Free Vintage Pyrex Watercolor Printable (and more)!

Vintage Pyrex Free Printable

It was fate. I found a set of three vintage Butterprint Pyrex mixing bowls at the thrift store for a few dollars. Alas, the fourth bowl was missing - but I took that incomplete set home with me anyway. Then, like I said, fate stepped in a few months later when I spotted a lone, small Butterprint mixing bowl at an estate sale.  There it … [Read more...]


New Open Shelving Styling

Open Shelf Display ideas

A couple of weeks ago, I hopped on a quick train ride into NYC to check out World Market's new Chelsea store pre-grand opening. I love the concept of the World Market New York store - it's like a pop up shop where you can can see, touch, smell (ok maybe not smell - that would be weird) everything before you buy and there's a location right in … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Urban Oasis

HGTV Urban Oasis tour

This year, if I don't win the 2015 HGTV Urban Oasis Home, I want one of you to win (so you can invite me to stay for an extended period of time). It's my latest Eclectic Home Tour and it's a doozy.  A cozy cottage in Asheville, NC filled with amazing details. Check it out then swing back to tour more than 100 of my favorite featured Eclectic … [Read more...]


Fall on my Mind and Embossed Metal Leaves

Festive fall centerpiece with DIY embossed metal leaves

Just a few more days until September. Which means fall! Which means fall decorating! I'm busily preparing for my third annual Eclectically Fall Home Tour (15 amazing bloggers homes decked out for fall) so I've got all things fall on my mind. Since I love bling and shiny things, I was happy when my pal Martha sent me this slew of … [Read more...]


World Market Grand Opening!

World Market finds

New York, New York, it's a hell of a town ... Broadway, the Empire State Building, Times Square and now Cost Plus World Market. That's right - World Market is coming to the Big Apple and you're invited to a grand opening of epic proportions.   See what all the buzz is about in this super cute video that takes in the sights of … [Read more...]


My Favorite Sun Loving Hydrangeas

How to Grow Limelight Hydrangeas

As you may have guessed, I have a thing for hydrangeas. If one hydrangea is good then 22 hydrangeas are better. So when I decided to take the very back of my back yard from drab to fab, I knew that hydrangeas would be in the picture. Luckily, I have a friend with an amazing green thumb and he drew me up a landscape plan that included … [Read more...]


Life’s Too Short for Bad Sheets!

Blue & White Bedding

"Life's too short for bad sheets!" As I read those words on the Perfect Linens website, shame flooded my very core. You see, I have only one old, threadbare, worn set of sheets. Every time I do the laundry, I have to wait patiently for them to dry so I can make my bed. Then I want to immediately cover up the sheets so I don't have to … [Read more...]


Out of the Drawer – Jewelry Organization

Jewelry Organization Ideas

When we renovated our house, I was horrified when I looked at the architectural drawings and discovered that my closet was the same size as my husbands. Obviously, the architect is a man who doesn’t understand my love of retail therapy so I made sure he made my closet much larger than my hubby’s (sorry dear). I’ve decided closets aren’t just … [Read more...]


Why Didn’t I Think of That? Paint Touch Ups Made Easy

My Paint Saint

Picture me smacking myself on the forehead! Why didn't I think of that?  My Paint Saint is my new BFF. This handy dandy invention makes touching up walls and trim a breeze.  No mess, no drips, no leaks, no searching for a brush, no clean up - count me in. Just pour your paint into the My Paint Saint can and write the color and room on the … [Read more...]


Master Bathroom – It’s All in the Details

Carrara Marble Bathroom

We all spend a lot of time in our bathrooms - primping, preening and prancing in front of the mirror - so while we're there, why not surround ourselves with things we love. I'd rather stare at a blank space then fill up my home with things that I only marginally like. So when I saw this handmade and perfectly distressed Lifeguard Station sign … [Read more...]