Sweater Dress

Super cute! I absolutely adore the EMU sweater dress, the henley tunic, and of course those leg warmers. They have a lot more stuff online to go check out. Oh fall how I've missed you! Why can't you stay all year?


9.23.2011

Fave Friday


1. Patch-Pocket Biker Jacket; Banana Republic {$150}
2. Ruby Owl Frame Coin Purse; Fossil {$30}
3. Owl Umbralla Stand; Home Decorators {$149}
4. BC Footwear Red River Boot in Black; Zappos {$80}
5. Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Extase Pinks 804; Sephora {$59}

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


9.22.2011

eeeeekkkkk!

Its about that time of the year when people start stocking up on Halloween decor and trying to find a costume for that All Hallow's Eve celebration. I personally love Halloween. It is by far my favorite holiday. I love to decorate and dress up every year. I love to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out several pumpkins for carving and making homemade pumpkin seeds. The thing I look forward to the most is watching all the scary movie classics that come on television. I am a huge horror/scary movie person. It is my favorite movie genre. We never skip Halloween at my place.

Here are some fantastically spooky yet affordable decor I found on the web.

Antique Mercury Glass Pumpkin; Pottery Barn  

Carved Wood Pumpkin; Pottery Barn

Haunted House Candleholder; Pottery Barn

Set of 4 Trick or Treat Halloween Dessert Plates; Grandinroad

Albagore Halloween Skeleton Figure; Grandinroad

Lighted Owl Yard Stake; Pier 1 Imports

Skeleton Stacking Platters; West Elm

Glitter Skull; West Elm

Gothic Maid and Butler; Z Gallerie

Metallic Spider; Z Gallerie


Halloween Luminaries; Pottery Barn Kids

Halloween Tumbler Set; Pottery Barn Kids

I actually have the mercury and wood carved pumpkins from Pottery Barn. They are fabulous and can be used through Thanksgiving. Is anyone decorating or dressing up for Halloween this year? If so, let me know in the comments section what your going to be!

9.21.2011

Drooling Over These Entryways

I really need to get on the ball and figure out what I want to do with my entryway. When you first walk into my condo it is so blah. I need a place for hanging coats, purses, keys, you name it. A mail sorter would also be helpful since I just throw my mail anywhere these days because I don't have a well organized designated spot. Look at these beautiful photos of entryways. I wish I could have an extravagant entryway, but  I do not have the space nor the funds for it. I need to come up with an efficient solution on the cheap, but I can still use these pictures as inspiration, right?

{Source via Apartment Therapy}

{Source via Apartment Therapy}

{Source via Apartment Therapy}

{Source via Apartment Therapy}

{Source via Apartment Therapy}

{Source via Better Homes and Garden}

{Source via Better Homes and Garden}

{Source via House Beautiful}

{Source via House Beautiful}

{Source via House Beautiful}

{Source via House Beautiful}

9.20.2011

Artsy Tuesday - Trafalgar's Square


I introduce to you Kit and Adam Chase of Trafalgar's Square on Etsy. They are from California. Kit creates the characters and paintings, while her husband, Adam, creates the story lines. Kit and Adam dreamed up there little shop on long evening strolls.  Kit describes Trafalgar's Square on her blog as "the woodland residential community of whimsical creatures, particularly of Trafalgar the rabbit." Her art is meant for children, but that doesn't necessarily mean its only for children. She definitely has a few pieces that could be pulled off by people who just love magical things and still have that child-like imagination.

Trafalgar's Square is one of the very first shops on Etsy that went on my favorites list. I loved it at first sight and thought even though I may not have children now doesn't mean I never will and if I ever did, I'd want a lot of her sweet art! All of her prints are beautiful and so whimsical. They would be perfect in a nursery or a children's room. I even would use some now on my living room gallery wall because they are so darn cute. I still have that child-like imagination from time to time and I would love to be reminded that I once was an innocent child. Here are some of my favorites from her shop, but she has many more to take a look at.

{Kitty Girl Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Royal Grey Rabbit Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Bubble Party Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Tweethearts Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Fox Girl Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Story Girl Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Party Animals Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Royal Lion Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Reach for the Stars Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Wishing on a Star Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Royal Little Owl Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Book Buddies Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

{Tell Me a Story Print; Trafalgar's Square on Etsy}

Ahh, I absolutely love all of her owl prints, of course. So adorable! Please go check out her precious shop on Etsy and her blog, like I mentioned before. She's having a 36% off sale right now on her 8x10 prints, but it will only be for a limited time.


* Message to readers: Out of respect for the artist and their copyrighting, please do not, in any way, copy, use or reproduce any of these pictures without consent from the artist. Thank you. *