Monthly Archive for April, 2011

: April, 2011

Light Up My Life

Warm weather is FINALLY here! And I am looking forward to cleaning off the porch and putting the porch furniture out there and on the patio. Candlelight is so sweet on a summer’s night, creating just the right ambiance I think. But they blow out so easily, wax flying everywhere. Not so with these Egyptian-inspired […]
Categories: accessories, candles

Top Three Thursdays

Decided to go down a quirkier road in this week’s Top Three Thursdays Etsy post. While Etsy is truly one of my favorite virtual stores to shop, filled to the brim with an amazing array of talented artisans and craftspeople, it’s got its share of weird stuff, too. Like this ottoman made from, yes, a […]

Farmhouse Style

Holly Becker over at Decor8 (amazing home decor blog that you should immediately bookmark if you’re not a regular reader) wrote a fabulous post about farmhouse style. Check it out if you haven’t read it already. Holly also gave a shout out to Dreamy Whites in the column, and I just drooled when I clicked […]


Poufs, those smallish circular ottoman-like seats, are everywhere it seems. While I don’t own any, I could totally see getting on board with them if I were redoing the decor in our family room or if any of my children still lived at home. I think they’re wonderful for casual settings, such as a family […]

Top Three Thursdays

I am in serious need of a spring pick-me-up. The weather here in the Northeast has mostly been in the 40s and 50s with rain, after the winter from Hell. I am desperate for even 65 degrees at this point. So I was drawn to color this week, as is clear from this first pick […]
Categories: accessories , bowls , Etsy , etsy faves , fibers

Posh Disposable Plates

With picnic season not too far away, it’s always smart to have a stash of paper plates at your beck and call. But if you think paper tableware and can only picture items in little round circles with flowers, you haven’t seen WASARA‘s simple but beautifully designed disposable tableware. This sample kit is available at […]

Well Couched

Stopped by Anthropologie (virtually of course) and thought I’d see what you all thought of these three sofas. Too, too much or dynamite? For me, the Ditte is the most likely. The others are tooooo wild. This first one, the Ditte, features upholstery by Fred Shand. Price is $3998. What about this bold poppy floral […]

Top Three Thursdays

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it — yes, it’s true — and as a favor to help those of you who present your mothers with gifts (and if you don’t, well, I guess you like to live dangerously), I’m dedicating this week’s Etsy round-up to some gift ideas that could work (or […]
Categories: accessories , candles , ceramics , Etsy , etsy faves

Less is More?

Less may be more but I think in the case of this “chandelier” it’s a step too far, at least for my tastes. Made of brass, iron and steel, the chandelier is 10″ high and 15″ wide….You can find it at Clayton Gray Home; price is $842. What do you think? A step too far […]
Categories: lighting

Rock On

Yes, it’s on the pricey side — okay, the wildly pricey side — but isn’t this Federica Stingray wood rocker by Thomas Pedersen a showstopper? The shape of the rocker, which is available at Huset, is inspired by a stingray moving across a seabed. It is available in oak, walnut and makassar, an African wood. […]