Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DIY Fabric Ornaments

 Over the weekend my sisters and I, along with my niece, made some fabric ornaments. I love the way fabric ornaments look. So vintage...with the right fabric that is!

This have been done before and I'm sure you'll be able to find a lot of different ways to do it on the internet. Here are my steps:

What you will need:

  • Scissor 
  • Fabric 
  • Ribbon or twine 
  • Pins 
  • Glue gun 
  • Styrofoam balls 

Cut your fabric into strips about .5 inch thick. The length should be about a yard long (buy a yard of fabric and cut along the longest side). Put a tiny dab of glue using your glue gun onto the styrofoam ball and put the fabric on.

Roll your fabric onto the ball. You will notice that by criss crossing the fabric, it is much easier to keep the fabric in place. Cover the entire ball with fabric...make sure the foam isn't showing. Glue the end of the fabric to the ball.

Using ribbon or twine, make a loop and knot the ends. Stick a pin threw the knot and push down. And there you have it! It's super easy and will look great on your tree. You can use any fabric you like. I love the look of canvas, linen, and burlap (going for a vintage theme this holiday season!). My sisters used different color ribbons and added rhinestones to the ornaments. The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crate and Barrel Scoop 3-Piece Serving Set

With the holidays around the corner I had to grab some serving pieces since we're hosting Thanksgiving this year. So after some quick browsing, I ran over to Target to pick up the pieces. I was hesitant as I wanted the pieces to be a shiny steel...and in the picture it looks dull. In person it is lovely...and very shiny. And for the price it was a no brainier. Also I happen to like the organic shape in the 'spoon with holes' from Target better.

Crate and Barrel - Scoop 3-Piece Serving Set

Target - 3-pc. Stainless Steel Hostess Set

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ballard Designs Verdi 1 Light Chandelier

Recently, I was browsing through Ballard Designs online and was so surprise to see the Verdi 1 Light Chandelier. I have the exact same one for a much lower price!

Ballard Designs - Verdi 1 Light Chandelier

Overstock - Clear Crystal Brown Base Chandelier
I got a similar one from Lowe's a few months back for my little office. I purchased it at the store for about $98. $40-80??. I forgot the exact price. However, I am unable to find it on their website...so you might have to check your local Lowe's store to see if they have it in stock.
Lowes's Westmore Lighting 1-Light Chandelier.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Neiman Marcus Hemani Mirror

Lovely sunburst mirror. Sunburst mirrors are very trendy right now. Love the Neiman Marcus Hemani mirror...but with the price plus the delivery & processing fee... I think the exact one at a much lower price makes it much more attractive.
Neiman Marcus Hemani Mirror
(plus delivery & processing: $110)

Valley Furniture Hemani Mirror

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pottery Barn Cole Task Floor Lamp

I've always love Ikea!!
Pottery Barn - Cole Task Floor Lamp

Ikea - Barometer

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pottery Barn Bedford Project Table

Awesome find at a much better price!

Pottery Barn - Bedford Project Table Set
reg. $1,157.00 - sale $1,049.00

White Project Table w Bookcase End & Bin Storage

Thursday, November 10, 2011

West Elm Curved Upholstered Chair

I've always loved upholstered chair. After having wooden chairs for our dining set for a while...it just didn't have the upscale flair I was going for.

We had a large dining set...and after a while we realized we didn't need such a big table in our dining space. It was just the two of us after all. So we gave our dining set away to our family member. A year after that, we got our round dining table. Just the table. It wasn't about 8 months after that, we found dining chairs that we really liked. Yes, we are that crazy! It literally took us that long!!! And trust me, you have to have major patience...something I learned from my fiance.  So finally we got these chairs from Valley Furniture, the exact copy of the ones from West Elm. Bargain hunting is awesome! :)
West Elm - Curved Upholstered Chair

Valley Furniture - Upholstered Dining Chair

Valley Furniture is exclusive to the Northern California area. Based in Stockton, CA. So for the lucky few around the area, stop on by and get the look of West Elm for a much better price!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ballard Designs Camden Tufted Headboard

Another beautiful headboard. But I am loving the Target one more because of the tightness of the pintuck and the shape just looks nicer to me...(beside the price)!!

Ballard Design - Queen Camden Tufted Headboard
Target - Queen Seville Tufted Headboard
Our awesome reader Emmi K. found a much better price at Wayfair! Thanks for sharing Emmi!

Skyline Furniture Tufted Arch Headboard
$259.99 & Free 2-Day Delivery

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pottery Barn Stacked Crystal Table & Bedside Lamp Base

If you're like me, you probably watch a lot of HGTV and obsessed with catching Divine Design by Candice Olson. I love her work. One of the many lamps she uses on her show are the global stacked crystal ball lamps. It's different, airy and very contemporary. Perfect for my bedside table!

Pottery Barn - Stacked Crystal Table & Bedside Lamp Base
$150 – $190

Amazon - Stacked Ball Acrylic Table Lamp
If you have the patience and is a hardcore bargain hunter, you can wait...and these will be at Marshalls. I scored mine at Marshalls a few years back for $14 a piece. Yes!! $14! That included the base and the lamp shade. Happy hunting!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Simple Silk Flower Vases

Simple touches can bring warmth to any home. All you need is a few small to medium size vases, some silk flowers (preferably on sale from Michael's), and a pair of flower cutters. Pick any flowers that catch your eye.  I recommend clear vases or solid color vases (like white) so that you can easily change the color of the flowers throughout the year. Also using big flowers makes it a lot easier to make the vase look fuller.

Since I’m hosting two Thanksgiving dinners this Fall, I picked bright yellow, red, and cream flowers. Simply strip the flowers of all of its stem leaves (save these for a future project) and use the flower cutters to cut to desired length.

Supplies: Clear Vase, Silk Flowers, & Flower Cutters

Simple Silk Flower Vases ready to place on your coffee table, mantle, kitchen counter, 
or dinning table.  Anywhere you'd like to add a touch of color!

Crate and Barrel Colette Queen Bed

I've always love this Crate and Barrel Colette Queen Bed. Mainly because I love the nailtrim headboard...I can do without the rest of the bed. Just love that nailtrim! So if you're like me, and just want the headboard, this is a much cheaper alternative!
Crate and Barrel - Colette Queen Bed
Crate and Barrel - Colette Queen Bed
Overstock - Queen Aisling Cream Fabric Queen Platform Bed
Amazon - Velvet-Upholstered Headboard with Nail-Button Trim
Amazon - Queen Velvet-Upholstered Headboard w/ Nail-Button Trim
Also, if you have an Amazon Prime account, that means no taxes and free shipping! Oh, and you get it in 2 days!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Crate and Barrel Pullman Pearl Leather Bench

Cute Crate & Barrel bench at less than half the price!

Crate & Barrel - Pullman Pearl Leather Bench
reg. $299.00 - sale. $211.65

Overstock - Madison Creme Leather Bench

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