I love how the Internet makes it easy to discover new things constantly with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. When you have the time it's fun exploring where the rabbit hole might take you and last night it took me to artist Katie Craig's website. She lives here in Dallas and has some beautiful original pieces at attractive prices so I thought you all needed to know about her. I know my friends and I love original works. Katie's use of color is fascinating. I'm just in love with this painting pictured above. Here are a few more-
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I wasn't sure I was going to make 'till Friday....phew! I'm sure glad it's here. I wanted to share with you The Vault Files' home features on SMP Living- here is her home tour and her 'behing the blog' interview. Gaby is just an extraordinary friend and blogger. She always has the best fashion finds and delicious and healthy recipes. And guess what?! My rain pillow is on her sofa!! See it above? Yeay! See if you can spot it here too.
[ Foo Dog lamps | x benches | cape (swoon!) | earrings | where chef's eat book | peplum top | handbag ]
Blue is such a neutral. It is perfect for everyday and any home looks ideal with blue hues. I painted my living room a dark blue and I want to be there all day. It's so soothing. Ok, that cape is just ideal isn't it? I feel like a cape can elevate your regular jeans and white shirt to chic and sophisticated levels. And it's such a classic.
Where Chef's Eat book seems to me to be a perfect present
for myself!. Wouldn't you love to know their favorites? yes, please! The Foo Dog lamps are such a pretty blue. And the ikat x benches are so fun. I think this Alexander Wang bag confidently goes with anything and everything. Ayayay....I can tell practicing shopping moderation will be hard this fall.
What are you currently coveting? Any blue fabulousness I should know about?
Do you love trays as much as I do? Trays are one of my favorite home decor accessories because they are multifunctional- they are perfect for a grand breakfast in bed, or for table styling or even for creating a makeshift bar. I'm in love with this malachite fabric tray by Decorum. It's light, chic and really upgrades its surroundings no matter where you use it or what you use it for. Here, I'm presenting this one tray in three ways- for breakfast in bed, styled on a table and as a bar helper. I like my accessories to work double-time.
[ 1. Garden Glory hose | 2. personalized foil paper cocktail napkins | 3. Iomoi address labels | 4. bird feeder | 5. Pretty Smitten personalized stationery | 6. magnolia plant | 7. soaps, salts and candle | 8. personalized acrylic tray | 9. key ring | 10. champagne ]
I love house warming gifts! I have been in the receiving end recently and cannot lie-they are fun to get. Even though I have not had a house warming party yet my sweet friends and family have been so generous with their gifts. Some of these gifts made the list above and others were so unique to us that they would not make sense to add them here.
Happy Monday sweet friends! I was tagged by the lovely Elizabeth from The Little Black Door for the Blog Hop to answer some questions about my writing process. Ever since I discovered Elizabeth's blog I have admired her style, her bold use of color and her pattern mixing (plus her writing is very entertaining). I would say her style is traditional but with a touch of whimsy and she always, always creates a unique look. Here are a few more shots of her beautiful home.