27 May 2007

We're Off!

Our friends arrive today from New Hampshire so we will be off exploring New Mexico together. See you back here next week!

Valles Caldera National Preserve

24 May 2007

Summer Sale @ Anthropologie

With many home decor items reduced by 50% or more, the Anthropologie summer sale is well worth a look. There are some amazing deals to be found right now. Here are just a few:

This lush, velvet Starling Pillow was originally $128, now only $64.95.
The soft and sturdy Mohair Bertram Chair is a steal at only $599 (originally $1,998!).Being an apron fanatic as of late, I was please to find the Padmini Apron reduced from $24.00 to only $14.95!The Inside Out Hanging Shade had me wishing I could do some additional wiring in the bedroom. How lovely a pair of these would be over the bedside tables....
The Hosta Crewel Rug (shown in multi, also available in teal) is still available in many sizes at amazing price reductions.

22 May 2007


Thanks to Holly at Decor8 for turning me on to DaWanda! It's like Euro Etsy with some pretty amazing artists already setting up shop. Tonight I'm just browsing Porcelain, Glass and Pottery to see if there is anything I must have.

I simply adore this Moongazing Hare. This is definitely going on my Anniversary Wish List.

Made from fused glass, these Flower Coasters (set of 4) feature rich brown and cream tones.

For something more exotic, check out the intricate, hand-painted Thai Benjarong Jar.

Visit DaWanda when you get a chance. As more artists are added each day, you will simply not be able to leave the site empty handed!

21 May 2007


I recently received a gift box with the Waterford label and had a brief panic attack. Picturing some cut-crystal, ornate candlesticks inside the box, but not wanting to offend the family members who purchased it, I put on my best face of excitement and opened the box. You can imagine my surprise to find a piece of Waterford's Evolution line, and I was more than pleased. Each piece is mouth blown and hand finished. The line is represented by free-form shapes and bold colors. Here are some pieces I find worthy of collecting:

Evolution Platter & Vase

19 May 2007

Outdoor FLOR

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, expand your living space into the great outdoors with these new products from FLOR. I've got my eye on these new tiles for our screen house.

16 May 2007

New @ 2Modern

Jefdesigns Lightboxes
The next step in the evolution of jefdesigns: limited edition lightbox paintings. Illuminated, digitally created paintings that echo and unify the diverse objects of the jefdesigns collection. Evocative and sensual while still adhering to clean, modern design principles.

15 May 2007

West Elm Sale

Shop West Elm's Summer Sale now and save up to 50% off of new sale items.

I love the soft pastels of their T Chair:
The Waves Duvet Cover & Shams would look smashing in our turquoise bedroom:
Our tile bathroom floor can be a bit chilly, and these Overlapping Squares Bath Mats are just the thing to keep feet happy and warm when stepping out of the shower:
The Narrow Leg Dresser reminds me of my favorite aunt's bedroom furniture from childhood:


Lot's to celebrate today: raise/promotion for me at work, my sister got engaged, and the doors at home are done! My husband and I will be toasting tonight with Gruet's Brut Rose.

Tick Tock

Just counting the days (15 to go) until our new Alba Alarm Clock arrives. It took awhile to find a clock we both agreed on: my husband wanted big, old-school red numbers, I wanted a more sleek design. Finally, this limited edition clock by Furni fit the bill. We were even able to sample the alarm sound online, a great idea considering that is the first sound we will hear each and every morning.

14 May 2007

CB2 Go Contest

Sign up to receive CB2 news on your cell phone and be automatically entered into their monthly prize drawings.

13 May 2007

RV Memories

Fortunately it's all just a memory now. The RV trip was just an experiment, and one we won't be repeating. Our fine feathered friends, however, just might like the RV life. I just found these darling 5th Wheel Birdhouses at Uncommon Goods. Maybe I can park one down at the screen house for any migrating visitors coming our way!

11 May 2007

Wrapables Summer Preview

It's in the 80's all week in Albuquerque and we're enjoying dining al fresco every night. Wrapables now features our must-haves for outdoor entertaining.

New at Inhabit

Just back from a breathtakingly beautiful week in Colorado, I opened an email from Inhabit featuring their new botanical prints. I am a big fan of Foliage and Bamboo.Keep in mind the free shipping on any order over $200. That should make adding a few new pieces much easier.

02 May 2007


While browsing Etsy this morning I discovered the Absoluut shoppe. Amazing vintage pillow covers, accessories and children's items are available from her shoppe in Amsterdam.

A grey and dreary morning...

It's raining this morning in New Mexico, so I'm sipping my coffee and heading over to Etsy to find a little sunshine!

Sunflower Cards

Vintage Print Magnets

Thank Ewe Cards

Stained Glass Mobile

Letterpress Card

Vintage Fabric Pillow

01 May 2007

Studio Fe

Designer Craig Howard at Studio Fe in Seattle creates unique custom house numbers and signs. They are available in four finishes.

For our house number we chose the rusted medium finish

In addition to the signs, he also creates custom furniture, and the MemShot, a 50 caliber anti-aircraft shell, pulled from the landfill and re-loaded with flash memory. This is sure to keep everyone at the office talking.