Sunday, January 31, 2010

For Sale!!!

I recently purchased two gorgeous Thomas Paul pillows that unfortunately don't work for me color scheme :(  They have a beautiful pattern, great size and wonderful quality!!!  I got a great deal on them and thought I would check with my readers to see if they would work for someone else.    
They retail for $100 per pillow but they could be yours for $40 per pillow!!!

Pillow Details:
 100% linen
95/5 feather/down insert
22x22 "
reversible pattern on back

Here is a picture of them, they are less bright in person and more violet than pink. 
 I could see them on a sofa or lovely on a bed.  

Email me with questions and shipping quote.  

Thomas Paul Pillow
2 available-SOLD

Pic of Manuel Canovas Pali pillows, which the Thomas Paul resemble but MUCH less $$

Image from Apartment Therapy 

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Beauty Plate???

Believe me it's NOT what you think!!!  Ok, so I woke up this morning to freezing temps (high of 17 degrees) and a broken thermostat.  So I made an emergency call to the furnace company and they sent someone out right away.  Of course our thermostat is located on my brand new million dollar Cole and Son wallpaper so I started to get very nervous.  The repair guy explained the new thermostat was much smaller so it would not cover the non-wallpapered part of the wall.  Therefore we needed to purchase a "beauty plate" to go around the thermostat.  The beauty plate was going to cost us an additional $60 and trust me there's nothing beautiful about it!!!  For sixty bucks I asked him if it came in pink, and just an FYI they don't!  My husband was like only you would need a beauty plate installed with a thermostat.  LOL  
Here's a beauty shot of my brand new beauty plate :o  

Ok, I will also leave you with a pretty image to make-up for the beauty plate!!!
Love the fabric on the chair, beautiful dresser and mirror!

Image from The Glam Lamb

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside....

It's so darn cold here today I thought some beaches images were just what the doctor ordered.
I am obsessed with the ocean and beach, it truly inspires me when I am decorating.  I think that is why I use so much blue in my home--it relaxes me and feels so serene.  When it comes to your home I believe you should do what you love and what makes you feel good!!!  
Think about what excites you visually and use that in your home.  


Nothing like a walk on beach and that umbrella is fabulous...

Millions of little shells cover the beach as far as the eye can see...

Love this blue crab such an amazing shade of blue--makes me happy!!!  I just purchased two tiny star bust mirrors that use this color blue 
(will feature them in another post).

Ok, have you ever seen something so inviting???  Can you imagine taking a beach siesta in this!!!

Images from French Blue

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A New Light...

My new light went up yesterday, THANK GOD!!!  Here is the old light to remind you how bad it was....

The new light...

Love the clean, crisp lines and modern look.  The crystal piece on the bottom is darling.  
I purchased it at for just $89.99, what a deal!!!  


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Most Dramatic Birthday Ceremony Ever...

Last night my dear friend Marla threw a surprise 25th Birthday party for me!!!  Ok maybe not 25th but close, not??  My girlfriends and my mom gathered at a local restaurant watched The Bachelor had some drinks and lots of laughs.  I am so lucky to have such amazing friends and really had a wonderful birthday.  Marla arranged the whole PERFECT night and the best part my birthday cake, does it look familiar?  The Hermes throw I have been coveting...

My GORGEOUS cake...

Yes, we really did watch The Bachelor, On The Wings Of Love!!!

All The Girls...

Thanks again ladies, you are the best!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Look For Less...

Several readers wrote in about how much they like the look of this bedroom...
What this look for less???

Then try the Nate Berkus Tufted Headboard from HSN all sizes just $349.90.  
Now that's a DEAL!!!

And Simply Shabby Chic Smocked Duvet Set from Target from $69.99-$89.99 for the duvet, and two pillows shams.  

Add the finishing touch with this Damask Rug by Simply Shabby Chic $69.99 

***I own both the headboard and duvet set and LOVE them both!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Nite, Nite...

I am feeling very sleepy today, so here are some places I would love to lay my head...

Loving the all white so serene and pretty I could do some serious sleeping in here...

The purple and turquoise is such a great combo here, adore the wallpaper too...

How glam is this?  

Shown this before, one of my all time favorite bedrooms...

Love, love, love the pink walls, mirrored bed and painting...

Images from House Beautiful, Peacock Feathers and My Favorite and My Best

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Sure Thing...

Hi there!  For all my local readers Heritage Trail starts its winter sale tomorrow 20 % to 50 % off selected items.  Great time to find some amazing unique pieces.  
They are located at 410 Ridge Rd. Wilmette, IL 60091 phone:847-256-6208.  
Now go forth and SHOP!!!

Here are just a few of my fav pieces I have gotten there over the years...

My new french watercolors book, which I just adore because of the perfect pink color cover!

My federal mirror which I picked up at the Heritage garage sale for a mere $35!!!  

A beautiful nude which hangs in my bathroom I got over 6 yrs. ago

A pair of gorgeous egg prints which I also got over six years ago

Darling bird tin

My snake charmer, which I absolutely LOVE!!!

Moral of the story, there are so many fabulous finds at Heritage!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

GILT Pillow Sale...

Great pillow sale today at, Thomas Paul pillows for a steal!!!  Most are 22x22, down insert included and marked down from $100 per pillow to $40!!!!  If you are not already a member of Gilt click here to sign up.  ACT FAST they sell quickly!!!  
Here are some of my favs...

Images from Gilt website

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Love...

When it comes to a nursery I don't like anything to babyish, I know that might sound weird but true.  I recently found this artist on Etsy Amber Alexander who does darling pieces but does not scream nursery!  

Nut the Circus Squirrel Print $18

Cat Art Eunice Print $18

Tilly's Journey Print $18

Chick Magent Print $18

The Candy Hedge Print $18

Blue Bird Art Print $18

Elly Baby Elephant Print $18

Images from Amber Alexander

Monday, January 18, 2010

Enfin, La Volia!!!

I know this is not exactly something for your home BUT these calling cards are so beautiful you could put them on display!  I ordered some for my mom this summer and loved them so much I just got the same one's for me.  The shop is called Enfin, La Volia! through Etsy and she is out of Belgium (but the shipping cost is minimal).  You can get 48 calling cards for $22.50!!!  She also does personalized note cards, wedding invitations and much more.  Look at how gorgeous her stuff is.....

These are the ones I purchased for my mom and now for myself too!

Lucy in the sky with flowers $22.50 for 48 cards, love the bright colors...

Poppies $22.50 for 48 cards, notice the lovely pale blue background...

Hummingbird personalized notecards set of 10 for $15.00

Orange gold fish personalized notecards set of 10 for $15.00

Art Deco Peacock personalized notecards set of 10 for $15.00

Wedding Invitations, simply stunning and unique!  How wonderful would it be to receive one of these in the mail!

Check store for pricing.

Images from Enfin La Voila