Inspiration Board No. 92: Candy-Colored Christmas

19 December 2011

It has been FAR too long since I’ve posted an inspiration board — in fact, the last one was posted in June! I thought it would be fun to post a few holiday-themed ones this week. First, a bright and colorful candy-colored Christmas!

Credits, left to right:

First row: pretty presents via Matchbook Magazine; donut holes photo by Julie Lim via Southern Weddings; ornament wreath by Eddie Ross

Second row: nautical tree from Martha Stewart; sled photo from cocodot

Third row: snowball place setting photo by Scott Clark via 100 Layer Cake; rock candy place setting photo by Birds of a Feather via Ruby Press; glittery party photo by Jill Thomas

P.S. A plum + evergreen board and a glittery blue Christmas board you might like.

Gifts for Em

16 December 2011

After a week of gift ideas for friends and family, I thought you might like to see a few things that are on my wish list this year…

1. A set of those tortoiseshell glasses from yesterday’s gift guide! ($10 each)

2. A pretty neutral ballet flat ($90)

3. A Southwest gift card. We will be doing a lot of traveling next year!

4. A large and in charge utensil crock ($30)

5. A soft throw for our couch ($30)

6. New “city sneakers.” I bought my current pair in seventh grade!! ($64)

7. The pretty birthday calendar from Wednesday’s round up! ($30)

What are you wishing for this year?

P.S. Don’t forget — today is the last day to enter my Minted giveaway!

EFM Gift Guide 2011: Neutrals + Metallics

15 December 2011

After yesterday’s bright and colorful gift ideas, I’m toning things down today with a few neutral and metallic picks.

1. Gold heart stickers by Knot & Bow. Perfect for sealing handwritten letters! ($4 for 36)

2. Soft striped linen scarf ($35)

3. Faux fur ear muffs from Payless ($13 — hopefully still available in stores!)

4. Wicked Good moccasins from L.L. Bean ($59 — here’s your one suggestion over $50!)

5. Wicker bike basket from C. Wonder ($40)

6. Metallic dot iPhone case from Kate Spade ($40)

7. Tortoise double old fashioned glasses from C. Wonder ($10 each)

8. Mini heart from ($10)

9. Spot coasters from Furbish ($18 for set of 4)

P.S. Last year’s neutral and metallic gift guides.

EFM Gift Guide 2011: Colorful

14 December 2011

Yahoo! These colorful gifts are pretty fun.

1. The Perfectly Imperfect Home ($19.80)

2. “Days of Summer” pencil set by One Fine Dae ($8 for set)

3. Letterpress perpetual birthday calendar from Linda & Harriett. I bought one of these for my Mom for her birthday, and I definitely wanted to keep it for myself! ($30)

4. 2012 desktop calendar from Snow & Graham ($18)

5. Favorite throw from West Elm ($19)

6. 15″ tapers from Kate’s Paperie (set of 12 for $8.50)

7. Print from Katie Daisy ($15)

8. Illustrated handmade dish towel from Lisa Rupp ($18)

9. The Guide to Living Colorfully by Kate Spade ($35)

10. Dot glass votive from C Wonder ($4)

Let me know your favorite pick below! Out of this group, I think I’m going with the birthday calendar.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Minted giveaway!