Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Allrighty then......off I go, time to head off to the shop! Come on down.....We would love to see you!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
.......a GIGANTIC pair of books - The Almost Everything Book and Zoo-Ology, by Joelle Jolivet. These two books are amazing - perfect for kids and adults. Beautiful illustrations throughout. The size of each book is about 12 x 20 and presents beautifully! Each book sells for $22.95.
Here is a bit from the publisher:
A skyscraper? An igloo? A Bengal tiger? A high-speed train? A horse and cart? Encyclopedic and stylish, Almost Everything & Zoo-ology is full of things both familiar and unexpected, arranged in simple categories -- buildings, transportation, costumes, plants, animals, and much more. The wealth of detail and oversize design is matched by bold, dramatic block print art, in a book that will capture and hold the attention of all who pick it up!
Join us at the shop today until 3 pm - we'd love to help you finish off your shopping list, perhaps with a pair of these great books!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
--on vacation in Hawaii
--golfing at Camp David
--on election night
--at the extraordinary inauguration and Inaugural Ball
--traveling the world on foreign affairs trip
--rolling up their sleeves for a day of service plus much more!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
......a stunning jeweled ladybug ring box. We also have goldfish, octopus' and peacocks! All so lovely - and such a lovely gift! I would love one myself, the goldfish if you please!
Time is running out and you still have a few people on your list - so please come by and pick up a few trinkets! As always, the espresso is on us!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is of me, Frenchy and the lovely Miss Stella - I almost wet my pants laughing at the end result of this.....you've got to try it yourself! www.jibjab.com.
Sorry........I don't have an image of the black or orange...the red will have to do...you get the idea!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
……..a beautiful and colorful lacquer tray to contain all my stuff!
Who doesn’t need a tray? Trays are good! They can make a cluttered surface organized by giving you intentional place to place things; like keys and mail and so on. AHHHH…...form AND function! Delightful!
We are featuring a lovely collection of trays in incredible colors; chartreuse, mango, persimmon and aqua. The perfect size too at just 18 inches square. In case you need more containment, we also carry the matching boxes!
Please join us at the shop this weekend and allow us to assist you in choosing the perfect gift for that special someone or two…. Wouldn’t it be nice to cross a few names off that list you have been carrying around????
We hope to see you soon and remember; the espresso is always on us!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Few things in today's marketplace are truly handmade so finding these was a real treat!...and don't these just crack you up? So damn cute!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
.....a few lovely decorative pillows by the KoKo Company......
"The Koko Company began 8 years ago with the simple idea of bringing more of the world into our homes, to encourage the needs of people as they experience and enjoy the influence of other cultures. It is a concept that stems from an awareness of how we live today, and how we cultivate our senses using fabrics and designs from anywhere in the world. Koko is a celebration of natural fibers--linen, cotton, raw silk fibers that breathe and give off an calm, pensive luster. The sturdy weave of the fabrics are lightened by the fluidity of hand appliqué, lace closures, cross stitch embroidery and novelty buttons."
The pillows are priced from $40......
bed sized pillow sham with cheerful goldfish.....
lovely cotton pillow with hand embroidered bird - down filled....
..more hand embroidery.....
So pop on down to Digs and pick up a pair of pillows to liven your space! We would love to see you, and always, the espresso is on us!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
...a few gorgeous mini porcelain vases in beautiful colors by Middle Kingdom Porcelains.
Here is what the Oregonian had to say last week.... (www.oregonlive.com/hg)
Decor gifts under $25
By Special to The Oregonian
December 09, 2009, 1:40PM
The first thing on our holiday wish list? Affordable gifts that we're actually proud to put our name on. This year, skip the novelty items and consider a few of these beautifully practical presents. The recipients will smile -- and since they all cost less than $25, so will you.
Middle Kingdom Porcelain has succeeded in combining traditional workmanship with modern punch. These small porcelain vases are beautifully shaped and glazed by hand. Each piece has a handwritten six-character inscription on the foot, following a tradition laid down by emperor Jing De. Digs Inside & Out - $18 each (and up)
Allrighty then........pop on down to the shop and pick up a few.....each piece comes in its own linen box for a gift that almost wraps itself.....
Monday, December 14, 2009
Hot and fresh out of the Pantone color guide is 2010’s color of the year, number 15-5519 Turquoise.
I found this article about the color of the year in the online version of Interior Design Magazine....
Pantone Selects 2010 Color of the Year
The hue is one of 3,000 colors available in Pantone's line of eco-friendly paint.
Laurel Petriello -- Interior Design, 12/14/2009
The global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, selected the luminous color based on its juxtaposition of tranquil blue notes and energizing green tones. In the essence of color therapy, the hue should evoke soothing, serene emotions, while restoring vigor, zest, and motivation.
“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many—taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”
A universally flattering color with warm and cool undertones, Turquoise complements neutrals, reds, deep blues, greens, and yellows, making it exceptionally easy to translate to fashion and interiors. The hue is also one of 3,000 colors available in Pantone’s line of eco-friendly paint, which combine the accuracy of Pantone Colors with high-performance Dutch paints.
YIPPEE! Turquoise! Wait until you see what cool outdoor stuff we have ordered for our Spring '10 outdoor collection!
A HUGE - 32" tall - Garden Gnome - the King Kong of all Garden Gnomes........meet
Pop on down to the shop and pick one of these lovlies up for your love....... Nothing says Merry Xmas like a HUGE gnome!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
We had a great dinner with the ex-neighbors (we miss you) at Clark Lewis restaurant on SE Water ave in the SE Industrial area. Lovely pear cocktail - my weakness - and a delicious pork shoulder....YUM! I love this place for happy hour too...their burger with pork belly is quite amazing........
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
If you have always wanted to know how to create beautiful floral display, you HAVE to take a class from Francoise Weeks. Go to her website for her portfolio. www.francoiseweeks.com. We had so much fun at this class and the project that I took home looked completely professional. She provides the materials and the containers and expert help and guidance. Run screaming to her website and sign up for a class....... I've already taken two and intent to take many more. I'm afraid she will think I'm a stalker! YIKES!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
On the other side of the seating lounge. Cafe tables using traditional Chiavari chairs with a bit of a twist...acrylic. We changed the bulbs in the lights to blue fluorescent as well as the lights inside the soffits on the columns. It provided a lovely glow and made the chairs look like they were glowing. The table cloths were blue / red iridescent and tied together the blue lights and the red light of the bar. The simple white cyclamen in the white pot with a little bit of floral glitter spray gave just the right amount of sparkle.
The event space has a series of support columns spaced throughout so we had a TON of red twig dogwood and vine maple branches crystal flocked and used tulle to strap them to the columns.
Vignettes of frosted dogwood and ceramic spheres as well as tall pots of twigs.....
A white peacock suspended from the ceiling welcomed the guests to the space......
We used Drake's 7 Dees Nursery to do our flocking and they did an amazing job and were a true pleasure to work with!
The stage area.......
The event turned out great and everyone had a great time and we heard that they loved the decor! YIPPEE! i love it when it all works out!