Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

Rainbow Birthday Party (Joan Walsh Anglund)

My inspiration for this birthday party was the amazing artwork of Joan Walsh Anglund.   Her artwork is immediately identifiable – she always draws children without noses and mouths.  You can find biographical information about this wonderful artist at http://members.shaw.ca/jwamail/. I found these never-opened paper plates and napkins in an attic of a friend of my mother’s.  I […]

Use Your Illusion in Small Spaces

Visual space can expand or contract – depending on how you style it.  Here are some great ideas to increase the potential of your small space: Try to direct seated furniture to face windows and views to open up visual horizons. Horizontal stripes expand a room.  If you don’t have crown moldings, paint a band […]

Vintage Chairs

If you know me at all, you know I am a sucker for estate sales and yard sales.  If you know me really well, you know I am a sucker for vintage chairs of all kinds.  My husband thinks my chair obsession is excessive, but I use them all!  Now, I’m not talking Aunt Agatha’s […]

India Rose Shower Curtain

OK, I am seriously lusting after a few shower curtains I have stumbled upon.  I never thought I’d say that about a shower curtain, but just wait till you see these.  I saw this website in Domino magazine, one of my favorite decorating mags that recently went defunct L.  The website is called India Rose, […]

Glass Bud Vases

Do you guys shop at Dollar Tree?  What a great place for finding mini-gifts, party favors, paper party products, stocking stuffers, holiday trinkets, and sometimes even good decor!   So I’m at my local Dollar Tree to stock up on Old London’s Melba Toast – but they don’t have it anymore!  Sad, but I did find these […]