Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer2013

Dolce & Gabbana
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.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fendi Spring Summer 2013 by Karl Lagerfeld

Fendi Spring Summer 2013 by Karl Lagerfeld
If you would like to see a live runway show click on the video below! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas: FAO Schwarz Teddy Bears

Merry Christmas!
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!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sandy Hook Donations

Hello Everyone,
Help support the 26 families of those who lost children and loved ones in the Sandy Hook School tragedy. Help them reach their goal of $2600000.00. Please donate to


Monday, December 17, 2012

Birch Candles from Pottery Barn

These nice big birch candles are nice to use to create a woodland, winter wonderland scene for the holidays!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cozy Cable Knit Sweaters

Nothing says WARM like a cable knit sweater during the winter!



Pottery Barn Christmas Mercury Glass Ornaments

Fa a la la la, la la la La!
Cute, giant, decorative Christmas ornaments you can hang anywhere!
Love these!

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013
Handbags, Shoes and Hair

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Giveaway Winner!!!

Congratulations Jennifer B. for winning the Pottery Barn Sleigh Bell Pillow!!!
(Please contact us with your name and address)
Thank you to all those who entered! Stay tuned for more giveaways!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Decor: Orange and Clove Pomander


Orange and Clove Pomander

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:
Whole Cloves

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.


Sunday, December 2, 2012


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!

Good Luck,
Candy Castle Dreams


Christmas Cookies

Lady Gaga Vogue Shoot December 2009

Christmas Cookies
by Norma Rose
Sift the flour, mix the butter,
Roll the dough for the cookie cutter.
A white sugar star, a
red Christmas bell,
A brown teddy bear with a gingery smell.
Christmas cookies taste so sweet.
They're fun to bake and good to eat.

Jason Wu Wows! for Spring 2013