Monday, October 31, 2011


A little charcoal grey is about as spooky as I get.

Happy Halloween!

Photos: House & Home, Pinterest, via Wit and Delight, via Preppie Bettie, m. elle design.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Goldenrod Yellow

It's that time of year - the goldenrod is blooming everywhere. I clipped some from an empty lot near our neighborhood (I sure the guys in the pizza parlor next door think I'm crazy), but it wasn't as photogenic as it has been in years past. And while I am not usually a big yellow lover, I was quite taken with the color in House & Homes' Princess Margaret Showhome. Isn't this the most cheerful kitchen? Pairing the hue with a dusty charcoal gray and light wood finishes was unexpected and chic.

Photos are by Michael Graydon for Canadian House & Home.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Skirting the Issue

I love the skirted table that Erika had made for her daughter's second birthday. The fabric is very inexpensive, and she chose red so that she could use it again on holidays (how festive will it be on the 4th of July?).

Our dining room table's surface takes a beating when we have guests and it would be nice to have a floor-length cloth to use when we pull the chairs away. Ana Spiro has a lovely ticking-stripe cloth on her desk.

A box pleat would be pretty, too, and that might be a little more in-line with my sewing abilities. Now, where's my measuring tape?