Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Happy weekend, my friends!  Do you have any nice plans for the weekend?  Tomorrow, I will be flea market shopping, and then it's all about the house (ripping out even more plaster on the 2nd floor...  it really never ends.  You think it's done, but then there's more). 

You know, this week we found an old issue of National Geographic in the walls that had once served as a nest for some little animal.  Isn't that nice?  I wonder what other treasures we might find up there.

We have so much to look forward to!

So, that's what I will be doing.

Happy Weekend, dudes.  :)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Golden Bell Flower Earrings

How sweet are these earrings?  They are definitely going on my wishlist. 

Handmade of sterling silver with a fused gold finish, you can find them (and many other fabulous items) at Kathi Roussel's jewelry shop HERE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dream Kitchen

This is basically my dream kitchen.  The marble counters and backsplash are so absolutely stunning, I can't get over it.  Then, pair that with fabulous gray cabinetry, large windows, and dark wood floors.  It's perfect.

(my kitchen may or may not have a milk glass ceiling fixture instead of the oil-rubbed bronze one in the image. but other than that, it's pretty much perfect)

Does anyone know where this image is from? I grabbed it from somewhere, didn't tag it, and now I can't remember!


UPDATE:  Thanks for the comments and emails, guys!  The fabulous team at Rethink Design Studio  designed this stunner of a kitchen.  And, here's one more amazing shot...

If you're interested in seeing more, visit the Rethink Design Studio blog HERE.  It's great.  I decided to bookmark their blog after about 5 seconds of reading.  :) 


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chalkboard Decals

So, there's one more thing I have to mention in favor of chalkboards (in or out of the kitchen): Shanna Murray decals.  How fabulous are these?  I think they inspire creativity.

By the way, these decals are not limited to chalkboards.  Shanna also makes them in charcoal, black, metallic silver and metallic gold!  How great would these look on a kids' room wall (above a bed!)?  They also seem perfect for a temporary space, like a dorm room or rental apartment?  Big impact for a small price.

For even more lovely decals, shop the Shanna Murray site HERE.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Chalkboards In The Kitchen

I love the idea of a GIANT chalkboard in the kitchen.  Hang it in a classically simple frame, or go for something more modern (and dramatic!) by painting the entire wall with chalkboard paint!  Either way, they serve a functional purpose while looking oh-so-chic.  Kitchen chalkboards are the perfect place to jot down grandmas's favorite recipe, the menu for your next dinner party, or today's grocery list...  and if you have kids running around, the creative possibilites are endless.

Here are some of my favorite examples...

If you want to add a chalkboard wall to your kitchen, then try this fabulous product from Benjamin Moore.  It's less than $13.00 and it can change the look of the entire space. 

And, if you want a MAGNETIC chalkboard wall (yes!), try priming the space with this magnetic primer first, and then covering with the Benjamin Moore chalkboard paint!  Brilliant!

Happy Monday!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend, everyone!  I am sorry for the radio silence this week-- it's been unexpectedly busy for me.  And with all of this work, I am definitely looking forward to this weekend.  Do you have any exciting plans?  I hope to take my husband out for dinner tonight and then maybe we will catch Leo's new movie Inception.    We are big Leonardo DiCaprio fans, and I've heard it's pretty good flick.

See you Monday!  I hope you have a lovely summer weekend!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Current Inspiration

Right now, I am so inspired by bright whites with contrasting dark woods, manicured modern gardens, and lots of healthy sunshine...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pool.  Maybe someday we can have a pool like this.

Happy Tuesday!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bake Sale!

I baked a bunch of goodies for the church bake sale this weekend, and I have to say that this mix from Trader Joe's is awesome!  Plus, I love the packaging...  yes, I tend to judge a book by it's cover.  Can you blame me? 

I added walnuts and made a cream cheese glaze (to sweeten them up a bit).  Try it, I bet you'll like it.


Friday, July 16, 2010

New Vintage!

I've just added over 50 new vintage items to the shop!  To shop the entire collection, click HERE!

If you would like to be notified of new vintage items as they are being added to the shop, please sign up for the High Street Market newsletter!  You can do so at the upper right hand corner of this blog-- right where it says, "join the mailing list".  You will receive about two newsletters a month with new vintage items, High Street Market news, and SALE announcements!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Flowers

Happy Hump Day, darlings!

Trader Joe's has peonies on sale for $6.99 a bunch!  I bought some yesterday and put them in my favorite Fenton hobnail vase.  They smell divine.

I have an identical Fenton hobnail vintage vase in my shop HERE, if you're interested.  It's a favorite of mine, and whenever I find another one, I snap it up and sell it in the shop!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Prayers for Marija's Family

I was devasted to read the news that Marija Stephens, a fellow blogger at Holding Court, passed away on July 10th.  She was a beloved wife, and mother of two beautiful children.  Marija was heading home from an antiquing trip in Atlanta when she was involved in a fatal car accident.  Her husband of fourteen years has written a very moving post on Marija's blog.  I encourage you to read it HERE.

Crystal mentioned that she had met Marija at a recent design event in Chicago, and referred to her as an "insta-friend."  I know that she will be missed by many many people.  If you have a moment, please pray for Marija and her beautiful family as they go through this difficult time.

And, go hug/call/email your loved ones, as everyday with them is such a gift.

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