Inspiration Board No. 93: New Tartan

20 December 2011

Today’s Christmas inspiration board is much darker than yesterday’s, but I like it! The nice thing about this scheme is that natural elements play a huge role — so, instead of buying tons of store-bought decor, collect pinecones and evergreen boughs, add in some shiny jewel tone ornaments and rich velvet or satin ribbon, and you’re well on your way!

Credits, top to bottom:

First row, left to right: tartan stars from Sweet Paul Magazine; boutonnieres by Honey of a Thousand Flowers (photo by Leo Patrone via Once Wed; pinecone cluster via Something Green

Second row: jewel tone tabletop by Homes & Antiques via Haute Design; cranberry gifts via flickr

Third row: teal Christmas tree from Martha Stewart; tartan wrapping from Sweet Paul Magazine; moody arrangement by Honey of a Thousand Flowers (photo by Leo Patrone via Once Wed

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!