Nature’s Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin (Marjolein’s Garden)

December 29th, 2016 Posted in Holiday | No Comments »

Here’s another very cute ornament collection from Hallmark called Nature’s Sketchbook designed by artist, Marjolein Bastin and rendered by Hallmark Keepsake Artist, Julie Forsyth…

P.S. You can find out more about Ms. Bastin’s work here: https://marjoleinbastin.com

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A Beach Cottage Getaway…

October 5th, 2012 Posted in accessories, Cool Gadgets, curiosities, Home & Garden, Toiletries | No Comments »

Lately I’ve been under a lot of stress from a family project I took on and feel that I had emotionally missed a good part of the summer with all the chaos and bustle.  Even earlier (during the last part of 2011) and before the onset of this project, I had found inspiration in shells and organza blue ribbon.  More so now than ever before, I wish to recapture (in a small semi-permanent way) the beauty of a beachy summer by changing my bathroom theme.  Perhaps my initial hopes to have been able to enjoy this summer have not been completely dashed =)?  Memories of cute Nantucket cottages, the salty ocean breeze, soft sand, and pastel colors…

While shopping for Halloween decorations at Pier 1, I was amazed to find a similar but much cheaper dupe for Gianna Rose Atelier’s seashell soaps.  In the package are two sea star soaps, two sea snail soaps, and one shell soap, which fit perfectly into my lidded glass jar purchased from Michaels Craft Store a couple years back.  Kismet, I say!  The only thing missing are soap corals, sea grass, sand dollars, sea glass, and driftwood.

I’m excited to show you my beach-themed terrarium and mini tabletop zen garden but that will have to be in future separate posts.

Everything is slowly coming together (family project included, I hope) as it should and my creative energy is renewed once more =)

*I have also included below other beach-themed items you may like which are not necessarily new goodies for my partial bathroom re-design.   Either way, I hope you will feast your eyes on these pretty little things.

*Photocredit: Gianna Rose Atelier, Pier 1, eBay, Pottery Barn.

 

IMM Living: When Whimsy Meets Functionality

February 9th, 2012 Posted in Cool Gadgets, curiosities, Decor | No Comments »

IMM Living has really caught my fancy recently with products which speaks to my inner child.  I had to have their Princess & Pea coasters!  So adorable!  Check them out for an affordable and quick spruce up to your pad.  Who can resist those cutesy conversation pieces?

*Photocredit: IMM Living

Pier 1 Hayworth Vanity Pieces

November 3rd, 2010 Posted in Decor, Furniture | 2 Comments »

Every once in a while, Pier 1 can pleasantly surprise me.  I adore these furniture pieces which are part of their Hayworth Collection.  They look more expensive than they really are and can spruce up a plain room in a very pretty way.  I believe any of these can be combined well with a shabby chic sensibility.

*Photocredit: Pier 1

Fairisle Sweater Clocks, Living the Anthropologie Life

January 11th, 2010 Posted in anthropologie, Cool Gadgets, curiosities, Decor | No Comments »

Saw these on sale a few days ago on Anthro’s website. They’re really cute. Who would have thought of creating a sweater clock? Obviously a very creative Andrea Williamson did. If you have extra cash to burn and your bare walls are beginning to get to you, keep these in mind.

I’ll take all of them please!

*Photocredit: Anthropologie

Bathroom Re-decorated

September 6th, 2008 Posted in Decor | No Comments »

I love vintage/antique, French style decorations, and calming yet cheerful decor. I also love working with complimentary “Spring” colors. My bathroom was previously really boring with stale “cold” blues, so I wanted to make some changes. While my bathroom is quite small, I’m grateful that I only need to share it with Stella.