Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A few holiday thoughts

Thanksgiving was delicious, despite the fact that we nearly burned down the house.  Well, not quite, but there sure was a lot of smoke in the kitchen and the fire alarms were talking (who knew they talked!?).

{added a boxwood wreath to the chalkboard in my kitchen}

I've had Christmas on my mind since October... this is a normal occurrence for me.  Something with being a designer.  I've been pinning my holiday ideas since then.  Thankfully I had the patience to wait until after Thanksgiving to go get the tree, garland, etc.

{paint colors via Restoration Hardware, tinsel, snowflake, paper and glitter from Paper Source, ribbons I've been collecting/hoarding for years}

For the past month, I've been on this sage green and marigold kick.  I've always loved the muted greens, but throwing in this bright burst of yellow is a bit abnormal for me.  I'm thinking of doing a bright yellow pillow for the sofa with a vintage floral print.  I picked up this hand towel from Anthro to test the color and pattern.  I think I need to purchase the larger size and make a pillow.  Vintage chic, right?

{bright and cheerful}

{testing the towel idea as a pillow - does it look too much like a towel from afar?}

All of my Christmas ornaments are at my parents home.  I got a great collection of mercury glass ornaments last year for Christmas, thanks to my little sister.  I picked them out on Wisteria's website and Santa's elves did a little shopping. If only we had them here to put on the tree.  Instead of ornaments, I used my favorite Christmas lights.  They're the vintage globe style.  I picked up two fresh packs from Target yesterday - $8.99 for 24' and 25 bulbs.  Here's the same set online.

{love these lights!}

Off to clean up those pesky dishes in the sink and start the day.  I'm in the mood for a good sewing project!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Do you Pinterest?

Over the summer a friend of mine invited me to join Pinterest.  It wasn't the first time I had heard of the website, but had been avoiding it earlier in the year thinking that it would be one more thing to keep up with. Wow... I was so wrong.  I set Pinterest as my homepage and I've been pinning ever since!

I know the blogging has gone a little quiet recently, but I promise that I'm still thinking design thoughts, dreaming design dreams and doing design projects.  Join me on Pinterest and I'll continue to wow you with design inspiration... a whole lot more frequently!

Here are some of my most recent pins... just to lure you into the goodness.

PS - do you notice a trend?  I sure do love the colors green and grey.