Tag: accessories

Time For New Lamps?

January 20, 2016

I would like you to take a minute and go take a peek at your living and bedroom table lamps. Are they still pretty? Are they more than 6 years old? Do you still like them??

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Lamps, believe or not, is one of the most dated items I find in homes when performing home design consultations. I think many people just don’t notice their lamps. They are just one of those accessories that has been laying around for years.  I want to tell you that one of the quickest and easiest ways to update a room immediately, is banishing your old lamps and finding new pretty lamps. They are not so expensive anymore! I found these at Home Goods for only $ 60.00 each!:

Home Goods

Target has great lamp selections and also Overstock, Lamps Plus and Wayfair  to just to name a few. And shipping is free with most companies today when ordering online. They really do make the room perk up and give the room instant interest and personality!



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If you are keeping your lamps out of love, I would keep them and be proud to show them off. But if you are not attached to your table lamps and have not noticed them in awhile – except for dusting around- maybe it is time to buy yourself a new pair of pretty lamps!

How do you like the look of my new website?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks everyone!

Fresh Color For Spring

March 2, 2013



Have you thought of incorporating the Color of the Year, Emerald Green, in your Spring decorating scheme?



“Greens have been strong for a while because of interest in nature.” “Green is a color of growth, renewal, healing, unity and regeneration.” Leatrice Eisman.


Plus, it is a very dramatic, pretty color! Most agree that emerald green’s boldness should only be used as an accent. Try using it in small doses, such as accessories. Here are a few affordable ideas to bring the fresh and new color into your space for Spring:

Green Retro Round Metal 9 1/2" Wide Wall Clock


Love that clock! They have it in many different colors.

Rugs USA Monaco Horizon Green Rug



Garden stools are so in right now:






Do you think you would like to try using emerald green as a fresh, new accent color?

Last time I am going to bother you with this contest I am in! Only a couple days left now and I am doing pretty good. I will appreciate it so much if you could vote for my entry the next couple of days! Thank you!! Smile


For The Love Of Color

Goose Creek Candle Giveaway!

August 22, 2012


You all know how I love to try new products to share with you. So you can imagine my delight to be asked to sample a candle product from Goose Creek Candle Company. Yay! I love candles!


I was offered to try any one of their 45 delicious scents to choose from. I chose Spice Cake which is one of their Autumn Collection scents. Spice Cake is described as the home baked goodness of a delicious spice cake with warm kitchen spices, baked apples, pecans, brown and vanilla sugar and a touch of chocolate caramel. YUM!! Goose Creek Candles are made in the USA and are the cleanest burning candles on the market. I really needed a scented candle right now to get rid of the stale air from using the air conditioner all summer. I don’t know if we have ever run the A/C so much in a summer. Thank goodness we had it- it was a very hot summer!


The Victorian Style jar is part of the American Heirloom Collection. Here is the link for the Victorian Collection here.  One of my favorite things I like about the candle is that the scent is very nice without being overpowering like some candles can be.


I also like that they are handmade and burn smokeless.  Another quality I was really impressed with is how pretty the jar was:


When looking through their website at the candles,take a look at their Glassware here.  They have beautiful jars for sale, globes and this idea that I loved:

Multi Size Pillar Base

These glass multi-size pillar bases made of glass are reversible so you can use it with more then one size pillar candle! Genius and only $5.00! I already plan to use them not only to hold candles but also use as small pedestals for my display groupings.

Goose Creek Candle Company has offered a special deal for my readers! I am going to have a giveaway and the one lucky winner will receive a 16oz American Heirloom Jar and will be able to choose the scent they want. How to enter:

Visit Goose Creek Candle Company then come back here and leave a comment letting me know which candle/scent you would love to win. Contest ends at midnight Sunday, August 26, 2012 at midnight EST.The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, August 27.

They are also offering an exclusive coupon code to my readers to get 25% off of your purchase. Enter 082212 when you check out and you’ll receive 25% off your entire order! Offer will expire September 30, 2012. Which scented candle will you choose?

Good luck my friends!!

Great Accessory Finds

September 22, 2011


Aren’t the colors in this Crate&Barrel striped throw gorgeous? I found it shopping online and I bought it for myself because I liked it so much! Look how pretty this pillow is that I can use to go with it:


I really love this wall art below. It is a 20×200 print, sold through West Elm:

20x200 Wall Art, Typograph 5

I think it can be used to either dress up or downa room. It creates a look that is very fresh and clean. It is a good size too. 30” x 40”.

20x200 Wall Art, Typograph 5

I love, love this vase:


Vases are so easy and versatile to decorate with. One of the best features of a vase is that it looks great alone or with flowers.


Another great accessory I love that can be used in so many different decorating scenes:

Pocketwatch Clock, Small, Bronze finishpotterybarn

I love the 10” depth of these Pottery Barn shelves:

Rustic Wood Shelf

Try using three of the same length (2’, 3’ or 4 foot) spaced evenly together or three different shelf lengths together to decorate a entire wall:

Rustic Wood Shelf


                  Which are your favorites? Have you been shopping for any particular accessories lately?

If you need help choosing the perfect accessories for your home, contact me today!