Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Pumpkins


I've had lots of inquiries regarding my Halloween pumpkin netting. They are Martha Stewart pumpkin sleeves. Each of the three different sets comes with three sleeves in a small, a medium, and a large. There are 9 different designs.The sleeves have drawstrings at the top and bottom. You just slip the pumpkin in, pull the drawstrings, and you are done. I did 9 pumpkins in an hour and no mess. And they are reusable. I found mine at Michaels, but if you Google it you will find many online sources as well.

My daughter Kate, our puppy Margot, and I have our first Halloween contest tonight. All three of us will be dressed as lobsters. I hope to share some photos tomorrow.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One Room Challenge - Week Five


Welcome to Week Five of the One Room Challenge where I have six weeks to transform my traditional red library into a glamorous and girly home office for myself. Click here to catch up on weeks one through four. Next week will be the reveal!

I had a very productive week. My gorgeous gold zebra rug arrived from Wayfair and it is stunning. I never realized that there are gold zebras. Who knew? They probably hang with the unicorns.

Wayfair Gold Natural Zebra Cowhide Rug

And I received this gold striped magazine bin from Jayes Studio, a great place for my shelter magazines.

Cream and Gold Striped Magazine Bin

I received this beautiful limited edition print from Minted called "Looking Up" and it is very dramatic. It takes up most of the wall it is hung on and looks fantastic.

Looking Up

Also framed and hung are these two botanical peony photographs from The Pink Pagoda. They are absolutely gorgeous. I hung them above my desk so that I can look at them all the time.

Pink Peony on Black

Pink Peony on Black II

I ordered pink hanging files for my built in file cabinets and organized all my files - what a great little project.


And I've been busy styling my desk and bookshelves, getting ready for my photo shoot in a few days. Inspired by Kevin Sharkey's office, I have been playing around with arranging the books by color.

Kevin Sharkey's bookcase
And this little angel is going to be very happy when I finish the room and can get back to devoting my every waking moment to her.

Margot has mixed feelings about the One Room Challenge

Now let's go check out what progress everybody else has made. Next week are the reveals!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Chinoiserie


It's Halloween Week, so this week we will look at some ideas for Halloween decorating with Chinoiserie flair. Do you have a blue and white Chinese porcelain melon jar? Its pumpkin like shape makes it perfect to display at Halloween, especially as a table centerpiece. Mix it with mini pumpkins or gourds.