Friday, December 31

It's a Wrap!

I cannot believe that this year is coming to an end. 2010 has been quite the roller coaster ride. Wishing everyone a blessed New Year, I cannot wait to see what 2011 brings! Here are some images from Homelife to "wrap" up the year! Many Blessings xo

Tuesday, December 21

O Christmas Tree

Really are these not the cutest? My crafty friend, Bridget, sent me this link and I just had to share it...You can download all the instructions to make your own felted tree right here at Purl.

Thursday, December 16

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I have been trimming the tree, decorating the house and feeling like a little elf. I love this time of the year, it truly is magical. Thought I would share a few "vintage" inspired photos of my home. Merry Everything! 

Monday, December 13

A sneak peak- Wisma!

Wanted to give you a sneak peak of Wisma, a new gourmet grocery store. It opens on December 13th! Located in Lake Bluff this market promises to "change the way you eat at home," with all home-made, seasonal items, including rustic soups and salads, sandwiches, pasta, main courses and fresh local breads. The store was built using 100% reclaimed and recycled materials, from the seating areas to the fridges that house our amazing cuisine, all is re-used.  The utensils and bags are made from renewable or recycled contents. A cozy home setting makes this space fabulous! Kuddos to Bob an Jenny who worked on the design concept.

Sunday, December 12

A classic twist

There is nothing like a warm cup of tea, a cozy spot and a Jane Austen book. I love that Mr. Darcy! I was so excited when I saw these classics with the beautiful updated covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Wouldn't they make such a lovely Christmas gift? hint hint! available here

Saturday, December 11

The Dolphin Studio

 The Dolphin Studio is a family run business in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The make the most amazing silkscreened calendars. Creating a limited supply every year they truly are a treasured gift.  Cannot wait to get my 2011 Calendar!

Thursday, December 9

Gift toppers

So cute! Found these little acorn toppers and the DIY instructions on the Free People blog. Love the idea of using them on gifts this holiday season. So excited to wrap my gifts this year and have some handmade treasures to add. 
Here are there simple instructions for making these:
  1. collect a bunch of acorns and remove the caps.
  2. get wool for felting in various colors at your local craft store
  3. roll the wool into small balls, wet with hot water and add a little bit of soap. continue rolling the ball in your hands for about ten minutes, occasionally adding soap, until it is firm. mold into the shape of an acorn and glue into the cap using fabric glue or even krazy glue or guerilla glue.

Aqua Pop

I love this kitchen with the pops of aqua blue...Such a happy space!

Tuesday, December 7

These are few of my favorite things!

Such happy little treasures! I snapped a few pictures of these little things at a local Holiday Bazaar. They were all created by local artist, Jenny Sweeney. Don't you just want to put one of those picks on top of a cupcake? Speaking of favorite things and cupcakes, today is my dear friend Susie's birthday (a BIG birthday) so it seems appropriate that today's post should be about favorite things and people! Thank you for your love and friendship...Mw-ah!

Monday, December 6

It's being to look a lot like Christmas!

So happy to be decorating the house for Christmas. I love this time of year it really is the most wonderful. Found some fabulous inspirational photos from dottie angel and bugs and fishes. I really love the whole Swedish style Christmas decorations. Happy Decorating!