Archive | August, 2011

love it … social proper

Social Proper, what a cute name, is a new paper line by Elizabeth Edie in Baltimore, Maryland. The cards are hand painted and could not be sweeter. Right now the collection is small and very well curated. That being said, I want them all! I really love the pattern cards as they take everyday correspondence up a notch!

1. Houndstooth, $4.50   2. Thank You, $4.50   3. Glitter Stripe, $4.50

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D*S book tour

So I am sure that all of you already know that the Design Sponge book, Design Sponge at Home is out, and the book tour is getting started. The fourth city of the tour is DC, just down the road from me, and where I work most days. I set two alarms on my phone to make sure that I was in front of the computer and ready to click away when the tickets were released earlier this week.

The Saturday event, which I am going to, is being held at the Anthropologie in Georgetown. I worked at this store years ago as the Visual Manager for Home, and am excited to see it again. Sadly the team that I worked with has all moved on, but it will still be nice to be back for a visit. Hopefully the trip will also include a trip to Georgetown Cupcake!

 

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coral & tusk

Yesterday was my last day at the NYIGF. I spent my last morning walking around the Handmade section and placed some of my favorite orders. Coral & Tusk was one of my favorite finds. I first saw Stephanie and her work at Renegade in Brooklyn last year and was blown away. So I was super excited to find her again at the Gift Show.

Her pillows and wall hangings are all embroidered on 100% linen and have a ton of character. There are so many great designs that I had a hard time narrowing down my selection. Did you see the badges? Yeah, they are that amazing! Embroidered on wool felt they have a steel backing pin to attach them to your favorite jacket, bag, or really anything. I am over the moon about Stephanie and her line, and can’t wait to add a few pieces to my home.

1. Sparklers Pillow, $70 2. Deer with Feather Famed, $70 3. Bison Badge, $20 4. Foxy Badge, $24 5. Bear Cave Pocket Pillow, $104

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shanna murray

 

spring garland & beyond measure tiding

Today I am up in New York City today attending the International Gift Show. This year I was over the moon to learn that Shanna Murray was going to be exhibiting. I have been a fan for quite a while now, and can’t wait to meet her in person.

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welcome

Whenever I go home my mom always has fresh flowers in my old room. It always makes me feel so special, and let’s me know how excited she is to have me there. I have always aspired to  be a lady with a fantastic guest room. A place where my friends and family can come and feel like they are really appreciated. Soft sheets, fluffy down comforters, and a great welcome basket. A toothbrush, incase one was forgotten, fabulous towels, some nibbles, reading, and a little note to let them know they are loved all go into my welcome baskets. What goes into yours?

1. Guest toothbrushes by Izola 2. Turkish towels from Antiochia 3. Anthology Magazine 4. Note card from Rifle Paper Co. 5. Water carafe from Williams-Sonoma 6. Salt Caramels from Nunu 7. Apricot Green Tea Gummies from Bissinger’s

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fancy food

Many of us have been fans of Gilt for a while now, but have you seen Gilt Taste? Still in its beta form it is really fantastic, who doesn’t love fancy food? I love popping in a drooling over all the offerings.

From left to right, Fabrique Delices – French Charcuterie Selection, $29.95 Lady M – Mille Crepes Cake, $74.95 Murray;s Cheese – Cheese for the Connoisseurs, $83.95

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