Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer collection for 2013 is inspired by 1950's holiday postcards. The brightly printed bandanna headscarves replicate the look of these vintage postcards. The makeup on the models was completely flawless and kept clean and natural which is perfect for spring/summer. The shoes were decorated with embroidered detailing using colored straw and wedges were molded from bamboo.
Below is our personal FAO Schwarz Teddy Bear collection we have collected during the holidays over the years. Each bear has the year stamped on their left paws indicating the year they were created for.
Happy holidays and have a very happy New Year's!
....Candy Castle Dreams
From left to right: 2006, 1998, 2007, 2003.
From left to right: Special Edition Millenium 2000, 2011, 2008.
The latest addition to the family in 2012 celebrating 150 years at FAO Schwarz!
Combine oranges and fragrant clove for this homemade holiday pomander
This fragrant and decorative holiday craft will make a delightful gift for grandma or a favorite aunt. It is also a great way to keep little hands busy when you are occupied with your own holiday chores. While it does not take much supervision, it is not a good craft for very small children, who are tempted to pop small, aromatic items into their mouth.
Materials Needed: Orange Whole Cloves Ribbon
Directions: 1. Punch clove stems into the orange skin. Completely cover outside of orange or create a pattern.. 2. When finished, display in a bowl or fasten a ribbon around the orange, and hang. The orange pomander will be a fragrant holiday decoration.
There are 5 days remaining until the end of our "Holiday" Giveaway!
In October, we gave away a set of Cheers Spooky Bar Towels also from Pottery Barn. (Below)
We ran this Holiday Giveaway for only 2 weeks to ensure that you receive this pillow in time for the holidays. If you should win, you can receive this prize in time to give to someone as a gift or to decorate your home. Hurry....Enter Now! Pottery Barn featured this pillow for 3 years now. The first year I saw one but didn't buy one. The following year I couldn't resist. (See Christmas 2011 post) This year I knew that my readers would love to have one absolutely free! We pay shipping!