Merry Christmas from California! We had our Christmas dinner yesterday, so we came down to San Diego for the afternoon. Christmas music was playing, lights were shining, and families were enjoying the Bay. I hope everyone is spending time with those you care hold dear.
Tomorrow morning I am catching a flight to L.A. to see family. I haven't been out to California in three years, so to say that I'm excited is a tad bit of an understatement. I doubt I will look half as chic as the girl above though. Are you traveling anywhere for the holidays?
I will admit I've been a bad blogger this month. It is December and I have only written two posts, neither of which are about Christmas. No gift guides, no holiday pictures, no tree trimmings...nothing. Starting today, I will do better. To kick off my holiday spirit, I've put together a gift guide of books that are calling my name.
So, I mentioned here and here about my obsession for this wallpaper that is so pretty I just can't let it go. In my last post about said wallpaper, I discovered that the gorgeous, I-need-to-have wallpaper that I am lusting over costs $275 a roll. Even though my kitchen (which is where I want to put this) isn't that big, I just can't spend that much money on one roll....
Lucky for me, I don't have to. All the stars have some how aligned and there is a stencil out there with a similar enough pattern that I am grinning ear-to-ear as I type this post. It is amazing!! See stencil here, which is offered by Olive Leaf Stencils. Olive Leaf, I think you just might have completed me. Also, Mom please note the stencil is $39.95. Yes, that's right, it is on my Christmas list. :-)
So I was (electronically, of course) flipping through the new Lonny, when I saw this page.
Do you know what caught my eye? Let's try it again.
I LOVE this wallpaper! I mentioned it here and here, but could never find the manufacturer. Of course, it is going to be Farrow and Ball. It is fabulous and I want it....but it is $275 a roll. Guess I'll put this on the wish list. Isn't it so pretty? Anything that caught your eye and you still think about it months later?
Thank you to all those who have served and are serving to protect our freedom. We are grateful to you and your families. I hope you know that you are thought about and appreicated of everyday, not just today. Dad, I love you and thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day to all!
I'm not sure if you all like World Market, but I think they can pump out some pretty good pieces every now and then.
I would love this with some nailhead trim.
See anything you like? If you have been eye-ing any of the furniture now is the time to get it. They are having 25% all furniture until the November 24th. Just bring in the coupon found here or use the code SAVE121 if buying online.
This morning I was on Lonny's blog and I saw this number....It caught my eye and has been on my mind ever since.
How cute is it? AND it is reversible!! Chevron and shine?! I couldn't not share this gem.
This cute, little clutch is from Hammocks and High Tea. Maybe I've been out of the loop, but I have never heard of this company. I did some reading and I like their style....the "hand crafted collection uses eco friendly fibers and water based, solvent free inks....That eco can be bold as well as beautiful. And coming home is the best feeling in the world." Check them out!
I was hanging out with friends this weekend when one of them mentioned The Blue Door Boutique on facebook. I hardly ever get on fb anymore, so I had no idea what she was talking about....
I think this just became my new obsession. I've checked fb 5 times today just to see if BD has added anything fabulous that I just have to have. From what I have seen, all the clothes are priced extremely reasonable. A few items have topped out at $200, but the majority of the clothes are under a $100. I was going to order a shirt and dress from the website yesterday, but they were sold out. See below for my favorites thus far.
Fall is here (actually it has been here for a while now), and I have been coveting a pair of riding boots. I have yet to buy some, but it is only a matter of time. Take a look at my top 5 pairs (all found on piperlime).
FRYE Melissa Button - $348.00
INDIGO BY CLARKS Lesile Sharon - $200.00
MIA Xiomara - $99.00
So this aren't exactly riding boots, but I like 'em.
LUCKY BRAND Andria - $199.00
And these are my favorite, but they are a little out of my price range....oh so pretty.
FRYE Paige Tall Riding - $348.00
Do you have any riding boots that are calling your name?
As everyone knows, Halloween is right around the corner. I have to admit that I've never really been a big fan of Halloween, but I feel like I should at least acknowledge it. Especially since there are some people who countdown for the only holiday where people dress up in costumes, carve pumpkins, go to haunted houses, and its soul purpose is just to be scary.
I didn't even buy a pumpkin to carve this year, but in the spirit of those who love some good Halloween decorations I've put together a few pictures that might inspire me next year.
The backdrop for a perfect Halloween vignette.
Pumpkins in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors....with friendly faces to boot!
Black and white with just a touch of orange. Just my style.
Liking the "tree" with orange treats hanging from it.....the bats aren't bad either.
Gold pumpkins? Definitely going to have some next year.
Nice little drink and sweets table for a Halloween party.
Candy bar? Why not?
How cute is this idea?
Simple and understated. That's all me.
I don't know what this dessert is, but it looks pretty delicious. And it is cute, without being too cutesy. Ya know what I mean?