29 December 2007

Celebrate in Style

Have a happy, healthy, safe and fabulous New Year's Eve and restful New Year's Day. We'll be toasting the New Year with New Mexico's own Gruet Brut and an old movie.

25 December 2007

The Clock is Ticking

Count down to 2008 with one of these cool clocks from Umbra:


22 December 2007

New Year, New Room

Wouldn't it be great to start 2008 with a fabulous room makeover, or $25,000 cash? Visit Metropolitan Home now and enter their Dream Come True Sweepstakes for your chance to win the grand prize, or one of several great runner-up prizes.

21 December 2007

Get Cozy

More snow is on the way today, which means cozying up by a crackling fire tonight, egg nog in hand. Wouldn't it be nice to be bundled up in one of these amazing wool blankets by Klippan? Lightweight and chic, these traditional Scandinavian blankets will help keep you warm year after year.

18 December 2007


One thing we don't have that we need desperately are bookends! I like the simple, graphic elegance of these Urban Library Alpha Bookends. And they're vegan friendly!

The Un-Christmas Cards

What would your fourth grade teacher have said if you had practiced your cursive with these? Probably the same things that these Curse-ive Cards say. The set of eight is perfect to have on hand to express our real-life card giving needs.


Designed by Amy Adams, her Hobknobs are very useful to have on hand. Use them in the kitchen for cream and sugar, in your office for pens and pencils, on your bedside table for cut flowers- the possibilities are endless.

16 December 2007

And Now, Something Cute for Christmas

Etsy seller lletait'l fois creates the cutest needlefelted wool animals. Talk about the most charming stocking stuffers ever. Visit her website to see the full line of her felted bears.

Blue Moon Jar

The cooler, moodier sibling of the Sun Jar by Suck UK. Put the Moon Jar on your Christmas list and watch it glow when the stars come out to shine.

Actually, Yes He Did

Silk soy eggnog, much improved with Meyer's Dark Rum, thanks to my husband. Get the card at Elsewares.

10 December 2007

A New Nutcracker

These sleek nutcrackers from Drosselmeyer will add a modern touch to your holiday table. And talk about functional - simply pop the nut into the top of the cylinder and crack away!

05 December 2007

West County Design

We were happy to discover West County Design on our coastal drive to Mendocino. Tucked away in the town of Valley Ford, this home store was truly unique. My husband even commented that he liked everything in the place. Of course, it helped to have an adorable McNab puppy named Maggie to greet us. We picked out a gorgeous Manzanita wreath for our hearth, and it should be arriving any day now.

Deco Show

Well, we're back from California and glad to be home again. The Art Deco and Modernism Show was overwhelming! So many vendors, so little time. We had hoped to find a couple of table lamps, but couldn't agree on anything. The only purchase made was a $10 vintage purse for me. I was too distracted by all the goodies to take many photos, but here are a few.