Chair Love

February 5, 2010 at 11:25 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

No, I did not disappear again!  Just so many changes are in the works, and I have been BUSY!  I will have many many updates soon! 

For now, here is the weekly chair love:

"Funky Phonica Chair," by jonnybaker on Flickr.

I’m a sucker for acrylic chairs.  And vintage leather cushion.  Love.

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Christmas Decor For 2009

December 17, 2009 at 11:59 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This year’s Christmas decor at our house is looking pretty similar to last year.  But, I did add one project, which didn’t turn out quite as planned, so I need all of your help!

Here is our tree, similar to last year, but always fun!

Here is the feather boa wreath- also always fun!

And the new project for the year was clear ornaments with the blue and peacock feathers in them for the table.  (Very cute when Rachel Ray did it!) My problem is that the ornaments were too large to fit more than a few in the cake stand.  Also, the feather look a bit blah to me.  What do you all think?  Hunt down smaller ornaments?  Different feathers?  New vase/plate?  Hmm…

Let me know what you think!

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Today’s Chair Love

November 19, 2009 at 10:40 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Shiro Kuramata Miss Blanche Chair.  I love clear acrylic chairs.  The flowers add a little something to this chair.  Lovely.


P.S.  Yes, I know I have been gone, yet again, and for a long time!  We are taking on many new projects at home, and in life in general.  I just started a new job.  And, we are house hunting.  Yup, house hunting.  But, I am going to try to post more often again and will keep you all updated on the house search…

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A Sad Day and Some Things I Love

June 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What a sad day today is.  Words cannot describe how much Michael Jackson will be missed.  He is such a huge talent and has always been a big part of my life. 


I really didn’t think anything was fitting to post about on such a sad day, but then decided to pay a tribute and then cheer up with some things that I am loving. 


I love clear furniture, I love lucite.  Need I say more?

downersI know these are tiny pictures, but I am totally wanting these cookie jars!  Hilariously funny.

I also know that this bowl is a bit sick, but also freakishly adorable.  Tony loves zombies, so I thought he’d like this!

This red retro lamp would look perfect in my kitchen!  via: More Ways To Waste Time via: More Ways To Waste Time

I love this poster!  I would like to hang it in the office.  Check out More Ways to Waste Time to see the deal they have going on!

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Mini Chair Love

May 12, 2009 at 9:42 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I came across this little lucite chair and table on Ebay (thinking it was life-sized).  Did your Barbies have neat furniture like this?  I think mine are jealous!


Way cool vintage chair, even in a mini size, but I’d take the life-size set! 🙂

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Trends? Psh.

December 22, 2008 at 9:42 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It is the end of the year and every one starts rounding up the “best ofs”  lists.  I have been seeing a lot of lists of trend that people would either like to see more of or never see again.  The lists made me ponder.  I came to the conclusion that I do not care what is considered “trendy” or “in style”.  I like what I like and could care less what others think.  Actually, I think that I prefer things that were never in style (both clothing and home decor), because then it can never be considered out of style.  Also, if I like something, it is because it speaks to me.  It shouldn’t matter what list it is on.  I change my mind all the time, but not based upon what other people believe is “cool”.  I, personally, never fit into one category anyways, because I mix pieces from all different styles.  There should be no rules when it comes to your own tastes and your own home.  If you truly love it, go for it.

Whew.  With that said, I will step off of my soap box and show you all a visual list of the things that I have loved this year.  Not because they are trends or not, but because that was what was speaking to me this year.  I hope some one can find this inspirational, but in no way am I saying go out there and copy every picture.  (Would that make it a “trend”?)  Here goes:

1. The first thing that I have loved this year is collections.  They can be utilitarian or completely useless. To me, collections can be like art.  Some people think that if objects don’t function, they just sit there taking up space, but I think they can be beautiful.  Here is a group of cameras and a small group of stereos. 


2.  This brings me to my number two- bright colored walls.  I love this blue and I also love a great red accent wall. Some of my fav online finds:

3.  This is a little strange for me, but this year I have love all clear, or acrylic, furniture.  There are so many great pictures, but here is a gllimpse of one that I am wanting:


This one even contrasts well with the cabin decor.


4.  No matter what anyone says, I love love love both empty frames and leaning frames.  I lean frames as opposed to hanging them all the time.  Against a wall, on a desk, on the floor…  Just a couple examples:


5.  I love alll things industrial in the home.  There have been some very good examples recently.  I wish I could do a little bit more of this style in my home.  Some cool pieces:



6.  I am loving repurposed decor and furniture.  I have always been a fan of old, vintage, or antique items, but it more recently has occured to me how great it can be to repurpose some items into new things in the home.  Some of my favrite ideas below:


Mail box used for laundry. Patrick's World of Wonder.


This is a vintage sign remade into a sliding door.  I'm sorry, but I do not find where the image came from!

This is a vintage sign remade into a sliding door. I'm sorry, but I do not find where the image came from!

 7.  I am also a fan of decorating in black and white.  Don’t get me wrong, I love punches of color, but black and white can make a huge statment and go with so many additional colors.  Some great black and white pictures:

I'm not sure where this picture came from, but it is gorgeous!

I'm not sure where this picture came from, but it is gorgeous!



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