HUGE Blog Sale!

It’s that time again, and this might be the best blog tag sale EVER. It’s a big one so peruse away and please e-mail me if you see anything you want. I will put you in tough with the seller (or help you myself if it’s my stuff!)  Large items for pick up only in most cases- smaller items can be shipped.  Some sellers willing to discuss shipping quotes. Here we go!

Original painting by yours truly. Really put my bachelors degree to work on this one and while I think it’s the best one I’ve done in a long time, I’m going a new direction in this room. 36″ square. $500 SOLD

One pair of custom Parisian pleat drapes with Samuel & Sons Green Key trim. Approx 87″ to top of pleats. $400 SOLD


This beauty that was on the cover of my book. I feel somewhat bad selling this, but it’s had it’s day in my home and now can help make someone else’s home spectacular.   Antique frame so the paint has some chipping, re-upholstered in pieced linen fabrics. $950 SOLD


Fashion Friday: The Classic Sweater Everyone in the Family Needs!

I know it’s nothing new (as Miranda Priestly would say “Cable knits for fall? Groundbreaking.”) but the fisherman style sweater is where it’s at for fall– for everyone. For you worn shrunken with high-waisted pants or a feminine skirt or oversized with skinnies and heels it’s the perfect way to stay warm and look cool.
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Here are some of my current faves (a lot of them on sale right now!)


Current Crush: Painted Floors

Since seeing the wonderfully talented Lauren Liess’ painted ivory floors I’ve been obsessing over the look of white floorboards. I recall Lauren saying she probably would not do them again (I can imagine with four kids it would be hell to keep up) but I can’t keep myself from typing “white floors” into Pinterest.

Lauren’s floors are Farrow & Ball Ivory Floor Paint (see more here- also, her incredible house is for sale!)



I received a preview copy of Mark Sikes new book Beautiful on Friday and spent a lot of time absolutely going gaga over every page in this stunning book.  There are only a couple of designers I would hire to do my own house if I could (because doing my own house is so hard for me) and it’s Mark Sikes or Steven Gambrel, no question.  I am planning a little refresh of a couple rooms in my house and this book gave me SUCH inspiration to get moving and clarify what I want to do.


Fashion Friday: A Retraction

Hi Guys-

After reading many of your comments yesterday about the brand I had blogged about I decided to pull the post down.  I never, ever want to recommend a company that has poor customer service and a sub-par product.  To be honest, I saw their site and wares and like many, were duped into thinking they were a great, budget-friendly find.  Sounds like that is not the case, and it was an important lesson to me as a blogger to always, ALWAYS do some research before posting any vendor if I do not have personal experience with them or their goods.  I’ve been trying to find more affordable things to share with you after many of you requested to see stuff at a more accessible price point- and that is where the internet becomes tricky.  There are a lot of bad companies out there with cute sites and great deals that look very enticing, but are pretty much a scam.  I would be pissed if I spend hard earned money on something that turned out to be junk, so my apologies for letting you down in this way.  I’ll stick to tried and true places like H&M, LOFT and Zara from now on. :)

Now don’t freak out if you did order something because for all the bad reviews, I’ve seen some very happy customer reviews too.  There were just too many negative personal stories in the comments for me to leave the post up.  If you have any trouble with your order or return please email me and I will do my best to help you get a resolution (sometimes the power of a larger social media following can help get resolutions fast- sad, but true).

However, I did love the outfit I had pulled together so here is a new version swapping in some goods from vendors I do have experience with!  Happy weekend readers.



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