Tomorrow Harry and I are hosting a class of 3 year olds for a school Christmas Party . The ice and lack of power last weekend and a husband out of town all week has majorly delayed the inside decorations around here. Wish the house looked something like a combination of the images below.
It is probably the complete lack of green in Dallas right now…..as we are covered in slush and fallen leaves. But, I am finding myself drawn to oversized botanicals.
What a weekend. We lost power around 3:30 Am on Friday and did not have it back until Saturday.
Is anyone else freaking out about how close the holidays are? Between work that is thankfully in full gear, a full day “lost” to docenting at our neighborhood home tour, finding out that back in August I had signed up to host Harry’s class Christmas party next week, volunteering at the school and general mounds of laundry and endless to-do lists, these words resonated with me when I saw them across my instagram feed the other day.
And then, when I went to find the print, being lead to this post had me shaking my head. I kept thinking, I couldn’t have said it any better! Last night, my husband was working late and the kids were running laps around me. I was trying to make a new “healthy” salad for a late adult dinner and turned a tray of pine nuts into something that apparently gave a room-full of consultants a laugh when I texted my husband a photo with the caption “take out tonight???”
Anyways, about that time the timer with our Christmas lights popped on and the kids went crazy. We ran outside barefoot to see Mickey, flashing lilipops and illuminated Candy Canes. Here is a photo of the yard in progress that my husband took over the weekend. It is the Griswolds take on Highland Park in Dallas. But you know what, my front yard may not grace the cover of a magazine this year…..but the squeals from my kids……just instantly put it all into perspective.
My Christmas wreaths aren’t up yet because my husband lost steam on Sunday. Normally I’d be freaking about a blow up mickey in my yard (a neighbor asked me if we moved here from FL—I guess trying to understand the Disney connection)…..but honestly, it sortof makes me laugh at the moment. My kids will be beyond this magical stage soon enough, so I am choosing to embrace it.
What about you?
How are you coping with the Holiday Stress.
Are you able to let go of perfection, and accept that being present is enough?
I am getting so many requests for black and white wallpaper these days. I usually steer people to Hinson’s Fireworks or Thibaut’s Tanzania, but I recently ran across this paper from Schumacher and fell in love.
After having just spent a lovely week with family and friends in the Western mountains of NC I am back feeling re-invigorated and totally in the holiday spirit. In fact, we had our outdoor lights and wreaths put up yesterday and the tree will follow next weekend. Here is some inspiration to help you get in the holiday spirit.
Christy Ford via And George
We have been busy over at the shop so I thought I’d say thanks for the support and offer free shipping for Cyber Monday. Here is a brief recap of what we have going on these days.
The designer remnants section has a handful of Quadrille/Alan Campbell/China Seas and Hable Construction fabrics. I might add a few more tomorrow, time permitting.
I love the new collection of rugs, pillows and poufs from Beth Lacefield’s licensed collection for Surya. It was one of the many reasons I wanted to carry their products in my shop!
I actually have one of one of Surya’s flat weaves in my foyer at the moment.
In my daughter’s room, I used the Robert Abbey small triple gourd as her bedside table lamps and the Axis flush-mount on the ceiling. The line also has licensed collections from Jonathan Adler and Mary MacDonald.
I am excited to offer free shipping to kick off the holiday season. For today through midnight tomorrow, use the coupon code below for free shipping on everything in the store, no minimum order! I hope you are able to take advantage!
I’ve mentioned before that we enjoy spending family time at a lake up in the western mountains of NC. Each time we visit, my husband and I talk about buying a place of our own. I have started a mountain house Pinterest board that is very slowly collecting inspiration images. I don’t think I would design my mountain home in the traditional gold/red, knotted pine, animal motif scheme. Not that there is anything wrong with this….it just isn’t my style.
This, on the other hand…..pretty much sums up a space I could walk right into and not change a thing!
Bryan Patrick Flynn, via Hayneedle
I finally got around to putting three new remnants in the shop. My husband is getting sick of my hoard and when he notices I guess it is getting bad. I just love to look at textiles…and hate to let them go. I know I am not alone on this????
Anyhow, here are some shots of the fabrics in action. I cannot get enough of Quadrille / China Seas / Alan Campbell…
China Seas, Bali II