I hope you have been enjoying the holidays and a little time to relax after everything! We are having the most beautiful weather here so I have been trying to spend time outside in the sunshine doing a little reading and relaxing.
I guess I need to stop all of that and get back to work...
but for now it is books and plans for the new year!
Simply grey wonderfulness in the kitchen. I love that this kitchen has so much personality. I am totally looking to incorporate some of that great texture in mine!
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Oh my goodness can you imagine the hours you could spend here, just reading and browsing..
I think there should be an extremely comfortable lounge some where just across from this to use as needed!
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A simply wonderful Christmas eve! Please take a little time to relax and enjoy!
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Are you hosting a Christmas dinner? I am having family over for Christmas eve.. I have been thinking of a different way to set the table.. candles and white and linen is what I am thinking.
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Wishing you a wonderful Christmas eve eve as we call it here!
I know it's almost Christmas and this is in no way a wish list or a Christmas decorating post... but I liked it...
The windows and chandelier are to die for!
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I have this deep love for vintage urns, I was browsing through the new container images from the boys at Atelier de Campagne and I am loving all of these.. Pairs of them make my heart skip a beat!
Can you imagine them flanking a door or on the mantle? Just so perfect to add that little bit of something with some great live plants added in.
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With only a few days until Christmas I am ready to finish up getting ready and get down to enjoying. I think that the rush of shipping packages and orders is almost finished up... now time to do a little baking with the kids and wrap up all of the Christmas joy!
I want to say thank you to everyone who reads the blog and shops with us as well as all of my clients and advertisers! You make it all possible and I truly appreciate your business and support as well as your great inspiration throughout the year and into the next.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I am completely loving the soft light and the colors in these pictures. How beautiful- so much texture it is amazing! Maybe it can take us to a simpler time and place away from all of the rush of the holidays...
This week should be fun as I try to relax a little and gear up for the days with family and friends to come.
Clean and simple with a great view... I love the bookcase- I always need more space for my books!
I am completely dreaming of visiting this amazing French Chateau - Château les Merles. It looks so charming, I will have to see if I can work it into our trip to Europe next year. I am already daydreaming of all the wonderful things that next year will hold for everyone. I hope that it is a year of great things!
Can you imagine... Have you started planning for next year (I know that I get a little ahead of myself sometimes)??
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Ahh.. it's Friday.. This weekend we will be attending a small holiday party (I hope they are serving that yummy little appetizer) and just trying to relax and enjoy the holiday magic!
There has been so so much going on and I truly need a break (until Monday comes and the kids are home and the shipping of orders begins once again).
I want to say Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful readers and wish you the very best weekend ever!
What are you up to this weekend??
I am hoping to have this kind of smile by Saturday morning...
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I was browsing through pinterest and found this little beauty.. I know I have seen it before but wow does it look perfectly wonderful right now. I so cannot wait to take a much needed break from the holiday frenzy that has been my life for the past week... Friday Friday Friday.. ( I know it is Thursday - but Friday will be sooooo nice!)
I heard that Windsor Smith will be coming out with a new fabric line in the Spring- I am very excited to see it!
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Last night I was lucky enough to attend a wonderful book signing for Keith Granet at Molly Wood Garden Design. Molly is the sweetest and we seem to see one another EVERYWHERE! Her shop and offices are in a little house and are so well done- I love it there and always seem to find something special to come home with not to mention she is a fantastic Landscape Designer. I am dying over this vase in the first picture.. must need to go on my Christmas list!
I grabbed a copy of his book a little while back and have only had a chance to read a little bit of it. It was fantastic to hear him speak about design as a business and our industry in general. I definitely need to read it cover to cover because he made so pretty great points about the value of hiring a designer and how we should be letting our clients know this.
Molly and Keith
I think Keith's book is a must have for anyone who is just starting in design or has been working in the field. It is full of great information about Design as a business and why we should treat it as such.
(soo sorry about the picture quality.. just a little point and shoot)