Thursday, March 25, 2010

pretty planters

Spring is slowly sneaking up on Chicago. We had a gorgeous week last week- HELLO 60's! I missed you- and although this week isn't quite as lovely, its not snowing. My very first reaction to Spring is to buy flowers. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, ranunculus. I even bought a clover plant last year, which is still alive and well on my kitchen windowsill. I usually deal with cut stems as I have a tendency to drown my houseplants. That clover makes me proud!

I want to re-pot some of the succulents from our wedding, so I have been looking around for pretty pots. Anthro has their garden stuff back up on their site (what ever happened to them buying that garden shop in Philly? I thought that was going to be huge) and there are some pretty ones. Fruitfly Pie's Etsy shop was a pretty big score, too.

Monday, March 22, 2010

mmm... mustard!

Once upon a time, I dreamed about a chair. I drooled, I lusted, but my budget could just not make it work. Then I walked into Anthropologie and found it as a sample at 50% off. And it was mine. I use it to pose my baby.

That chair actually lives in my living room, with some lovely drapes. The fabric from these drapes was also out of my price range, but then I found a 20% off coupon AND my mother-in-law offered to make them for me as a house warming gift. Isn't she awesome? They mirror the chair perfectly. I use them to pose my baby, too.

Now I find this wallpaper. It is called paeonia... PEONIES! A perfect wallpaper to tie my living and dining rooms together, to match the chocolate drapes that I already have hanging, with a nice bold pattern to flatter all my white trim and cherry stain.

I have been wanting to wallpaper my dining room since we bought the place, but I keep falling in love with these pricey rolls. This is no exception at $148 a roll. With the repeat and everything, I would need about 20 rolls to cover my tiny dining room. Now I wait, impatiently, for it to go on rock bottom sale. Tick, tock.

Monday, March 15, 2010

fun, vintage, blumchen

Blumchen is fun to say. Try it.

Jake (aka Mr. Martha) ordered a few kraft paper eggs from this craft and decor supply shop last November. The eggs arrived in high quality with a gorgeous toile paper interior, so I spent some time on their site. I found some sweet little goodies to vintage up your wedding.

I love these little ladybugs. A little good luck for your invitations, placecards, favors and tablesettings. They also sell that gold tussie mussie (I DON'T like saying that one).

I thought these little raspberries would be sweet in a bouttoniere.

And these vintage paper florals and characters could make each of your invitations unique. I would love to recieve an invite with one of those paper wreaths on the envelope.

There is a little something for every holiday on their site, so head over there to check it out even if you are not planning a wedding.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

gilt groupe + martha stewart weddings

Gilt Groupe- an addictive sample sale site- has teamed up with Martha Stewart Weddings for a wedding sample extravaganza. Darcy Miller made a few picks, which gives you a sneak peek at what's in store for the sale. Gowns, bridesmaid dresses, gifts for the groom, flower girl accessories... the goods. Here is the schedule:

Bridal Jewelry, Shoes, Bags and Intimates
Bridal Beauty Products
Prive Salons: New York and Los Angeles
Westin Bedding
Presents for the Bride and Groom
Wedding Invitations, Stationary and Books
Angel Sanchez and Morgane Le Fay Bridal
For the Groom

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
Gilt Wedding: Tutu Couture
Bridal Party Favors

It is definitely worth signing up for Gilt Groupe, even if you only do so for this sale. I have limited myself to a few purchases for little E (I heart Blabla dolls), but it has been difficult. Their Jetsetter deals are the WORST! There are pretty little photos of gorgeous far away places in my inbox everyday... and they are on sale! Anyway, go check it out and let me know what you think.
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