Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Isn't this the most beautiful room? It seems like a space where inspiration would be endless.
Under the Root

Monday, November 28, 2011

Vintage Book Swap

I'm contemplating hosting of a vintage book swap through Compulsively Compiled either a one time holiday exchange or a type of pen pal arrangement between readers. If you think you might be interested, leave a comment. If there's enough interest, we'll work out details and move forward with it...
The Spanish Lady


It's been a long, lazy weekend here after "turkey day" and I am grateful for that. I've been needing a bit of a break. I hope that each of your weekends were equally as perfect.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Note to Self

Don't pass up another shadeless, free standing lamp at the thrift store. . . buy it, spray paint it and add a pretty bulb. Perfect.
Deborah Jaffe via Department of the Interior


I love the formality of potted boxwood. I like them even more when they are juxtaposed in an overgrown cottage type garden, which is what I intend to do with them in my yard someday.
via Habitually Chic

Monday, November 21, 2011


This look is perfect. It's pretty and looks effortless!
see jane

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Golden Pumpkin Cake with Honey and Spice Buttercream icing...yum.
Country Living

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Art Appreciation

I watched the documentary, Herb and Dorothylast week and have since decided that I need more art in my life! If you haven't yet seen it, I recommend that you do.
Apartment Therapy

Sunday, November 13, 2011

For the Table

I love the simplicity of this table from Sunday Suppers for a Thanksgiving table, the flower arrangements are a perfect height for conversation across the table and I just know that the craft paper be covered with hand/turkeys by the end of dinner which could only mean that everyone was having a great time.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design is high on my list of books to cozy up with soon. The idea or a lived in kind of home definitely appeals to my sense of what the meaning of home really is.
Melanie Acevedo

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I am infatuated with old books. I have love the idea that others have shared in the experience of reading the very book that I am. Some of the titles I've purchased for myself lately have gotten me thinking about how much fun it would be to exchange vintage books as holiday gifts. There are so many of them to be found at such great prices and of all genres that it could really be exciting in how personalized the selections can be for each recipient.
Image Source Unknown

Monday, November 07, 2011


I love this look for this time of year, when fall is just beginning; the morning are chilly and the afternoons are just about perfect.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


As it's Sunday, food was one of the few things on the agenda in our house today. We ended up with a theme somehow with French Onion Soup and  a French Apple Tart. It was a good day.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Form & Function

Love this calendar by Paper Theives! Once the year is past and the calendar pages have been torn away, you are left with a shield shaped bulletin board; a fantastic idea. Find it here.
via Design Sponge

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Who says classic has to be boring?!