Sunday, December 27, 2009


It seems like a good time to take a few days just to enjoy the season. See you here after the new year!
Image found at Pink Wallpaper

Still a few things to pick up

Now that the holiday is over, there is some fun shopping to be done. These are a few things I will be looking for.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


This year I must go through all of the Christmas bins and sort the good from the bad and purge. It appears that I have put it off for far too long and now I can't ignore it yet another year. Thoughts on organizing? Do share!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Waiting for the day

The chocolate advent calendars are almost empty, family will arrive soon, and the shopping completed. Now it's just a waiting game. The children are filled with anticipation. It really is exciting and I cherish every Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

While were on the subject

Today I will attempt the following. The clementine sorbetto and white chocolate holiday bark. Wish me luck!

Friday, December 18, 2009


These look like great fun to make and even better gifts to give, Salted Chocolate Pecan Toffee & Candied Citrus.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


The dark and light contrasts in these rooms are like breathing pure, fresh air.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gold Dust

I am not typically a fan of gold unless it is subtle. Too off it has a harsh brassy tone that scream "cheap" not "chic". I think both of these rooms are done right.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Paperwhites, the perfect holiday gift/accessory.
Martha Stewart, Anne Sage, Country Living

Monday, December 14, 2009

For the Love of Seating

I am trying to sort through my dining room and I can't keep my thoughts straight. In the meantime, I will continue to swoon over these old Cottage Living pieces. Oh! how I miss thee.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Here's to a perfect weekend that's all fun and games.
Martha Stewart


I adore antique silver. I have been going through my cabinets to determine what I need for gatherings and found this collection. Although not heirloom it looks like it has been around for years.


Such a rich, calm entry. I love all the warm brown woods and it's amazing how much the single tree branch does. It would be a much different feel without it.
House Beautiful

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What's Old is New

Antique Correspondence Placemats from John Derian are fantastique!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Top this

I love party planning and I found this cute blog with a business behind it. Hhhmmm, someday I too will have a party planning business along with all the other business' I imagine myself running.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


There is a lot I like about this dining room. The art, the black stripped seating and the mis-matched chairs.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Work

A dedicated library would be dreamy. I'm not sure what I'd do there but I'd like to have the opportunity to explore that.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekend Plans

I'm going to do my best to get into the Christmas spirit over the weekend. I need to decorate the house. I want to keep it simple. I really like this. A lot.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Well done

The color on the walls, the pop of yellow from the lamps and the reflection of the chandelier in the mirror! Don't get me started on the tufted bed.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I love the simplicity of this sitting area. All of the neutrals; white couch, grey walls. It's the details that adds interest. Most especially the painted paneling. I love those lines.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thinking About

Lately I have been contemplating if I should have bookshelves built into our Great room. It would create symmetry and give me a place to store books, (of all things!) pottery, pictures and of course shells.