Get it in GOLD

As you guys know by now, my design style is sometimes all over the map. My indecisiveness follows me even when I try to choose between silver and gold. Usually, it’s a toss up, but lately, I’ve had this thing for GOLD.

So when I ran across the online store  BeGolden, I fell in love. With everything. And now, I must share this wonderful website with you all…

Who’s BeGolden? They are an online store that houses a unique collection of home and gift products and ALL of them happen to be gold. From contemporary to traditional to quirky to delightful, BeGolden is just that, golden.

Here’s a quick view of a few products featured on Be Golden:

Gold Seletti Porcelain Mug

Set of 4 Round Gold Leaf Mirrors

Gold Door Knob

Gold Foil Tray

Gold Seletti China Storage Jar

Gold Delicate Napkin Ring

And just for good measure, I had to include this gold gnome:).

Seletii Mr Gold Gold Gnome

Have gold fever now?

Meet My New Lamp


I took a few days off from the blog and went to Bend, Oregon this past weekend. If you haven’t been to this wonderful little town, put it on your “To Visit” list. I promise you won’t be dissapointed. I didn’t pick up anything for our home on this little trip, however, I did pick up a few items for my warddrobe that I absolutely don’t need, but oh well. I was on vacation and that was my excuse to splurge.

Anyway, on to more exciting things, like our new table lamp. I had the “indecisive blues” and was going back and forth and back and forth between the below lamps…

Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp Base

Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp - Pottery Barn

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Munich Table Lamp – Z Gallery

Crisp Colored Glass Lamp – Shades of Light


Harriet Lamp – Jayson Home and Garden

And then I randomly decided on the Gourd Table Lamp from West Elm. I have no idea why I finally landed on this one, it  just spoke to me.

Gourd Table Lamp

I chose the color “luster” (the lighter one) and so far we are getting along wonderfully. I must say I have a thing for lamps lately, and I’m hoping my latest purchase cures my lust for lamps, otherwise I’m in big trouble…

Calendars = Affordable Art Opportunity

Is it already time to start thinking about 2011 calendars? Really? Apparently it is, as plenty of snazzy calendars keep starring at me when I’m out shopping. So far I’ve held off the urge to bring a calendar home, but I have to admit that I’ve thought a few times about buying one of these calendars and using the photos inside as art in my dining room:


2011 Garden Cavallini Wall Calendar9781574897760


2011 Vintage Maps Cavallini Wall Calendar9781574897791


2011 Italia Cavallini Wall Calendar



2011 Butterflies Cavallini Wall Calendar9781574897838


2011 Botanica Cavallini Wall Calendar9781574897852

These calendars all cost $21.95 and the best part about them is that the prints are plenty large enough to fit nicely into a hefty frame. And they are pretty, and printed on pretty paper too. No more searching for 2 or 4 or 6 or even 8 matching prints to decorate a wall…these calendars are a thrifty way to score beautiful art and immediately create a cohesive room feel.

I think I just sold myself…ha! Cavallini calendar, here I come.

Bathroom Cafe Curtains – complete!

Remember when I posted my no sew curtains blog? Well, stitch witchery and I have been at it again, but this time, I’ve created little cafe curtains for our bathroom. Goodbye, plastic blinds.


I ordered the fabric from and I was really pleased when it arrived in the mail. It was very thick and quality fabric, for only $10.98 a yard. It’s called Wavery Sun N Shade Lovely Lattice in citrine and I would absolutely order it again. Buying fabric online can be tricky, because you can’t exactly get a feel for the color or the overall texture of the fabric, but this time I lucked out, and it’s a great color for the bathroom.


Here’s a quick before and after for you…





And there you have it…a little quick change project that you can complete in less than an hour!