Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Restoration Hardware...............

Ok.  So Judy, my very good friend from Denver, asks me if I'd gotten the new Restoration Hardware catalog.  (Obviously, Judy is in a different tax bracket than I am....)  Whenever she tells me something has made her hyper-ventilate, I just have to check it out. 

 So check this out:
(click on any picture to enlarge it)

Lord have mercy.  I must have stared at this image for a full hour, devouring every detail.  And asking questions like...can I really put four identical lamps in a room?  Who came up with that chandy?  What is this?? Glamour?  Dreary-ness?  Is this appropriate for my house or do I have to move to some old castle to possess this room?

Calm it down a few notches.  This could be in a real home.  Like someone I'm friends  with.  Alright, maybe someone I passed in my car that time.  Not quite so mind blowing.  (unless you stood up too fast and drove the point of that chandelier into the top of your head...)  This I could live in more easily.  (I mean, if I had to..)  Again, symmetrical all over the place.  Loving all the framed "whatever they are".

"Caged" chandeliers. And my beloved neutrals.  Again, that wall crammed full of framed
sepia toned art.

Yes, yes, yes!!  MY lamp.  Give me industrial and I promise to behave.

Look at what happens when you put one on each side of your chesterfield.  Dang, friends!!  We've got this British gentleman thing going on here.

This bed.  Yipes.  This is the first time a bed has brought tears to my eyes.  Trunk inspired everything...

Would you take a close look at this desk/ shelving unit.  It's a huge steamer trunk.  Ok, there has got to be some way I can convince the DuPonts or Rockefellers that I am somehow related... it's only $4500...

...and when you've made a mess paying fold it up and hide everything.  Or attach a rope to the handle so you can pull your office around with you.  Genius!  Worth every penny.

This sideboard...oh my.  It's metal.  This industrial revolution we're seeing all over the place has just reached another level. I. Love. This.

Notice the huge canvas map hanging on the back wall?  Gaaaa!  I am biting my knuckle right now.  It's over 100" wide.  I have a big wall that has needed this so badly for years.

Will this never stop???  This is in the "Garden" section in case you needed to order a couple.  It's the smaller model priced at $1500.  sigh

So what did I get??  A pillow.....the St. Honore.
It was on sale....!
Rant over.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Moms & Mimosas

Moms & Mimosas
Wednesday, August 24
All Day

Drop the kids at school and come by for a sale and mimosa.
Too fun!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Just around the corner.............

It's doesn't seem right talking about Autumn when we are in the high 90's but I spied my pitiful little patch of mums already starting to bloom and realized ..... it will soon be upon us!

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn".
                         -E. Lawrence

  I so hope it will be a long, long, mild Indian summer kind of fall that allows us to be outside to soak up the kaleidoscope of colors nature shows us. 

This isn't the greenbelt, sure looks like it!

There are so many wonderful things about the upcoming season...

Scarves!  and an orange one at that!

Ah, if I was a few years younger...such great clothes!

Now, these are me!

Let's get down to decorating.  Fall decorating is the easiest.  It's all about nature.

Just about everything you need is in your yard.

Touches everywhere...even the window boxes.

Mantles are a "must do something with".  Gourds, straw, a little color...

It doesn't take much to make a great statement.

Love this pennant. (Hmmm, I better whip some of these up to sell!)

We'll be stocking botanicals and gourds at good goods.

Fall wreaths...

..and luscious velvet pumpkins with real stems!

This is classic.

Bittersweet-always perfect.

How darling is this?

It's all in the details!

If at all possible..avoid these guys.  They kind of give me the willies.....

That's it for now-enjoy the summer we have left!

PS---Voting for Best of Boise ends August 28!!!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Happenings here!

First off the good news  You still have time to vote in the annual survey the Boise Weekly sponsors.

Just click here to go directly to the survey, register (Easy peasy. Just your email and a username is all that is required. And no. They do not use your info to bombard you with offers...)  You'd vote for good goods in the gift shop category...ah, just in case you were wondering.....we'd erect some sort of shrine to you should choose to vote for us, however.....

And now for something completely different:

 A new (60 year old!) roll top in excellent shape.  Has wonderful cubbies, file drawers and the perfect solution to hiding a mess!

Brought this girl in, finally!

Signs from our Washington source..

Birds on canvas

New secretary and ferris wheel...

Every home needs a ferris wheel!

Turn of the century dough table w/ it's original hutch.  Darling "make do" reinforcement of the drawer interiors--old red tin cans!!

The only brown (embossed?) leather camera I've had

Have the sweetest day!