Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another option for Bar Carts

Bar carts seem to be showing up everywhere these days on blogs and in magazines. While working on another project, I stumbled upon this bar cart from Urban Outfitters. Nice and rustic. It kind of reminds me of Restoration Hardware's "look" right now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dahlias, dahling

Wouldn't a grouping of 9, 12, or 18 of these John Derian platters look lovely hanging on a wall? Perhaps in my future office... light blue walls, creamy white trim, lots of grasscloth... one day when I hit the jackpot and have $122,348,583,456,072 + to spend on my wall art and accessories. But a girl can dream, right?!


Just had to show you how great it could look to repeat the John Derian platters x 15. For the sake of time, the room is very sparse. Not to worry though, the essentials are in there. John Derian platters, Oly Studio Hanna Sofa, hardwood floors, chunky moulding and blue walls. Thank goodness for Sketchup and Photoshop!

I did the math and its not as much as I initially thought. Oh, and I added in the Hanna Sofa from Oly Studio. Only $9670 plus tax.

Now I just need to figure out how to do this on a BUDGET!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ikat for Summer

Do you like this pool towel from Echo Design? (Did I even need to ask?) Yeah, so do I!

Summer Movies

I can't wait to see the movie I Am Love.

Tilda Swinton + Fabulous Fashion + Beautiful Scenery = hopefully a wonderful summer movie.

Summer Reading: Starting Over

Last summer I purchased this book:

I loved it.... well, what I read of it. I still haven't finished it. That's embarrassing. Especially considering that I was three quarters of the way done. Work was crazy last summer. We were in the midst of a big move and the start of a new marketing plan. Somehow my copy of the book is worn and tattered. If you looked at it, you would think I read it and reread it. I think it just got tossed around in the work bag a little too often. I'm not sure why I didn't finish it in the fall (or the winter, or this spring) but I didn't.

So anyways, its a new summer and I think The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry deserves another chance. A fresh start. So I'm back to reading it from the beginning.

Any other favorite summer reading books? What books are in your beach bag?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cute little Jewelry Box

What a cute little jewelry box. Not very practical for me though, considering the price. I'd probably need about 10 of these though to hold all my jewelry. But still, I love the lacquer!

Jewelry box link originally found on Lotus Haus' blog.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm recovering from a fabulous long weekend with my sister. We toured the city and ate more sweets than we should have! Luckily we also walked and walked and walked {so hopefully some of the calories from sweets were burned}.

All images taken at the Boston Public Library.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fivestripes Candle Giveaway

And the winner for my Fivestripes Candle Giveaway is:

Congrats Suzonne! Please contact me so I can get these shipped out to you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Slipcover Redo

While photographing a few other projects this afternoon, I photographed the slipcover that I made a few weeks ago. I loved the natural light in the living room this afternoon; sure beats the gloomy weekend we had.

UPDATE: Giveaway extended

Update: The giveaway for these candles has been extended to this coming Friday, June 18th. If you haven't entered yet, go ahead and do so! You could win!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Public Gardens

I went on a walk down to the Public Gardens today. It was really gloomy, but the flowers were still vibrant.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Image from here

Its been rainy here today and I've had a hankerin' for cookies. Blondies will hit the spot. I'm trying this recipe. I'll let you know how they turn out. Yum!

Oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway! You could win!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What is yellow and white and striped all over?

Have you ever seen a cuter pair of candles? Fivestripes, the manufacturer of Ana Candles, has sent me one pair of Chiffon and Daffodil tapered candles from their Pageant collection to give away to one lucky reader! The lemon-y fresh color combination is a great way to spruce up your table, mantle or patio for a summer party. Oh, and the packaging is almost as lovely as the candles themselves! I can't seem to get enough of all these stripes!

Ana Candles come in so many great colorways. Take a look at just some of the options in the Bright and Springy collection below.

They have been featured in House Beautiful, Country Living, Ladies Home Journal, Traditional Home... they're showing up everywhere and we love them!

More details, more details...

"Ana’s Striped Candles first shipped out to customers in 1994, and we proudly remain the leader in the stripe design we created. The original Striped Taper was designed by the company’s founder Frank Weeden and was the first of its kind, transforming a common household necessity into a sensuous canvass of alternating color. Sometimes, the simplest ideas produce the most extraordinary results…

The perfect symmetry, smooth finish, and deep richness of our inlaid stripes make Ana Candles everything they are today. Each season, sumptuous new palettes are selected to reflect the latest trends and delight candle lovers around the world. Ana Candles are truly a design classic and the perfect choice for decorating, celebrating, and gift giving."

read more here, directly from Fivestripes home on the web.

So, let me know what you'd do with this pair of striped candles if you won. Where would they go in your home? Leave me a comment for one entry, post about this on your blog for two entries, tweet about the tapers for three, or facebook about Fivestripes for four!

Include a link to each entry in the comments section on this post and you'll be entered to win this fabulous pair of tapered candles. This giveaway ends Tuesday, June 15th, so hurry hurry and get those entries in! The winner will be selected on Wednesday, June 16th by

Just think, you could win win win!

PS - A special thanks to Heather Atkinson who helped set up this giveaway!