Sarah’s Wishlist 2013

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Sarah's wishlist
1- Tom Scheerer Decorates One of my favorite designers, I doubt it will disappoint
2- Turntable I actually have a decent record collection and my vintage Bang & Olufsen kicked the bucket
3- Down Pullover Must have to wear on gym days, people run in this thing in -10
4- Perfume I want to get to know Jo Malone fragrances and I want to smell like pomegranate
5- Pencil skirt I need to try a pencil skirt, all of the ladies on House of Cards with the exception of Robin Wright were wearing them.
6- Mirror I can kick start my master bath looking a little better, baby steps.
7 – Robe The robe I’ve been searching for! Cashmere blend.
8 – DV Booties Great affordable and versatile
9- Iphone case I’ve been rolling the dice long enough, venturing out in to the world case-less
10 – Pajamas Washable silk and I’m a sucker for swiss dot

Betsy’s Wishlist 2013

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Betsy Wishlist
Freaking Dress I need a party for this. Too bad my only parties this season are gonna be for the Oncology Ward
Santa Barbara Vino Train I love a quick adventure on rails, adding wine to the destination is that much sweeter. I’ll take the Dome Car please.
SkillShare Gift Certificate There are so many courses available. I’d like to jump in on a few, to learn things from styling my bookshelves to the art of mastering my Sony Nex3.
Fat Knit Infinity Scarf This is always a readily accepted gift in my world, the softer the better….
Cool iPhone Case from Mara Hoffman
Pretty much anything from this store, but particularly the Toto T. Jeff and I love this band, and I know that Sarah would too, since she listens to 70s soft rock playing through her phone all day long in the office and she kills it at the 1990s Songburst game….remember that one?
California Necklace (to go with my North Carolina charm in quartz)
I love me some state pride and my NC charm is my favorite, but now that I’ve officially adopted California as home, I’ll take the charm to rep it too!
Falconiere Hanging Garden Necklace It’s time to be a big girl and really grow a decent jewelry collection. I’ve never really been that into accessorizing, and when I have it’s been with cheapo costumey pieces from Target. I’ll start with this one please. It looks like an indestructible piece to begin with.
9 West Elm Agate Box The emerald green bug finally bit me with this simple piece. I’d like to see it on top of my clean well organized fantasy nightstand. I bet it would pair really interestingly with the deep sea green blue nightstand.
10 Kelly Wearstler 9 Sunglasses I mean, not that I really feel okay about losing a pair of $550 sunglasses, as that is what I’m destined to do…. but they are badass. Okay, fine some RayBan stocking stuffers will do instead, just the classic aviators in gold and with a dark lens please.






Pass it Down

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.

my dollhouse

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,

iron mountain BM

wythe blue BM


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.

Christmas “Wist”

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.

TEOT Wistlist

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.

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The can’t go wrong, ever popular, Hable Construction linen pillow x 2, espresso beads on wheat.

Thanks Santa, I knew I could count on you!

hable construction beads pillow

It Takes a Village

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.  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 an affordable gift.  if you have a big family or a lot of friends to buy for, you might consider Bohtieque’s huge selection of custom mailing labels. Wouldn’t this be a great gift for your child’s teacher?

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Bregan from The Lead Chandelier emailed us and directed our attention to the beautiful and popular Julia dress by Calypso that has seriously been discounted. She suggested wearing it for a holiday party which I think is a good idea but I also think its a great winter getaway dress or perfect for the summer. You can find this dress on Ebay too!

julia dress calypso


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.  It’s called Martinique and its available at Designer Wall Coverings. I have to say Alia, this is slightly obscure. Does this request set the tone for the rest of your list?  Martinique has been spotted in numerous spots in the magazine world.

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Beverly Hills wallpaper martinique kitchen

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Thank you for being a friend


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I’ve been eyeballing these for quite some time.  These personalized notes at Story by Mia would be a very sweet gift.

storybymia personalized cards

Discount at Sweetshorn Vintage

Guess who rules!

Sweetshorn Vintage has some unique gifts right now AND whats even better…TEOT readers get 20% off now through Christmas.  Shoppers enter “TEOT” at checkout.

Some of my favorites in the shop right now,

sweetshorn arrows

The arrows some folks are wild about.

sweetshorn lamp

sweetshorn bowling pins

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The wishing continues with these T-handled apothecary jars, need these for the master bath

apothecary jars CS Post

jars at CS Post

So I can get this going on…

bath shelf Stephen Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

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I’m a little crazy about loaning my books…ok more than crazy I refuse to do it.  It’s because I’ve done it before and those books were never returned.  I was just looking for a really fantastic book called Wolf Whistle and I have since discovered that I used to own this book.

So maybe a Personal Library Kit  might make me feel a little better about sharing.


@ Knock Knock

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Whole lotta love for molly m designs, I’d like to put all of her creations on my wish list but had to narrow it down to this pair of earrings.

Ellipses 2, 1.25″ diameter

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Almost everything Gentle Souls makes is perfection in my opinion, especially their divine flats.

gentle souls gabby

“Gabby”, available at various spots around the web, if you need them fast order them at Zappos.