Shoppin’ on Saturday: HomeGoods Party!

Woo hoo -- I had such a nice treat on Saturday when I joined Rhoda from Southern Hospitality and about 50 other gals and guy (yes, one) at a local HomeGoods store for a before-hours party!! What a fun event... there was a lovely light breakfast spread (yay for coffee at 8am on a Saturday!) and our hostess with the mostess... We were told we would each have a HomeGoods gift card to jump start our shopping, but first we played a … [Read more...]

The Quest for Lighting {Ugly Duckling Dining Room}

Did you realize there is no ceiling light fixture in my ugly duckling dining room? Several years ago, I had an electrician look at this problem and we discovered there is no wiring in the ceiling of this room.  It used to be a little-used living room before it was designated as my dining room, and apparently the builder (back in 1986) didn't think any overhead lighting was necessary.  Clearly a man, no? The long and short of it was that … [Read more...]

Hello, Lover {and my Willow House Sample Sale}

Wouldn't this love be perfect for my Mom Cave?  Especially now that it's all freshly painted in Behr Silver Sateen... *sigh*.  I mean, what's not to love?  Rich purple velvet, nailhead trim, swoop arm, bolster pillow... need I say more? Think Z Gallerie will do a fabulous sale in the next month or so? My Willow House Sample Sale was rocking last weekend, but I still have a few things left.  This is the twice yearly cash and carry sale I … [Read more...]

Hello Lover … What a Difference a {Shade} Makes

Remember this on my list of projects?This is one of my family room lamps and though I love the base, the shade just did nothing for me-- it simply seemed to blend into the wall, in fact.  So in my quest to lighten and brighten earlier this year, this popped up on my list of projects.  I originally intended to buy a simple drum shade and cover it with a fabric with flair.Then I happened to be in Home Goods {goody, goody!!} with my mom … [Read more...]

Hello, Lover…

I know many of you already have your eye toward spring and all the new trends out there, but I am still enjoying winter and some winter touches in my decor. UPS arrived today with something I've been waiting for since the post-Christmas sales...My mercury glass candle holders are in the building! I know mercury glass has been around for a few years in decor, but I love the reflective quality it has without being too sleek. Sleek is not me. … [Read more...]