November will be a time we will gather with my children and their families, my sister and her children and granddaughter, will be joning us this year.
November...it's really here, and so much preparations for the Holiday meal. A wonderful dinner is in the plans, all our favorite recipes are pulled out, and lists have been made for the last grocery shopping.
We hope you enjoy the first snow and enjoy November as much as we do!!
We are sooooooooo excited to be joining the whole JUNK TRIBE this coming Saturday!!!Come join us and start your holiday shopping!! You will meet some of the most TALENTED vendors, with FABULOUS Merchandise....truck loads of GOODIES, just for this show!!!
We are looking forward to meeting you!! See you soon.
The Blessings of friends ~A new friend was born today, Celeste & Oliver... so cute, and he is soooo in love with her!!! "More pictures please", says Oliver.
This story begins with two little people, that are so precious to me, and I'am so in love with...hope you will be too.
But, Ava these almond croissants are soooo yummmy good!
OK, Oliver I totally agree...but we are here for Serena's Christmas Book Signing!!! There are so many yummmy treats in her book,and we can make them at home!! Can't wait to try the Chocolate Mint Cookies!!!!
Ava, I'm listening, please tell me more about Serena's Christmas Book!!!
Well, Oliver, I do have to say, these are the best croissants I've ever eaten too, but, I'm thinking about getting a few Christmas Books for gifts for friends and my family, they would make fabulous gifts, don't you think???!!!!
Ava, did you taste the jam, it's good too! Oh! Yes!!! I do think the books would be great for gifts! Now, lets go take a look at the book signing party.
The Book Signing Party....so many friends!! There's always laughter with these ladies....Serena, Sally and Nancy
What a fun group of friends...Celeste, Sal, Nancy holding our new friend Glenn, his mom Jennifer, Serena & Kris!!!
What a fun time we had at Chaps today, we hope you start this magical holiday season with friends, they are the threads that help hold our lives together.Take a friend to tea or coffee, laugh and enjoy each others company. But, most of all, let them know how much you love them.
In August we were asked to style a set for E! Entertainment, for this Lovely Lady ~ Melissa Moore, she is the bestselling author of Shattered Silence and has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, People Magazine and Discover.
Our first consultation we discussed her style, budget, selected paint colors, and then the shopping began...
Melissa loves the beach, ocean, and cottage look, which we felt was a perfect fit, for her and the style of her home. She already had several wonderful furniture pieces to work with, so we just filled in and layer her home with creamy off white cable knit throws, lots of soft pillows, candles, shells, a natural braided chenille jute rug, a very large original oil painting which was purchased from an artist at 'The Art on The Green', in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A large rectangle ottoman was purchased and slipcover in white canvas and is used for a coffee table in front of the leather sofa. We hung a natural woven tote with leather handles, filled with flowers she loves, on her hall tree, and an over sized basket with driftwood of all sizes and shapes was placed in the corner of the living room.
When the camera crews arrived, Melissa told us she didn't have to scramble to find pieces that would give the room a polished look, she felt content and was able to focus on the details of her interview.
We feel her home know reflects her personality, it is warm, charming, cozy, interesting and inviting.
We are continuing to add pieces to her lovely cottage home, most recently we added a coral lamp and a very sweet chair, to her office. Hopefully we have given her a beautiful and serene space to live, she so desires to have a peaceful refuge.
If you haven't read her book, please do! She has chosen to be a bright light, and gives to others so graciously. She is truly one of the most courageous women we have ever met.
Thank you Melissa, we have enjoyed working and getting to know you.
Dreaming about fantasy ~ a place where you can escape and everything would be magical ~ vintage tea sets, cakes, scones, teas, gorgeous fabrics and furniture, but most of all sunny and warm. Just Dreaming!!! Have a fabulous week.
I love the little overstuffed chair, footstool, pillows and Oh! look at the draperies, area rug, wallpaper, and fabrics...isn't it perfectly dreamy???
Look at the two little heart~back chairs, so sweet! And the black & white flooring!