Monday, February 25, 2008

SPRING IS HERE...At Least At Our House!

I had so many request over the past couple of months to show more photos of how I decorate my home for the holidays. I normally do not do foofy decorating, more color schemed with keeping the event in mind. I am SO ready for Spring this year! The winter here in Utah has been super long and snowy! We have had our lawn covered in 1 foot of snow for what seems like ages now. It just keeps coming and never leaves. So I figured if I couldn't have GREEN grass and Spring outdoors I would recreate the feel of it inside. This is also great as it is just in time for our huge St. Patricks Day Party that we host annually with Family & Friends. And last but not least Green is my Daughters Favorite color...Since she was tiny and just able to talk she was instantly attracted to Green! It is still her favorite color and I am sure always will be!
"Mine is Purple, always has been, always will be!"
I tried to decorate this green & yellow themed table with items that are easily available and found at your local shops in each state. The above set of 6 mugs & 6 Goblets are from Anthropologie and I believe can be ordered online. I also purchased the two table embroidered centerpieces, cotton embroidered napkins, and green finger bowls there as well!
The green Pitcher & adorable Daisy themed plates are from Target as well as the mercury glass Apple & Pear Vases. You can get the greenery and flower from Joann's Fabrics, or anyplace that carried silk flowers. The lemons were brought in fresh for me from a friend from Arizona right off his tree...
"Lemons are my favorite food! Always have been, always will be!"
It is feeling like a Green Spring Already...I can't wait to see my Tulips in Bloom!

Alys

Friday, February 22, 2008

The S-W-E-E-T Life...In the Valley

Thanks so much to April Atwater for featuring me this week on her blog "Sweet Life in the Valley" It is a Utah County blog that features artist and designers on a weekly basis. She also writes reviews on all the fun products that we ladies love! She wrote up a review of both my A Bit of Paris 2 U & Paris Couture Antiques websites! I am flattered at all the Sweet things she had to say about me!
Do stop by her blog and enter to win the free pair of Hip & Funky Vintage Revamped Earrings pictured above. She is giving these away in her weekly give away. It is open to anyone nationwide so don't miss your chance! You have until midnight Thursday February 28th to enter this giveaway!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S

I love finding unique and intresting different ways of decorating, and this was such a beautiful idea! My good friend Marci has taken Glam to the extreme! She found this wonderful antique table and chair set at a local estate sale, "which is 2die4" however the table tops marble was no longer there. She came up with this fabulous idea of mixing her old Pearls & Mother of Pearl Buttons underneath the sheet of glass to create this incredible glamorous chic look!
If you find a table that has a piece of marble that doesn't appeal to you, or that has a gap between the table base & glass this would be such a fun idea to recreate in your own home!
Old Pearls & Buttons look so beautiful also mixed together in an old Apothocary jar!


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

SOME OF MY FAVORITE ONLINE BOUTIQUES

I love sharing with my friends the new online boutiques I find each week, and I thought it would be so much fun to share them with you! I would love for you to comment on your favorites as well! It will be great to compile a ~Large Favorites List~ of all of our favorite little boutiques, ebay sellers, etsy shops, etc...I will compile the list and post it as a permanent link in my sidebar once we all submit our Favorites! I can't wait to get your comments, and see all the fun places you have discovered to shop online!

www.thepresentpast.com http://www.viechaotique.com/