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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Holiday Shopping

I have been doing a little Holiday shopping so I am not rushing at the last minute.  One of my favorite places is Novica, and I am thrilled to be a contributor for them.  I always find such unique gifts and love reading about the artists that create them.

I loved the look of this fabulous shawl and thought it would be perfect for a friend for the Holiday season.

A florid dance emerges from the luxurious silk textures of this elegant Banarasi shawl. By Madhu Agrawal, the bright orange shawl with olive green details is woven on a jacquard loom resulting in an intricate floral and paisley brocade in black. 

    I always love to read about each of the artist and how they create their works of art.  Madhu shares a little about her city and the history of her silk creations.  

                                                                  Madhu Agrawal


This piece did not disappoint when it arrived.  Just look at those gorgeous colors and the pattern is exquisite.



I also fell in love with this gorgeous necklace.  I havn't seen a crocheted necklace before.

Inspiring in warm hues, this crocheted necklace is by Thailand's Chuleekorn. For this choker she combines enhanced jasper and aventurine with rutilated quartz and brass beads. The necklace can be adjusted to the desired length.

This gorgeous piece was created by - 

                                                                      Chuleekorn


When it arrived, it was even more stunning than the picture.

 The detail with all the beads and gemstones is truly gorgeous.  I think this is a gift that a special person will love.


If you are looking for something special and unique for that special and unique person, give Novica a try.  I am sure you will find just the perfect gift.


 I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , The 36th Avenue , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove ,
                  The Charm of Home , Chic On A Shoestring Decorating , Finding Fabulous ,
                                        Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo , Redoux Interiors




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gold & More Gold - Polka Dots and Chevrons

I know, I know, I need to stop, but this is just so much fun and I love it.  I have shown you how I transformed a plain buffet into my desk area here, here and here.

I am still into gold and it just seems that I keep finding all kinds of fun things that I just have to have.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

240th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 240th Inspire Me Tuesday.  - - - -WOW - - You guys are totally into DIY and Halloween right about now.  There is so much to see and so many fabulous ideas.  Be sure to check out as many links as you can, they are all amazing.

Designthusiasm shared a little adult fun with her Posh Halloween Wine Tasting.  Now this is the way I like to celebrate Halloween.  Love that glitzy skull and that crystal candelabra is stunning.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Magazine Glamour Shot

I was trying on several things the other day putting together a Holiday outfit.  I walked around the house making sure each piece felt really comfortable and was versatile enough to maybe create a couple of different looks.  I was also playing with yards of pearls and different ways to drape a scarf.

The doorbell rang, so I kicked off the shoes, and layed the scarf, pearls and purse down on the ottoman before I answered the door.  When I came back to pick everything up it suddenly struck me that this looked like one of those Magazine Glamour Shots you find in Vogue.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pulling It All Together-Gold and Stripes

Sometimes when we are renting, it is really easy to just sort of make-do and not really create a "home".  Not at all what Emily @ Gold & Stripes did.  She has turned her rental into a showplace that definitley highlights her style and her many talents.  You are in for such a treat, I think she is fabulous and love, love, love her home and her style.

 Hi, everyone! I'm Emily from Gold & Stripes. I love to blog about my home, DIY projects, and shiny things. I am so delighted to be here today sharing my favorite room in my house. I love reading Marty's blog and was thrilled when she asked me to guest post for a day.

We're currently renting a town home and although renting can be limiting, we're loving all the natural light and neutral colors of our home. It's really allowed us the freedom to decorate how we like! My favorite room at the moment is our living room. It's so bright with two large sliding glass doors and tons of light coming through the windows. This is definitely our cozy space :)


My method for pulling it all together is less of a "method" and more of a "buy what you love and throw it all together" I'm all about searching for things that truly reflect my style and can stand the test of time in my home. Buying trendy accessories and small items is great and I do it frequently. But when it comes to large items, I really try to stick to that method.



I do have a couple rules for every space I decorate. I like to keep the walls neutral colors which has worked out since we're not really able to paint them at the moment. I also try to keep my large furniture purchases neutral colors and I allow the accessories and fabrics to do the talking. I have been crushing hard on purple hues this year and I've always got to have a little bit of pink :) The great thing about this room, is that if I grow tired of the color scheme, it's a matter of changing out some art and pillows. 

The gold framed gallery wall was a project I just finished recently. Decorating around a large television on a big blank wall is tricky, but incorporating a gallery wall helped to take the focus away from the less aesthetically pleasing things (aka giant TV) ! I wanted the gallery wall to reflect my personality - eclectic and colorful. But I also wanted a cohesive look so I scoured thrift stores for gold frames.




I want my home to feel cozy and "lived in" and I try to reflect that through thoughtful accessories. My daughter collects seashells every time we go to the beach so we keep a bowl of all her shells on our coffee table and we use candle holders to store our remotes and playing cards. I also keep a glass jug of all our wine corks. It's taking surprisingly long to fill this baby up, but don't let that fool you. We love our wine!





I love color and bold patterns! And I'm a huge fan of bringing in texture through indoor plants, warm metallics, and textiles. 

Thank you Marty for allowing me to steal your blog for a day :) 

Was I right?  This place is gorgeous and she just seems to do it all so effortlessly.  You know how much I love to accessorize and she has mastered this art.  There is tons of inspiration everywhere you look.  Now if you don't follow her already, by all means, run on over and click that button.  You don't want to miss a single post. 


Thanks so much Emily, I have loved being able to feature you this week.

 I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , The 36th Avenue , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove ,
                  The Charm of Home , Chic On A Shoestring Decorating , Finding Fabulous ,
                                        Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo , Redoux Interiors




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