Bold Home Pops With Color


Love the jewel tones featured in this dining room, along with the mismatched seating and bold art, it’s elegant and fun at once ~ and that equals an enjoyable dining experience

Adore that bed, the lines are so clean and it seems the perfect spot to curl up.

Pink, yellow and zebra is so bold, funky, glam and I love it!


images via Style at Home


Have You Investigated Artfire?

I stumbled across the website Artfire a little over a year ago. As a confessed Etsy addict I was happy to find another shopping pad for vintage, handmade and unique items. Artfire’s “about us” page informs the world that they are a small company “with a passion for handmade, art, and indie business.” Based out of Arizona, Tucson to be exact, I was blown away to discover that this amazing site is run by just 15 employees.

If you have an Etsy addiction (it’s okay I won’t tell anyone) and you haven’t checked it out check, click on over to  I would describe it as an online flea market/antique shop/thrift shop where you’ll surely leave with a great find. Added plus, you can do it in your pj’s.

Here’s some treasures I found in the “Vintage” and “Home Decor” this morning:

Sarah Anntiques (that’s not a typo it’s the actual shop name)

Vintage Check Printer 

$30….would looks lovely in any vintage vinette…..


Seller Luscadero has these Hobnail Milk Glass Lamps….the PAIR is $39.00 and they are absolutely lovely!

Seller Lucky Lady has these superb Shabby Chic Wall Shelves…Set of 2 is $10, with US shipping being $10.70, I think they’re a great deal for $20.70!

Trendy Bindi has these cream colored chippy vintage shelves for $20.00. If you purchase with another item from their shop shipping is just $5.00

Vintage Runway has these Amber Glass Canisters, I find the detail delightful….$35.00 for the set with free shipping if purchased with another item from their shop

Inspiring Kitchens

While I’m not keen on the mix of woods in this kitchen, I love the leaded glass doors and the molding on the black cabinets.


Love you blue island, I really just love everything about your curvy, ladylike shape…the cabinets, sigh, so beautiful, the kitchen is elegant and glamorous…so much so I bet even coffee brewed here taste’s better 😉

Subway tile in aqua ~ perfecto.

Molding on the cabinets….marvelous.

This color is one of my favorites, I had a bath done in this about ten years ago and the way the light bounced off it is something that will always warm my heart. In the kitchen I adore it and I’m really leaning towards it in our own home as we wait for warm weather to roll back in so we can get moving on it….warm weather?…hello warmer weather will you ever return?

images via BHG

Tuscan Farmhouse Love

As the snow falls, yet again, my mind wanders to thoughts of warm breezes…

This home in sunny, gorgeous Tuscany features lavender and sunflower yellow throughout, but I am taken by these two photos….

                                                                                         if I had a fairytale this would be my castle.                                                                                                     

The rustic table, the warm wood beams, everything about this is inviting, enveloping, completely and utterly Italian Rustic and my heart sings in its presence!



 Photos by Andrea Vierucci

Monogram Candles

Z Gallarie has these chic monogram candles for $9.95 and I think it’s wonderful that each has it’s own special design…they will make perfect little pick-me-gifts for those friends we have that just deserve something special.

London Graffiti Home

LOVE this flat that I came across while perusing Sisters Agency. Run by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer the ever so talented photographer that takes all these lovely images and her journalist sidekick sister Julia Mincarelli, their site is nothing less than awe-inspiring as the rooms are unique and full of life.

To quote their amazing website – “Sisters Agency produces and markets images and complete photo features focusing on lifestyle, interior design and travel.”


This home is indexed as the Artist/Rock’n Graffiti in London an I think with London Style becoming the new fabulous design fad, this home sets the plate for us (and raises the bar).

Where do I start, oh how about that settee? The black one, with the Union Jack pillow….and the way it’s placed so naturally vs the clean lines of the cream sofa.

I am taken with the silver ball (gazing?) placed near the coffee table. It’s eye-catching, light reflecting and shiny….all things on my lists of design loves.
















Here we get a better look at that black wonder….how fantastic is looks with the vintage trunk and large task light. And that cage! Look at the curves, they are incredible.

















I came close to fainting when I saw this. I find it just incredible. I have been dragging around a french dresser I painted with a Union Jack since when I was 15. I’m 35 now and I love it more than ever (even if everyone and their mother has one now) and this bed would be the perfect mate for it if I actually had it in the boudoir. SEXY. FUN. LOVE.



















Honestly I don’t know what to comment on first here….is it that LAMP. Look at the size, the choice of shade (LOVE THE COPPER COLOR) or the fact that it is PERFECT in this home. Look at the “burlesque” trunk it sits so mightly upon. Look at those chairs! They look butter soft and so foxy!

If you would like to check out the rest of this rocking home click here.

Mercury Glass Candleholders Roundup

Mercury Glass Votive, Hexagon
$5.00 – West Elm

WE has an array of these little guys for $5.00 each and they offer free shipping on them.

Gold Mercury Glass Tealight Candle Holder (chalice design)
from Luna Bazaar ~ just $4.80 each


Anthropolgie’s Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle ~ $28.99

Love the etched top – so pretty!

Touch of Europe had these adorable hanging mercury glass votives. Wouldn’t they look striking hanging at different length in a garden?
Antiqued Silver Mercury Glass Hanging Votive ~ $11.99
Elizabeths Embelishments ~ has an array of mercury glass items, including candlesticks, apothecary jars and little delightful birds..
this set of Mercury Glass Pebble Texture Votive Holders is just 11.95


Linda Dano Set of 6 Mercury Glass Tealight Holder
QVC Price: $17.34

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