about to explode

This is my favorite time of year. The morning after Thanksgiving we always go buy our Christmas trees and unload all things Christmas from the attic. I am about to explode with ideas of things to make. I am on hunt for anything that I can cover with glitter. I just discovered D.Blumchen and Co. They have reproduction and vintage supplies, ornaments and more.



Reading Melodie's blog reminded me how much I love charm bracelets. Above are some that I hope Santa brings her from charm co.


If I was heading to the tropics for thanksgiving...

I would be tempted to pick up these deals on the Kate Spade web site. They are at least 50% off the original price.


j crew

I am in love with j crew's fall bags and they just got better. My 3 favorites are on sale for 149.99 to 199.99 and they will take off another 20% thru monday if you enter code EXTRA20 at checkout. Now that is a Merry Christmas.


the curiosity shop

I love brousing about in the curiosity shop. They always seem to have creative things that you don't see everywhere else. I think that I am going to get the red phone for my hubbie...or should we both have matching ones?


Jewels for my stocking

Not that anyone is thinking of my stocking. But if they were I love these vintage pieces from laralewis on etsy. All are under $25...I think that is in Santa's budget.

etsy children's find..DaisyChains

With 5 daughters between the ages of 3 and 13 I have a lot of "girlie" stocking stuffers to buy. I love these hair clips from DaisyChains.


etsy purse find...

I headed to etsy for some inspiration. It didn't take long to find these fabulous bags from LaVitaLola. They are vintage and modern at the same time. Above are my favorite fabrics. They would make a great gift.


hatch show prints

I love collecting old signs and seeing beautiful type. Here are some of my favorites from Nashville's Hatch Show Prints. They are not very expensive and would look great framed.



I am in search of some casual flatware. I love the look of bamboo but I am wondering if they are truely diswasher safe. The first is from world market and the second is from wilderview.



Mindy from three little birds emailed me today because she found my clothing through stephmodo. The treat was mine when I then looked at her web site and blog. Mindy's photos are so beautiful and I love how she uses light. Above are some of my favorites.