Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gabrielle "Coco Chanel"

Her clothes have been marked by simplicity and elegance....

The brand makes a girl feel classy and fabulous....

Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel in 1983 and with his help revamped the brand. Now in January 2012, Karl Lagerfeld will introduce his own line called Karl. Can't wait!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Items displayed from our collection:
Give Thanks pillows,
Orange Candle Pumpkin, Acorns and Plate all from
Pottery Barn
Silver Turkey- Tai Pan Trading
Grapevine Pumpkin- Crate and Barrel 

Window Seats...

I love the idea of a window seat. I don't have one at the moment but if I did I would like to have one that either lifts up to provide storage or the type that have built in drawers to place pillows and throws and books when not in use.

This is what a window seat may look like on the outside of your home.

....and what it would look like on the inside.

A perfect spot to hang out in or a great alternative to a fireplace. You could sit and gaze out the window on a rainy day.

If you wish to use the space other than relaxing and enjoying the view, then it can also be used to decorate during the holidays and year round

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Preparations for winter blooms

Fall not only starts off with back to school, Halloween, fall foliage and the time going back. Fall is also a reminder for me in late October or early November to start planting my holiday amaryllis bulbs. The bulbs take about 6 to 8 weeks to bloom and to fill your home just in time for Christmas. I love to mix these flowers with faux flowers. The best place to find these kits are at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes. I always choose the Red Lion Amaryllis bulbs, there are also many other varieties.  The Red Lion grows very tall and stakes are needed to keep the plant from toppling over. You can plant them in a single planter or in groups in a single container. The kit includes soil, pot and bulb. All you have to do is follow directions and add water and sit back and watch the magic's that easy. If you do not want to display these plants in the drain container provided in the kit, you can display in your own if you'd like. I sometimes transfer the drainage pot and bulb into a clay pot and saucer. After blooming, these plants can be transferred outside to bloom once again so they are well worth the price.