El Ramla Hamra, Wool Moroccan Blanket
I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid.
A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of fuchsia plastic the Dream Castle. But I can’t complain because I wanted a Barbie dream house so badly as a child, Kristin you know what I’m talking about here.
After sitting in the my parent’s garage for almost 20 years, whaaatttt! It actually emerged from the depths in great shape. I guess I’d call it a Southern Colonial.
The tan and brown aren’t exactly happening and it I thought it would be a pretty quick and easy task to give it a paint job. After some consideration I decided that I would paint it the original exterior color scheme for the Indiana project.
Ben Moore’s Iron Mountain and a light blue accent like Wythe Blue,
Now finding a dollhouse family that is the right size and not creepy looking was a whole other challenge. I opted for this one but I think they will be a little on the big side but I don’t think DC will mind.
Whether you like or not the holiday season is approaching. Usually sometime after Halloween I began to accept it and get my mind in gear.
In case you haven’t noticed a lot of bloggers have “Wist” Lists scrolling or stationary on the sidebars of their blogs, TEOT included.
I use the Wist List far more than Betsy does and I didn’t think she would mind so I made TEOT’s Wist List in to my own personal Christmas list. Ha!
So Dan, Mom, Grandma, whoever the lucky party is that draws my name, admirers, friends my gift wishes are moving along on the right of your screen. If some of you are just curious about what I’m wishing for have a look. To get a closer view at some of the items simply click on the image and follow the link to site.
It takes a village to raise a little home decor blog…
I arrived at my real job this morning, first checking real job email then TEOT mail.Â I found that my TEOT mailbox had been slightly blown up with loads of suggestions from three different readers.
One reader suggested Etsy seller, Bohtieque, as a great source for anÂ affordable gift.Â if you have a big family orÂ a lot of friends to buy for, you might consider Bohtieque’s huge selection of custom mailing labels. Wouldn’t this be aÂ great giftÂ for your child’s teacher?
Bregan from The Lead Chandelier emailed us andÂ directed our attention toÂ the beautiful and popular JuliaÂ dress by Calypso thatÂ has seriously been discounted. She suggested wearing it forÂ a holiday partyÂ which I think is a good idea but I also think its a great winter getaway dress or perfectÂ for the summer.Â You can find this dress on Ebay too!
And finally a gift wish from Alia of Sweetshorn Vintage, she offers the qualifier that this is considered an indulgent gift wish but it is… drumroll……straight from the set of the Golden Girls, wallpaper inspired by Blance Devereaux’s bedroom.Â It’s calledÂ Martinique and its available at Designer Wall Coverings. I have to say Alia, this is slightly obscure. Does this requestÂ set the tone for the rest of your list?Â Martinique has been spotted in numerous spots in the magazine world.
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Sweetshorn Vintage has some unique gifts right now AND whats even better…TEOT readers get 20% off now through Christmas. Â Shoppers enter “TEOT” at checkout.
Some of my favorites in the shop right now,
The arrows some folks are wild about.
I’m a little crazy about loaning my books…ok more than crazy I refuse to do it. Â It’s because I’ve done it before and those books were never returned. Â I was just looking for a really fantastic book called Wolf Whistle and I have since discovered that IÂ used to own this book.
So maybe a Personal Library KitÂ might make me feel a little better about sharing.