Friday, April 30, 2010

Gary Spain

I first met my latest design crush through my friend at Kelly Green.

Gary Spain. A man of many talents. Check out more of his work here.

This was the picture that started it all. I had to see more.

After doing some checking it seems I am one of the last ones to get introduced to Mr. Spain.

He has lots of admirers. I am just one in a line of many.

I can see why. He is good, very good. Nothing boring here.

But that's O.K. I am one of four kids, I am good at sharing.

What do you think? Do you love his style? Want to join the fan club? I am thinking about having t shirts made. E-mail me your size.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

6th Pic

Beatriz from That Girl In Pearls tagged me in the 6th Pic game. A fun little game where, if you are tagged, you have to show the 6th picture you ever posted.

Mine was from my first post on February 28, 2009. And it was of the Louis Ghost Chair.

I don't know about you, but I never tire of the old Louis Ghost Chair.
Even Butterball has one. I posted about it here.

In truth, I love Lucite in all its forms.

Here are a few pictures from my favorites file.

This is all kind of good.

And what is Lucite really, but a clear little piece of joy.
Why not bring some joy into your home?

pictures from: Pure Style Home, Domino, Hidden in France, Mood Board

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sprucing Up

A friend asked me for some ideas to spruce up her bedroom.

She's starting with a bed skirt in this wonderful fabric from Thibault. Now she wants to update the room and add a few finishing touches. I wish I had a better picture of the colors. In person it is more vibrant with touches of yellow.

First, headboard needed. I would go for a woven grass cloth to add texture.

Since the bed is in front of a window, I would have it made (or you can easily make it yourself) in a shorter version of this style. I love the corner detail and the nail head trim.

To add a little unexpected surprise, I would hang a sunburst mirror in the center of the windows.

If you can't find one in town, check out Ebay. Also, don't forget to look under sunburst clock. They usually have much better prices and you can pop out the clock and put in a mirror.

A pair of yellow lamps would add the perfect punch of color.

But don't spend a lot of money . Check out thrift stores, Ebay and Home Goods.

One of the bedside tables is a great long table that could double as a desk. If you don't want to use it as a desk, get a bench to go underneath.

Cover it in an animal fabric. Every room needs some zebra.

I just love this look and think it is the perfect spot to stack magazines and books.

Now for the desk as a bedside table. Practical and good looking.

Pull up a chair and you are good to go.

A bamboo chair? All the better!

Time for the finishing touch. We've got to throw in a pillow or two. Check out this one from Fabricadabra. I like.

Want something safer? Alan Campbell's Zig Zag would be perfect...

With this. (This post is so long I thought you might have forgotten what fabric we are working with)

Maybe something more colorful...the possibilities are endless. We definitely need something with some yellow and white to tie in with the lamps.

O. K. that's all for now. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Will Hunting

I do not need one more knick or another knack.

However, someone needs to bid on this.
Camel Desk Bell

And this...
And this...
And definitely these!!
Belt Buckles

Let me know if you bid and if you win. I may want to borrow. Thanks!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Green Home 2010

Have you seen the HGTV Green Home for 2010?

I like it.

I would like to win it.

I only have one problem with the home.

Have you noticed the accent color that runs through almost every room?

I'll give you a hint...

It's my least favorite color.

After all, this blog is not called Red Hydrangea.
Still, it is a fabulous home and you can enter to win it here.

I'll tell you what, if I win I'll take you for a week to my new vacation home. You win, you take me for a week. Deal?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekly Round Up

Just a few things I am loving this week.

Have you seen these fabulous belts from Rosie Campbell? She has five different animals to choose from. I saw one that reminded me of you...

Pretty cute, huh? Check out the rest of the designs here.

Home Sweet Block Printed Fabrics

This fabulous necklace made by the talented Julie of Monkey Grass Hill. Julie is having a giveaway of some her handmade jewelry. Check it out here.

Art & Inspiration

From Lulu Dekwiatkowski. Check out her blog here. (Her last name has almost as many letters as mine. God bless our children)

So, that's what I'm loving. What about you?

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Remember this guy? I posted about him here. Well, alert the media. While snooping around the Goodwill online store, I found his wife and kids.

I decided this family needed to be reunited at any cost. By any cost I mean $5. Yep, got all three for $5. They arrived safely at my house yesterday.

I tried to get a family photo, but the wife refused until I cleaned her up. I am off today to buy some Brasso.

Bringing families together, it does a heart good!

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