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 […]

Kiddie Ghost Chair

The current object of my desire:  the Lou Lou Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell.   Maybe it’s just because I’m a design junky, but I’ve always wanted a Philippe Starck Ghost Chair.  So when I saw this pink, child-sized version

My Forecast for Hot Fall Colors

I’ve been doing a little research about color trends for fall and 2010.  Lots of big ideas for what’s gonna be hot.   But there’s a big difference between what the “trendsetters” are pushing and what the public will embrace.  This is my personal forecast for the hottest colors and trends in decorating.  Gold, gunmetal, and copper […]

Chandeliers

I have something of an obsession with chandeliers.  You see, I hate overhead flourescent lighting.  I mean, HATE it.  And I HATE ceiling fans.  I want to see something interesting and beautiful when I look up, something that casts a pleasant glow.  When we bought this house, it had 11 ceiling fans.   It now has […]

Form Follows Function

Small spaces require creativity and flexibility to use them most efficiently.  Think outside the box and make your home more interesting at the same time.  Use these ideas to multi-task and increase the functionality of your small space:  Don’t use your dining table much?  Push it against the wall and use it as a desk, […]

Birthday Book Bash

Ok, my daughter loves reading like you would not believe, so I had to find a way to take that love of books and create a birthday party to suit her perfectly.  The main theme was books, supported by owls, wise old cartoon owls are always reading a book, right?   If you preferred, you could […]

Birds of a Feather Dinner Party

I am fortunate to be in a fantastic Cooking Club with 10 other ladies, and one of my favorite things to do is come up with a unique “theme” when it’s my turn to host.  So in this case, I tried to come up with any and every way I could think of to incorporate […]