“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flea Market Finds

I found tons of amazing items at the flea market two weekends ago, and hope I am able to go to more flea markets in the future.  Wouldn't you just scream if you went to a great flea market and saw the very talented Eddie Ross?! (I am hoping maybe next year I can go to Brimfield.) 

This blanket reminded me of Tommy Hilfiger's new ads and 1950s football games:

This armoire came home with me and I am lining it with Lilly wrapping paper from Preppy Princess:

I love silver, and got this wonderful ice bucket:

And this tray to go on my bar:

And this darling martini set to go on the tray (very Mad Men, n'est-ce pas?)

And last, but definitely not least, the new love of my life (other than the bf):

I also was fortunate to snag a few vintage jewels and some old pictures/photos that I hope to have reframed.  I am so excited to get my new chandelier hung in my entryway next week!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sarah's Farmhouse Kitchen

I am my mother's daughter and do love my HGTV.  Especially when I'm home alone relaxing.  Last night I was home catching up on lots of shows on the DVR after Gossip GirlSarah's House is one of my favorite shows and I was excited to watch a few episode that I taped of the current season.  I just love what Sarah can do to a home.   

Sarah buys a home and makes it over room-by-room with each episode being a different room.  I love her taste and she goes to flea markets and estate sales often for perfect vintage pieces.

The farmhouse she is in the process of making over on season 3 is amazing.

I would adore having a bright and sunny kitchen like this!

Check out these stairs!

Are you an HGTV or design show fan?  Have you seen Sarah's House yet?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Busy Bee!

I feel like I've been as busy as a bee lately!

I'm always so excited for the weekend, but this weekend seemed to be just as busy as my week!  Hope everyone is having a happily busy and productive Monday. :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Friday

May everyone have a weekend that makes you smile like this does. . .


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

I have so much catching up to do and can't wait to post about my great finds at the flea market, but this morning I got to sleep in (my weekly morning meeting was cancelled) and I did a lot of this:

Lounging on the couch I just moved into my sunny office (alright, this isn't my room, but love this pic from here:

Drinking coffee:
And catching up on everyone's fabulous blogs.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday and start to autumn, and don't forget to check out the great giveaways at Summer Wind and Fashion Meets Food! ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flea Market Weekend!

This weekend I am off to a small town (I think) in Ohio for a flea market.  The bf and I are meeting up with his mom (a flea market connoisseur) and his brother and SIL.  

I have a few things on my list of lusts, including a trunk to put at the base of my bed to hold linens

(Love this photo from Margaret Long)
(And this from Fashionphile)
Fillers to put in my new coffee table

 Mirrored furniture

and to to re-do the mantle (and just because I love it) lots of mercury glass and silver

Have you ever been to a flea market?  What would you be looking for?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Loves

The event at Lilly Friday night was absolutely lovely and included a discussion about fall must-haves and wardrobe essentials.

My personal fall essentials are:

Animal print accessories.

Love these Tory Burch wedges.

Plenty of warm sweaters and jackets.

This Lilly jacket is even more amazing on!

A fun and versatile dress.

The Jonah really is amazing, and even better in this conservative-for-work print!  (I couldn't find a picture of the dress in Crane Pose, but it's the brown print.)

Some beautiful blouses to take you from work to the weekend.

From Ralph

And again

A luxurious handbag (for me one for school and work).

Maybe there's a trend with all the bows?  Love this Kate Spade beauty.

Some comfortable shoes for walking to class.

From Frye

And before long I'll need boots in the Midwest.

These Hunters may fit the bill.

And maybe not an essential,  but it's always wonderful to have a pair of fun party shoes!

My love, Kate Spade again.

What are your fall essentials and fun extras?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not to spoil anything. . .

But I am so glad GG is finally back on the air.  

I won't bore you all with my play-by-play analysis, but if you'd like one, you simply must read Daily Intel's take.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Today's the Day

Ahhhhhhh--I am not sure I can wait all day and through my evening class and a group meeting to see the season premiere! 

But the real question is: what happens in Paris?  And what happens with B and Chuck?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Don's Newish Interest?

I love the character they have playing one of Don's love interests this season, Bethany.

 Anna Camp, the actress who plays Bethany, is gorgeous!  I think Bethany could have a positive influence on Don, but I may just be partial to seeing more of Anna Camp!

You also have to yearn for her hair and dresses!

Do you watch Mad Men?  What do you think of this season and Bethany?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fun Autumnal Skirt

I love this skirt from Anthropologie.  If you do too, hurry as some sizes are already sold out online!

Cheers to a very autumnal feeling day!  (And tonight's fun events.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fashion's Night Out!

Tomorrow is Fashion's Night Out in NYC.  Although I am not going this year (but fingers crossed I'll be able to go in the future), my local Lilly store is getting in on the action!

I am so excited to be able to go with a new friend that recently moved to Ohio.  There will be three "speakers" on Fall trends and this is included on the invite:

Our Holiday Trunk Show will also be on-going on Friday and Saturday (9/11). Preview Samples from Holiday Line, and pre-order your dresses, so you will be the best dressed at all your Holiday events!!

Yessssssssss!  I can't wait to see the new holiday styles.

Remember this lovely from last year?

What're your weekend plans?  Anyone lucky enough to be going to the NYC event?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Glitter Boots!

I got an email from Bergdorfs that included these.  Aren't they wild?!  I thought they were tights at first!

Happy Labor Day weekend!  :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cue the Confetti

Love the e-mail I just received from Kate Spade:

I may just have to check Twist Twirl (I don't know why I keep saying twist) out this weekend!

Have you tried the Kate Spade fragrances?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Honor Flight Chicago

Today we got wonderful news!  The bf's sister received news that their grandfather has made it to the top of the wait list for Honor Flight Chicago.  (On a side note, the bf's sister served in the Navy and continues to serve in the Reserves while her husband served as a Marine.)  

Honor Flight Chicago works to give WWII veterans a chance to go to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial on a flight with other veterans.  The vets receive a heroes welcome both in Chicago where they fly out of Midway and when they land at Dulles.  The bf's grandfather was a fighter pilot in the war and we are fortunate to have both recorded accounts of his service from a history project as well as a written record.

This video shows how wonderful the organization's work is, but make sure you have tissues handy while you watch it!

This is such a worthy organization and I am so glad to have found it through such fabulous news!

One more

Of course I woke up to many shopping e-mails and instead of deleting them, I decided to peruse J. Crew's new arrivals.  I need to rebuild my sweater collection after an unfortunate incident, but of course this

is what caught my eye!  (Another post to come soon with drool-worthy fall loves.)