Friday, October 29, 2010

Update: Breakfast at Tiffany's Baby!

Remember the post about the sleeping mask straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany's that I was just DYING over....

Yeah. That one!

One of these fabulous masks (recreated by Mary Green) came home to Mama!!

It lives in what we call the "fabulous room", which is where most guests of the male gender refuse to sleep.

Their loss!

This just goes to show that maybe if you blog it, it will come.

Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Love these curtain tie backs from Urban Outfitters!! Very Anthropologie without the price!!
One of these will be making an appearance in one of my projects soon! Can't wait!

Got any little "anthro" wannabes you would like to share?

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tis The Season For Fine Hand Knits

If you are anything like me you may have a weakness for anything hand knitted right about now.

Have you seen Branda on Etsy?

Gorgeous knits that fit the bill for my favorite season!!

You can check out more here:

Oh dearest hubby, my birthday is coming!!

What's got you weak in the knees this season?


Friday, October 15, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hello Lovelies!!

Here are some sneak peaks of the closet that has been keeping me busy, busy, busy!!

I found two old prints that Diana purchased on the cheap stashed away and thought "How fitting?" These girls should come out and play.

I have some more zhush-ing to do before it is final and there is still a piece of eye candy missing!! Plus a wall that is missing the "Kelle Dame" stamp of approval :)

I don't know about you, but I am JEALOUS!!! My closet can easily fit inside this closet with some space to spare!!

Do you have a fabulous closet that you would want to share with the world?


P.S. I promise to get around to all of your blogs soon. I miss my daily doses of inspiration!! You are all so fabulous!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Vintage Crates and A Special Feature

The lovely Leigha over at Elle Oh is a regular contributor for the fabulously green blog, EcoSalon, and she has hand picked me to share one of my most favorite green home products!! I was absolutely thrilled to participate.

If you have thoroughly perused my blog you may have noticed my "Antiques are Green" button, so it was only natural that I would chose an antique as my green item. At first it was hard deciding which specific antique. How do you chose just one?!

Then it occurred to me....VINTAGE CRATES!! duh. They are only all over my house!! I happen to love them. A LOT. They have so many different uses and each one I find is completely unique.

Here is how I have used them in my own home:

End table for the family room. Total cost $40. My husband and I purchased these crates at an antique store in Saugatuck Michigan while on our honeymoon over four years ago. At first, I thought they would just be temporary "newly wed" type end tables, but they have really grown on me. They are chalk full of character and meaning, and completely abide by the "Live with What You Love" mantra.

That's my little Vanna White showing you all how it opens. This crate in particular hides our DVD collection.

This crate holds all of my baking supplies in the pantry.

Here is how other fabulous bloggers have used their vintage crates:

Completely cool and functional bookshelves from Houzz

Pickled Goods Storage from Poetic Home

Bookshelves from bedzine

Options galore!

Want some? Need Some?

You can find some here: Hindsvik Etsy Shoppe or peruse your local antique shop and you are bound to run into a few.

If you already have some, how do you use them?

Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fun Room For A Little Boy

Remember the little peek...

Here are the project details:

Client: Pablo Garcia
Energetic toddler, train and car lover, race track owner (ok, not really, but someday)

Budget: About $600

We started from scratch with about $600 to spend. We re-purposed furniture, bought from garage sales, and got every little discount we could :)

The goal was to create a room that Pablo can grow into.

The bed is a twin size instead of a toddler size. When you buy a toddler size bed you will be buying another bed and mattress in no time, so why not just skip that step and go right to the twin or full size. In the end you save some dough.

I also try to stick with items that do not have "kids only" written all over them.

Notice the furniture, lamps, and shelves are all things that Pablo can grow with. The lamps and tables are clean and modern and will work for a teenagers room as well. The other absolute MUST was tons of storage. What better place than under the bed? We made sure to find a bed with drawers for all his little trains, cars, and blocks.

When designing for a kid on a budget, I also try to keep in mind that he may love cars and trains today, but tomorrow he could decide he loves planes even more, so all of the themed items are easily replaceable.

Can you believe this entire room cost under $700?? I don't know about you, but I could spend $700 on a bed and mattress alone.

The budget had to include organizing the closet as well.

There is one more little wall that I still need to share with you, but it still needs some zhush-ing.

We made the budget stretch and we had fun while were at it! Sometimes small budgets are even more fun that big ones. Think of all the garage sale hunting and the projects you can do with your kids.

Next is Pablo's sisters room!! Think purple!

Hope you're having a great Monday!