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.
Great art and coffee table books have always been a part of my wishlist. I wanted to share a few with you that are sure to be on mine this holiday season. All found on Amazon but don’t forget about Overstock–they have a great selection too.
1. Classic Africa 2. Clarence House 3. Designing the Hamptons 4. Hamptons Gardens 5. Penguin by Design 6. Peter Pennoyer Architects 7. Mark Rothko 8. Sally Mann Immediate Family 9. Slim Aarons Once Upon A Time 10. The Great American House Gil Schafer 11. Cy Twombley: A Monograph
I have a running wish list that scrolls along the right side of your screen on the reg in the form of a “wist list” but I thought I’d issue a special list for my 31st birthday, yeah 31–seems about as exciting as 28. Hopefully my loved ones, hi lovies! will elevate the occasion and buy me something (everything) from this list.
So these have been blowin’ up for ages but lets just get the whole collection in one swoop,
And as a companion this version of the classic, love this
A custom frame job for my beautiful butterfly print
a striped maxi skirt with elastic for my expanding waistline
or this (dreaming),
Fields France 2, Sara McCulloch via Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Definitely time for a new bag and I’ve loved these for a while
here’s a hint-check Ebay for these
I’m gathering ideas for gifts for my family and friends, December 25th always seems to sneak up on me…I vow to stop the trend.
For my Husband,
Books-I always select some for Dan. He says I have a knack for it and I usually make great picks. I have already made my picks for this yearÂ and I can’t reveal them because he’ll read it (which is nice that he reads the blog, thanks sweets).Â Here areÂ some he’s received in previous years,
For my little DC,
Livie and Lucca, Ruche Brown mary jane
Melissa & Doug lacing beads
Fisher Price record player
cutting fruit, Melissa & Doug
For my Mom,
For my Dad,
my Dad is getting a Dremel Multi-Max, so we’ll give him some extra attachments to go with it. I was pretty excited when I read about the grout tool, I watched Norm scrape out old grout on This Old House with aÂ rotary tool.Â When you renovate old houses–this is an exciting prospect.
For my Sister,
For my Brother,
this is a tough one but last year I bought him a book that he seemed to enjoy about the Dallas Cowboys so continuing on that path…
or maybe we’ll go with a flannel shirt,
AgrariaÂ candles and difusersÂ smell divine but are a little expensiveÂ but not to worryÂ great deals can be foundÂ on Ebay
Rain kitchenÂ towel from Patapri
another little something for me,
I will turn 30 on July 16th. To celebrate this momentous occassion, I thinkÂ this pairing would make the perfect gift.
A little of this….
Outfit via Lauren Moffatt, vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible
I think I am in love with this…
What the hell is it? Well they are Glow bowls of course. Put airplants or tea lights in them, either way it’s magic. I just found them on Sunset magazine’s website along with a bunch of other fabulous stuff.
It’s a last minute addition Santa, sorry I know you’ll understand.