Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Movin' On Up Tomorrow...

... but by golly party tonight!

Happy New Year, friends!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Boo to you from 
this BLISSFUL crew!

It's been said that "Orange is the New Black" which of course makes for the perfect pallet when this day rolls around each year! Some pops of orange and black to add some sugar to your day!

Confession: the amount of candy I have eaten in the last 24 hours is cause for serious concern... but it's part of being "festive", right? 

Love everything about this room - especially the orange chairs

Black and white with splashes of orange. Loving that console table too!

This bedroom is the perfect canvas not only to add a splash of orange, but to add just about any color the heart desires!

Not exactly inline with the black, white and orange for Halloween but liked this orange chair so much I just had to share!

Now tell us... 
Does this room go too far? Bold black walls with all orange accents. Would you dare or is this too spooky?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wicked Wednesday

Hope all of you are getting in the Halloween spirit... admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite but at the same time, who doesn't love a reason to decorate and have a party?! After Halloween comes my favorite, Thanksgiving... hard to believe they're right around the corner!

I was in New Orleans this past weekend and my, do they go all out!! Gracious!! Everything they do in that city is to the nth degree - just love all the excitement! Coming home to an nondecorated stoop has me feeling like a Halloween Grinch!

In case you too are looking to add a little wicked to your front stoop for all the trick-or-treaters who will come a knockin' tomorrow, here you go (and of course, there's always next year... never too early to start planning!)

By the way, take the wicked out of most of these and you have the perfect Thanksgiving front door decor for your family coming over for turkey in 4 weeks!

Hanging bats made simple with Martha's DIY project

Another idea with Martha's bats - hung across your door!
(make sure to hang with non-sticky tack so you can pull them right off on November 1st!)

Love the mix of stick and real pumpkins

Corn stalks and barrels of hay with some pumpkins and mums and voila! 

(of course, it doesn't hurt to also have a festive orange door!) 

Friday, August 9, 2013

It's Friday, I'm In Love... with Demijohns

I recently learned the technical term for these gems and it has such a ring to it that they've become even more eye catching.

Demijohn... just sounds so intriguing!

Where have I been on this one? 
Shame on me for simply calling them jugs. I should have known these fabulous pieces had a much swankier name. 

History lesson for the day: The demijohn originated as a method for transporting liquids, any liquids: water, wine, oils, etc.The oldest demijohns have the bubble, kidney-shaped bottom, but eventually their shaped evolved to a more jug-like shape making them easier to stack when transporting on wagons, ships, etc. While the shape may have evolved, the narrow-neck of the bottle did not. Antique demijohns are often sea-greens and blues but that too has evolved over time and now you'll see them in all sorts of colors (so color is the first tip-off of whether it's a true antique or not.) 

Whether antique or modern replica, they're still fantastic pieces to fill up those nooks and crannies around your house. Great containers for blooming branches or statements on their own, grouped together for color or filled with nick-knacks, you can truly use them in so many ways, they're a true staple!

This demijohn looks great simply filled with branches from the yard

Demijohns can add a pop of color atop a traditional piece

Demijohns under a kitchen island, why not?

Demijohns in a beautiful bedroom - with just a touch of subtle color. 

Subtle holiday decor using cranberries and demjijohns

Mix and match demijohn colors, shapes and sizes for a fabulous hassle free centerpiece

Now that's a serious lamp. A demijohn lamp to be exact.

Demijohns looks great outdoors, too!

... the options are endless!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Warhol on a Wednesday

Perrier's limited-edition Warhol labels are works of art in and of themselves!
Admittedly, I am already hooked to sparkling water but how can you resist a refreshing drink with such a fabulous label?
This may have just made me partial to Perrier!

Yesterday would have been the pop-artist's 85th birthday so as an ode to his milestone birthday and the famous 1983 collection of 40 works of art featuring the iconic bottle, Perrier decided it's about time they honor the legend! 

So, here's to you Andy. Bottoms up!

 The 750 mL bottles are adorned with one of four labels 
(but there are various quotes making for actually 28 variations so don't stop looking at 4!)

220 mL bottles are printed in one of four designs
(but there are various quotes making for actually 28 variations so don't stop looking at 4!)

There are four designs available on the .5 Liter bottles 

Four designs on 1 liter bottles

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tulips on a Tuesday... and on a Coffee Table

Pretty pink tulips will surely brighten your Tuesday... 
and put them on a chichi coffee table adorned with design's greatest books and I'd call them the cherry on the top!  

This coffee table masterpiece incorporates all of Southern Livings' makings for a good coffee table:
One: Something tall
Two: An oddball object
Three: Something fresh 
Four: Books

This coffee table, complete with pink tulips, is simply put, divine. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

The World is Your Oyster!

Happy National Oyster Day!

Oysters aren't just tasty... their shells make for some beautiful decor too!

Oyster shell garland makes for a beautiful tablescape

Oyster shells complimented by burlap, lace and mercury glass 

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