Monday, August 9, 2010

To Gourd or not to Gourd that is the ?

So I love gourd lamps! I think they are gorgeous and they add such a juxtaposition to a traditional home. Today, while at Marshalls, yet again I found two lovely lamps! They were 15.00 each! They are a wonderful Tiffany blue with large cream drum shades. They actually look exactly like this lamp just different colors. I plan on putting them next to our chocolate brown couch (with cream pillows and zebra print throw) on cream table clothed tables with glass tops.
Hubby is not too fond of the lamps...hey he isn't decorating is he?! Again, I'm asking for all of your wonderful opinions! Do you all think this constitutes as a gourd lamp? Do you think it might be too "wild & crazy," for my traditionally decorated home! Thanks everyone :)

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Decorating and Moving AGAIN oh my...

So Hubby and I are moving AGAIN! Hopefully 3rd time is the charm?!? His sales territory has changed, nothing major but it has changed. We are moving to the northern suburbs vs. the western where we are now. We went to look at a house to rent yesterday and it is fabulous! I just sent an e-mail to the owner saying that we would love to rent his home! Of course this means decorating once again :) Since we will have a TON more space that means more to decorate as well :) I was out and about today looking for bathroom stuff! There are amazing cast-iron, claw-foot tubs in both the bathrooms so I needed to get another (actually two) shower curtain, towels etc... I decided to keep the dowstairs bathroom simple, white and silver. It is very small so I figured keeping it neutral would keep it from looking too claustrophobic. I decided on this shower curtain from Target (it was on sale too)!
I also picked up some beaded shower curtain rings and some white Lacoste hand-towels at the glorious Homegoods! I was wondering do you all think that may look too, "name-brandy" in the bathroom? The little alligators are right there in your face and I don't want to look too, I don't know?!
I would love to hear your opinions! Do any of you own these towels, how well do they wash etc...? I'm also looking for a pretty white bathroom rug and bath mat. I'm also not sure if I should throw in a touch of color? A pale pink or retro-looking aqua? Or maybe even black? Choices, choices, choices! I love the Shabby Chic line at target, so cute! I only wish it was a bit bigger...I feel like it has been in the past. Oh well, I guess I will have to just continue shopping :)

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The Winner Is...

Happy Friday everyone! I want to thank all of you for entering my giveaway :) Without further adieu, the winner of my very first giveaway is....

Jill of
Peeptoe Pumps and Pearls

Please send me your information at I will get your gift out right away :) I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Thank you again to all of those that entered :)

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hey everyone, don't forget to enter my giveaway! I will be choosing a winner tomorrow :)

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