Monday, January 30, 2012

Unique Closet Hardware

A few years ago, we upgraded our master bathroom which included replacing the bi-fold closet doors with curtain panels.

I finally got around to sewing on these Chinese frogs the other day. A Chinese frog is an ornamental braiding for fastening the front of a garment that consists of a button and a loop through which it passes.

The usual purpose of frogs is to provide a closure for a garment while decorating it at the same time.

I've actually had them safety pinned on for the longest time and finally got around to properly attaching them!

 It really makes such a difference.

We used to leave the curtains open all the time but now it feels so good to "button them up"!

Have any of you replaced your closet doors with curtain panels?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Special Delivery!

 Congratulations to  Kate on winning the 
Ikat Pillow Giveaway!

And a great big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to enter and visit LAURA & KIRAN'S website. 

 Wishing you all a great weekend ahead!

Have you seen this house?

I just came across it and am in love!

It's all of 1700 sq. ft.

I love the size, scale, and floor plan so much!

And of course all the wonderfully charming features and attention to detail through-out!

This little gem really makes the most of what it's got!

The kitchen laid out in this way feels so expansive.

The guest room is the epitome of cozy,

along with it's charming bath.

The master bedroom feels so gracious especially with that fabulous ceiling and french doors leading outside.

I love the classic, elegant master bath.

 Simple yet so tasteful.

The floor adds just the right punch to this elegantly understated bath.

This was formerly the garage that has been converted to additional living space.

The cozy back yard,

complete with a classic pool,


incredible views!

So here's the skinny...

It's located in the Hollywood Hills and is owned by a film location scout who is renting it fully furnished to Jennifer Aniston  & Justin Theroux for $17, 500 a month!

It looks to be available again soon as Jennifer recently purchased this home in Bel Air for a cool 21 Million!

I don't get it?!


*Images from Hooked on Houses

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nautical Inspired

Those who have followed my blog for a while know about my obsession with the sea and all it's wondrous treasures...

Today I thought I'd share several cherished pieces of Limoges I've found over the years with a nautical inspired design.

I'm curious, have any of you ever come across these nautical inspired pieces?

I'm absolutely smitten with them and find them incredibly intriguing.

Do you think they were used aboard a yacht or shipping vessel?

We are fast approaching the end of the IKAT GIVEAWAY.  You can still enter here if you haven't yet. The winner will be announced at the end of day tomorrow!

I'm linking up to Thrift'n On A Thursday over at Savvy City Farmer.




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scarf Love

I just ordered this scarf by John Robshaw from One Kings Lane today and can't wait for it to arrive so I can try out these amazing looks I saw recently on You Tube via the blog Delight.

Do you have a favorite?

There is still time to enter The Giveaway for a pair of Laura & Kiran Ikat Throw Pillows!


Monday, January 23, 2012

$1 Treasures

 Hanging 2-tier basket

I love a good challenge, so with a tighter budget in the new year but still loving to treasure hunt, I'm trying to only buy treasures that fit into my adjusted budget and fall between $1 and $5.

Don't tell my husband but sometimes I push it to $10!

Old Chinese Rice Bowl

My goal in 2012 is to SELL my treasures and use that money to fuel my dream which I've been doing too much thinking about and not enough executing!

 This turned out to be a $10 treasure as I bought a stack of them for $1 a piece.

So, in the spirit of spending less time and money on treasure hunting I thought I'd show you what you can find out in the trenches for $1.

I've sold most of them

Don't get me wrong, I'm not totally giving up on treasure hunting, it gives me too much joy and there still is a lot to gain from the hunt.

I'm practicing self discipline for one.

A great basket
I also get my creative juices working by seeing interesting things and thinking about how they can be repurposed or used in a fun and unique way.

Perfect for laundry

I'm also much more interested in doing some DIY's using the wonderful things I've collected over the years.

and sundry items
That is a good thing for a perfectionist Virgo who tends to shy away from hands on projects thinking they will never be good enough.

I am going to turn a challenge into opportunity and when the time is right, I look forward to sharing my journey to making my DREAM a reality!

I think you'll be very surprised.

Please don't forget to enter the IKAT GIVEAWAY here or at the top of my sidebar for a chance to win a pair of beautiful ikat throw pillows!

*All photos La Dolfina