Will Martha Stewart be coming to your home for Christmas this year? She can if you first head to the Home Depot and stock up on some of her holiday decorations. Here are some of the items that caught my attention in the Arctic collection.
glass owl, $9.87
star tree topper, $14.97
set of 6 ornaments, $9.96
101 ornaments, $26.96
penguins items from Martha Stewart’s Arctic collection
DIY and diamonds don’t seem to go together, do they? Oh, but they do! Have a look…
via Design and Form
diamond cookie cutter
A Beautiful Mess
A Merry Mishap
Have a wonderful weekend!
I bought a chaise lounge for my living room. I’ve always wanted a chaise lounge. Now I’m looking for upholstery options. When I saw Jordan’s sofa makeover, I thought that Marimekko’s Pirput Parput fabric might be just perfect for it.
Oh Happy Day!
Marimekko Pirput Parput black upholstery fabric, FinnStyle
Marimekko Pirput Parput grey/white upholstery fabric, FinnStyle
Like any good blogger, I love to scour the internet for inspiration. Here’s a round-up of my findings.
antique chaise by John Derian via Elle Decor
Premier Prints Jo Jo black & white
There’s also the option of going full out fancy with Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric. Isn’t this chaise great?
Les Touches cane chairs
I’m excited to see what I can find and what my future reupholstered chaise will look like.
I know it’s December and there’s a lot of Christmas decorating, baking, and DIYing floating around the blogs but I am feeling like a good injection of art would be a welcome treat right about now. So, let’s have a look at the work of Leanne Shapton, shall we?
casa y campo
Was she pretty?
I like the simplicity of Leanne’s line drawings and I appreciate the range in her portfolio. Leanne is a Canadian-born (Mississauga), New York City-based illustrator, author, and publisher. Read her full bio here.
There are so many creative ways to use photos nowadays. From cards to memory games to mugs to calendars – there’s a way to perfectly personalize holiday gifts and stationery. Pinhole Press, as you may have previously heard, makes gift giving quite easy.
You could start with holiday cards to send to family and friends.
Silent Night card
Merry Merry card
You could then get coordinating labels and gift tags.
Unique gifts for children and adults include memory games, photo books, and magnetic notepads.
Do you like receiving personalized gifts like the ones above? Don’t you think it’s a great way to remember – and share – happy moments?
Images courtesy of Pinhole Press.
The Zaza bird at CB2 is not made out of origami paper…in case anyone was curious.
Zaza bird, $5.95, CB2
One of the things that I liked about my house when I bought it was that there were really simple (and new) window coverings. The previous owner chose really attractive and convenient window blinds and kept the style the same throughout the whole house. I loved the consistency.
A few of the blinds needed to be replaced and, since I knew that they were from Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I thought I’d go there and buy a few replacements. I have both the Chatham and Honeycomb shades (below) in a variety of my sizes and I like that they are easy to use and simple.
Chatham cordless shade
Honeycomb cordless shade
Turns out that BBB has an amazing customer service policy. As the blinds required replacing because the cordless feature didn’t quite work as well as it should have, BBB did a direct exchange for the blinds. No questions asked (besides the basic why are you returning these?).
The sales associates I met with in both the Waterloo and Cambridge locations were friendly and efficient. This was really my first BBB experience and I am completely impressed. I’m heading back there soon to pick up some sheets and towels.
One of the reasons why I am really getting to love the Blog Headers series is that I can not only learn about typography and design but I am also discovering some really beautiful blogs. Hope the same is true for you!
Little Black Door
French by Design
Trash to Couture
The Fig House
4 Men 1 Lady
Leopard & Lavender
Time to get the fireplaces going…turn on the heat and style them up pretty! Isn’t the collection below so inspiring?
via Sparks Fly
photo by bolaget, via 79Ideas
Jo Malone headquarters London, photo by Patrick Cline, via Lonny Magazine March 2013
Bridget Foley Design, via Desire to Inspire
via This is Glamorous
via Easy Living
Do you have a fireplace? Does it start with logs and a match or do you flip a switch?
Taking a tour of Troy’s online shop, Caviar20, always puts me in a good mood. Caviar20 is a beautiful site filled with unique pieces. Here are a few of my current faves…
giant leaf floor sculpture, $1250 (A modern Christmas tree, perhaps?)
Fornasetti “Temi e Variazione” #39 plate, $425 (Troy always has an awesome Fornasetti collection.)
set of op-art highball glasses, $225
Alissa Cole brass table lamps, $4800
And now…I’m going to buy a lottery ticket!