Tuesday, December 29, 2009

most influential, dec.09

i love poppytalk's little 3-part summary of 2009's most influential designs, knick knacks, trends and whatnot. have to agree with the arrows and totally smitten with the painted staircases. i might also add...

homemade marshmallows

DIY crafts



where the wild things are

navajo floors

food porn

great danes and their designs

general cuteness

Monday, December 28, 2009

there you are. dec.09

hello dream kitchen. you're very library-ish. where have you been hiding all my life?

please take note of that amazing lamp!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

travel bug, dec.09

at about this time every year i start to daydream of the faraway places i'm dying to get to know. at the moment, iceland, denmark, cuba, vietnam and croatia are tops, but the rankings change with the weather. i'm lucky enough to have trips to greensboro, north carolina and seattle scheduled in the next month, so for now i'll just drool over these old travel prints...and start planning for reykjavik new years eve 2010!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

one last request, dec.09

all i want for christmas is you.
and 4 tolix chairs.

December 24th: on the rocks

take a half day and give that zamboni a run for its money.

(1, 2)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23rd: DIY Christmas crackers

make your own party poppers with these easy instructions and a few simple supplies. be creative with your cracker gifts! personalize them with favorite candies, jewels or little dollar store trinkets.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

collections, part I, dec.09

i've been really into the idea of starting collections lately. i was searching for gifts on etsy when i stumbled upon a really cool vintage glass aftershave bottle. after a few more clicks i found tons of them and thought, if combined, they'd make an amazing little dresser or bathroom shelf collection. ta-da:

December 22nd: little things

just a collection of a few little things (including the furry white backdrop) that make me happy this time of year. happy tuesday the 22nd


Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20th: Tis the season for soup!

sundays, especially snowy ones, are made for soup-sipping. if you're brave enough to venture out in this blizzard we're having, try one of these. if you're staying in, try this delish farmhouse butternut squash soup my boo made for me yesterday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19th: SNOW DAY!

snow!! after a jaunt through the powdery white to stock up on some wintery dinner ingredients, i plan on snuggling up with each of these:

pia wallen crux blanket

how convenient that miracle on 34th street just arrived the mail!

mexican hot chocolate (add a drop of hornitos for an afternoon surprise)


Friday, December 18, 2009

December 18th: Make a Christmas Croquembouche

who wouldn't love a little "crunch in the mouth" this holiday season? the beautiful pile of pastry that is the croquembouche is easy on the eyes and, with a dark chocolate-orange custard filling, probably a tid bit tasty too.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

nesting: gardenhouse, dec.09

lately i've been really drawn to neutral or dark rooms with bright pops of satsuma, gold, cream and chartreuse. gardenhouse has some of the most beautiful vintage-modern pieces ever...i threw the navy velvet lusciousness in for good measure.

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