Monday, November 30, 2009

Look Who's Coming To Dinner...

Found a new fabulous seller on Etsy Eddie Ross, he has an amazing assortment of vintage tableware.  Perfect for your next holiday dinner party or as a special hostess gift!  His prices are not cheap but very unique beautiful pieces.  Here are just some of my favs...

How gorgeous would these be as serving pieces or used as a centerpiece for the holidays with ornaments in them!

The PERFECT guy gift!!!

Super FAB faux Python ice bucket, would add glamour to any bar!

Groovy 70's lucite bowl

6 Gold pineapple spreaders, ultimate hostess gift as pineapples are the sign for hospitality :0

Gorgeous canary yellow champagne flutes, ring in the year with style!

Not for the table but how gorgeous is this gold, tasseled tissue box--I want it!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday).  I will be back next week with my "before and after" shots of my hallway and powder room WALLPAPER!!!  

Click here for more fabulous ornaments!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In This Case You Can Judge A Book By It's Cover...

What a PERFECT gift idea, these classic books available from Anthropologie are amazing!!! The covers alone make me want them all, but the classic stories are the real treat.  I can see these being displayed anywhere in a home.  Give one or maybe the entire set for an extra special gift. $20.00 per book, not bad :0

Images from Anthropologie website

Monday, November 23, 2009

Zebra or Cow???

In my living room I am planning on using a jute rug with a border and then layering a FAUX animal skin rug over it.  First I saw this zebra rug image and thought I would do this...

but then I saw this cow hide rug and thought maybe this......

The colors in my living room are very similar to the aqua and yellow room (above photo) so now I am leaning towards the cow hide, any input???  

My aqua living room with my Great Grandmothers yellow leather chairs!

Living room sofa...

Living room chairs...

Images from House Beautiful and The Glam Lamb

Friday, November 20, 2009

Change of Heart?

I am usually not attracted to dark colors but this image really spoke to me!  I love the dark purple flowers in the black vase amongst the fabulous accessories--I am even digging the "fall like" wallpaper!!!  After being inspired by this image I was hunting through etsy and found these amazing pillows from Coco Kelley, not a good fit for my decor but maybe yours??? They are truly Hollywood glam!
 $140 for the pair

Image from Peacock Feathers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keep Calm and Carry On....

How cute are these, what a fabulous gift giving idea!!!  Just bought my Mom one for her birthday.  Would be perfect anywhere--powder room, laundry room or maybe even a nursery?  There are days when that saying would come in handy with my 16 mth old!!!  Available on Etsy from Anne Harwell, $25.00 unframed and $55.00 with cute white frame , gotta love Anne :)

Nursery image from Little Green Notebook

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm Back Baby!!!

After a wonderful week away with one of my best buds I am back on the hunt!  One book every decorating nut must own is "I Married Adventure" by Osa Johnson.  After I kept seeing it's beautiful cover in image after image I decided I must have it.  Best place to buy one is on ebay, click here to score one of your very own.   I got mine for around $25.00.  See for yourself.........

 Copy in my living room

Gorgeous with those purple flowers

Anna Spiro's City house

Featured in "Courtney's Favorite Things" by FAB artist Anne Harwell

Love them all stacked together

Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm Leaving On Jet Plane......

Out of town for the week with my best bud!!! See you next week with some new great finds :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You're My Lady...

Lately I have been obsessed with vintage lady portrait's.  After seeing a few this summer I decided I had to have one.  The hunt began and after months of searching I finally found "the one" on etsy from Coco+Kelley.  As I said before my lady is going in my powder room but I love them in living rooms, bedrooms and offices.  I am particularly fond of an entire collection covering a wall, how FAB!!!  You can find them from every era but I prefer the 60's/70's they are less old fashion and much more glamorous.  Since they are so hot right now the prices for them have gone up on ebay and even etsy--so keep your eyes peeled for one at an estate or garage sale!  

My lovely lady below

LOVE this one, reminds me of my super glamorous Grandmother Jackie :)

Love the color scheme used here

Simple but very elegant

Classic beauty

What amazing collections.....
First one is my favorite

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hanging Over Your Head...

After reading Finn's post yesterday on French Blue I was totally inspired.  I love when people use objects/things in kitchens that are typically not found there.  Here is what Finn recently found on her Paris Flea market trip (something I WILL do someday).  She hung it over her kitchen doorway, how lovely!

So to my surprise as I was hunting through etsy (which I do daily just in case) I found this....

Purchased from one of my very favorite stores on etsy Patina Posh.  It is ready to hang and finished in gold with a gesso wash.  I too am planning to hang it over my kitchen doorway just like French Blue!  Just in case my husband is reading this it was under $20 bucks, I swear :0