Friday, November 28, 2014

Pink, Ivory, and Gold

"Christmas is not an external event
at all, but a piece of one's home that
one carries in one's heart."
                   ~Freya Stark

   Well after a very busy week I have finally had a chance to edit a few photos of my Christmas decorations! I can't believe that next week is December - where did November go!!? Before you know it Christmas will be here so I need to enjoy every moment of the pretty decorations. They are one of my favourite things about Christmas. I love pastel decorations. Pale pink is my favourite but very hard to find! The few that I have are real treasures to me. What are your favourites? 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014


"Christmas doesn't come from a 
store, maybe Christmas means a 
little bit more..."
        ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Well Christmas may not come from a store but that doesn't mean that you won't feel a sense of wonder when you see the displays at Melange for the Home! I like to take pictures of my special outings and my last post about this shop (Glimmers of Christmas) was so popular that when I returned to the store this week the owner asked me to take some more pictures to share with you! I was only too happy to oblige because I barely scratched the surface last time and it is truly an incredible sight. Again these photos are taken with my phone but I think you can still tell that this shop is a rare and beautiful treasure. Sadly this is the last Christmas that they will be open. The entire store is 50% off! They have the most beautiful decorations, furniture, decor, accessories, china, books, linens, and other treasures that you will ever see! To view their address visit their website. They are here in my home city of Calgary Alberta but even if you live a great distance away you can still enjoy the inspiration in these beautiful pictures! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Girly Office

"She's the places that
she has a desire to visit.
She's the pieces of quotes
that are splattered in ink
in her favourite books...
She's full of dreams,
and I hope they one day come true."
           ~Alexa Evangelista

   This is a project that I have been working on for almost three months and I am excited to share it with you! I had to make some changes to my room in order to incorporate my office space this past September and was eager to make sure that it didn't detract from the decor. My room has undergone some changes and evolved from predominantly antique original wood stained pieces to all soft cream furniture and fabrics (More pictures soon!). I knew that I wanted a large-ish pin board to go above my desk and I started the hunt for a beautiful frame right away. I looked in every local antique store and found nothing. Then on one saturday outing to a little town about 45 minutes outside of the city I found this stunning pinkish mauve beauty propped up against an antique door and knew straight away that it was the one! It has taken me a little while collecting pictures and baubles but I am very happy with how it turned out! I have filled it with artwork, quotes, miniature ormolu frames, ribbon work and trims, pearls and vintage jewelry, ribbon roses and other sweet little treasures. I spend a lot of time on the computer and it is nice to have something lovely to look at! I've also decorated the desk with a little Royal Doulton bowl, pretty notebooks, and a custom made mouse pad filled with roses. You can find the beautiful shabby white picture frame with the pink roses in my Etsy Shop. (Photos of more new treasures in the shop at the end of this post!)

New Treasures in the Shop!
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