Tuesday, September 28, 2010

white pumpkin place cards

These cute white pumpkin place cards were made in a jiffy, and they'll look great for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving feast. I just love how the little white pumpkins look on our individual antique white Cupcake Stands. Simply print up your name tags, add them to the stems, and your done. So cute and so simple.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Get the Look {farm fresh style}

We love the look of Country Living's Early American Country Kitchen. Recreate the same farmhouse style in your home with our new Glass Numbered Jars and our wooden Fresh Eggs Sign. Add your own little pink shelf, and voila...you've got the look.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

we're having a fall sale!





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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

happy fall

OK. I'm letting go of summer now. I'm falling into autumn's arms, and I know she will embrase me with plenty of warmth. Enjoy every moment!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A S'More Bar

This crisp, cool weather is just right for nights by a cozy campfire. We spend so much time by our outdoor fireplace, toasting marshmallows, drinking wine, and telling stories. S'Mores are a traditional campfire treat, and the kids light up when we offer them. It's almost more fun to watch the adults, though. It brings out the kid in all of us I guess. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn about this S'Mores Bar from Erin at Dandelion & Grey via Postcards & Pretties. What a brilliant idea! Erin created this S'Mores buffet using our Wire Gathering Baskets to hold the marshmallows and graham crackers. So adorable. The S'Mores Bar is a must at my next outdoor party.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dried Wheat Bundles--Perfect for Fall Decorating

Celebrate the harvest season with our Decorative Dried Wheat Bundles . Wheat Bundles are tied with natural twine to bring nature's beauty to your country style decor. Symbolic of a bountiful harvest, these heavy-headed wheat stalks make an elegant statement.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New! Treillis Metal Cake Stand with Wire Mesh Dome Cover

Create elegant presentations for the fall with our new Treillis Metal Cake Stand with Mire Mesh Dome Cover. The footed cake plate is generously sized, allowing plenty of room to serve up cakes, cheeses or fruit. The wire mesh cover protects food while creating eye-catching style. Its distressed cream finish gives it an aged, shabby chic quality. Perfect for entertaining or everyday use. Available at the shop now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shut the Front Door

My mother has this cunning way of showing her disapproval or forcing her opinion. Her tactic is simple, yet insidious. She basically asks questions. “Is your hair still dark?” she innocently asks. Then she quickly follows with, “You know you look so much better when it’s lightened.” Yes, that was about ten years ago. I tried to go back to my natural color and stop being a slave to the highlights. But her question preoccupied me. Not long after I was begging my stylist to pack in the highlights, and I haven’t looked back.

Last year, in an effort to simplify things around the house, we decided to paint the exterior of our house all one color—a simple farmhouse white. This included the front door. Now, my mom is very traditional, and I know she has a thing for red doors. When she saw the house what did she do? She asked a question: “Are you going to paint the front door?” Then she quickly followed this with, “You know red would really look cute.” For a whole year, every time the subject of our house came up, she asked about the door. I’m not kidding. I just got off the phone with her and she asked again. So, now I’m obsessing over my front door. This is not a project I need right now. Yet, on my bike ride today, I will undoubtedly look at every front door in my neighborhood. I will start to go through magazines and gather paint swatches every time I enter Home Depot. She just has that much power. If only I could simply turn to her and say, “Shut the front door.” (If you know what I mean.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Clinging to Summer

Hi everyone! I'm back from my little break. I had lots of ocean time, which is an absolute must for re-energizing my soul. I stuffed my face with the best tasting seafood ever, and I spent lots of time with my fam, which is also good for my soul. I'll be honest with you: I'm hanging onto summer as though my life depended on it. I feel like August just slipped away, and I do require more time with the big blue ocean before the leaves change. I'm already looking for my next big break.