Well, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving full of togetherness, great food & good times... and when it was all over I went to put a load of laundry on and accidentally ran my new iphone 4 through the wash!
In the meantime, while I wait for it to completely dry out, I thought I'd post some Christmas decorating ideas that I've saved over the years which have inspired me in decorating our home which I've been doing since Black Friday... and oh my, what a mess I'm in at the moment!!
These images are from Christmas Ideas 2003.
This gorgeous spread has provided me with the main design theme in my Christmas decor.
Hopefully I'll be back in business with my iphone/camera in a few days and will be able to show you how I've translated it into our Holiday Home!
Allow me to introduce you to the new kid in town...
What's great about THE FIND is that like it's neighbor, The Alameda Point Antiques Faire, it also takes place the 1st weekend of the month but on Saturday, so now all you treasure hunters out there can shop till you drop all weekend long!
The first sale is next weekend, Dec. 4th at
The Pavilion at Jack London Square.
After you score your "Black Friday" specials this weekend, don't forget to check out THE FIND next Saturday where you can shop for those one of a kind treasures INDOORS at the newest antiques & collectibles venue in town!
See you there!!
(I'm going to be selling some of my treasures from the Prop Shop!)
Taking photos of my Dining Room and Thanksgiving Table was more challenging than I thought. I had to really edit things in order to show off everything to it's best advantage.
I fully appreciate what stylists and photographers go through to get one great shot! It's not easy... and speaking of photo shoots you can imagine my surprise when I came to the Home & Garden section of The San Francisco Chronicle this weekend and saw my ikat napkins featured on their holiday table!!
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah