Friday, July 30, 2010

Currently Obsessed With; Benches

I have to say this obsession snuck up on me.

First I saw this...

Yeah, I died a little too. They are too adorable and the pattern combo is KILLING ME!

Then I saw this...

Then that was it, I had to have some. These little benches have love for sale and I'm going to buy it.

Finally something I can search for on Craigslist that will fit in my Honda!

I don't really care if they have x-shaped legs or straight. Beggars can't be choosers!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

She's Thrifty

I've managed to scrounge up some great finds at really good prices over the past few weeks. What can I say, I'm a vintage junkie! Aren't we all though?

Mercury glass candle sticks, purchased at the Brooklyn Flea

Small Blue Bud Vase, purchased at the Chelsea Flea

Small Blue Glass lighter, it still works! Clearly, I'm collecting this color blue glass now!

Large green Art Deco tray, this is like a blue one I already have that I love!

Super cute container, I LOVE vintage kitchen stuff

Small butterfly artwork. I'm going to use this in an art wall I'm creating, stay tuned!

2 new hatboxes for my collection. Isn't this pink Schiaparelli one amazing!

Ok, you got me, this one isn't vintage but I'm in love with it. It's a soap pump from target that I loved so much I went back and got another one for my guest bath. No more bottles of soap on the counter!

Have you gotten any treasures lately?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pretty Much the Cutest Thing...

This mom decided to turn her maternity leave into a project. Everyday she tries to guess what her baby is dreaming about and the results are amazing and whimsical...


"Surfer Girl"

See all of Mila's dreams here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun and Funky

Just another loosely put together collection of images that make me smile! I'm feeling like some fun pops of color and funky room decor to get my week started. How about you?

Love this color combo!

This large piece of art is purty!

Happy monday!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh CSN Stores...

Every time I have something in mind I need I always come back to one of CSN's various online stores. Their line of products is so endless from LED Lighting, to Chandeliers, and even the Jonathon Adler line by Robert Abby. There are so many things from their website that I'd like to come live with me!

And lucky for me they've asked me to review something from one of their websites! You know I'm working on sooo many projects around my house I need all the resources I can get. I'm hoping to find something wonderful for maybe my bathroom remodel! I'll let you know what I choose!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm in the Mood...

...for these dark and moody rooms. Something about the dark walls with pops of color makes me melt. My dining room will kind of look like this. Curtains are made and hung, I'm now searching for hold backs and taking my chairs to the upholsterer for an estimate. Holla for progress!

This rug reminds me of my Diamond Jungle Dhurrie, which has yet to go on sale bleh!

Purple with pops of turquoise, perfection

This is an example of a dark room that still looks cozy and has a collected over time feel, great combo of different design styles

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Up Close and Personal

I love seeing shots of big fancy pretty rooms but it's often the details that really get me. I'm a very meticulous soul and I like everything to be arranged just so. It's not that I'm anal or anything, I like to call it "being particular". I often create little vignettes around my house on the weekends and change them out frequently. It's a luxury I didn't enjoy in an apartment for sure. Now it's time to stop an appreciate the little things...

After seeing this picture I'm now searching for an antique rotary phone. I have no landline mind you, I just want the phone because it's pretty!

At work we like to call this "creating a moment". We create moments like there's no tomorrow!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful first half of the week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Easy as 1...2...3!

Adding numbers to decor gives a feeling of...dare I say...whimsy, to otherwise simple decor!

I love this for a kid's room, so cute!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Currently Obsessed With; Lighting

I've made almost all of the decisions for my Dining Room makeover except one, the light fixture. I can't decide if I want to go vintage, modern, sparkly, industrial there are so many options!

(sidenote: mercury glass!)

(pooch in a basket)

What kind of lighting do you have? What would you put in my dining room? Share please!