Thursday, August 26, 2010

Milk Paint

My mom and I love furnishing our homes.  Nearly every time I pay her a visit, we stop by an old antique shop in the quaint little town of Shelly.  Here, Bramble Furniture sells their amazing pieces for a fraction of their retail price.  My mom has some of their furniture in her home and I just wish so badly that I could afford it myself.  Really, it's the finish that I love.  Here's an example...


Gorgeous, isn't it?  I'd really like to add another piece of molding to a shelf that I have in my family room and create this look.


I love it.  I must add though, you have to be really careful when decorating with pieces like this.  They ooze with character, and you wouldn't want to overdo it.  Keep the rest of your decorating around it simple so that your piece can "sing".
When I found Design*Sponge's tutorial for her
milk painting technique, my heart nearly jumped right out of my chest.  I truly thought that this finish was made for the pros only, something that I could only purchase.  However, Barb has written up a beautiful step-by-step guide to aging your furniture with milk paint.  It's definitely going up high on my eternally lengthy list of things to do.

What do you think of this finish?  Do you think it's fabulous?  Like it belongs at the dump?  Be true, I would love to hear.


Gypsy’s Crepes

I’m finally home from an unexpected extended vacation.  Well, the vacation was expected, the extension was not.  But it was a wonderful extension. 

My cupboards are bare, I have mountains of laundry to climb, but I had to share one of my loves from the trip.   Part of the little jaunt was to the Peach Festival in Palisade, Colorado.  I am originally from Colorado, so heading home is a breath of fresh air for my overly cooked Las Vegas self.   While we were at the festival I stumbled upon this super yummy crepe trailer. 

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Not only were their all natural, organic crepes delish, their cute little 1963 travel trailer was to die for. 

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Isn’t it fun?  What is your favorite festival food?  Have you found a fun food truck or trailer?  I would love to hear!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Timeless Paper

With the Bridal Show this weekend, I’ve got weddings on the brain.  Not just any wedding.  Amazing, creative, imaginative weddings.  Not your everyday type of stuff.  I found this yummy Etsy shop called Timeless Paper that creates these delicate paper elements that really add that special touch to any wedding.  They are gorgeous!


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I’m curious, what would you do to make your event something unforgettable?



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Super Sweet Halloween

I'm totally digging Pottery Barn's "sweet" costumes for Halloween this year.  I think Hallie just might need to be my little cupcake.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ochre Love

I have a tendency to spend quite a bit of time on sites that I have no business looking at. is no exception.  Every girl needs a little self-indulgence though, right?  When I saw that Anthropologie was featuring ochre accents, my heart leaped for joy.  I've been pretty obsessive about the color lately, pouring over sites trying to find ochre pillows for my couches, a lamp for my console, and wallpaper for my eventual closet-turned-office space.  I may have to save my pennies for this fabulous wallpaper.

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Little Brown Pen

I have been rather obsessed with Etsy for the last month or so.  Ever since I opened my WhipperBerry Etsy Shop I can’t help myself from becoming enamored with all of these amazingly talented people.  I have vowed to never buy any type of gift at a store EVER! 

I stumbled upon this tasty little shop yesterday called the Little Brown PenJe suis amoureux {I’m in love!}  Ah, to live in France and be able to take weekend trips to Paris just to take pictures!!  Looking at these photo sets took me right back to that magical city.  What I love more than anything is how she groups them by color.  Genius!

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Market Can’t you just see this photo set in your kitchen. Ok, I know my kitchen would love this!!  I LOVE open air markets, it’s another obsession I have in life.  But, more on that later!


Brooch Love

Call me silly, but when I’ve heard the term brooch in the past, it conjures up visions of my Grandmother and her mink stole.  Not exactly the look I am going for.  When I found The Brooch Boutique on Etsy I fell in love, and my visions of Grammy were quickly erased.  

This shop is run by a cute young Mom named Mette, who lives in Denmark with her husband and cute son.  She has a degree in Italian language/literature and ancient Greek studies.  Don’t you wish you could be her?  Educated, creative, can’t you just picture her sitting around reading classic Italian literature crafting beautiful flower brooches and sipping peppermint tea?   Ah, the life.

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Needless to say, I fell in love and had to have one.


This is my tasty little morsel.  Isn’t it divine?  It has the power to raise any outfit to Grace Kelly level just by adding it to the ensemble.  Drool, drool.  You too can have a beautiful brooch from Mette.  Visit her shop, The Brooch Boutique, you too will fall in love!

Oh, and don’t think I forgot!  Congrats to Emily N. you are the winner of this weeks Divine Twine giveaway!  Congrats!!


Note Trunk

My Etsy find this week is Note Trunk, an old fashioned stamp shop.  These custom stamps would make such an amazing wedding or house warming gift.  Just wrap it with twine and some beautiful stationary, and you've got an incredible gift no one will forget.

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Vintage Wedding Silver

Today I have an amazing little tidbit for you guys.  I found these fun gifts at Half Baked,The Cake Blog the other day.  We all know that I am in love with Etsy and all of the amazing artisans there and when I saw these on Half Baked, I knew I had to share the love as well.

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These would be such fun Bridal Shower gifts or even decoration on top of the gift box.  Either way it would be a fun and quirky gift!  And, you know me, I’m all about quirky.  Visit the Beach House Living shop on Etsy and see all of their fun items.


This One Takes the Cake

Before WhipperBerry, I was a cake artist.  I still am, though less now than I used to be.  I've accumulated a great collection of cakes in the past couple of years, and I thought I would share some of them with you today. 

They make me happy.

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