Friday, January 30, 2009



How cute is Jonathan Adler's packaging for these whale salt and pepper shakers?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The most gorgeous wedding shoes ever


They cost more than my dress did.

Babies can be fascinating

Via Cup Of Jo

Burt Goes to Camp!

Our pup, Burt Reynolds, sometimes gets shipped to day camp. He loves it. Our camp even has web cams so you can peek in on him. That's him, front and center in front of the blue ramp. He comes home absolutely exhausted and goes straight to the crate to sleep.

He's heading there this weekend for an over night stay while we move into the new house.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

RIP Domino

I am very sad to learn that Domino is ceasing publication after the March issue. I really enjoyed it each month. Much of their items are out of my reach for budgetary reasons but it's a great source of inspiration.

Monday, January 26, 2009

French Bulldog!


If I can't have a real Frenchie, can I at least have some fabric with a sweet face on it?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Small Peek at Casa HV

Our covered back porch

The downstairs rec room - sadly the AbLounge does not convey.

Hall bath - 1965 original, baby!

Somewhat original kitchen. Stove and oven are probably from '65. Thinking of repainting the blue with a yummy chocolate brown.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Trying to justify robot wallpaper in the Casa HV. Aimee Wilder has some awesome patterns!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

49 Mile Scenic Drive


I saw this painting at a craft fair back in SF before we moved. The 49 Mile Scenic Drive signs are Bay Area icons. Even though we're landlocked here in North Carolina we can have a slice of the City in our lives. Going on the 2009 Christmas list! Available here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Already Time For Valentines?


Even though I am a tad too young to have enjoyed these songs on their original go-round, these Valentines are clever. The Cure one is my fave.

Via AT and Sunset.

Burt Reynolds Enjoying His First Snow!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Have Rugs on the Brain

I love this rug - in fact, all of these Angela Adams rugs are super pretty!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Furniture for Casa Hampton Valley

I came across this awesome china cabinet and matching buffet and mirror at a consignment store in Cary. Both were on sale so I went ahead and bought them! It has a bit of a glam/Hollywood Regency look to it. Not sure what kind of dining set will match...but I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Restyled and Antique Furniture


We're counting down to our closing date (Jan 26th!!) and my mind is filled with ideas and possibilities for our house. Apartment Therapy is one of my major sources for inspiration. From there, I came across this awesome Chicag0 shop, The White Attic, is filled with the very items I'd love to incorporate into my home. A little 70's, a little mid-century modern. I especially love the chain-link print fabric on those arm chairs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Etsy for the Win!


I saw this bag via EmilyStyle from Etsy and I really like it. I am in the market for a new tote and this fits the bill. I was going to go with something patent leather and cheap from Marshalls or TJ Maxx but I may reconsider

Fun Is....


This made me smile today..Hotel for Dogs looks pretty silly so don't take this as an endorsement or anything :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Design on a Dime

Orla Kiely is coming to Target in early February! Hooray!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Metallic Shoes Make my Heart Skip a Beat


The newest addition to my shoe arsenal. I can look Jake square in the eye when I am wearing these babies.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

HGTV Dream House is Dreamy

It's in my old stomping grounds (well, close enough) in Sonoma, CA.   Pretty.  I especially love the bedroom - the wall color is totally unexpected.  

But I wouldn't want to pay the taxes, nosiree.  

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Virtual House Decorating

Anthropologie is a cruel mistress. They make adorable stuff, but the quality's really not there. I bought a sweater (at full price, something I never do) and it pilled up after about 5 wears. I wonder if their furniture is any better. This cutie chair is 50% off, but still obscenely pricey.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Deep in the middle kingdom

I imagine this is what the Keebler elves might wear whilst making their delicious and fat-making cookies.  
 For sale at Nordstrom.