Wednesday, October 21, 2009

skulls, candles, oh my.....

STUDIO PIRSC'S Filigree Skull Money Box An A+R Store exclusive! Daniel Pirsc envisioned porcelain lace, which he applied to enchanting effect on this skull money box.
SKULL COCKTAIL COLLECTION by Pottery Barn Black glass etched with silver skulls makes the cocktail hour chilling.
LUMINARY SET (assorted 6 count) by Plum Party
HALLOWEEN GLITTER WINE LABELS by Martha Stewart add a touch of glam to your drams. Labels transform ordinary wines and sodas into drinks that are truly to die for.

GLITTERED HALLOWEEN CHANDELIERS by Martha Stewart These glamorously gloom chandeliers will sparkle even without lights.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Coastal Living Magazine (October 2009)

I LOVE opening up my mailbox and finding what new magazines have arrived and await me. Today I received the latest issue of COASTAL LIVING Magazine (Thank you Miranda). I previous blogged about a story from this issue called “Spirited Beach Bash” which you can read about here.

I was thrilled to find so many things inside this issue that caught my eye (let us show you the ropes pg 32), I am not really a “nautical” type gal but I love objects made from natural materials. I loved the woven decorative lights by Pottery Barn and the Oyster stick Chandelier by BoBo Intriguing Objects.

My favorite story is the Havens Idea Cottage (12 rooms, hundreds of ideas pg 35 -48) I could see my family living in this house! The mixing of modern pieces thrilled me-it was not what I expected and you got to love that! It is an eco-friendly community of 13 houses being built in I’ On, South Carolina. I want to move there now! I loved the tile (Nottingham Honeycomb ceramic tile by Ann Sacks) used in the kitchen, they ran it up the entire wall, talk about impact!

I also fell in love with the courtyard; can’t you see yourself lounging out there all day and night? I love outdoor décor-us southern Californians are lucky to be able to extend our living space to our back yards. This photo is a great inspiration. I may change the table’s chairs to Eames chairs but other than that I am sold on this!

So what are you waiting for run on down to your nearest mag stand and snatch up a copy of Coastal Living! You are going to find so much inspiration from décor inspiration to your next vacation! (check out the story on His and Her Belize)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Look and Shop Handmade Local Goods from over 60 vendors
Eat Drink Listen to Tunes. Create Make Congregate

Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival
Sunday November 15, 2009 11-5pm
2202 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(parking lot across main street near 5 freeway entrance)

I will have a booth there! Come and stop on by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October is here....

I love the fall. I think it is by far my favorite season. The air gets a chill to it, the days are shorter and there is this sense of new, of change for me that resonates deep. I love the holidays that come at this time of year. Halloween being one of my favorite. Not for the "darkness of Halloween"or "scary" decorations but for the one night that my neighbors are out in full force, this one holiday that brings community to a community. Which brings me to this article from Coastal Living Magazine. It's a great story how one mom created this shared experience among her neighbors called "Spirited Beach Bash for Halloween." Read it I know you will love it!

Fun jack-o'-lanterns - Halloween party guide - Photos -

Fun jack-o'-lanterns - Halloween party guide - Photos -

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